Where Not to Travel This Summer — And Where to Go Instead

As the list grows of places that have become no-go zones due to tourists, we've come up with alternative destinations to visit in summer.

Pedaling Southern Spain

Over five days, our writer enjoyed an inn-to-inn-style cycling itinerary linking Cordoba and Granada using lightly traveled back roads through Andalusia, Spain.

13 Exceptional Hotels for Bird-watching

There is no shortage of luxurious retreats located in significant birding spots across the globe. Here are 13 exceptional hotels for bird-watching.

A Perfect Day In... Girona

Despite being less than an hour from Barcelona and Costa Brava, Girona is missing only one thing that those places have in abundance: crowds.

Best Wine and Cocktail Bars

Wine bars and cocktail bars can be wonderful places to absorb the local atmosphere. In 2018, our editors found several memorable bars. Here are the best.

Favorite Hotels of the Year

In 2018, Hideaway Report editors discovered an unusual number of exotic far-flung retreats and several exquisite city hotels. Here are their favorites.

San Sebastián’s Best Pintxo Bars

People from all over the world flock to San Sebastian to do one thing: Eat. Here are nine of the best pintxo bars in this gastronomic capital.

The Serendipitous Discovery of a Lively Tapas Bar in Madrid

Sometimes a random conversation leads to a serendipitous discovery. In this case, a helpful chambermaid alerted our editor to a great tapas bar nearby.

An Array of Treasures at Madrid's Museum of the Americas

Madrid's Museum of the Americas is often neglected by visitors. But it shouldn't be. It contains a spectacular collection of pre-Columbian art.

Day Trip From Madrid: A Visit to Chinchón

Chinchon is a delightful destination 45 minutes from Madrid. It offers a glimpse of a traditional Spanish town that has not been disrupted by tourism.

5 Not-to-Miss Bars in Madrid

Madrid is a cocktail-loving town. From on-tap vermut, sherry and wine to excellent tapas, these five bars range from traditional to hip and modern.

Madrid on the Upswing

With two anticipated properties slated to launch in the next year, and plenty of gems already open, Madrid is experiencing a dynamic hotel and restaurant boom.

Madrid: The Liveliest Restaurant Scene in Europe

A spate of new restaurants have opened in Madrid and old favorites have been rebooted, making for a lively gastronomic scene in Spain's capital.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Madrid, Spain

On a recent visit to Madrid, our editor discovered two small hotels, one in the Barrio de las Letras neighborhood, the other bustling Chueca district.

20 Must-See Festivals in Spain

Spain’s 17 autonomous regions offer a variety of fascinating festivals, each infused with the history and culture of that particular area.

A Perfect Day In... Madrid

This daylong itinerary lets you can escape the throngs of tourists in Madrid: Just head north to culturally thriving neighborhoods like Chamberí and Salamanca.

Indelible Memory: Early Morning at La Boqueria

Arrive early to Barcelona's La Boqueria and you’ll be able to savor an almost devotional atmosphere at this temple to the Catalan passion for food.

New Barcelona Restaurants

Hundreds of small farms and the local fishing boats plying the Mediterranean daily make the food in Barcelona so good. Here are four restaurants we recommend.

Barcelona's Best-Known Flea Market

Barcelona’s best-known flea market, Mercat dels Encants, isn't exactly the place to get bargains, unless you are an experienced collector.

Three of the Best Bars in Barcelona

Barcelona’s citizens love their cocktails, an enthusiasm that has resulted in a thriving bar culture. Here are three bars not to miss — and one wine shop.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Barcelona

The March 2018 Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper's travels to Barcelona, where we found two new hotels to recommend.

The Enduring Appeal of Barcelona

Spain's second city is just as popular as ever and for good reason: It boasts superb restaurants and architecture and several luxury hotel options.

Josep Maria Jujol: Another Famous Catalan Architect

Antoni Gaudí may reign supreme as Barcelona’s most famous architect, but the work of his contemporary, Josep Maria Jujol, has begun to be recognized.

Las Fallas: A Festival of Fire and Tradition in Valencia

Visit the coastal city of Valencia, Spain, between March 15 and 19, and you’ll witness a flurry of activity in the run-up to Las Fallas Festival.

Sampling Andalusian Cuisine in the Restaurants of Seville

Seville is a fine place to sample the rich variety of Andalusian cuisine, including cold soups and fried seafood. Here are four restaurants we recommend.

Hotels in Seville and Rural Andalusia

A five-story historic hotel in Seville's city center, a 13-room hideaway in the barrio and a rural hacienda — three different hotels in Spain all worth a stay.

A Newly Recommended Hotel in Seville, Spain

Corral del Ray is a 13-room hideaway in Seville. The property is comprised of two 17th-century buildings that were former private homes.

The Jerez Horse Fair

Feria del Caballo takes place in Jerez, Spain, when thousands gather in the 13-acre Parque González Hontoria to see the finest horses in Andalusia.

A Primer on Sherry, Spain's Most Underrated Wine

Sherry, Spain's most underrated wine, ranges from light-colored Finos to dark, rich Palo Cortados. Each offers unique characteristics worth exploring.

Letter From the Editor: September 2017

In this issue, Andrew Harper travels to Baja to see how the area recovered from Hurricane Odile in 2014, and visits Seville and rural Andalusia in Spain.

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