Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been planning custom trips around Spain and Portugal for two decades and receive lots of queries about self-drive holidays here. Whether you are looking for the shiny new three-lane highways or the romantic roads that snake around the mountain ridges and hug the coastal cliffs, here is what you need to know before any holiday driving in Spain and Portugal…
Five years in the making, the Renzo Piano designed Centro Botin Santander opens in a fortnight and here at Totally Spain we can’t wait to add this space to our list of inspiring architectural and cultural spaces. We’ve been designing custom travel itineraries throughout Cantabria and Spain since we set up in the year 2000 and being based near Santander in Cantabria, we are very keen to set foot inside to experience the design, the art and the catering with none other than local, double Michelin-star chef Jesus Sanchez’ at the helm.
We’ve visited a huge number of Spain’s best museums since establishing Totally Spain 17 years ago and we always make it our business to check out the cafés and restaurants as well as the exhibits. Here are what we consider to be 10 of the best museum restaurants in Spain, our favourites that we recommend to clients travelling on our custom itineraries – and we hope you enjoy them too!
When most of us travel, we want to visit the ‘must-sees’ but we also want to hang out with locals doing non touristy things. It’s hard to strike a balance, so when we plan custom trips for Totally Spain clients (and we’ve been doing this for 17 years), in addition to highlighting top attractions, we recommend many non touristy things to do in Spain so clients can get a sense of the Spain that we know and love.
It’s always a pleasure to travel around Spain and Portugal researching new destinations and revisiting our favourite places. Ever since we set up Totally Spain in the year 2000, we’ve been creating unique itineraries for our clients from our special finds. Here are some real gems from a recent trip to Central & Northern Portugal over Easter 2017. [And when you’ve read this, remember to check out our detailed travel guides to Central & Northern Portugal].
You’ve booked your flights and the itinerary has been set but what else do you need to check before you travel? Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been producing customised trips to Spain and Portugal for 17 years and thought we’d share this handy travel checklist for Spain & Portugal highlighting some of the most important things to do before leaving home.