It’s that time of year when stores tell us to start thinking about gift ideas for friends and family. Working as travel planners on the ground in Spain since the year 2000, here at Totally Spain, we get asked by clients what gifts from Spain to buy. We’ve already produced a guide to shopping in Spain (with the all-important store opening hours) so today, here are a few of our favourite ideas for gifts from Spain…
Here at Totally Spain, our clients have been known to ‘splash out’ on certain things when travelling in Spain but that’s usually because we are able to find them some great deals and get them a bit more bang for their buck. After 16 years of designing itineraries throughout Spain and Portugal, we know a lot about providing great value for money when devising a trip to Spain. Here are some of our favourite Money Saving Travel Tips in Spain which we encourage you to try out!
We are frequently contacted by our clients researching the best shopping in Spain before they travel and others in need of assistance while they are travelling around Spain. After 16 years of answering questions and providing advice (we’ve been based here doing this since 2000) we thought it was high time we provided our very own Totally Spain Guide to the Best Shopping in Spain.
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…
We blog a lot about food. And museums. And places to travel to. But there’s another activity that most of us do when on holidays (even those of us who work in the sector) that we haven’t touched on recently and that’s shopping. Love it or loathe it – if you’re looking to buy a quality keepsake in Spain – Spanish shoes are a pretty safe bet. Here’s why we’ve been recommending shoes to clients ever since Totally Spain set up as a Spain-based travel specialist back in the year 2000.
With just a few months to go before the Sailing Championships kick off on the 8 September, we’re sharing our FREE Insider Guide to the City of Santander. Packed full of activities, foodie tips and practical advice for a stay in Santander, it’s useful for competitors, friends and family, media and the ISAF officials travelling into Santander for the event.