Beach destinations for a single autumn getaway

Just as bicycles are now popular all year round, beaches are not just for summer. They are perfect for walking, to unwind, to play tennis and volleyball or just to sit with a tablet to read, breathe fresh air or watch the sea; beaches and surrounding destinations are a perfect choice for enjoying a different type of Autumn getaway. An idea in which the cold and cozy woolens and dinners for two (or with the family) in front of the fireplace make all the sense in the world.

Of the many coastal destinations of which our country can boast (starting with Cadiz and ending with Santander) are three in which the words ‘Autumn’ and ‘beach’ have formed a very strong link which continues to be developed. Three destinations we can name which are perfect for unwinding are:  Mallorca, Huelva and Almeria.

Mallorca, beyond the sun and the beach

Although passionate about their summer, true Mallorcans (or those who have lived on the island for many years now) confirm that Spring and Autumn are the two best seasons to visit Mallorca and to soak up all its Mediterranean essence.

Banyalbufar, Majorca

With mountainous spots guarded by the Serra de Tramuntana, such as Deia, Valldemosa or Banyalbufar and other coastal areas full of magic such as Can Picafort, Muro and Cala Millor, the island is an ideal place to combine time spent on relaxation with time spent on cultural visits, gastronomy, shopping or water sports.

Where to stay in Mallorca? For its services and location in the most beautiful area of Cala Millor- this month we suggest the Cala Millor Garden Hotel which is definitely one of the best  ‘Adults Only’ hotels in Mallorca.

In search of the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light)

Totally different in shape, color and layout to the Mediterranean beaches; those that make-up the Huelva coast are equally spectacular. Bathed by the purest waters of the Atlantic and with natural landscapes with dunes and native vegetation, the beaches of Huelva are another option for enjoying an autumn getaway.

Costa de la luz, Huelva

Coastal areas which stand out most on the ‘Coast of Light’ are without a doubt Matalascañas and Mazagon El Rompido, an area where you can find the Playanatural Garden Hotel & Spa, an ‘Adults Only’ hotel overlooking the pristine beaches of Cartaya.

The romantic side of Almería
Leaving aside Valencia and the Mediterranean, Almeria remains a jewel in our sea, further down the coast with beautiful, natural and pristine beaches that can become the perfect place for those wanting to enjoy some days full of relaxation and romance. Which is the most perfect place in the province? Undoubtedly the coastal town of Cabo de Gata with the Cabogata Garden Hotel & Spa as possible accommodation for your stay.

Specializing or disappearing

How do we look for our holiday accommodation? Do we still visit the lifelong travel agency? Do we look in Google for a destination before organizing our routes? Do we book a hotel in a booking website or do we seek the cheapest accommodation in the hotel’s official website? Do we prefer to leave everything in the tour operator’s hands? However we seek, the truth is that most of us do not want just a hotel or a destination: we want a hotel adapted to the chosen destination and, especially, adapted to us.

Every traveller is a world, but many of them are changing their booking routine, opting for specialized accommodations where they could enjoy a personalized attention and services conceived of to meet their needs. We have seen how the Adults Only hotel demand has increased in the Canary Islands, Majorca or the coast of Andalusia, traditionally sun and beach destinations where guests look for a complementary experience, generally related to sports such as golf, health and wellness (for example, 3, 4, 5 star spa hotels close to Palma or golf hotels in Jerez and Marbella)

A good example of this advance, where the Spanish company Barceló is always present, is Barceló Illetas Albatros, the first Adults Only hotel of this company. An experiment with so good results that Barceló has now other 5 exclusive hotels for 16 years old and over, for example: Barceló Corralejo Bay, in Fuerteventura and Barceló Bávaro Beach, the first Adults Only hotel of this chain in America.

Barceló Illetas Albatros is one of the most emblematic accommodations in Palma de Majorca, a hotel of reference with 4 star services, located in the cove which gives it its name.  Its comprehensive refurbishment has turned it into a design hotel in Palma bay and one of the best accommodations of the company.

Its keys are:

A)     Location: It is a hotel situated on the beachfront, with direct access to a small cove, very close to golf courses and just 5 minutes away from the centre of Palma. This hotel is surrounded by some of the most exclusive bars and clubs in Majorca and is perfectly connected with the airport, which is located at 14 km from it if we go thought the Palma bay towards the south of the island.

B)     Wellness: It is a spa hotel situated right in Palma bay, equipped with 2 outdoor swimming pools and Jacuzzi, heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi with sea water, relax area, hamman, high pressure shower, beauty treatments and massages in a special room with sea view. There is also a gym with up to date equipment.

C)     Bars and gastronomy: With several restaurant options and a careful selection of buffet dishes and haute cuisine, this hotel has also a flat roof from where you can enjoy one of the best views of Palma bay and dance until the dawn with DJ sessions and theme parties.

D)     Design rooms: B-Rooms are spaces specially designed for the most exclusive and demanding guests, a place where comfort and good taste converge in order to offer a different experience.  They are considered one of the most beautiful hotel rooms in Palma bay… and you can book one with sea view!