Romantic plans in Huesca to enjoy with your partner
Are you thinking of surprising your partner with a romantic getaway? The province of Huesca offers an endless number of places to create a romantic atmosphere, because here magic is in the air and there are activities to suit all tastes. Are you passionate about winter sports? Here you’ll find some of the best ski slopes in Spain. Would you like to go hiking in spectacular surroundings? The natural parks of Huesca are a must see. Would you prefer to lose yourself in a medieval village? Some of the most beautiful ones in Spain can be found in this province. Fancy a delicious meal for a special dinner? If you love good food and drink, the exquisite delicacies of Huesca await you. Read on and take note of all the experiences.
The best spas in Huesca
You’re unlikely to find a more romantic plan than a spa session. And having one in a special setting such as the one in Huesca means the moment will be unforgettable. One of the most renowned is the Panticosa Spa, which has long traditions and is surrounded by an exceptional landscape, in the Pyrenean Tena Valley, at an altitude of over 1,600 metres above sea level. Its medicinal waters come from the Tiberio hot springs, at a temperature of 53ºC.
They have a therapeutic effect due to their high mineral content. The spring was discovered in Roman times and today supplies the entire spa. How about a treatment to revitalise your skin while you watch the snow outside?
At the Barceló Monasterio de Boltaña hotel, you’ll also have an idyllic location for your romantic retreat. Located in the old monastery of Boltaña, on the banks of the Ara river, the surrounding area is stunningly beautiful, with exceptional views of the Pyrenees. The spa is one of its highlights, where you can enjoy a complete wellness session together. It has a spa circuit, a large hydrotherapy pool, bubble massage beds, Turkish and Roman baths, sensory showers with aromatherapy, and all kinds of treatments and massages. Pampering yourself as a couple surrounded by the nature of the Pyrenees will be an unforgettable experience.
Dinner for two in Huesca
If you like good food, you’re in a region full of intense flavours, with a cuisine that’s a feast for the palate. How about an evening in one of the best restaurants in Huesca (internal link)? In the capital there are several establishments that have demonstrated their outstanding gastronomic skills, and that even have Michelin stars. One of the most outstanding is Las Torres, which has careful and elegant decoration, as well as signature cuisine with top-quality products from Huesca. The restaurant Lillas Pastia, located in an impressive modernist building in the city centre, focuses on dishes with truffle as the main ingredient. Another highlight is Tatau Bistro, which offers a different experience, with spectacular gourmet tapas in a designer atmosphere. Surprise your partner with a top-quality dinner.
Speaking of gastronomic experiences, how can we forget the fabulous wine of Somontano, the designation of origin that has vineyards located at the foot of the Pyrenees. Over 4,000 hectares and 32 wineries that create spectacular wines. A tour of the most famous wineries, such as Fábregas, Viñas del Vero or Laus, is highly recommended for all couples who love wine tourism. What’s more, some of these wineries have their own restaurants, with tasting menus designed to be accompanied by a glass of Somontano. A journey for the senses.
The most charming medieval villages of Huesca
There’s no doubt that the capital of Huesca offers many unmissable attractions, starting with its fantastic Gothic cathedral, the Romanesque cloister of San Pedro el Viejo, and the modernist Casino. However, it’s in the villages where you can soak up the most medieval atmosphere.
Getting lost in one of the beautiful villages of Huesca provides the perfect setting for a romantic day out. Alto Aragón is a land full of traditions, which are preserved in many of its towns and villages. The town of Aínsa, in Sobrarbe, is one of those that has best preserved its old quarter and all its charm. Declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1965, discovering it by strolling through its cobbled streets is a real pleasure. Don’t miss its large Plaza Mayor, which has its original buildings and a trapezoidal shaped floor. The castle-fortress and its imposing keep is another of its greatest treasures. Top it all off by trying the traditional cuisine of the Aragonese mountains, such as at the wonderful restaurant Callizo Aínsa or at Bodegón de Mallacán.
Alquézar is one of the villages that best shows its medieval past. Walking through the old quarter, you’ll see the castle and the collegiate church of Santa María, both of which are fine examples of Romanesque architecture. The allure of this town is enhanced by the scenery of the Vero river, so be sure to visit it via the famous Vero Walkways, one of the most popular things to do in the town.
Graus still has part of its wall, framed between stone houses and bridges. Its most outstanding place is the Plaza Mayor, where several styles come together, such as the Mudejar arches of the Town Hall. Roda de Isábena is located on a promontory, a small enclave in the heart of the Pyrenees that boasts a beautiful Romanesque cathedral. Enjoy the sunset together in the landscape of Pueyo de Araguás or travel back in time through the silent streets of Montañana, which has barely three dozen inhabitants.
Immerse yourself in the nature of Huesca
If you’re a couple who love hiking, you’re in one of the best regions to go and do so. There are countless routes on which you can discover Huesca’s natural treasures. The Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, is the jewel in the crown of the Huesca Pyrenees. There are trails for all levels and tastes. From simple itineraries such as the Cola de Caballo, passing between waterfalls, to others at a higher altitude such as the incredible Fajas de Pelay, which offers a truly overwhelming aerial overview of the valley. The biggest challenge is to go through the Añisclo canyon, which reaches the heart of the park, the Fon Blanca. If you’re mountain experts, it’ll be quite an experience.
If you like a thrill and you don’t suffer from vertigo, you have to complete the route of the Montfalcó Walkways, which is one of the most impressive. You cross walls over 80 metres high, suspension bridges, and paths that form deep canyons, while you walk along the tail of the Canelles reservoir. You’ll feel like you’re floating.
The valleys of Benasque, Tena, Pineta, and Hecho offer endless possibilities for hiking enthusiasts. Mountainous landscapes, breathtaking viewpoints, spectacular lakes, and even historical attractions along the way. An entire natural paradise within easy reach.
Skiing together in Huesca
What can we say about the quintessential winter sport in Huesca? Every skiing enthusiast has to visit the slopes of Huesca (internal link) at some point. If you’re a couple that like skiing, doing so together is surely one of your favourite activities. A mid-winter getaway to the region’s excellent ski resorts is a perfect plan, in the snow, in the most romantic setting.
Cerler has been rated several times as the best resort in Spain. It’s the highest in the Aragonese Pyrenees and has a total of 79 kilometres of skiable terrain. You can admire the beauty of its landscape on the so-called “chairlift of love”, an old two-seater ski lift that takes you slowly among its main three-thousanders.
Formigal is also a good choice, in the heart of the Tena Valley, especially if you want to start skiing, as it has several slopes for beginners. It’s never too late to try something new. The best thing to do is to end the day curled up in front of a fireplace, while you watch the snow through the window. Can you think of a more romantic setting?