It’s time for one last hurrah before the big day!
In our humble opinion, Granada makes for a great place to hold a bachelorette party. With thousands of years of history represented by beautiful architecture, as well as a youthful and lively modern culture, you can truly get the best of both worlds here. Here are five ideas for a bachelorette party in Granada that you and the girls will never forget.
1. Dress up and hit the clubs
Bachelorette parties in Spain tend to be quite different than in other countries. Here, costumes are a huge deal, especially for the bride-to-be—who’s often the last to know! The bride’s friends will usually pick out a costume for her, and she won’t know what they’re dressing her up as until the night of. Costumes can be ironic (like a nun), silly (a cheerleader or schoolgirl) and anything in between. Some of the more eccentric groups even decide for every girl to dress up as something related to the theme!
If you want your bachelorette party in Granada to be along the lines of what the locals do, this is the way to go. Enjoy a classy dinner at one of the city’s best restaurants before hitting the clubs. Granada’s nightlife is among the best in Spain thanks to the large number of students and young people who call the city home. Get ready to dance until dawn!
2. Relax with a spa day
Southern Spain’s culture is famously laid back and leisurely. As a result, locals know how to enjoy life and treat themselves without feeling guilty. Another great option for a bachelorette party in Granada would be to spend the day getting pampered at an authentic Andalusian hammam.
From the moment you walk through the door, Hammam Al-Andalus (Calle Santa Ana, 16) will transport you to another world. Inspired by the Arabic bathhouses of ancient times, the jeweled tiles and high, vaulting arches will make you feel as if you’re in Moorish Spain. Take part in the Water Journey, an ancient ritual that consists of moving between cool, warm and hot pools to invigorate your senses. Combine it with a massage using essential oils to truly indulge. It doesn’t get much better than this!
3. Indulge in a wine tasting
Some of the best wine in the country comes from Andalusia. From bone-dry sherries to sweet Malaga tipples to Granada’s own beautiful reds, whites and rosés, there’s no shortage of vino to try here in the city. Locals know how to enjoy their wine, but also understand that there’s no need to compromise price for quality, or vice versa. During your bachelorette party in Granada, why not learn the secrets of enjoying wine like a local?
Many of our favorite wine bars and shops in the city offer regular tasting events. There’s nothing better than learning to appreciate truly good wine as you drink it in an intimate, family-run shop. Many even offer small tapas, such as jamón and cheese, to complete the experience as you drink. It’s one of the most enjoyable ways to spend an evening with friends, and you’ll leave armed with knowledge about Spanish wine.
4. Shop ’til you drop
It’s no secret that Spain boasts one of the most iconic shopping scenes in the world. Here, it’s possible to find top-of-the-line, quality pieces at incredibly fair prices. And of course, shopping is an integral part of any girls’ getaway! Be sure to make some time for a shopping spree during your bachelorette party in Granada.
With everything from state-of-the-art malls to tiny hidden boutiques, Granada has it all when it comes to shopping. Treat yourselves to some of the latest trends, grab a beautiful piece to decorate your home, or pick up an authentic souvenir you’ll treasure forever. There are so many treasures here just waiting to be discovered!
5. Take a tapas tour
If there’s one thing most people know about Granada’s food culture, it’s that tapas tend to come free. In fact, it would be strange to not get a free tapa with your drink at a bar. But what exactly are tapas—and how can you tell an authentic bar from a tourist trap? A tapas crawl is a great addition to your bachelorette party in Granada, but for the most genuine experience, there are a few tips and tricks you need to know.
Make room in your schedule to join us on our Tapas Like a Local Tour! This fun-filled evening experience will show you the secrets of enjoying a delicious night out in Spain’s most iconic city for tapas. You’ll visit four unique bars where you’ll meet the proud families who have been sharing their culinary delights with locals for generations. Every bite comes beautifully paired with local wines, vermouth and more. Get ready for a bachelorette party you’ll never forget!
Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.