The little community of Finestrat has a split personality. It's a pretty old town perched on a limestone cliff a few kilometres from Benidorm. But it's also a beach resort with some of the worst over-development you're likely to see anywhere on the Costa Blanca.
Fresh seafood, perhaps with a chilled glass of white wine, is one of the best things about Spanish eating. Here's how to find your way round a seafood menu, with English translations
The oldest restaurant in the world has been serving meals in Madrid for almost three centuries. And over the years, they've had some interesting guests...
They're a regular roadside sight in Spain. Huge black bulls dominating the skyline. But why are they there, and who put them up in the first place?
Ávila has the most spectacular medieval city walls in Spain. They look like something out of a fairy tale, especially floodlit at night.
Plenty of tourists head for Santander and Bilbao on the ferry. Most then disappear southwards to the costas...but both cities, though completely different, are well worth a stay.
The Pyrenees are green and spectacularly beautiful in summer, a real contrast to the Costas. Here are some highlights we found in the mountains of Aragón.
The little town of Villajoyosa has a great Moros y Cristianos fiesta. It’s unlike any other in Spain - and let’s face it, there’s quite a lot of competition in that department
A gentle coastal walk southwards from the tower at the Malladeta headland on the outskirts of Villajoyosa, taking in five of La Vila’s beaches on the way.
Let's face it, Benidorm has a certain reputation. And its (allegedly) sinful past is the reason for the Benidorm Cross, the huge crucifix that overlooks the high rise hotels and the beautiful beaches.