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RONDA recognised as ‘Tourist Destination of Excellence’ for 2023

RONDA, in Malaga, Spain, wins 2023 'Tourist Destination of Excellence' award for promoting tourism, preserving cultural heritage, and having great appeal.

RACY NIGHTS on the beaches of Sanlúcar

THE annual August horse races at sunset on the sands of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cadiz, Spain have been called the Greatest Show on the Southern Beaches

DON’T MISS: The Best of What’s on in Spain

TOP events for August from Malaga and Madrid to Nerja, La Rioja and Valencia and the Cala Mijas festival. Unmissable concerts, events and experiences!

MADRID: How to get around (without a taxi)

THE best ways to travel to Madrid, and to get around the city on public transport and rental bikes, with links to all the maps you need.

IBIZA: Cocktails in the House of WOW

SPEND the days on Ibiza's famous beaches and the nights with everyone else at this restaurant in Santa Eulalia del Rio for exciting cocktails and food.

GET PLANNING: 12 ideas for trips in Spain

WITH castles and national parks, Michelin restaurants, paradors, designer boutiques and UNESCO sites, planning a trip in Spain is hard. Here's some help.
Pets allowed on Spain’s Avlo trains: Here's what you need to know

Pets allowed on Spain’s Avlo trains: Here’s what you need to know

TRAVELLING with your furry companion can often be a challenge due to restrictions imposed by various establishments and companies. However, Renfe, the Spanish railway operator, has been working on making this experience more pet-friendly, and now, it's becoming a reality. As part of their ‘Pet-Friendly...

COSTA DEL SOL beach goes smoke-free to promote healthy lifestyles

ESTEPONA has introduced an exciting addition to its beach offerings - a smoke-free beach. The designated smoke-free area can be found on La Rada beach, spanning approximately 1,000 square metres, adjacent to recreational play areas and the water park installed in the area every summer...

A HOMAGE to the best seafood dish in Spain

IT'S a food pilgrimage that thousands of people make each year but as far as the French go, Asador Etxebarri is nothing to get excited about. They're wrong!

VIRTUAL TOUR: 10 iconic modern buildings in Spain

Famous for castles and palaces, Spain is a showcase for award-winning, world-class modern architecture by Pritzker Prize architects. Here is our Top 10.
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SERIOUSLY? Malaga has one of the least crowded beaches in Spain

ONE of the least crowded beaches in Andalucia can be found in Malaga according to travel portal Viajestic from La Sexta. Viajestic has singled out six of the least crowded beaches in Andalucia, considered to be ‘relatively unknown,’ once of which is La Caleta de...
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The hidden side of Benidorm

IT’S best known for its stag parties and excessive boozing - not to mention its own TV programme. But there is a lot more going on in Benidorm than most people realise. Spain’ biggest tourist resort - which receives between 10 to 15 million tourists a...

The world’s smallest beach is in Spain

ASTURIAS in Spain can boast of being home to the world’s smallest beach; Playa de Gulpiyuri. This tucked-away gem, fed by underground tunnels, is located over 100m from the Cantabrian Sea, and was formed as a result of the erosion of the sea, which created...
Spain’s Malaga declares war on unattended beach umbrellas

Spain’s Malaga declares war on unattended beach umbrellas

UMBRELLA summer beach war comes to Malaga, with several beaches in the province taking action to those beachgoers who keep hogging the sand. Authorities around Spain have been fining people who use parasols to reserve spots on busy strands for years and each year more...
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MOONLIGHT WALKS with Donkeys on the Costa del Sol

BEHIND a small wooden gate in the hills above La Cala de Mijas on the Costa del Sol you’ll find the sort of place donkeys might dream about.  Because it is here at Donkey Dreamland these long-eared velvet-nosed creatures are given a second chance at...

BEST BEACHES for water sports in Andalucia

ANDALUCIA'S 800-kilometre sun-drenched coastline is home to some of Spain's most spectacular beaches. From Almeria's Cabo de Gata to the Costa de la Luz in Cadiz, Andalucia offers a fantastic selection of beaches and its crystal-clear waters makes Spain’s southern coast the perfect destination for...
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DON’T MISS: The Best of What’s on in Spain

Top events in Spain for the week and month ahead from San Sebastian to Merida via Sanlúcar and Barcelona.  THIS WEEK San Sebastian Jazz Festival (July 21-25). Hard to understand how ‘Jazzaldia’ held in venues across a city with a glorious horseshoe beach and world-famous gastronomy has...

YOTAM OTTOLENGHI: dinner at Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel, Ibiza

IT'S hard to think of a better way of spending a summer night than by eating food prepared by the internationally renowned chef and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi among the picture perfect vegetable garden of Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel, Ibiza. The hotel is one of three...
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Which is the longest seafront promenade in Europe?

SPANNING more than 13 kilometres, along the coast between the San Antón castle and O Portiño, this seafront promenade is a pleasant walkway along the length of the city, combining sea, nature and historic landmarks such as the marina, San Amaro beach, the Tower...
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OFFICIALLY MAGICAL: Granada’s towns rated by national schemes

WHILE driving through rural Granada, you’ll see placards on some municipal boundaries saying 'Magicos de Espana' or 'Bonitas de Espana'. It’s obvious what 'bonita' (beautiful) means – but what makes a town 'magical'? According to this national accreditation scheme, magical towns should be 'alive' and...
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WANT AN ICY SHOWER? Here’s Andalucia’s coolest waterfalls

THE summer highs are here to stay. Fortunately Andalucia is blessed with natural pools, deep gorges and, iciest of all, waterfalls. For a truly refreshing swim in an authentic water paradise, check out our Olive Press selection of the most popular and accessible waterfalls...
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Hotel Nueva Alcazaba de Busquistar – affordable 4-star luxury near the Alpujarra’s highest village...

THE Nueva Alcazaba is a stunning hotel complex set in the heart of the Alpujarra Alta, just 4km from the area’s highest village of Trevelez, which is located at 1,476m. With this privileged position, the Nueva Alcazaba is one of the highest hotels in the...
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ACCORDING TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Spain’s most beautiful city is . . .  

WOULD you leave your holiday plans to AI? Online travel sites already use it to help with customer service but the new generative AI bots like ChatGPT can handle every aspect of your journey – and decide where you should be going. When asked to...

Places to visit in Valencia this July

The summer heat is here in full force, and it’s time to embrace those long days, sultry evenings and Valencia’s amazing outdoors. There are summer activities aplenty across the Community, from yoga on the beach to al fresco theatrical performances, orange grove strolls to...
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DON’T MISS: The Best of What’s on in Spain

Top events in Spain for the week and month ahead from Sevilla to Barcelona via Galicia and the Pyrenees.  THIS WEEK Icónica Sevilla Fest (until July 22). Spectacular outdoor setting in Sevilla's Plaza de España for a major artist and DJ set afterparty every night. ...
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Tarifa hotels Punta Sur and Hurricane: luxurious calm on Valdevaqueros beach

I AWAKE to the sound of peacocks and throw open my shutters to find mother duck and her five ducklings waddling around my private garden. This is Punta Sur, the leafy paradise where anyone looking to really luxuriate heads for when staying on the Costa...

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