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Born from a shared dream

Virginia Irurita
Alonso Álvarez de Toledo
Alonso Álvarez de Toledo

We were born in 1999 as the serendipitously shared dream of two individuals, Virginia Irurita and Alonso Álvarez de Toledo, who were both deeply enamored of their own country but equally loved exploring the world. 

After decades living, working, and traveling abroad, they each had an epiphany that no one in the travel and tourism industry was doing justice promoting their own culture – the incredibly rich history as well as the artistic and culinary diversity of the Iberian Peninsula.

Though scary at first, leaving the security of the office jobs behind turned out to be the easy part. And while it was exhausting work, the process of crafting from scratch what has become one of the world´s finest travel agencies has been an endless and ever-expanding adventure that continues to inspire and motivate them and the whole Made for Spain & Portugal team every day.

Not only do we get to continue discovering more and more magical corners of Portugal and Spain, we get to see these marvelous cultures reflected in the eyes and experiences of our precious guests. At the end of the day, we are hosts waiting to show the very best of these two countries – and we succeed to do it every time.