Welcome 2018!

This year is yours. This year you will not miss the opportunity. You are clear that this year you will enjoy yourself like never before! Life is made up of good moments and unforgettable experiences, and you will enjoy them to the fullest! With the passing of a wonderful Christmas it gives way to a new year that must include the magic of a beautiful sunset on a paradisiacal beach. It’s time to fill yourself with good intentions and add new challenges to your list of dreams. Get ready for 2018!

From Sol Hotels we wish you a very happy start to the year. We want you to achieve all the goals you have set and enjoy a year full of great experiences and unforgettable moments. We are convinced that this new year will be the beginning of a magical season of prosperity and happiness for the ones we love.

We continue working to offer you the perfect holiday. Those that end with a broad smile and a mojito. Those that leave unforgettable memories in your mind. We want you to enjoy a 2018 full of surprises and magical experiences with your loved ones. Our aim is to offer you the luxury stay you deserve while enjoying exclusive rest and relaxation in our facilities. We know that happiness lies in the smallest of details.

Ready to have a great time? We want you to spend your holiday exactly how you want, that’s why we are happy to adapt to your needs. Whether you choose to travel with your family, your partner or with a group of friends, choose the experience that best suits your style of travel and start planning your dream holiday today.

Speed down the huge slides and enjoy complete family fun at the Sol Katmadú Park resort theme park. On the other hand you can destress and enjoy exclusive services at our and resorts, located just a few metres from the beach.

At Sol Resorts we know that unforgettable moments begin with the warmth and company of our loved ones. We want this year to be full of magical experiences and we want you to enjoy the dream holiday you deserve like never before. Because happiness is all about being exactly where you want at all times. Because this year is ours. Welcome 2018!


Destinations for families looking for Winter sun

Although there are many who see the final weeks of December as the moment in which we activate “blanket, sofa, armchairs and hot wine” as our default mode, for others this Christmas month is the best time to travel and visit destinations that offer us something totally different from what we already have.

 Although it is traditional to travel on these dates with friends, there is nothing like choosing our country’s warmest destinations to spend these dates as a family. Destinations like the Balearic Islands or Canary Islands show their best face when the thermometer drops and are ideal for an alternative holiday. We recommend Ibiza, Lanzarote and the permanently charming island of Tenerife.
A route through Pitïusas
Summery by tradition, the island of Ibiza looks equally beautiful in these winter months in which beach bathing gives way to walking tours and fun sports. Put another way: choosing the biggest of the ‘pitïusas’ in these months of the year is a success, especially if you are hoping to enjoy the sun and the calm of the Balearics as a family.
Along with its many water sports (sailing is among the most popular in winter) and its trekking routes for families, the island is within walking distance of another natural gem of the Balearic Islands: the island of Formentera; a different trip to a place of almost magical natural geography.

 Where to stay in Ibiza? Although there are several family hotels, our recommendation is the Olé Galeón Ibiza.

 Lanzarote and Tenerife with the family
Of the islands that shape the Canaries, Lanzarote and Tenerife are the best options for traveling as a family. On the one hand, the island of Lanzarote is ideal for discovering unique places (such as the house of César Manrique) or fields filled with thousands of cacti originating from the most remote places on the planet.
Although the ascent to Timanfaya, in Lanzarote, is pretty no matter where you look, nothing compares to visiting Mount Teide. Our country’s volcanic gem is one of the most beautiful and impressive excursions that you can do as a family. The best of both destinations is the climate with temperatures exceeding 24 degrees even on these dates.
Where should you stay in Lanzarote and Tenerife? For its quality and its many services for family holidays, this month we recommend the Olé Olivina Lanzarote and the Olé Tropical Tenerife.

Santa Eularia, the most romantic spot on the island of Ibiza

Stroll through its streets adorned with thousands of russet leaves, see the Mediterranean in total calm, enjoy the silence and absorb the pure essence of the White Island. Thus, in a somewhat bucolic way, we could sum up an autumnal trip to Ibiza which is both magical and charming.

