Spain is a country well known by its gastronomy and dishes. We can be proud of having a wide variety of products people abroad would love to have inside their countries. Our Paradores can also be proud of offering the best of those products everyone loves. Let's have a look at them.
In general, the whole Mediterranean coast and the countries along it are known by having good olives so as to produce good quality olive oil. But Spain is definitely the land of olive oil: it is a must in the Mediterranean diet and Spain counts with the best cultivation of olives and production of olive oil. We are actually the first worldwide producers of olive oil with 27 D.O, 12 of them in Andalusia. The region, par excellence, of olive oil is Jaén. Which Paradores can you go to enjoy the best olive oil ever? It's easy! We have our Parador de Jaén and our Parador de Úbeda both located in the land of olive oil . They also have the best Mediterranean cuisine with the highest quality products.
Parador de Úbeda
Plátanos de Canarias.
These are bananas from the Canary Islands. It is, in fact, the name of the brand spread worldwide. Bananas are the most important cultivation of the Canary Islands and it is one of the best products you can try in the islands: genuine taste and so healthy. The conditions the cultivation of them have in the Canary Islands are the idyllic ones to grow and have the best possible quality. Come to our Canary Paradores and try the best local cuisine from the islands, including, of course, the best bananas from the region.
Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide
This is the word given for the different kinds of Iberian sausages Spain produces. The beloved Iberian ham is included on this list as well as chorizo, lomo or salchichón. They are all so characteristic from Spanish gastronomy. Salt allowed these Iberian sausages to appear as it was the way they had to keep this meat fresh. Now, it is almost an everyday product at everyone's. In Castile and León the production of embutidos is one of the best ones, so we suggest you to stay at Parador de Salamanca and enjoy the lifestyle of this region together with the best embutidos and Castilian gastronomy you would ever try!
Parador de Salamanca
This is the Spanish word for cheese. There are so many good cheeses around the world, but Spanish cheeses have something else. The living conditions for the animals to produce milk are perfect for the production of cheese, specially the weather and harvest. We can also be proud of having different kinds of cheeses and tastes depending on the area we are. For example in the north, the area of Cantabria and Galicia have really nice cheeses. Probably the most famous and best area for the production of cheese is Castile and La Mancha, where our Parador de Manzanares is and where the Manchego Cheese comes from. Don't you wanna know why we say it is so good? Come and try it yourself!
Parador de Manzanares
Of course wine is another Spanish product everyone knows about and everyone thinks is the best quality. Almost every region of Spain can produce wine, and depending on where you are you can try different types of it. However, the most famous and recognised ones are the ones produced in the area of La Rioja and Duero River region. Those are actually the most famous D.O. of Spain. White wine, red one, sweet wine... any you may like can be found with the best quality and price all around our Paradores in Spain.
What is marisco? This is the word we use for seafood usually those which are shellfish. Galicia is the land of marisco because of the coast and the northern weather. It is probably one of the best regions in the world where to have a nice marisco lunch. Spanish people usually take them in Christmas but it is perfect for any time of the year. Because of being right in the coast, we suggest you to book at our Parador de Pontevedra, located in the charming city of Pontevedra, and try the best marisco you may ever eat. Juicy, tasty and full of maritim spirit. It will be such a delicacy!
Parador de Pontevedra
Nowadays you can alway buy almost everything everywhere but... according to local products, where better than the place of production to try them? Better quality, better conditions and genuine place. Book now at Paradores and try the authentic and most tasty Spanish gastronomy!