Travel in Southern Spain Like a Local

Hi there, I’m Lucia! I live in Southern Spain and fill these pages with beautiful locations, expert insights and practical tips to help you plan a wonderful trip to Spain.

Viva La Vita - Southern Spain Travel Tips From a Local
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Your Local Guide to Discovering Southern Spain

Viva La Vita is a local expat blog covering travel destinations in Southern Spain. In these pages, you will find in-depth local insights and information on some of the most popular destinations in Southern Spain like Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Marbella and the most popular resort towns of Costa del Sol like Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Torremolinos and Estepona. Whether you’re travelling for a day trip or planning to see the whole of Andalusia, Viva La Vita will expertly guide you through your journey and show you the most beautiful locations, best restaurants and authentic experiences in this part of Spain. As an independent personal blog, I only cover destinations and share insights about places visited in person, with lots of practical guidance that will save you a lot of time, money and hassle. As a long-term resident in Southern Spain, I am also able to share local knowledge which you won’t be able to acquire from other destination guides written by travellers who come to this part of the country for a few days. I hope you find these articles useful and inspirational, as much as I enjoyed writing them.