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Where to stay in Marbella

Where to stay in Marbella

At the heart of Spain’s Costa del Sol lies the resort destination of Marbella. With dramatic mountain peaks against a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, it’s no wonder that world travellers flock to Marbella for rest and relaxation. The cuisine is fantastic, the weather is good year-round and there is a nice mix of history, culture, and nightlife. With so many hotels, hostels and villas in Marbella, it can be hard to decide where to stay in Marbella. We’ve put together this guide to help you find the best area of Marbella, along with the best hotels in Marbella for every budget and travel style.  We will cover off all types of Marbella accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Marbella hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Marbella Spain, the best Marbella hotels, best places in Marbella to visit, the best places to stay in Marbella,…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Malaga

Ultimate Travel Guide to Malaga

Malaga is a beachside city within the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. Malaga’s airport is often used as a gateway to the Costa del Sol, with many travellers not setting foot within the actual city itself. And while part of the city is built up of skyrise apartments and hotel resorts where tourists can lounge by the pool and enjoy the year-round fantastic weather, the majority of the city has an incredibly strong artistic and historical past that is very evident in Malaga as it stands today. As well as the city’s palm trees and soft sandy beaches, Malaga is known as being the birthplace of artist Pablo Picasso who is a world-famous artist from the early 20th century. The Picasso Museum Malaga is housed in a converted 16th-century palace within Malaga Old Town, and the artist’s childhood home is also open and renovated with some early works and restored…
Budget Travel Guide to Malaga

Budget Travel Guide to Malaga

Malaga is one of the largest cities on the south coast of Spain, and while it’s long been the gateway to beach resorts on the Costa del Sol, it’s far too often been overlooked as a travel destination in its own right. The city has long played an important role in Andalusian affairs, but it has always been in the shadow of nearby Seville, a city which for a long time was the centre of the vast Spanish Empire. For travellers today, that’s just fine, because it means that compared to the more popular Spanish cities and the package holiday influenced coastline, that Malaga is both a cheap and untouristy city to explore. Marvel at Moorish era architecture, visited the hallowed halls of the Picasso Museum, and indulge in great value local cuisine at the tapas bars and taverns. It’s a great place to visit, and to inspire your next…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Granada

Ultimate Travel Guide to Granada

Granada, situated near Spain’s sunny southern coast, isn’t at the top of most traveller’s Spain travel bucket list, but it should be. Nestled within the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Spain’s Andalusia region, Granada is one of the most historically diverse places in Spain with strong Islamic and Christian influences. It’s also an incredibly captivating city made up of crooked streets lined with tea houses, quintessentially Spanish white-washed buildings and the best tapas scene in the country. The main draw Granada comes from the Alhambra Palace and fortress, which sits on a hill overlooking the city. It’s a monumental complex built in a Moorish/Arab style dating back to the 13th century when this part of Spain was a Muslim region. And when Andalusia became a Christian kingdom years later, the Alhambra was the Royal Court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella who added some Renaissance style in the 15th century.…
Winter in Spain - The Best Places to Visit

Winter in Spain – The Best Places to Visit

When dreaming of an ideal winter vacation in Europe, the average traveler would immediately conjure up images of wandering around German Christmas markets, skiing in the Swiss Alps, or sipping on mulled wine in Vienna. But, what is the Iberian Peninsula like in winter? Spain makes for a perfect getaway for wanderers seeking a warmer winter climate. Visiting Spain in winter allows you to experience a vibrant culture, enjoy food-filled encounters, and witness magnificent architecture without the sizzling heat of summer slowing you down. That’s not even the best part! The lines are much shorter and almost everything is cheaper in winter. If you are still hesitant about visiting Spain in winter, the beauty of these age-old cities and towns may help persuade you. Plan your trip to Spain Need data for your trip to Spain? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King…

