I spent the better part of my day exchanging emails in Spanish with new Spanish penpals. I’m hoping to keep up my language skills over the summer so that when I come back in the fall, I can still keep up.
My new friends are from México, España (Spain), and Argentina. So, of course, after asking them a million questions about their towns and cities, I’ve become in love with the idea of traveling abroad and practicing my Spanish.
We have tons of travel puzzles that you can browse by major city or country. But for today, check out some of these great puzzles from places in Spanish-speaking countries!
Fun fact: the puzzle brand Educa dates back to 1894 and is a leading brand in puzzles and games and they’re located in Barcelona, Spain.
(Psst: las rompecabezas translates to “the jigsaw puzzles.” What a lovely word!)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Educa. 2000 pieces.
Cancun by Dowdle Folk Art. 1000 pieces.
Puerto Vallarta by Dowdle Folk Art. 500 pieces.
Sagrada Familia by Educa. 1000 pieces.
We also have a 3D puzzle of this beautiful Roman Catholic church located in Spain.
3D Puzzle: Sagrada Familia by Daron Worldwide Trading. 194 pieces.
Old City of Granada by Ravensburger. 1000 pieces.
Holy Week in Seville by Pomegranate. 1000 pieces.
Prades, Barcelona by Heye. 1500 pieces.
Remember that you have until 11:59 pm PST tonight to take our survey about books in order to win a free puzzle from our selection of book puzzles featured in our post Love to Read? Love to Puzzle? Win a Free Book Puzzle!
So far we’ve gotten some great answers and we can’t wait to choose a winner and share with you someone’s love (or hatred!) for a classic book.
In the meantime, browse some of our puzzles under $10. If you don’t win, there are still some awesome, beautiful puzzles at great, affordable prices!
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta by Lafayette Puzzle Factory. 1000 pieces.
Dream Circles – Bandala by Lafayette Puzzle Factory. 500 pieces.
Shangri-La Summer (Holographic) by Lafayette Puzzle Factory. 1000 pieces.
Snuggle Time by Master Pieces. 500 pieces.
Crazy Cat, Crazy Quilt by Pomegranate. 100 pieces.
First Kiss by Ravensburger. 170 pieces.
Mermaid Paradise (Holographic) by Lafayette Puzzle Factory. 1000 pieces.
Six Strings by TDC Games. 1000 pieces.
Recently we did a post on the beach and the mountains to prepare you all for summer, but we know some of you have been enjoying the warm days and cool nights almost all year round! You’re the desert people, with misters spraying water at you to keep you cool for your outside errands and pools to dip into as soon as you arrive home. Plus, you can’t beat that beautiful desert scenery! So, we’re letting everyone join in on the beauty of the desert with these puzzles of the unique plants and that desert stunning sky.
Desert Dusk by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.
The Sleeping Gypsy by Peaceful Wooden Puzzles. Piece count varies, starting at 430 pieces.
Grand Canyon by Pomegranate. 1000 pieces.
The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone by Pomegranate. 1000 pieces.
August Evening by SunsOut. 500 pieces.
Desert Storm Vista by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.
Delicate Arch by Dowdle Folk Art. 500 pieces.
Cathedral Rock by Springbok. 1000 pieces.
Southwestern Pots by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.
Fans of the famous cowboy can celebrate John Wayne’s birthday—May 26—with our puzzles that wonderfully capture him as a person that was stubbornly independent, morally dignified, and a believer of fair play.
John Wayne Slim Puzzle by Aquarius. 1000 pieces. 12″ x 36″.
Wayne is one of the most famous film icons and starred in nearly 250 movies! We should’ve known he was going to make a sizable impact on the world—considering he came into the world a sizable baby, weighing 13 pounds!
John Wayne – Movie by Aquarius. 1000 pieces. 20″ x 27″.
One trait Wayne is remembered for is his unique body language, specifically his easy, fluid gait. Wayne’s feet were relatively small in comparison with his large body, but he moved gracefully and his movements became a famous part of his screen persona. Actress Katherine Hepburn said she was impressed by his “light dancer’s steps.”
If you’re looking for a movie that celebrates Wayne, watch (or rewatch!) The Shootist, Wayne’s last film before he died of cancer. Semi-autobiographical, the character he plays is also an aging cowboy fighting cancer. The director, Don Siegel, lets Wayne’s well-known and recognizable walk play out with no cutting or editing in the climax scene, where he traverses the length of a saloon. Montages in the opening credit sequences, too, show a highlight reel of clips from earlier Westerns that Wayne acted in.
John Wayne by White Mountain. 1000 pieces. 20″ x 27″.
Yesterday I visited the beach for the first time this year. For Oregon, the weather was quite good—sunny and savagely windy. I came home with sand in my socks, sea salt sprayed all over my pants, and a belly full of clam chowder and raw oysters. We collected sea shells to make sea shell mason jars and I found my first-ever in-tact sand dollar! All in all, it was a lovely day and it inspired me to share some of our equally lovely seaside puzzles since summer’s just around the corner and beach days are going to be much more common for those of us flanking the coasts!
Seashells by Springbok. 1500 pieces. 29″ x 36″.
Shell Seekers by White Mountain. 550 pieces. 18″ x 24″.
Ocean of Devotion by Lang. 500 pieces. 18″ x 24″.
What a Beach! by White Mountain. 1000 pieces. 24″ x 30″.
Beach Puppies by Cobble Hill. 1000 pieces. 26.625″ x 19.25″.
Key West by Dowdle Folk Art. 500 pieces. 16″ x 20″.
Twilight Moon by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. 16″ x 34″.
Sunset by Educa. 1000 pieces. 68 x 48 cm.
Boats on a Tropical Beach by Lafayette Puzzle Factory. 1500 pieces. 23″ x 33″.