Imagine a Spanish costa with no people… that’s what you get along the coast around Huelva, in Spain’s far southwest. Here sand bars stretch for miles and you’ll almost certainly spot more birds than people.
I visited this secret part of Spain recently for the Times. You can read my article about my trip here.
Portugal is often overlooked in favour of its larger, better-known neighbour but the country has so much to offer, from cool new urban hotels to five-star relaxation by the beach.
Check out my lead feature for the Times: The 30 best holidays in Portugal for the best places to visit in Portugal during summer 2016.
The Canaries are known for their large-scale resorts, all multiple swimming pools and vast buffets.
But the Canaries are also home to an increasingly eclectic range of boutique accommodation, from stylish haciendas with sea views to rustic inns surrounded by mountain peaks.
I was recently asked to compile a list of the best for the Times. Read my article on where to stay in the Canary Islands on Times Travel.