For the full frantic experience, elbow your way to the bar at Los Diamantes ... Totally Spain (0871 666 0214; totallyspain.com) has several options for visiting Andalusia, including a 10-night self-drive tour staying at Parador hotels in Málaga, Ronda.
MOST people come to visit Jerez for its sherry, flamenco or horses. We came here for its alegria. Looking for the perfect spot to relocate in Spain after marrying ... from any one of the grand hotels that awaits you. Los Jandalos chain of hotels invite.
Bar Pintxo: Joe Miller's tribute to Spain's little dishes serves about 15 sherries ... "complex and nutty," "rich and sweet" or "flight to Jerez." SLS Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 246-5555, sbe.com/restaurants/brands/thebazaar.
Then there is the Mar Menor lagoon – the largest natural pool in the world – if you fancy a dip from the beaches at Lo Pagan, Santiago de La Ribera and Los Alcazares. However, the sport that has really put this quiet corner of Spain on the map is football.
Spain has raised its terror threat level in the wake of Wednesday’s attack on the French weekly Charlie Hebdo, which left 12 people dead and four critically injured. Just hours after the shooting rampage, Spanish authorities announced a level three alert.