Beach destinations to visit at least once in a lifetime
Surely if you ask someone to think of three beach destinations that they would like to go to, among them would be one of those which are going to be mentioned today, paragraph by paragraph: Mallorca, Tenerife and Bavaro in Punta Cana, are authentic oases of relaxation by the sea where one can enjoy virtually any proposed activity, from outdoor sports to relaxation and health care in their modern hotels and resorts with spas.
The beach. It seems like only yesterday when we let go of summer and we’re all behind the computer screen once more -more darkness, yes, and with your fingers crossed behind your back, hoping that Autumn and winter will never come and that if they do -because we know that they will come- be over soon. So this is when we start dreaming and setting ourselves goals: it is the perfect time to think about the destination of the upcoming holidays, perfect to help withstand long hours at the office, running children here and there, bills and returns to college.
Among the destinations that will take us straight away to our lost oasis, today we wanted to highlight 3 which are destinations most frequented and desired for their excellence. Mallorca, Tenerife and Playa Bavaro in Punta Cana. The 3 jewels in the crown, 3 places where you can completely forget your obligations and exclusively enjoy sun, sea and the good life.
Mallorca, the must see island
If you live on the mainland or Europe one of the beach destinations which is close at hand will be Mallorca. The largest of the Balearic Islands is a mixture of everything one dreams of meeting during the holidays, the perfect combination of beach and mountain, countryside and city. With Palma as a cosmopolitan capital where you can stroll through its beautiful streets full of terraces and monuments, Mallorca gives visitors something more than just sun and beach. However, the island remains fundamentally a place of peace and relaxation in which to lie in the sun or in the shade of a pine forest and dive in temperate coves and crystal clear waters. Areas such as the large Playa de Muro, in the north; Calas de Mallorca and the famous Costa de los Pinos, on the East Coast; Calvia and Andratx in the west and the small coves of the Serra de Tramuntana cover a broad spectrum of needs as tourism services in all these places are complete and thought out to satisfy all visitors.
Flight prices are quite affordable especially from large European capitals such as Madrid, Barcelona, London, Paris and Berlin, with airlines such as Iberia, Air Berlin, Norwegian Airlines, Vueling, Air Europa and Ryanair. As for accommodation, Mallorca is one of the destinations in the world with more choice and better quality in terms of hotel design. Some examples of outstanding quality and price are Catalonia Majorica, Sol Beach Resort Calvia, Iberostar Playa de Muro Village, Sensimar Aguait Grupotel, some of the hotels in the Riu chain in Playa de Palma, Barcelo Pueblo Parc or the Beach Garden Selection Hotel & Spa, among many others.
Tenerife, a luxury from another galaxy
Volcanic nature, landscapes that seem from another universe, specialized services for those seeking rest and relaxation, an infinite ocean of possibilities for fun in the Atlantic, cities and towns with magical traditions … Tenerife is an island of luxury allowing you to disconnect and break the routine at any time of year. The advantage of Mallorca is just that: while the largest of the Balearic Islands just come winter and cold pressed, Tenerife remains in an eternal spring, with mild temperatures and few rainy days. In addition, events such as spectacular carnivals in February or Christmas parties on the beach are an attraction that few can resist. Its capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is a beacon of unique cultures in which to dive and discover customs, art and completely new and surprising flavors. Its dynamism contrasts with the peace and sleepy calmness with which we live in the villages of the island, both those which are sheltered by mountains and volcanic valleys and those which let themselves be kissed by the sea.
To travel to Tenerife on a getaway, the ideal is to look at packages with flight and hotel, as this saves on costs. If you choose to book transportation independently of the accommodation, there are also interesting opportunities, especially pre-booking (early booking offers are about to be released). Hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife have all kinds of variety, from luxury accommodations like the Grand Hotel Mencey, one of the classics of the island, the most innovative beach resorts such as Catalonia Oro Negro is located in the area Playa de las Americas. Apartments and serviced apartments are also a good alternative, especially in less touristy, quieter areas.
Bavaro Beach the Punta Cana Paradise
Pure Caribbean, pure happiness. If you have to go on vacation in winter to the beach, don’t doubt it for a moment: Bavaro Beach could be the place to return to feeling free, paradise in which to fall in love, the lost spot where life recovers all its meaning. Its exotic nature, its endless white sand beaches and waters with a thousand shades of turquoise … The simple image of one of their wonderful Caribbean landscapes increase the serotonin levels. The advantage of choosing Bavaro Beach from the entire range of destinations that exist in Punta Cana is that this is a tourist area where the natural look is still well preserved even though it is filled with specially adapted services to meet the needs of all travelers. It is perfectly connected to the rest of Punta Cana and nearby villages that express the authentic traditions and customs of this Dominican area. Rhythm and color, unique flavors and aromas will open the doors to a world of unique sensations.
A trip to the Caribbean always costs more than choosing a trip to Mallorca and Tenerife, but it all depends on how you look at it: the Caribbean is usually at least a week or even 10–15 days and it is usual to choose all-inclusive beach hotels that offer you absolutely everything, so that there are practically no additional costs beyond the flight and accommodation. Some important hotels in terms of the wide range of services they provide and their renovated facilities are the Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino Resort, the IBEROSTAR Bavaro Suites, the Barcelo Bavaro Beach (adults only) and Melia Caribe Tropical All Inclusive Beach. Many of them are perfect also for organized trips with friends to celebrate a stag do or actually for weddings and corporate events surrounded by the most impressive Caribbean landscapes.