If you have been given the responsibility of organising a best friend’s hen do, or you are the lucky bride-to-be yourself, then look no further than Marbella for the most luxurious and memorable foreign hen party resort you could wish for. In recent years, Marbella has become THE hen do destination for any discerning potential [...]
The week leading up to Easter, and especially Holy Thursday and Holy Friday, is full of ritual, display and devotion. Throughout the week, costaleros from Thirty Catholic associations, or brotherhoods, bear images of the Passion of Christ and of the Virgin Mary on their shoulders through the narrow streets for hours, taking turns under the [...]
Apart from a few rocky stretches, the Costa de la Luz is a continuous line of fine sandy beaches backed by pine groves. Flanked by saline and marsh, the lower reaches of the rivers present a scene that has barely changed in centuries. The name Costa de la Luz, or Coast of Light, comes from [...]
The vibrant little coastal town, Nerja, lies at the foot of the Sierre Almijara, Andalusia. Here, mountains plunge straight into the crystal clear sea and coastlines jut proudly against an backdrop of sea and sky.
Balearic Islands holidays
Artists from a variety of disciplines (painting, music, sculpture, theatre…) come together for over a week in Ibizatown. Dates from Oct 17, 2012 to Oct 19, 2012.
The Fira del Ram is an amusement park that brings together attractions by the hundred and visitors by the thousands every year. March/April.
The sanctuary at Lluc is the spiritual centre of Mallorca and has been a place of pilgrimage for over 800 years. The main point of interest is the little statue of the Virgin (La Moreneta de Lluc), which, so the story goes, was found in a cave by an Arab shepherd boy who had converted [...]
Santanyi old town is full of stone houses built from the local honey-coloured sandstone. The same sandstone was used in the building of the cathedral in Palma and Castell Bellver.
Canary Islands holidays
Los Gigantes lies at the foot of the imposing cliffs of los Gigantes at an average height of 500 metres and 30 km northwest of the playa de las Americas. This spot which is not as crowded as las Americas or los Cristianos, has first class hotels associated with a sports port, excellent views of [...]
San Agustín is one of the leading tourist centres lying on Gran Canaria’s southern flank. Although nowadays it tends to form part of the generalised sprawl that spreads through the Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas areas, it is nevertheless an entity in its own right, located around the beaches of San Agustín and Las Burras.
The popular resort of Los Cristianos lies in a sheltered bay in the south-west corner of the island of Tenerife, merging into the more glitzy purpose-built resort of Playa de las Americas.
Once just a small fishing village on the north coast of Fuerteventura, Corralejo’s harbour now receives ferries full of day-trippers from Playa Blanca in Lanzarote every day and the town plays host to hundreds of visitors who are drawn to spend a sunny, sandy holiday in the island’s tourist Mecca.
Mention Benidorm and with it, by implication, the concepts of package tourism, hotel buffets, British bars with one euro a pint lager, northern English Working Men’s Club turns imitating something neither themselves nor their audience have ever been, lobster-impersonating spit-burnt sunbathers and fried English breakfasts with the bacon already coated in tomato sauce, and I [...]
As well as museums, Alicante also has a great monumental heritage. Examples include: Santa Bárbara Castle overlooking the Mediterranean atop Mount Benacantil and providing unrivalled sea views; the Santa María Church, a 14th century Gothic temple that houses a priceless documental and artistic collection whose oldest piece is an incunable dating back to the 13th [...]
Elche Elche is the Region of Valencia’s third largest city in terms of population and is the Spanish footwear capital. The mere mention of Elche immediately evokes images of its spectacular palm tree grove, El Palmeral, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and of the Misteri, one of Spain’s most important cultural [...]
Located in Alicante province, Spain, Javea is a well known market town and seaside resort. Its climate is considered one of the healthiest in the world making it a popular tourist location, more so during the winter seasons. The next time you plan to visit Spain, make it a point to include this town in [...]
Antonio Gaudi is Barcelona’s patron architect. Much of the city bears his stamp. Nowhere is this more evident than in his unfinished masterpiece, The Temple of the Holy Family. Work began in 1883 but halted after the architect’s untimely death from a tram accident in 1926.
Barcelona is a city by the sea, the Mediterranean Sea to be exact. Like most coastal towns its history and ambiance are affected by that fact. For centuries the harbor was the scene of seafarers and townspeople bustling about on the traditional business that takes place at any port.
The Catalan National Art Museum offers a complete history of native art from the Romanesque period through the 1940s. In between are hundreds of samples of the finest art Barcelona has to offer.
At the base of Montjuic in Barcelona, while standing in the Placa d’Espanya, visitors see before them two majestic towers. Constructed in 1929 as part of the Palau Nacional for the World Exhibition, they form the entrance to this Spanish city’s magnificent hilltop park.
Apart from its unbeatable location, this original and exciting means of transport links Madrid to one of the green spaces that acts as a lung for the city: Casa de Campo. Extremely modern thanks to its high tech, reliability and safety, this transport covers 2.5 kilometres that combine a cultural visit and contact with nature.
Imax Madrid offers its visitors the most advanced projection system in history. It is possible to get into a sound and light show that will make you feel there is another dimension, a challenge to your senses, with three impressive screens that will literally surround you and make you feel you are the main character: [...]
Aquópolis San Fernando aqua park is to the south east of Madrid. Don’t miss the Kamikaze, two water slides on which you can reach speeds of up to 40 km/hour.
Its main objective is to disseminate Astronomy and Science from two standpoints: one educational and one informative, always geared at promoting both disciplines among school students and the public at large.
The crystal clear waters, golden sands and sunshine make Spain a year round holiday destination. Whether you’re looking for the hustle and bustle of the Costa del Sol or the calm serenity and beauty of the Costa de Almeria you’ll find what you’re looking for on the Spanish Costas. Mediterranean beaches, sangria in the sun and [...]
Located 11 km from Marbella’s centre is the Don Carlos Hotel, a magnificent five-star hotel where guests can enjoy all the luxury and superb services provided by its extraordinary staff. The hotel has 241 rooms and suites plus the exclusive, exquisitely decorated Beach Suites.