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Winter, the best time for a senior break to the Canaries

The Canary Islands is still the perfect destination for a winter senior escapades by the sea. Enjoying the sun in January or February, the mild temperatures and breathtaking scenery and its just over 2 hours by plane to the mainland of Spain and at really affordable prices, to suit all pockets and tastes.

Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and La Palma, all of these islands are a paradise designed for resting, relaxing and enjoying a peaceful and healthy break.

The senior hotels in Canary are numerous and offer services tailored to the specific needs of its guests, with balanced menus, accessible rooms and a full program of activities, which range from excursions to the main sights of the different destinations, to games and workshops within the hotel.

Choosing a hotel for the elderly in Tenerife is very simple as there is a large choice of hotels and allow to discover diverse places  such as as Costa Adeje, Arona and Puerto de la Cruz. All are first class destinations, with excellent beaches, calm water and space to walk, enjoy the Canarian cuisine within hotels with outdoor sports.

Also, for those who want a more relaxed or different ambience, the brand Sol Hotels, with accommodations for senior public, has premium accommodation in Puerto del Carmen (Lanzarote), Maspalomas (Gran Canaria) and La Palma.

Sol Hotels in Canary senior:

 

  • Sol Lanzarote
  • Sol Parque San Antonio
  • Sol Princesa Dacil
  • Sol Puerto Playa
  • Sol Sun Beach Apartments
  • Sol Tenerife
  • Sol Barbacan
  • Sol Jandia Mar Apartments
  • Sol La Palma

 

Views to La Habana

La Habana is one of those essential cities one would want to return time and time again.

Its energy warmth and history invite the traveler to wander through its streets and discover new places each time, discovering a different Cuba every trip.

The island of Cuba offers its soul to the visitor during any time of the year, but looks especially bright during the summer months, when the contrast with the winter in Europe make it more desirable if possible.

There are classics that never go out of style: a mojito in La Bodeguita del Medio, just like Hemingway did, or at La Floridita, visiting the Capitol, the Grand Theater of Havana and its iconic Museum of Fine Arts.

But there are unique moments, to bare one’s head dancing on a pier overlooking the sea or int the bustle of a typical Cuban and traditional party.

Another of the great experiences that can be enjoyed in Cuba is to admire the view of Havana from the roof top pool of one of the best hotels in Cuba, the Iberostar Parque Central, a 5 star hotel in Havana, located in the best area of the capital and luxury services designed for a different journey, turning a trip to Cuba unforgettable.

Tenerife, a sun and beach winter

Tenerife is the great winter refuge, an oasis of sun and beach where to rest during the coldest months of the year and enjoy and escapade with your partner or short holidays with the family.

Its mild climate and the beauty of its landscape attract, winter after winter, thousands of european tourists in the search of an eternal summer.

To organise a trip to Tenerife, January and February are the best months to spoil yourself booking at a good price one of the luxury hotels in Costa Adeje, the most exclusive tourist area of the island where to find nature, sport, nightlife and culture, almost without leaving the hotel.

Communications are comfortable, services are complete and the atmosphere in winter is a real luxury: the influx of tourists looking for relaxation and tranquility award a special quiet to this beautiful island.

Among the best hotels in Tenerife that stand out are the renowned 5 star resort in Costa Adeje Iberostar Anthelia, highly valued for its excellent service and facilities, cuisine and special activities for families, the Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador, an adults-only hotel Costa Adeje, and the Iberostar Grand Hotel Salome, one of the few hotels adults only in Tenerife that are all inclusive.

Tenerife, a sun and beach winter

Tenerife is the great winter refuge, an oasis of sun and beach where to rest during the coldest months of the year and enjoy and escapade with your partner or short holidays with the family. Its mild climate and the beauty of its landscape attract, winter after winter, thousands of european tourists in the search of an eternal summer.

To organise a trip to Tenerife, January and February are the best months to spoil yourself booking at a good price one of the luxury hotels in Costa Adeje, the most exclusive tourist area of the island where to find nature, sport, nightlife and culture, almost without leaving the hotel.

