Chiclana, a surf lovers paradise

Chiclana de la Frontera is one of the best surf spots that gather surfers from all over the country and the world too, just to ride those perfect waves. This town, located in Costa de la Luz, between Cádiz and Tarifa, is the right place to start a trip through southern Spain and enjoy the surf spots as well as the touristic destinations.

Chiclana de la Frontera beach

Chiclana de la Frontera beach

The best seasons to surf in Chiclana are in October and May since the waves increase significantly thanks to the winter storms in the Pacific Ocean. It’s also ideal to go on a trip to Chiclana with your couple, family or with friends since you can enjoy the warm weather and go to the beaches without worrying about the heat.

The perfect weather and wave conditions makes it one of the preferred surf destinations in Cádiz, but surf isn’t the only sport practiced there, the kitesurf and windsurf are popular too. The reason might be that wind blows assiduously, perfect for those who love sailing.

Chiclana isn’t just for experts, is a good option for those who want to learn to surf too, you can find several schools across the coastal area that will give you surfing lessons practically during the whole year. Amateurs begin where the waves are gentle, moving to better places as you improve your surf skills.

On the other hand, the accommodation shouldn’t be a problem since there are many seaside hotels in Chiclana with services that will complement your holiday.

So if you want to learn how to surf but you’re travelling with children, Chiclana is your destination, since you will find many family hotels in Cádiz near the best spots to surf.

IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas Park, beach, children and relaxation

There’s no better place for summer like the Canary Islands, and today we are going to add a must-visit hotel in our summer 2015 list. The IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas Park, a family hotel in Fuerteventura, a special place for family holiday, for those who like to spend time in family and enjoy the free time.

This hotel is a deluxe destination, located in the Gaviotas Beach in Fuerteventura and close to the Matorral beach, a family resort in Jandía stands out thanks to its special service for family holiday, the affordable prices and its cuisine, the menu is wide and varied, something unusual in these types of hotels.

Additionally, its adult services are worth to mention, with the Thai Zen SPAce wellness centre, that offers Asian health and beauty treatments. This is the oasis where you are going to relax and enjoy since is reserved for over 16 years, while children play at the playgrounds or the kid pool area under the staff protection.

Many guests usually return thanks to the child care staff and security that the IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts always offers. A renowned hotel in the family segment, that always know how to leave the guests expectations satisfied, as the reviews in Tripadvisor support it.


The hotel location is ideal. A resort next to the Jandía beach, one of the most important beaches in the southern Fuerteventura. It’s also close to the famous El Matorral beach, that has a family area and a hidden area for nudist lovers (smaller every year)

The Morro Jable town is near too. A small fishing area where you can enjoy the great atmosphere, the daily and night activities and its local cuisine, specially the bars and restaurants near the docks, where you can find the most delicious fishes and fish stews.

Amenities and services

The Playa Gaviotas Park hotel, like the IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas (next to the hotel), offers an all-inclusive service, kid pool areas, and adult pools, a wide solarium around the pools, bars, restaurants, snack bar, playgrounds, lounge areas, live performances, bowling alley, babysitting, breakfast service the whole morning, sports and direct beach access.


The rooms in the Playa Gaviotas Park Hotel are something worth to mention. They all are suites or junior suites, some of them have a view to the sea, a true holiday paradise. Guests also like the spacious facilities and the furniture, all of them are more than 30 square metres long, and have private bathroom and terrace.

Some of them even have a living room with comfortable sofa, TV inside and outside the room, its designed for family trips, but you can make a couple reservation and enjoy all the place for the two of you, with an affordable price of course.


The reservations for the IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas Park can be made directly on their official website, or on the hotel chain page. You can be sure that both sites offers you the lowest price online.

Bogotá gets filled up with wonderful new opportunities and places of interest

Let the Colombian capital city dazzles you not only for its history, designs and culture, but also for the different places where you can rest. Looking to heighten your senses? This place has everything you to need.

Bogotá is the most important cultural centre in Colombia, perfect for holidays. A city with a growing culture, new museums, libraries, theatres, festivals, historic centres, national and international events, the perfect place to live a whole adventure. If you like the cities that change, that move forward, that look like they were alive, Bogotá is for you. It is a city that is always renewing itself, it is charming and intense, changing not only in structure but also in its social development. It is an attractive place for everybody, travellers, investors, businessmen. Undoubtedly, it is a city you must know.

Bogotá gathers both good taste and style. There are many excellent hotels in the city that gathers traveller from across the world, but nothing compares to the Dann Carlton Hotels: 4 exclusive luxury hotels, just waiting for you.

