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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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Salvador Dalí’s Catalonia – A Guide to the Artist’s Favourite Places

As you’d expect, Catalonia is a hugely popular destination for Totally Spain and our Dalí-themed itineraries are really fun to organise and take part in! Our clients love to visit Dalí’s Catalonia to see the places where the artist was born, when he grew up and played, where he studied and where he found inspiration for his work. Remember, Salvador Dalí exhibited all over the world and travelled significantly but he always came home to his native Catalonia. Here’s why he loved it so much…
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The Best Way to Holiday in Northern Spain

Everybody – from international chefs to the humble pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago – is raving about the North of Spain. But with so much on offer – what’s the best way to see this precious part of Spain? Here at Totally Spain we’ve been planning customised itineraries into Spain since 2000 and being based in Cantabria, we know how to navigate Green Spain, extremely well. Here’s what you need to factor in to your trip :)

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The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Spain

We love what Candy Bigwood posted on her Pinterest board about her HONEYMOON to SPAIN arranged by Totally Spain. Finding the perfect location for a honeymoon is a huge decision and we found Candy’s approach to researching destinations quite unique. And the beautiful images from the locations she and her husband visited last year, are truly inspiring. If you are considering a honeymoon in Spain, check out where she went and have a look at our insider tips and advice below. Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been planning itineraries around Spain and Portugal since the year 2000 and love planning wedding proposals in Spain, romantic breaks and, of course, honeymoons in Spain, as you’ll see below…  Continue reading

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The Unmissable Cordoba Patios Festival

There’s still time to organise a visit to Cordoba’s Courtyard Festival. Don’t miss this chance to view these incredibly beautiful displays undertaken by the residents of these spectacular shared outdoor living spaces. Last December, UNESCO added the Cordoba patios to its heritage of humanity list which protects the life and lifestyle of the patios and what they mean for the local community. This competition dates back to 1918 and always attracts huge interest both nationally and internationally AND we expect this year to be bigger and better because of the UNESCO listing. Continue reading