Communications are comfortable, services are complete and the atmosphere in winter is a real luxury: the influx of tourists looking for relaxation and tranquility award a special quiet to this beautiful island.

Among the best hotels in Tenerife that stand out are the renowned 5 star resort in Costa Adeje Iberostar Anthelia, highly valued for its excellent service and facilities, cuisine and special activities for families, the Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador, an adults-only hotel Costa Adeje, and the Iberostar Grand Hotel Salome, one of the few hotels adults only in Tenerife that are all inclusive.

 

The best spa treatments

Knowing the best spa treatments of the moment for the skin, is one of the most comfortable ways to maintain the skins health effortlessly.

Simply, find the spa centre that is adequate for our requirements and enjoy the care and the advice of qualified professionals.

In this sense, it is very important to choose a reputable professional spa centre as we will put our health in their hands, so that we should not spare on guaranties.In Spain, there are numerous renowned spa centres, with specialised personnel in relaxation massage and therapists and dermatologists responsible for the area of physical health treatments.

The variety ranges from the famous Balneario de Mondariz, a traditional centre of hot springs in southern Galicia, the renowned and innovative YHI Spa at the golf hotel in Marbella Melia La Quinta: a 1,500 m² area with the latest proven methods of health and well-being located in a luxury hotel in Marbella, surrounded by nature.

Best spa treatments, a universe to live in Marbella

The ideal is to organise a series of regular visits, especially during these winter months, to protect the skin from the harsh weather conditions and prepare it for the summer.

It is also critical to coordinate a pattern with the best spa treatments for all skin types, among which are the following:

  • Thermal circuits: hot springs are a pokie games natural source of beauty. They have a number of components that help the skin care, improving blood circulation and providing unique nutrients that are in this type of water. One of the most modern thermal circuits in Europe is precisely the spa hotel in Marbella Meliá La Quinta, which also includes eight innovative natural treatment rooms.
  • Facial Massage: although less known than other areas of the body such as legs or back, facials are indispensable to keep skin smooth and retain their elasticity and improve its appearance, protecting it from premature stress and delaying the appearance of the typical signs of ageing: wrinkles, sagging, etc.
  • Nutritious facial masks: mud, chocolate, red clay, honey… The possibilities are endless and all skin types require a different one. At the same time, if you have a dermatological illness, consult with a specialist, as there are treatments that can adapted and will significantly improve, with little care, the health and appearance of the skin.

Melia La Quinta Spa & Wellness Hotel in Marbella

Crete, the paradise island

Crete is famous for its tranquility, beauty and gastronomy.

With a unique atmosphere, Crete is the biggest of the Greek islands and one of the largest one in the Mediterranean with more than 1,000 kilometres of coast where you can enjoy the small beaches, the crystal-clear water and an excellent climate all year round.

The diverse countryside combining plains with mountains nearer the coast makes it possible to enjoy a diversity of sports such as trekking, a very easy sport on Crete thanks to the numerous paths that criss-cross the island.

Rivers, mythical mountains such as Mount Ida, beautiful bays such as Mirabello and Mesara make for postcard-perfect views for travellers.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts want to promote this natural beauty and has carefully chosen the location for their five hotels on Crete: the Iberostar Creta Marine, the Iberostar Creta Panorama, the Iberostar Hermes, the Iberostar Mirabello Beach Village and the Iberostar Creta Mare.

Our goal: to invite guests to discover paradise.

The best way to look after yourself in Winter

The best way to look after yourself in Winter is to dedicate a few minutes of your free time to sporting activities such as aerobic or swimming, and beauty care and relax where you can pamper your skin, particularly the face and hands which suffer most during this period of the year.

Additionally our body needs all the special attention that we can offer in order to recuperate elasticity and profoundly renovate itself in order to cope with adverse climate changes, contamination, urban stress and excesses.

The face masks, treatments such as clay and chocolate packs, essences and sessions of aromatherapy or a good thermal circuit just before Christmas could be the key to looking as good or even better than in summer.

