Some great cities to party in are Madrid, Seville and Barcelona. But when it comes to beach and party Barcelona stands above the rest because it is the only one of the 3 aforementioned cities with beaches. Seville I found, while being a good party city, the parties are too spread out and therefore fewer possibilities in the one district, and a cab ride or a walk is necessary to go to another district.
It is important to note this because Spanish are great bar hoppers. Taking this fact into account I found the smaller cities like Alicante, Cadiz, San Sebastian, Santander, and Gijon awesome. They all have about 200-000- 300,000 inhabitants, but have all their bars in the smaller old town area. San Sebastian for example is said to have 100 bars in the small town, and from this city and Santander I derive my best experiences from bar hopping in Spain.
Other factors to draw you to these towns is that they are all beach towns, they have great parties, and are all amazingly stunning cities to visit.
|the Moorish architecture of Cadiz overlooking a bay in the Atlantic Ocean|
One of the last great memories of partying in Spain was in the old town of Gijon called Cimadavella. The local speciality is non bubbly cider and the bottles are 2 euros each for a 750ml bottle. They walk into the bar, buy a crate of cider and return to the square to share it with their friends. The square was an amazing place to meet people and have a lot of fun.
The best thing I can say is that wherever you are in Spain you should find a party, and have a great time and a great memory of Spain and it’s people.