Which is the best island in Spain and the sixth best island in the world?

According to the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards, Mallorca has been recognized as the sixth best island in the world, the second best in Europe and the first in Spain. Places such as the Cuevas del Drach, Sóller, Sa Calobra and the capital, Palma, have all pitched in to get the island of Mallorca so high up on this demanding list. The awards also list Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera among the ten best Islands in Spain. Ibiza, recognized as the sixth best island in Spain, features over 160 kilometers of coast and around 50 beaches, aside from the fact that the…

The wonderful coast of Agadir

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The Moroccan city of Agadir, rebuilt from its ruins after the earthquake in 1960, is one of the most developed areas for visitors, with plenty of room for walking near the Atlantic, restaurants and entertainment, all blessed by the subtropical climate and its incredible beaches. Agadir is a modern city running parallel to the coast, with three wide avenues covering the tourist area. It is a cosmopolitan and modern university city with good urban development, large buildings, important hotel chains, cafeterias and wide roads giving it a style of its own. It has a wide, modern seaside promenade, with plenty…

Basic travel tips when in Brazil

We know you are well-informed travelers and that you look up where you’re going to when visiting another country. Here go a few tips for those of you who want to know more about Brazil. · It is advisable to take out comprehensive travel insurance. This goes for any destination, not just Brazil! · Choose the best season. Are you among those who think the weather is always warm in Brazil? Click here. · Vaccines. At present no vaccines are required when travelling to Brazil. Although they are reasonably under control, the country does have certain health problems: dengue fever,…

IBEROSTAR COMES TO IBIZA

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The IBEROSTAR Santa Eulalia Ibiza is a 4 star Premium category hotel boasting 188 rooms and a prime beachfront location in S’Argamassa.  The opening of its first hotel on the Pityusic island of Ibiza and its fifteenth in the Balearic archipelago is further proof of the Majorcan chain’s commitment to the Balearic Islands as a prime tourist destination. London, 01 June 2016 – IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has a new hotel and destination in Ibiza: the IBEROSTAR Santa Eulalia Ibiza. The chain’s first hotel on the island of Ibiza, it is the latest addition to its outstanding range of tourist…

IBEROSTAR CELEBRATES WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

On 5th June, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts will be commemorating the United Nation’s biggest day of the year for positive environmental action, which this year will focus on the fight to conserve our planet’s wildlife.   The chain, which will be supporting this initiative for the second year running, has programmed a series of activities in the more than 100 hotels it operates around the world.      Palma de Mallorca, 30 June 2016. IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts will once again be taking part in the annual World Environment Day, the United Nation’s biggest campaign aimed at raising people’s awareness of…

The great winter feast in Mallorca

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  On the magic night of January 16th one of the most Deep-rooted traditions of Mallorca takes place: the feast of Sant Antoni. This celebration originated from the ancient pagan ceremonies of the Balearic farming people, when people invoked St. Anthony, the patron saint of domestic animals, asking for his protection for their animals. This saint has been venerated in many different ways over the years, evolving to become the feast we know today, which never lost its essence or its raison d’être: revering the saint and asking for his protection over animals. The town of Sa Pobla is the…

Chueca, alternative Madrid.

Madrid has as many different faces as its districts or quarters. This time around we’ll focus on Madrid’s Soho: Chueca. Located in Madrid’s city center, near the Gran Vía, Chueca is one of the most internationally renowned quarters in Madrid thanks to its atmosphere and nightlife. Over the last few decades Chueca became the gay quarter in Madrid, with elderly people taking their dogs for a walk along the cobbled streets and homosexual couples stopping to have a drink at a bar when they get home from work. The Plaza de Chueca, the focal point of the quarter, is filled…

Eating at a butcher’s shop in Budapest

We all love to find unique places when we travel. We are especially attracted to the places frequented by the locals, removed from the tourist centers and with no tourists in sight. In Budapest, if you want to grab a quick bite of something nice and tasty with genuine Hungarian flavor, forget about ordering a hamburger: you need to go to the butcher’s shop. Yes, you read it correctly: go to the butcher’s. It’s very trendy. Don’t be fussy! At the butcher’s you can order the local sausages (kolbász) with mustard, cooked bacon, fried breaded meat, grilled chicken, etc. ……

Beach Wedding Themes: 5 ideas for a perfect wedding

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    So it´s set; you´re having a beach destination wedding. Then how about an original theme that complement the oceanfront setting? Expert wedding planners say that having a specific vision for your big day makes it easier to plan, especially when it comes to choosing little details that make all the difference. From color palettes, decoration ideas, choice of music, favors to flowers, these fab beach wedding ideas are sure to make your big day unique and memorable.   The Mermaid beach wedding theme One of the most original beach wedding themes. Almost every little girl has once dreamt…

IBEROSTAR EXPANDS GLOBAL FOOTPRINT WITH FIRST HOTELS IN THE UNITED STATES IN NYC AND MIAMI

IBEROSTAR in New York

The new hotel located in the heart of Manhattan will become the company’s first hotel in the United States.   The chain will also open its second property in the United States, IBEROSTAR Berkeley, in South Beach, Miami this December.   (May 26, 2016) Madrid, Spain- IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts will make its debut in the United States with the opening of two new hotels as part of the company’s commitment to expanding its offerings to the U.S. market and continuing to provide quality products and services to its guests. Scheduled to open in June 15, the new hotel located…