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Blue skies and 18C water: why surfing in southern Spain is the perfect winter escape
A new surf camp in Andalucía offers sunshine and a high chance of perfect waves, combined with low prices and a friendly vibe

Sam Haddad

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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10 of the best secret retreats in the Canary Islands
Volcanic views, tasty tapas and terrific value … Enjoy some winter sunshine on Tenerife, Lanzarote and other Canaries

Annabelle Thorpe

08, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Spain tops world’s best tourist villages ranking with three awards
UN World Tourism Organization’s list of 32 best places worldwide for small community tourism also includes villages in China, Morocco and Ecuador

Nazia Parveen

28, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Rail journey of the month: Lisbon to Vigo via Porto, past dunes, rivers and the Atlantic
Our slow travel expert enjoys the cross-border Celta train between Portugal and Spain, and not only because it costs just €5.25

Nicky Gardner

06, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Our honeymoon in Mallorca – with a screaming toddler, dodgy stomachs and no loo roll
It wasn’t the romantic getaway this couple had planned but could Mallorca still work its magic on them?

James Wallace and Victoria Wallace

16, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Cadaqués, secretive star of Spain’s Costa Brava
This hidden cove has drawn artists for generations but the ex-hippy seaside town has maintained its independent character

Stephen Burgen

01, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Guggenheim effect: how the museum helped transform Bilbao
The Basque city locals remember as grimy and industrial has changed a lot since the Frank Gehry-designed building sprang up 25 years ago

Sam Jones in Bilbao

31, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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A lesson in slow travel: walking the Camino de Santiago with my brother
When three siblings hike the Camino de Santiago, the fact that one has Down’s syndrome makes some things tricky, but the whole trip far more rewarding

Manni Coe

22, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s 23C in the evening’ – readers’ best autumn breaks in Europe
Hot chocolate in the Hague, Halloween fun in Transylvania, nights out in Málaga – our tipsters share their best trips

Guardian readers

20, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Why did I need an international permit to collect a hire car in Spain?
InterRent refused to give it to me because I only had my old-fashioned paper driving licence

Zoe Wood

04, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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In and out of Spain and Portugal: a road trip up the Guadiana River
Bristling with castles and old port towns, the river that forms much of the Iberian border is peaceful and characterful – and you don’t have to start off on a zipwire

Lesley Gillilan

08, Sep, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Rail route of the month: the slow train from France to Spain
Our slow travel expert dodges the high-speed TGV and takes a regional train from Avignon bound for Portbou, just over the Spanish border

Nicky Gardner

06, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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