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Tickets To Go On Sale For New Low Cost High Speed Trains Between Madrid And Valencia In Spain

Spain by train: Tickets now on sale for new low-cost high speed rail journeys...

TICKETS are now on sale for a new high-speed 'low-cost' rail service between Valencia and Madrid. The Avlo service, starting on February 21, is being run by state operator Renfe, who already have AVE fast trains on the same route. https://twitter.com/Avlorenfe/status/1483133605794795529 Services will depart from Valencia at...
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SECRET CADIZ: Why Valdevaqueros, near Tarifa, is the best show on the Costa de...

Tarifa's Tumbao is the coolest place to hang out on Cadiz' Costa de la Luz, writes Jon Clarke
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REVIEW: Marvellous Marcial still has its rustic charm despite its stars

Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke is delighted to find Asturias’ leading restaurant still has oodles of rustic charm, despite a 20-year gap and two Michelin stars
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Tips for taking dog friendly holidays in Spain

SEMANA Santa is upon us and summer holidays are just round the corner, times when many are planning a getaway to explore the delights of Spain – whether it’s beaches, mountains, culture, or gastronomy.  But what’s on offer for those who don’t want to leave...
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The Sevilla-themed tapas bar you can find in the middle of Dubai

FROM skyscrapers to luxury shopping, glitzy nightlife, and top of the range cars, Dubai does an incredible job celebrating the things it loves. And believe it or not, we can add Sevilla to the list of things that the folk in Dubai have a fondness...
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Boi–Taüll: This mountain resort in Spain has been named best in Europe for apres...

A CATALAN ski resort in the Spanish Pyrenees has been named among the eight most affordable ski resorts in Europe by Lonely Planet. While the travellers’ bible chose Borovets in Bulgaria as the resort with the best party crowd and Vogel in Slovenia as the...
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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 most tackiest then the Hotel Convento in Spain’s Castilla y Leon region would most certainly be in the running. At least...
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TRAVEL SPAIN: Marbella earns second place in top tourism spots in Europe for 2022

MARBELLA on Spain’s Costa del Sol has been voted as the second favourite tourist destination in Europe for 2022. The website “European Best Destinations”, which is dedicated to promoting culture and tourism in Europe,  selected Marbella as the top beach destination and the second-best place...
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IN PICS: First look at Richard Branson’s luxury new hotel planned for converted 15th...

BRITISH entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson flew into Mallorca this week to look around Virgin Limited Edition’s latest tourism project: the restoration of a 15th century finca into a luxury hotel resort. Here we can share the first photos from the Son Bunyola Estate which is...
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YOUR TICKET TO BOATING IN MARBELLA ON SPAIN’S COSTA DEL SOL

SMART YACHTING AND SMART CHARTER MARBELLA ARE SET TO MAKE YOUR BOATING DREAMS COME TRUE THIS SUMMER HAVING opened the doors to their new office in Puerto Banús earlier this year, the Smart Yachting and Smart Charter Marbella team are ready for a busy first...
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EYE ON IBIZA: Olive Press Editor Jon Clarke discovers why despite coronavirus, it’s more...

WE’RE eating €8 sausage sandwiches with thinly-sliced Toro tomatoes, washed down with ice cold Estrella Damm lagers and a couple of fizzy drinks.  With a plate of prawns as a starter and ice-creams for the kids for postre, the bill comes to just €58 and...
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Travel Spain: Valencia breathes new life into dying villages with Camino de Santiago style...

THE Valencian Community has announced its very own 'Camino de Santiago' where travellers win stamps of recognition through 24 villages. But rather than leading towards the bones of St James, Valencia's 'Ruta 99' trail leads travellers towards villages at risk of abandonment. Each of the 24...
San Fermin Running Of The Bulls Enters Its Last Day

THIS fiesta is known worldwide. It’s Pamplona’s biggest event of the year. But do...

Who is San Fermín?Fermín was, of course, a normal person once. He was the son of the Roman ruler of Pamplona. His father was converted to Catholicism by San Saturino in about 300 AD. Fermín was sent to Toulouse for religious instruction and returned...

FIT FOR A PRINCESS: Benahavis has hosted royalty, oligarchs, politicians and world famous actors...

‘SECRETIVE’, ‘exclusive’ and ‘elite’ – words that perfectly describe La Zagaleta, said to be Europe’s most expensive residential estate and country club. It is home to some of the world’s richest businessmen, oligarchs and celebrities, up in the hills above Benahavis and with all-encompassing views...
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Sierra Nevada: Perfect for families

Telemark has been catering for families and adventurers on the snow since 1989, writes Jon Clarke
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Discovering a Secret Paradise in the Serrania de Ronda, inland Malaga in southern Spain

There is a secret paradise deep in the hills above the Costa del Sol, as writer Jason Luban discovers.
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Top five dining spots in Sevilla: Where to eat and soak up the Spanish...

BEING the capital city of Andalucia, the dining scene in Sevilla is unsurprisingly diverse. Famous for its central tapas bars, where locals typically tapear at up to five or six different bars in a session, it also has a bustling restaurant community that is as...
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Garden of Eden: The young team at Marbella’s Cascada are carving out an exciting,...

YOU would be hard pressed to find a more alluring location for a restaurant. Sitting beside a bubbling brook in an almost tropical valley above Marbella, Cascada is one special place to eat. A true garden of Eden, Cascada (meaning ‘waterfall’) is hidden up a track...
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These four seaside towns are officially the sunniest in Spain and they’re not on...

THINK of Spain and you’ll undoubtedly think of sun-soaked days at the beach. But despite its name, the Costa del Sol isn’t actually the sunniest place. While you’ll want to head to the south rather than the north of Spain if hot sunny days are...
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WATCH: Guardia Civil chopper picks up body of Brit who fell 120m to his...

A MAN who fell 120 metres to his death while visiting a lighthouse on the eastern edge of remote Balearic island Formentera, has now been confirmed to be British. Authorities at first described the 55-year-old as Lebanese but later identified him as having a UK...
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Old meets new: Visit Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol

ESTEPONA is a place where old Spain meets new. The deep blue of the timeless Mediterranean Sea contrats with the greenery of the rolling hills and mountains that provide a backdrop. The two sandwich the bright white of the traditional homes and more modern architecture...
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