The Lemon Tree Retreat: A Family-Friendly Hotel in Spain’s Deep Country

The Lemon Tree Retreat is near La Alhama in Granada province. We recently had the opportunity to discover El Amparo, aka The Lemon Tree Retreat in the Axarquia mountains of Granada province. This small luxury bed and breakfast is run by expats Nick, who is British, and Aussie Jody, together with their stellar [...]

Obama sprinkles stardust on Seville tourism conference (and Spain Savvy)

The following is a guest post written exclusively for Spain Savvy by travel journalist Fiona Flores Watson  Spain Savvy and Barack Obama at the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Seville Sarah Gemba, director of Spain Savvy, with 44th US President, Barack Obama. Tourism’s most important annual event, the WTTC Global [...]

Spain Savvy on Enjoy Living Abroad Blog

We were thrilled to be featured on Karen McCann's "Enjoy Living Abroad" blog where we discussed what it's like to visit Seville in winter.  Karen also interviewed our founder Sarah Gemba on what brought her to live abroad and how she enjoys life here! Check it out at this link: Sarah & Seville: A Love [...]

Spain Savvy Destination Spotlight: Mojácar, Almería

The Spain Savvy family is back from our summer vacation and while it's still fresh, we want to share what we discovered in this beautiful corner of southeast Spain during our six-day jaunt as a family (2 adults and 3 children - ages 7, 5 and 2).  The Spain Savvy children are good little explorers [...]

Spain Savvy Destination Spotlight: Granada

The following is a guest post written exclusively for Spain Savvy by Lucy Williams Granada is a beautiful and special place to visit in Spain. Last stronghold of the Moorish kings, it’s infused with history and culture. But it’s not all monuments and dusty churches. There are elegant modern buildings. Interactive science museums. Arab-style baths. There’s [...]

Spain Savvy Destination Spotlight: Zufre: The Village in the Clouds

The following is a guest post written exclusively for Spain Savvy by Lucy Williams Just an hour from Seville, in the Sierra de Aracena and the Picos de Aroche Natural Park, is the stunning white village of Zufre. Perched 450 meters above sea level, it has breath-taking views over the nearby reservoir and lakes. Steeped in [...]

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Spain Savvy Destination Spotlight: Santa Olalla and Real de la Jara (Sierra Norte of Seville)

The following is a guest post written exclusively for Spain Savvy by Lucy Williams A feast for the senses. A mountain getaway a stone’s throw from Seville. Castles, stunning countryside and the best Iberian ham. What more could you ask for on a day trip? Ancient fortifications, breath-taking views and delicious food. And all within [...]

Spain Savvy Destination Spotlight: El Castillo de las Guardas

Just under an hour from Seville in the Sierra Norte is an animal and nature wonderland just waiting to be discovered!  The Castillo de las Guardas Reserve is a complex with an on-site Old West-themed hotel as well as rustic bungalows, a lakefront restaurant and the 15 kilometer expanse of natural habitats where the animals [...]

Spain Savvy Destination Spotlight: Costa Brava

Here at Spain Savvy, when someone asks us where they should take a day trip from Barcelona, our first answer is always the beautiful Costa Brava.  There are many different ways to visit this beautiful coastline, and below are just a couple we suggest - consulting with our guests first on their specific interests, activity [...]

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