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British tourists rush to book holidays to Spain in wake of new rules

Brits have rushed to book holidays in Spain in the first five days after the UK dropped quarantine rules for NHS fully vaccinated Brits...

French holidaymakers told to ‘avoid Spain’ this summer as coronavirus cases rise

THE FRENCH have been advised to 'avoid Spain and Portugal' this summer as Delta variant becomes dominant and infections rise. “To those who have not...

Brits travelling to EU could face extra hurdle with vaccine passport scheme if they’ve had India-made AstraZeneca vaccine

THE Indian-produced AstraZeneca vaccine is currently not accepted by the EU, which means 5 million Brits could find themselves excluded from the Covid-passport scheme...

EQUINE DREAM: Finca La Donaira is Andalucia’s luxury eco-retreat with its own studfarm

La Donaira’s natural horsemanship classes with 90 Lusitano horses is the perfect escape for riding fanatic Fiona Govan

British tourists needed to boost Costa del Sol tourism occupancy to 65%

THE president of the Association of Hoteliers of the Costa del Sol (AEHCO), Jose Luque, has said that the return of British tourists is...

Spain tightens rules on all UK travellers (including to Balearic Islands): PCR tests or double vaccination proof now needed

SPAIN has changed the requirements for travellers arriving from the UK and will now demand a negative COVID-19 test or proof of double vaccination. Prime...

Valencia region is second preferred holiday destination in Spain this year

THE Valencia region has overtaken Catalunya on the ranking of preferred domestic tourism destinations for Spaniards. Only Andalucia remains more popular than the Valencia region...

Balearic Islands added to Northern Ireland’s green travel list

TRAVEL is now permitted from Northern Ireland the Balearic Islands, the government announced on Thursday afternoon. Self-isolation will no longer be necessary for those travelling...

Low-cost bullet train price war breaks out on Madrid-Barcelona commuter corridor in Spain

A PRICE war began on Wednesday between the Spanish train operator AVLO and the French Ouigo rail service for business along one of Europe’s...

Five incredible castles in Spain’s Malaga every history-lover should visit

The Alcazaba of Antequera once guarded one of the most important frontier castles in the Kingdom of Granada

World’s tallest ship to dock at Malaga Port

AT 6am on Tuesday June 15, the world’s tallest ship, Golden Horizon, will make a short stop in Malaga Port, en route from the...

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.

EXPLAINED: Spain’s new entry rules for vaccinated or COVID-19 immune travellers

Americans are among those who can now travel to Spain if they have had a vaccine.

IN PICS: Cristiano Ronaldo’s new luxury hotel opens its doors in Spain’s Madrid

CRISTIANO Ronaldo's luxury brand CR7 opened its new flagship hotel on Madrid's Gran Via on Monday. The soft rollout of the third hotel bearing the...

CONFIRMED: Spain fails to make it onto UK travel green list while Portugal downgraded to amber

SPAIN failed to make it onto the UK’s quarantine-free travel list on Thursday, dashing hopes that British holidaymakers could kickstart the tourism sector this...

REUNITED: “It’s wonderful to be home” say Brits returning to Spain as restrictions lift

AN EXPAT couple who spent months stuck in England unable to return to their villa in Spain and collect their beloved rescue dog from...

Qatar Airways to begin routes to Spain’s Malaga from June 2

AS part of the international carriers rejuvenation plan, Qatar Airways has announced that it will be resuming flights to Malaga from June 2. The flights...

Walk this way: Why Cordoba should be top of your Spain travel list

For most tourists Cordoba is all about the Mesquita, the Alcazar and the Roman bridge. Laurence Crumbie took the road less travelled and found a city chock full of treasures.

IN PICS: A look around the unmissable monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Cordoba’s Mesquita-catedral

THE iconic symbol of Cordoba is the stunning Mosque-Cathedral, which is an extraordinary example of the blending of Muslim and Christian cultures. Built in the...

Cordoba’s Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos: Where the Christian, Roman and Moorish meet

FEW places in Spain boast a history as rich and varied as Cordoba’s breathtaking Alcazar. Founded in 1328 by Alfonso XI, this palace has...

REVIEW: World’s ‘best’ restaurant El Celler de Can Roca? Maybe if it sorts out its wine

El Celler de Can Roca had just been crowned the world’s best restaurant by TripAdvisor in 2014. But how did it stand up to the Olive Press taste test? Jon Clarke checks it out

HIDDEN GEM: Cadiz’ Jimena is a wonderful weekend escape in Andalucia

Nicola Cowell takes to the narrow lanes of Jimena de la Frontera to discover why the town is such an enchanted retreat for tourists and expats

LET’S EXPLORE SPAIN: How Malaga’s colourful Axarquia region awakened from its slumber

David Baird on why, having lived all around the world, he settled in this quiet corner of Malaga, known as a land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance

Spain extends coronavirus ban on non-essential travel for those outside EU – including Brits – until May 31

THE Spanish government has extended a ban on all non-essential travel to Spain from outside the EU and Schengen area for another month. Confirmation of...

Spain imposes 10-day quarantine on travellers from India to prevent spread of new contagious Covid variant

SPAIN will impose a compulsory 10-day quarantine on all travellers arriving from India in response to the emergence of a highly contagious variant of...

SPAIN TRAVEL:What to see in Sevilla’s Macarena district

MACARENA is to Seville what Shoreditch once was to London.  Packed full of young professionals, it is fast becoming the coolest neighbourhood in which to...

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