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Dear sun worshipper, You were ever wondering if the Spanish love to drink red wine also in the summer? The answer is a clear YES, but in a very unique and tasty way. Have a look.... Their favorite summer drink is called Tinto de Verano - "Red Wine of the Summer". This red wine mixture is served ice cold and with a fresh slice of lemon. This wine cocktail with its fruity flavour is similar to its popluar relative "The Sangría", but simpler and none the less even more delicious! It is usually prepared...

TARAMELA When: Saturday 13. April 2019, 14h00 Where: behind the Bodega Ron Motero, in 18600 Motril Raffle, "chocorón" (rum + chocolate drink), "buñuelos" (type of fritters) and much moreGigantic paella for 1000 people (3€ per portion)Earnings are donated to the Josep Carreras Foundation against leukaemiaBook your paella in advance at the tourist office Salobreña (Plaza de Goya, 18680 Salobreña)       ...

Would you like to taste one of the most popular Spanish Specialties? Ready to find out one of the most powerful reasons why many tourists visit Spain? Eat Paella like a Spaniard. We realise the importance of getting it right  and to ensure this we use the freshest of ingredients, sourced from local suppliers, each of whom have been verified. This combined with the many years of craft skills held by our full time team who can masterfully cook up dinner”. (Juanma and María Ángeles – Grandes...

If you are looking for something to do as a family, Aquatropic can be the perfect way to spend a different and fun day. Aquatropic is a water park with a big variety of attractions very close to all our villas. Below I will provide you with all the information you need to organize your excursion. THE ATTRACTIONSZig-zag: Round and round from the top of Aquatropic. Access: Kids taller than 1,20mKamikaze: Attraction designed for heights lovers. Access: Kids taller than 1,20mHidrotubo: Throw yourself...

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The Moorish castle of Salobreña We love to show you not only some highlights of the region Costa Tropical, but also some of the unique local attractions, which you could - and should - visit during your stay in Salobreña. Talking about unique local attraction we shall not forget to mention on of the most important monuments of Salobreña, the “Castillo de Salobreña”. The castle’s origins date back to the era of the “Nazarí” (in Arabic بنو نصر banū Naṣr) dynasty. The same dynasty...

One of the greatest treasures of Spain is its gastronomy, that is why, in your vacations, it is essential that you invest part of your budget in delighting yourself with its wonderful flavors. To make sure you have a satisfying experience, this week we have prepared this post with a list of the best restaurants and bars on the Costa Tropical.  Restaurante Chiringuito Casa Emilio our suggestion is that you book a table in advance, as this is one of the most popular restaurants on the Costa...

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One of the main features of Spanish cuisine is tapas. The tapas are small amounts of food that are served in the bars to accompany a drink. In Spain it is very common to go for tapas: a tradition that consists of going from bar to bar with friends to eat and drink (usually beer or wine). The origin of this tradition is not very clear and there are several explanations. Some people believe that it started because of the economic interest of the owners of the bars, who used to put some salty food (for...

Frühstück! In Andalusien ist es üblich fast täglich außer Haus zu frühstücken. Ein typisches Frühstück besteht aus: Kaffee – un café Getoastetem Weissbrot – una tostada mit: Tomatenpürree - tomate Olivenöl - aceite Butter - mantequilla Marmelade - mermelada Leberwurst - paté Käse - queso Schinken – jamón Oder wer es lieber süß mag: Fritierte Teigringe mit heißer Schokolade – churros con chocolate   Es gibt verschiedene Kaffee Varianten und jeder bestellt seinen...

Even though your villa is truly a beautiful setting for your holidays, you may want to visit the main attraction of the area, which is the world-famous Alhambra of Granada. Please make sure to get tickets upfront, since it is very difficult to get in, without preordered tickets, especially for groups of more than 2 – 4 persons. So much for the details, now let’s get started with the fun part. Why you should visit the Alhambra!? Have a look at the pictures and you will know why ;) But don’t forget...

Spanish Vocabulary: Level2/ Survivor at the beach Hi and welcome back to learning Spanish with GrandesVillas holiday rentals, in Andalusia. You are joyning us? Yes? Great. So, last week we have learned the basic vocabulary for going to restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Today we will visit the beach of Salobreña and learn some more words. Let’s get started. ¡Vamos a la playa!   la arena – sand la playa – beach el mar – the sea el aparcamiento - parking lot en el mar - in the...

In the following weeks we will provide you with some very useful phrases and vocabulary for your holiday in Spain.   greetings ¡Buenos días! – Good morning! &Good day! ¡Buenas tardes! – Good afternoon &Good evening! ¡Buenas noches! – Good night! Most locals use the short form „Buenas“ to great each other throughout the day.   in the shop ¿Dónde está …? – Where can I find …? Quiero esto. – I want this. Podría tener esto. May I have this. ¿Cómo,...

"The Balcony of Europe" is one of the main highlights of our region and whole Andalusia. Simply its spectacular outlook makes this place so unique. Watching a sunset or sunrise in this location is an absolute unforgettable experience, which you definitely don’t want to miss! But of course, you can enjoy fantastic views during any time of the day. So please don’t forget to bring your camera!     This place is ideal for strawling around, watching people passing by, and imagine all...