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.

Costa del Sol, Malaga: recommendations to enjoy it to the fullest

Many people considers Malaga a synonym of sun, and from where the name of Costa del Sol cames from. Everybody knows Costa del Sol for its beaches, sun and more beaches. However, in Costa del Sol there are many other places which which are not included as sun and beach concepts: museums, theatres, bars, dynamic streets, folklore…We detail you below some of the most iconic places in Malaga. And finally, we recommend you the best accommodation option in the second biggest city in Andalucia.  

Discover La Alcazaba and Gibralfaro

For those who don’t know about Malaga’s city history, we must mention that this Spanish city was essential on Muslim settlement. As a result, La Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro are now emblematic buildings. Just some of the remains of the castle are preserved, however both places are visited by lots of people looking for something more than beach and sand.   

Alcazaba palace and gardens are really well-kept after their renovation.  


Visit “La Manquita”, the impressive Malaga’s cathedral

Malaga’s cathedral is famous in Spain and all over Europe, and it’s one of the most important architectural works in Spain. Also called “La Manquita” by locals, as they never finished to build this tower. It’s a must-visit place in Malaga, whatever your religious convictions are.

Note: locals confirm that funding for the unfinished tower construction were poured into the United States to help them with the Independence War.  

The best accommodation: Vincci Aleysa

Malaga is world-famous because of its artists. It was the cradle of the famous painter Pablo Picasso. For this reason, you should stay at an artistic hotel if you visit Malaga. Therefore, staying at Vincci Aleysa is your best option.

Vincci Aleysa has an excellent location close to popular places, allowing you to enjoy the city to the fullest avoiding traffic inconveniences.  

Holidays in…Barcelona, Madrid or Sevilla


Today we are going to review most desirable destinations of 2016. We looked for urban, rural and beach tourism references to make our selection. Multiple offers and price advantages available now: early booking, Let’s go!

Let’s start by the capitals…You choose

Vacaciones en Barcelona


This city is always one of our favourite destinations, a must in our directory. We can enjoy the Catalan capital all year round thanks to its cultural offer. By the end of January, music lovers could organize a Barcelona city break to attend one of the few concerts performed in Spain by Foals, a trendy brand at the moment.

For those who enjoy art and design in a different way, there are also interesting plans the beginning of the year in Barcelona. For example, Macba offers a great experience to live with children. We are talking about Espacio Mutante, similar to Carlos Bunga work by Toni Hervàs. It is possible to admire the temporary exhibition of Nitrato de Xavier Ribas until 6th March.

In the list of accommodations for your Barcelona getaway, we included some perfect options for art lovers, such as Vincci Bit and Vincci Gala, both at affordable prices at the first months of the year. Also, central hotels like Catalonia Sagrada Familia or Catalonia Atenas, both in the area of Sagrada Familia. Not to mention Catalonia BCN Plaza, one of the trendiest hotels in 2016.  

Vacaciones en Madrid


From one capital to another, and city break approaching: Madrid will always be a good plan. The city offers all year round a wide range of leisure, relax and business options, which anyone could easily organize its tailor-made travel with. A plan that cannot be missed this January and February is visiting the city and tasting the typical cocido madrileño, eating some tapas, go drinking some beers and enjoying a play. Gastro-cultural escapes to Madrid are now more famous than ever because gastronomy is becoming increasingly important in the capital and stands out from the rest.

We must highlight some famous places like Mercado de San Miguel, the traditional tascas in Barrio de Las Letras or the must-see cavas, where we can find most of the modern tapas bars in the city.

Our accommodation proposal meets with our gourmet escape plan: gastronomic hotel IBEROSTAR Las Letras, in the heart of Gran Vía; Vincci Soho and Vincci Soma; the most exclusive Petit Palace as Embassy Serrano and Lealtad Plaza, or boutique hotels like Posada del Peine, the oldest in Madrid at Plaza Mayor, where you cannot miss tasting a delicious squid sandwich.
Vacaciones en Sevilla


This is the best moment to visit Sevilla, if you do not want to feel the so common hot flashes. Prepare your luggage, go out and feel this city’s magic. Madrid’s cultural agenda is full of great plans that you will love. Apart from tablaos, which are always the perfect choice to live the most authentic Sevilla and its music, you will have the possibility of seeing some exhibitions like Pedro de Campaña in the Museo de Bellas Artes; Pabellón de la Navegación -at Isla de la Cartuja- which comprises an interesting sample of Egyptian art called “Ramsés, rey de reyes” and, in its last days -closed on 24th January- we can see at Muelle de las Delicias the famous Terracota Army.

If you finally choose an escape in January, February and March, we suggest you to check  hotel Petit Palace Santa Cruz, hotel Marqués de Santa Ana and Canalejas Sevilla. You can enjoy free hotel services like free Wi-Fi at affordable prices in the centre of the city.


Barcelona at Christmas: a design getaway

Barcelona at Christmas is not a destination as popular as Madrid, which is and will be a reference desination at this time of the year. However, despite being ignored in many Christmas travel vouchers, the Condal City offers a wide range of possibilities for these cold and festive months. Besides, always with a touch of innovation and design that characterises the Mediterranean capital.

Christmas in Barcelona is different. Bid farewell to the traditional Christmas spirit, to street Christmas carols, to multicolour sparkling lights, to cotton candy stands, to chestnuts and nougat candies… The Catalan capital takes care of every detail and offers an exclusive image year after year, without giving up the charm of these dates but presenting it in a less kitsch manner… And, let’s say, more chic.

