Tag: "Spain"

Top 5 Foodie Cities in Europe

Top 5 foodie cities in Europe

Are you crazy about cuisine? Passionate about finding the next delicious meal? If you are a devoted foodie, then Europe offers a fantastic smorgasbord of amazing food experiences to enjoy. Here are some of the best cities in Europe for foodies to explore. 1. San Sebastian, Spain This gorgeous Basque city is in love with
Which Spanish destinations suit you best?

Which Spanish destinations suit you best?

Are you done meandering through Madrid? Perhaps you’re bored of Barcelona? While both cities are touted as staples of the Spanish experience – deservedly so, as both offer a wealth of history, architecture and entertainment – they are by no means all Spain has to offer. There are far more cities, islands and towns worth
The 5 most luxurious castle hotels (Paradores) in Spain

The 5 most luxurious castle hotels (Paradores) in Spain

While in English we say “castle-hotel” meaning one of the most luxurious types of dwelling Spanish-speaking countries have the word “Parador” to denote this phenomenon. As you already understand, “paradores” are usually located in historic buildings such as a castle or monastery. “Paradores” serve to maintain the historical spirit of the country as well as
Top tips for luxury east of Malaga: the Andalusian anti-glitz alternative

Top tips for luxury east of Malaga: the Andalusian anti-glitz alternative

With the best climate in Europe and hundreds of miles of Mediterranean coastline, it’s little wonder that the Costa del Sol became such a popular destination for European sun-seekers. Some will lament the nature-spoiling megalopolis of tourist towns that grew together along the coast, though Marbella and Puerto Banus continue to attract the economic elite.
Top 5 most enchanting cities in southern Spain

Top 5 most enchanting cities in southern Spain

“Feeling the moment” isn’t hard to do in Southern Spain. The historical diversity, unique gastronomy and vibrant folklore is unlike any other place/destination. Everywhere you turn there is an aliveness surrounding you- in the cities and the people. But there is also a relaxed lifestyle that unquestionably welcomes the spontaneous and unexpected. Whether you are
Formula 1 Barcelona Grand Prix - May 2011

Formula 1 Barcelona Grand Prix - May 2011

Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton… yes… they are back! Melbourne will be the first Grand Prix of the season which we expect to be one of the most exciting in recent years. The Formula 1 competition will arrive to Barcelona in May, and everything is ready for the big motorsport event. For those
Marbella Heights Hotel: Balinese style and Mediterranean comforts

Marbella Heights Hotel: Balinese style and Mediterranean comforts

Discovering luxury from a stay abroad can mean many things: opulent design, indulgent amenities or the mere pleasure of peaceful tranquillity. Set amongst the rolling hills, olive groves and rugged mountains of Andalucía, The Marbella Heights Hotel uniquely combines all three, creating a divine recipe for all luxury-lovers. With rose-coloured stone and terracotta turrets, this
The grande dame in luxury: Hotel Arts Barcelona

The grande dame in luxury: Hotel Arts Barcelona

Looming over the whole of Barcelona with its cool glass facade and steel beams is the uber modern and ultra luxe five-star property that is Hotel Arts Barcelona. Managed by The Ritz-Carlton Company, Hotel Arts is the grande dame of Barcelona and one that luxury seekers should simply not overlook. Located just steps away from
Barcelona harbour - a cruiser's paradise

Barcelona harbour - a cruiser's paradise

“All roads lead to Rome” and all cruises lead to Barcelona harbour. Three new Cruise lines have decided to tie up their vessels at the Barcelona harbor for 2011; “Liberty of the Seas” Royal Caribbean, “Epic” Norwegian Cruise Line and “Carnival Magic” Carnival. Collectively they will attract 2.5 million passengers per year to the Catalonian
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 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
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: 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

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

Marbella's Hotel Puente Romano to host the Andalucia Tennis Experience

Hotel Puente Romano in Marbella, Spain, is to host the Andalucia Tennis Experience, part of the Women’s Professional Tennis Tour (WTA) from 3rd to 11th April 2010. The clay courts of the Puente Romano Tennis Club will be staging the second edition of the WTA tournament featuring 32 of the world’s top 100 women tennis