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Barcelona is the number one visitor destination in Spain ahead of Madrid, Seville, Granada, Corralejo and Malaga. Since the regeneration of the city for the Olympics in 1992 its reputation as a friendly, vibrant and interesting city has flourished. The top five visitor attractions in Barcelona Basilica of the Sagrada FamiliaOnly recently completed after years of toil, Gaudi's masterpiece is one of the main visitor attractions in the world, let alone Barcelona. The strange, freeform architecture of the towers have dominated the skyline for some time...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


The coast of Spain offers many options and all of them are within similar flying distance, here we try and help you decide between the two principal holiday destination for family villa holidays in Spain, the Brava and the Blanca.The Costa Brava stretches from the frontier with France down the coast as far as Blanes. It is distinctive for its red rock coastal section with numerous pretty creeks and sandy bays, an area of great natural beauty.There are a number of charming small resorts along the Costa Brava which are ideal for family holidays, offering...

Friday, December 12, 2014



Villa in Spain for 2015, there is far more than just sun, sea and sangria.For many it is the first choice destination, others hesitate, perhaps because they don't realise how much more Spain has to offer.This is what Spain has in spades:1 Spain is one of the best served short haul flight destinations in Europe with numerous regional airport options. In less than three hours you are there. Car hire is also very reasonable and easy to organise so your journey is straightforward and when you step off the plane you can be sure it will be nice and...

Monday, October 06, 2014



Events in Spain 2014, here is our guide to the main events of interest during the holidays this year. Why not attend an event during your vacation?Back in January in San Sebastian the drummers took to the streets again for the annual Tamborrada. It will be on again next year so if you are in the north west of Spain do check it out.In February and March the Las Fallas festival lit up the night sky of Valencia down in the Costa Blanca region.The Las Fallas festival in Valencia is one the most spectacular events in the Costa Blanca. It takes place during...

Wednesday, June 04, 2014


Malaga wines are enjoying a surge in popularity on the Costa del Sol. The wine growing areas in the Sierra de Almijara were once the main source of income for the area. Decimated by disease and a fall in demand as fortified sweet wines went out of fashion the wine producers of the region were looking at a bleak future.Fortunately interest in the sweet red and white wines of Malaga has picked up in recent years and the likes of Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel dessert wines are once again gracing the tables of the restaurants and bars of this fashionable area...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Villas in Ibiza. Our top 5 chosen from our collection of 45 beautiful properties on the best known Balearic island, Ibiza, designed to help you choose the right house your family holiday.The most popular villa in Ibiza with our clients is the Cala Tarida BAL604 and it is easy to understand the appeal. This light and spacious house is set on a hillside in Cala Tarida from where it commands stunning views of the sea and hills whilst offering practical, good value accommodation.Although most of our houses in Ibiza have private pools there are a few which...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Visit the island of Tabarca or Isla Tabarqueras as it is known locally in Spain and enjoy a day out for a meal, some exploring and good snorkelling.The biggest inhabited island near the Costa Calida coast Tabarca is around 2km long and 360 metres wide and can be accessed from a number of the regions mainland ports including Alicante, Santa Pola, Guadamar and Torrevieja in around half an hour by boat (some of which have glass bottoms so you can watch the fish).The Spanish island of Tabarca has a charming old square, a lighthouse and the remains of an old...

Tuesday, September 03, 2013


Costa Dorada villas with pools. Top 5 selected from our collection of 55 villas to help you make the right choice for your family holiday.There is something extra special about staying in a nice home with a private swimming pool and garden and being able to walk to the beach, shops, restaurants and bars at your leisure. At the Villa Jose II RIB608 you can do just that, which is why it is a favourite with our clients.When you have small children a swimming pool can be a blessing and source of anxiety which is why holiday houses with fenced pools are...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Costa Brava villas with pools. The top 3 picked out for you from our stunning collection of 158 holiday properties on the most beautiful coastline in Spain.Pick of the Brava is the fabulous Villa Terra Alta MAT850 which is located in arguably the best resort on the coast, the delightful Tamariu. This air conditioned architect designed home offers contemporary five star comfort.Another gorgeous contemporary villa in Tamariu is the Atlante MAT824 which has a lovely lawned garden with pool and is well located within walking distance of all the...

Friday, August 23, 2013


Costa Blanca villas with pools. The top 4 chosen from our fabulous collection of 178 villas in the region of Spain with the best record for annual sunshine. Here we have picked out the five villas most appreciated by our clients to help you make the best choice for your Spanish villa holiday in the Costa Blanca.The pick of the bunch is the villa La Gaviota BLA1002 which is in the popular resort of Moraira. Set on the cliff top this charming five star property has a beautiful infinity pool and uninterrupted views of the sea. This house books very...

Sunday, August 18, 2013


Bird watching in the Coto Donana National Park is one of the major attractions of this vast wetland area of Andalusia. The Parque Nacional de Donana covers a huge area and combined with the surrounding Entorno de Donana park area it covers over one thousand three hundred square metres in the regions of Cadiz, Sevilla and Huelva. The vast wetlands are amongst the most important sites for migrating birds in Europe.There is a wide range of species to be found in the park, some are permanent residents, in winter birds come from central and northern Europe...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Holiday events in Costa Blanca 2013. A guide to what is on in the Costa Blanca this summer. The carnival in Alicante is the major event in February. Held annually the principal parade is on Sabado Ramblero.In March the spectacular Las Fallas festival takes place each year in Valencia. Bonfires and effigies are the theme.The coastal city of Valencia hosts the annual Formula 1 event, the Grand Prix de Europe in June.Also in June you can enjoy the medieval market in the old quarter of Alicante each year.Spain continues a long tradition of sports involving...

Tuesday, August 06, 2013


Holiday events in Catalonia 2013. A guide to the main events in Catalonia this summer.In February the centuries old carnival at Vilanova i La Geltru is held each year in Vilanova on the coast.Also in February the International Percussion Festival of Catalonia is held in the Auditori in Barcelona each year.The Barcelona Carnival is held in the regions capital in March each year.The annual Sitges Vintage Car Rally in March is open to owners of cars built before 1924.Also in March in Terrassa close to Barcelona is the annual Jazz Terrassa event.Spanish...

Monday, August 05, 2013


Holiday events in Andalusia 2013. Our guide to the main events in Andalusia this summer. Granada remembers the end of the occupation by the Moors with the annual Granada Reconquest Festival in January.In Malaga the carnival event is held in the lush streets of the city in February.Another big Carnival event takes place in the area in Cadiz, also in February each year.Traditional Spanish folk culture is celebrated with one of the counties main flamenco events at the Jerez Flamenco Festival held at the end of February and early March each year.Classical...

Friday, August 02, 2013



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