Alcañiz is an attractive rural town in the heart of Aragón. With a population of around 15,000 this is a great place to experience Spain at a leisurely pace and get a real feel for life as it is lived away from the better known tourist destinations.
Music and tradition are important elements to Alcañiz life. Part of the “Ruta del Tambor”, the atmospheric sound of hundreds of drums beating in unison is an unmissable feature of the Semana Santa celebrations throughout the region.
As is often the way with small towns, Alcañiz is quick to welcome newcomers and English teachers being a rare and precious commodity are no exception. This is an ideal place to improve your Spanish and with a lively café and bar scene, the opportunities to mix and make new friends are never far away.
An hour and a half from the Tarragona coast and little more than an hour to the lively city of Zaragoza, you can get your fix of beach and retail therapy but still be back to enjoy tapas in the Plaza Mayor as the sun goes down. Closer to home, the stunning landscape and beautiful villages of the Matarraña and the Maestrazgo beckon.