What to do in Spain

Everyone always asks me, “what are the best things to do in Spain?”  And I always say how much time do you have?

Spain is filled with spectacular sights and extraordinary experiences. It all depends on what kind of trip you want to enjoy. When considering things to do in Spain you need to ask yourself what kind of traveler are you, do you have a bucket list of destinations that are an absolute requirement or do you want some off the beaten path activities to give you a great understanding of Spain and its culture and traditions or perhaps just find the right spot on a beach and relax and disconnect.

I always recommend a general tour with a guide in each major city you want to visit on the first day you will be in that city.  The guides are experts on things to do in Spain. Even if you’re a seasoned traveler it will give you the opportunity to connect quickly, get oriented to that location, and learn what spots you dislike and those place you would like to go back to on your to visit in great depth.  And of course you have your guide right there as an additional resource.

There are also many things to do in Spain that do not require an official guide.  Many times we gcan give you tailored interactions on self guided day trips, bar crawls, or museum visits. I always recommend a good mix of guided tours and things to do on your own. Even though I list just a small selection of our tours here, I find no two clients are the same so each of our tours and tastings are custom made to your wishes. Whether you are looking for quiet getaway, a trip of a lifetime or even an successful business trip, I am here to insure you get access to the best experiences in Spain.

Here are just a few examples of extraordinary activities across Spain. There are many more Spain tours. Please send me an email to inquire  about how we can help you decide what to do in Spain.


Things to do in Madrid

Discover Madrid on an insiders tour of the city. Visit must see attractions and lesser known places or go on a tapas tasting tour around the city. See more…


Things to do in Barcelona

See Barcelona like the locals do and make your trip one to remember. Local expertise from Best in Spain shows areas of the city many miss. Find out more…


Private Tour of Alhambra, Granada

Take a tour of the Alhambra Palace with a private guide. Find out more about the history and legends of the Alhambra.


 San Sebastian Tours

A foodie’s paradise!  This beautiful seaside town has all the makings for a sensational sensory feast. Taste as go or learn to cook what you see in the Pintxos bars, we have the activity thats just perfect for your palate.


Day Trips From Barcelona

Whether its the Costa Brava shore line or the mountains of Girona there is everything from adventure to wine just a short drive from Barcelona. Discover an experience you will never forget

Segovia Best in Spain

Day Trips From Madrid

To experience an authentic Spain you need not go very far. Under 60 minute radius from Madrid and  you can experience over 2000 years of history and culture. Come be surprised…


Ascari Race Resort, Ronda

Get the adrenaline pumping at the Ascari Race Resort in Ronda. This unique chance to race an F3 car is not to be missed. Find out more…

Client Testimonials

  • I hadn’t been to Madrid since the late 1980s and I only had 72 hours to get re-acquainted with the city. A friend recommended I hire Ron Otto for a tailored tour of Madrid. Ron’s knowledge of the city – not based on tour books and guides, but on years of experience living in the city and doing events there – allowed me to see Madrid from the eyes of an insider. No long lines, quick access to great views on rooftops in the heart of the city, entrance to small churches off the beaten path, a sense of history and the vibrancy of Madrid now. Working with Ron made my trip memorable and easy and ensured I’ll be back for more!

    Kevin M. O’Connor, New York
    New York
  • Ron’s ability to organize my family’s 2-week trip to Spain was truly amazing – considering it was initially based on a few phone calls and emails. His attention to detail, day trip suggestions, accommodation resources and overall “hand holding” though the planning process and actual trip was second to none. He truly put together a “trip of a lifetime” and I’m so thankful to have worked with him

    Karen Mattson
    General Manager at Great Lakes Cylinders, LLC
  • My family and I spent two weeks in Spain and Ron planned everything. The tours, guides, dinners, accommodations and meals were all amazing. Ron does his research, has great connections and goes out if his way for his clients. Several friends have used him as well and they have nothing but wonderful things to say!

    Kevin Van Eekeren
    Founder & CEO Crave It
  • Ron was invaluable in bringing amazing ideas and connections to the table for our Travel Channel special featuring the best experiences in Spain. He had great creative suggestions, excellent relationships on the ground with vendors, and the tenacity to help us make even the impossible happen. I enjoyed working with him thoroughly and hope to have the opportunity to do it again.

    Corinna Robbins
    Co-Executive Producer at High Noon Entertainment
  • When is a train station not just any train station? When is a ceramic tile not just any ceramic tile? When is a landscape not just any landscape? These are the type of questions you ask when you travel Spain as seen through Ron Otto’s eyes – exploring ‘the best’ through the eyes of an ‘artist’. His unique perspective made my memories of Spain truly unforgettable.

    Ken Cassillo
    London, UK
  • Ron put together the best family trip we have ever had. We had sixteen people of all ages, need and wants and Ron was able to satisfy each and every one of us. From the spectacular tours to the truly uniques customer service, Ron was able to plan a wonderful vacation for my family.

    David Van Eekeren
    President at Land O'Frost
  • Ron is an absolute asset to know! His expertise and efficiency is exceptional and truly value his recent assistance with the planning and logistics of our VIP’s Madrid trip, it was a huge success.

    Ron is a diamond to work with, personable and really understood the requirements. I would have no hesitation to recommend Ron’s services to any organisation.

    Cinzia Delegate
    Executive Assistant & Sales Support, American Express
  • I’m just back from a four day break in Barcelona. Ron masterminded the whole trip, overseeing everything from the fantastic hotel (where his contacts helped us get an upgrade) to a bunch of delicious restaurants. I’ve been to Barcelona a number of times before so I know it pretty well, but Ron recommended and arranged trips to places only the real expert would even know about let alone have ready access to. And he did it all with minimum fuss and maximum efficiency. Next time I go anywhere in Spain, Ron will be the first person I call.

    Oliver Rawlins
    Group Director of Communications, Guardian Media Group
  • Ron did an outstanding job in helping to plan and execute our month long vacation for 11 people (5 adults and 6 children). He was thorough and prompt with information while always being responsive to our requests with a great attitude. Ron understood our travel needs very well and worked hard to ensure that all of the various details were addressed, either by us or those with whom we interacted. Ron was an invaluable resource for us in communicating with people and identifying local items of interest and necessity. Ron helped us find: a house to rent, a day camp, restaurants in over 15 towns, an emergency dentist and doctor, children’s activities, tickets to events, and directions. Ron was a trustworthy and reliable liason who had our best interests in the forefront. I look forward to working with Ron again in the future!

    Ileen Jacobs
  • Ron assisted my company on a large-scale TV production shoot throughout Spain and Morocco. Ron is a class act as a person and his service and skills are top caliber. He faced insane requests and time constraints and never failed to deliver quality.

    Patrick Jager
    SVP, Development and Programming at High Noon Entertainment