Spain

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Regardless of we are sharing travel stories from all over the world, one country has a special place in our hearts: España! Therefore we have created a collection – Spanish Travel Stories by Besides the Obvious – out of all the amazing places that we had the chance to visit so far in the Peninsula Iberica.

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¡Olé! ¡Viva España!

 

Bordeaux Place de la Bourse

8 amazing non-capital cities to visit in Europe

Have you already visited all the big capital cities in Europe?! This is great! But let’s not forget that capitals are usually multinational melting points, and regardless of the amazing sightseeing spots, you can face many catchy tricks, standardized offers, a crowd of tourists, and less authenticity. As they say, to understand the real sense …

Vitoria Besides the Obvious

Vitoria-Gasteiz and what National Geographic missed about it

This an article about Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of Basque Country, which has been included into the list of 25 ‘Best of the World’ destinations to travel in 2021 by National Geographic for 2021. National Geographic mentions every year its favourite 25 destinations to “inspire future travels and remind us why we love to travel”. Cool, …

La Geria Rubicon Besides the Obvious

The Malvasia Wine Route of La Geria, Lanzarote

This is a wine route on Lanzarote island following the path of the history along five strategic locations in La Geria Region, in the south of the island. This route has 7 stops: including 4 cellars and 3 nice towns. All together the path is 19km long, but you can get fun out of it …

Tasting Canarian Gastronomy

Tasting Canarian Gastronomy

After spending 3 weeks on the Canary Islands, we cannot move on without dedicating an article to tasting Canarian Gastronomy. Overall the Canarian food is made up of a variety of exquisite ingredients that are part of its traditional dishes. In the below list you can find our favorite typical Canarian dishes & drinks along with some recommended …

The 15 most romantic islands in the world

Looking for a romantic trip idea or the perfect island vacation? This list is not in order of preference, but obviously includes all our favorites, all the romantic, dreamy and lovely islands from all over the world that we love. So let’s review the 15 most romantic islands in the world – according to Besides …

Teguise, Lanzarote Island, Spain

Teguise: white heritage and mahogany crosses in the old capital of Lanzarote

This is an article about Teguise town, one of the most important historic towns all over Canary Islands, Spain. Teguise is the largest municipality on the island, reaching both East and West coasts. Teguise town was the old capital of Lanzarote from the first half of XV Century to the second half of the XIX …

Vuelta a La Graciosa – A day trip on the 8th Canary Island

La Graciosa is one of the volcanic Canary Islands. It is located 2 km north of the island of Lanzarote, and it is administrated by the municipality of Teguise. The island is part of the Chinijo Archipelago. Its length is 8 km and the width is 4 km, making a total area of 29 km2. Only in …

The perfect round trip on Lanzarote island – Top 15 spots to discover

When we had planned our stay on the Canary Islands, we decided to spend the first ten days on Fuerteventura island and from there to approach the island of Lanzarote via ferry, and ideally also to stay there for 10 days. Since it was the second island on our tour, frankly speaking, we focused more …

Arrecife, a stroll through a real capital on Lanzarote Island

This is an article about Arrecife on Lanzarote Island, Spain. Once you step on Lanzarote you immediately realize that is wealthy, organized, clean, nice and beautiful. White short cute houses contrasting with the black volcanic landscape. On the island there is only one small city, Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote, very different from the cute …

Jandia Peninsula: the wild welcoming South on Fuerteventura Island

Jandia Peninsula is deserted, still wild and completely amazing. It was not until the beginning of the 20th century when that area began to develop with some agriculture, livestock and salt mining. The first hotel opened its gate to customers in 1966. Currently now, Morro Jable is the main town in the whole island to …

Vuelta a Fuerteventura: Top 20 spots to make the perfect roundtrip around this Canary island

If you have only a limited time on Fuerteventura island, here you can find the perfect itinerary with the Top 20 spots that you cannot miss out on. The route starts from the North, following the path on the Western coast, down to the South, and coming back on the Eastern coast to the North. …

Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo, the Northern Star of Fuerteventura. 7 things to do within a 4-day-long visit.

This article is about Corralejo, the main touristic spot in the north of Fuerteventura Island in Canary Islands, Spain. Corralejo is currently catchy, cute and funny. It has everything you need to spend the perfect vacation either if you come in a couple, with a group of friends, family or even alone. It does not …

7 villages in Matarraña and Terra Alta: a cultural border territory

This article is about an amazing natural and cultural region in North-Eastern Spain. This region is split into two political regions (Aragon and Catalunya) but it has a common history, cultural similarities and its inhabitants speak the same language. In the Catalan side we speak about Terra Alta Comarca to define the territory where we …

6 places in Euskadi. A route along the Basque Coast.

This article is going to show some of the best spots along the Basque Coast. We will start our path in the French side of the Basque Country, getting into Guipuzcoa province already in Spanish territory to reach the Eastern Biscay in a short distance trip. That way of doing allows the traveller to enjoy …

Rice fields in Albufera de Valencia

Albufera de Valencia: 3 perspectives of the rice fields

Albufera is an urban oasis surrounded by rice fields and forest. Visit it is the way to understand the origin of Valencian gastronomy including the very well-known Paella. It is only from 10 km to 30 km from the city but to arrive there means pure nature, dreamy sunsets, botanic treks, boat trips and calmness …

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