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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...

Record Easter for tourist bookings claimed by Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA is claiming a record high for Easter tourist accommodation bookings, following two years of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Regional President, Fernando Lopez Miras, said: “Preliminary...

Don’t pack away the winter clothes! Temperatures set to plummet across Spain

AFTER an Easter week marked by sunny skies and warm temperatures you may be tempted to believe that summer has well and truly arrived...

DISPATCH: Ukrainian refugees rescued by Spain’s maverick priests join Easter parade in Madrid

After Father Angel and Father Teodoro went out on a limb to bring over 2,000 refugees to safety, Heather Galloway joined several of them as they took part in Easter parades in Madrid.

Torrijas: This is the Easter treat to feast on in Spain during Semana Santa

SPAIN'S version of French toast or “eggy bread” is scrumptiously sweet, dangerously calorific and firmly associated with Easter in Spain in the same way...

Easter: When will supermarkets be open during Spain’s long weekend?

EASTER in Spain involves several days of public holidays and that means reduced hours and closures in supermarkets and shops. While you may find some...

Easter Covid update: How to stay safe during Semana Santa festivities in Spain’s Andalucia

THE Regional Ministry of Health and Families of Andalucia has published a list of health recommendations and mask use for a safe Easter Week...

IN PICS: Crowds fill streets for Semana Santa in Spain’s Andalucia

CROWDS lined the streets in cities across Andalucia to watch the Easter processions for the first time since the pandemic hit. In true Semana Santa...

IN PICS: Antonio Banderas returns to leading role in Easter processions in his home city of Malaga on Spain’s...

ACTOR Antonio Banderas returned to take a leading role in Easter processions in his home city of Malaga. The 61-year-old Zorro star was pictured with...

REVEALED: The cities in Spain which are the most popular Easter destinations among Brits, French, Dutch, Germans and Italians

BARCELONA, Malaga, Alicante and Palma are the most popular Easter destinations in Spain, according to new research, but not all nationalities favour the same...

Dabiz Muñoz: Three Michelin-starred chef reveals winning recipe for Spain’s famous Torrijas

TORRIJAS are the quintessential Easter treat in Spain.  For decades, this dessert has been a staple on the tables of Spanish households during Semana Santa. Now,...

Easter tourism boom for Spain’s Mallorca

MALLORCA hotel bookings have bounced back with 98% of listings taken over Easter. Forecasts suggest the vast majority of hotels in Mallorca will be occupied...

‘This Easter I’m going to die’: Spain launches chilling road safety campaign ahead of Semana Santa

SPAIN’S traffic directorate has launched a road safety campaign that contains a chilling warning ahead of the Easter holidays. Ahead of Semana Santa when an...

Spain puts on extra trains during Easter week to cope with surge in bookings 

SPAIN’S state rail operator Renfe has announced it will put on extra trains to cope with the surge in bookings over Easter week. Between Friday,...

What will the weather be like this Easter in Spain?

THIS year Easter falls in mid-April which may give you hope for a Semana Santa marked by mild temperatures and sunshine. However, Semana Santa is...

Spain looks forward to busy Easter holiday season boosted by big return of foreign tourists

SPAIN is expecting a healthy tourist Easter with foreign visitors projected to return to 80% of 2019 levels- the year before the Covid-19 pandemic...

Spain will discuss changes to indoor mask wearing rules at top-level health meeting in early April

THE one main remaining Covid-19 restriction of indoor mask-wearing is likely to be discussed next week at a national level. The next Interterritorial Council meeting,...

Spectacular Easter celebrations in Costa Blanca city win tourist recognition in Spain

ALICANTE'S Easter 'Semana Santa' celebrations have been classified as a festival of 'National Tourist Interest'. Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdes, said: “Semana Santa...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels want Spain to end COVID restrictions like England

THE Benidorm-based Hosbec hotel association wants Spain to follow England's lead in scrapping COVID-19 regulations to boost tourism. England ends its 'Plan B' restrictions on...

Hotels in Benidorm and across Spain’s Costa Blanca report a poor Easter with 70% not even bothering to open

COSTA Blanca hotels reported a dreadful Easter for visitors due to the pandemic travel restrictions. The Hosbec hoteliers association said that of the 30% of...

Spain’s Andalucia will not tighten restrictions despite upward spiral in COVID-19 infections

THE Junta has decided not to tighten COVID-19 measures despite rising caseload in the region. Following the weekly meeting of the High Impact Alerts Committee,...

Road deaths in Spain, in the midst of the pandemic, returns to 2016 levels

DESPITE significant reductions in mobility due to COVID-19 restrictions, 32 people have lost their lives on Spanish roads this Easter. According to official data released...

The photos of Semana Santa in Sevilla that show what a difference Covid makes

IN normal years it would be true to say there is nothing quite like Easter in Sevilla. The heavy scent of incense wafted from...

Easter ‘disaster’ predicted by Costa Blanca and Valencia bar and restaurant group in Spain

A Valencian hospitality business group is predicting an Easter profit collapse of 72% compared to 2019, with some bars and restaurants not even bothering...

Parks and camping sites will get police health safety checks over Easter in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia regions

POLICE patrols are being stepped up across popular inland beauty spots across the Costa Blanca and Valencia regions during the Easter holiday period. The Valencian...

EASTER PARDON: Spain releases prisoners on request from the Church in Holy Week tradition

This week will see the pardoning of lucky inmates across Spain chosen for release by the Church as part of an Easter tradition dating...

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