Spain

The Best Ways To Experience The Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is amazing and once you have been there you will completely understand why. This is the kind of place that keeps you coming back for the amazing weather, food and beaches. Once you have you have booked at Hotel Costa del Sol, here are some great things that you can do, so read on to find out more Playa del Cañuelo This is, in my very humble opinion, the best beach on the Costa del Sol, […]

A Review Of The PGA Catalunya Resort

Spain is awesome for a tourist visit, especially because it is filled with a laid back atmosphere, combined with rich culture and of course friendly people. In addition, it has some of the finest luxury real estate in all of Europe, of course this is usually because much of the country is on the coast. For those who love golfing, it is definitely the place to be, with its great weather and some of the finest golf courses on earth. The PGA Catalunya […]

Golfing in Spain

Spain is perhaps one of the perfect golfing locations in the world, especially with its excellent weather. While it may not be steeped in tradition like the home of golf, St Andrews, it can be a much more pleasant experience as an overall package for those looking at their next golfing destination. In this article we will talk a little bit more about golfing in Spain and some of the things that you need to know. Range of options One […]

Finding a great room in Barcelona

I have just landed back home in London after a fantastic holiday to Barcelona with my family. Have you been to Barcelona before? If the answer to that question is no then you need to start making some travel plans as soon as possible! Flights are now so affordable that you really don’t have any excuse not to go. We managed to pick up some cheap flights but we were even luckier when we were looking for a place to […]

Lanzarote – The Windy Isle

This is a guest post by Charlotte Kay. Whenever I’ve been to Lanzarote I’ve returned somewhat wind-swept, even in July, but I didn’t care, because I’d had such a good time “and the bonus of it all was that the wind helped my tan no end! Costa Teguise is a great destination for those that don’t want hustle and bustle, but want to be close enough to experience it. I visited nearby Puerto Del Carmen for night-life on a few […]

Barcelona: a sporting city

Barcelona is one of Spain’s most exciting cities for sports fans, home to numerous world-class sporting venues, as well as offering plenty of opportunities for visitors to get active during their holiday. We’re going to have a look at how you can get under the skin of Barcelona’s sporting heritage, in addition to giving you some tips on how to get involved – if you’ve got the energy. Camp Nou Camp Nou is one of the world’s most famous football […]

Must-do in Malaga

Often, the perfect white beaches of the Costa del Sol are touted as the number one reason to visit the city of Malaga. But as you’re visiting a metropolis that is so close to the coast, it would be criminal not to break up the wistful days on the coast with a bit of variety. This is where the city really comes into its own, with a whole host of diverse activities and cultural venues more than worthy of exploration. […]

Windsurfing in Spain

Are you looking for a new activity to try on your next holiday to Spain? Spain’s sunny shores are known for many things, but one extremely popular activity is windsurfing. If you’re looking for a new way to be active and enjoy the scenery while on holiday, then windsurfing could be it. Read on to learn all about how to windsurf in Spain. Why is windsurfing so popular in Spain? For windsurfing, you need three things: water, wind, and sunshine. […]

Ibiza For Backpackers: How to Avoid the Clubbing Scene

Ever since I listened to those excitable classroom discussions about where in the world to celebrate our impending GCSE results/A Level results/end of education, the famous name of Ibiza has been in my head. It always used to instil a sense of fear in me, mainly because the debauchery and alcoholism that apparently came as part of the whole shiny Ibiza package seemed simply too overwhelming an experience to fathom.     A lingering intrigue for Ibiza I’m not a […]

Hidden Barcelona: A Non-Tourist Travel Itinerary

By Ahmed Ahmed Photo by Flickr user john.purvis If you’re thinking of heading to Barcelona, you’ll probably know it’s a hugely popular holiday destination. While most visitors tend to flock to the same-old sights and spots, a lucky few get a glimpse of the real Barcelona, which hides a host of interesting and off-beat places. Here’s a suggestion or two if you want to escape the tourist trail and discover the real city, courtesy of Oh-Barcelona holiday apartments.   Breakfast […]

Barcelona vs Madrid

It’s an age old question. Barcelona or Madrid. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit both, and I’d recommend the same to anyone who can do so, but, if you had to choose only one, where would you go? Let’s stir it up a bit with this cool infographic from HostelBookers.com Find more info at HostelBookers.com.  

