Category: Spain

New Year’s Eve in a 18th Century palace in Barcelona

There is a private palace located in the centre of  Barcelona unknown for most of the people; however, it’s a special place available for any kind of events and celebrations, such as New Year’s Eve 2010. The palace is a building of late baroque style with classic influence. It is the only private 18th Century […]

Win with Radisson Blu!

Win with Radisson Blu!

Radisson Blu hotels – a brand we’ve mentioned a few times on A Luxury Travel Blog in the past – is getting into the festive spirit with the Radisson Blue Quiz – a fantastic opportunity to win a weekend away at one of its hotels, choosing from Milan, Madrid, Berlin, Helsinki or Hamburg.  But even if you’re […]

Barcelona: a new gastronomic capital?

Barcelona: a new gastronomic capital?

Barcelona has been covered in new stars by the prestigious Michelin Guide and can now be truly regarded as a gastronomic capital. Four new Barcelona restaurants have earned its first star reflecting their exceptional culinary achievements; Dos Cielos (Sergio & Javier Torres), Moments (Raul Balam Ruscalleda), Caelis (Romain Fornell) and Hisop (Oriol Ivern). Miramar earns […]

Luxury GT driving experience at Barcelona F1 circuit

Luxury GT driving experience at Barcelona F1 circuit

The well-known Barcelona F1 circuit offers the chance to get inside its installations and enable you to feel as a F1 pilot. While visiting its facilities with a private guide, you will discover how a race is organized and controlled, where the mechanics work and access to all confined spaces such as the Briefing room, pre-podium, […]

Luxury yacht race in Barcelona

Luxury yacht race in Barcelona

The city of Barcelona has many attractions that make it one of the best destinations for tourism. However, Barcelona not only means a cosmopolitan city but also means Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean Sea allows you to enjoy many activities, but without doubt, one of the highlights is doing a one-to-one luxury yacht race. This regatta […]

Top 10 European food and wine destinations

Top 10 European food and wine destinations

Another ‘top 10’ from Tripadvisor, and this time it’s Europe’s top 10 food and wine destinations. Again, as with previous Tripadvisor top 10s, Italy fares well, and – perhaps unsurprisingly – France has a dominant presence also.  In fact, there’s only one entry in the top 10 that isn’t from those two countries. Here’s the […]

Puro Oasis Urbano to open its own music studio

From the state-of-the-art digital audio system in the rooms to their first own releases labelled ‘Puro Music’ and ‘Puro Desert Lounge’, Puro Oasis Urbano, Palma’s stylish member of Design Hotels, has always been a synonym for soothing sounds and unforgettable parties. After the enlargement and re-opening in Summer 2010, the hotel is now also the […]

The ultimate guide to Madrid's Michelin-starred restaurants

The ultimate guide to Madrid’s Michelin-starred restaurants

With regular appearances in countless best-restaurant lists across the world, Spanish cuisine is becoming a force to be reckoned with on the international scene. There are hundreds of fantastic restaurants in Madrid, especially if you venture away from the tourists traps lining Gran Vía and the Plaza Mayor (traveller’s tip: never enter a restaurant if […]

Special feature: Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Special feature: Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Greeted with refreshing fruit juice on our arrival at reception at the Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, we made our way to the Club Level 5th floor where we had a family room for the duration of our stay.  This is a relatively new hotel having officially opened in April 2005; it has 284 […]

Special feature: Siam Park, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Special feature: Siam Park, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Siam Park is Tenerife’s latest attraction.  From the same people behind the highly successful Loro Parque on the north of the island, it is a spectacular waterpark that was opened in September 2008 and that can be found on the south of the island, just outside Costa Adeje.  Siam Park has a large artifical beach […]

Special feature: Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Special feature: Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

A stone’s throw from the upmarket shopping precinct of Plaza del Duque, the five star  Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia is well positioned on the south of the island of Tenerife – close to the beach and good quality shops, yet sufficiently far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Playa de las Americas.  This […]

What’s ‘The One Thing’ you need to see, do or taste in your favourite cities?

Charley Boorman (of Long Way Round fame) is bold enough to offer his own recommendations. The actor has teamed up with American Express to suggest ‘The One Thing‘ you should do when you visit Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Edinburgh. Think you know these cities well? His recommendations are surprisingly savvy and inventive. You can watch […]

A waterslide with a 28-metre drop… in just 4 seconds

I’m just back from a fantastic trip to Tenerife where I have been reviewing two hotels.  Write-ups will follow shortly as will a review of Siam Park, an amazing waterpark built in 2008 which our children loved.  One of the highlights at the park is the ‘Tower of Power’.  It’s not for the little ones […]

One of Tenerife’s gems: Puerto de la Cruz

The historic quarter of the district of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife combines a long history with a nautical flavour, as up to the 18th Century it was the port of the town of La Orotava. It is now a lively tourist resort and has been since the 19th Century, when it was one […]

Golf in Tenerife - to be enjoyed all year round

Golf in Tenerife – to be enjoyed all year round

The Tenerife Tourism Corporation has announced that the 9th Tenerife Ladies Open will be taking place at Buenavista Golf from 1st to 4th July 2010. Usually held in the winter months, this year the tournament will be held in the summer showcasing the island’s attributes as a world-class year round golfing destination.  And to be […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Enriching lives through distinctive journeys: Big Five Luxury in the Lake District from Kendal Cottages Untamed wilderness from the Botswana Tourist Board See the exclusive  La Posada Villas with pools