 Far from being just a summer destination, and even though it is an ideal haven of peace for all types of travelers, there is nothing better than opting for Ibiza when what is wanted is to enjoy a few romantic days just the two of you as a couple. Which is the best season? The autumn, and which is the best part of the island? Without a doubt, Santa Eulalia del Rio (Santa Eulària des Riu, in Ibiza).
pareja en la playa
Located in the eastern part of Ibiza, Santa Eulalia is one of those places where you can enjoy the island to the fullest and more than ever before: silence, nature, intimacy and charm are just some of its dominant notes. But what should you visit, where should you walk and what mustn’t you miss if you’re a traveler immersed in a romantic getaway? Here are our recommendations for this month from Trips and Hotels:
 1. Puig de Missa: With its mid-sixteenth century church and its flour mills, climbing up to Puig de Missa is an experience. A place where you can breathe the purest air on Ibiza and where you can enjoy unique panoramic views. For something different, why not take a bottle of local wine and a couple of glasses and watch the sunset from your viewpoint. Nothing is more romantic.
2. Strolling through the markets: Hand in hand and with the Ibizan sun as witness, visiting the flea markets on the island that border Santa Eulalia is one of those perfect plans for couples. Those of es Canar and Sant Carles are the best known in the area.
 A walk that you can make last well into the evening and you can finish with a meal or dinner by its exclusive and beautiful marina.
3. Get lost by its coves: Although the Mediterranean is really fresh in the Autumn months, there is nothing like enjoying a romantic stroll along the shore of the most beautiful coves of Santa Eulalia. Although there are a lot, our recommendation is to choose Es Figueral, Cala Nova, Cala Llonga or Cala Martina, which is always beautiful.
An Unequaled Choice for ‘Adults Only’ Travel
Although there are many types of travel (and all are more than respectable), the truth is that – if you are looking for is pure romanticism and relaxation as a couple, there is nothing better than opting for an Adult’s Only Suite in Santa Eulalia.
This Ibizan locality has been chosen by high quality hotels which have created true refuges in which to spend unforgettable days. IBEROSTAR Santa Eulalia is a great example of this and this hotel in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza unites services, leisure and gourmet food in facilities that are worthy of a fairy tale.

New travel trends ‘Luxury’ tourism in Tenerife

Tenerife, is a traditional destination in Spain, and is becoming really popular for VIP people and important celebrities in summer. Despite Majorca and Marbella have always been the favourite places for the jet set in our country, Tenerife and specially Santa Cruz and Costa Adeje are increasingly popular among tourists with high purchasing power, famous people and important figures.

In this sense, the hospitality industry in this island is really committed to increase the number of 5-star hotels and Luxury Grand hotels. The most important hotel chains saw this new trend in Tenerife and decided to increase the hotels’ quality in this island.

luxury hotel in tenerife

IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey

High-tech facilities with specialized services designed for travellers looking for high quality accommodations, nice destination and great customer care. They look for great experiences linked to the destination inside the hotels, which allow them to live the destination at an exclusive and quiet atmosphere, avoiding the crowds of July and August. This implies higher staff and technology investment.

What’s the best thing? You don’t need to be part of the jet set: this is a new characteristic caused by the increased demand for luxury tourism in Tenerife. The prices are affordable and 5-star hotels in the island can be booked also by average travelers. Rates  are balanced at the following hotels:

luxury hotels in Tenerife, as the emblematic  Grand Hotel Mencey,

spa hotels in Tenerife,

– hotels with Jacuzzi in Tenerife and

– Only Adult hotels in Costa Adeje.

You can always find hotels at affordable prices and enjoy luxury hotels at 3-star or 4-star rates, but offering you Grand luxury services, guarantees and quality.

One of the best examples of Grand luxury hotels in Tenerife -newly recognized category- is Grand Hotel El Mirador, managed in Costa Adeje by the hotel chain IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts. It’s an Adults Only hotel with seafront rooms in Playa del Duque and a great spa and wellness area of more than 1000 square meters.

