Recent news about car hire in Spain and other interesting stuff, including tips and travel guides.

Menu Del Dia: Decoding The Local Lunch

Menu del dia

Lunch time can be long and languid in Spain, particularly in the hot summer months, and is usually served a lot later than in the UK – usually between 1 pm and 3 pm. If you fancy egg and chips or an all-day breakfast, then the many English bars and cafes along the coast will be happy oblige, but if you’re looking for a taste of the real Spain, then head into town and try whatever’s on the Menu del Dia – delicious, authentic value for money. (more…)

Car hire in Spain with children

Car Hire With Children

Hiring a car offers a cost effective, convenient and comfortable way to travel around Spain, especially if you’re on holiday with younger children. You don’t have to worry if the bus will stop for rest breaks, if the driver will complain about the amount of luggage, or if your little angels with behave on the back seat… (more…)

Accommodation in Spain

Parador of Gibralfaro

Spain is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and has a wide range of accommodation options to meet every taste and budget. From castles to campsites, and with some of the best quality accommodation to be found in Europe, you can be sure of finding the ideal base for your stay.

Here’s a run-down of some of the options available for your visit in Spain: (more…)

Bikinis, Benidorm and Barcelona

Bikinis in Barcelona

It’s an accepted rule that visitors should dress respectfully and appropriately when visiting any of the many churches or monuments across Spain, but visitors to the Catalan city of Barcelona should be aware that beachwear is confined to the actual beach and promenade areas, and tourists should cover up or face a significant fine.

The clampdown comes as more and more visitors head to Barcelona for hen and stag parties, once the domain of the southern coastal resorts, which city authorities are trying to discourage. Under the new rules, those found walking the city streets in bikinis or trunks are liable for fines of up to (more…)

Learning to Speak Spanish

Funny Spanish Dictionary

Recent research from UK holiday comparison site Travel Supermarket suggests that more than half of holiday makers attempt to learn a little of the local language when travelling abroad, with Spanish being the most popular language attempted. (more…)