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After a few days in Barcelona, my plan is to fly to Seville and spend two nights, then make my way towards Granada before going back to Madrid to catch a flight back to the US. During this time I will have about 5 nights not including Seville. I also don't have to go through Granada as long as I can get back to Madrid (for instance, from Nerja?)
After Seville what smaller towns should I visit? I have heard Ronda and Nerja but I am open to suggestion. I am a single 32 year old female probably going to be alone on this leg of my trip and would love to meet people, but I love the outdoors, and anything scenic. Don't care so much about nightlife necessarily but it can be fun. I also would love to go running in these towns so anything where that can work out is a plus.
Thanks for your suggestions.
I am looking to rent a villa for 4 days from Aug 22nd to 26th for 10-12 people. I would appreciate recommendations please.
Me and my boyfriend have booked a last minute flight to Mallorca. We're arriving next Monday! We don't have much time to research this before booking accommodation and I wondered if anyone could help us with an itinerary.
We're arriving into Palma and flying out of there a week later. We totally want to avoid the touristy party scene. We will probably hire a car, and are keen to move around the island. We're looking for nice beaches, relaxing places to stay, pretty towns, and some hiking would be a major bonus.
If you have any suggestions we'd be so grateful.
Is it necessary to have air conditioning in southern Spain in August?
I am looking at accommodation and not really sure as many places don't seem to have it??
I am planning to walk the Camino for 10 days in October. I would like suggestions of cheap, good tours that will carry your bags and get you a cheap place to stay with hot water. I would like to walk 10-12 miles a day. (Also, any strong opinions about what part are welcome, but I was thinking the last 150 km or so.)
Off to Madrid for a couple of days at the end of next month, and I just had 3 questions:
1. Can any one recommend any good places for breakfast in/around the Las Ventas area? ( hotel is in between las ventas and el carmen metro stops). I have never been to that area of town so haven't a clue where is best to eat.
2. El Escorial - how long is needed to see the main parts? I've noticed it is free entry for EU citizens between 5pm-and 8pm and wanted to take advanatge of that, but wasn't sure if it would be feasible to cram it all in in 3 hours.
3. Toledo - in terms of crowds/ease of travel, am I better off visiting on a Friday or a Saturday? I'm leaning toward Friday - but then I would have to battle with commuters on the train?
Me and my husband we looking to escape for 3 nights ( begginning of July) somewhere in Spain in order to get some sun and get away from cloudy London before I give birth. I will be 7 months pregnant, I have checked with airlines and it is still fine for me to fly.
We looking to go somewhere by the beach to relax.
Do you have any suggestions?
I am looking many differerent places Majorca, Menorca, Tenerife etc.
Do you know any nice hotel with a nice sandy beach nearby?We will have a car for emergency but we don't want to have to travel long way to go to the beach.
Also a hospital around the area is necessary in case of an emergency.
I have a week and I would like to do the Camino de Santiago de Compostela and get the Certificate
I'm looking around for understand which one is the best starting point for the walking
my flight land in Santiago at 7,30 pm on wednesday 26/6 and I didn't find any transport to Sarria late enough (the last one it's at 8pm.)
Where do you think it will be better to start landing at that time?
Do you think that Lugo is the best one? (there should be a bus at 5,45 AM the day after reaching Lugo at 7,50)
thanks for your help
Hi, there's a two-year-old posting on this but I'm hoping that someone will have more recent information. I'll be flying into Malaga and need to get to Jerez. I'll be staying in Jerez for awhile so I don't need the most efficient. What options are there and which is best for what reason? Is there a shuttle service? Buses? Train? Rent a car (I haven't driven in a year and wonder if I'm up to it in a new place).
Hi, my husband and I will be travelling to Spain in September, spending most of our time in Andalucia. Unfortunately our time is restricted as we only have three weeks. We are wanting to spend three nights in either Cadiz or Jerez - can anyone offer advice about where would be best? Whichever we choose, we think we will try and fit in a day trip to the other. Or should we be looking at San Lucar instead?
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My partner and I are planning camping in northern Spain end of June beginning of July. We will have a car & tent, we'd like reasonable facilities (clean, hot water showers, but dont need much more) but most important of all, great location and a feeling of being away from it all. We're thinking of a few nights by the sea and maybe a few nights in the Picos de Europa. We like hiking, swimming and good food, so will be happy pretty much anywhere except we'd prefer not to be in big sites where everyones squashed up in rows!
If anyone's got some favourite sites please let us in on your secret!
We're then heading across the Pyrenees towards Perpignan - so if you know good campsites on route that's also great.
I want to do a bit of walking in spain. Im looking at the northern route camino.
The sections im looking at are section 2 bilbao to santander of section 1 in reverse bilbao to san sebastion. My question is which of these is the more scenic? also is it possible to do section 1 in reverse? obviously it is but will the places along the route to stay let you stay if your not walking the camino the right way round and getting the stamps?
I plan to visit Bilbao next May to see the Guggenheim and would like recommendations for a clean, safe hotel not too far from the Guggenheim. I am a senior, female and would like one with an elevator for higher floors. I know there is a really fancy place across from the museum, but I would like to find something a little less expensive. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Where in Madrid can you buy a SIM card for Lyca mobile phones? Any ideas?
Has anyone been there?
My department in the UK is in the process of of centralising it's pharmaceutical testing labs.This means there's a high chance a number of my department (including me) might be moved out to Porrino to do our jobs from there.
So my question would be what's it like in that general area? Is there an expat community out there? (I'm not sure it would be on the same scale as other areas in Spain, say Barca or Madrid).
Anyone got any experience of being out there?
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