Tips to discover Magaluf

Magaluf is one of the best party areas in Majorca, a little Ibiza popular for the endless nights, the beach and the entertainment. Leisure is really cheap in Magaluf and lots of people book a week break with friends from year to year. Although it’s a holiday destination full of British tourists, there’s also people from around the world. In fact, Magaluf tourism is becoming really diverse.


This recent renovation in this mature tourist area was started by many hotel chains in order to change Magaluf and Palmanova, making important renovations at the different establishments and offering more specialized hotels oriented to travellers of higher purchasing power. They try to maintain a wide offer of services and enhance the surroundings, while taking advantage of the natural resources in this area of Majorca.

Some themed hotels in Magaluf are an extra for the travellers of the 21st century like The Fergus Resort by FERGUS Hotels; Sol Wave House and Sol Katmandu, both from Sol Hotels brand by Melia; Grand Hotel Portals Nous by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, closer to the area of Puerto Portals and Bendinat, in the coast of Calvia and within a few minutes from Magaluf.

The Fergus Resort, Majorca

The Fergus Resort, Majorca

Sun and beach

Despite Magaluf concept is changing, some traditional characteristics remain: Magaluf is a sun and beach destination, safe and quiet with all sort of health services for travellers and natural areas where to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and the great weather. At the coast we can find:

  • Magalluf beach: the idyllic place for beach holidays, friends’ getaways or romantic escapes near fabulous hotels. Its restaurants, kind people and the beach high quality make Magalluf beach a perfect destination.
  • Palma Nova beach: near Magaluf beach and full of services oriented to families.
  • Son Matias beach: the quietest beach in this area, with a leafy pine grove giving swimmers shade on summer hotter days.
  • Palmira beach: relaxing and quiet atmosphere with excellent services.
  • Santa Ponsa beach: the beach of this small town is a great spot for travellers with kids. Its quiet waters, high quality services, parking and charming marina are just great in summer.
  • Unspoiled beaches as Portals Vells or El Mago beach.
El Mago beach

El Mago beach

Sports and daily entertaining

Magaluf and Palmanova offer thousands of possibilities to enjoy your holidays to the fullest. From watersports to golf, gastronomy and parks to have fun with the children or friends.

  • Inside the hotels: darts, tennis, volleyball, golf or ping pong.
  • Marinas and Sailing and diving schools.
  • Bike and car rental for guests.
  • Outdoor pools.
  • Chill out bars and beach clubs.
  • Theme parks for kids: Marineland…
  • Water parks: Western Park
  • Restaurants offering typical and international gastronomy along paseo maritimo in front of the beach.

More and more party

Magaluf offers some of the best parties in the island. The great and vibrant atmosphere dominates this area in Majorca, which has always  been a meeting point for British tourists coming to enjoy springbreaks and exciting summers. Laughs, cold beers at seafront terraces  and the best discos in the island are the key factors of these entertaining holidays. Moreover, Magaluf is just 20 minutes drive from Paseo Maritimo in Palma, which is another key advantage for going out in Majorca.

  • BCM Planet Dance Night Club: a traditional party club at summer nights in Majorca and ranked 6 out of the 100 best clubs in the world.
  • Heaven: the perfect place to enjoy pole dance and lap dance.
  • Panama Jack. Someone at the entrance tells you: “The party ends with the breakfast, ok?”

Suggestions for an easy and cheap holiday

Planning a comfortable holiday to the liking of the whole family, full of proposals and at cheap prices might be an impossible mission, especially if one does not have much time to make a search. As we know that time is money, we have made that search for you and we have selected different cheap accommodation options and entertaining plans for you to combine them and create your own personalised holiday quickly and at the lowest price available.

Holidays under the sun

If you want beach, relax, lounging inan idyllic beach, safe entertainment for children and rest, have a look at these options. The hotels in Ibiza, Tenerife and Lanzarote of the Olé Hotels chain are one of the most complete alternatives for family holidays and they include a lot of relax options. They are beach resorts, located in areas with endless services adapted to all type of travellers, in first class destinations that combine cultural, gastronomic, leisure and wellness plans. Today, these hotels are offering very interesting special discounts for early bookings for these dates. You can also get the All Inclusive plan or choose any of the different accommodation plans for all tastes. The long-term stays (more than 7 nights) have reduced prices.

