The 1912 palatial hotel was built on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli. A string of famous guests have stayed here from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough, but well-heeled business travelers tend to dominate. The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian [...]
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The Gipuzkoan coastal regions have it all. An exaggeration? Possibly, but this area has so many attractions that you’d be hard pushed to think of something it doesn’t have. This area of land between the bay of Txingudi and Saturrarán beach looks out onto the Cantabrian sea offering beautiful cliffs, fine sandy beaches, ports in [...]
Costa Daurada is the name given, in the world of tourism, to the stretch of coast lying east and west of the city of Tarragona —and its hinterland—, between Cunit and L’Hospitalet de l’Infant. It has few hills, long beaches of fine golden sand —hence the name “golden coast”— and shallow waters.
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 [...]
Playa de Las Teresitas beach is situated 8 kilometres northeast of the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife next to the little village of San Andres. The sand brought from the Sahara and its well kept surroundings make it one of the most attractive beaches on the island.
Southern Spain’s answer to Benidorm, Torremolinos is a vast purpose-built resort situated 10 miles west of Malaga, on the road to Marbella. With six miles of broad, sandy beaches, lots of watersports, masses of bars and restaurants and an exhausting nightlife, the resort attracts tourists of all ages from all over Europe.
The northern slopes of the Serra de Tramuntana provide some magnificent views and a wonderful sense of isolation. Andratx and Valldemossa have a number of interesting historic sights but it is the scenery of the rugged coastline, which manages to be both sinister and beautiful, that is most impressive. The route is dramatic, traversing tunnels [...]
The Playa del Inglés is the largest seaside resort area on Gran Canaria, with all the services of a small city: shopping malls, restaurants, shows, aquapark, fun-fair, etc. Nonetheless, it successfully manages to maintain an equilibrium between its built-up area and beach capacity, thanks to the size (length as well as breadth) of the actual [...]
Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands and a popular holiday destination. The Canaries are a small group of Spanish Islands located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 200km off the Northwest coast of Africa. Gran Canaria is a volcanic island with very dramatic and unique scenery. The Canaries are a popular winter holiday choice [...]
Benidorm, Spain is located approximately twenty-eight miles northeast of Alicante and is one of the main tourist cities on the Costa Blanca. It is perfectly situated on the Mediterranean Sea and offers many choices of fabulous beach front accommodations. It is indeed a city built for tourism with plenty to do and see during the [...]
Eleven nautical miles from the city of Alicante lies the island known as La Isla de Tabarca, the only inhabited island in the whole Region of Valencia. The excellent quality of its waters and the biodiversity of its fauna have led to its official designation as a Mediterranean Marine Reserve.
There is so much that is out there in Barcelona. In particular is the area of the Iberian Peninsula and Costa Brava. With so much historical significance and so much wonderful architecture to take in while on your trip you will have many things to do and enjoy while you are here. With all of [...]