11 Interesting Facts About Spain

A week and a half ago Danielle and I left Spain, after spending about a month on the Iberian peninsula it was a bitter sweet day. Spain made quite an impact on us, and while I didn’t love every single stop we made, there were definitely a few I could easily have stayed in for a very very very long time. Spain is an amazing country, as one can see from their rich history and their amazingly kind people throughout […]

Top Ten Tuesdays – Things to Do on Mallorca

Another Tuesday has come (and almost gone), which means it’s time for a “Top Ten Tuesdays” post. This weeks is again by Leon Levy and covers the top ten things to do on Mallorca, a Mediterranean island just off the coast of Spain. Here are ten things to do on Mallorca, enjoy! Marineland Famed as Spain’s first and reputably, best-loved dolphinarium. Here the whole family can enjoy the spectacular dolphin shows as well as sea lions, exotic birds, sharks and […]

A Town of Pilgrims – Santiago de Compostela – UNESCO #11

Santiago de Compostela has long been a destination for Christian pilgrims from across Europe, and the world. Considered one of the holiest cities of the Christian faith, Santiago was constructed around the tomb of St. James the Greater in the beginning of the 9th century. The city was destroyed during the struggles between Islam and Christianity at the end of the 10th century, but was quickly rebuilt over the course of the proceeding century. Danielle and I arrived late in […]

San Sebastian Panoramic – The Most Beautiful City in Spain?

From one beautiful city to the next, we traveled from Barcelona to the northern city of San Sebastian, or Donostia, as it is known in the native Basque Country language of Euskara. This has probably been our favorite city of our entire trip so far. Maybe second favorite behind Barcelona. There are a hundred different amazing things about this city, but looking back at this panoramic shot it is easy to say that this view, and the beauty of this […]

More Photos of Mind-Blowing Architecture – UNESCO #9

This will be my third post from my four nights in Barcelona last week, so it is fairly obvious that the city made quite an impression on me. From the San Joan festival to the Antonio Gaudi architecture, to the architecture of a slightly less famous man, Lluis Domenech i Montaner, who I’ll be focusing on in this post. Hospital de Sant Pau lies just five blocks away from the Sagrada Familia catherdral I posted about a few posts ago. […]

Sant Joan – Barcelona’s Biggest Party of the Year

(During this post I mention that I didn’t bring a camera along with me. At the bottom of the post I’ll link to some more information on the celebration, as well as a few other sites that have photos of the parties.) I love Spain, and I love Barcelona. Having been on some Barcelona tours on my last visit, I was stoked to be hitting up round 2 this time around. The first week and a half of this trip has been […]

Works of Antoni Gaudi – UNESCO World Heritage Site #8

If you are fortunate to have visited Barcelona, then it is almost certain that you have been witness to some of the most famous architecture in Spain, the works of Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi was known for his mind-numbing uniqueness that went many steps beyond the imagination of architects of his day. The city of Barcelona was fortunate enough to be the playground of Gaudi, and throughout the city and the surrounding areas lie seven structures designed, at least in part, […]

Photos from Toledo – UNESCO World Heritage Site #7

After a night out in Madrid, we awoke just 4 1/2 hours later to set off on our day trip to the city of Toledo. Toledo is a historic city that developed under the influence of multiple cultures and religions, turning it into one of the most unique cities I’ve ever seen. I’m not the only person to recognize its significance, as it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the seventh of such sites, that I’ve visited since […]

Breaking Laws and Taking Naps

Danielle (my girlfriend) and I, arrived in Madrid this past Saturday at around one in the afternoon local time. It was our first time to Madrid, our first time to Spain, and my first time ever setting foot in Europe! After an overnight flight on a discount airline with fellow passengers competing for the “who can talk the loudest at 3am” award, we arrived exhausted, but very excited for the 3 ½ months ahead of us. Our time in Spain […]