Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Fabulous hotels, local lido and lively Playa de las Americas only 10 minutes away.
•What's Tenerife like? It's a perfect destination for that great family holiday. Tenerife is warm (23c) all-year-round with amazing beaches, whose fine sands vary from golden through to volcanic grey and black. Famous for its volcanic moonscapes, lush green forests, warm sparkling waters and quaint villages.
•Holidays in Playa Paraiso: Playa Paraiso is on the south western coast of Tenerife. It is halfway between Playa de las Americas and Callao Salvaje. It is a small up and coming resort with some great luxury all inclusive hotels. It ideally placed to explore the nearby busier resorts and the lovely beaches further on this stretch of the coast.
•The beach at Playa Paraiso: Despite it's name, there is no real beach here, other than a small rocky bay. However, there is a very smart large salt water lido on the seafront with amazing views. And most of the hotels have incredibly luxurious pools.
•There are beaches at the nearby resort of Playa de las Americas, ten minutes away by bus or taxi, and Puerto Collon and Costa Adeje.
•Family holidays in Playa Paraiso: Most of 4* and 5* resorts in Playa Paraiso have children's swimming pools, kids' clubs and entertainment; many with All Inclusive and Dine Around programmes.
•Here is one holidaymaker's comments about the 5* Roca Nivaria “It is fantastic! The staff are all so friendly and helpful. The hotel is extremely clean and the food varied and would suit anyone's palate. The children loved the kids club and the animation staff were full of energy and fun.”
•Excursions from Playa Paraiso: The boat trip watching whales and dolphins is a wonderful day out and this can be combined with a trip to visit Los Gigantes.
•Visit the volcano at Teide National Park - an immense landscape sculpted by lava; and the beautiful city of Santa Cruz.
•When is the best time to visit Playa Paraiso? Anytime, and if you want it a little less busy, avoid the school holidays. But if you really want to see the true spirit of Tenerife, try and be here for one of its many fiestas. Check out the calendar of festive celebrations at www.webtenerife.com. Or come for a great time at Christmas.
•Golf in Playa Paraiso: The weather here is so good that you can play every day of the year and at any level. And this golf friendly island is attracting many golfers between the months of October and May.
•The new Playa Las Americas offers a challenging 9 hole course within 500 metres of the beach. Other places where you can play golf in southern Tenerife is Golf Del Sur, Los Palos Golf, Golf Adeje and Amarilla Golf.
•Eating out in Playa Paraiso: There is a good but small choice of traditional and international restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes. Nearby Playa de Las Americas has a bigger choice. Las Americas' Safari Commercial Centre has many good restaurants, shops and the Carmen Mota theatre.
•Holidays to Playa Paraiso: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Playa Paraiso.
•Hotels in Playa Paraiso: We have excellent hotels in Playa Paraiso, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to Playa Paraiso: We have cheap flights to Playa Paraiso with all your favourite airlines and operators. The flight takes just over 4 hours from UK airports..
•Car hire in Playa Paraiso: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Playa Paraiso so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Playa Paraiso:We can book your transfers to your hotel in Playa Paraiso by either shuttle or private taxi. They should take between 45 minutes and an hour depending on which method you choose. You can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday with us.
•Playa Paraiso Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Did you know? Just outside Playa Paraiso is the La Manga Go Kart track. A perfect spot for a spin and there is even a cafe and games area for the family.
Posted by john at 10:33
Beaches, watersports, 5* luxury hotels and fine dining. Don't delay, book today.
•Just 4 hours from most UK airports. Transfers about 20 minutes.
•One of the most popular and sophisticated resorts in the Canaries.
•Year round sunshine with a warm welcome from its friendly people.
•Lovely gently shelving beach, sheltered with calm turquoise waters and dark sand.
•Great watersports including snorkelling and scuba diving.
•Pretty harbour dotted with colourful fishing boats.
•Fishing trips, pleasure cruises, glass bottom boats and ferries to La Gomera.
•A terrific choice of shops, relaxed nightlife, pubs, cafes and restaurants.
•The buzzing Playa de las Americas is nearby.
•Attractions include Aqua Park Octopus, Tenerife Zoo and the Eagles Park.
•There is a charming old town, Sunday market and some lovely shops.
