The new OKU Hotels chain opened last May OKU Ibiza, its first hotel in Spain. A place inspired by the Japanese spiritual and architectural concept of "inner space" – a sacred and hidden space that can only be found when one journeys deep within – which is harmoniously connected with the island.
Everyone knows that Spain is a land strewn with castles and fortresses which, albeit preserved to different degrees, tell the many centuries of history of a country filled with it.
According to the Asociación Española de Amigos de los Castillos (Spanish Association of Castle-Lovers) our country is blessed with some of the highest and most varied castle-density in the world, and likewise for fortresses, amounting to 10,000 catalogued constructions over the years, although it is suspected that the real number could be closer to 20,000. Doubtlessly, such a big number allows us to trace the whole country hopping from fortress to fortress.
When arrived in Washington and asked about the place he came from, the chef José Andrés outed some famous words: do you recognize them? They feature at the start of the last promotional campaign of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food with the aim of proudly showing the best Spain has to offer in terms of food, which is to say, the national treasure!
Flamenco turns 10 since it was declared "Intangible Cultural Heritage" of Humanity by the UNESCO. This internationally renowned art flares as icon of Spanish culture and is exported with growing frequency to the likes of Chile, Costa Rica or Japan, where its popularity has broken all bounds. Let's celebrate this event by quickly revisiting the mysterious origins of flamenco along with the turmoils teeming through its history.
Golf during the holidays? Of course! Discover the best golf courses so that you can still enjoy your passion during some well-deserved Spanish holidays. Fantastic expanses for the sport, spread all across the country, will thrill every golf-lover. From North to South here are our preferred golf-clubs in Spain.
Spain's Mediterranean coast contains some of the most amazing places to be found: Catalonia, the Valencian Community or Murcia teem with magical corners blessed with enviable weather which invites us to go out, walk along the beach and, especially, enjoy the local gastronomy in a cosy terrace.
The world-renown "Mediterranean diet" is on itself one of the most highly praised in the world, and if to that we were to add the tradition of enjoying said gastronomy next to the fireplace where it is cooked then the result cannot be anything less than delicious.