Spain is a country of sun and beaches. The European refuge of international summer, where many of the most famous people on the planet meet to spend the warmer months. But within Spain there are undoubtedly those places preferred by the famous. We are talking about Tenerife and its spectacular Costa Adeje, Ibiza and it’s charming Mediterranean village of Santa Eulària des Riu, and the Costa del Sol, with the beaches of Malaga and Marbella.


The Island of Eternal Spring


Tenerife has always been an island full of magic that attracts the eyes of those who are looking for a place away from all of the noise of the city to enjoy their sun and beach holidays. It is a destination that offers everything: sport, nature, culture, amazing landscapes, adventure, fun for the little ones and gastronomy. That makes it a perfect destination for almost any type of traveller. From the lover of the surf and diving, to the travelling family who need a space to entertain the children and to recover of the stress and strain of daily life.


The nature and the spectacular landscapes that Tenerife offers us are a plus that for many becomes the main reason to book a holiday to this paradise. The Parque Nacional del Teide is one of its greatest jewels: a stage from which to contemplate the whole island almost skimming the sky, walking through millennial lavas, admiring how the Atlantic kisses the nearby coasts …


The southern zone of Tenerife is the one that brings most of the tourism that comes to the island for the summer. There you can find the best leisure establishments, its amusement parks and its most exclusive hotels, such as the IBEROSTAR Anthelia – selected for years as the best all-inclusive in Spain – or the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Salomé, the Costa Adeje Gran Hotel, the Bay of the Duke Resort and the Villa María Suite Hotel, which was the winner of the Travellers Traveller 2017, chosen by Tripadvisor users.


The sun that shines brighter


Málaga and its exceptional Costa del Sol are a benchmark for beach holidays. A classic destination for decades, this privileged corner of the Andalusian coastline is so famous that it is a must visit for anyone who comes to Spain for the first time, whether you are Obama or Liz Taylor. The wonderful waters that caress its long sandy beaches, the parks and natural sites that stretch along the coast. Dont forget the sierras that cut through its interior and are scattered with small mountain villages. Finally its gastronomy and vibrant cultural rhythm make the Costa del Sol the most symbolic of the beach destinations in Spain.


Marbella is its bastion, but beyond this nucleus it has become virtually reduced to luxury tourism. There are incredibly beautiful areas that stretch all over the coast of Estepona and its surroundings. A good suggestions would be to leave the zone where the coves and beaches of San Pedro de Alcántara, next to Puerto Banús are located and travel along the sea passing through the centre of Estepona until you reach the sand of La Duquesa.


This part of the coast has some of the best hotels in Malaga all in one place, in which you can take refuge and escape from the routine. The IBEROSTAR Costa del Sol, Occidental Estepona Thalasso (formerly Barceló Estepona) or H10 Estepona Palace are perfect mountainous areas to combine the relaxation of spending time at the beaches and exploring landscapes that will stay forever in your memory. Luxury golf courses in which to spend your whole day … And, of course, the charm of the towns, the people and the gastronomy.


The Mediterranean oasis


Ibiza will always will be the Mediterranean oasis of peace and fun that the most famous travellers of the world come to show off in summer and to escape the prying eyes during the winter. Ibiza has a thousand faces and most go far beyond that island of the endless nightlife: there is an Ibiza for every type of travel and traveler. Thus, it is possible to enjoy it with the little ones, discovering the calmest beaches, the parks and the fun play zones; Or spend a weekend of absolute relaxation and luxury as a couple.


Places like Cala San Vicente or Portinatx to the north, or Sant Carles and Santa Eulària on the south-east coast are far from the hustle and bustle, with hidden coves and spaces practically void the of the people who come to the island in summer. Here it is possible to stay in hotels with excellent value for money and complete services – for example, the ME Ibiza, the Tropic Garden Aparthotel, the IBEROSTAR Santa Eulalia Ibiza or the Aguas de Ibiza. So walk quietly through the villages, try the healthy gastronomy, Go shopping at the hippy markets or end up dancing to the rhythm of the batucada on a beach or the terraces of any plaza.


One of the main attractions in Ibiza during the summer, in addition to the glamour of its famous international visitors, are its turquoise, crystal clear waters. The Mediterranean embraces Ibiza with its warmth and it becomes a natural spa in which to forget everything and recover that vital balance that has been lost from the long months of work. Diving and discovering the submerged secrets off its coast, to visiting Formentera and seeing the wonders of the Natural Park of Ses Salines, to enjoying a sunset in the Bay of Sant Antoni de Portmany … Ibiza has so many essential things to do and see, that it is impossible in just one visit. We always have to go back.

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