Category: Spain

The Andalusian festival season is in full swing for Spring

The Andalusian festival season is in full swing for Spring

Andalusia is a region known as much for its colourful and culturally rich festivals as it is for the seemingly endless supply of warm sunshine over its Mediterranean coastlines and seas of shimmering olive groves. Happily, these festivals and fiestas run right throughout the year so there’s bound to be something interesting happening no matter […]

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The best way to see Barcelona… by boat!

As the weather warms up, and summer is well on its way, there’s no better way to explore the city, soak up the rays and relax, than by riding the waves of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Forget traipsing around the city as the weather hits the 30 degree mark; it becomes nothing but an unpleasant […]

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Beautiful Begur: Spain’s secret jewels

Beautiful Begur is where you will find some of the best beaches and coves that the Costa Brava has to offer. Imagine crystalline waters, embraced by verdant green pines, that dig their roots into the cliff face. Their aroma is seductive, as you explore the spectacular surroundings of this chichi Catalan town. Cast your eyes […]

5 of the world's most romantic private islands available for hire

5 of the world’s most romantic private islands available for hire

Existing in isolation from the rest of the world, private islands are, by their very nature, romantic. Think white beaches, glittering turquoise seas, and total seclusion from the rest of the world. But there are some getaways which, through superior service or their truly exceptional location, offer the ultimate romantic break for two. So pour […]

The best culinary tour agents to satisfy your appetite for Andalusia

The best culinary tour agents to satisfy your appetite for Andalusia

There has been much buzz in the culinary world of late about the emergence of the fine food scene in Andalusia, particularly in Malaga. With eight Michelin stars awarded to restaurants in Malaga province and a total of fifteen across Andalusia, the region is challenging the long standing prominence of the Basque Country and Catalonia. […]

3 hot hotels not to miss in Spain

3 hot hotels not to miss in Spain

For a long time Spain’s hotel industry has offered mid level properties weighted down in tradition, regulation and poor design with many properties offering only the minimum requirements for 5 star hotels. But over the last few years things have been changing for the better. Hotels are incorporating great design with in demand amenities while […]

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Secrets of Spain: spectacular, romantic Ronda

A spectacular city, in a daringly dramatic location, romantic Ronda is a must for anyone who loves beauty, history, culture, romance, delicious food and a taste of Spain’s Andalucian lifestyle. Perched on a plateau above a deep ravine, this captivating place is named Ronda because it is “surrounded” by the mountains of the Serrania de […]

5 exciting things happening in Barcelona in 2016

5 exciting things happening in Barcelona in 2016

Barcelona is a vibrant seaside city rich with culture. Throughout the year festivals and events bring visitors from all around the world. Here are some of the most exciting events to look forward to in 2016! 1. Benicassim Festival Festival Internacional de Benicassim is a four day music festival that takes place between Barcelona and […]

5 luxury musts in Menorca

5 luxury musts in Menorca

Just northeast of Mallorca and the party isle of Ibiza, is an exotic island that offers the best mix of ancient culture, casual beach life and subtle luxury. Menorca, the least known of the Balearic Islands and not yet over run with DJ junkies or masses of budget tours, is an idyllic escape which more […]

Wine Tourism

3 wine tours around Barcelona that you just won’t want to miss

Wine lovers certainly won’t go thirsty during their trip to Barcelona. Blessed with the perfect conditions for wine-making, this fabulous region is worldwide famous for its production of Cava – the go-to for sparkling wines. Enjoy a spectacular day out at some of the region’s top wineries for vineyard tours and tastings in the picturesque, […]

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Seductive Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago is seductive. Once referred to as “an ideal city, which is overflowing with history and timeless as well” in a UNESCO-ICOMOS report, Santiago de Compostela is one of Northern Spain’s jewels. Many consider it to be Northern Spain’s most important tourist destination. Its old quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city […]

3 new Michelin stars herald Malaga's world class cuisine

3 new Michelin stars herald Malaga’s world class cuisine

Many would rightly credit the global prominence of Spanish cuisine to such pioneering restaurants as El Bulli, Arzak and Mugaritz that first made their mark more than a decade ago, and El Celler de Can Roca near Barcelona tops the list today as the world’s best restaurant. While the Spanish Basque country and Catalonia continue as […]

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City breaks: a shopping trip to Barcelona

Barcelona has plenty to see and do all year round, and winter is no exception. The city is filled with a cosmopolitan buzz, and shoppers can enjoy browsing the markets and high streets looking for New Year bargains. You’ll also find plenty of delicious treats can always be found in the bars and restaurants for whenever you need a […]

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Secrets of Spain: gorgeous Girona

Explore chic boutiques, gastrobars and galleries, some of which can be found in delightful Art Nouveau buildings and even in Medieval palaces, in the gorgeous city of Girona. A city of fascinating contrasts, Girona enjoyed wealth during the Medieval period, which means that visitors can see fine Gothic and Romanesque architecture: buildings which still remain […]

5 favourite food markets in Malaga

5 favourite food markets in Malaga

Many a food loving traveller will tell you that one of the best ways to get an authentic feel for a locale is to visit its central food market. It’s always a feast for the senses that, for most, will lead to a feast on the table either at home or right there at the […]

A bright Christmas and New Year in Madrid

A bright Christmas and New Year in Madrid

When I first got to Madrid in 2002 I have to say I was not particularly impressed with what was on offer at Christmas time but Madrid has come a long way since then and this year is no exception. In addition to all the monuments, museums, and activities in Madrid, the city is packed […]

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