Monday, May 31, 2010

Exploring the Spanish Mediterranean

guest post by Roisin

Spend a holiday to remember on the Mediterranean Sea in Ibiza and Barcelona!

If you are dreaming of hot sun, stunning beaches and fabulous opportunities for entertainment, come to Ibiza, one of the largest islands of the Balearic Islands. This outstanding summer resort is a real peace of heaven where there is something for everyone. From the interesting landmarks and cultural highlights, to the terrific towns and villages set just on the coastline, you will fall in love with Ibiza from the first glance.

Santa Eulalia is among the most attractive and popular resorts on the island that has everything for a fabulous holiday on the Mediterranean. It is well known for its gastronomical specialties and abundance of cultural events that will enrich your vacation. The picturesque beaches are truly memorable and relaxing. Whether you enjoy your leisure time sunbaking with an exotic cocktail or you prefer more active water sports, you will not be disappointed!

Hotel Es Canar lies just beside the outstanding Es Canar beach with miles of exquisite fine sand gently washed by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The panoramic views from the hotel will take your breath away! The quality of service and the abundance of amenities will make you want to stay here forever. There are 240 rooms, stylishly furnished and fully equipped with television, air-conditioning, bathroom, balcony, telephone, ceiling fan and safe. A restaurant, children’s playgrounds, swimming pools and internet are only a few of the benefits the hotel offers for its guests.

Barcelona is one of the biggest and most attractive cities on the Mediterranean that has a lot to offer for a marvellous summer holiday. It has a distinctive and a captivating appearance that makes it one of Europe’s most popular and sought destinations. The awe-inspiring architecture of the city, its rich Catalan history and superb natural beauty are a few of the treasures that make for the charismatic charm of Barcelona. It is a magnet for sightseers as well as for football fans that come here to support their favorite team. Barcelona hostels are a better alternative to the hotels if you have a limited budget but still want to relax in accommodation with a wide variety of facilities and amenities.

Options include the Centric Point Hostel, located in the shopping and cultural centre of Barcelona, the Gothic Point Hostel, set near the historical heart of the city or the Gothic Square or Sea Point Hostel, both near Barcelona’s sundrenched beach. Rooms feature internet access, TV, music, Wii football and free breakfast. Hostels dispense excellent travel advice keeping the visitor up to date with everything happening in the city.

So whether you choose the sun-soaked beaches and nightspots of Ibiza or prefer the cultural capital of Spain, Barcelona, you are able to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime on the Spanish Mediterranean.

Photo Credits: Ibiza, Santa Eulalia, Es Canar, Sagrada Familia, football


Romantic bed and breakfasts said...

The Ibiza and Barcelona both are wonderful and breathtaking places to explore and visit. The beaches of Ibiza are simply eye catching with a sense of comfort and relaxation.

The Barcelona is famous for so many things it is a capital of Spain and has much historical architecture to view. It is one of the biggest and most attractive cities on the Mediterranean that has a lot to offer for a marvelous summer holiday.

Mark H said...

@romantic: Barcelona is a personal favourite with its architecture, setting and spirited population.

boletos de avion said...

I want to party, have a blast, meet cool people, maybe hook up with some guys (I'm 23 yrl old female) go to bars and clubs, see some culture and sites, and go to the beach. Along those lines, Is Barcelona a good fit for that? and how is 6 days long enough to spend in Barcelona? and Whcih is better for that type of agenda, Spain or Italy? And waht about Ibiza, is that worth going to?? thanks!

Mark H said...

@boletas de avion: Barcelona is a great place to visit as it is a truly lively city with a wide variety of entertainment and cultural events. Time is difficult to judge as it depends on how your travel. As for a contrast to Italy, both are superb countries but Barcelona is a fine choice if you visit one city.

margarita flores said...

Some tips to travel to Barcelona:

Hire a car only if you are going to spend several days there, so you can visit also the surroundings and places like Montserrat, Port Aventura, Costa Brava, etc.

Be careful with pickpockets in metro and city center.

If you are going to travel with your family rent a centric apartment (here they have holiday apartments in barcelona city center and they give out a free pocket guide, which is always useful).
If you are going with friends it's a good idea too, but then you may want to look for something cheaper (here they have cheap accommodation in barcelona, from 19 € per night or so).

And enjoy!

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