•Holidays to Los Cristianos: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Los Cristianos.
•Hotels in Los Cristianos: We have excellent hotels in Los Cristianos, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to Los Cristianos: We have cheap flights to Los Cristianos. The flight takes around 4 hours from UK airports.
•Car hire in Los Cristianos: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Los Cristianos so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Los Cristianos: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Los Cristianos. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
•Los Cristianos Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Did you know? The Karting Club Tenerife track at Los Cristianos is international standard with five types of kart for hire.
Posted by john at 10:30
Great beaches, water parks, dolphins and 5* hotels.
•All year round sun with warm waters and amazing beaches.
•Nearby are Playa de las Americas, Puerto Colon, Playa del Duque & La Caleta.
•There are four beaches including 2 blue flags and one with golden sands at La Pinta.
•A very popular resort with many luxurious 5* spa resorts.
•A wide traffic free promenade runs through the resort.
•Excursions include catamarans offering whale and dolphin watching.
•Excellent international and local cuisine with local speciality Papas Arrugadas.
•Travel Republic M.D, Paul Furner has just returned from the Gran Hotel. Read his comments: "My son can't stop talking about the Aqualand water park and dolphin show." - "The hotel was only 20 mins from the airport which was great." - "The hotel staff were all very friendly and the facilities were excellent." - "Costa Adeje truly has something for everyone. Highly recommended!"
•Just 4 hours from most UK airports. Transfers about 40 minutes.
•Holidays to Costa Adeje: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Costa Adeje.
•Hotels in Costa Adeje: We have excellent hotels in Costa Adeje, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to Costa Adeje: We have cheap flights to Costa Adeje. The flight takes around 4 hours from UK airports.
•Car hire in Costa Adeje: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Costa Adeje so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Costa Adeje: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Costa Adeje. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
•Costa Adeje Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Did you know? The harbour at Los Gigantes is spectacular with cliffs rising 600 metres out of the sea.
Posted by john at 10:28
After a few days spent eating tapas, watching flamenco, and drinking local wine in the sunshine, you may find it hard to leave...
•Seville is a city with a strong personality defined by two thousand years of history. The city's motto 'No me ha dejado' means 'she [the city] has not abandoned me'. This motto is indicative of Seville's long history of survival throughout various conquests. Evidence of both Roman and Moorish influence is still apparent in the city's architecture and monuments.
•Dining in Seville Like all provincial capitals in Spain, Seville enjoys the best of provincial production. Fresh seafood from Cadiz, meats and cheeses from the north, and olive oil from Jaen are just a few examples of the regional fare available throughout the city. It is this variety that fuels the Tapas culture for which Seville is famous. Whether you are in search of a meal or just an accompaniment to a glass of wine, a Tapas bar or restaurant will have a selection of fresh delicious dishes to please every palate. The tapas bars of Barrio Santa Cruz are some of the city's best.
•Weather: Seville enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate. In fact Seville is one of the warmest cities in Europe with an average temperature of 32c in August. Winters are mild and temperatures rarely drop below 6c
•Flamenco in Seville is amongst the best in Spain. The roots of this traditional Andalucian music and dance originate in the province of Seville. As a result, Seville the city has always been the provincial meeting point for the creme de la creme of Flamenco musicians and dancers. Be sure to take in a traditional evening show in one of the city's many tablaos (Flamenco bars). Here are some long running establishments offering the best in Flamenco performance: El Arenal (7 Calle Rodo): A long running, intimate tablao. El Patio Sevillano (Paseo Colon) One of Seville's first tablaos, located next to the Plaza de Toros. Los Gallos (11 Plaza de Santa Cruz) This tablao has been open since the 60's and puts on two shows a night.
•The Cathedral of Seville: Built on the site of a 12th century Mosque, this incredible building is the largest cathedral in Spain and the third largest (by square footage) Christian church in the world. Inside the Cathedral you'll find what may be the largest church interior in existence. The vaulted ceilings, gothic carvings, and sheer grandeur of the building make this one of Seville's most visited attractions.
•The Alcazar Palace: Whether or not you are interested in Seville's historical context, this palace is well worth visiting. The palace, like Seville itself, is a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. It was originally a Moorish fort and was later expanded under Spanish rule. The Moorish Zelig tiling, traditional arches, courtyards, and carvings, are a clear reminder of Southern Spain's proximity to Morocco.
