Go Local, Gastronomy and Wines

Enjoy our recommendations of experiences dedicated to Go Local, Gastronomy and Wines in our main destinations: Spain, Portugal and Morocco. In them you will be able to live life like a local, enjoy the best gastronomic corners, culture and local crafts. Get out of the tourist routes and get into these unique and irresistible experiences.


Day trips from Barcelona: in rural Catalonia

The city of Barcelona is a fantastic urban destination, with so much to see and do. But if you limit yourself to staying within the city, you’re missing a lot of what Catalonia has to offer. Within a couple of hours of Barcelona, there is a myriad of seaside villages, pretty hillside hamlets, stunning secret beaches, beautiful historical towns, cultural and natural attractions, and even giant theme parks!

City Tour in Barcelona

A bike tour is a great way to see Barcelona and it has numerous advantages over traditional walking tours. The most obvious is that being on a bicycle enables you to see much more of the city and those of you who like a little exercise will also appreciate the chance to burn off a couple more calories.

La Boqueria Barcelona Food Market

Everyone knows that Spain is a dream destination for foodies, but not everyone realizes just how varied the cuisine is from region to region. If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona there are all sorts of local must-eat foods to delve into, many of which date back to hundreds if not thousands of years. From the famous La Boqueria to the lesser known Mercat de Sant Josep or Santa Caterina market, Barcelona is full of wonderful food markets piled high with fresh produce.

Penedes: Wineries near Barcelona

Whether it is climate, culture or geography, Spain offers spectacular variety. From rustic to refined, traditional to innovative, red, white, sparkling and fortified, the wines of Spain along with its legendary cuisine, friendly people and spellbinding natural beauty have something very special to offer visitors. A wine vacation in sunny Spain is a feast for the senses you will never forget!

Best spanish red wines

If you are looking for the coolest wine tours to have in Spain, you came to the right place! Can you think of a better way to discover the Spanish wine than by actually visiting their places of origin? Many of Spain’s leading vineyards are open to visitors: many are hundreds of years old, some boast an extraordinary architectural richness, and others even include interesting collections of art relating to the wine culture.

La Rioja Wine Region, Spain

Have you ever thought about visiting a traditional winery in Spain’s most famous wine region? Did you know that in this country Rioja is synonym of wine? Keep on reading and we’ll tell you all about it!

The Basque Country, Spain

The landscape of Basque Country is breathtaking. There are lots of different routes that you can take to explore Basque Country where you can also taste its stunning food. Food and wine enthusiasts visiting the Basque Country in Northern Spain discover that Idiazabal cheese and Txakoli wine are two of the most iconic and easy-to-find regional products.

Basque food: pintxos in San Sebastian, Spain

San Sebastian, or Donostia for the Basques, is one of the most famous foodie cities in one of the top culinary regions in the world. With its Michelin-starred restaurants and amazing pintxos bars, it’s easy to be spoiled by the food choices you encounter here. San Sebastian is simply full of good eats. The best pintxos bars in San Sebastian are a buffet of colors and smells.

Shopping in Madrid: Gran Via

Madrid is the best city in Spain to go shopping, but you’ll need to know where to look. In the downtown streetsthe blocks with stores with affordable prices, young designer fashion shops alongside traditional ones, alternate with restaurants, cafes and terraces.

Wine and tapas Tour Madrid, Spain

Spain is the healthiest country in the world. Much can be attributed to the Spanish cuisine, based on the Mediterranean diet, which is synonymous with health, longevity, and classified as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. We invite you to enjoy the experience of “ir de tapas”, as madrileños do.

Flamenco Master Class

Seeing a live flamenco show is definitely one of the best things to do in Seville. Would you like to join us? Spain is known for its history, delicious tapas and wide variety of beaches. However, this beautiful country is also home to world-class folk music and dance.

Bullfighter in a bullfight. Spain

Let us take you on a journey into the world of bullfighting. Join an exciting and fascinating trip that revolves around the art of bullfighting and gives you an in-depth understanding of this art. Come and experience the Andalusia countryside life!

Spanish cured ham: Jamon Iberico

The mighty Iberian pig is something of an icon in Spain, with ham being the king of tapas throughout the country and beyond. This tour explores the journey of Iberian ham from farm to table, offering you a fascinating insight and appreciation. On our tour of southern Spain you will discover all about Iberian acorn-fed ham.

Spanish sherry wine

Taking a Jerez de la Frontera wine tour is more than just an opportunity to taste these local wines. It is a journey into the history of Andalusia that goes back more than 3000 years and traces the centuries of the many civilizations that occupied this rich land.

