Thursday, 16 September 2010

The Costa Blanca – A great family holiday destination

Costa Blanca draws in millions of tourists each year and is one of the most famous coasts in Spain. With hot weather all summer, and mild conditions right through the year, it is a great destination to visit all year round. There is something for everyone on a holiday to Costa Blanca and with a range of quiet and busy resorts, everyone can find the perfect place to relax and enjoy themselves.

Costa Blanca is a great holiday destination for families as it has plenty on offer for adults and children alike. The beaches have beautiful clear blue waters which are shallow and calm, making them ideal for young children, whilst the white sandy shores not only provide the perfect place to rest your head and catch some rays, but are also great for making sandcastles! Many of the beaches in Costa Blanca also have shops and restaurants nearby, meaning you won’t even have to venture too far from your sunbed in order to find refreshments.

Benidorm is by far the most well-known and popular resort in Costa Blanca. With a safe atmosphere, lively nightlife and plenty of activities on offer, it is a great resort for a family holiday. Many of Europe’s best Theme Parks can be found in Benidorm and they provide a great day out for the whole family. For those of you who love excitement, Terra Mitica is where you will find the biggest thrill rides, and for those of you who prefer to get up close with nature; Terra Natura is a great park to explore. There is also a great range of evening shows to go and see on your Costa Blanca holiday. From spectacular, musical shows, to comedic and raunchy shows, you will easily find something to suit your tastes.

Whatever you do on your Costa Blanca holiday you can be sure that it will be fun-packed and family friendly!

Monday, 6 September 2010

The Hotel Castillo - A gem in the Basque Countryside




The charming Hotel Castillo is located at Olaberria, in the beautiful Basque countryside of northern Spain, just 40 km from San Sebastian.
It has a lovely charm and is in a an excellent location in the middle of the San Sebastian, Pamplona and the Vitoria triangle.
The city of Vitoria and the beaches of the Costa Verde are less than an hour’s drive away. The hotel’s 24-hour reception has a tour desk, which will be happy to provide full information on the local area.

It offers a traditional Basque restaurant , air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, and free public parking. Each room at the Castillo has a private bathroom, TV and a minibar.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Spain Tops the Blue Flag Beach list for 2010



520 Blue Flags have been awarded to Spain’s beaches for 2010, that’s 28 new beaches from the previous year giving Spain the highest number of blue flag beaches in the world.

The Balearic and Canary Islands, Galicia, Asturias, and Valencia have all increased the number of Beaches awarded the Blue Flag, only Andalucia and Catalonia have had a slight decrease. The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to over 3450 beaches and marinas in 41 countries across Europe and around the world. It is owned and run by the independent non-profit organisation Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services. The program also includes environmental education and information for the public, decision makers and tourism operators.
From Galicia in the North to Marbella in the south, Spain really can boast it has some of the most beautiful and best beaches in Spain

Click HERE to see the 2010 list of Blue Flag beaches for Spain.