As travel planners and avid travellers, here at Totally Spain, we’ve come across our fair share of scary locations on our travels throughout Spain and Portugal since we started out back in the year 2000. We tend not to include them in our client itineraries for obvious reasons– but given that Halloween is fast approaching, we thought we’d share our recommendations here.
Cantabria in the Autumn is a wonderful place to visit and going by the weather so far all the signs are that this year it will be a warm one. At Totally Spain we’ve been living and planning custom holidays in the North of Spain since the year 2000, and we love to encourage those who can, to travel to Cantabria out of season. It can be a real treat for many reasons and so much easier to get around once the summer visitors have gone home.
Our clients have been known to “splash out” on certain things when travelling in Spain but equally love finding a bargain or getting a bit more bang for their buck. We thought we’d put together a guide to Savvy Savings in Spain to make it easy for everybody to find great value for money when on holidays here.
We’ve been tracking San Sebastian’s rise to the culinary hall of fame since we first lived in the Basque Country over 15 years ago. As Europe’s City of Culture in 2016, the cultural calendar has finally caught up with the chefs and it really is a world class destination for all the senses.
As travel specialists based in Spain, we receive lots of requests for Christmas packages. When responding, we always explain that the holiday season in Spain is a marathon-like event with no less than a whopping five days of full-on celebration over the two weeks of Christmas. The five key holiday dates are Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 31, Jan 1 and Jan 6. Bars and restaurants are open on most of these days but shops, museums and other businesses and attractions could be shut on the afternoon of Dec 24, all day on Dec 25, the afternoon of Dec 31, all day Jan 1 and all day on Jan 6. If you are thinking about visiting Spain to see how the Spanish celebrate Christmas, here are some of the traditions we enjoy ourselves and think you should factor into your trip…
September is a fantastic month to visit Spain. Not so hot, not so crowded and when much of the Northern hemisphere is switching on the heating and getting out the boots and sweaters, you are still able to enjoy a day out on the sea or a hike and picnic in the hills.