Malaga and the Costa del Sol, where Winter is Spring

ESP_Málaga y Costa del Sol

Malaga boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine and just 50 days of rainfall throughout the year. Its location on the Costa del Sol makes it the perfect place thanks to the wind coming from the Mediterranean Sea, which makes temperatures quite mild during the summer.   Malaga enjoys one of the warmest winters in Europe. The average daytime temperature from December to February is 17-18° C (63-64° F). In winter the mountains shelter the city from the cold north winds. The summer season usually stretches out over eight months, from April to November, but in the remaining four…

Nothing beats Christmas in the Caribbean

CAR_ Navidad en el Caribe

  If you want to enjoy your Christmas vacation in paradise, why don’t you fly over to the Caribbean? We propose doing away with the winter cold and embracing warm weather instead, substituting an explosion of color for the regular everyday grays. The emerald green of the lush forests, the infinite turquoise waters and the vibrant blue sky: there is no ‘almost’ in the Caribbean—even the flavorful foods are shot with color. Besides the beauty of nature and the privileged weather, its culture is always on the rise. The Caribbean is packed with joy thanks to the music of all…

Enjoy diving also in winter

ESP_Disfruta del buceo también en Invierno

  If you are a fan of diving, winter should not hinder you from practicing your hobby. And you don’t have to travel to distant paradises, because right here in the Mediterranean we have wonderful places for enjoying the best marine flora and fauna.   The Pollensa bay, on the northern coast of the island of Mallorca, is one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean Sea, where the Romans founded the first city of the archipelago and where you can thoroughly enjoy the experience of diving in turquoise hued waters with remarkable visibility. Whether you like scuba diving…

A great way to end the year in Madrid

ESP_ Celebra Fin de Año en Madrid

  There are many different ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Madrid, but surely the most famous and crowded option takes place at the Puerta del Sol. Madrid, the capital of Spain, is full of all kinds of restaurants and places of historical importance, and it is famous for the traditional New Year’s Eve where people of all ages gather at the Puerta del Sol to welcome the New Year. The clock of the Post House of the Puerta del Sol signals the start of the new year. As the twelve gongs sound off a big golden ball starts…

Christmas shopping at Budapest’s flea markets

MED_De compras navideñas por los mercadillos de Budapest

Soon we’ll start thinking about Christmas decorations, the menu for Christmas Eve and the gifts that Santa Claus or the Three Wise Men will leave us. The best place to go Christmas shopping is at any of the flea markets found in towns and cities all over the world.   Christmas shopping is an excellent excuse for traveling and this time we would like to propose a getaway to Budapest so that you can take in the atmosphere and especially the excellent flea markets you will find there. Christmas in Hungary is the most important festivity of the year, largely…

The clay furnaces on the beach of Chave in Cape Verde

MED_ Los hornos de playa de Chave en Cabo Verde

Boa Vista is the setting for some of the best beaches in the world, among them the Praia de Chave. The crystal-clear waters wash its golden sands that are extended to the desert dunes on the island. This is an idyllic place to disconnect and relax and has excellent conditions for water sports such as windsurf, kitesurf, snorkeling, diving and fishing.   Near the beach there are partially covered ruins of which only a brick chimney rises up, attesting to a glorious past. These are the clay furnaces of Chave. Ceramics was a salient activity on the island of Boa…

Try out our swimming pools

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  Yes, we know it, all our hotels are right by the sea, by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. No swimming pool can match the size of the ocean, the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, but we know that after an intensive day of beach and fun there’s nothing more refreshing than taking a dip in one of our fine pools. They come in many shapes and sizes to suit every taste: big, small, heated, some of them have salty water, interior, exterior, for kids, for adults, on terraces, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, with a beach…

Budapest and its vibrant nightlife

MED_ Budapest de noche

  Budapest is renowned for its vibrant nightlife. It is a multi-cultural, cosmopolitan city that is filled with students. Young Hungarians like to get together, go out and share a bottle of wine and good conversation. Better if it’s at one of the city’s many sidewalk cafés, any time, any day of the week. After a long day doing what tourists do, you’ll have to sit down and rest if you want to enjoy an exciting evening in this city.   There is no particular district to start the night at Budapest—both locals and tourists like to party anywhere in…

Take advantage of winter to enjoy the best weather and the most amusing festivities in Salvador da Bahia.

BRA_Disfruta en invierno del mejor clima y de las fiestas más divertidas en Salvador de Bahía

  In Salvador da Bahia the seasons on the year are not clearly defined and can be summarized in winter and summer or, better yet, the rainy season and the dry season, there being greater rainfall from April to July. So when it’s cold in the northern hemisphere, in Salvador it’s the dry season, which is perfect because the rain is less likely to ruin your trip! Also, the average temperature is 25 to 27° C (77° to 81° F) in their summer (our winter), which is just fine for enjoying the sun, the beach, going on excursions and especially…

Little turtles reaching the sea

BRA_Tortuguitas alcanzando el mar

If you go to Praia do Forte you have to make it a point to visit the national headquarters of Projeto Tamar, the ambitious project for the protection of sea turtles in Brazil. It is calculated that each season the project protects around 14,000 nests and approximately 650,000 hatchlings, but beyond these numbers we think the success of the Tamar Project lies in spreading awareness and in the relationship established with local communities, encouraging the culture of protection rather than predation. Fishermen who years ago killed turtles today work for the project. At the visitor’s center you can see turtles…