Nigel Hack


Travel + Leisure A-List Travel Agent Nigel Hack
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With more than two decades of experience, Madrid-based Hack is passionate about connecting with local communities. He can introduce travelers to leading equestrians in Córdoba, art restorers in Seville, and world-renowned chefs in San Sebastián.

Hack has seen an increase in luxury accommodations in more rural and small-town environments. One notable newcomer is Can Beneït in the foothills of Mallorca's Tramuntana mountain range. "With just 10 rooms, Can Beneït is not 'in-your-face' luxury but rather laid back and a true reflection of the good life in Mallorca," Hack shares. "Guests can enjoy paella and live music on a Sunday, a saltwater swimming pool and sauna, unrivaled views of the stars, and tours of the historic olive mill."

Another destination he sees new interest in his Tenerife in the Canary Islands, where Hack recently traveled with his two children and his wife. "We stayed at Villa El Risco, one of six villas that we work with on the island, all managed by the warm and generous Alberto, who grew up there. All of Alberto's properties enjoy a privileged location, perhaps on a cliff edge overlooking the sea or in the center of a picturesque village," Hack notes. "My family loved our whale and dolphin eco-boat excursion. Of course, no visit to Tenerife is complete without a visit to Mount Teide to view the rock formations."


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Minimum Daily Spend: $500 per person

Trip Planning Fees: None

Contact Info | 34-91-758-0063 | Madrid and Lisbon


"I had the good fortune to work closely with Nigel Hack and his Madrid & Beyond to create a wonderful two-week family experience in Spain. Our time in Spain was originally planned for Spring Break 2020. In the fog of the early COVID days, Nigel was in regular communications with us, initially to shift our plans to ensure our safety and enjoyment and then to transparently and honestly recommend we postpone our visit. When we were finally able to plan a summer 2021 trip, Nigel graciously re-crafted our itinerary to make the most of the new season. He was always accessible, enthusiastic, honest, and knowledgable in the planning stage. Once we arrived to Spain, he continued to be very accessible, checking in with us at appropriate times along the way and quickly helping us solve any travel glitches we encountered. We engaged with several of Nigel's local guides as we traveled throughout the country. They were all highly dependable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about their local region….just the best! The accommodations and experiences that Nigel set up for us reflected that he really listened and understood our wishes. We feel like we really got to know Spain, its culture, food, landscapes, and people in ways that simply would not have been possible without Nigel's wise and expert guidance. We will most certainly call on him anytime we return to the region."- Katie O.

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