Genuine Andalusia Blog

Jerez restaurants with a new concept: AQ35

The region of Jerez has one the best yet unknown restaurant scenes in Spain. Learn about it in this blog spot through the example of Restaurant AQ35. A new culinary and hospitality concept thought for locals and visitors alike.

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Rediscovering Rota, Spain: things to do, wines to taste and new restaurant options to try!

Rota is a gem of a coastal town in Southern Spain. Famous for its lovely beaches, gorgeous weather and vibrant food and wine scene. Read this blog post for an overview of what to do there, what local wines to taste and what local dishes to try!

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Wineries to visit in Southern Spain: Bodega Miguel Domecq

We recently had the pleasure and the honor to visit Bodega Miguel Domecq. This is one of the few wineries to visit in the Southern Spanish region of Jerez, located in its gorgeous Tuscany-like countryside. Learn all about it in this blog post

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Planning a trip to Spain: using a travel advisor vs. self plan

The freedom to travel again is slowly approaching and you may have started to think of planning a trip to Spain. In this article we share some useful insights both on planning your trip to Spain yourself and on using a Spain travel advisor instead.

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The benefits of switching to Constructive Travel

We don’t know what post-pandemic travel will be like but we definitely know what we would like it to be: purpose-driven, meaningful and aimed at life fulfilment and self-improvement.This is what we mean by Constructive Travel. Learn how it can enhance your travel experience and yourself.

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5 travel itinerary ideas for Andalusia, Southern Spain

Planning a great trip to Andalusia is not easy if you don’t know Southern Spain well but we are here to help! We have designed 5 different Andalusia travel itineraries ranging from 4 to 10 days to give you some orientation. See them all in this blog post

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Sherry Tastings and Culture Workshops for private villas in Southern Spain

Genuine Andalusia is now offering private Sherry Wine tastings and other Culture Workshops to travellers staying in private villas and other independent accommodation in Southern Spain. Learn all about these private Sherry Tastings and Culture workshps, suited to the post-covid19 travel scenario in this blog post.

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Safe family adventure travel in Southern Spain after covid19

We are back with our Spain family adventure travel programs and vacations after the coronavirus lockdown. Learn about our first post-covid19 activity holiday program, designed and conducted by Genuine Andalusia for a family who wanted to take some outdoors tours in the Southern Spanish nature.

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Jerez zambombas. Traditional Flamenco Christmas parties

The city of Jerez in Southern Spain celebrates the arrival of December and of the Christmas season like no other place in Spain. Learn all about Jerez Zambombas: joyous and traditional flamenco Christmas parties unique to this Southern Spanish city.

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Genuine Andalusia, Bespoke Tour Operator of the year 2018!

Genuine Andalusia has been awarded Bespoke Tour Operator of the Year 2018 for Andalucia by the Luxury Travel Guide. This is excellent news as a wide range of factors are considered for this recognition. Learn about all of them and how we approach each of these factors at Genuine Andalusia. We are immensely thankful for this award and we share our joy in this blog post.

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Genuine Andalusia is now a certified Sherry Educator by the Sherry Regulatory Board

Genuine Andalusia is now a certified Sherry Educator by the Sherry Regulatory Board. Learn all about this prestigious course and about how taking it and passing the necessary exams has improved the quality of our private Sherry tours.

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Taking you on a virtual food tour of Cadiz, Spain!

Join us on a virtual food tour of Cadiz, Spain. During this tour you’ll get to meet 5 local food bloggers and to discover this Southern Spanish territory through its recipes, its wine and its best food spots!.

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We are tour operator of the year in the European Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2017

Genuine Andalusia has been named Tour Operator of the Year 2017 in the European Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2017!. This is the second consecutive year that we have been nominated for these awards and we are extremely happy with our recognition. Learn all about it in this blog post.