Another cheap option with quality and a wide variety of services are the hotels on Barelona’s coast of Fergus Hotels. This chain, which has expanded its portfolio in the last years, has created hotels for all tastes in strategic locations. We highlight the experience hotels, like THE FERGUS, near Magaluf beach in Majorca; the Style hotels, design accommodations, and the golf resorts, like the new hotel in Matalascañas. As we have already said, if you want to get the lowest price online, we recommend you to make the reservation from the official website.

Loyalty is rewarded, so if you have already been in any of these hotels, inform the manager.

If you are looking for a hotel in the Canary Islands, Iberostar has 3 resorts in Jandia beach for families recommendable for their price, service and location.

Some of them offer reserved areas for adults, so that you can combine a holiday with children with the rest you deserve. They are also perfect for a sun and beach getaway for couples. The Early Booking will allow you to get a 20% discount in the basic rate, but remember that this is applicable only for early bookings, so check out the conditions in advance.


Wellness holidays

Are you looking for a spa hotel in Costa Adeje or a family hotel in Tenerife? Do not search more: we offer you some of the wellness plans with the best quality price ratio. If you are looking for guaranty, do not hesitate: Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Melià, Barceló, NH… All these large hotel chains offer premium services at affordable prices. A privileged location and a personalised attention are guaranteed, as well as leisure and gastronomic plans that can be the perfect complement for a relaxing holiday.

If you want to stay in the Peninsula, we recommend you the all inclusive hotel in Marbella with the Early Booking promotion, as well as the luxury hotels in Granada, Almeria or Huelva, being Andalusia one of the destinations with the best guaranty of sun in the country. If you are travelling with your couple, we suggest that you choose an Adults Only hotel and that, if you can, check out the special packages of these types of hotels. The wellness option is not the cheapest one, as many wellness services are charged extra, like the massages, the beauty treatments and the sport classes with personal trainer. However, some of these accommodations offer discounts with the reservation of the room whenever it is done through the official website.

Luxury holidays

Are you thinking of a low cost luxury holiday? Yeah. There are a lot of options whenever you make your reservation as soon as possible. The first ones will be rewarded with some holidays at a 5-star hotel at prices of a 3 or 4-star accommodation. The most exclusive ones are the luxury hotels in Santa Cruz, like the Mencey, the Grand Salomé in Costa Adeje, those in Almeria, like the Envía, or the hotels in the centre of Madrid, as the competence between accommodations in the capital is strong and prices have fallen considerably.

However, getting a luxury accommodation is always more expensive, no matter how good the offer is. But, life’s short and we have to try at least once, so if you want to pamper yourself this 2016, hurry up and make your reservation. Make the most of the 5-star early booking discounts while they last!

September news for Mencey’s Cookery Classroom

The month of September brings some interesting news for Mencey’s Cookery Classroom. The summer holidays are coming to an end for many,however there is a large number of lucky people that will enjoy their holidays this month, and there is no better place to do so than the island of Tenerife.

The Grand Hotel Mencey and its gastronomic space inaugurates a new terrace, the Bacardi Terrace. It is situated within the hotel complex, in an area especially designed for guests to enjoy an incomparable setting. The Bacardi Terrace will be opened every day from 13.00 to 23.00 and guests will be able to enjoy the best mojitos on the island for only 5€.

Another important news arethe new evening menus of the restaurant and terrace of Los Laureles. The menus have been created to include local produce and the latest international gastronomic tendencies. Designed to enjoy the best gastronomic experience in Tenerife in a relaxed and comfortable ambience. The restaurant will beopened everyday from 19.30 to 23.00.

During the month of September Mencey’s Cookery Classroom will not ne holding any cooking courses, however, those who crave a delicious gastronomic experience can do so at the Terrace of Los Laurels and its Special Rice degustation menu, that includes Los Laureles salad, the rice dish of the week, dessert and water or sangria. The price is only 35€ for adults and 16€ for children.