•Visit Seville during the week leading up to Easter and you will find the city packed with people who have come for Seville's famous 'Semana Santa' (holy week) celebration. Throughout the holy week, processions of white clad, masked 'costaleros' from various brotherhoods parade solemnly through the streets carrying enormous heavy floats (pasos). To take part in a Semana Santa procession is a once in a lifetime honour and many men wait all their lives to be given the opportunity to join the procession. On Good Friday, the processions leave churches at midnight and the heavy alter-like floats are carried throughout the night, concluding around 6am. Though this is a truly spectacular time to be in Seville, be sure to book accommodation well in advance if you are planning to stay during this period.
•The Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza: Seville is one of the best places in Spain to witness a traditional bullfight. Though the sport is definitely not for the faint of heart and is constantly under fire from many animal rights organisations, Sevillanos are very passionate about the sport as Seville is arguably the 'home of the bullfight'. The Plaza de Toros is large, impressive, and very busy during the bullfighting season (April-June, September).
•Whether your time in Seville is spent walking the tree lined avenues enjoying the cafe and tapas bar culture or spent perusing the city's rich historical culture, architecture, and museums, the underlying charm and atmosphere of Seville is unavoidable. Seville is unquestionably, one of Spain's most attractive destinations.
•Holidays in Seville : We have an excellent choice of holidays in Seville.
•Hotels in Seville: We have excellent hotels in Seville, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to Seville: We have cheap flights to Seville. The flight takes around 2 hours 30 minutes from UK airports.
•Car hire in Seville: There's so much to explore around Seville, you may want to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Seville so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Seville: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Seville. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
•Seville Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Did you know? Christopher Columbus’s tomb, supposedly containing his remains, is located inside Seville Cathedral.
Posted by john at 10:26
Go see AC Barcelona play, visit Andorra, Tarragona and Cambrills.
•La Pineda. A popular, relaxing fun in the sun destination with so much to do nearby. You can visit Barcelona, Andorra, Tarragona and PortAventura.
•You can be sure of great family holidays in La Pineda, Salou as there is so much for you and the kids to do.
•Watch the kids playing on pale gold sandy beaches or take them paddling in the shallow clear waters. For older children, there are watersports, waterparks, Port Aventura, entertaining nightlife and Barcelona nearby.
•La Pineda has more of a Spanish feel than some modern resorts and this makes it very popular with those who want to experience more of the traditional Spanish atmosphere.
•It's also popular with couples who enjoy relaxing on the pretty beaches, the excellent nightlife and visiting the surrounding towns and villages such as Tarragona and Cambrills.
•What do our holidaymakers think of La Pineda? “We have travelled to La Pineda for the past 15 years because the beach is beautiful and the water clear and clean. The beach is cleaned every night and is very safe for young children. As an English couple, we always go to Gordon's Bar which is just off the sea front and would recommend it to everyone as the food is perfect - cooked to order, not kept warm for hours on end, and we consider the owner and staff to be our personal friends. We would also recommend the specialist seafood restaurant which is also just off the beach as the food in there is delicious.”
•The beaches in La Pineda: Pale gold soft sands, deep blue shallow, clear waters and a series of secluded rocky coves that stretch between Salou and La Pineda. There is a wide decked, palm fringed promenade that runs the length of the beach with various cafes and bars leading to a water park. Plus, there are lots of watersports available.
•When is the best time to visit La Pineda? May - October.
•What else can I do in La Pineda? This is a great base to explore the rest of the Costa Daurada. There are excellent local bus services; but if you are going to explore you will probably enjoy the flexibility that hiring a car in La Pineda brings.
•PortAventura - the Universal theme park is not to be missed if you've got kids.These are seriously good rides, and there is something for everyone. For thrill seekers, check out Furios Baco and go from 0 to 135 km/h in 3 seconds. Or enjoy a white knuckle ride on Dragon Khan where you travel through 8 loops at 110km per hour. For younger children there are canoe rides and the opportunity to explore the mysteries of the deep. Look out for leaflets around the resort with discount vouchers.
•Top PortAventura Tip: If travelling with young children, measure them at home before you go. Most of the rides have a 1.4 metre minimum.
