Category: Spain

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

A Luxury Travel Blog was this year proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Seven Star Global Luxury Awards held at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Marbella, Spain. The event was a great success with an excellent turn-out that included both royalty and tourism ministers, not to mention a little flamenco, Spanish music [...]

Top 10 luxury hotels in Barcelona

Top 10 luxury hotels in Barcelona

Spectacular architecture, world-class cuisine and dazzling beaches make Barcelona one of Spain’s most vibrant and exciting cities. From Gaudí’s striking Sagrada Família to the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter and the exclusive boutiques of Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona is a city bursting with places to explore. Hotel W Barcelona A striking addition to Barcelona’s [...]

Win an unforgettable holiday in the best climate in the world

Win an unforgettable holiday in the best climate in the world

Summer is upon us and, throughout the month of July, Canary Islands Tourism has a treat in store for you! They are creating awareness about the many amazing sights, views and things to do in the Canaries, not to mention its superb year-round climate, and they are giving away holidays in the process! The islands [...]

Top 5 Autumn harvests

Top 5 Autumn harvests

The softening of the sun and changing of the leaves marks the beginning of the perfect season to get away and experience local traditions. With many cities throughout Europe taking the time to celebrate their harvest, travelers are given a unique opportunity to interact with locals from the entire region. Our list of the top [...]

The top 3˝ wineries of La Axarquia, Andalucia

The top 3˝ wineries of La Axarquia, Andalucia

Though you may not have even heard of the little region of La Axarquia in the eastern most corner of Malaga Province, this mountainous coastal territory was the renowned global centre of sweet wine production only 150 years ago and production began at least 3000 years ago with the Phoenicians. Since the “phylloxera”ť aphid scourge [...]

Escape to Estepona: legacy luxury on the Costa del Sol

Escape to Estepona: legacy luxury on the Costa del Sol

Ah… wonderful Spain.  My affinity with this country runs deep, with part of my soul residing in beloved Madrilenian haunts, the wilds of the rich Andalusian hills and the chatter of evenings with olives. With the eyes of the world on Spain’s economic crisis, the strength (and importance) in its own identity continues to resound.  Even [...]

Top 10 cycle rides in Europe

Top 10 cycle rides in Europe

I thought I’d take a few minutes to share some of my favorite rides that I’ve experienced recently. And although I may be revealing some secrets by rating these as my top 10, nothing quite compares to actually riding these routes and experiencing them yourself. So while I may be divulging the ‘where’ and some [...]

Shop and stop in style in Palma de Mallorca

Shop and stop in style in Palma de Mallorca

Island capital Palma de Mallorca is renowned for its luxurious shops, with top international brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Cartier, Loewe, Carolina Herrera, and Pinko all having stores here. Mulberry and Michal Negrin also recently opened their first boutiques in Spain in this elegant waterfront capital. Shop… The best shopping streets are the [...]

5 reasons not to miss Ibiza’s Summer party season

5 reasons not to miss Ibiza’s Summer party season

There are few places in the world that epitomize sea, sex and sun (or is that ‘sin’) better than the stunning Balearic island of Ibiza. The official birthplace of the ‘rave’, it is not surprising that it has the reputation of being the quintessential clubbing island of the Mediterranean. Ibiza has the beautiful people, the [...]

Top 5 sensational sunset spots on Ibiza

Top 5 sensational sunset spots on Ibiza

Your Ibiza holiday experience will not be complete without witnessing at least one soul-shaking sunset. You can watch the sunset a thousand times over, and it will have a mesmerizing effect on you every time. It is the greatest free show on earth, and there is a reason why they say no two sunsets are ever the [...]

7 of the best restaurants in Malaga Province, Andalusia

7 of the best restaurants in Malaga Province, Andalusia

The recent announcement of this year’s list of the best restaurants in the world has cemented Spain’s place at the top with more Spanish chefs in the top ten than any other country. Not only did the Roca brothers climb to number one with The Cellar de Can Roca in Girona, but Basque restaurants Mugaritz [...]

Plans for luxury hotel on artificial island off Barcelona, costing 1.5 billion euros

Plans for luxury hotel on artificial island off Barcelona, costing 1.5 billion euros

The US-based consortium Mobilona has applied for planning permission for an artificial island off Barcelona, complete with a 984ft ‘space hotel’ and equipped with the world’s first ‘zero gravity’ spa. Barcelona Island will require an initial investment of 1.5 billion euros and will come complete with a 2,000 room hotel, including a six-storey penthouse with an [...]

Get active in Europe

Get active in Europe

Start your European sporting holiday with a visit to the annual International Extreme Sports Festival. Held in Montpellier, the event is free and sees amateurs compete at wakeboarding, snowboarding and skateboarding. The event takes place in the town centre and draws in quite a crowd. After watching this spectacle head to the French Alps, home [...]

Top 5 high-end nightlife destinations in Ibiza

Top 5 high-end nightlife destinations in Ibiza

With a reputation as one of the world’s foremost party destinations, it’s no wonder that Ibiza boasts some of the most fantastic, talked-about nightclubs around. In fact, some of the island’s most popular clubs have won awards and attract not just international party-goers, but celebrity party-goers as well – not to mention some of the [...]

Top 5 destinations for a luxurious villa getaway

Top 5 destinations for a luxurious villa getaway

If, like us, you judge the perfect place to rest your head by its proximity to sun, sea and sand, then look no further. Here we provide a round-up to our top five destinations for a luxurious villa getaway. These are places that are certain to please even the most demanding of beach aficionados. Sardinia [...]

Recipe of the week: Banana, coffee and whiskey with tonka bean cream

Recipe of the week: Banana, coffee and whiskey with tonka bean cream

Banana, coffee and whiskey with tonka bean aroma is a dessert at the peak of sweetness with an incredible combination of tastes, from the bitter of the coffee to the delicate shades of wood from the whiskey due to the ageing in barrels. The tonka bean that brings together all of the flavours makes this [...]

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