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 [...]

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 [...]

Celebrating One Year of Spain Savvy

Here at Spain Savvy, we are coming up on one year of operation and are so pleased with how our project is turning out.  Since our inception, we have served over 200 clients and there are many more on the horizon.  It is truly a pleasure to be working so hard, every day, on something we [...]

2018: The Year of Murillo in Seville

The following is a guest post written exclusively for Spain Savvy by Lucy Williams In 2018, Seville is celebrating the Year of Murillo. But, who was Murillo and why is he important? Murillo was a Spanish Baroque painter, born in Seville 400 years ago this year. He was best known for his religious paintings, but he [...]

By |2018-05-08T07:34:33+00:00December 26th, 2017|culture corner, Seville, travel planning|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2018-05-11T11:25:45+00:00November 21st, 2017|destination spotlight, travel planning|0 Comments

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 [...]


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