We’ve always been keen cooks and have been yet again gripped by the Masterchef series here in Spain. Last year, we signed up for cooking classes at a local Michelin-star restaurant in Cantabria and never miss out on the many cooking workshops in the region also where we always pick up some tips and tricks on selecting and preparing local ingredients.
Congratulations to charming Vitoria in the Basque Country on being elected Spain’s Gastronomy Capital for 2014! This terrific win comes just a year after being Europe’s Green Capital so this city certainly knows well how to go about making a success of these prestigious awards.
2013 has been a challenging year for many in Spain but one sector that has really bucked the downturn is tourism. Overall visitor numbers are up significantly and here at TotallySpain.com we have seen our numbers increase too. As we approach 2014, Ken Baldwin & Belen Encinas, the founders of Totally Spain, talk us through the past 12 months.
Spain is great for a family holiday but why a surfing package in Northern Spain you say? Not only is it historically a great place to surf – but we believe that the milder climate in Northern Spain is a bonus for families who want to be active in the middle of the day during the hot summer months. We also think you’ll enjoy the cultural amenities and the foodie vibe. Remember the tapas in the North are unbeatable!
We’ve been booking hotel rooms in Spain for clients since the year 2000 and part of that process is briefing clients on what to expect when they book their hotels in Spain and what extras they can ask for upon arrival. Because most of our clients here at Totally Spain come from the US, the UK, Canada and Australia, our advice is coming from an Anglo-Saxon perspective.