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.
Best pricesinhotels, less crowded andbestservices.
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:
MAJORCA and 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.
BARCELONA AND ITS COAST
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.
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.