Luxury Hotels: The Palacete de Penalba is in the town of Figueras del Mar, which straddles the boundary between Asturias and Galicia on Spain's northern coastline.
Figueras del Mar is a true discovery. The architectural legacy of the Indianos, Indianos Spanish men who emigrated to the Americas in the late 19th century and the early years of the 20th century, and who, having made fortunes in places like Argentina, Mexico, Cuba and even Tampa, Fla., returned to their hometowns to build ostentatious mansions, as well as churches, hospitals and schools.
The Palacete de Penalba, with its beaches, farms, fishing villages and forests has more than enough features to keep families occupied and perhaps even engaged with a bit of history as you travel through Europe.
Is Spain in your travel plans for 2005?