Spanish flamenco dance in Seville, Spain

The southern Spanish city of Seville will steal your heart with its charming streets, glorious architecture and its traditions. Or maybe you prefer hang out at the tapas bars chatting up friendly folks. And if you have some time, why not soak in the cultural air and learn the flamenco dance? Seville is, after all, one of the greatest sources of flamenco in Spain.

Axarquia, the last Mediterranean gem

Your visit to Malaga in Andalusia wouldn’t be complete without a side trip to one of the beautiful white villages. The dazzling white villages of Spain along the coastline and in the Sierras are charming and make for a perfect day out.

Douro valley in Portugal

The Portuguese quintas are little known outside Portugal, but they are authentic treasures of ‘quality of living’ in the country. They were family farms surrounded by large plots of land that was intended for both economic sustenance and for family consumption.

Wine tasting experience

The Douro Valley is really stunning. It has a meandering river that makes its way through the valley along the vineyards and creating a breathtaking scenery. It has charming wine-making farms and some green and golden slopes that are covered with vineyards.

Douro River cruises

This region in Northern Portugal is packed with incredible natural beauty. Besides, from hiking in the Douro International Natural Park to wine tasting and leisurely boat trips, the area offers experiences for all tastes.


Portugal is a very famous travel destination. From Lisbon, Porto, and Douro in the North part, till the Algarve in the South, and even out to the Madeira and Azores Islands, this country is very special when it comes to traveling. Setúbal is not quite popular among the visit destinations. It is a working port, a commercial fishing center, and besides the 6th largest region for wine production in Portugal.

A culinary journey: Caldo Verde

Are you looking for a unique and exciting foodie experience near Lisbon?

If you’re thinking about eating the amazing Portuguese food and at the same time experience the techniques, the history, and the cultural traditions behind it too, this trip is for you!

Algarve Vineyards

Next to France, Italy and Spain, the ranking would not be complete without Portugal when talking about wine producing countries. With more than 200 grape varieties, anywhere you go in Portugal you will be close to a winery and to wine-producers from that region.

Fried Cuttlefish

The coastal region of Algarve from Portugal is known for its dramatic cliffs and for the golden sand beaches, as for the luxury golf resorts and the sensational sunshine. Here the beautiful fishing villages have narrow cobblestoned streets and whitewashed houses. But beside all these beauties, the Algarve is also a charm destination for food and wine lovers.

Moroccan Spices, Sweets and Pastries

Morocco is a country from North Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and the Mediterranean Sea to the North. The country has a rich history and culture, with influences from Berber, Arab, and European civilizations. It is known for its vibrant cities, stunning landscapes, and delicious cuisine.

Hassan II Mosque. Casablanca

Step into the enchanting world of Casablanca, in Morocco, where timeless beauty and vibrant culture come together to create an unforgettable experience. Located on the western coast of Morocco, Casablanca is a city that captures your heart upon arrival.

Moroccan cooking class

Moroccan cuisine is known for its bold and flavorful spices, and the use of fresh and high-quality ingredients, such as the Marrakesh oil. If you’re interested in learning more about the Moroccan cooking, attending a cooking class in Morocco is an excellent way to explore the country’s culinary culture.

Moroccan Street Food Tour in Marrakech

If you’re a food enthusiast visiting Marrakech, get ready for a culinary adventure like no other. This vibrant city in Morocco is renowned for its diverse and mouthwatering street food scene. From traditional Moroccan delicacies to Jewish and kosher delights, Marrakech offers a treasure trove of flavors that will leave you craving for more.

Moroccan falafel

Embark on a culinary adventure like no other as we invite you to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Moroccan food. Step into our kitchen and discover the secrets behind the tantalizing aromas, exotic spices, and flavors that have made Moroccan food a global sensation.

Want to travel to Spain, Portugal and Morocco, and taste unique food and wine experiences like a local?


Discover Spain with CaramelTrail. Let us know your interests and we will arrange a unique trip according to your wishes. Spain has much to offer and with CaramelTrail you can be certain to find the essence of its most beautiful and interesting places.


Portugal has become one of the cooler destinations in Europe. In CaramelTrail, we will guide you from the stunning beaches of the Algarve to the small Porto wineries. A journey though a country that will captivate your senses!


Looking for an unforgettable holiday? Travel to Morocco with CaramelTrail. We will show you the stunning beauty of the desert and the wonders cities like Fez and Marrakesh hide. You will live an experience beyond your dreams in Morocco.