The combination of the two places where I grew up (Madrid and a small village in Badajoz, Extremadura) has made me a passionate traveler almost from birth. Unknown destinations visited by travelers who ran away from clichés and unusual places have always caught my attention, and from my point of view, these are the places that best allow you to get to know a culture and its traditions.
I firmly believe that each of the trips we make changes our life (even just a little), and that is why I rely on experiences when I have to choose a new destination and the activities to enjoy there. I had the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in a favela in Cape Town and listening to the real stories of the people living there absolutely changed my mind. Since I started traveling (through most of Europe and several destinations in Africa), I have felt the need to share these amazing and very diverse experiences with all the people who allow me to do it and create in them a memory for a lifetime.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Custom-made itineraries and unique trips based in local experiences and the culture of Spain and Portugal."
How did you get involved in travel?
"As I had to travel a lot between Madrid and Badajoz as a child, I started to get curious about all the places I passed by. That curiosity grew and over the time I began to take trips that allowed me to know different destinations and cultures. I decided to guide my career in the world of tourism, and for 4 years I have turned my passion into my job, organizing trips that create memories in the lives of others."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"It’s really difficult for me to choose just one experience, but as we are talking about unique experiences probably I have to talk about the first time I lived a Flamenco show at a private and really small Sacromonte Cave, in Granada. Flamenco has always been special for me and could sound like “a cliché” in our country, but to watch a live show in such a magical and familiar place was absolutely memorable. "
Featured trips & expertise
In under a week, this whirlwind itinerary checks off three of Portugal's culinary hotspots with a perfect balance of food tours, wine tasting, and sightseeing. Eat like a local on a journey through Porto's vibrant gastronomy scene, sip world-class wines in the scenic Douro Valley, and end in Lisbon for a lively tour of the capital by tuk-tuk.
This 9-day itinerary combines the culture and cuisine of Portugal's two largest cities with the rural countryside and golden beaches of the Algarve. Immerse yourself in Porto's thriving gastronomy scene with a food tour and cooking class, then head into the vineyards of the Douro Valley for a day of wine tasting and river cruising. Transfer south to Lisbon to tour the capital's streets by tuk-tuk, then continue to the Algarve to hike coastal trails and explore hidden beaches by catamaran.
Porto's hotels echo the city's history, with locations dotted through the historic city center. Stay in a former manor house or comfortable guesthouse, with options at all points along the pricing spectrum and plenty of spots to enjoy a glass of the city's signature wines.
Get to the heart of Porto and northern Portugal on this unique 12-day itinerary that combines history, gastronomy, and stunning countryside. Starting with a selection of guided tours and day trips, you'll explore Porto's UNESCO-listed city center, sample the best local cuisine, and cruise the Douro River through spectacular wine country. On day six, you'll shift to a more independent itinerary, self-driving your way south through Coimbra, Nazare, and Obidos as you explore the rest of the region's highlights at your own pace.
With one of the longest and most popular coastlines in Europe and a siesta every afternoon, Spain practically insists on its visitors relaxing. Add in one of Europe's most sensual dances, flamenco, an abundance of that ultimate sharing food, tapas and some devastatingly beautiful architecture, gardens and produce-rich countryside, and it becomes clear why this is among Europe's foremost honeymoon destinations, too. Here are the top places to visit on a honeymoon in Spain, and the top things to do in each.
Enjoy the top offerings of Paris and Barcelona — from historic sites to culinary delights — on this 8-day trip. You'll start your trip in the City of Lights for a visit to the artistic Montmartre neighborhood and a wine & cheese tasting in a medieval cellar. Continue to Spain to see impressive Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture and feast on traditional Catalonian fare.
Recent trip reviews for Beatriz
Very well thought out trip plan, great picks ...
