Alejandro Nieto

Alejandro Nieto

Happy Client: Jessica Griscavage

Thank you Verónica for making this such a wonderful and memorable trip for us.  Your care, knowledge and attention made us feel so welcome on our first trip to Portugal (and Audrey’s first trip to Europe!).  Your friends,  Hans, Jennifer…

Staff Spotlight – Lori

We are very excited to introduce our newest Valesita team member:  Lori!  Lori joined Valesa a few months ago and she works as a reservations manager. Originally from Galicia in northwestern Spain, she received her degree in hospitality management. After…

True Valencian Paella

Rice, the foundation of paella, has been part of Valencia’s history for over 1,000 years. It was first grown by the Moors in the 8th century in the local wetlands, which have a perfect climate for rice cultivation. Today, the…

Sweet Spanish Oranges

Oranges have played an important part in Spain’s agriculture and economy for centuries. You can always see fresh orange slices in a glass of sangría or perhaps you’ve heard of the sweet Valencia oranges. This ever-present fruit comes in many…

Exclusive Wines of Pico Island

Pico Island is the second largest of the Azores in the North Atlantic Ocean. Its dark green landscape starkly contrasts with the surrounding deep blue ocean. It is home to Portugal’s highest mountain and is a nature-lover’s paradise, however, the…

Fascinating Qualities of Portuguese Cork

Cork is an incredibly valuable commodity for Portugal. About 50% of cork worldwide is grown dating back to use by the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, Babylonians, Assyrians, Phoenicians and Persians. The highest quality cork comes from the cork oak tree,…

The Contrasting Beauty of Lanzarote

Of the seven Canary Islands, Lanzarote is one of the most popular and unique. The island is located off the coast of Northern Africa and has a warm and sunny climate year-round. Full of outstanding natural and cultural attractions, this…

Northern Spain: Historic Castles and Caves

Castile and León is an autonomous region in Spain located between Madrid and the northern coastline. Many historical landmarks can be found there, in big cities, quaint towns and the countryside. Visitors can take in stunning beauty as well as…

Valesa Event

Check out photos from our latest FAM TRIP for 10 luxury advisors in March.  A journey from Madrid, through Segovia and Burgos to Rioja wine country and finally the Basque Country.  History buffs and Food/Wine travelers will love this great…

Happy Client: Mr. Adams

Hi Jennifer,  I just heard from Mr. Adams…he raved about how fantastic all the arrangements for the transfers and tours were with Valesa!  Everyone in his group commented on how great their guide was!  (and she bought them treats at…