The Mediterranean Coast area is also a playground for Europe's super-rich, attracted by the glamour of resorts such as Marbella and Puerto Banus. Offering a heady mix of exotic nightlife, international shopping, and all the many other attractions created by a wealthy global clientele, these resorts are, nevertheless, not far from traditional whitewashed villages that nestle in the mountains rising behind the coast. With its exposure to tourism for so many years, Spain has a large English-speaking population, and it's very easy for English visitors to enjoy this lovely country without having to be familiar with the language.
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The cuisine is particularly appealing, with popular dishes such as tapas, comprising small sharing platters - and the national dish of paella, a delicious rice dish often cooked on a grand scale in huge cast-iron vessels. The culture is equally fascinating, especially the flamenco style of traditional guitar, vocals and dancing.
Amongst our collection above are a series of villas and apartments in Marbella all of which are located within 5* luxury resorts.
Whilst summer in Spain is, predictably, very hot, some of the best times to visit are spring and autumn, when fine weather with pleasant temperature often occurs. So consider April, May, June, September, and October as good months for travel, and bear in mind that July and August are popular amongst resorts along the Mediterranean, so early reservations for hotels are recommended.
Whilst public transport in Spain is comprehensive and reliable, taxis are an affordable means of transport; for example, if you take a 15-minute journey in a city centre, it will cost around €10. Choose licenced taxis only. i.e. those displaying details of the licence within the cab. All taxis should have a meter, and you can only be charged the amount which appears on the meter, though they may charge a little extra if you have extra luggage. Standard rates must also be displayed inside the cab. Taxi drivers will always accept a tip, but this is not compulsory.