Regarding the themed nights, there are two dates that you do not want to miss. The first of all is the following 11th of September, and the theme will be Mexican food. Enjoy the most authentic Mexican dishes such as nachos, burritos, flautas, fajitas and much more!

The themed night on the 25th of September will focus on ceviches and tartars, and some examples include cherne ceviche with cilantro, pompano with tropical mango or tuna tartar with old mustard. Both nights will have live music, from 19.00 to 23.00, only at Mencey’s Lounge.

September holidays, the best destinations

September is our favourite month forholiday. Yes, all of you who are reading this from your office have made the right decision, even if August never seems to end, don’t give up, the best is yet to come and this year seems to be full of offers and good deals. Indeed, travel in September has many, many advantages:

  • Beaches allfourourselves, no crowd or parking issues

  • Less high temperatures, not suffocating heats, some summer storms to add some fun when you are on the beach, letting you practice different sports that would be a nightmare in August.

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  • Less dangerous roads, since there are less distracted tourists.

  • Restaurants with terraces always available without long queues.

  • Museums, theatres, cinemas and concert halls full scheduled, with a fresh air, and a new starting season.

  • Special events: Wine harvest festival, agricultural festival, fashion shows.

  • The pleasant awareness of enjoying all of this while others will have to wait a whole year.

There are thousands of reasons why we, the September travellers deserve to enjoy after going through all the beach photos, the paellas and evening parties during the whole summer. It’s time for vengeance, but, where to go? Here we have a little selection of destinations that are better to visit in September (or even October) than August:

Santa Eulalia, Ibiza

Santa Eulalia, Ibiza


The Mediterranean islands are almost mandatory and September is the perfect time to visit them: In Ibiza you will have the opportunity to enjoy the season closing parties of the best clubs in the world with the best of electronic music, besides you won’t have to leave all the island activities behind, and enjoy the coves without people, the beach bars only for you, the shops, the bars. The crowd may have left anoisesensation behind, but despite being an island full of tourists and hubbub, September is way much better than August

Majorca has the same situation or even better. This large Balearic Island is a September paradise thanks to its weather and atmosphere. The tourism left is calmer, wealthy travellers or backpackers looking for adventures, new experiences and relaxation.Beachesget empty and the Mediterranean water become incredibly crystal clear, and warm to spend hours floating around. If a downpour pass by is a blessing. Sign up for a hiking route, or some gastronomic fair, or visit Binissalem and enjoy the traditional grape harvest.

To book in a hotel, both the Ibiza hotels and the Majorca resorts and hotels lower their prices noticeably. You have several options inside both islands, if you want a quiet well located Ibiza hotel, book in Santa Eularia hotel, an Es Canar hotel, or nearby. But if you prefer to party, den Bossa beach or Sant Antoni are your choices. If you want to know different places, rent a car or a bike and you’re ready to go. Something you cannot miss is the old Ibiza town (Dalt Vila) and the Benirrás and Es Vedrà.

To choose a hotel in Majorca is a little more complicated due to the large variety. To spend a relaxation beach holiday, we recommend you to book in any of the Playa de Muro resorts that have different traveling packages according to your travel plans or to book closer to the capital: A rel=”nofollow”lcudia hotels to stay with children, Costal de la Calma hotels to travel with pets, spa hotels for couples in Palma beach, and Playa de Muro hotels for athletes.

Calella, Costa de Barcelona

Calella, Costa de Barcelona


For those who want to stay in the peninsula, since you can rent a car and go anywhere you want without any worries, the Barcelona coast –all the Maresme area- is a great plan in September. Not a trace leftfromthe mainstream tourism, towns still areona festive way, with all the delicious activities and the perfect beaches. Gastronomy is essential here, since all the traditional Catalan cuisinearea pleasing to the palate.