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We are now official bloggers for the Sherry Wines website

In Genuine Andalusia we specialise in customised Sherry Wine Tours. And now we will also share our love for our local wines as official Sherry Wines Bloggers! This is an honour for us and we hope our contributions will help to promote the wines and culture of our homeland.

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Genuine Andalusia is now a sponsor of Sara Fernandez Calleja

We are now sponsors of Sara Fernandez Calleja. An elite Spanish sportswoman fully committed to representing Spain in fencing at the next Olympic Games. We cannot be happier with this sponsorship and we wish Sara all the best in her forthcoming international competitions.

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Genuine Andalusia shortlisted for the Luxury Travel Guide awards 2016

We have some very exciting news to share! Genuine Andalusia has been shortlisted for the Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016. We are very happy with this nomination and would like to express our most sincere gratitude to all the people who have made it possible. Read all about this exciting news in this blog post.

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The story of a great friends trip to Southern Spain

In this article we tell the story of a great trip to Spain with friends. Ana wanted to have a memorable day in Andalusia with her dearest friends just before her wedding and we planned a great day tour for them. Learn all about it!.

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Music and Musicians from Southern Spain: sounds of Andalusia

Meet four musicians from Southern Spain and learn how Andalusia inspires their music. Enjoy this great opportunity to discover Southern Spain through the eyes and music of its musicians

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Monastery of la Cartuja: a dream for art and architecture lovers in Seville

A majestic old friary that later became a ceramics factory and that today hosts exhibitions of contemporary art? Yes! It is not a dream of an art and architecture lover. It is the Monastery of la Cartuja in Seville.

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Traditional Spanish Christmas sweets: a visit to Estepa

As the winter festivities approach, Spanish households start to fill their food cupboards with traditional Spanish Christmas sweets. “Mantecados” are the most common of these Spanish treats for Christmas. Learn all about them in this blog post.

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Linares de la Sierra: a gem of a village in Southern Spain

Like most Andalusian White Villages, Linares de la Sierra has something unique that the locals are most proud of. In this post, we’ll describe what’s unique to this beautiful Southern Spanish town, located in the heart of the Sierra de Aracena .

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Monastery of San Isidoro del Campo. Santiponce, Spain

The Monastery of San Isidoro del Campo, located just outside Seville, is a hidden gem. This stunning gothic construction from the 14th century features some striking artwork of Hispanic-Muslim influence, creating a magical space that is a living evidence of the coexistence of Christianity and Islam in medieval Spain

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Traditional Red Tuna fishing in Barbate, Spain: La Almadraba

Learn about the Almadraba: the ancient fishing technique for wild Red Tuna still found today along the coast of Cadiz, Southern Spain. Some of the best wild Red Tuna in the World comes from the Atlantic coast of Andalusia, where there’re also amazing tuna festivals.

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Cadiz, Spain: “Much ART”

Did you know that “ART” has a very special meaning in Cadiz, apart from the conventional one?. In this article you will learn about this unique concept and discover the best art spots in this Southern Spanish province.

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The flamenco dress in the Spring festivals of Andalusia

The flamenco dress plays a most significant role in the Southern Spanish Spring fairs, locally known as “ferias”. Learn all about the magic behind these dresses, which are the most beautiful costumes women can wear after the wedding dress

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Expat women living in Cadiz, Spain: Guiritanas

Living in Cadiz, Spain is an absolute joy. This Southern Spanish territory remains unknown though to most foreigners. These four female ones however discovered its wonders years ago and ended up living in Cadiz. Learn their stories in this article!

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Living in Jerez, Spain. The World’s Sherry Capital

Living in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain is delightful for many reasons. In this article we explain why we believe that the Sherry Capital is not only a paradise for wine lovers, but also for entrepreneurs and generally for all those whose priorities are lined up with having a great quality of life

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Top 10 genuine experiences to live in the province of Cadiz

We have compiled a selection of things that we love to experience in our homeland and that we believe travellers will very much enjoy too. We recommended to live these Cadiz experiences at least once in a lifetime

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