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The ultimate guide to every major destination, for the elite traveler. Join us as we tour the world’s best hotels, the finest restaurants and all of the world’s leading luxury travel offerings.

Sailing the Balearics: The Best Marinas and Regattas

By Alex Martin

Sailing the Balearics is a common ambition among yachtsmen. This collection of stunning Spanish islands is the go-to destination for summer yachting in the Mediterranean with a great chance of fair conditions and an endless choice of well-equipped ports. Whether you are short on time or have the whole summer to explore, Mallorca and its surrounding islands are perfect for […]

VIP Guide to the Best Music Festivals in Spain

By Alex Martin

Few countries know how to host a music festival better than Spain. This summer, some of the biggest artists in the world, from DJs to rock legends, will perform in front of huge crowds across the Iberian nation. To celebrate the return of the festival season, Elite Traveler brings you a VIP guide to six of the best music festivals […]

DiverXO

Madrid’s first ever three-Michelin starred restaurant, DiverXO is more idiosyncratic than many others that have achieved this covetable status. The brainchild of Spanish chef-owner David Muñoz, the unique menu fuses Iberian and Asian cuisine within highly unusual dishes served as works of culinary art – often being painted by staff onto plate ‘canvasses.’ With outlandish decor featuring ominous swarms of black […]

Quique Dacosta

Nestled between mountains and sea, this avant-garde restaurant seems anomalous in the small traditional town of Dénia. Chef Quique Dacosta has been making waves on the fine dining scene for decades with his original style, attracting a string of food aficionados who travel from far and wide just to dine here. He belongs to a new generation of chefs who […]

Mugaritz

Since its opening in 1998, Mugaritz has become an institution of modern gastronomy. Andoni Luis Aduriz has taken the culinary world by storm with his high-tech cuisine, producing a menu that constantly reinvents itself according to the season and the chef’s own flights of fancy. The contemporary farmhouse conversion is set in the hills, five miles southeast of San Sebastián.

Mugaritz

Martín Berasategui

An essential destination for lovers of haute cuisine, Martín Berasategui’s restaurant is a culinary temple in the Basque country. With a warm, welcoming atmosphere, people flock to sample his imaginative and refined dishes, which excite both guests and critics alike. Light and fresh, the menu abounds with subtle creations rooted in the local cuisine of the area, refined to the […]

El Celler de Can Roca

There is no family restaurant in Spain – or indeed the world – quite like El Celler de Can Roca. Founded by the Roca brothers in 1986, this Girona establishment has gone from strength to strength in recent decades. With the original premises founded next door to their parents’ restaurant, El Celler provides an avant-garde twist on the traditional Catalonian cuisine perfected by […]

El Celler de Can Roca

Azurmendi

Perched on a hillside, Azurmendi tells the story of the Basque Country’s finest produce through an all-encompassing culinary experience. Chef and owner Eneko Atxa leads guests on a journey, starting in the interior garden where a picnic with different snacks is served. Subsequently, the guest goes to the kitchen and a new greenhouse space, which has recently been expanded and […]

Azurmendi

Arzak

Deservedly recognized as one of the best restaurants in the world, Arzak is run by the father-daughter team of Juan Mari and Elena Arzak. Awarded three Michelin stars in 1989, the restaurant has remained at the top of its game ever since. Arzak serves exquisite flavors of New Basque Cuisine combined with impeccable presentation. Expect traditional classics with added flair from […]

Monaco Grand Prix: A VIP Guide

By Alex Martin

The Monaco Grand Prix is far more than a Formula 1 race. Although cars racing around the streets of Monte Carlo at 200mph is the main attraction, there will be a plethora of VIP events and experiences to enjoy throughout race week. Indeed, the Monaco Grand Prix transcends Formula 1 like no other race and is rightly considered the most […]