Do you want to live a perfect summer? All Canary Islands are a treasure, but there are three jewels we can't let you miss.
From north to south, from east to west, Spain is full of spectacular villages and landscapes to leave you with your mouth open. Leaving the peninsula, the Canary Islands are a different option for a complete holiday. Because this beautiful archipelago is not just a sun and beach destination. Now that we have time, from Elba Hotels we want to reveal three Canarian secrets so that you can prepare your next holiday to this natural wonder. Take note!
Can you imagine seeing the sea from the desert? Of course, this image is unique and possible in the Dunes of Maspalomas, in the south of Gran Canaria. The largest concentration of sand on the islands ends at the “Playa del Inglés” and its colour changes according to the position of the sun, so a barefoot walk at sunset is a real treat.
Discover the most famous festival of the Canary Islands, the Carnival. Stay at one of the Hoteles Elba and enjoy this festival.
Music, colour and amazing costumes. The great Carnival festival is fast-approaching! To discover its origin one must go much further back in time, given that it is an ancient tradition. To the extent that it is unknown exactly when and why it began to be celebrated, although everything points to a Christianisation of certain pagan festivals held in honour of the gods.
More specifically, the ‘carnival’ comes from the Italian word ‘carnevale’, which takes two Latin terms ‘carne’(meat) and ‘levare’ (remove), referring to the tradition of not eating meat during Lent. During the three days prior to the commencement of Lent, practically all excesses were permitted, which is why many persons started using masks to maintain their anonymity. Over time, the Carnival has become the festival that we know today.
Celebrate the Carnival in the Canary Islands
In this article we will highlight some activities that you can only do if you come to the province of Cadiz and get to know all its corners.
Cadiz has played a very important role in the history of Spain and Europe for centuries; its demonym come from the name the city received in Roman times, Gades. After the discovery of America, its privileged geographical location gave it leadership in maritime trade. It was also the only place that resisted the Napoleonic invasion and where in 1812 the “Pepa”, the first Spanish Constitution and the most liberal in Europe to date, was promulgated.
Many times Cadiz is named as the "little silver cup", this is said because it shines like silver and has that peculiar cup shape when seen from the sea. As you can see, curiosities and history are not lacking in this beautiful Atlantic city and its province, which have so much to offer to the traveler.
If you want your experience in Cádiz to be unforgettable, keep reading.
Discover and enjoy
Elba Hotels will be present at FITUR 2020 where we will present all the news related to our chain.
It has finally arrived! One of the favorite events for travel lovers is here: FITUR. This year, the International Tourism Fair is held from January 22 to 26, at IFEMA, and will once again be a window open to the entire world. Traveling has never been easier, so read on to discover what FITUR 2020 has to offer you.
The magic of FITUR arrives in Madrid for another year
Pack your bags! America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania; one more year, Madrid welcomes the five continents in the particular space of IFEMA so you can travel around the world in one day.
In addition to preparing your next getaway with the help of the best professionals in each destination, you can taste the delicious cuisine of the country you want, learn about traditions, get inspired and discover that remote place that is waiting for you.
December is a good month to enjoy cultural tourism in Spain and its capital, Madrid.
With the rain and cold that December brings with it, it is normal to feel more like staying indoors enjoying your warm house and those (pre) Christmas moments in family that we miss so much during the rest of the year. But December is also a perfect month to travel and discover, for example, the Spanish capital. In today's blog we show you the best cultural plans in Madrid.
Discover the culture of Madrid
The options for cultural tourism in Spain and, specifically, in Madrid are endless. In addition to the typical Christmas plans, such as visiting the traditional market at the Main Square and tasting a delicious squid sandwich or a chocolate with “churros” in the famous San Ginés chocolate shop, opened since 1894; There are also many exhibitions and museums in Madrid that will allow us to shelter from the cold and will discover artists and art works that will not leave us indifferent
Do you want to save up to 25% on your next vacation? Then do not miss the offers that Elba Hotels will launch during the next Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The origin of Black Friday dates back to the 60s in the United States. The day after Thanksgiving, small businesses eliminated red numbers from their accounts and turned them into black numbers thanks to the start of the Christmas shopping season.
The first place in which this term was coined was in Philadelphia, where city police called it “black Friday” because of the high traffic and volume of people who went out to the streets of the city in search of their first Christmas shopping.
Regarding the origin of Cyber Monday, this is more recent. This day with promotions and offers was created in the 2000s with the aim of promoting online shopping. Unlike now, at the beginning of the 21st century consumers were reluctant to buy online.
Book your next vacation at Black Friday with the Elba Hotels promotion
Discover what to do in Granada. We tell you five plans to escape during autumn to the province of Granada.
Granada is a destination to enjoy in autumn, taking advantage of its mild temperatures, exquisite cuisine and extraordinary cultural offer. If you are thinking about what to do in Granada at this time of year, we give you 5 plans:
Discover the best activities to do in Mallorca this autumn, enjoy the island and practice your favorite activities.
Do you think vacations are only for summer? Autumn can also bring us magical moments. In fact, it may be the perfect season to discover a destination as claimed as Mallorca, but with fewer tourists and a milder climate. If you want to know this wonderful island, we propose you several plans to have a unique experience during your tour around Mallorca.
Cultural plans to do in autumn in Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca has beauty wherever the traveler goes. In addition, the city council organizes guided tours every Sunday at twelve to learn about its culture and history. From the Can Alemany fish market, through the gothic pinnacle that represents its Cathedral, to the Almudaina Royal Palace, you can feel the whole tradition of the city. Finally, do not forget to taste a rich porcella –suckling pig- in one of its typical "cellers".
Nature and sport on the Balearic Island
If you want to visit Majorca, but you do not know where to start, we suggest you 4 of its essential places.
The opening of our hotel in Majorca is just around the corner. Elba Sunset Mallorca (Palmanova), in the southwest of the island, is about to receive its first visitors and, therefore, we show you the four essential places that you can not miss on your next trip to the capital of the archipelago.
What to visit in Majorca?
- Cathedral of St. Mary: declared a Historic-Artistic Monument, it is the most emblematic artistic heritage of the Balearic Islands. Known as "La Seu", it is one of the most admired gothic temples in the world, an essential visit. Also, during the summer you can visit its terraces and enjoy spectacular views of the whole island.
A Madrid day trip visit? In today's post we'll tell you what to see and do in Madrid in a day trip visit so as see the most interesting sights of the capital.
The capital is one of the national holiday destinations which attracts the largest number of tourists throughout the year. Madrid is diversity, culture and history. You only have 24 hours? We'll give you a couple of tips as regards what you must see during your getaway.
What to do in Madrid on a Saturday morning?
Madrid is buzzing with places to explore. What better way to start your quick getaway than visiting one of its famous markets. The San Miguel or San Antón Markets are perfect for mustering one's strength for a day full of emotions. Combining quality and style in two unquestionably Madrid locations, next to the Plaza Mayor and in the heart of Chueca, respectively.
After enjoying some refreshments in the markets it's time to tour the centre: the Puerta de Sol, The Madrid of the Austrians" or "the Habsburgs", the Royal Palace or the Almudena Cathedral are some of the essential “chulapo” places in the city.