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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Some Cities to Visit When in Spain

1. Costa Brava- Costa Brava has always been a prominent place for holiday throughout the year. The coastline extends from Port Bou to Blanes. The place has soaring cliffs, abundant vegetation, beautiful villages, sun kissed beaches and hidden bays, which are only accessible through boat. The top places include Chichi Begur, Cadaques and Port Lligat. Port Lligat is famous for Salvador Dali and his wife Gala, as they once lived and worked. If culture and archaeology interests you, then Ampurias or Empúries is a must visit.

2. Santiago de Compostela- This is the capital city of the Galicia region in the north western part of Spain. Also known for its traditional pilgrimage, the place is also known as Camino de Santiago. The pilgrimage is important to many Christians as St James was buried. The city captivates the attention of people across the globe. From its illustrious history or rich culture, the city has so much to offer. Praza do Obradoiro is the arriving point for pilgrims. Santiago Cathedral is also an important landmark, as it situated in the heart of the city.

3. Barcelona – The capital city of Catalonia, this cosmopolitan city situated on the Mediterranean coast has both a historical background seamed effortlessly with modern city life. The Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished cathedral La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell is a must visit. The city is well-fed, both historically and culturally. Barcelona has a number of bars, great shops, also amazing clubs. One should also check friendly seaside resort of Sitges, a car ride to the National Park of Montserrat, which offers, hiking, climbing and a monastery with beautiful panoramic view.

4. Madrid-Situated in the middle of Spain, the city is more than two million years old, since the stone age. While most of the tourists visit Madrid because of its laid back beaches, it has so much more. The city offers some of the world’s best museums, restaurants, vibrant night life, mouth watering delicacies, and also a large number of pedestrian shops to offer the true essence of Spain. The historic old town, Madrid los Austrians, is a must visit. Today Madrid stands for its art and culture, with over seventy museums including the famous Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia National Art Centre also the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

5. Valencia- Valencia is one of the largest cities in Spain. The city is located in the eastern part of the country in the region of Valencia. The city is well constructed with substantial cultural as well as entertainment complex, known as the “City Of Art and Science”. There are several science museum, aquarium, planetarium. Valencia hosts the Fallas Festival every March. It should be on every tourist’s bucket list.

Luxury Villa Vacation

1. Increased confidence level

Going on a vacation and spending time at a luxurious place will give you a break from your tiresome routine. This happiness gives you a refreshment that will even after you have got back from your vacation. And you will be better equipped to deal with the challenges of life. Luxury travel is not challenging; however, exploring different destinations and cultures can help you get out of your comfort zone and build your confidence.

2. Changed perspective on life

With a villa vacation, you can unwind and spend time in an environment where you can ease in a luxurious environment. When you are in a new environment, your mind questions your old ideas and encourages you to think outside the box. You will look at the life with a new perspective. As a matter of fact, appreciating different cultures is a great way of look at things in a different way. This changes your perspective on life.

3. Better career

According to some people, spending day and night working is the only way of increasing your income. However, the reality is that if you take some time off, get some rest and sleep, your productivity level will go up. Apart from this, travel is also a great way of networking and exploring various approaches to work and life.

With organization and a break from work, you can streamline your workload and become a lot more efficient.

4. Enhanced relationship

If you create and share vacation memories, you can bring your family together. As a matter of fact, a holiday helps you change the facets of your personality so you can be more expressive and appreciative.

Luxurious villas offer a great setting to create a vacation lifestyle instead of just finding a hotel to stay during your vacation.

5. Mental Health

According to research studies, a vacation can help you reduce your depression level and improve health. The fact of the matter is that holidays help your mind get rest. As soon as you have started looking at a vacation as a way of leading a balanced life, you can open the gateways to your real happiness. So, if you book a luxurious villa, you can boost your physical and mental health.

Holiday Accommodation in Paxos

You can spend some quality time in the pleasant surroundings of Paxos. It’s calm sea water and shingle beaches will please you with its eccentric ambience. When you pass through the terrain then, olive groves can make your walk amazing with its captivating approach.

This is the place which is generally visited by a select crowd of people, who are searching for a secluded place to relax. There is no airport to connect you from other Islands. You will have to take a ferry ride from Corfu to reach at this Island. For this reason, this is still far from the mass tourism and is specially known for its secluded and unspoilt beauty.

Three harbor villages – Loggos, Lakka, Giaos on the east coast can show you the local culture of this island. Locales of these villages are very self-sufficient people. They are not dependent on the tourism basically. You can find them running their own business. Olive groves, shingled beaches, and warm water are there to make your excursion more relaxing.

