Canary Islands • Quiet & Beautiful Playa de la Tejita

Come to Playa de la Tejita, on the south coast of the island of Tenerife, if you would like to escape the masses flocking to the beaches found on the opposite side of la Montaña Roja. The sand here is finer and softer, the water is a bit cleaner and clearer in my opinion, and the…

Canary Islands • New Flavors, Renewed Satisfaction

GELATERIA DEMAESTRI IN EL MÉDANO, TENERIFE This place kept me coming back for more. Who would have thought? I’ve spent a fair share of time in Italy (shoving my face with the best gelato in the world) so that’s saying something. What made this place unique from other gelaterias in the area is that they have new flavors…

Canary Islands • Hiking a Volcanic Peak in Tenerife

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, and you don’t mind your shoes turning pink, why not hike to the top of this volcanic peak, planted right on the southern coast of Tenerife? Montaña Roja is only 171 meters tall, however, I won’t lie – this hike is a workout. It’s quite steep and trickier than it looks. Be prepared…

Cabo de Gata, Spain • For True Nature Lovers 

Cabo de Gata is a natural park close to Almeria, in southern Spain. Beautiful and uncontainable beaches, quiet atmosphere (apart from August, when tourism reaches more or less every spot of the earth) and nature surround the joy of taking a road trip to this place. To have a car is a useful tip for…

Ibiza, Spain • The Best Kept Seafood Secret

There’s an hidden place in Ibiza, where you can taste one of the best paellas on the island. The restaurant is owned by an original Iberian Peninsula citizen and it has the magical atmosphere that you expect from a Spanish spot: warm, cozy and absolutely genuine. The restaurant is set precisely in Sant Antoni de Portmany,…

Madrid, Spain • A Secret Beach…That’s Underground

Who said that Spain’s capital doesn’t have a beach? Café by day, restaurant by night, Ojalá  (“Hopefully” in Spanish) is here to prove us all wrong. Located in Malasaña, Madrid’s coolest district, this popular joint attracts hipsters, students and young city dwellers looking for the sand that the city can’t offer them anywhere else in…

Toledo, Spain • Medieval Delights

Around 75km south of Madrid lies the historical walled city of Toledo. It’s known as “the city of three cultures” owing to the co-existence of Christians, Arabs and Jews during the Middle Ages, which is why the city boasts such a vast array of architecture. From the moment you enter through its gates, you’ll understand why it was…

San Sebastián, Spain – Basque in 2016’s European Capital for Culture

This Tip is provided by English Explorer, Matt Mills There are few coastal cities that I’ve visited which are able to contend with the un-spoilt beauty of San Sebastián, Northern Spain and its Bay of La Concha (the shell). The turquoise water is sometimes calm and motionless, as if frozen, but within minutes the waves…

Madrid – Passion for Pizza & Good Books

This tip has been suggested by our Spanish Explorer: Maria Gil Ortega Without any doubt, Madrid’s Letter District is an obliged stop-over if you are visiting the city. It is ubicated in the artistic centre, near Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and offers a tour through local merchants, art galleries,…

Spain • Camino de Santiago, The Way to Find Oneself

Some days ago I interviewed Irene Trancossi, a 21 year old photography student, who last summer undertook a big adventure on her own. After having spoke with her, I started to report what she told me, and my head flew away to another country and to the soul of billions of people that before Irene started…

Granada, Spain – Ice Cream, Cocktails and Great Views

This Tip has been suggested by our British Explorer: Rachel Smith You will find hoards of tourists making their way to the San Nicolas viewpoint, waiting in line to get the token photo of them sitting on the wall smiling, with the Alhambra Palace in the background. While this spot is still definitely worth paying…

Madrid – Following in Street Artists’ Footsteps

This tip has been suggested by our Spanish Explorer: Maria Gil Ortega We  already know that Madrid has many cultural things to do: art galleries, culture centres, music venues… What is not so well known is the other side of Madrid life, the one that comes out from the barrio, and proposes an alternative nightlife. There are…