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Sports in Spain

Whether you want to have information about the popular sports in Spain or want to know what sports can you practice in your vacations, the info here, can help you. It is for sure that most people know that soccer (fútbol in Spain) is the favorite and the sport that draws in the crowds in Spain, but there are also other sport activities that can be practiced in this beautiful country. Definitely, is you are going to visit Spain and you like sports you will enjoy a great time.

If you are visiting Spain, there is one thing that will catch your attention; it is that people are passionate for soccer. On weekends Spanish enjoy of watching the soccer matches in their home, bars, etc. If you can go to the stadium and watch one of these matches you will enjoy of this unique experience, specially   if you watch a one between Madrid and Barcelona clubs. These are one of the best in Europe and why not in the world?. The popularity of this sport is also due to Spanish team is one of the best in the world.

Soccer in Spain

Other Sport activities in Spain

Spain has many places for outdoor adventure. There are places for camping, hiking, places where you can enjoy the beautiful array of flora and fauna. Trekking is also a good choice to do some exercise outdoors. The Pyrenee Mountain and the national park of Grazalema are just some of the many excellent places for trekking. In general, the mountains and prairies of Spain offer beautiful sights. 

If you love fishing you can go to the several rivers in Spain. Among the abundant species of rivers and lakes you will find the brown and rainbow trout, black bass, pike and Danube salmon, so there are great opportunities for making a catch.

There are other activities to do, like golf. Spain is probably one of Europe’s premier golfing destinations. The climate is appropriate to enjoy this sport and there are over 200 golf courses to learn how to play. One of the best destination in the country is Costa del Sol, due to its spectacular location that allows people to enjoy of golf in their 30 courses.

Basketball is another popular sport. Spain has one of the best basketball leagues in Europe. The Spanish team also has won important world competitions such as the 2006 FIBA World Championship. 

Volleyball and motorcycle racing are other sports you could practice. There are also many beach resorts that have excellent facilities for water-skiing, windsurfing and other water sports. In Northern Spain you can practice the whitewater rafting and canoeing.

ski resorts in spainIf you are interested in skiing, there are many ski resorts and ski schools offering ski lessons, rental equipment, food, to make your stay more pleasant. But skiing is not the only activity you can do; ski resorts have different forms of entertainment such as theatre, cinema, bars, etc. And it gives you the option to practice other sports such as sledding, snowboarding, snowmobiling, etc.

There are also marinas that offer many diversion and entertainment for lovers of the sea. Marinas in Spain also offer re-fueling, washing and maintenance of ship's chandlers, stores and restaurants. Boats are moored in any of the buoys or fixed on floating walkways. Harbor shuttles, also known as "water taxis", may be available to transfer people between the coast and boats. Marinas are located in rivers near the sea. 

How you can see sports in Spain are varied. Make sure before you practice any sport you have the minimum physical condition to avoid any health problem or injury. It is important to check what is your BMR index, with tools like , which will allow you to know what your daily caloric needs based on your activity level. You can take pleasure in visiting the awesome attractions in Spain and at the same time doing your favorite sport activity. 


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