Best Destinations in Spain for Culture Enthusiasts and Nature Lovers

While some people travel to Spain for its delicious cuisine and laid-back culture, others want to explore its historical buildings and wonderful landscapes. From its unique palaces, churches, mosques, and museums, to its beaches, forests, and mountains, Spain has something for every traveler! Read our round-up of the most worthwhile tourist attractions in Spain, complete with useful links to get admission tickets online. Find out whether you qualify by visiting EtiasSpain.com Cultural Tourist Attractions in Spain Spanish architecture is full of historical and geographical diversity. This is mostly due to its unique blending of European, Christian and Islamic influences. Many of Spain’s attractions, whether they are buildings, parts of cities, or natural parks have been designated World Heritage sites by UNESCO. In fact, Spain comes in third —after Italy and China— as the country with the highest number of World Heritage Sites in the world. Spain’s Most Beautiful Churches and…
Best Day trips from Barcelona

Best Day trips from Barcelona

Barcelona, the vibrant Spanish city is known for incredible pieces of Antoni Gaudi’s architecture, splendid museums with traditional and contemporary art and its bustling pedestrian street, La Rambla. It attracts visitors from all over the world; with its exquisite dining scene and the rich wine culture, it speaks to foodies and connoisseurs and with endless shopping opportunities, it attracts fashion and design enthusiasts. In Barcelona, you will find everything you may be looking for and more. In this guide, we also wanted to share with you recommendations for the best Barcelona day trips to let you escape the city bustle and discover the beauty of Spain beyond the urban borders. Plan your trip to Spain Need data for your trip to Spain? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't…
Luxury Travel Guide to Marbella

Luxury Travel Guide to Marbella

Marbella is a coastal city situated in the South of Spain, on the Costa del Sol or what is known as Spain’s sunshine coast. Aside from plenty of sunshine and the blue Mediterranean sea, Marbella is famed for being one of the most luxurious destinations for the jet-set crowd. With over 20 beaches spanning the 27 kilometres of shoreline, lively beach clubs and nightlife, lavish resorts, designer shops, incredible fine dining, there is no shortage of things to do for the elite traveller. Aside from luxury resorts and beaches, Marbella has a wealth of culture to discover. Nowadays, it is home to hundreds of luxury properties belonging to celebrities, footballers and Saudi royalty, but Marbella dates back to the era of the Roman and Moors, in fact, you can visit the Roman Villa dating back to 200 AD which is decorated in lavish mosaics in Puerta Banus! A trip to…
23 Things to do in Marbella - That People Actually Do!

23 Things to do in Marbella – That People Actually Do!

Marbella is a seaside resort city in the province of Málaga in Spain. Along the Costa del Sol is a lively 27-kilometre stretch of picture-perfect beaches, Michelin-starred restaurants and charming villas. To the west of Marbella’s main town centre is the Golden Mile, known for its luxurious estates, VIP nightclubs and beach bars, and extravagant yachts docked at the exclusive Puerto Banus marina. Although Marbella is notorious as a party getaway for the rich and elite, there’s far more than meets the eye in this Andalusian paradise. There’s a cultural side that anyone can enjoy exploring, and the dreamy sunsets by the shore create an opportunity for romance. Curious about the diverse range of activities on offer here? Here are 23 things to do in Marbella, Spain, including some lesser-known attractions and sights. Plan your trip to Spain Need data for your trip to Spain? We use Tep Wireless which…
Luxury Travel Guide to Madrid

Luxury Travel Guide to Madrid

Madrid, the city that never sleeps that boasts more bars in one city than anywhere in the world is also the perfect destination for 24-hour luxury. With a rich history, majestic architecture, a passion for all things culinary and plenty of culture, Madrid is the ideal city for every kind of elite traveller. Though Barcelona has always won over the hearts of its visitors, more and more people are discovering the hidden gem that is the capital, the beating heart of Spain. As a young, vibrant city which is still steeped in tradition and culture, it makes for a fascinating city to spend a weekend. From dancing the night away, wandering the streets in the early hours to dining at some of the hippest bars and terraces overlooking the twinkling lights of the city, Madrid has it all. For history, arts and cultural or musical events, every day there is…