•Visit Aquapolis, the local water park with rides and dolphin shows.
•Barcelona: It's easy to reach this cosmopolitan city by bus or by hiring a car in La Pineda.
•Wander along La Ramblas and wonder at Gaudi's surreal and magical architecture. Plus check out the local tapas restaurants, the dancing fountains and the old quarter.
•See Barcelona AC Play: If you like football, find out when Barcelona's home fixtures are. You can book a bus trip and general ticket for the match for about £40, according to one of our footie mad holidaymakers.
•Tarragona: Spend a day in the pretty town of Tarragona. Explore the ruins of the amphitheatre, visit the Bonavista market and enjoy some authentic local cooking. For keen shoppers there is an outlet mall on the outskirts of town; plus the exclusive boutiques on La Rambla Nova.
•Andorra: For a complete change of scene, it is easy to take a day trip to the mountains of the Pyrenees in lovely Andorra. It's also a tax free haven so don't forget your wallet.
•Visit the traditional and picturesque fishing harbour town of Cambrills and enjoy exceptional views and awesome fresh fish cuisine.
•Eating out in La Pineda: La Pineda offers a good choice of local cuisine with some British specialities at its many open air cafes; and all at very good prices. There are a few fine seafood restaurants.
•The best bar in La Pineda? There is no doubt that the Waterfront pub is our customer's favourite bar in La Pineda.
•Nightlife in La Pineda: The nightlife here is fun and friendly with salsa and disco bar, quizzes, karaoke and bowling. On the edge of the town is a large nightclub popular with locals and tourists. Bustling Salou is only twenty minutes away and has plenty of clubs and bars.
•Holidays to La Pineda: We have an excellent choice of holidays in La Pineda.
•Hotels in La Pineda: We have excellent hotels in La Pineda, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to La Pineda: We have cheap flights to Reus with all your favourite airlines and operators. The flight takes just over 2 hours from UK airports.
•Car hire in La Pineda: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in La Pineda so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in La Pineda: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in La Pineda. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
•La Pineda Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Did you know? In the middle of the promenade there is a love it or hate it sculpture of giant metallic dishes called the Pines of Mariscal.
Posted by john at 10:22
This sandy cove is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful resorts in Menorca
•Location: Cala Galdana is located on the south coast of Menorca. This horseshoe shaped cove is surrounded by limestone cliffs and lush woodlands. The situation is truly stunning and Cala Galdana has become symbolic of Menorca’s raw beauty. Cala Galdana is only about 20km from Mahon Airport.
Southern Menorca enjoys hot summers and mild winters. With around 300 days of sun a year and average summer temperatures in the upper 20’s, the weather in Menorca is fantastic year round. •The Beach
: Think white sand beach, gorgeous scenery, clear blue waters, all sheltered by surrounding cliffs. Despite it’s popularity, Cala Galdana’s beach has an un-spoilt and secluded feel making this a prime location for quality relaxation. •Cala Galdana resort suits the interests and needs of a variety of different types of holiday makers. For families, the peaceful setting and safe beaches make Cala Galdana a perfect destination for a family holiday. For couples, the idyllic surroundings, classy restaurants, and laid back atmosphere make this a romantic setting for quality time away. For younger visitors, large scale nightlife is a bit thin on the ground, however, between the live music bars, various entertainment including a nearby waterpark, and of course the beach, younger visitors are sure to be more than satisfied with Cala Galdana’s laid back vibe.
•To better explore the natural beauty of this area of the island, be sure to take a walk along the coast. You’ll come across hidden coves and gorgeous countryside. Alternatively, head for the National Park where you’ll find endless trails leading into dense, cool woodlands.
•Dining in Cala Galdana: Cala Galdana’s charming restaurants serve up a huge range of fresh seafood and tapas. Expect high quality food at great value.
•Ciudadela: For a change of scene, head over to nearby Ciudadela, where you’ll find a selection of restaurants and bars. Nightlife here is slightly livelier than in Cala Galdana. During the day, Ciudadela is also a good place for shopping, with its variety of shops and markets.
