‘Europa’

Huelva, the cradle of Jabugo ham

The province of Huelva, in western Andalusia, borders with Portugal and is washed by the Atlantic Ocean. A vacation in Huelva features the beach and good weather as staples thanks to the location. This province in southern Spain with 300 sunny days a year is not only renowned for the weather and beaches on the Costa de la Luz. Huelva is famous worldwide for its wonderful cured ham: the great Jabugo ham. This alone makes it well worth a visit. One of the most rewarding things you can do when visiting the province of Huelva is to go on the…

Mallorca in pictures

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The island of Mallorca will win you over at first sight. The beaches and coves, the towns, the Serra de Tramuntana, the food, the sea, the light, the climate… No matter how well we try to describe it there is nothing better than visual images. Here are a few so that you can experience love at first sight!   Fornells Cove     La Seu (Cathedral)     Caves of El Drach   Tramway of Sóller     Beach of Es Trenc     Port of Sóller         Cape Formentor         “The hotels in…

Tips for travelling to Budapest

When preparing a trip to a city, for instance Budapest, certain tips can come in handy. A piece of advice or two can make you feel more comfortable during your stay. Below are a few tips and tricks that will make life easier for you in Budapest. · When you arrive at the airport in Budapest change just enough money to get by. The exchange rate is usually less favorable than if you change money in the city center. Ideally you should change it at your home country—this is one of the main tips when travelling to Budapest. · Make…

Costa de la luz – Chiclana, a complete vacation

  The Costa de la Luz comprises the Spanish coastline washed by the Gulf of Cádiz. It is a region of southwest Andalusia consisting of the coastal regions of the provinces of Huelva and Cádiz, from the mouth of the Guadiana River to Tarifa. It has a relevant tourist offer in terms of hotel beds and entertainment, ranging from sun & sea to inland tourism, regional cuisine and culture, golf courses, water parks and pleasure harbors. It has beautiful natural areas, cliffs, marshlands and beaches of endless dunes of fine sand. The name is due to the vivid light that…

Cádiz, province of natural parks

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Visitors to Cádiz do not live by sun and beach alone. In this Andalusian province there are seven parks, each with their own specific characteristics, each with their native and visiting species, each with a whole world to be discovered. On the coast, you will find the Bahía de Cádiz Natural Park, La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Natural Park, El Estrecho Natural Park, Doñana National Park and its Guadalquivir Marshes. Inland, there is Los Alconocales Natural Park and the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Bahía de Cádiz Natural Park This park has been protected since 1989 and extends along…

Reasons why choosing Spain as your vacation destination is a wise move

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· For its coast: Beaches of all kinds and colors scatter our coasts, from large sandy spaces to small and pretty coves. If we add to this the attraction of an average 300 days of sun per year, who could resist? · For its mountains: Surprise! Surprise! Spain is the second most mountainous country in Europe, after Switzerland. Mountains on which to ski, go trekking, enjoy fantastic hotels… · For the food: Paellas, tapas, cold cuts, cheeses, freshly-caught fish… not to mention the fact that we boast the best restaurant in the world. El Bulli of Ferrán Adrià has passed…

Spain, a movie set

Ever since cinema has existed, Spain has been a coveted land for national and international producers. Spectacular movies starring the most famous actors in the world have been filmed throughout the Spanish territory. We present some locations in Spain where some of the most famous and spectacular movies have been filmed. In Cantabria, and more specifically in the beautiful Palacio de los Hornillos, Amenábar filmed his movie The Others.  Actress Nicole Kidman passed through the corridors and rooms of this late 18th century palace conveying the anguish of her character.  Its architectural style would go on to influence the Palacio…

Ayamonte and Isla Canela, with water as the common link

A town situated in a spectacular spot, surrounded by beaches of immense beauty and rich forests with great ecological value. A white fishing village with its white houses spread along a weak slope towards the port, surrounded by nature and swamps. This describes, in few words, Ayamonte and Isla Cristina, two towns situated on the shores of the Guadiana River and the Atlantic, in the province of Huelva, on the border with Portugal. Two tranquil locations which allow you to explore their streets, have a swim on their beaches, stroll through their incredible natural setting and breathe in the calmness…

Summer solstice in Málaga, end and beginning of the year

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The longest day of the year and the shortest night is another one of the magical moments in practically all towns in Spain. Bonfires, knights, daemons, dragons and other mythological and real elements invade the streets, the squares and, particularly, the beaches throughout the country on San Juan night, as people seek to purify their body and soul to begin the year again. Two of these places, two magical beaches for a night, are in Málaga: La Malagueta and La Misericordia. Thousands of people gather on them to burn the past and dream of the future, following in the footsteps…

The cathedral in the sea

The Cathedral of Santa María of Palma de Mallorca, popularly known as La Seu, is the main religious building on the island and is worth a visit both for the richness and beauty of its architecture and for the marvelous spot in which it is situated. It is a Gothic-style Levantine temple built on the edge of the bay of Palma. Its Roman, Renaissance walls which protected the city touch the sea, and it is the only Gothic cathedral with this feature. La Seu began its construction at the end of the 13th century and it ended in the mid-17th…