Hotel near the Candelaria district

Hotel near the Candelaria district

The Dann Avenida 19 Hotel is located in the centre of Bogotá, a 5 star hotel that offers you the best service with affordable prices. Close to many different places (the old town La Candelaria, the Monserrate sanctuary next to the Gold Museum, in the financial area of Bogotá) the hotel is the perfect place to enjoy, with all the necessary amenities to make your stay better.

The Dann Carlton Bogotá Hotel offers you an unmatchable service in each one of its 139 rooms designed to give you a full rest, a warm environment with a restaurant, sauna, massages service, business centre, free Wi-Fi, meeting room, gym, parking service, everything you need for a comfortable stay. Located near the World Trade Center, the Rincón Quiñones Battalion, and the Nueva Granada Military University. Drop by the 100 street and enjoy our deluxe service

The Dann Norte Bogotá Hotel is one of the preferred hotels in the capital thanks to its excellent service, its likeable staff, its elegance and comfort. It’s just a few steps from the Unicentro Mall, the Santa Bárbara neighbourhood, close to the Country Club and the transmilenio station Pepe Sierra. Enjoy our free Wi-Fi service, meeting room, business centre, sauna, spa, spacious rooms and suites.

The Dann Carlton Hotel & Spa is considered the flagship hotel of the Dann hotel chain, located in the heart of the north of Bogotá in the 93 street just 5 minutes by walk of the park 93 and the diagonal 92 business areas. It offers you 237 rooms with a modern and luxury design and 91 apartment for long stays. This place is perfect to renew your inner strength with the pools, relaxation rooms, Jacuzzi and many other services that this wonderful hotel has to offer.

 Enjoy Bogotá at its best with the Dann Carlton slogan: Life is luxury.

Fuerteventura Family hotels: beach, sand, water and tons of fun in the Playa Gaviota Park

Share with your family in the hotel IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas Park, a place that offers us great facilities (plenty activities for all tastes and all ages) and a lovely beach, the perfect places to spend holiday.

The beaches of the Fuerteventura Island gather millions of children, families and couples during the year. There is a 4 star family and couples hotel in one of the most touristic zones of Playa Jandía. Enjoy the view, the warm weather and peace of mind, the right place to have some fun. If you’re looking where to spend an unmatchable holiday full of fun activities, Playa Gaviotas Park is the perfect accommodation for you and your loved ones.

Family hotel in Fuerteventura

Family hotel in Fuerteventura

Looking for a place where you have to do nothing, but relax and enjoy? This hotel in Fuerteventura has just the right formula for the perfect plan: fun+unique environment=the perfect plan. Break the monotony and get away to enjoy yourself with all kind of services and entertainments: ping pong, water polo, aerobics, beach volleyball, football, and many others. Enjoy not only the island recreations, but its flavour as well. Do you have a soft spot for food? Do you believe the way to your heart is through your stomach? The gastronomy is one of the hotel’s specialty (and delightful too). Restaurants are famous thanks to their Spain and international cuisine with Canary typical dishes that are a whole new experience to please your palate. Tempting isn’t it?

This all inclusive family hotel in Playa Jandía has a million of activities to enjoy with family as well as offering different sports, and an incredible spa to harmonize your body and mind leading you to an absolute comfort. Are you excited to have a unique place where you can be 100% relaxed? In here you can have a Thai Zen Sensations session with our therapeutic staff specialized in zen massages, facial treatments, body wrap treatment, water treatments, among others.

Rejoice yourself in the best places of the island with our hotels, a place that has it all: a cozy environment with a modern touch. The Playa Gaviotas Park has 206 bedrooms with all the amenities you need. (134 suites… 56 junior suites and 16 senior suits) distributed in 6 floors, several restaurants and open terraces, disco, shows, bars, parties, and engulfing environment with a good vibe.

Life is not about fairy tales, it’s about memories that brings us those little details that worth live them. The Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park bets for a memorable unique experience. Are up to?

Come to our website and book now for an unmatchable Price. Hurry up and start living the best family holiday! This is the best choice when it comes to enjoy the beach, the sun, the water, the sand, all at the same time.



Alcudia: sports, sunbathes, gastronomy and spring!

You can’t find any better spring destination than Alcudia for a spring break, north of Majorca, a small cosy coast that lead us to one of the most beautiful bays of this Mediterranean island,   one of Majorca’s most authentic, natural and well preserved landscapes, making it the perfect place for all kind of outdoor sports while enjoying the calm and warm of these first days of spring.

Alcudia was declared an ecotourism destination, it has a coastal zone of 30 km long with paradisiacal coasts such as the own Alcudia beach and the famous Playa de Muro, one of the favourite summer destinations for Europeans travellers, a place where you can experience the Mediterranean relaxation, thanks to its safety environment, its touristic services and its easy road access to the rest of the island and with Minorca by sea (ships sail directly from Puerto de Alcudia to Ciudatella).

