There’s a saying here in Spain commonly used when you can’t stand someone’s company any longer- we say “find yourself and island and get lost”- which comes to demonstrate that we Spaniards are -generally speaking- incredibly nice loving people!, because “getting lost in an island” is really not such a bad fate to wish upon anyone
Of course the importand thing here is finding the correct island to get lost in- Maybe Menorca in the Balearic islands- with its lovely beaches and caves, its iconic lighthouses and its prehistoric monuments?; or better yet in the same Balearic islands the mostly unkwnown Formentera, with just a handful of choice small boutique hotels- one of the closest things to a Virgin paradise that can still be found in the Mediterranean.
From the sea to the Ocean, and we find the Canary islands, with the volcanic otherworldly beauty of Lanzarote or the incredible luscious natural landscapes of La Gomera, whilst the two “gran dames”, Tenerife and La Palma, provide a haven for a discerning sun and beach tourism that does not renounce to cultural and historical treats.
Scarcely 400km North of Tenerife, Portoguese Madeira entices active adventurous travellers that find its incredible natural landscapes, its superb “levadas”(hiking paths) and its endless offer of sea sports simply irresistible- but also calmer visitors who revel in its delightful gastronomy and wines, its cultural and historical heritage and its wide and outstanding hotelier offer.
But if the goal is “getting lost” we should keep travelling North, to Galicia where, in the mouth of the Ria de Vigo- not quite ready to leave far from the land, as if teasing the Ocean, we’ll find the Cies Island which the Romans called “Insulae Deorum”- or the Islands of God- with one of their beaches selected as the best beach in the world by The Guardian, and a special evironemental protection as Natural sea-land Park- it’s easy to see why.
Pernoctation in the Cies Islands is only possible at the official “green” camping- but those travelles who wish to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and simply find oneselves in communion with nature couldn’t possible find themselves a better Island!.