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Hotel Rural Las Rozuelas

on Oct 15, 2013 in Hotels | 2 comments

Hotel Rural Las Rozuelas is located in the municipality of Cercedilla within the autonomous community of Madrid.  This quiet and relaxing hotel invites you to enjoy the nature scene that the Sierra of Guadarrama mountain range has to offer.  I recently went to visit for the first time this hotel, after reading some great reviews on Tripadvisor, and I must say that I had a great and pleasant surprise.  Hotel Rural Las Rozuelas is one of those secret gems that very few people know about it in Spain.  This is the perfect hotel and site for a peaceful experience. The service at The Hotel Rural Las Rozuelas is familiar and helpful.  From the time I made the reservation over the phone until the last minute when I left the premises, I always felt attended and appreciated.  The hotel is a family owned business and I think the actual Zen mood that the property has is also transmitted through...

San Sebastian or Donostia

on Aug 23, 2013 in Sights | 4 comments

San Sebastian or Donostia in Basque language, is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.  It´s not only me saying it, there are many travel reviews from around the world (New York Times, The Guardian, etc) that agree with my view.  San Sebastian is a mid-size city (close to 200k people) located in the north of Spain and close to France.  San Sebastian is the capital of the Spanish province of Gipuzkoa, which is one of the three provinces that form the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country.  Donostia has many things to offer to its visitors but what I enjoy the most is: its food, its architecture and cultural activities.  I will be going back to San Sebastian with my camera and try to capture in detail other sites and experiences of this wonderful city. The best way to get there is to travel by plain but the city airport is a bit far and few expensive daily routes connect you to...

Capricho Park

on Aug 16, 2013 in Sights | 0 comments

Capricho Park is the most romantic park in Madrid.  It is not so popular with the tourists but well-known among the locals.  Capricho (Whim or caprice in English) Park is located outside Madrid Capital; you can either get there by Subway (Metro-Stop: El Capricho) or a 15 Euros taxi drive from downtown Madrid.  Click here to get more details about the park and its history from the official tourism-site of Madrid. Capricho Park has lots of rules in order to access the premises, but this is the price we have to pay in order to preserve the beauty of the Park. The park is only open during weekends and holidays, but the good news is that it is free to enter (nothing to pay).  Food and beverages are not allowed in the park nor bicycles, balls or games.  I would not suggest this park to practice sports, on the other hand it is the perfect place to relax, take a stroll, or listen to your inner...

Moraira Town

on Jul 17, 2013 in Sights | 0 comments

Moraira Town is a cozy beach village located in the providence of Alicante, in between Valencia and Alicante capitals.  It’s a bit closer to Alicante and is fairly quick to get there by car (about 40 minutes).  I was recently there for an afternoon and I was gladly surprised of how nice and chill this little coastal town is.  Moraira is part of a larger municipality called Teulada and it also has another downtown area inland that is quite charming. Moraira would be an ideal place to get some relaxing vacations with family or without.  I do not see it as a party town for youngsters but that does not mean that there aren’t great bars and things to do to party in Moraira.  I would definitely retire in a town like Moraira, he,he,he…  It has several sandy beaches but the closest to the town is L´Ampolla beach.  L´Ampolla is the ultimate family beach and it’s within walking...

The Royal Spanish Golf Federation’s National Centre

on Jul 2, 2013 in Sights | 1 comment

The Royal Spanish Golf Federation’s National Centre (better known in Spanish for: Centro Nacional de la Real Federacion Española de Golf) is located within the city limits of Madrid and it has a challenging urban and public 18-hole golf course.  You can get there easily either by subway, bus (two bus-stops near by, 67 & 82) or car (20 Euros taxi-fare from Madrid center) which makes it a unique golf-site in Europe. One of the great things about Madrid is that it has more than 300 days of sun every year, therefore Golf is an excellent game to practice in the city.  In this first post on Golf courses, I wanted to show you the Royal Spanish Golf Federation’s National Centre because it’s a site that has everything you need to practice and improve your game.  You not only have a great 18-hole golf course but a large shooting range, putting greens, school with great teachers,...