The Maresme accommodation is another important detail. Prices are really affordable by these date and the hotel range in Calella, Pineda de Mar or Santa Susanna is endless, in addition to that, Barcelona is not far from there and the city cultural schedule in September is excellent.

Actually, some event hotels in Barcelona hang the fully booked sign, so if you want to make the most of your stay you can spend a couple of days in a hotel in the centre of Barcelona and go shopping or go to a concert. But remember, accommodation prices don’t reduce during the year.

Alojamiento en el centro de Madrid

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Yes, Why not? The Spain capital is one of the best worldwide destinations to have days full of new experiences. Sadly, there’snotbeach around, but September is a month full of life in the city: There are tons of activities that you won’t even remember the sea. Some urban holiday can be a complete different option but you might discover that, in the end, you need not many things to disconnect, have fun and even relax: sometapasin the market of San Miguel or in the wine cellars in La Latina, Terraces in Malasaña, shopping in Fuencarral, a walk by the Manzanares river bank or a bicycle ride toCasadeCampo park, a VIP premiere, a theatre play, a musical or a gourmet dinner.

The accommodation in Madrid is cheaper than Barcelona but, since it’s a destination not affected by season like some beach destinations, there aren’t many September offers. On top of that is relatively easy to find a decent hotel in Madrid with very affordable prices. Among them the design hotel in Gran Vía known as Las Letras stand out, thanks to its restaurant and its breath-taking rooftop, you can also boast about your Madrid trip, staying in a hotel in Puerta del Sol, or a hotel in Plaza Mayor, with some advantages like the high quality buildings and its quality service: 10 of 10


Both if you choose the capital as much as if you choose a sun and beach experience in Costa Adeje, September is the best month to travel. The same thing happens to Majorca and Ibiza: right after the August throng, the island begins to get back to normal little by little and the tranquillity returns. That is the perfect time to catch a fly and visit this volcanic island to have a daily adventure: Hiking, surf, sailboat, fishing, swimming with dolphins, walking down Santa Cruz, dive in the calm beaches, and enjoy the local cuisine.

The Tenerife hotels are varied, from little hostels or apartments, perfect for short breaks and travellers who want to spend most of their time out of the hotel, to 5 star spa hotels in Tenerife, like the renowned Grand Hotel Mencey in Santa Cruz or El Mirador an Adults Only hotel in Costa Adeje. Prices will be lower compared to August (quite lower) and they usually include some comfortableplus.

Hotels for hipsters, modern and cool people

I am modern because the world has made me that way… And it is fashionable.  Yes, modern people, hipsters, cool people, call them as you want. They are many, they move, travel and this has made that hotels look at  them… and grow a beard.

We say it with a smirk, but it is truth: we live in a society with a syndrome of belonging to a group, raised to the highest power, where fashions and trends spread like wildfire in all social classes and strata.

Fashions, urban tribes, categorizations, generalizations, people, habits and tastes. I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member, said Groucho Marx. But finally we all feel identified with a series of things that make us feel as a part of a group, clan or club where we can have a good time with people like us and, at the same time, feel unique and different from everyone.

When we travel, clearly, the situation is similar: we want to travel to places adapted to our tastes, where we can find options to feel ourselves, where we can share moments and histories with other people that also enjoy the same.  But people different from the rest.

In fact, the tourist trade has always worked for different types of publics. This tendency is becoming stronger in the last years, creating a deeper specialization: a hotel for every type of traveller.  Adults Only hotels, hotels for children, hotels for events, hotels for seniors, hotels for sport lovers… And of course, hotels for modern people, for all new tribes that love to travel and enjoy the good services. Lifelong gourmets. Yes, they can now enjoy options such as design hostels (such as the international Generator chain) or hotels such as Fergus Magaluf Resort, Opera Garden Hotel in Barcelona or Catalonia Barcelona Plaza.

All these modern, dynamic and well decorated hotels with last generation services are their favourite ones. Bright spaces to relax, furniture combining vintage style with top quality technology, good gastronomy, flexible and personalised schedules, music, parties and specially, select atmosphere. The modern ambience, which everyone wants to make part of.

