I love to travel and I got in love with every single place I go! Every country and site has a special charm to discover and enjoy. I am a madrileña that have lived in Tenerife in the Canary Islands, in London, and Frankfurt, and returned to trendy, vibrant and welcoming Madrid.
Nature, landscapes, people, culture, food, art, architecture, sensations, and emotions arise when traveling. I am a nomad in love with my Spanish roots, so I love creating itineraries for travelers in Spain and Portugal wishing they feel this exciting destination as their own.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Nature, art and culture, history, street life.
How did you get involved in travel?
"Since I was very little, when travelling with my parents, by car or by train, I wished that our trips never end.
All the family enjoyed the special moment of discovery a new corner, a new dish, a new landscape, new people and new emotions. Since then, when I was asked what I wanted to be as grown up I always said, an explorer. Exploring and travelling and sharing this passion made my vocation in tourism.
I love researching, exploring, connecting with locals, and finding spectacular spots you can't read about in guidebooks. I cherish travel for the unexpected moments, the art, the people, the landscapes, the stories, and, wow!, the food."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Each trip is unique and different, even if I go to the same place I always find something that enhances the previous experience.
Since very little, we used to travel in Spain discovering wonderful beaches, mountaineering in the Pyrenees, and other mountain systems in Spain and Portugal, enjoying the taste of local food in small villages and we walked and trekking in summer school holidays. This contact with Nature and the richness of the Iberian peninsula on its variety, diversity, and fascinating history become a motto for Life and allows me to share it with the world! Welcome!
Carmen's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
Twelve days in Spain is a great trip duration for getting to know two of the country's regions. Pair six days in Barcelona with a sun-filled week exploring the Balearic Islands...
Twelve days is ample time to hit the major cities in Portugal, plus enjoy off-the-beaten-path excursions. Plan an ultimate adventure in historic Porto and the Douro Valley wine...
Who hasn't dreamed of a family vacation to Europe? This 11-day tour of Spain allows you and the kids to live that dream as you visit sunkissed Barcelona, the capital of Madrid,...
From Barcelona's outdoor playground to the incredible beaches of the Costa Brava, Spain's Catalonia region is perfect for a family trip. Visit iconic sites with a kid-friendly...
Summer is the perfect time to visit sunny Spain and take advantage of the country's kid-friendly outdoor activities. This 10-day adventure is all about family time outside, with...
This two-week family vacation combines Portugal's beaches, palaces, and flavors with Spain's flamenco, royalty, and parks. Start your trip in Portugal with highlights kids and...
Pamper yourself on this eight-day getaway to a resort in sun-soaked southern Portugal. Recharge your body, indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, and explore the natural beauty...
Road trip itineraries
Recent trip reviews for Carmen
Amazing service from Carmen..
Sep 7 - Sep 13, 2023
From the time I looked up Kimkim and reached out to find out some details on Spain, to the final day of our amazing trip - everything was done so professionally by our assigned travel expert, Carmen and the team! Sincere thanks from our family and Kimkim has acquired a loyal customer going forward :)
Carmen has worked w/ me from the day 1, understanding our needs and expectations and planning the trip w/ us. I have to say I did go back and forth quite a few times, but she and her colleagues... read more
Fantastic trip of a lifetime!
Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2023
Carmen is FANTASTIC! My sister and I had so much fun on our Portugal trip. The excursions she had planned for us were phenomenal. All the guides were friendly and experts in their field which gave us a well-rounded experience. Carmen also checked on us from time to time via text messages and answered all our questions with patience and kindness. She was also able to make a last-minute change in our itinerary and handled it efficiently. All the hotels we stayed at were gorgeous and the staff... read more
Lovely Family Trip to Portugal
Aug 18 - Aug 27, 2023
Lovely Family Trip to Portugal
Carmen helped us arrange a 10 day, 3 city trip to Portugal that encompassed everything we wanted to see within the country.
We got to do wine tasting, a food tour, day trips to historic places of interest, and a had time by the ocean. It was a great mix of activities and relaxation.
I appreciated having the planning all squared away and taken care of for us. (We even had the additional challenge of having English and Spanish speakers in our group and... read more
Fantastic Family Trip!
Jul 19 - Jul 30, 2023
The guides and tours set up by Carmen were fantastic. The tour guides were knowledgeable, friendly and tailored there information to the interests of myself and my children!
Another amazing KimKim adventure in Portugal!...
Jun 25 - Jul 4, 2023
Another amazing KimKim adventure in Portugal!
This is my third time using KimKim to book travel for myself and my 7 year old son who has Autism. We’ve done Colombia, India and now Portugal!
Our trip specialist for Portugal Carmen helped put together an incredible itinerary for us covering Porto, Douro Valley, Coimbra, Lisbon & Lagos. We saw a lot in a short amount of time but the the pace of the trip flowed well and we never felt rushed. We also appreciated some of the special... read more
Carmen is fabulous! A truly special experience
Jun 18 - Jun 26, 2023
Carmen is fabulous! She created a truly special experience for my niece and I. She asked about what I enjoy and also what my niece enjoys and built the perfect itinerary for us. Carmen also made sure transportation was scheduled for when we arrived at the airport and scheduled a rental car for us to drive to Costa Brava. She really thought of everything.
Having our own personal tour guide, Mark, for La Sagrada Familia and the Gaudi house was amazing! We learned so much about Gaudi, his... read more
Carmen was an outstanding specialist! The act...
May 27 - Jun 10, 2023
Carmen was an outstanding specialist! The activities she planned, hotels she booked, and recommendations she provided were terrific. We ended up having some complications during our trip that were entirely unrelated to Carmen's planning, and she went above and beyond to help us navigate a difficult situation.
I highly recommend Carmen and kimkim! read more
We had an excellent trip to Lisbon, Coimbra, ...
May 13 - May 21, 2023
We had an excellent trip to Lisbon, Coimbra, and Porto. Carmen was very helpful, professional, and easy to communicate with. If you prefer not dealing with trip planning, feel more comfortable having someone taking care of connections and logistical details, or need someone to coordinate with multiple parties, Carmen and her team will do a great job in both putting together your trip and supporting you while traveling.
Apr 27 - May 2, 2023
Our local specialist Carmen was very responsive to our questions and would quickly update our itinerary with great suggestions. I never felt pressured or rushed, and I appreciate her checking in on us before, during, and after our trip. Our favorite highlight was a private tour of Sintra with a local guide (Marta): we were treated to plenty of sightseeing, but we never felt fatigued or overwhelmed. Additionally, our overall experience in Lisbon and the Algarve region were exceptional.... read more
First Solo Trip and using KimKim helped ease some stress
Mar 8 - Mar 12, 2023
Working with Carmen was great.
Hotel - was nice and 15-20 min walk to Las Ramblas. It was clean and breakfast was good. However 2 different locals said it was in a “sketchy part of town”. And while I felt safe walking around there were many homeless people outside the hotel and it wasn’t nice to look at. The hotel did not have air conditioning (or it was broken) and I asked for a fan several time but they did not have one. It was unseasonably warm. There was a slight mix up with City... read more