Cantabria in Spain is world-famous for its Paleolithic cave art, magnificent beaches and gastronomy but not many people know it’s a key place too in the colourful history of Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. At Totally Spain, we’re just back from a visit to Gaudi’s Capricho in Comillas, Cantabria and if you are a fan of design, architecture and photography, here are 8 reasons why you really should visit Comillas and Cantabria too…
Keen to explore Andalusia in Southern Spain from the comfort of our favourite Spanish hotel chain? This unique 10-night Self-Drive Southern Spain Parador Tour takes in the enchanting cities of Granada, Cordoba and Seville meaning you get to see the Alhambra, the Mezquita, the Giralda and the Plaza de España – as well as lesser-known UNESCO-listed locations such as Antequera (famous for its dolmens), Úbeda (achingly beautiful olive groves) plus the enchanting Sierras de Cazorla Nature Reserve.
Gastronomy is a key element in this Parador self-drive itinerary as you’ll enjoy the best gazpachos, grilled prawns, fish baked in salt, cured tuna called mojama, cured meats, wines, sherries and so much more. We’ll plan your itinerary so you can avoid the crowds and really experience and enjoy these incredible monuments, city squares and countryside vistas. This tour provides a terrific overview of the area and will no doubt leave you wanting to return for more.
Totally Spain has paired up with Spanish Paradores, one of our favourite Spanish hotel chains, to bring you this unique 10-night Self-Drive Northern Spain Parador Tour of one of our favourite parts of the Iberian Peninsula – Northern Spain and the stunning regions of Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia. Experience some of the best food in Spain along with some of the finest beaches and coastal scenery. As well as dramatic mountain areas and charming towns and cities such as Bilbao, San Sebastian, Santander and Santiago de Compostela. And best of all? No crowds. This tour provides a terrific overview of the area and will no doubt leave you wanting to return for more.
Ordering wine in Spain. From the rustic taverns to the elegant Michelin-starred restaurants, wherever you go in Spain, you’ll want to order and enjoy amazing wines. Here at Totally Spain, when we’re not busy organising custom Spain and Portugal tours for our clients, we’re lucky enough to be able to sample and savour great wines. Here are some of our practical tips and general insights into ordering wine in Spain.
Going for tapas in Spain is a little bit different to dining at the tapas bars you might be familiar with outside Spain. If you’d like to know how the locals do it here – with all the unwritten rules that ensue including where to go, what to order and how much and when to pay, read on for the Totally Spain Guide to Tapas in Spain!