Parador de Granada

Visiting the Alhambra de Granada in mid-July isn’t quite as stupid as visiting it in August, but it’s getting there – temperatures often tip over the 40 degrees Celsius mark. What is stupid is when you decide to spurn the cheap local taxis from the centre of the old Albaicín neighbourhood, and walk up the hills…

An Ode To… The menu del día

As the Pound throws itself, lemming-like, off the Brexit cliff, bagging a bargain when you’re travelling in the Eurozone is more essential than ever. Thank goodness for Spain’s wonderful tradition of the Menu Del Día – menu of the day. It is what it says it is. Simple, right? From roadside ventas to even more…

NOBU Marbella

It’s so odd, when you think about it, that chains like the Four Seasons or Ritz-Carlton don’t exist in the luxury-magnets of Marbella and Puerto Banús. Perhaps it’s because of the strong loyalty to the historic enclaves of the Puente Romano and the Marbella Club Hotel – both of which, surely, put this stretch of…

Los Espigones, Puerto Banús

This is a tricky one for us on a number of levels. First up, one of our Editors has been visiting the chiringuito (beach restaurant), Los Espigones, near the flash and splash of Puerto Banús for decades. It’s her family’s regular Sunday haunt when the sun gets warm. A table of 15, sometimes more, gets…

Mercado Merced, Málaga

The coastal city of Málaga, often overlooked by holidaymakers, is home to market devoted to Spanish street food.

Bolonia, Costa de la Luz

The jewel of the Costa de la Luz, this hideaway seaside town boasts Europe’s finest stretch of sand and its tallest sand dune.

An Ode to… Paella

Tinted golden by saffron and packed with the finest produce, a good paella is hard to find.

An Ode to… Jamón

Spanish cured ham, created by pigs that roam under acorn trees, is the finest in the world. Here’s where to eat it.

An Ode to… Mercadona’s fish counter

Visiting Spain isn’t just about eating out in great restaurants (well, it mostly is). For us, it’s about getting our hands on the finest produce available.