It is generally admitted that the name tapa -cover- comes from the habit in ancient times to cover the jar of wine which was served in the taverns with a slice of delicious raw ham in order to avoid the flies entering the jar. But was it more hygienic to let them concentrate on the ham?! Today the tapas are served all over Spain aside the glasses and flies - of course not as numerous now as they were in the Middle Age -can chose whether to land on your appetising dish or on your sweet sherry glass! You may have tapas anywhere in Spain, and of course the greatest variety is to be found in Andalusia (they are supposedly originating in Seville) and on the Costa del Sol where fish and seafood tapas are specially widespread. If you are staying on the Costa del Sol you must experience the pleasure of tapas - small portions of hot and cold dishes - which are served together with any alcoholic beverage: beer, wine, cocktail. They used to be free but you must pay for most of them nowadays. There is a countless variety of tapas, hot and cold, hams, hot chorizos, cheeses, fried anchovies, anchovies in garlic oil, squids, octopus, shrimps and prawns of all kinds, clams, seafood, pork stew, chicken in sauce, lamb roast, sausages, fried vegetables, kidneys in Sherry sauce, oxtail, olives of all kinds, salads, popular cooking, refined cooking... you name it!
I propose to take you to a few tapas bars at lunch or dinner time and enjoy degustation of a wide range of tapas together with wine, sherry and sangria. We use this opportunity to stroll and visit the old village/town That is a quick local oenotourism tour if you have no time for more I pick you up and take you back to your hotel or residence.
COSTA DEL SOL LUNCH OR DINNER TAPAS TOUR About 3 hours duration