High-Altitude destinations: mountain holidays

In high season, most of the people, including families, travel to popular destinations like beach destinations. On the contrary, some people prefer cold destinations. Mountain holidays are increasingly popular in the tourism industry.

Spain is the best example, the perfect destination for mountain holidays, where cold weather and snow become usual.

Spain has everything you need

Snow season takes time from November to May, which makes it one of the longest snow season in Europe, being sky the main sport in Sierra Nevada in Granada.

Alhambra, Granada

Alhambra, Granada (picture: granadatur)

However, you can go to Sierra Nevada and not going out skiing.There are many alternative activities you can do in this amazing place, from hiking to gazing the stars at night while enjoying a huge bonfire surrounded by international tourists, who also travel to explore and enjoy the beautiful city of Granada.

The perfect accommodation option for ski and snow lovers is a mountain hotel in Sierra Nevada, so you should not choose a hotel in the centre of Granada as you will have to reach ski areas everyday.

Luxury accommodation: Vincci Rumaykiyya

5-star hotel in the heart of Sierra Nevada. Its amazing contrasts between wood and clay are perfect and making the hotel blend perfectly with the environment.

Vincci Rumaykiyya is one of the few hotel with direct access to the slopes in Sierra Nevada, so if you are a ski lover or you are practising this amazing sport, this is your perfect hotel.

A hotel with spa, comfortable rooms from individual to family rooms, perfect for friends ski holidays.

Granada: the best ski destination to enjoy the snow

Granada is really beautiful, full of charming streets and picturesque neighbourhoods that surprise all international tourists is Sierra Nevada and its activity offer, especially designed for sport lovers. If you really like skiing and exploring the mountain, you should choose Sierra Nevada and stay at a ski hotel in Granada: Vincci Rumaykiyya.

Your wedding in Majorca at a boutique hotel in the heart of the countryside

Are you thinking about celebrating your wedding in Majorca? There are many beautiful spots which can be the perfect scenery for your wedding, but they may not be the most practical and affordable places with the best services. It’s really difficult to find the perfect place to meet all your dream wedding needs, even for expert event and wedding planners in Majorca, who spend a lot of time looking for the best spot to meet your needs.

First, you should know which type of wedding do you want, so you can start looking for the venue that best meets your needs. A wedding by the sea, at a Mediterranean beach or next to a secret cove of crystal water (take into account that you cannot get married at the beach in Majorca as they are in public domain, which cannot be used for private events) is not the same as a wedding in the heart of the Majorcan countryside, in a traditional private property with beautiful gardens and surrounded by almonds trees in bloom, orange and olive trees.

If you prefer the latter option, you can choose some areas in Majorca. Serra de Tramuntana (with idyllic towns like Deia or Valldemossa) is one of the most popular places, but usually much more expensive. Northern Majorca is also a good choice due to its natural beauty. However, you must take into account that you will need to book a hotel in the area with a special airport transfer for guests coming by plane to the island, as it takes approximately one hour by bus to reach the place.

Son Julia Boutique Hotel

Son Julia Boutique Hotel

The most comfortable place is the countryside between Palma and Llucmajor. In this area we can find many hotels at small hills. One of them is specially designed for charming weddings in Majorca. We are talking about Finca Son Julia (Son Julia Country House Hotel), where you can celebrate your special event. Its 25 exclusive rooms with countryside views are decorated with Majorcan traditional style, but offering excellent services and innovative comforts. The property has different terraces, a special ceremony space with its own chapel with capacity of 25 guests, several Mediterranean traditional courtyards and gardens giving a touch of colour and romance.

This boutique hotel is really close to Palma and the airport (within a few minutes) and offers brides and grooms exclusive suites for their guests.  It’s a hotel for small and intimate weddings in Majorca, offering exceptional care for every decoration detail. There’s a chef for special events who plans the menu of your choice and a winery where to organize activities like aperitifs or wine tastings.

In addition, the hotel has special offers, activities programme, cycle tourism facilities, spa sessions, tennis, paddle and also a chill out area, which is perfect for an original reportage wedding photography.

Tenerife: your perfect family holiday destination

One of the biggest island of Canary Islands. It’s one of the most popular and internationally famous. Tenerife, and its capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife are entertaining destinations for all the family. But, if you prefer relaxing holidays, in which you explore the destination, looking for the best landscapes, sunbathing and having a quiet stay, you should also travel to Tenerife.

Tenerife is the perfect destination whatever the reason of your travel is, whether you are travelling with your family, couple or friends. If you are planning a family holiday to Tenerife, here’s a list of some recommendations for a memorable holiday.

Sun and sea, all these and much more in Tenerife

Las Terasitas Beach, Tenerife

Las Terasitas Beach, Tenerife (picture: eldiario.es)

Beaches are the main tourist attractions in Tenerife. If you are travelling with your family, you should visit its sandy beaches, as Tenerife’s coast is one of the most beautiful coasts in Spain, only comparable with Catalonia Coast or Majorca. Its natural beauty is unique.

Here’s a list of some of the best beaches in Tenerife:

  •      Las Teresitas beach
  •      Benijo’s beach
  •      Las Gaviotas’ beach
  •      Antequera’s beautiful beach
  •      Almaciga’s beach

If you are not looking for sand and sea places, but places to explore with the family…

Visit El Teide with your family

In the National Park El Teide in Tenerife, we can find the highest mountain in Spain, Teide’s volcano.

