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Visiting La Rioja in Summer

Visiting La Rioja in Summer? Totally Spain asked long-term Riojan resident Tom Perry about visiting La Rioja during the summer. Having worked in the wine exportation business for almost four decades, he knows the La Rioja wine region and the industry better than most. Take it away Tom!

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Madrid in Summer – Tips to Beat the Heat

Madrid is a wonderful city to visit anytime of the year – but visiting in July or August does present a challenge. It’s a time when the locals move to the mountains or the coast. Although it is hot, you can still have a good time and get around and sight-see. You just need to be smart about what to do. Here are 12 tips to enjoying Madrid in Summer…
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Basque Country & Portugal Combined Tours

Although our name mightn’t suggest it – Totally Spain – we handle and organise many trips to Portugal. We have long been enchanted by this great country for its amazing food, superb wines, beautiful architecture and interesting history. And the quality of the service providers and the level of customer care in Portugal is second to none. We love suggesting combined Spain and Portugal itineraries which are always a success with our clients – take for example the case of Irene and her family…

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Self-Catering in Cantabria

Traditionally a destination for Spaniards escaping the soaring temperatures of the South in July and August, Cantabria in Northern Spain is now attracting international visitors thanks to great connections by plane with Ryanair and ferry with Brittany Ferries. Visitors love the combination of beautiful beaches, stunning mountain-ranges, excellent food, enchanting towns and villages and its top quality self-catering accommodation. And the fact that it hasn’t been spoiled by mass tourism and is still very much off the beaten path is very appealing for a family holiday.

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