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Angela Vigil

I am from the Basque Country in the North of Spain where green landscapes meet the sea. Since I was little, I have traveled through Spain as my family comes from different regions of the country.

As a student, I spent a year living in France and many summers in England. I made many friends and really dove into the local culture, but I also discovered how much I like to travel.

When I ended my degree in Marketing, I moved to Madrid, loud, chaotic and always exciting! It is a very welcoming city where I have met people from all around the world.

Being Basque, my passion for food is strong and when I am not travelling you will probably find me cooking or exploring the expansive gastronomic offerings of Madrid.

I am also a movie buff and as much as I can I love to add filming sites from movies and series into my trips! One my latest trips included some Game of Thrones sites in Morocco!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Unique experiences in Spain. Guided tours and activities to discover the local side of the country. Gastronomic tours and wine tourism. 100% hand-made itineraries."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I had always worked in sales and marketing departments but when the chance to work in the travel industry came, I jumped for it!

I like to think that destiny had something to do with it as I have been planning trips for my family, friends and myself for a long time. It just felt right from the beginning!

I love the planning process as much as the trip itself. For some of my trips, I have even crafted my own travel guides!

When I travel, I love getting lost and discovering hidden corners, that is why I love the liberty of a road trip. However, I also love the hustle and bustle of big cities. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The first time I visited Paris it was in the company of a Parisian friend. I stayed at her home in an arrondissement where daily life happened but not far from the touristic center.

Without any doubt, the highlight of that trip was our visit to the Louvre. It was almost closing time in the evening and when we arrived at the Mona Lisa, we realized we were ALONE in the hall!

We had the amazing luck of admiring the painting in silence in a really intimate way until the security guard kindly asked us to leave.

The guidance of my friend really made a huge difference and although it wasn’t a long trip, I really had the feeling of connecting with the city in a very local way!

I always have that purpose in mind when I plan my trips and I will for sure have it in mind when I plan yours!"

Angela is part of the following groups: Spain Travel Agents
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14 Days in Spain - 6 Unique Itineraries

With two free weeks to spend in Spain, all options for fun and adventure are on the table. You can embark on food and wine tours throughout the country, laze on the white-sand beaches, tour the Moorish palaces of Andalusia, and even make a jaunt to Portugal. The six itineraries below represent a diverse array of options to craft the perfect European vacation.

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5 Days in Spain - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

A memorable vacation in Spain doesn't require a minimum of two weeks—in just five days you can stick to one or two major cities, like Barcelona and Madrid, or see the highlights of a specific region. Head to Andalusia for Moorish history and architecture, get your fill of artistic and culinary masterpieces in Basque Country, or make it a laidback island vacay on idyllic Mallorca.

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Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 13 Days

Why visit one beautiful country on Europe's Iberian Peninsula when you can visit both of them? This 13-day adventure begins in Portugal's historic capital of Lisbon and continues north to the equally stunning heritage city of Porto and the surrounding wine region. Then it's off to Spain, with not only stops at the best museums in Madrid but the best beaches in Barcelona and even further north along the Costa Brava.

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Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 12 Days

In 12 days you can not only see three of Spain's major regions, but you can do so in style and luxury. It starts with tours by land and air of Barcelona, followed by some cultural tours (including an art hop) in Madrid. Finally, you'll end up in Seville, the capital of Andalusia, which is famous for Moorish palaces and incredible tapas cuisine.

The Alhambra fortress at twilight
Best of Andalusia: Culture, Nature, & Food - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary takes you from Seville to Jerez de la Frontera for the ultimate tour through Spain's Andalusia region. Along the route, you'll visit scenic villages like Ronda, set on a spectacular gorge, discover gorgeous Moorish architecture, and enjoy fabulous tapas in true Spanish style.

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8 Days in Spain - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With a week and a day in Spain, you can hit the highlights of two or three different regions. That would include stops in the most famous cities in the country like Barcelona and Madrid, plus allow time for island hopping. Take a road trip through Andalusia, laze on the beaches of Ibiza, discover the hidden coves of the Costa Brava, and more with these unique itineraries.

Recent trip reviews for Angela

Andalusian Spain during Christmas and New Year 2019 · Spain - Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2020

Traveler: Antonio N. - Local specialist: Angela Vigil

It was less than a month away when we finally decided on Andalusia, Spain as the destination for our family trip during Christmas and New Year 2019. Being last minute and high traffic period, I turned to kimkim for help in connecting with our local Spain travel specialist Angela for her expert advice. She was fantastic in helping to reshape our itinerary based on understanding of our hopes and needs as well as logistic challenges of traveling among various cities sometimes during public... read more

It was less than a month away when we finally decided on Andalusia, Spain as the destination for our family trip during Christmas and New Year 2019. Being last minute and high traffic period, I turned to kimkim for help in connecting with our local Spain travel specialist Angela for her expert advice. She was fantastic in helping to reshape our itinerary based on understanding of our hopes and needs as well as logistic challenges of traveling among various cities sometimes during public holidays. Paloma and Samuel were also very helpful during our stay in Seville during new year eve and New Years day. Our best guide by far was Victor in Malaga during our first stop. Malaga also turned out to be our favourite stop as a family which included visits to Frigiliana and Nerja. Such picturesque seaside towns! Returning to Granada/Alhambra was amazing, as well as walking through the major sights and city of Seville. Cordoba was inspiring as a first time visitor but regretfully we didn't have enough time there. Jerez's visit was a breath of fresh air from the monuments with equestrian school and Sherry tasting. Ronda was definitely worth the trip over and Marbella was such a relaxing town to end our amazingly colourful trip. Great introduction to the fascinating richness of culture and history, art and architecture of southern Andalusian Spain for our family. All thanks to Angela and Carameltrail!

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Angela Vigil, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Antonio,

Thank you so much for your nice words! All Carameltrail team are very happy that you had a great winter holidays in Spain. We are happy that you have enjoyed Andalusia, not only the big highlights but also the small towns. We are sure you and your beautiful family will treasure lovely memories.

All the best and if there is anything I can help you from Spain, please let me know 😊!

We wish you a very Happy 2020!
Angela