This natural area is a huge space for mountain lovers who come from all over the world to enjoy its amazing landscapes.

In this park, you can be accompanied by professional guides that will guide you through the best routes, so all the family enjoy the trip through the volcanic landscapes.

If you want to climb El Teide, there are two possibilities: you can walk or take a teleferic. The second one is much more comfortable and is not really expensive, and the first one is extremely physically demanding, but your family will enjoy a night at the park looking at the stars, as they are seen on the top of the hill as nowhere else.

You must book in advance if you are planning to visit the park with your family and stay overnight at the park.

Family accommodation in Tenerife

There are all kinds of hotels in Tenerife, but if you need a hotel specially designed for family holidays, you should choose Ole Tropical Tenerife, in Costa Adeje. It’s an All-Inclusive family hotel in Playa de las Americas that belongs to Ole Hotels. Book, pay and go. Everything else is guaranteed: comfort, 4-star services, gastronomy, entertainment, impressive pools surrounded by gardens, games, children’s monitors…

4-star hotel in Tenerife

4-star hotel in Tenerife

Apart from its delicious gastronomy offer, its fabulous activities and events programme make your family stay a great experience. Don’t wait any longer to enjoy this experience in Tenerife.

The best moment to visit Matalascañas

Matalascañas is a coastal region that belongs to Almonte municipality in Huelva. It’s one of the most popular places in Costa de la Luz, and it’s the perfect starting point for your next travel. It is easily accessible from Sevilla or Huelva, a closer region in Eastern Andalusia.

Matalascañas is known as a beach area. Its large and beautiful coast is one of the largest in Costa de la Luz. We can find an amazing flora and fauna in Doñana Natural Park, which is also a perfect place to enjoy sports, great landscapes and gourmet gastronomy.

Keep on reading and discover why Matalascañas is the best destination for your spring holiday.

Practice golf in Matalascañas

Andalusia is a golf destination with more than 200 golf courses. Matalascañas has one of the best golf courses in the area (Doñana Golf), offering amazing landscapes while you practice golf.

Costa de la Luz, Huelva

Costa de la Luz, Huelva (picture: touristinspain)

In addition, Matalascañas has a great hotel infrastructure which is committed to golf practice,with exclusive hotels like El Cortijo Golf of FERGUS Hotels with excellent views of Matalascañas, and Doñana’s Natural Park, an icon in the region.

Discovering Matalascañas

Matalascañas has all the advantages that characterize Costa de la Luz: sunny weather, large sandy beaches, crystal waters, whitewashed houses and towns in Andalusia.

Matalascañas is one of the best environmentally friendly destination in Europe.  It perfectly preserves its ecosystems of an impressive natural beauty, as well as facilitates visitors access to the natural secret spots of Doñana.

A summer destination, but also a golf destination

In Matalascañas we find one of the best golf courses in Costa de la Luz, Doñana’s Golf. It’s the perfect place to practice golf amateurs and professionals from all over the world will meet to practice this entertaining sport. The course opened in 2000 and it is located within a few meters from the Atlantic Ocean.

In order to enjoy Matalascañas’ golf to the fullest,  FERGUS Hotels offers you the best accommodation for golf lovers, FERGUS Style El Cortijo Golf, located in the E Section of Matalascañas.


Enjoy Fuerteventura with your family at Iberostar

This beautiful island in the amazing Canary Islands offers you a wide range of familiy activities. It’s known as the “quiet island” and families are expecting it to give them the renewed vigour to face all future problems. It’s the island of contrasts and impressive landscapes. Famous for Tindaya’s Mountain, where local aborigines used to show reverence to it, as they considered it magical.

Fuerteventura is also called the island of the mills, as its flat but sometimes undulating terrain was perfect to build mills that use the power of the wind to grind the flour included in many typical dishes in the island.

Tindaya Mountain, Fuerteventura

Tindaya Mountain, Fuerteventura; picture: holaislascanarias.com

Iberostar gives you the opportunity to explore this wonderful and unique island.

Available Iberostar hotels

Iberostar offers you three amazing hotels in Fuerteventura, where you can spend a memorable holiday with your kids.

These 4-star hotels are located at the same beach in Fuerteventura, where the sun rises every day and you will enjoy this amazing moment with your family.

What to see in Fuerteventura with your family?

There are many must-see places in Fuerteventura. Below you can find a list of the must-visit places that your family cannot miss, especially if you have children or if you want to have a great time with your couple:

  • Oasis Park: a themed tropical park in La Lajita. 150 hectares home to hundreds of species. Giraffes, chimpanzees, gorillas, crocodiles and the biggest herd of camels in Europe live together in Oasis Park in Fuerteventura. There are crocodiles and sea lions shows every day, which will amaze the whole family. Its botanic garden hosts one of the biggest cactus in Europe.
  • Acua Water Park: popular water park in Corralejo, Fuerteventura. There are lots of water slides, wave pools,… Everything you need to have fun on hot days in the island.
  • Windsurf: Fuerteventura is full of incredible places to practice windsurf. Every place is perfect. no necesitas preguntar el lugar perfecto para hacer windsurf en Fuerteventura. Todos los lugares son perfectos. For this reason, Fuerteventura hosts windsurf world championships.