Begin to shape your next family vacation 2017

Although it is normal when confronted with headlines like ours to think that we are not very aware of how little time has passed since the end of Summer, but the truth is that few statements are as true as that there is nothing better than the winter months to prepare for your Summer holiday. With fewer hours of sunlight and temperatures that make us spend more time at home, these months are ideal for choosing your destination, comparing prices and finding out about all the things we want to enjoy on our Summer holidays.

It is a fact that sun and beach destinations are the leaders when choosing a location but … that is not necessarily so. Although our country has plenty of coastal destinations, the fact is that only a few are ideal for those traveling in the family and with our children.

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Lanzarote, between islands and volcanoes

Cover the path that leads to La Graciosa, visit the original House Museum of César Manrique or take the route of the volcanoes. These are some of the ideas offered by the destination Lanzarote. It is fascinating for parentss and impressive in the eyes of young travelers, the Canary Islands is a real treat.

Why should you choose Lanzarote as a destination for your next holiday? Because the climate is always mild (without those pesky spikes summer that beset us much), because the food is simply delicious, because you can find perfect family hotels such as the IBEROSTAR La Bocayna Village, located in Yaiza.

Tenerife, the Magic of Mount Teide

Although many parents will choose the island of Tenerife for its impressive Teide (which can be reached by guided tour), the Canary Island is much more than our country’s main volcano. Tenerife is a joy for the little ones and who does not know impressive parks like Loro Parque?

Of all the different family hotels situated in the Canary Islands, the IBEROSTAR Las Dalias is one of the most complete. Along with its exceptional location (within one minute from the popular Bobo beach) this hotel is designed to make the little ones stay a really unforgettable experience.

Playa de Muro, far more than blue waters

That Mallorca is lovely from north to south is certainly true, although the beach is the main attraction, it would be unfair to limit the island just to its coast. Although from its name it may seem that Playa de Muro only offers “sun and beach”, but the fact is that this area of Mallorca is within walking distance of the Parc de S’Albufera, the main wetland of the island, a place to see countless native species and an area that is next to the family hotel IBEROSTAR Albufera Playa.

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In search of the perfect destination for a family holiday in Autumn

It is one thing to travel alone but travelling as a family is quite another thing. Although it is a rewarding and fun option, the truth is that it is not always easy to be sure when choosing the destination, accommodation and leisure. Yes, especially if it comes to treating yourself to a quick family getaway this October and Autumn is already knocking at the door.

With the advantage of being able to choose exclusive destinations and high quality accommodation at a much more competitive price, travel in Autumn has the disadvantage of the weather: it is not always sunny, temperatures are cooler and it rains more often (especially if you opt for the northern part of our country).

hiking in Mallorca

hiking in Mallorca

Fortunately our country has destinations that, even in the Autumn, still provide a Spring environment with mild temperatures and lots of sunny days (when you can enjoy bathing in the sea). Destinations such as Tenerife and Mallorca are ideal for a family getaway since they remind you of those early summer days.

Mallorca from North to South

Although temperatures are somewhat cooler, Autumn in Mallorca comes smoothly. This translates into a destination that lends itself to those who enjoy nature in its pure state, outdoor family activities in the fresh air such as picnics on the seashore.

While the capital is a good choice, leaving Palma and choosing the north is a great idea. Perfect for those traveling with a family, northern Mallorca offers not only natural beauty spots but also has unique places in which to enjoy water sports or visits to ancient caves.

For anyone looking for an accommodation in the north of Mallorca, there is nothing better for families with children than choosing a family friendly hotel in Playa de Muro or a family hotel in Alcudia, the liveliest area in the north of the island which is full of activities for the little ones.

Tenerife, in search of eternal Summer

The fact that there are lots of family friendly hotels in Tenerife leads directly to a single statement: the island is the perfect destination for family tourism. With temperatures that reach 25 degrees in autumn and Winter, Tenerife is one of those places that is always a success.

An ideal way to a vacation in the Canary Islands with the family

That it’s a comfortable destination, beautiful and with leisure activities for the whole family (especially for kids), these are the basics that every family looks for when picking one destination over another. Of course, in the same way that not all destinations are the same, neither are families. So, although there are many who prefer the tourist scene, others prefer to discover all the magic of a destination with a family trip.

In Spain we have many destinations that lend themselves to that of a family holiday where you do everything: trips to the mountains, beach afternoons, visits to museums and parks to practicing water sports with the family. Here these can all be found in parts of our country like Andalusia, Mallorca or the Canary Islands, our chosen destination this September.

Although you can randomly choose any of its islands, the truth is the most exciting for young and old are Tenerife and Lanzarote, two beautiful volcanic islands, which are full of fun for the whole family.

Much more than the Teide

Beyond the typical excursion to Teide or the visit to the mythical Loro Parque, Tenerife is an ideal place for adventurous families who want to see at firsthand scenarios worthy of science fiction movies. And besides its beach and its volcanic areas of outstanding beauty (like the extraordinary Cueva del Viento), the island is home to places like Garachico, a place full of natural pools that will delight young and old.

Enchanting nature in Lanzarote

They say that Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are the two most beautiful islands in the Canary Islands and whoever made that statement was not far wrong. Our second family destination for this September is Lanzarote, a totally volcanic island in which beautiful places like the island of La Graciosa can be found.

In addition to what is recommended in guides and brochures (like climbing to Timanfaya or visiting the Museum of César Manrique), enjoy the festival of the natural world, as shown in the cactus garden or the natural lakes found in Guinate Tropical Park.

Family Hotels in Tenerife and Lanzarote
Since hotels on Tenerife and Lanzarote are numerous, there is nothing better than to opt for chains designed for those wanting to enjoy family holidays. Hotel chains like Olé Hotels which offers families its hotel Olé Tropical Tenerife and Ole Olivina Lanzarote, two hotels full of services and amenities to make your family summer vacation a luxury.