May 17 - May 22, 2022
Very well thought out trip plan, great picks for both our hotels and activities. Beatriz, our local specialist really catered to our needs and was very helpful whenever we contacted her. read more
City and the Coast - A Perfect Catalunya Experience
Jul 7 - Jul 17, 2022
Our trip to Catalunya was fantastic. Working together with Bea translated into a perfect mix of city culture and relaxing fun on the coast.
We absolutely loved our tapas tour to kick off our first day in Barcelona. It was a PERFECT introduction to the Catalan culture. Another food orientated experience we enjoyed was a cooking class. The experience was special because we were welcomed into the chef's home with a small group. The personal and semi-private atmosphere with other people from... read more
We thoroughly enjoyed our Barcelona and Costa...
Jul 9 - Jul 15, 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our Barcelona and Costa Brava vacation. We wanted an active vacation and the Barcelona bike tour with Jane was an invigorating and educational highlight as was our kayak tour with Joel in Platja de Llafranc. Everything was organized and easy to follow from Beatriz. We already want to go back and would definitely use Kimkim again! read more
Amazing Lisbon and Barcelona trip
Jun 25 - Jul 2, 2022
What began as panic and inability to plan our family vacation in a timely manner, turned into a great blessing. Bea was so helpful and easy to work with, she helped us create a trip to remember! In Portugal, we started with a great tuk tuk tour and then Elsa, who showed us local treats! Our most favorite was touring Sintra with Nuno who was a perfect mix of guide and friend and we had the most wonderful lunch and day of exploring. In Barcelona, Dani was amazing- took us all by surprise with... read more
Bea was supportive, accommodating and patient...
Jun 19 - Jun 27, 2022
Bea was supportive, accommodating and patient throughout our planning process and always cheerfully and promptly responded to our many questions and requests. We had an unexpected incident during the trip with one of transportation providers, and she was immediately available to support us. After the trip, she continued to follow up and provide updates regarding the incident. We enjoyed the trip, and I would recommend her and her agency without reservation to anyone planning on making a trip... read more
Our guide who took us up the Duora Valley and...
Jun 11 - Jun 24, 2022
Our guide who took us up the Duora Valley and recommended the lunch venue was terrific, so much so that we treated him to join us for lunch. Also, the wine tasting in the valley was terrific as well, as we bought a case of wine there.
Special thanks to Beatrice who made Kimkim the terrific company that it is. She was very easy to reach if we had questions, she planned a trip that we will never forget. We told her we had 12 days and she planned them perfectly, she is so knowledgeable. We... read more
More than Fabulous!
Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2022
It was wonderful working with Bea. She was thorough and helpful all along the way. I loved the Trip Plans app that we could use for the Spain portion of the trip! So easy and helpful! I loved every single thing we did. We especially loved the organic olive oil farm, the Flamenco dance, and our hotel was fantastic! read more
Beatriz is wonderful!
Jun 19 - Jun 27, 2022
Beatriz was very flexible and accommodating with the numerous changes to the itinerary. She was also very prompt and responsive to all our questions and needs. Beatriz also had many wonderful restaurant recommendations and things of interest to do while visiting the various cities. read more
Portugal was sensational and Beatriz was an amazing specialist!
Jun 17 - Jun 24, 2022
Beatriz was SENSATIONAL planning every part of the trip and no request was too difficult for her to accommodate...and she always did it with a smile. She stayed in touch with us via text throughout the trip and was able to make some helpful suggestions. She was always responsive to our questions and concerns. Most importantly, the tours she arranged were memorable and the team she established made the trip memorable. For example, the Fada experience in Lisbon was awesome and the restaurant... read more
Tour of Southern Portugal
Jun 8 - Jun 16, 2022
My husband and I just went on a 10 day trip to Portugal. Beatriz did an excellent job of helping us plan. She helped us set up an itinerary that suited our interests perfectly. Beatriz was very responsive to any questions both before and during our trip. If she was out-of-touch, she gave me a number to call for assistance. I really can't say enough about what a positive experience this was for us. I loved the attention to details. Here is a short summary of our tours:
*Privately... read more
Honeymoon in España
Jun 7 - Jun 18, 2022
The whole experience was easy and the perfect blend of activity and relaxation . Beatriz worked with us the entire time to ensure we had the perfect honeymoon. From the guides at La sagrada familia, el real Alcázar, and the Alhambra to the romantic winery picnic or sailboat experience with Spanish guitar it was all perfect and beautiful. Bea would send us messages and check in with us, and also give us local recommendations along the way. She even told all of the event planners it was our... read more
May 22 - May 29, 2022
Planning was meticulous and recommend trips were awesome. read more
Beatriz was a great organizer and took care o...
