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.
Cadiz is one of the most beautiful cities, not only in Andalusia, but in Spain. Discover the all the offer of sports, culture and weather that you deserve
Cadiz is one of the oldest cities in Europe and its streets are witnesses to the traces of this former crossroads of civilisation. World famous for its carnival, tourists find in the city more than just chirigotas (groups singing parodies of local events and life) and costumes, happiness and audacity.
What to see in Cadiz on a weekend
“La Tacita de Plata”, Cadiz capital, has much to offer for a weekend break, and of course, a quality selection of hotels and accommodation. Starting with the hotels in Cadiz and followed by its traditional bars, taverns and restaurants.
Easter week is here! We recommend three plans for travel during Easter without waiting for the last minute to book your hotel.
This year Easter week comes late. The timing has been a bit capricious so the faithful have had to wait until the second half of April. The good thing about this inevitable delay is that Easter is closer to the summer, with temperatures being more summer than spring-like.
Unique images and tangible excitement that is transmitted from generation to generation and that you must experience at least once in your lifetime. If there’s anywhere in Spain where this period is celebrated with fervour and passion, it’s Andalusia. The streets fill with shawls, and the silence is only broken with sacred songs as the procession passes. You have to see it!
Sun and sand tourism
This year, the beach is an important reason to plan a getaway. Without the summer crowds and with warmer temperatures, Andalusia stands out as a great option for a break and for getting a bit more tanned.
An increase in the all-inclusive hotel offer in Spain in recent years is evident, but what does the “all-inclusive” concept include?
In Spain, hotels are increasingly offering their visitors the “all-inclusive” formula, a better way to control your average spending while on holiday. On the Canary Islands, 30% of tourists stay in hotels with this offer, according to data from 2016, while on the Peninsula and Balearic Islands, this type of growth hasn’t been quite as fast. Let's look at what it means to stay in an all-inclusive hotel.
What is the “all-inclusive” concept?
The “all-inclusive” concept is a variant on a full-board stay. It originated on the idyllic islands of the Caribbean, where hotels are destinations in themselves, offering guests any imaginable comfort and a wide range of food and drinks.
This type of accommodation is a double guarantee for the tourist: a hotel product with high-quality standards and the security of having a fixed price. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about incurring excessive expenses and can focus on enjoying your stay.
We recommend travelling to Andalusia for the Easter holiday. Take note of our tips and start planning.
The arrival of the warm temperatures is felt in Andalusia before any other part of the Peninsula. All the more reason to head south if you are looking for an Easter Holiday destination.
Without a doubt, some of the best places to visit at Easter are in Andalusia, whether you’re dreaming of a few days' of rest and relaxation near the sea or experiencing the passion with which Andalusians celebrate Easter.
What to do in the Easter holiday
With Easter just a month away, it’s important to choose a destination as soon as possible. We all want to pack our bags and escape the routine for a few days, so don’t wait till the last minute to book.
At Elba Hotels we have fantastic entertainment teams; find out why they are so important to us
The entertainment teams are in charge of welcoming guests, but also of livening up our evenings with leisure and free-time activities for adults and children alike. Their role consists in making everything much easier for you during your holidays and today, on the Elba Hotels blog, we want to thank them and familiarise you with one of the most important professional tasks in our hotels.
The soul of our hotels
“Entertainment is the soul of the hotel; it is how people get to know each other," says Atilio Bachinello, general manager of entertainment at Elba Hotels. He is in charge of coordinating the different activities that take place at the chain’s 15 hotels. The activities vary depending on the time of year and also the number of entertainers; it is important to understand that the entertainment is not only intended for children.
If you are looking for an unforgettable experience in one of the most exotic places in the country you can’t miss the recommended activities in this post.
Sometimes true paradise is just around the corner. Lanzarote is one of the most popular destinations in the country thanks to its climate, but also to the enormous variety of activities that await you. Which of our four recommendations will you choose for your next Lanzarote getaway?
Propuesta 1: White sands and crystal-clear waters
The Lanzarote summer is eternal, with temperatures between 18 and 24 degrees. Discover Playa Papagayo beach, a paradise of fine white sand on the south of the island, and don’t miss the opportunity to visit the “unknown island”, the only inhabited island of the Chinijo archipelago and one of the few spots in Europe still without paved roads.
If you want to connect with nature, Fuerteventura (Spain) is one of the best places in the world to do ecotourism.
Every year more tourists choose to enjoy and care for nature during their getaways. The growth in popularity of tourism in natural landscapes has increased enormously, to the point of positioning it as one of the most in-demand offers, especially during the winter months. But...
What is Ecotourism?
Ecotourism, or ecological tourism, is a tourist activity that is carried out without altering the balance of the environment and avoiding damage to nature. It is a trend that seeks to make the tourism industry compatible with ecology.
The demand for ecological tourism has increased as a result of the increase in environmental awareness, but also due to its lower economic cost and the learning about cultures offered by this type of tourism.
Fuerteventura is the top destination for ecotourism in Spain
Winter is here with new plans for you to enjoy it, if you know how. Take advantage to practise sport in the Sierra Nevada or discover the best winter plans in the capital.
Winter is here! Tonight the winter solstice will draw an end to the autumn as we fully enter into the coldest season of the year. It is time to take advantage of the warmth of home; time to have a cup of coffee and stay in the house all day long. Or maybe not... Winter should not stop you from travelling and having new experiences! With Elba Hotels you can discover the best way to enjoy it— with plans that can only be made during this season.
Skiing in the Sierra Nevada
The Sierra Nevada is one of the most exclusive resorts in Spain, together with Formigal and Baqueira. The facilities on offer for those who are trying this sport for the first time, its excellent location and the social activities held after a long day of sport and snow make this destination irresistible during the winter months.