Entries by Phillipa

Essential Things to Do in Madrid in a Day

Madrid is an eclectic, cosmopolitan city where tradition meets modernity. From bars and cafés where abuelitas make croquetas by hand, to some of the finest gastronomic delicacies in the world; underground art exhibits to renowned European collections; incredible green spaces to awe-inspiring architecture… So, where to start? Madrid in a day is a challenge—there’s so […]

Your Guide to Sotogrande

Sotogrande has friends in high places. From musicians and A-list movie stars to former UK prime ministers – and even a royal polo fan or two – it’s been the luxury resort of choice for some of the world’s more discrete rich and famous types for many years now. It’s an unusual place, too. It’s […]

Estepona Restaurants You Can’t Miss

From high-class Asian fusion to simple Andalucian classics, we’ve picked out a few of the very best Estepona restaurants. Baltazar Bar & Grill Set in the Kempinski Hotel this steakhouse and grill has positioned itself nicely: it’s both a laid-back alternative to the coast’s fine dining restaurants and a step up from the more rustic […]

Beautiful Towns in Central Spain

Central Spain is filled with castles straight out of Don Quixote, never-ending fields of sunflowers blowing in the breeze, steep snowy peaks, and hot desert landscapes. It goes without saying that Madrid is a must-see city, but some of the small towns around the capital are where you’ll find Spain’s true hidden treasures.  Segovia Wander […]

Best Santander Beaches

Santander city on the Northern coast of Spain is home to 13 beaches – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg as the region of Cantabria boasts another 80 and each is prettier than the last. We’ve shortlisted 14 beaches to whet your appetite for the golden sand and refreshing waves amidst the green […]

Things to Do in Santander

Santander has long been a favourite with the Madrid-set in search of sandy beaches and great gastronomy. Increased air and sea connections mean the city is garnering international attention and it’s easy to see why. Wondering what to do when you get here? 1. See Centro Botin This brand-new art centre designed by star architect […]

Villas with Last-Minute Availability this June

Still not booked your summer villa break yet? Thankfully, we still have some incredible properties in southern Spain with late June availability. So if you’re looking for a quick last-minute escape, you should find some inspiration in our pick of the best last-minute villas Spain has to offer this summer. Family Favourites with 4 or More Bedrooms […]

Five Cities in Southern Spain You Absolutely Must Visit

Each country has its beautiful cities, but in Spain they blend historic appeal, modern vivacity and a distinctly exotic quality like few others. Which can mean that when choosing which city in Spain to visit you’re often forced to cut favourites out of shortlists, such is the depth of the country’s appeal. Thank goodness, then, for Andalucia. […]

Amazing Things to See & Do in Andalucia

Planning a trip to Spain’s southernmost region and wondering what to see and do? From Huelva in the west to Almeria in the east, via the Golden Triangle of Seville, Cordoba and Granada in between, we’ve picked out just a few things that you absolutely can’t miss. Granada The Alhambra You don’t become the most […]