The greenery extends from high inland mountains right down to a coast that is liberally endowed with dramatic capes and curves of sandy beach.
Find your own way to romantic hilltop castles and medieval monasteries nestling in verdant valleys.
What you'll run across on the way will probably be just as enchanting.
West of Ribadeo in Galicia, the 1.5km-long Praia As Catedrais is named after awesome rock arches.
Head down to Praia do Picón at the foot of the Acantilados de Loiba cliffs.
Once there, Camping Islas Cíes (00 34 986438358; campingislascies.com) has pitches from €6.30pp.
Happy valleys In north-east Extremadura, between Madrid and the Portuguese border, a series of verdant valleys, dotted with streams and medieval villages, runs down from the Sierra de Gredos .
A 45-minute ferry trip leaves from Vigo between June and September.
Camping is the only option on the islands and you'll need a permit from the ferry building in Vigo first (00 34 986 225 272; mardeons.com; €16).
Away from the big cities and the holiday costas, Spain rarely fails to surprise and please the eyes, be it with the huddled stone houses and red-tile roofs of ancient villages, a set of rolling wooded hills rising from the plains, or a line of cliffs washed by strong Atlantic surf.
Nowhere in Spain is untouristed, but it's never hard to get well off the beaten track and make surprising discoveries – especially in the less-travelled north, west and centre of the country.
The Parque Natural Arribes del Duero (00 34 ; patrimonionatural.org), west of Salamanca, has the World-Heritage-listed prehistoric rock carvings of Siega Verde.