Category: Spain

Calella de Palafrugell views from sea

Secrets of Spain: Calella de Palafrugell – Catalonia’s prettiest resort?

Considered to be Spain’s prettiest resort by some British travel journalists, Calella de Palafrugell is an idyllic, ancient fishing village, with crystalline water that laps up against the sandy shores, where fishing boats lie on the sand, just as they have done for centuries. Whitewashed and pastel coloured buildings watch over the Mediterranean, silhouetted by […]

A taste of Malaga in five historic dishes

A taste of Malaga in five historic dishes

Andalucian cuisine presents a tantalising array of flavours rooted in historical influences introduced by the Phoenicians, Romans, Islamic Moors, Jews and Christians amongst others. All is based on the freshest of local ingredients and here you find the finest fresh seafood, wild game and fowl, and an abundance of exotic spices such as saffron and […]

Arabic Baths in Barcelona

5 unmissable Autumn treats in Barcelona

Each season in Barcelona has its own special pleasures, from wrapping up warm and feeling the crisp sea breeze as you take a walk along Barceloneta in winter, to long lazy summer evenings in the city’s many terrace bars. Autumn has arrived, bringing with it the whisper of several treats that are especially pleasant to […]

Salamanca - a city of many pleasures

Salamanca – a city of many pleasures

Whether your interests are architecture, religion, art, history, music, education, food or sport Salamanca has something for you. I went as an independent visitor travelling from Segovia by bus having already visited Irun, Hondarribia and Toledo, all with ease and comfort either by train or bus. All the towns had some interest for me in […]

Altafulla beach Spain

Secrets of Spain: Altafulla – an elegant, UNESCO Golden Coast jewel

Located on Spain’s Golden Coast – the Costa Dorada, Altafulla has a lovely golden sandy beach, which is embraced by a gorgeous, authentic promenade. What makes Altafulla different to some of the other seaside towns on the Costa Dorada, is its promenade, known as the Botigues de Mar, its Roman villa, Els Munts, which was […]

Top 10 most expensive villas and chalets to rent

Top 10 most expensive villas and chalets to rent

From the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea to the white peaks of the Alps, there’s no such thing as too much luxury when it comes to holiday rentals. The most exclusive properties in the world have one thing in common: their uniqueness, which reveals itself in every detail, in their styles, in the grandness […]

Urso Hotel

The 10 best boutique hotels in Spain

Historical and architectural preservation and city building codes play a big role in the level of creativity needed to design boutique hotels in cities that date back hundreds and thousands of years. Designing a contemporary hotel in old but beautiful buildings can be a challenge not only in design but also delivering a great experience […]

How to plan the perfect destination wedding in Andalucia

How to plan the perfect destination wedding in Andalucia

Thanks to its temperate climate, dramatic sun-swept landscapes and romantic traditions, Andalucia is one of Europe’s top spots for a destination wedding abroad. But with so many things to consider it can be complicated to organize such an important event well in a foreign country or little known location. Below are some of the most […]

5 luxury city breaks to enjoy this Autumn

5 luxury city breaks to enjoy this Autumn

Summer sunshine and beaches may be a distant memory but with Autumn comes plenty of adventure!  The milder temperatures make for an ideal city break where you can discover culture, cuisine, history and architecture.  Luxury travellers should always ask their personal travel agent about the tips and secret tricks to ensure you can discover the […]

Barcelona Boqueria Market

Rambling down La Rambla

La Rambla is the most famous street in Barcelona, and one of the most well known in Europe. It receives thousands of visitors every day, from cruise tourism touching down on dry land at nearby Port Vell, to every other tourist – and resident – who uses this busy street that connects Barcelona’s downtown to […]

Javea El Arenal beach sunrise

Secrets of Spain: Javea the jewel of the Costa Blanca

Regarded by many as the jewel of the Costa Blanca, Jávea is a port town with an exclusive feel, set on a beautiful coastline, yet overlooked by an amazing mountain. Jávea has undeniably embraced tourism, yet in a far more classy way than some other towns on Spain’s famous Costas. Did you know that according […]

5 luxury products not to miss when visiting Spain

5 luxury products not to miss when visiting Spain

One of Spain’s biggest attractions is its culinary culture, whether it is a family meal at home, bar hopping for tapas, or 3 star Micheline dining.  The Spaniards excel at making simple food taste extraordinary, they use quality ingredients and mix tradition with innovation to produce a finished product that in uncomplicated and delicious. There […]

Autumn in Malaga Province, a harvest bounty of Spanish culinary festivals

Autumn in Malaga Province, a harvest bounty of Spanish culinary festivals

Maybe you’d like to visit southernmost Spain for the reliable, sunny weather this Autumn, or perhaps you’re planning for a tour of one of the iconic cultural and historical sites such as the Alhambra in Granada or the Mezquita in Cordoba after the summer crowds have thinned. There’s always a great reason to visit Andalucia […]

5 favorite dishes in Madrid

5 favorite dishes in Madrid

One of my favorite pleasures of Spain is the food. No matter which corner of the country you may find yourself in you can count on one thing, that there is excellent food near by. Whether it’s a small family-run tavern that features homemade cooking to one of the many starred culinary monuments that are […]

7 of the most luxurious views of Barcelona

7 of the most luxurious views of Barcelona

Surrounded by mountains on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the best cities in Europe for its luxurious viewpoints. Picture 360 degree views, clear blue skies and the depths of the Med in the distance. Get ready to climb above the rooftops of Barcelona and explore the […]

Valencia City of Arts and Sciences

Secrets of Spain – vibrant, 5 Michelin starred Valencia

It is hard to imagine a city that contrasts beautiful historical architecture so brilliantly with avant-garde modern architecture, as well as Valencia does. It’s hard not to fall in love with the sweet smell of oranges that emanates from the trees, which line so many of the city centre’s avenues. The weather is often good […]

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