IBEROSTARCHEF ON TOUR CONQUERS AMERICA

IBEROSTAR Chef On Tour

Iberostarchef on Tour is back – a unique culinary event from Iberostar Hotels that sees 9 different Michelin starred chefs tour different Iberostar Hotels   Participating chefs in this year’s edition of Iberostarchef on Tour include Daniel Humm, Suzette Gresham, Ronny Emborg or Carlo Mirarchi as well as Spanish chefs Jordi Cruz and Manuel Berganza. They all hold Michelin stars and have managed to win over even the most demanding gourmets at restaurants in New York, San Francisco or Barcelona.       12 months, 14 dinners and 16 Michelin stars comprise this unique event that will enable IBEROSTAR Hotels &…

Samba, Brazil’ national identity.

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Samba is the most popular music and dancing style of Brazil. It arose in Rio de Janeiro, taken there from Bahia, and grew up to become the quintessential music and dance of the nation. It is the foundation of the Rio Carnival and has become part of the DNA of all Brazilians. With its rhythm and voluptuous dance it has travelled the world over, becoming one of the most catchy and popular rhythms of South America. It was born when descendants of Africans migrated from Bahia to Rio de Janeiro at the end of the 19th century, taking with them…

What to visit in Salvador da Bahia

  Salvador da Bahia is one of the most beautiful cities of Brazil—it is the city of joy. The inhabitants, known as soteropolitanos, consider it a mission to assist outsiders so that they can disconnect from the travails of the world. So all you have to do is enjoy the golden beaches, the churches glittering in gold, the baroque buildings, the picturesque popular feasts, the fetishist ceremonies and the incredible music (the crib of samba). It is the nation’s African-Brazilian jewel, with strong African, American Indian and European roots that has balanced out tradition and modernity. The streets are a…

Shopping in Budapest

We don’t intend to compare Budapest to great European capitals such as Paris, London or Berlin when it comes to shopping, but Budapest has surely gained in the number, variety and quality of its retail offer since the 1990s to the present. Throughout the Hungarian capital you will find many delicatessen and souvenir shops offering typical products such as paprika, Tokaji wines and nice china and porcelain items. The streets concentrating boutiques with accessories and international designer clothing are Váci út and Andrássy út. If you want to go to a shopping mall, try out the Arena Plaza, a modern…

Pelourinho, the colonial city of the Cidade Alta of Salvador da Bahia

  One of the most interesting parts of Salvador da Bahia is the colonial center of the Cidade Alta (High City), known as Pelourinho or Pelô. It is the old quarter of Salvador, the capital of Portuguese colonial Brazil for over 200 years. The wealthiest and most influential families erected the most beautiful baroque buildings in Pelourinho. It currently boasts the greatest concentration of colonial architecture in South America. The steep cobbled streets reflect the joyful and colorful vitality of Bahia, doing away with the traces of the origins of the name (Pelourinho refers to a post in the central…

Things to do on a vacation at Punta Cana

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Punta Cana is one of the most beautiful areas of the Dominican Republic: located on the eastern tip of the island, it is washed by the warm waters of the Caribbean and boasts some of the best beaches in the world. The virgin beaches of turquoise waters, white sand and coconut trees, in a warm, pleasant climate, appear to be tailor made for disconnecting from worldly affairs and experiencing sheer bliss. The transparent waters and impressive reefs are an invitation to enjoying diving and sports fishing. The abundant marine fauna will allow you to go whale sighting and even swim…

Turtles love the Nayarit Riviera

  From the month of May through September, thousands of female sea turtles surface on the beaches of the Nayarit Riviera, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, to lay their eggs and bury them in the sand. It is surely something you’ve seen on television but it pales in comparison to watching it happen right before your eyes. A destination such as the Nayarit Riviera, where environmental awareness is a staple, makes it a point to protect all the life forms inhabiting this stretch of 307 kilometers of coastline, therefore huge efforts are put forth for the protection and survival…

Mad about surfing?

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  If you are among those people who dream night and day of riding the waves on your surfboard, here we’re going to make you Green with envy with a video filmed in Sayulita, Mexico, a perfect place for practicing this trendy sport that has so many followers all over the world. >>Surfing in Sayulita     “IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has an extraordinary hotel in Punta de Mita with plenty of luxury and entertainment for families and couples wishing to spend their vacation in Mexico. The IBEROSTAR Punta Mita 5-star hotel, All Inclusive, is at an excellent location by…

Marbella draws many celebrities in August

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When the German aristocrat Alfonso of Hohenlohe was sent by his father in 1947 to buy some land on the Costa del Sol, he was won over by a little Andalusian fisherman’s village. Such was the natural charm of the place that he made it a point to convince some of the wealthiest families in Europe to switch their vacation in Cannes or San Sebastián for Marbella. In the 1950s it began to attract stars from the silver screen and members of European aristocracy. The celebrities in those days went to Marbella to see and be seen. Later, in the…

Ibiza’s nightlife remains as youthful and free as always

  Since the 1960s Ibiza gained renown for its hippy culture, when young people from all over the world came to the island to change the world and its lifestyle. A lot has changed since then, but the youthful spirit of freedom remains in place, and the island continues to act as a magnet for many young people who swarm in every summer. Ibiza provides unique ways of enjoying every moment of the day or night. During the daytime you can relax and recharge your batteries on the beautiful beaches, then later at night you can open your mind to…