Although most people think of Spain as a Mediterranean destination, considering its geographic location and the variety of landscapes, the country enjoys at least six different climatic zones:
Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures year round on the Balearic Islands and the south-eastern coasts, especially Costa Blanca, Costa Brava, and Costa del Sol.
Continental climate with cold winters and hot summers in the central plateau (Castile-La Mancha, Castile León, Extremadura, and part of Aragon and Navarre).
Alpine climate characterized by snowy, cold winters and mild summers in the Pyrenees, Cordillera Betica, and Granada’s Sierra Nevada.
Oceanic climate with extensive rainfall in northern Spain, including the Basque Country, Asturias, Cantabria, and partially Galicia.
Semiarid climate with very little rainfall in the south-east of Spain (Murcia and a small part of Andalusia).
The Canary Islands are characterized by a subtropical climate with very small temperature variations between winter and summer, hence the nickname of “eternal spring”.