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A Luxury Guide to Sailing the Canary Islands

By Alex Martin

The Caribbean has long been the go-to destination for year-round sailing, particularly in the winter months. But for those looking for calmer waters and quiet marina, the Canary Islands offers a genuine alternative. In this latest article in our ongoing Spain series, Elite Traveler offers a luxury guide to sailing the Canary Islands. Sitting off the coast of West Africa, […]

The Most Impressive Architecture in Spain

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in our ongoing Spain series, Elite Traveler takes a look at some of the country’s most impressive architecture. From ancient cathedrals to contemporary museums, Spain boasts some of the most treasured buildings in the world. Here, we take a look at five examples that are worth the journey alone. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Frank Gehry’s outlandish […]

The Most Exclusive Wineries in Spain

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in Elite Traveler’s ongoing series, we take a look at the most exclusive wineries in Spain. France may have the most prestigious reputation in winemaking, but the Spanish have been in the business a lot longer than their European neighbors. In fact, the roots of Spain’s winemaking run so deep that no one really knows who […]

Top 100 Restaurants

When it comes to our annual countdown of the Top 100 Restaurants in the World, Spanish dining continuously tops the list. Get a taste of Spain with this year's runner-up, El Celler de Can Roca, third-place winner, Azurmendi, and more.

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The Best Places to Discover Traditional Spanish Cuisine

By Alex Martin

Traditional Spanish cuisine is celebrated across the world. Few other regions can claim to produce more high-quality ingredients than the Iberian Peninsula, and over the course of generations, the Spanish have put them to fantastic use. The country boasts an impressive 202 Michelin-starred restaurants including 25 two-star and 11 three-star establishments. Some of these are considered to be among the […]

The Best Bodegas in Mallorca

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in Elite Traveler’s ongoing Spain series, we take a closer look at the best bodegas in Mallorca. From Rioja to Extremadura, Spain has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to vine-growing land. Wine exports are worth $3.4bn to the Spanish economy, but some of its finest produce never leaves its borders. Mallorca produces a huge […]

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 […]

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.

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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 […]