The white washed, hilltop town of Vejer de la Frontera unquestionably constitutes an oasis in the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. Only 10 minutes drive from the picturesque beaches of El Palmar, this beautiful setting is one of the most alluring towns on Spanish soil. For history buffs, this petite find is a place with special appeal for being an enclave for Southern Europe's oldest civilisations, the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans.Read More
Once upon a time the city of Cádiz held all of the trade with the old world (coming from the Americas) and with that brought great responsibilities and inspired stories. The port with its crenellated sea walls and chunky forts is heavily reminiscent of Havana in Cuba or San Juan in Puerto Rico. We went to Cádiz by crossing the Guadalete river with a catamaran from the fishermen's port town of El Puerto de Santa María. A lot of history buffs work on excavating the truths about this ancient city. It is said that the true city of Cádiz is underwater and is the so-called lost city of Atlantis that we have all been hearing about for ages.Read More
Restaurante El Arriate opened its doors in 2007, with head chef/owner David Méndez and director/wife Eva Baro offering modern and eclectic cuisine to the Costa de la Luzs' town of El Puerto de Santa Maria. They both come from the Andalusian city of Córdoba (Cordova in English), bringing with them hefty and creative ideas. Their philosophy has always been to offer...Read More
Of all the magnificent cities that permeate Spain, perhaps none is as simultaneously fascinating, diverse and historical as Granada. Expect an array of dreadlocked hippies, skinny-jean clad hipsters, religious finders, classical traditionalists and many more mixtures of grand personalities in the city. This is the world's renowned capital of tapas, so enjoy, as an order of cheerful drink gives you a small portion of food on the plate!