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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Alongside its tourist infrastructure and services, its cultural attractions, leisure venues and nature spots, the Costa del Sol offers yachting lover an unbeatable range of choices, as anyone can guess from the number of marinas on the coast: eleven. These are:
Complementing all these high-standing services, the Costa del Sol also has exclusive leisure venues. At the Torrequebrada and the Marbella casinos, guests can have a drink, gamble, or attend parties or shows. Horse lovers can visit the riding school for great dressage shows and horse competitions, or the racecourse in Mijas for exciting horse races, perhaps with the hope of having the winning horse’s name written on your betting ticket.
Ascari, the first race resort in the world, is located in a dreamlike setting -a valley surrounded by holm oaks next to the Serranía de Ronda. It’s a brand-new type of resort, ideal for motor addicts and nature fans. Its facilities include a high-speed circuit, dirt tracks, a driving school, a club house, a heliport, a bar, and a swimming pool, and a luxury hotel for VIP customers is under construction.
The Costa del Sol Racecourse is located in El Chaparral, an urban development in Mijas Costa. It can be accessed from both La Cala de Mijas and road N-340, opposite the Fuengirola Castle. It is open all year round, holding day races on Sundays in autumn, winter and spring (11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.), and night races on Saturdays in the summer (10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.)
The Costa del Sol Riding School is located in Estepona, near the Padrón River and one kilometre away from the beach. The riding school -surface area: 90,000 sq m-was created in 1998, with the aim of fostering the love of horse riding as a sport while organising equestrian competitions and shows. The school’s facilities are also used for cultural, social, and corporate events.
This luxury hotel -situated between Marbella and Estepona- provides peace and quiet as well as discretion, mainly due to its unbeatable location on the seashore, far from urban centres.
The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort, Marbella-Benahavís, is the most recent jewel of the Costa del Sol -a true paradise in the heart of the famous Marbella Golf Valley, where the green hills beautifully blend with the blue colour of the Mediterranean Sea.
The only covered snow slope in Spain offers visitors the opportunity to ski and snowboard all year round. A snow park where you can jump and learn tricks. A changing configuration offering a wide variety of different challenges. 18,000 m2 dedicated only to the world of snow. Continue Reading
There’s no better way to see the sights and learn the history of Barcelona than by joining a bike tour! You get to have fun and socialize, have some exercise and be entertained by your knowledgeable English-speaking guide. This enjoyable and informative outdoor experience also gives you the chance to meet other travelers. There’s no doubt it will be the best day you‘ll spend in Barcelona! Continue Reading
Madrid is crammed with art galleries, museums, royal palaces, flamenco shows…and you’ll see them all with the Madrid Card and save money! Choose between a 1-day, 2-day or 3-day pass, and gain prioritized access to Madrid’s big four attractions: the Prado Museum, the Royal Palace, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum. Continue Reading
When you are having your sailing vacation in Ibiza and Formentera, you will be filled with happiness and thrill. The two places bring different types of adventure and excitement to its visitors. For instance, the island of Ibiza is famous for its summer beach parties. During the summer season, Ibiza’s resto bars and nightclubs are filled with thousands of partygoers. In fact, the island is renowned internationally because of its party bars. On the other hand, Formentera is more quite and peaceful. If you want to relax and stay away from noise, this island is right for you. Continue Reading
If you are looking for a great holiday, you may find it in Ibiza. Ibiza is one of the most popular islands in Europe and it is located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is part of the Balearic Islands in Spain. Next to Ibiza we have another island which is the smallest one in the Balearic Islands: Formentera. Around Ibiza and Formentera there is a very good weather when it comes to sailing. Continue Reading
History, a diverse climate, an incredible mix of cultures, and a range of activities mean that the country of Spain is one of the most visited tourist spots in the world. The diverse landscape and peoples make Spain a great destination for vacationers seeking any type of activity. Here are some ideas for things to do in Spain, based on some of the most popular activities. Continue Reading
There are many people looking for new yacht charter destinations in the world. Spain is one of the best destinations for yacht charter lovers. This is because there are many places where you can choose to sail. The Balearic Islands including Ibiza are great for a complete sailing experience. The yachting facilities in Spain have developed over the last decades and this is why many people choose to go there for a great yacht charter experience. Continue Reading