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I like to think of the Catalonian region of El Baix Empordà as Spain's more affordable answer to Tuscany. It's all rolling fields, crumbling hilltop medieval ruins and teeny, stone-carved towns, with the bonus of exceptional beaches. The nicest, around.
Finding the right villa that also gives you access to the beach and good restaurants can be a tall order on Tenerife unless you opt for a hotel complex. Las Villas in the Bahía del Duque Hotel combine all the privacy of a villa vacation within a sandal.
The Castell d' Empordà , near La Bisbal, is a four-star Costa Brava hotel offering excellent Catalan cooking, contemporary interiors and spectacular rural views. Rooms from £130 a night. Read the full review. The Hotel Blau Mar, in Llafranc, is a classy.
The phrase “golf resort” generates a collage of clichéd imagery; precisely trimmed green turf, shiny golf carts and the middle-aged elite of big business, dressed in polo shirts and argyle sweaters, cementing mega-bucks deals. Oh, and Donald Trump.
Blackboard menus list dishes featuring seasonal produce of the Empordà region and seafood caught off the Cap de Creus. In fine weather the ... Before we had arrived in Spain Mr. Garés had put me in touch with Paco Pérez, the chef and co-owner, with his.
Asturias's cool capital Oviedo might feel like the most obvious place to knock back local cider, but it's fun-loving seaside Gijón that hosts the real summer cider revelry. Come late August, the Fiesta de la Sidra Natural sees cider-pouring.
It's a land of family-run hotels and fish restaurants owned by fishermen, and its huge popularity with the French self-drive mob means few British tour operators get a look-in — indeed, this is one of the few destinations to which I'd recommend.
Stay in boutique and spa hotels on the Costa Blanca ... www.viamichelin.com is a useful website for checking distances and routes. Book hire cars before you travel, as the credit crunch in Spain has led to many companies cutting down their available.
Table 10 in the dining room of the Hotel Empordà offers two very different but equally fascinating views. Out of the large window diners can see the Pyrenees in the distance with the rich farmland of the Costa Brava close by. In the other direction is.