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Jon Rahm will make his first professional appearance in Spain at Valderrama

Friday, September 1st, 2017

“I look forward to playing in front of the Spanish fans.” [caption id="attachment_1834" align="alignnone" width="640"] Jon Rahm will make his first professional appearance in Spain at Valderrama. ©Getty Images[/caption] Rising Spanish golf star Jon Rahm will make his first professional appearance in Spain at Valderrama, during the third edition of the Andalucía ...

Literary Andalucia

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

An invaluable companion for anyone who is interested in the literature of Andalucia. Andalucia – A Literary Guide for Travellers by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards (IB Tauris) This is a thoroughly-researched, comprehensive guide to every major writer who has ever lived, or spent time, in Andalucia. From Miguel de Cervantes to Michael Jacobs, ...

New regulations on rental accommodation in Andalucia

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

A large proportion of visitors who come to Andalucia for their holidays rent a self-catering apartment or villa, whether by the beach or inland; in a city or in the mountains. New regulations for tourist accommodation (BOJA Decreto 28/2016) came into force this month (February 2016) to stipulate formally what property owners are obligated ...

Landscapes of Andalucia

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Clockwise Sierra de Ronda near Gaucin. wetlands of Doñana Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Almeria’s desert landscape, used as a location for Series 6 of Game of Thrones. Los Muertos beach in Almeria, with volcanic cliffs. Those of us who are fortunate enough to live here in Andalucia will be ...

6th Copa Jerez – best sherry and food pairing in the world

Friday, June 5th, 2015

This 6th bi-annual cooking and pairing competition showcasing sherry wines is on Tuesday 9 June. Jose Lopez-Montenegro - sommelier of  Atrio restaurant in Caceres. Every two years, the world’s finest chefs and sommeliers come together in Jerez de la Frontera to compete in a unique international gastronomic competition, where dishes are paired with different ...

Andalucia’s celluloid gold: Sherry and the Mystery of the Palo Cortado

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

We read a lot about budget cuts to cultural events and activities as part of the government's austerity measures these days, so it's good to see that celluloid culture in Andalucia continues to hold its own, despite these challenging times. Cinema is already having a good year - three movies shot ...

Special Hotel Collection

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="575" caption="Our new Special Hotel collection only features the finest establishments which we recommend personally."] [/caption] When you're booking your holiday in Andalucia, you want to make sure that you're getting the best hotel in the best location. With such a vast array of places available, how do you ...

La Vendimia – the grape harvest

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Manilva´s grape harvest takes place every year and is known as the ´Feria de Vendimia. Photo by Michelle Chaplow."] [/caption] The calendar here in Andalucia is very much in tune with nature - marked by harvests of seasonal fruits, vegetables and other crops grown all around this fertile ...

New Kitesurfing World Record set in Tarifa on Sunday

Friday, August 29th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15179" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" The Kitesurfing Armada Spain in Tarifa yesterday - Sunday 31 August."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_15155" align="aligncenter" width="566" caption=" On Sunday 352 kitesurfers broke the world record in Tarifa, on Playa de los Lances."][/caption] Yesterday, Sunday 31 August, kitesurfers in Tarifa broke the world record for the most kitesurfers ...

El ronqueo – from whole tuna to tasty tapas, in minutes

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_14288" align="aligncenter" width="455" caption="Diagram of a blue-fin tuna, showing all the cuts. Picture: El Campero restaurant (Barbate, Cadiz)."] [/caption] As a self-confessed foodie, and with an avid interest in all things Andalucian, I was excited to be invited to a ronqueo. For anyone who doesn't know what this is, the concept ...