Do you ever wonder what professional travel planners do during their Summer holidays? Because we spend the Spring and Autumn months road-testing new hotels, venues, activities and experiences, in July and August, we stay local at home here in Cantabria. In Northern Spain, the temperatures are perfect for days on the beach, BBQs at home and lunches out with friends and family. Here is the longlist of 25 experiences in Cantabria we’ve planned for this Summer! If you’re planning an active trip to Cantabria, get in touch and we’ll design your perfect holiday!
When we say forest bathing in Spain, we don’t mean swimming in the conventional sense. We mean surrounding yourself in the beauty of the forest – whether that’s walking, trekking or simply having a picnic or reading a book under the shade of the trees. Perhaps you already practice Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) which emerged from Japan in the 1980s. Or maybe you just believe in the calming effects that time in the forest can have on our health. In addition to boasting the cleanest air and sense of wellness, the beauty of Spain’s forests all year round is something we never take for granted here at Totally Spain. If you’d like to experience them for yourself, here are our favourites:-
Although Pablo Picasso lived in France for much of his adult life, it’s impossible to understate the influence of his Spanish upbringing on his art. To gain some insight into the exiled champion of cubism, neo-classicism, and surrealism, here at Totally Spain we highly recommend a trip to Malaga, Barcelona & Madrid. That’s where you can visit the places that meant so much to him and see some of his iconic works such as ‘Guernica’ in person.
Visiting Barcelona? Make sure you keep a day or two free to experience a Cava winery, Monserrat Monastery, the Dali Museum and the Costa Brava. Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been planning and organizing custom itineraries in Spain since 2000 and can organise car-rentals, high-speed train tickets & private guides and drivers to ensure you enjoy these day trips in style and comfort. NB Please note we provide this service as part of a wider itinerary including accommodation.
Royal Palaces in Spain are a treat to visit. Not only are they wonderful buildings in splendid surroundings, many with manicured gardens to stroll in (especially welcome on hot sunny days) – you also get a deep insight into Spain’s powerful role in world history as you browse the paintings, sculpture and tapestries. If you enjoy visiting and photographing stately homes and palaces read on, then get in touch with us below at Totally Spain to customize a tour just for you featuring the Best Royal Palaces in Spain and more….