How is a modern hotel?

Specific design: The most important factor, as we have mentioned before, is a special and different design. Details with which public feels identifies, and want to photograph and share.  Because one of the most relevant things is that: to share, show and boast. No one else better than the guest to spread by word of mouth “I have been here. Haven’t you? I can’t believe it!” Creating in the user the need to share the place where he stays is winning the battle (or the war).

Innovative services: Always more and better. Staying in a hotel with free wifi in Madrid is basic and essential. Now guests also ask for rooms with laptops next to Puerta del Sol. Even with iPad. If you also provide free bicycles to travel the destination, chill out areas to contemplate a nice view (hotels with rooftop in Madrid are some of the most sought after nowadays) or a restaurant with a renowned chef, success is almost assured.

Personalised rooms: Every room different from the rest, with a motivation or a phrase defining the thread of the experience. It doesn’t matter if it is big or small, room has to give the guest the feeling of being in a space that has been specially designed for him.

Themed entertainment: If you provide something for your guests’ entertainment, it must be something with which they feel identified or even, the deciding factor in their decision. Live concerts of attractive groups, special parties, DJ sessions, gastronomic experiences, plans to discover the destination in an original way…


Early booking offers

One of the best ways to save money in holiday is by being far-sighted and tidy. Planning holiday dates, destination and accommodation long in advance is the key to find trip offers in areas such as Majorca, Costa Dorada, the Canary Islands or Andalusia, which usually begin the summer season fully booked.

The last minute offer is not as attractive as before:  the last attempt to cover the remaining rooms, which aren’t usually the best equipped ones. In fact, last minutes offers are only applied in specific rooms, you cannot choose, change or get a refund, with draconian conditions in fine print that you sometimes discover too late. So, heaven becomes hell.

It is essential to choose calmly, but in advance. We must have clear from the beginning the destination, because this will allow us to organize the transport, and take advantage of flight offers, for example. Likewise, we must consider if we want to rent a car, many hotels include accommodation + car packages that could be very affordable, especially if we want an active trip, with friends, family or as a couple, with different visits to parks and beaches that are not close to the hotel…

The accommodation is one of the most important elements. Most of the hotels in Majorca, the Canary Islands, Levante, Andalusia and the hotels in the Catalonian coast take advantage of these first months of the year to offer special early booking rates to the users of their websites. This habit is directly related to the fact that European tourists usually book their holidays and accommodation during January and February. Some offers from hotels in Minorca, Ibiza and even Tenerife can be extended until March, but in that month the rooms and accommodation boards are more limited.

Family hotel in Lanzarote

Family hotel in Lanzarote

Early booking is an opportunity to get affordable holidays in luxury hotels and destinations. So, you can book 5-star hotels in Santa Cruz, such as the Grand Hotel Mencey, at 4-star prices, without giving up to a single detail or comfort. In these 4 and 5-star hotels you can get a better price-quality relationship. Likewise, family resorts in areas such as Lanzarote or Almeria coast offer special packages where the most outstanding fact is not the price, but the many advantages a rate includes.


It is not the same situation with the hotels in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia or Seville, urban hotels where the seasons don’t exist and early booking is just defined by the quantity of days or months until the chosen date. Nevertheless, early booking in hotels in the centre of Palma is possible, since, although they are urban hotels, they are located in an area which depends on seasons.

Some hotels for children give you the possibility of enjoying a preference at the time of choosing the most exclusive rooms when book in advance, getting discounts for the hotel restaurants, or gift vouchers for leisure and sport activities.

Hotels with children activities

Hotels with children activities

In any case, it is important to read all the conditions of the reservation before making it, tell the establishment if something is not enough clear in the texts we have read on the website, and ask everything we consider necessary for having a normal holiday. What does All-Inclusive really include? Which is the added value of a deluxe, superior or premium room? When can you use the food and dinner vouchers in the restaurants? Over which dates is the discount valid? Everything we need to know, although it seems to be obvious, it could be useful when we decide and choose a really affordable holiday for 2015.