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New Year Grapes

New Year Grapes

By: Russ Pearce - December 30, 2016

Happy New Year! The band strikes up and fireworks light the night sky. A new year has begun and there are hugs and kisses galore to be shared. This is a scene which is replicated around the globe, so ...read more

December 28th - Day of the not-so Innocent

December 28th - Day of the not-so Innocent

By: Carol Byrne - December 28, 2016

If you have been clever, and are lucky enough to be engaging in some winter sunshine with a Spanish holiday right now - then enjoy the perfect end to 2016. But, there's a sting in the tail; do remembe...read more

All you need to know about skiing in Sierra Nevada

All you need to know about skiing in Sierra Nevada

By: Joanna Styles - December 15, 2016

Did you know that while you’re on holiday on the Costa del Sol this winter you could also go s...read more

Christmas shopping in Spain

Christmas shopping in Spain

By: David Johnston - December 12, 2016

If you're lucky enough to have booked a holiday to Spain this month, use some of the time to do your...read more

 10 great Granada day trips

10 great Granada day trips

By: David Johnston - November 30, 2016

Granada is a diverse and exciting province of Andalusia to explore. Taking a day trip up from the co...read more

December holidays in Spain

December holidays in Spain

By: David Johnston - November 25, 2016

Have you booked, or are thinking of taking, a holiday to Spain this December? Lucky you! Escape the ...read more

A very Catalan Christmas tradition

A very Catalan Christmas tradition

By: Russ Pearce - November 20, 2016

All around the world we can find examples of unusual customs and Spain is no exception. As the year ...read more

Flamenco in Granada

Flamenco in Granada

By: Guest Blogger - November 13, 2016

Gecko.Villas Guest Author Spot Today, we're delighted to introduce Guest Author Melanie Kidby. As o...read more

Best Historic Sights in Malaga

Best Historic Sights in Malaga

By: Joanna Styles - November 8, 2016

If you're on holiday on the Costa del Sol this Christmas, take a day trip to see the best historic s...read more

Christmas traditions in Spain

Christmas traditions in Spain

By: Diana Berryman - November 1, 2016

It’s that time of year already! If you already have your trip to Spain planned for Christmas t...read more

A Guide to Malaga Wine

A Guide to Malaga Wine

By: Joanna Styles - October 31, 2016

It might not be as well known as other Spanish wines such as Rioja or Ribera, but Malaga wine has be...read more

10 useful Spanish phrases: For shopping

10 useful Spanish phrases: For shopping

By: Diana Berryman - October 31, 2016

Have you ever struggled to get what you want in shops across whilst on your Spanish holiday? Struggl...read more

10 useful Spanish phrases: For seeing a doctor

10 useful Spanish phrases: For seeing a doctor

By: Diana Berryman - October 31, 2016

We’re hoping you won’t need to see a doctor while on holiday in Spain but things happen ...read more

Music: Joe Strummer and a love affair with Spain

Music: Joe Strummer and a love affair with Spain

By: David Johnston - October 31, 2016

Let's start in London - we'll get along to Spain in a moment. This is the tale of Joe Strummer, The ...read more

All Saints Day in Spain

All Saints Day in Spain

By: David Johnston - October 31, 2016

November the first is All Saints Day in Spain. Otherwise known as Todos Los Santos, it's observed wi...read more

10 useful Spanish phrases: For travelling

10 useful Spanish phrases: For travelling

By: Diana Berryman - October 30, 2016

Unless you’re on a structured package holiday where you have all bases covered by your travel ...read more

Christmas markets in Madrid

Christmas markets in Madrid

By: Carol Byrne - October 30, 2016

We have already enjoyed spending time showing you where to go to the Christmas markets in Barcelona,...read more

The Hammams of Granada

The Hammams of Granada

By: Carol Byrne - October 30, 2016

Who can resist a massage? Knots are unfurled, muscles softened, stress and tension banished. Even be...read more

Bullfighting in Spain

Bullfighting in Spain

By: David Johnston - October 30, 2016

There are many stereotypes about Spain and probably the most contentious of them is that of bullfi...read more

10 useful Spanish phrases: For eating out

10 useful Spanish phrases: For eating out

By: Diana Berryman - October 29, 2016

Eating out at restaurants and bars on your holiday in Spain is enjoyable but so often people are ner...read more