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Beautiful Beaches in Spain

by John Bascombe on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

10 Beautiful Beaches and Cozy Coves in Spain

July is the perfect month to hit the beach and cool off in the water. Join us and explore some of Spain’s lesser-known beach paradises.

Beach in Tenerife1. Roque de las Bodegas, Tenerife

Pass the peaks of the northern Tenerife, cross the Anaga Masif, and discover the town of Taganana tucked within island foothills. Then, follow the coast and prepare to indulge in a refreshing gem of a cove right next to Roque de las Bodegas. Slip your bare feet into the fine warm sand along inviting waters that are usually calm enough for kids to safely enjoy a splash. Three beach bars serve up fresh, local seafood –usually caught the very same day. Locally made cheese and wine also offer visitors a toothsome taste of island flavors.  

Granada’s Costa Tropical2. Cala del Pargo, Granada

With its white washed buildings huddled on a small hilltop, the charming town of Salobreña appears not unlike an enormous cream pie perched upon Granada’s Costa Tropical. Nearby, find quaint and decidedly fantastic beaches and coves such as Cala del Pargo, which can only be reached by foot, as it’s divided in half by a big rock. Moderate waves and crystalline waters beckon bathers to beat the heat by plunging into the Mediterranean.      … read more »

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The Mercedes and the Discovery

by John Bascombe on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Although they sound like two cars, in reality these are something quite different. The Mercedes, really Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (Our Lady of Mercy) was a Spanish naval frigate transporting goods and money between the New World and Spain. In 1804, within eye shot of the coast of Spain, this ship was sunk during the battle of Cape Santa Maria… read more »

Top 10 Movie Locations in Spain

by John Bascombe on Thursday, July 03, 2014

Spanish Locations Today, Spain is a country that is very popular with film director and producers. Thanks to the excellent combination of a diverse geography, excellent infrastructure and cheaper filming costs means that you have probably seen more of Spain than you may have imagined. The arrival of the international productions really began in the 50's when David Lean discovered the deserts of Almería when he shot Lawrence of Arabia. In this list, let's see if you recognize any of these Spanish locations… read more »

Ana Matute (1925-2014)

by John Bascombe on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The world has just lost a woman who knew how to capture in words that sense of shock, that childlike disbelief experienced when you suddenly find yourself in the middle of a war occurring right in your front yard (like she did). Ana María Matute has died, a fundamental figure in the literature of post-civil war Spain . Just months ago she finished her latest novel… read more »

Kings of Spain named Felipe

by John Bascombe on Friday, June 20, 2014

Spain has just enthroned her sixth King Felipe. The following is a quick peek at the kingly lives of these six Felipes… read more »

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