To have all this is simple, just take the decision and reserve a good spa. Your best option are spa hotels in Marbella or any other of the many resorts on the Spanish south coast, a guarantee of a mild climate, either near to the sea or the countryside, far from the  everyday hustle and bustle.

Here you will enjoy your best Christmas present, special treatments from authentic professionals, a five star resort in Marbella near to the well known and always lively, Puerto Banus. A luxury short break, perfect to pamper yourself without renouncing your well deserved enjoyment of the Christmas festivities.

If your break is also with your partner you can always choose a golf hotel in Marbella, such as the Hotel Melia La Quinta Golf & Spa, where you will find one of the best wine cellers on the Malaga coast and a select ambiance where you can celebrate the arrival of the New Year in excellent company.

What to see along the Ramblas in Barcelona

The Ramblas in Barcelona is one of the most famous streets in Spain, a symbol for the Catalan capital and proof of its cosmopolitan character, full of colour, art and Mediterranean scents.

This is an easy walk to enjoy and you will encounter almost anything you can possibly imagine: flowers, street artists, famous bars, traditional shops and modern businesses… Everything.

If you are staying in a hotel on the Ramblas, along the higher stretch by ‘Plaza de Cataluña’, you can walk the entire length heading down towards the sea enjoying all the monuments and spots that make this one of the most visited streets in the world.

Ideally, you would first have breakfast in the restaurant at our hotel on the Ramblas and leave early, to see how the street wakes itself and fills up with life.

Along the first part of the Ramblas you will come across some of the best-known monuments in the city. It is filled with stories of the past and the scenery is that of great, euphoric moments in the city: the legend surrounding the fountain ‘fuente de Canaletas‘ says that if you drink from its waters, you will return to Barcelona one day.

This water also bears witness to football-related celebrations in the city. The fuente de Canaletas is where the Barcelona football club fans celebrate their team’s victories.

When walking along the Ramblas, you also have to visit the famous food market ‘La Boquería‘. Walking through its grand entrance is to enter a universe of sensations.

Fresh colours, irresistible scents, essences that go further than the Mediterranean in an incomparable atmosphere.

It is the perfect place to find a souvenir from Barcelona that will be useful and tasty, and work as a perfect, relaxing aperitif.

The flower stalls that convert the Ramlas into a true botanical garden is another characteristic Barcelona feature.

Pretty and full of life, the stalls are open all day and are interspersed with street artists and pet shops that turn the Ramblas into a unique environment.

Discover your next adventure with this map of the Ramblas.

Costa Adeje: summer all year long

The Canary Islands, and specially, Costa Adeje in Tenerife, have traditionally been a dreamt land for tourism and relax for Europeans.

This destination offers everything: summer weather all year long, top quality touristic facilities and a unique atmosphere.

Its main attraction is its warm weather, with a medium temperature between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.

What’s more, its many beautiful and large sand beaches and features offer endless possibilities to visitors: water sports such as surf, sailing or enjoying beautiful mountains and stunning sight views.

Set by the Teide National Park, the 6 hotels in Costa Adeje by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts are perfect for family holidays. Couples would be delighted by 2 of these 6 hotels, the best resorts adults only in Costa Adeje: the perfect place to enjoy summer, even in winter!

Iberostar Anthelia, one of Iberostar’s family ressorts in Costa Adeje.

A historical hotel in Tenerife: The Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey

Tenerife has recovered recently one of its architectonical jewels, the hotel with more history in the capital, a place where many important events in the city life took place in the past, visited by many distinguished personalities from all over the world.

The Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey, by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, a Cultural Interest Site, is one of those unique old jewels preserved by Canary’s hotel tradition.

This mythic luxurious hotel in Tenerife was completely renewed in 2011, offering a unique mix of urban distinction and the traditional charm of the island.

It offers exclusive services in Tenerife like its Wellness & Spa area, its magnificient halls and modern suites, as well as a well-known cuisine in Santa Cruz de Tenerife: La cocina del Mencey.

The Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey is undoubtly a unique 5 stars hotel in Spain.