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The perfect winter retreat: Discover Arriate, a hidden gem in Spain’s Serrania de Ronda

A winter’s trip to Arriate guarantees great walks, landscape and food, writes Jon Clarke
Spectacular Path Offers New Unique Gorge Views For Walkers Visiting Spain's Costa Blanca

Spectacular Benidorm area path offers new and unique gorge views for walkers visiting Spain’s...

A new elevated wooden walkway through a gorge is now part of an extended path that's not for the faint-hearted in Alicante Province It's based in Relleu, some 25 minutes inland from Benidorm and Villajoyosa. The town is in the Sierra l'Alguilar which offers outstanding views...
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FOCUS: From almost bust to boom – How Spain’s hotel sector is bouncing back...

Spain’s hotel sector comes back harder, better, faster, stronger post-pandemic, discovers Sorrel Downer.
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Journey back in time: Jon Clarke marvels at the ancient white town of Medina...

STANDING sentinel like a Roman centurion, it rears up out of the Cadiz outback high on a hill. This is Medina Sidonia, the prettiest town in Andalucia you have probably never heard of. Authenticity at its best, the classic white town is little visited being off-the-beaten...
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Full wind ahead on a kitesurfing adventure on Cadiz’ Costa de la Luz

The sport of kitesurfing leaves Jon Clarke in a tangle, after the first morning started with a nasty ‘shock’

Arriving in Sotogrande style, take a trip down the Rio Guadiaro

IT is by far the most exciting way to arrive in Sotogrande. But you are likely to get wet so don’t bring your gladrags. One of the best family adventures on the Costa del Sol, you can rent a kayak and paddle the whole way...
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Five good reasons why Spain is the perfect destination for solo female travelers

What is it that makes Spain the perfect destination for solo female travelers?  Travel expert Karen Rosenblum shares her top five reasons why a woman travelling on her own should make Spain their next destination. Safety Spain is overall one of the safest countries for solo...
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REVIEW: We track down the true home of the Andalucian vernacular, where vegetables are...

Jon Clarke tracks down the hidden gem of Meson Sabor Andaluz in the heart of inland Cadiz an hour inland from the Costa Del Sol
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Why Valencia should be on every traveller’s bucket list when visiting Spain

Architectural masterpieces, history aplenty and even the Holy Grail. Shannon Chaffers takes a poke around Valencia
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These are officially the 10 best tortillas served in Spain

With onions or without? Runny or well done? These are the questions that continue to divide Spanish society when it comes to Spain's unofficial national dish - tortilla.  But however you like your tortilla, a recent competition has determined which are the ten best tortillas...
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English Ski School: Meet the British couple who swapped the London rat race for...

THEY could have become a successful London power couple when they met in 2008, but both preferred to swap the rat race for the outdoor life in Spain. Georgina Simon and Nathan Merchant were both looking for a total career change when they met on...
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ANALYSIS: What’s so special about the microclimate in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca?

IF you’ve ever browsed Javea’s official tourism website you might have come across an interesting fact.  “The climate in Javea is considered the second-best microclimate in the world,” it reads. But is it actually true? Many websites promoting houses or holidays in Javea parrot the claim, some...
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LATEST: What you need to know about the new Covid rules for travelling to...

AT long last, Spain has lifted restrictions on unvaccinated travellers from outside the EU visiting Spain for tourism purposes. The long awaited easing of travel rules comes ahead of the busy summer holiday season and means those British and American travellers can visit Spain even...
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Meet the two friends behind the first gluten-free bakery in Ronda

THE idea had been slowly warming up for years. But when it came, it was a masterstroke for Ronda: the first gluten-free baker! Piquito Bakery, set up by friends Javier Criado and Juan Antonio Rosado, is the perfect place to buy bread, pastries and biscuits for...
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MOUNTAIN ESCAPE: As the Sierra de las Nieves becomes a National Park, we pick...

From bandit hideouts to Roman wine cellars, there is so much to see and so many great walks close to Ronda, writes Jon Clarke
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What to see, drink and eat at the Mercado de Triana in Spain’s Sevilla

IT may appear small from its unassuming entrance to the right of the end of Isabel II bridge, but the Mercado de Triana is packed with gastronomic and cultural offerings.  From fresh fruit to jamon, oysters, tapas, flamenco and more, below are the best places...
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Sevilla: What to see in Santa Cruz

SANTA Cruz is the most visited neighbourhood by the millions of tourists who flock to Sevilla each year.  And it’s no surprise, given it houses the city’s most important and visited sites, including the iconic Real Alcazar. The old Jewish Quarter of Sevilla, the barrio...
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Why these pueblos in Spain should be on your travel bucket list this summer

EVERY cloud has a silver lining and for some villages you may never have heard of in Spain, the COVID-19 crisis has been an opportunity to shine and show off their uncrowded, idyllic spaces. Traditional tourist hotspots like Marbs and Palma de Mallorca have been...
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New gallery puts Caceres on the map as a destination for modern art lovers...

If there was one reason alone to go to Caceres, it is to dine at the fabled restaurant Atrio, but a new modern art museum raises the stakes of a long-overlooked gem of a destination, writes Fiona Govan.
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Ronda: Why this hilltop town in Andalucia is the best inland destination in Spain

Jon Clarke waxes lyrical about his hometown of Ronda, where the sense of history is only matched by its soaring mountain scenery and (almost) its food
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PICS: Why the UN named tiny Valencian town one of 44 top tourism destinations...

SHOULD you really trust the beer-soaked recommendations of your neighbour's sister's man-friend about where to visit in Spain? The answer is simple: No. But when the UN names an obscure town in the coldest corner of Valencia as one of the top 44 tourism villages...
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WHERE TO EAT: Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca is home to excellent cuisine

THEIR ladders were carefully pinned to the vertical cliff walls of the Marina Alta area or hung down using ropes. An ancient, thousand-year-old fishing method, the locals clambered down risking their lives particularly on days when it was too rough to go out on boats. Then...
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Everyone loves Spain’s Marbella: from cavemen and Romans to Grace Kelly and Gemma Collins

MARBELLA has earned the reputation of being a playground for the rich and famous for over half a century. Photos of the glamorous beach destination fill glossy travel magazines around the world and it’s easily the most aspirational place to live and visit in Europe,...
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Gibraltar: A true melting pot where multiculturalism works

Gibraltar can teach us all how multiculturalism can truly work, writes Olive Press publisher Jon Clarke
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Costa de la Luz: See the light

For relief from the hot and busy Costa del Sol summer, switch on to the Costa de la Luz (or Coast of Light). It’s a complete breath of fresh air, writes Laurence Dollimore
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The ultimate bar crawl and guide to tapas in Granada

WHEN in Rome they say you should do as the Roman's do. And in Granada, I was equally happy to follow suit. Here the locals are known for the free tapas, stunning scenery and vibrant nightlife. I couldn't wait to take a bite out...
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IN PICS: Is this the tackiest hotel in Spain?

There are awards for the best boutique hotel, the most luxurious and the most elegantly designed, but if there was a gong for the...

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