When it comes to singling out the best vacation spots and compiling our annual year-end list of the places we’re most excited about in the coming months, narrowing down the field is easier said than done.
So, here’s our very own personal selection:
Also known as night clubbers’ Holy Grail and DJs’ Mecca, Ibiza is a slice of Heaven for those who love beautiful beaches, cocktails, “farniente” and the never-ending parties. Here you can go scuba diving at 11 AM, jet ski at about 2 PM, start parasailing at 3 PM and enjoy Margarita Island by 5 in the evening.
But it’s not only parties and nightlife! In Ibiza you can enjoy its important cultural heritage and preserved wildlife which can be found near the north beaches.
Why Malaga? With its authenticity, breath-taking sights, its accessibility to nearby cities such as Seville, Ronda, Cordoba or Granada. To this we should add its unique cultural offering with over 30 museums, as well as its stunning natural wonders which can be admired in any of the over 300 days of sunshine for which the city is known for.
Malaga’s year-long sunshine is also the reason why its inhabitants are called “bougainvilleas” whom also enjoy an iced summer wine called “tinto de verano”. Let’s not forget its delicious gastronomy with olives and cured ham at every corner which make Malaga an undisputed reference for quality tourism.
An illuminated city by the almost constant presence of sunshine, the Portuguese capital is transformed into a mirror of a thousand colours (which reflect the city’s unique architecture) by the River Tagus.
As you’ll walk through Lisbon’s history packed streets filled with heritage monuments, you’ll be able to glance over characteristic neighbourhoods where the city was first developed.
Here you can experience calmer moments in the city’s parks, gardens, belvederes, cafés and esplanades, and once you’re done with that, drag your feet to simply enjoy the pure pleasure of being in Lisbon, through its gastronomy, luxury hotels, spas and shopping centres.
The capital of the Balearic Islands has always been a strategic point in the Mediterranean for both tourists and locals alike. Due to its excellent sea and air travel options, Palma is an average of two hours from the European capitals by air. The city has a long tourist tradition which is reflected in the wide range of facilities and services on offer. The final touch which makes this city unique is the blend of influences and traditions of the locals that have settled here over centuries.
In time, Palma de Mallorca has become a modern, cosmopolitan city rich in possibilities and is ready to welcome you 365 days a year! This city is an urban destination ideal for both short breaks and longer holidays.
Barcelona can be described in 5 major words: culture, leisure, sport, shopping and nightlife.
Art, culture, science and entertainment all come together in Barcelona’s museums – from Egyptian mummies and contemporary works of art, the reconstruction of a mangrove swamp and garments that have defined the history of fashion, Barcelona’s cultural life is incredibly rich.
And since everybody loves leisure and having fun, Barcelona offers fun for everyone: kids and adults, thrill seekers, and people in search of peace and quiet. Did we mention it’s also the perfect place for lovers of jazz, rock and Latin rhythms?