national parks in mainland spain

National Parks in Mainland Spain – Totally Spain’s Top 10 Guide

At Totally Spain, we write much about Spain’s urban beaches and cities and too often neglect Spain’s rugged countryside, luscious parkland, glacial lakes, picture perfect snow-capped mountains and its indigenous wildlife. But not today. We’ve not only explored these national parks in mainland Spain ourselves but we’ve booked countless client trips too since the year 2000. So put on your virtual hiking boots and strap yourself in for a clockwise tour of our favourite national parks in mainland Spain starting with Northern Spain’s Picos de Europa…

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Northern Spain Through the Lens – 21 Images That Define Cantabria

Here at Totally Spain, we’ve lived and worked from Cantabria for many years and always take pleasure in showcasing this beautiful Northern coastal region in Spain. We’ve been planning custom itineraries around Spain and Portugal since the year 2000 and more and more of these trips include a few days here in our home region. Have a look at what we consider to be the essential Cantabria and let us know which locations are of most interest to you when you come to visit.

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Driving in Spain and Portugal – 50 Things To Know Before You Go

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…

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Centro Botin Santander Cantabria – Art at its Best on the Bay

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.

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travelling the Costa Brava

Travelling the Costa Brava

Here at Totally Spain we’ve been planning custom itineraries in Spain and Portugal since the year 2000 and frequently recommend travelling the Costa Brava and exploring its historic interior. To give you a taste of its rugged coastline, beautiful coves and charming towns and villages, here are some of our favourite places…

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Totally Spain’s Guide to the Best of the Alentejo Portugal

Here at Totally Spain, we’ve organised custom tours and travelled extensively through Portugal. We’ve written guides on the Lisbon region, the Centro region and Porto and the North Region, and now it’s time for the Alentejo! We love planning trips to this region’s amazing beaches, charming medieval cities and spectacular landscapes. And do we need to mention the excellent regional cuisine and numerous wineries? Combine our recommendations for the Alentejo with a Lisbon citybreak or a touring holiday of Spain’s enchanting Extremadura and AndalusiaContinue reading