On the west coast, the limestone cliffs and Sea caves can offer you the opportunity to traverse a little rugged area. You can hire a boat and take a ride around the island for seeing this rugged beauty. The crystal-clear water can fascinate every visitor. Fireflies can make your evening sparkling and olive groves can make you feel refreshed early in the morning.

You should have a decent and luxurious place with all amenities. Well, you can find huge numbers of villa apartments for rent. Hotels and resorts are a very few, probably one or two. However, villa rental is the best place to stay luxuriously as they offer you the freedom and space both. You have own private garden, separate terrace, balcony, and kitchen.

You have swimming pool, tennis court, and several other amenities for the luxury reasons. And, all will not cost you pricey. These rentals are available at quite affordable rates. Renting a villa in a rocky and rugged area follows a basic thumb rule. The villa if is situated at any hard-to-reach landscape, then it will not be expensive than the villas which are under the reach.

Balearic Islands

Mallorca/Majorca

If you are a nature lover, and love biking or walking, then explore the world heritage site of UNESCO-” Serra de Tramuntana.” Climbing the highest peak Puig Major will give you a feeling of success and elation. Being the biggest island in this region, this place has something or the other for everyone in the family.

For the kids in the family, the Palma aquarium is the perfect place to enjoy. Viewing the sharks being fed by the botanists may turn out to be the first of its kind of experience for many. The entire family can take the wooden vintage train from Palma to the sleepy town of Sóller. En route you can see acres of pine forests, olive groves and citrus orchards while the train passes through the Tramuntana mountains.

If you are a wine connoisseur, then visiting the village of Binnisalem might be a fruitful trip. José L. Ferrer, Macià Batle, Vins Nadal and Son Prim are some of the famous wineries in the area. You can witness the process of the transformation of the local varieties of Manto Negro and Callet grapes to red wines and Moll grapes to white wines.

The capital city of Palma will give you enough options to fill your shopping bags with souvenirs and tummies with exotic Mediterranean dishes. The little town of Arta too is a fantastic place to stroll around in the cafes and enjoy a lazy afternoon. If you enjoy a bit of history, then don’t miss the Talaiotic settlement of Ses Païsses just outside Arta. They are believed to be established more than 3,000 years ago.

For the bird-watchers, S’Albufera nature reserve is the perfect place to spend a day watching Eleonora’s falcons and purple herons. There are more than 200 species of birds which visit this natural reserve during different times of the year.

Menorca/Minorca

The lazy island of Menorca is perfect for history lovers to witness some of the unique monuments of the world. Taluas which were built for religious or astronomical purposes, Navetas” which are burial chambers and talaiots, or talayots which were built to be used as watch towers are known for their exceptional architectural value.

Dated back to 1000 BC and beyond, these monuments talk highly about the civilization of the natives of this region. Talua ‘Torralba d’en Salort” and ‘Naveta d’Es Tudons” are the most notable structures for the tourists, however, if you walk or hike in this area, you will explore many such structures.

Ibiza

Ibiza, is very popular destination among the youngsters and is known as an international party destination. World-famous DJs travel to this place to perform and this island is known for its exotic nightclubs.

Lively resorts of Playa d’en Bossa in San Antonio are the perfect places for any party animal who wants to groove to the latest tunes. There are club opening parties which start by mid-May and continue till October. If you are a hardcore rock music lover, then you would not miss the Ibiza Rocks music festival in San Antonio. The lavish partying ends with club closing festivals which start by end of September and continue till October.

To get the feel of the city, visit the Ibiza Dalt Vila which was built by the Phoenicians. The castle was built in the sixteenth century to keep the Turkish pirates out. The Cathedral is at the highest point and one will wonder how this small island’s inmates had made use of the strategic location to keep the city safe.

Diving is another favorite water sport and there are diving centers all over the island, including Active Dive in San Antonio and Subfari in Portinatx.

Aguamar waterpark is loved by the kids and adults alike with has seven slides to choose from. There as pools and playgrounds and separate picnic spots for the entire family to enjoy.

Formentera

Visiting this small island from Ibiza on boat is a perfect way to spend a summer holiday. Get down at the harbor in La Savina and rent a bike or scooter to navigate through the island. Enjoy the nude beaches and get a gorgeous sun tan. If you love watching birds, then the salt pans are the best places to hang around. These nature reserves might give you a glimpse of some exotic birds which you always wanted to watch.