Spain and the Chiringuito

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While we (people in North and Central America) refer to our favorite beachfront watering holes as beach bars, in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries they are called “chiringuitos”. Wikipedia describes a chiringuito as “a small enterprise, usually a bar, selling mainly drinks and tapas, sometimes meals in a more or less provisional building, often on a beach or loose surface where a more permanent structure may be inviable.” “Selling mainly drinks … in a more or less provisional building” – sounds like the perfect beach bar to me.

Spain is famous for its chiringuitos, located all along its coast and in holiday hotspots such as Ibiza, Mallorca, Formentera, Malaga and Barcelona and the following images highlight some of my favorite images of those chiringuitos. After viewing the images, you may feel the need to hone your Spanish and book a trip across the pond to check these chiringuitos out in person. I hear Ibiza may have a little bit of entertainment options to offer. 🙂

Credit: Jose Ramon

Credit: Jose Ramon


Credit: Francisco Manuel Esteban

Credit: Francisco Manuel Esteban


Credit: Jmiguel Rodriguez

Credit: Jmiguel Rodriguez


Credit: Jose Antonio Martin Quesada

Credit: Jose Antonio Martin Quesada

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Author: Tom W.

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