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Paula Aradas Trapote

My name is Paula, your local travel expert in Spain. I was born in Uruguay and moved to Spain at the age of five. I grew up in Galicia and built all my life around it.

I love traveling, experiencing new cultures and discovering how beautiful and wide this world is. I studied business and tourism and quickly realized my passion for traveling sustainably. After studying, I got an opportunity to go to Mexico to work with a small local agency focused on responsible tourism, and this opportunity only fueled my passion for helping travelers discover a country in a sustainable way. After this experience, I went back to Spain where I joined the "Turismo Responsable" team, in order to promote sustainable tourism around Spain.

I am conscious of the huge impact traveling can have in people's lives. Therefore, my main goal is to share my local knowledge with you in order to create an unforgettable, off-the-beaten-track experience that meets all your expectations.

Let me show you the most authentic places of Spain, the country I grew up in!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in the whole Spanish territory including the Baleares and Canary Islands, with a focus on where the most unique and off-the-beaten-track spots are. This means I take care of all the details of your experience like the local guides, recommendations for local gastronomy, beaches, culture, museums, natural wonders, adventures... based on your preferences and for all kind of travelers: from families and seniors to solo travelers and couples.
Indeed, my mission is to ensure you get to relax and discover the authentic and hidden treasures of Spain seamlessly."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Since the first time I boarded a plane and crossed the Atlantic at the age of five, this endless traveling experience has not stopped. Moving to Spain truly gave me and my parents the opportunity to see the world.

Also, as part of my studies, I was given the chance to live in different European countries, like Germany and Italy, giving me the opportunity to experience many cultures here in Europe.

Since I got my degree, I have dedicated my time to traveling around Spain and getting to know its cultural and natural wonders in a deeper way, both professionally and personally."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Traveling around the world in the past years made me realize how privileged I am to live in Spain. Especially, living in Galicia means being surrounded by nature and breathtaking landscapes. As a grateful citizen, the best way to show my passion and love for this country is to inspire travelers to visit it and let themselves be charmed by our culture, flavors, and people."

Paula is part of the following groups: Spain Travel Agents
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.

Spain Road Trip: Madrid, Leon, & Santiago de Compostela - 12 Days

Part of the fun of traveling through Spain is seeing how the culture changes from one region to another. You'll experience this phenomenon over 12 days as you travel from the nation's capital of Madrid to Galicia. This is a unique part of the country that has it all, including historic religious sites, unspoiled coastline, exotic islands, and some of the best seafood anywhere in the world.

Ultimate Northern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, Galicia, & The Basque Country - 16 days

On this 16-day road trip, you'll see some beautiful regions of Spain, many of which are off the tourist trail. The adventure begins in Madrid, from where you'll hop in a rental car and proceed to the Ribera del Duero wine country and into the river canyons of the Ribeira Sacra. You'll continue to Galicia, a region famous for delicious food and natural beauty, before ending up on the stunning coast of the Spanish Basque Country.

Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada, & The Balearic Islands - 13 Days

You could spend a lifetime traveling through Spain and discovering its secrets, but luckily 13 days is all you need to experience the highlights. This trip begins in Madrid where you'll stroll El Retiro Park, visit the Royal Palace, and see the historic Plaza Mayor, once the heart of Old Spain. You'll then journey down to Andalusia for flamenco shows and a wine tour of the mountaintop city of Ronda before jetting to the Balearic Isles and sunbathing in Mallorca and Menorca.

Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 5 Days

Five days may not be much time, but if you focus your energy you can create the perfect Spanish holiday. This itinerary focuses on Madrid and Barcelona, and in the former, you'll visit its most famous city sights, enjoy gourmet walking tours, and visit local artisans. In Barcelona, you'll discover this Catalan gem via its cuisine as well as an unforgettable cruise around its port by sailboat.