•The Crazy Kids Disco: Upon their return, many families have recommended this evening event for the little ones. Seek out the Crazy Kids Disco near the shops in the resort centre and let the kids dance themselves to bedtime. Children will also enjoy the small train that provides transport around the resort. There are also water slides and various activities for children near the beach.
•Holidays to Cala Galdana: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Cala Galdana.
•Hotels in Cala Galdana: We have excellent hotels in Cala Galdana, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to Menorca: We have cheap flights to Mahon. The flight takes around 2 hours 10 minutes from UK airports.
•Car hire in Cala Galdana: There's so much to explore, you may want to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Cala Galdana so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Cala Galdana: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Cala Galdana. Transfer should take about 45 minutes by private taxi. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
•Cala Galdana Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Did you know? Cala Galdana is known as ‘the queen of the Calas’. Spend a day in Cala Galdana and you’ll quickly know why
Posted by john at 10:19
Lovely bay, lots to do, and good value shops,bars and restaurants.
•Sa Coma is an ideal fun in the sun destination for the British holidaymaker looking for glorious soft golden sandy beaches, clear, shallow, warm azure waters, good value accommodation and a friendly welcome.
•Sa Coma is on the east coast of Majorca. It is Spain's biggest and greenest island.
•This attractive, modern resort is built around a spectacular bay. Behind the beach is a wide traffic free promenade that stretches to the more traditional village of S'Illot to the south; and the smaller sheltered beach of Cala Moreya.
•The best beaches in Sa Coma: Sa Coma has a lovely sandy beach with pine trees and palms. It has sun loungers with thatched parasols, windsurfing and pedalos. - The resorts and beaches of Cala Millor and S'Illot are nearby.
•How child friendly is Sa Coma ? Very. This is a very British and family oriented destination with a great beach, good value hotels, bars and restaurants.
•There is also Mini Golf and the Auto Safari park which you can drive around yourself around if you have a car.
•Fantasy Park is great for kids. It has inflatables, rides and an outdoor play area.
•When is the best time to visit Sa Coma? May - October.
•Eating out in Sa Coma: There is a good choice of cafes, English bars and pubs serving traditional British food and local dishes.
•The best bar in Sa Coma? This is a tightly fought contest. In the red corner is JJ's English Bar which does great value meals with free wine. And in the blue corner, is the King's Head which offers excellent food, friendly staff and entertainment. According to our holidaymakers both pubs make you very welcome. Let us know which you think is the best pub in Sa Coma when you get back.
•Nightlife in Sa Coma: Much of the entertainment is hotel based although there are a few pubs and bars such as the Aussie Bar, the Irish bar and the Sports bar. Some of them offer live music and karaoke.There is one disco here called Espace. For a wider choice of entertainment, nearby Cala Millor is probably your best bet.
•Excursions from Sa Coma.Boats trips around the coast, which will usually stop for about 30 minutes so you can jump into the sea to cool down or snorkel.
•There is a small riding stable which is very popular with visitors and advanced booking is essential especially during the summer. The ride out to the Punta de n'Amer headland usually takes about an hour and costs approximately 8.50€ per person.
•The capital city, Palma, with its beautiful architecture, smart shops, lively street cafes and markets is a great day out; and can be reached using the local bus service. Check out the Monday market in Manacor and the pearl factory.
•Or enjoy a good walk to the 200 hectare Punta de n'Amer nature reserve at the headland half way between Sa Coma and Cala Millor. There is also a 17th century watchtower. Enjoy the incredible views and take a rest and enjoy a drink at the top.
•Visit the spectacular Caves of Drach and look at the amazing stalactites and stalagmites.
•Holidays to Sa Coma: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Sa Coma.
•Hotels in Sa Coma: We have an excellent choice hotels in Sa Coma; all with our lowest price guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to Sa Coma: We have cheap flights to Palma, Majorca with all your favourite airlines and operators. The flight takes just over 2 hours from UK airports.
•Car hire in Sa Coma: With so many lovely beaches in the area to explore, plus the ease of driving on the island, and the fairly infrequent bus service; it can be wise to use car hire in Majorca. We can offer great deals on car hire in Sa Coma so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Sa Coma: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Sa Coma. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
•Sa Coma Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Did you know? There are caves nearby, known as the Caves of Ham which have unusual rock formation and an underground lake.
Posted by john at 10:16