Your Dedicated Travel Consultant
TOMA & COE is a boutique tour consultant with 17 years of travel guiding experience in Spain and an impeccable track record.
We’re a small team of travel enthusiasts bound by a passion for Andalucia and are proud to call ourselves friends as well as co-workers. We are all driven by a desire to provide the very best service to our clients and unlock the secrets of this marvellous region for them in a way they’ll never forget.
Who We Are
Manni, Company Director
Originally from the North of England, Manni often jokes that the stork forgot his address en route to Spain and dropped him in the UK instead. Spain, particularly Andalucia, has always been the place he considers home. Manni has lived in a variety of places in Spain throughout his 18 years as a resident, including Huelva, Seville, Cadiz and Marbella. He has a wealth of experience as a guide and travel consultant and knows all the hidden corners and secret places Andalucia has to offer.
My Favourite Place in Andalucia: Somewhere between the villages of Antequera and Archidona- where I live. The landscape is absolutely breathtaking and it’s completely off the tourist track. It’s authentic Spain at its best!
My Favourite Spanish Dish: Definitely ensaladilla rusa – or russian salad- which is a chilled tapas made with potatoes, eggs, tuna and mayonnaise. I especially love the version with gambas– prawns.
Favourite Part of My Job: Having the opportunity to share my passion for Andalucia with people and seeing them fall under its spell is incredible: it’s like watching the start of a love affair, every time!
Fernando, Operations Manager
Fernando is a native of Andalucia, heralding from the beautiful coastal town of Malaga. He is passionate about his land and loves showing visitors all it has to offer. Fernando handles all the arrangements and reservations for our clients and has an unending supply of knowledge when it comes to what to see and do in the region.
My Favourite Place in Andalucia: I love the beaches in Cádiz, they are spectacular. My favourites are Playa de Bolonia or Playa El Palmar.
My Favourite Spanish Dish: Gazpachuelo malagueño, which is a winter soup made from mayonnaise, potatoes and white fish. It might sound odd, but it’s absolutely delicious! I also love espeto de sardinas– skewered sardines cooked over wood- and you can’t beat a good paella, either!
Favourite Part of My Job: I love helping clients enjoy Andalucia and appreciate everything that makes it so special: its people, its culture, its beauty and history, its colour and light. Andalucia is unique!
Mayte, Tour Guide
Mayte is another Malaga local and is lucky enough to call a beautiful farmhouse in the countryside her home. Mayte’s gift with people and her abundance of natural charm make her a huge hit with our clients! Her excellent cooking skills means she’s our go-to on anything gourmet, but she is equally happy showing our guests around the streets of Seville as she is in the kitchen.
My Favorite Place in Andalucia: I can never choose just one, because there’s so many places I love! But the province of Cádiz has everything: Beautiful beaches, wonderful people, and gorgeous little villages.
My Favourite Spanish Dish: I’ll have to back Fernando up here: gazpachuelo malagueño is one of my absolute favourites. I think you’ll find that’s the case amongst a lot of Malaga locals!
Favourite Part of My Job: One of the best things about TOMA & COE is its director, Manni Coe. The passion he has for what he does is limitless and completely contagious, for co-workers and clients alike. I also love showing people around Andalucia and helping them discover wonderful new places and leaving them with the desire to come back and see more!
Rebecca, Business Development
Rebecca is originally from Oxford, England but has been in love with Spain all her life. She first moved to Andalucia in 2012 , and currently calls Malaga her home after spending six years living in Seville. Rebecca is the newest member of the TOMA & COE team and is dedicated to maintaining the quality of our service and helping new clients prepare for their Andalucian experiences.
My Favourite Place in Andalucia: I’d have to say the tiny mountain village of Villanueva de la Concepción, where my family own a property. It’s right in front of the mountain range El Torcal and the views are absolutely amazing.
My Favourite Spanish Dish: I love boquerones al limón– deep fried anchovies in lemon batter. There’s nothing better than eating them by the beach on a summer’s day with a nice, cold beer.
Favourite Part of My Job: Helping clients plan their trip to Andalucia- especially if it’s the first time they’re visiting the region- is a dream job for me, I love recommending all the secret places in a city where only locals go and knowing that our guests will get to experience the real Spain during their visit.
Ian, Tour Guide
Ian is originally from the North of England, but is very much a citizen of the world! Before relocating to Spain in 2013, he called several places around the globe his home- including Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and France. Ian is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie with a love of the outdoors and counts surfing, snowboarding and hiking amongst his hobbies. His passion for travel and love for Andalucia make him the perfect addition to the TOMA & COE family.
My Favourite Place in Andalucia: The Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada, Spain. I try to go every winter for at least a weekend – the snowboarding and skiing are incredible and the villages dotted around the area are beautiful.
My Favourite Spanish Dish: Espeto de Sardinas – barbequed sardines on a cane skewer, a dish typical to the Malaga region. So simple but so delicious!
Favourite Part of My Job: I love meeting new people and showing them around Andalucia. This region has so much to offer and it’s a real pleasure helping people discover it,