My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to North West Spain from the 20th July until 3rd August
We will be flying into San Sebastian and staying there for 3 nights before we hire a car and drive down to the La Rioja region.
Unfortunately we will only have two nights to spend in the area so we would like to get some advice on where would be the best place to stay.
We are in our late 20's and absolutely love good food and wine but are definitely past our hard partying years.
Our ideal night usually involves finding a place serving the best local produce and sitting down to indulge in a romantic meal in a beautiful setting and soaking up the atmosphere/views.
I suppose we are looking for a village that really embodies local life and doesn't feel too touristy!
We would also like to be in a location that is well placed to visit a few of the smaller more traditional wineries.
I have heard that Laguardia and Briones could fit our requirements but if anyone has any other advice we would love to hear it!
We usually like to stay in small B&B's, apartments, small family run hotels or boutique hotels- anything to keep things personal :) and we have a mid priced budget
Thank you for your help!