• Soccer (football) is the national sport about which the Spanish are wildly passionate!

  • Formula One racing is popular as the fifth race of the F1 season takes place in Catalunya in May.

  • Water sports are enjoyed along the beautiful Mediterranean coast.

  • If itís windsurfing you are after, head for Tarifa on Punta Marroqui in Andalucia, the southernmost tip of Europe where the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet and the winds blow and blow!

  • Walking, hiking, or climbing takes place in the spectacularly beautiful mountainous national parks.

  • Skiing in the mountain resorts of the stunning Sierra Nevada and awe-inspiring Pyrenees is a favourite winter sport.

  • Valencia has four major golf courses, one designed by Seve Ballesteros, and another where Sergio Garcia learnt to play, which says something about how seriously the Spanish take golf.

  • Sailing is popular, Valencia being a favoured place for the Americaís Cup Yacht Race

  • There are Spaniards galore on the international tennis circuit, one Rafael Nadal, King of Clay, claiming the French Open as his own.

  • And now Antoni Contador has won the most gruelling cycling contest, the Tour de France.
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