Sunday, October 2, 2022

Horse riding along virgin Mangueta beach in El Palmar

On a two-hour round trip, led by our charming German guide, the views take in fields full of sunflowers, distant hills and, of course, the shimmering sea
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Ten very good reasons to make Extremadura your next travel destination in Spain

WHEN it comes to tourism, Extremadura is off the beaten track. Few of the 80 million foreign visitors who visited Spain annually in pre-Covid times would venture to the region, for the lack of beaches or easy road and rail connections make it tough to...
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Sierra Nevada: Nothing beats a weekend in Spain’s Costa del Ski

IT’S not hard to work out why the Sierra Nevada is often dubbed ‘southern Europe's top skiing resort’. While you’ll be shivering in the Alps this week and it’s foggy in the Pyrenees, I’m eating lunch in bright sunshine near the top of Spain’s second...
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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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Moorish makeover for relaunch of Andalucian teahouse on Costa de la Luz

Exotic family photos of travels around the Middle East take pride of place in the quaint teteria
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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...
Iconic Tourist Attraction On Spain's Costa Blanca Offers Guided Tours In English To Boost Visitor Numbers

Iconic tourist attraction on Spain’s Costa Blanca offers guided tours in English to boost...

ONE of Alicante's biggest tourist attractions, Santa Barbara castle, has made a good start in a new bid to double visitor numbers. New free guided tours, half of them in English, were introduced at the end of January, with nearly 6,000 people visiting the castle...
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By David Baird WAKING up on the summit of El Lucero is a little like having a ringside seat at the birth of the world. As the dawn sky shifts from purple to gold, you glimpse the mountains of Africa rising on the horizon above a...

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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ESSENTIALS: What you need to know about Covid travel rules between Spain and the...

EASTER is expected to see a return of the sort of numbers that flocked to Spain before the pandemic but for British holidaymakers there are still restrictions in place. Spain has extended Covid-19 restrictions for those entering its territory from the United Kingdom until the...
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New pastures: 12 of Spain’s most exciting restaurants to try in 2022

The Olive Press’s chief foodie Jon Clarke selects a wishlist of exciting places to graze around Spain now the pandemic is easing
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Festa des Vermar: the Mallorca harvest festival where the whole village throws grapes at...

 MOST sensible people prefer to drink a glass of wine rather than wear it, but one Mallorca village celebrates its annual grape harvest with a messy free for all, and it’s a lot more fun than you’d think! Not a lot of fiestas have taken...

RANKED: Spain’s 10 most popular tapas dishes

To mark World Tapas Day on June 16, here's one from the Olive Press archive celebrating Spain's favourite dishes.
Seven practical tips for a dog-friendly day out at the seaside in Spain

Seven practical tips for a dog-friendly day out at the seaside in Spain

A DAY at the beach with your dog provides a great bonding experience, but be sure to plan and pack paw-fectly. Once you’ve located your ideal dog-friendly beach, the following list will help guarantee a fun day out at the beach with your furry pack...
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Spanish staycation: Three Palms Boutique B&B is the hidden gem of Spain’s Manilva

TRAVELLING to other countries (restriction free) still feels rather ambitious, which means most of us will probably spend our holidays in Spain this year - but with so much beauty around every corner is it really such a bad thing? If your travels take you...
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IN PICS: Dine in the Madrid sky at the tallest restaurant in Spain

IT BRINGS new meaning to the term ‘haute cuisine’; A new restaurant has opened in a Madrid skyscraper to become the highest dining establishment in all of Spain. Elkar opened this week on the 33 rd floor of the Torre Emperador in the capital’s business...
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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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Explore Spain: Walking the Mirador Challenge around Javea on Costa Blanca

The Mirador challenge may be gruelling at 30kms long, but the views more than make up for it, writes Joshua Parfitt.
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Discover ten of the most beautiful mountain villages in Spain

FROM white washed pueblos clinging to rocky crags in Andalucia to golden stone-built villages nestling in verdant hidden valleys in Asturias, the mountain settlements of Spain are amongst the most beautiful the country has to offer. They offer a tantalising glimpse of old Spain, many...
Strangest Weirdest Tourist Attractions Spain 2022

Spain’s weird and wonderful tourist attractions – from food fights to smurf towns

TOURIST recommendations for Spain are so predictable. A dip in the Med, stunning food, even better wine, and all on a backdrop of some era-defining castle or other. You could spend a whole month like this – how boring. Whatever happened to pre-GPS days of getting lost,...
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REVIEW: Is El Jardin at five star hotel Finca Cortesin on the Costa del...

One experienced German chef is proving that you can eschew modern cooking styles and still be exciting, discovers Jon Clarke
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TRAVEL SPAIN: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – 24 hours in ‘España...

Tempted by some friends to visit their pueblo, Sarah Crozier, makes a weekend journey into ‘España vacía’.
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APRÈS SCOFF: There are mountains of good places to eat in Spain’s Sierra Nevada,...

Excellent dishes this season include a ceviche of scallops in a bloody Mary sauce and an amazing false risotto with coconut milk, kimchi and prawn
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Scorchio! These are officially the hottest towns in Spain

SPAIN is sizzling in what is the first official heatwave of the year, sending the mercury soaring  across much of the peninsula, to temperatures considered unusually high for the time of the year. And while the heatwave this weekend will affect much of Spain and...
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A summer of education and fun at Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences

VALENCIA’s City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències) is a must visit at any time of year and even more so with the summer here. Not only are the actual buildings a fantastic testimony to the architectural genius of Santiago...
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The 13 birds to look out for in Andalucia and across southern Spain this...

These 13 high-flying highlights have got birdwatchers going wild

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