Things to Consider before Choosing your Destination in Spain

Now that you finally chose Spain for your holidays, choosing your destination among all the beautiful cities in our country can be hard, but don't worry, we are here to help you. From a warm city to a cultural, natural or a gastronomic trip,Paradores Luxury Hotels will make whichever destination you choose an experience you won't forget. If you are not sure of what you want, check these ideas that will hopefully help you decide.

 

  • Weather

If you are over with cold winter and desperately waiting for the first chance you have to jump into the pool or dive in the sea while wearing shorts and flip flops. If this is your case, you are in luck! The Canary Islands and the Mediterranean Coast are definitely the places you want to go to and we have the perfect hotel for your stay.

In the Canary Islands, our Parador del Hierro is located between a volcanic mountain and the blue ocean in the island of El Hierro. The location makes this hotel the perfect destination for a “summer-weather” trip in Spring! The swimming pool, the gardens, the landscapes, the comfortable guest rooms and the amazing views that you'll have from them are waiting for you to come and enjoy.

Also, The Parador de Mojácar, located in Andalusia, will give you the opportunity to have a relaxing and peaceful trip while staying in a hotel  placed in the shore of the beach. It´s situation make this hotel the perfect place to stay while enjoying the pool, the wellness center and 17 kilometers of coastline of the village. Mojácar enjoys one of the best microclimates in Spain, with an average of 20° all year long.

Parador de Mojácar

Parador de Mojácar

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  • History

If what you are looking for is a trip in which you can dive into the old history of Spain, then you have to come to Oropesa and stay at our Parador de Oropesa. This hotel goes back to 1930, when this old castle was built. The hotel itself is a museum and you will have the chance to go through all the columns, arcades and rooms that will transmit the memories of the city and enjoy the views of the Sierra de Gredos.

Other ideal Paradores for a trip full of history are the Parador de Alarcón, located in Cuenca and built in the antique Castle of Alarcón, the Parador de Alcañiz, located in Teruel and transformed from a Castle of the Order of Calatrava and the Parador de Mérida, located in Extremadura, in the building of an antique convent from the XVIII century.

Parador de Alcañiz

Parador de Alcañiz

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  • Culture and Museums

If what you are looking for is culture, you can choose between many of our Paradores hotels. For example in Málaga, the city of the Alcazaba, you can find an extensive cultural offer and many museums. Our Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro, a former castle-convent from the XII-XIII century, located right in front of the Alcazaba, is the ideal place to discover this amazing city. The Picasso Museum is a must-see in Picasso´s hometown.

The Parador de Granada,also in Andalusia, gives you the opportunity to spend a night in the compound of the Alhambra. While here, the mandatory visits include the Arab neighborhood of El Albaicín, the Alhambra and other heritage monuments.

Going a little bit to the north, we find Toledo, a World Heritage City. Apart from the amazing views and the luxurious facilities that the Parador of Toledo offers, the city is the perfect place to discover the history left by the Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures. The Museum of El Greco is a must visit in the Imperial City.

Parador de Toledo

Parador de Toledo

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  • Gastronomy

Have you ever heard the myth about how good the food in Spain is? We are here to tell you that this is true. Either way, we strongly encourage you to come and prove it yourself and tell us what you think about it

The Parador de Santiago de Compostela offers you not one, but two amazing restaurants where you can taste all the amazing dishes that Galicia and the north of Spain have to offer. The Restaurante Dos Reis and the Enxebre, both in the hotel, are set in gorgeous and elegant dining rooms and serve a wide variety of seafood, Galician Beef Sirloi and empanada gallega (savory pie), among many others.

If you are looking for Spanish traditional food from Castile, you have to visit Segovia and eat Cochillino and lamb. The restaurant of our Parador de Segovia, offers you these traditional dishes as well as so many other typical recipes from the region such as garlic soup and cod.

If you are trying to keep your Mediterranean diet on point, the perfect destination for you is El Saler. In the Parador de El Saler, located in Valencia, you will find the best Mediterranean recipes, including, of course, some of the tastiest Paella recipes. The best of it? You can eat this amazing meal while enjoying the views of the golf course and the Mediterranean Sea.

Parador de Segovia

Parador de Segovia

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  • Nature

If your plan for the perfect trip is a nature getaway where you can breathe fresh air, relax and enjoy the outdoor activities that nature has to offer, this is such a nice destination. The Parador de Cangas de Onís, located in Asturias and surrounded by the Peaks of Europe is the perfect place to stay if you decide to take a trip to enjoy nature. This elegant and warm hotel built in the former San Pedro de Villanueva Monastery, is idyllic for getting immersed in nature.

Besides from the Parador de Cangas de Onís, many of our Paradores are located in paradisiac landscapes. The Parador de Bielsa, in the Pyrenees of Huesca, theParador of Cazorla in the beautiful Sierra de Cazorla in Jaén and theParador of Mazagón located right in the famous Doñana National Park in Huelva are just some of the many landscapes that you can discover staying in our luxury Paradores.

Parador de Cazorla

Parador de Cazorla

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Whichever destiny you decide and whatever your preferences are, at Paradores Luxury Hotels, we will make sure that you won't have to worry about anything other than enjoying your holidays.

Have you decided yet? Contact us and visit us!