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Meet our newest Valesitas

We are a diverse team of all ages and special interests lending to the wealth of knowledge, shared fun and contacts on our team. Professional singers, sommeliers, foodies, fishing fans, flamenco dancers and much more make up our great team.…

Favorite Seafood Dishes in Spain & Portugal

Almost entirely surrounded by water, Spain and Portugal’s Iberian Peninsula boasts endless coastline for some of the world’s freshest seafood and most beloved traditional dishes that go back for centuries. Don’t miss the markets, fishing villages, and an abundance of…

Best Cheeses in Spain & Portugal

Spain and Portugal boast world renown gastronomy including great cheeses, some found in tapas or sold in the various open-air markets. With evidence of production dating back to prehistoric times, cheese has been produced on the Iberian Peninsula throughout the…

Valesa Cultural Helps Moroccan

Valesa Cultural Services has been working in Morocco for the last 15 years, and we believe in responsible tourism everywhere we work. Last September most of you recall the earthquake that took place in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, an easy…

Highlights of Central Portugal

Portugal highlights like Porto, Lisbon, the Algarve, the Duoro Valley, and the Azores Islands, make it a challenge to hit everything in between. Central Portugal (the space between Lisbon and Porto) is not to be slept through. Here you will…

Basque Towns Not to Miss 

Do you want to discover one of the most culturally unique regions of the world? Where northern Spain meets southwestern France, you will find the Basque Country, the WHOLE Basque Country at Valesa Cultural. Between the Pyrenees mountains and the…

Madeira

In the Atlantic Ocean, just north of the Canary Islands and southwest of Portugal lies the surreal island of Madeira. This Portuguese archipelago comprised of four islands with green, cliff-filled landscapes, mountains, and beaches was originally discovered by Portuguese explorers…

Córdoba

Step into the land of beautiful Andalusian white-washed homes, colorful patios & gardens, and historically unique architecture in Córdoba. In this southern city, the culture blends the historic pasts of the Romans, Visigoths, Moors, Jews and Christians. Originally a Roman…

Valencia Fallas

Fallas Festival, Valencia in March In the month of March, Valencia celebrates its most famous festival, Las Fallas. Taking place from the 15th-19th of March each year, this festival centers around the celebration of St.Joseph’s day (aka Fathers Day in…

Pamplona Easter

San Fermín: Pamplona in July When thinking of Spanish culture, one undoubtedly might picture bulls running through the streets alongside men with red handkerchiefs. The Running of the Bulls that is so widely known across the world is part of…