Despite being one of the most visited places of the island with a large quantity of hotels, Alcudia is still a place with tradition, culture and unexplored nature, such as the S’Albufera de Majorca National Park the largest of the island well preserved and famous thanks to its unique wildlife. The perfect place for family hiking, bicycle touring, or for enjoying a couple of days of ornithology, many travellers (especially from Britain) come to Alcudia only to be able to watch the unique bird species in the park.

One of the main tourist attractions is the cycling and cycling tourism red all over Alcudia and it connects it with the rest of the north coast. One of the main routes is Alcudia-cape Formentor, at the edge of Serra de Tramuntana, a high level cycling tour, special for experienced trainers, it’s a secondary narrow street, very sloped, we recommend to be careful, since it is commonly used by rent cars and tourist buses that go to the top in order to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Majorca island. May not be appropriate for children.

However, if you’re planning a family holiday, Alcudia in spring is full of family activities, since the Mediterranean water is still fresh (and it will continue this way until well into May), It’s a good plan to book your accommodation in Alcudia with sailing lessons, kitesurf course or kayak course, or other services that hotels offer inside and outside.

Plans for everybody

A nice way to spend the day is visiting Alcudia town, from yourfamily friendly hotel in Majorca such as a hotel in Port de Alcudia, it will only take a couple of minutes by car to go the little market on Sundays, and have a traditional breakfast in one of the lovely terraces, toasts with olive oil and tomato, visit the small handcrafted shops, the monuments and its beautiful narrow streets…

A picnic at the beach is ideal to spend the day in family. The coastal zone between Alcudia and Pollença offers you that special place where you can relax next to the Mediterranean ocean and have a picnic under the pines. Just a few steps from the sea, it’s a place with tables and benches for a comfortable meal, besides, courts to play and of course, a warm place to sunbathe.

Where to eat in Alcudia?

Gourmet restaurant in Alcudia

Gourmet restaurant in Alcudia

If you’re looking for a special destination for a gastronomic weekend, you should add Alcudia to your route list, since it has many options where you can enjoy the authentic Majorca’s cuisine, not only downtown but in Port de Alcudia as well, new places like Restaurante Alcuina, near the docks, combine perfectly with the traditional tapas of Can Punyetes and the typical cuisine of the S’Oli Verge restaurant, a famous place in the port. There are other restaurants at the Majorca’s beach that you definitely should know, such as the Can Cuarassa, located in a typical Majorcan house at the beach, terraces and gardens with an amazing view to the sea.

Another gastronomic jewel here in Majorca is the Sa Romana, an author’s cuisine restaurant (prices varies from 30 to 40 euros), a menu full of local flavours, enhanced with new culinary techniques, influenced by other Mediterranean cuisines. The place is meticulously decorated, a delightful terrace with an outer garden, perfect for spring nights. If you booked in a hotel in Playa de Muro or an aparthotel in Alcudia, we highly recommend you to visit at least one time, we promise you won’t regret it.


April’s latest news for Mencey’s Cookery Classroom

Welcome once more to the latest news of the Mencey’s Cookery Classroom for this month of April. Spring is here and with it, the desire to go out and enjoy the outdoors, terraces, the company of friends and family, the sunshine and endless proposals that good weather brings.

For this month of April, both the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey and its Cookery Classroom introduce a number of new features that will delight those who come to this resort in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The first novelty involves a new service offered by this luxury hotel, Mencey’s SPRUNCH. The Sprunch is a new concept that combines the services of the Spa and the Brunch service that is already available on the weekends. Mencey’s Sprunch will be available every Sunday of the month, making it the perfect alternative to enjoy with your partner, group of friends and family. This package includes 90 minutes in the water circuit of the SPA, as well as tasting the delicious Gourmet Brunch menu, served from 11.00 am to 14.00pm. The price per person is only 35€, making it an unbeatable offer.

Gastronomic hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Gastronomic hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

There is one more news regarding the SPA Sensations, is its special promotion for the month of April. The Spa centre of the Grand Mencey Hotel has launched two irresistible beauty and wellness offers. The first includes 90 minutes in the water circuit of the SPA, as well as a full body exfoliation and massage, with a single price of 69 €. The second offer is the Cleopatra hydro-massage and the Shirochampi massage for just 49 €.

The following 26th of April, all members of Mencey’s SPA & Sport Center are invited to participate in a day of hiking organized by the group “Patea tusmontes”.

Other news related to sports, is the celebration of Mencey’s Padel Tournament. The event will take place from the 17th of April to the 2ndof May, with a maximum participation of 100 athletes in the male, female and mixed categories. The cost per participant is 20 €.