May 5 - May 12, 2022
Beatriz was a great organizer and took care of all our needs and comfort. All the tours, along with the guides were just awesome. Except for one tour guide who took us on a trip to Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril. He did not give us the tickets for the shuttle along with the entrance tickets to Penna palace. He did not even mention that we have to buy those tickets. We had to waste 55 minutes back and forth.
We liked all the places in Portugal. My best pick would be Douro valley as well as... read more
KimKim is the service I needed and didn't eve...
Apr 29 - May 6, 2022
KimKim is the service I needed and didn't even know it!
We were super impressed from start to finish with the KimKim format and the complete ease of booking with the help of Bea. I used to work as a travel agent and like to plan our trips with a lot of detail and thought...but frankly I just don't have the time to do all the necessary research on a new destination every time anymore. KimKim exactly fit the niche that I needed.
Bea was great to work with - super responsive and helpful as... read more
Don’t plan a trip without KimKim! So pleased to have found this service
Apr 12 - Apr 17, 2022
Bea planned an incredible itinerary and worked with us so closely to develop the perfect, custom plan for our trip. She suggested activities and accommodations we would have never found they made our trip unique and extremely memorable.
It was such a positive experience, the team was so responsive to feedback and we were so thrilled with the outcome. I had incredible peace of mind knowing every detail was taken care of and they were always there if we needed assistance.
I recommend KimKim to... read more
Dream Trip to Barcelona
Mar 11 - Mar 19, 2022
Our family trip to Barcelona and Madrid was the perfect 10. With the exception of some rainy days everything else was planned perfectly thanks to Bea! From our arrival when customs lines were longer than expected, to one rainy day when we needed some indoor activity ideas, to planning covid tests for our return flight, Bea was available and responded quickly every time we needed her or had questions. It was so reassuring to have someone to ask questions to during our stay--and it removed any... read more
Beatriz and the KimKim Team are Nothing Short of Magic!
Mar 3 - Mar 7, 2022
Beatriz was extremely responsive and created the perfect itinerary for our once in a lifetime Honeymoon! She was available for any additional help while we were in Portugal which gave us peace of mind for anything from where to get a bite to eat to ensuring our drivers arrived on time. Beatriz and the KimKim team created the most PERFECT honeymoon above and beyond our wildest dreams! Thank you for giving us the most MAGICAL trip to celebrate our marriage! read more
Bea was amazing. Constantly working with us ...
Mar 4 - Mar 12, 2022
Bea was amazing. Constantly working with us both before AND during our trip to help us have a wonderful experience. We even changed activities and times while in Spain and she made it happen. I would use her again in a heartbeat and hope to do so on our next trip.
By way of background, there were 8 of us in the trip, ages 13-73. We went to Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona and also north in Catalunya. We tackled around three activities per day all thanks to her! read more
Karin was very patient in putting together ou...
Jan 15 - Jan 27, 2022
Karin was very patient in putting together our trip. We booked two weeks in advanced which is too short and Karin was able to make an excellent trip for us. Thank you Karin, we always remember you and Kimkim.
Once Beatriz de Pablo took over in Spain and Portugal it was an awesome trip. We told her our flight and she was able to adjust in short notice our accommodation. Beatriz make our trip so it won't be tiring for us. We have enough rest and go sight seeing, shopping, walking downtown and... read more