Tours with large crowds, crowded airplanes to distant destinations or endless queues to visit the most touristy sights are gradually no longer available on our next vacation. The global pandemic triggered by the Covid-19 is making us vacation in quieter and more isolated places, a different summer.
Road trips are a good option, all you need is simple luggage, a car, a van or caravan, a map, good music and, if you want, the best company.
Here we leave you some recommendations in the form of a film so that you can be inspired by the sofa in your house and be accompanied by great characters to explore the peninsula. Plan your road trip this summer! Spain is a great place to discover remote corners on endless streets.
Life is easy with your eyes closed (2013)
In this film, David Trueba tells the story of an English teacher, a Beatles admirer, who uses the quartet’s songs to teach his students the language.
When he learns that John Lennon is making a film in Almería, he decides to take a trip in his green SEAT 850. On the way, he picks up two young people who have fled their homes for various reasons. Bittersweet humor to discover the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park or the natural landscape of the Tabernas Desert.
Directed by David Trueba.
Actors: Javier Cámara, Natalia de Molina, Francesc Colomer.
A delirious story through a wild road trip that became a success with great national protagonists in the late 90s. The film begins with a group of friends at a crazy bachelor party that continues with a lost engagement ring and the craziest itinerary in the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia.
Directed by Juanjo Bajo Ulloa.
Actors: Karra Elejalde, Fernando Guillén Cuervo, Alberto San Juan, Maria de Medeiros, Manuel Manquiña.
The best summer of my life (2018)
A kitchen robot salesman portrayed by Leo Harlem promises your child an unforgettable vacation when he brings out all the highlights at school. The boy scores well and both go on a road trip to adapt the vacation to the family budget. A delicate and funny film that takes you to different places in Madrid and Toledo.
Directed by Dani of the Order.
Starring: Leo Harlem.
Side streets (1997)
A father and his teenage son go from apartment to tourist apartment along the desolate Catalan coast in the low season. A drama that proves that not all road trips are endearing comedies. His only property is his Citroen Shark car. Your life will change if you choose to move away from the coast to drive inland on back roads. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ignacio Martínez de Pisón
Directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro.
Actors: Antonio Resines, Fernando Ramallo, Maribel Berdú and Jesús Bonilla