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Spain tipped as tasty foodie destination as nation celebrates World Tapas Day!

As Spain’s tourism sector prepares for what could be its busiest summer yet, agency Turespaña have declared that the third Thursday in June will officially be World Tapas Day.  Their most recent data revealed that food tourism alone attracted over 9.5 million tourists to Spain in 2015, and this day has been designed to capitalise on this success.

World Tapas Day will offer attractive, tapas-focused events in Spain, and build the reputation of Spanish cuisine in other countries. According to the latest Turespaña figures, more than 20 countries around the world have already signed up to participate in World Tapas Day when it arrives for the first time this summer.

This global celebration of Spanish cuisine is set to enhance Spain’s ranking as the perfect location for a foodie getaway. New statistics released by leading travel dating website and app TourBar.com discovered that solo UK travellers have named Spain as the top destination for a solo foodie holiday. A significant 19.6% of TourBar.com’s UK members, who plan to travel this summer, have named the home of sangria and chorizo as their top destination to visit for a gastronomic adventure.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey España, is delighted Spain’s culinary achievements are being recognised on a global scale.

He explains,

“Tapas has become a symbol of Spanish culture and is enjoyed by diners all over the world. The variety of dishes means there is something for everyone, from the traditional favourites to new, more daring creations. When visiting Spain, those with access to their own kitchen facilities can take full advantage of the local produce available, in order to create a personalised tapas menu. Both locals and visitors alike are always keen to sample all that the myriad local markets have to offer.”

Dining out is still a popular option for those wanting to experience a tapas meal, and the Costa del Sol is fast becoming a foodie destination in its own right, with Marbella alone home to 16 Michelin starred restaurants.

One of Taylor Wimpey Espana’s latest additions to the Costa del Sol skyline is the picturesque La Floresta Sur. Set in beautiful surroundings declared a natural biosphere reserve by UNESCO, this new phase of La Floresta Sur is situated only a short drive away from Elviria and its beach, close to Marbella and Malaga.

Designed in a typical Mediterranean style, from just €202,000 +VAT, the 2 and 3 bed apartments and penthouses include an Italian-designed integrated kitchen with Silestone worktops, perfect for experimenting with traditional and more challenging tapas recipes, thermal and acoustic insulation and air-conditioning included. Benefitting from stunning views towards the oak and pine forest as well as towards the sea, the resort boasts communal swimming pools, landscaped gardens and external private parking.

Phase IV of the development is due to be completed this summer and the remaining units are now available with an exclusive special offer. Taylor Wimpey España are including a fully equipped kitchen, shower screen and lighting furnishings within the purchase price

With large terraces on which to enjoy the beautiful sea views, idyllic for all day dining, La Floresta Sur is a ten minute drive from two of the best known golf courses on the Costa del Sol, La Cala Golf Resort and Santa Maria Golf, and has direct access to El Soto Golf Club. It is also just a few minutes from the exclusive Nikki Beach Club.

For more information, contact Taylor Wimpey España on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call +0034 971 706 972.

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