Category: Spain

8 of the best destinations for April and May

8 of the best destinations for April and May

There are some places where Spring is the best time of year to visit. Maybe the landscape is popping with color, maybe it’s the should seasons when few other travelers share the trails and towns. Perhaps the weather is near-ideal for being active outdoors. Sometimes it’s all of the above—a perfect triad. Whatever the reason, […]

Los Tarantos Barcelona

The best places to watch Flamenco in Barcelona

Originally born in the South of Spain, the passionate dance style of Flamenco is one of Spain’s most recognised traditions. The oldest record of Flamenco dates all the way back to 1774, and has been heavily influenced by the Romani people, however it is also a style that is uniquely Andalusian. The rest of Spain […]

Top 9 rivers for luxury river cruising in Europe

Top 9 rivers for luxury river cruising in Europe

River cruising is gaining in popularity, but is it for you, and which river do you choose? The average age is slightly higher than ocean cruising, and it is generally more expensive, but it offers more inclusions and there is a suitable itinerary for everyone. It particularly suits those with an interest in history and […]

Top tips for travel in Andalusia’s “Axarquia”

Top tips for travel in Andalusia’s “Axarquia”

Few people outside of the little region of La Axarquia itself know the mountainous, coastal territory in Malaga’s easternmost corner by name. At the far end of the Costa del Sol, La Axarquia is in many ways the antithesis of what the “costa” has come to be associated with, having preserved its natural beauty and […]

Casa Vienes Barcelona

Where to listen to jazz in Barcelona

There is no doubt that Barcelona is one of Europe’s best cosmopolitan cities in terms of providing an endless plethora of evening entertainment, and the city’s live music scene is something it can most definitely boast about. In particular, Jazz music. Jazz music in Spain dates back to the 1920s when the country first became […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

A Jewish heritage tour of Andalusia

A Jewish heritage tour of Andalusia

As a bridge between Europe and Africa, Andalusia has a rich and diverse history, though the cultures and religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have undeniably left the most important and lasting marks. They coexisted in relative harmony, and even supported one another in various ways for centuries; however, following the gradual and brutal Christian […]

Enjoying the luxury of the unknown, with travel and adventure at the core

Enjoying the luxury of the unknown, with travel and adventure at the core

Remember our past articles (here and here) about Competitours, the company that redefines your notion of luxury travel with the focus not on well-known creature comforts but instead on the intriguing idea of the luxury of the unknown? Competitours is a 7 day/10 team travel competition that is best described as ‘The Amazing Race for […]

Top 5 luxury villas in Mallorca

Top 5 luxury villas in Mallorca

After nearly a decade of scouring the Alps for ultra luxurious ski chalets I thought I’d seen it all in terms of architectural ambition and flair. I’ve been wowed by some truly amazing interiors, smitten by furnishing and art works, fascinated by the invention of the designers in terms of finishes and treatments and materials. […]

Plaça de la Barceloneta

Secret squares in Barcelona

Barcelona’s squares are best found when stumbled upon at random. They’re places of beauty, filled with eateries, bars, and people who like to watch the world go by. There are several popular squares in Barcelona, but if you look a little further you can find even more treasures waiting to be discovered. So next time […]

Travel video of the week: Discover Spain's culture

Travel video of the week: Discover Spain’s culture

Spain’s cultural richness is unique, brilliant and diverse. A luxury for the senses! Where to begin? In Spain you’ll find unique monuments, as well as outstanding museums and masterpieces of universal art. You can stroll around cities that will transport you back to past times, and choose from an exciting array of cultural events… 2,000 […]

Top 5 luxury villas in Ibiza

Top 5 luxury villas in Ibiza

Forget hotels, a luxury villa is the way to go. Your own space, your own music, your own catering and to be able come and go as you please. A home away from home and a pretty luxurious one at that. You and your extended family and/or group of friends can have the time of […]

Autumn in Andalusia: a guide to culture and cuisine

Autumn in Andalusia: a guide to culture and cuisine

There are many reasons to travel Andalusia in the autumn months, after the searing summer sun begins to pale, the crowds slowly dissipate, and the hillsides awaken from their summer dormancy for something of a second spring with a burst of colour. Cultural enthusiasts will enjoy better, more intimate access to the innumerable historic sites, […]

7 hidden beaches of South East Spain

7 hidden beaches of South East Spain

Spain, the second most visited country in the world, also boasts one of the world’s largest tourist industries. With over 82 million tourists recorded visiting in 2017, the annual number of visitors has broken all records for the past 5 years running. It has a rich and diverse history and boasts the world’s third largest […]

Barcelona Cava

The best places to drink Cava in Barcelona

Barcelona’s answer to Prosecco, Cava takes its origins in this very region and forms a large part of its rich gastronomy. The name itself comes from the Catalan word for the caves where the drink was first stored during the fermentation process. Following an outbreak of phyllorexa in the mid 1800s, many wine producers turned […]

Recipe of the week: 'Tigre' mussels

Recipe of the week: ‘Tigre’ mussels

Tapas is a very typical way to eat in Spain and well-known throughout the world. It is based on the idea of selecting a combination of different plates and sharing the dishes with your friends, instead of ordering the plates separately and eating from a single plate. Spain is also the largest producer of mussels […]