Island Hopping looking for the best family holiday of the year

Far from relating a family holiday with a dull, boring or unsurprising holidays, enjoying holidays with your own can turn into a unique and amazing experience. The key is to put aside convention and topics of family holidays in theme parks and focus on natural sorroundings in which only you, your partner and your children are the real stars.

This is not to take a caravan and begin your adventure (it could also be an option, at least when children are older and more independent) but to choose a destination where both young and old enjoy holiday experience. Our recommendations for this summer month are the islands of Lanzarote and Tenerife (Canary Islands) and the ever beautiful island of Majorca.

Bungalows in Lanzarote

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Do you remember how much we had fun on playgrounds when we played in the traditional wooden houses known as bungalows? Can you imagine how amazing it can be for your children to know that they are going to  spend their holiday in a seaside bungalow? Although there are a number of hotels offering this service in Lanzarote, the most remarkable supply is provided by IBEROSTAR La Bocayna Village Hotel.

A set of cottages located nearby Playa Blanca with a variety of extras for both the youngest in the family and for stressed parents (who can enjoy some relaxing hours in its outdoor jacuzzi or on its fitness). The most outstanding point of this hotel covers its gastronomical supply which includes many dishes that will delight children and its diversity in terms of leisure.

And the thruth is that, who would not want to visit an island full of volcanoes?

Exploring Las Dalias in a family trip

Tenerife is one of the most pleasant destinations for a family holiday where you can climb the slopes of Teide or enjoy seabed in the renowned golondrinas. The most populated island of the Canary Islands is a perfect place for water sports, shopping or family trips full of vitality, nature and history.

For its brand quality and its many services, IBEROSTAR Las Dalias Hotel prevails as one of the most highly recommended family hotels on the island. Located in Playa Bobo, this hotel is designed for children as evidenced by its kid club or its playground full of amenities.

Natural Tourism in Majorca

To find the ultimate family destination of our review we have to reach Balearic Island and to head to Majorca. The largest of the Balearic Islands is also a really amazing island in terms of landscape including calas such as El Mago or Portals Vells and natural treasures such as Sa Dragonera natural park or the mountain range know as Serra de Tramuntana.

Far beyond enjoying beach and well-deserved rest, there is an unavoidable plan to be carried out during a family holiday in Mallorca. There is nothing like visiting S’Albufera Natural Park as this area is not only the largest wetland on the island but a natural refuge for many native species of both flora and fauna. Close to this natural paradise we find quality hotels such as IBEROSTAR Albufera Playa, a benchmark of quality in this remarkable part of the island concerning family tourism.

Why choosing Costa Adeje as your holiday destination?

Why choosing Costa Adeje as your holiday destination? Answering this question is not easy. There are many different reasons and everybody has its reasons. We have selected our personal reasons. They may or may not be the same as other travellers, as every traveller chooses a different type of travel and adventure. Do you want to live your own adventure in Costa Adeje?

Costa Adeje, Tenerife

First, if you have not visited Costa Adeje yet, here’s a bit of history and general information: it’s a top tourist attraction that hosts millions tourists every year. The weather is excellent in the South of Tenerife -spring all year round- with impressive landscapes and it is one of the best sun and beach holiday destinations in the world. It’s part of Adeje region and takes its natural beauty and quality in all services provided to other areas of Tenerife like Playa de las Americas -Los Cristianos and the famous Puerto de la Cruz, however Costa Adeje is considered the southern jewel.

Its atmosphere is quieter and more exclusive than in other traditional tourist destinations in Tenerife. Costa Adeje is just 5 minutes away from the centre of Adeje’s town, where you can enjoy tradition to the fullest: taverns, markets, craft shops, art centres, heritage, charming streets and natural areas that will just amaze you.

Costa Adeje’s Coast can be divided into different areas, each of them is linked to an important beach and its particular atmosphere. We can then talk about Playa Paraiso, Fañabe, El Duque, Sueño Azul, Torviscas and El Puertito.

Playa Fañabe hotels and resorts in Playa del Duque are the most exclusive ones in the area, where -if you are looking for accommodation- you should stay and check their availability. These hotels are really varied and we must stand out some of the best Adults only hotels in Costa Adeje, as well as the best spa hotels in Tenerife like IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Salome.

family hotel in Costa Adeje

family hotel in Costa Adeje

There’s a wide range of activities and plans to do in this small coastal area in the south of Tenerife of just 26 kms, including 4 kms of beaches. There are 8 big beaches with excellent services and then small secret coves in La Caleta area, a must-see place on your romantic holidays: it’s one of the most romantic places in the island, a natural protected area that you can enjoy and should respect.

In relation to nature, Costa Adeje is really close to the popular natural reserve of Barranco del Infierno.

Reasons why you should not miss it:

  • Water Sports- it’s the best place to practice water sports, from sailing to diving, kitesurfing and surfing.
  • Hiking.- you can walk through impressive areas of high difficulty and volcanic origins with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Relax and comfort- it’s one of the best areas to enjoy a relaxing holiday with excellent services.
  • Great atmosphere.- either by day or by night. Available for all ages, whether you are a teenager or a senior.
  • Gastronomy.- apart of its great international restaurants, there are many gourmet places and traditional cuisine restaurants.
  • Beaches.- the best way to enjoy your holidays in Costa Adeje is visiting its beaches and secret coves.
  • Safety.- it’s one of the quietest and safest holiday destination in Spain.
  • Connections.-South Tenerife airport allows you to fly to almost any place in Europe at affordable prices.
  • Hotels.- there are high quality hotels and also luxury hotels in Tenerife as the emblematic IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel El Mirador and IBEROSTAR Anthelia.