Christmas in Barcelona

Christmas in Barcelona

For example, the accommodations are always innovating. Although the boutique hotel is leaving a mark on travellers in Madrid and in many other cities, Barcelona is the one which sets the trends. In fact, all the hotel chains in the Condal City have been working in this sense for years: Vincci, Barceló, Catalonia…

The design hotels in Barcelona are a must if you want to enjoy the charm of the city: a museum hotel near Ramblas or Catalunya square, a modern inn or an apartment, all of them valid options as long as they have a state-of-the-art look that characterises a city famous for setting trends.

Even Christmas markets seem to be unique in Barcelona. The gastronomy is also varied and different to that of the centre of the peninsula, partly due to the weather: December is a month of mild temperatures and few rains in the Condal City. Thus, get ready for lounging in terraces with your sunglasses, going shopping to original boutiques, attending to shows and concerts of international groups, theatre in the streets and performances, art in every nook, exclusive parties… Activities that make Barcelona a first class destination, an original and incomparable setting for your Christmas.

Some of the design hotels in the centre of Barcelona you can book for these dates at affordable prices include the Vincci Bit and the Vincci Gala; the Catalonia Ramblas and the Petit Museum Barcelona. But make sure you make your reservation on the official website, avoiding charges for intermediaries.

Vincci Hotels’ bet on Barcelona

is one of the most important urban hotels chain in Spain. It has a varied hotel portfolio that includes resort hotels in relaxing and beach areas, but it is greatest strenght is without any doubt, its commitment to large cities and for design hotels that offer its guest an experience like no other, regarding city hotels.

Barcelona is one of those great cities Vincci. One of their essential jobs in which 3 of the most charismatic hotels of the chain can be enjoyed:




Art and design in its purest for, privileged location, high-quality services and more than reasonable prices represent the secret of the success of these accommodations with luxury rooms and suites in the centre of Barcelona: a pleasure for the senses and soul since entering any of these hotels means entering a completely new, unique world full of character and personality.


Vincci Bit Hotels

Every corner deserves a photography, some like Vincci Bit are authentic museum hotels in the centre of Barcelona. So attractive and personal that anyone visiting the city should consider stopping to see it. In fact, it is designed as an art gallery and its walls and ceilings in common areas and corridors leading to the rooms have been modified by some of the most modern and innovative artists of the capital of Modernism.

The Vincci’s bet is clear: continuing with this work of remodelling spaces, investing in creating different environments which provide a benefit to the visitor, beyond relaxation and good service. Get it is an effort that very few are willing (or can) do, but experience shows that it is a path to be followed to guarantee a quality tourism in the immediate future of Spain.

Top 5 hotels in Madrid for a city escape

Are you planning to visit Madrid? Will you come alone, with friends or a couple? Madrid has it all. Everything is settled, ready to make you enjoy the most the Capital. Well then, here we have some of the best hotels in Madrid to spend your time this September. Take notes. They deserve it.

Stay in a historical building in Madrid

Choose an accommodation that gives you a new experience, a place that goes beyond just resting. In order to do that we suggest you to book in the oldest hotel in Madrid: Posada del Peine. Located in the Major Square, small but warm, this 4 star hotel is a boutique hotel, it has an exclusive design integrated to the historical building, that has been there since Madrid was named Madrid, aside from that the location, right in the centre plus other services such as: free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel, bicycles to ride through Madrid included, bedroom computers, hydro massage shower make it worth.

Posada del Peine Hotel

Posada del Peine Hotel

Hotel with rooftop terrace and a panoramic view to the Gran Vía

A new incorporation to the hotel industry in the city, a design hotel in the Gran Vía with one of the best rooftop terraces of the centre of Madrid. Under the firm of IBEROSTAR, Las Letras hotel offers you varied experiences: author’s cuisine in its gourmet restaurant, bedrooms for all tastes (it even has bedrooms with a terrace Jacuzzi in the Gran Vía) gym, Wi-Fi, the privileged location, close to the Congress, next to Las Letras, where you can go on a traditional tapas night in Madrid.

Stay in the Madrid’s first skyscraper

Since we are on it, why not to choose a completely different accommodation? If you’re up to, we have you the very first skyscraper in Madrid turned into a hotel, located near the Seville metro, between the Gran Vía and the Puerta Del Sol. Beautifully designed, a 70’s atmosphere, and a vintage touch, a place you want to take pictures since every corner looks charming. Bedrooms are furnished, with free Wi-Fi and computers. A 4 star hotel that has very affordable prices in the centre of Madrid.

High class hotel at a very affordable prices

Madrid isn’t a very expensive city regarding accommodation. Thanks to the big quantity of hotels, hostels and apartments available in the capital, some hotels offer really good prices, without losing quality (4 star or even 5 star hotels downtown). One of these high class hotel with low prices is the Catalonia Las Cortes. Business style. With classic design full of history, a hotel built in a XVIII century palace with wide and comfortable halls, you will be treated as a king without spending fortunes.

Stay in the Capitol Cinema

Yes, as we suggest, you can stay in the emblematic Capitol cinema building, this hotel in Gran Vía in Madrid, furnished like a cinema and full iconic film details, under the firm of Vincci hotels, one of the most exclusive ones in Spain is an authentic jewel, with bedrooms decorated according the kind of cinema with a 4 star service in Madrid, it also has, like Las Letras hotel, a beautiful terraces where you can enjoy the view of the Gran Vía. It also has a bar, buffet breakfasts, free Wi-Fi, and more. Make a plan with your friends or your couple, and live a movie like experience.