Holidays in Gran Canaria

Practical tips for your holidays in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is one of our holiday destinations where you can enjoy the pleasant temperatures of the sun all year round. It’s with a good reason that this island (even as Tenerife and the other Canarian Islands) are called the islands with the endless spring. Gran Canaria is a magical volcanic island a great destination to spend your holidays! Therefore, we will give you some tips on what to do during your holidays in Gran Canaria.

Because there are so many different landscapes on the island, Gran Canaria is also called “continente en miniatura”, or continent in miniature. From the picturesque coastal towns and sandy beaches (or playas, as the Spaniards say), to alien moon landscapes and an incredible variety of views: these are just a few of the many characteristics associated with the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

Cute towns in Gran Canaria by Krisztian Tabori

Visiting some cute towns are a must during your holidays in Gran Canaria by Krisztian Tabori

If you want to have a relaxed beach holiday or if you would like to have a more active holiday filled with water sports activities, holidays in Gran Canaria is a must!

  1.    Language and currency

On the Canaries, Spanish is the official language. Not everybody speaks English but in the more touristic places, you’ll find a lot of English speakers. The local currency is the Euro, like in Spain mainland. At most places, you can pay by card and you’ll also find a lot of ATMs (Telebancos) around the island.

  1.    Sightseeing during your holidays in Gran Canaria

  • Discover the capital city of Gran Canaria: Las Palmas

The capital city of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas was established in 1478 and you will find numerous historical and cultural attractions to admire. An absolute must do is a walking tour in the old town of Las Palmas; in particular through the oldest part of the city, Vegueta and Triana. The Vegueta district is easily accessible from the harbor (just 40 minutes by bus line 1). Here you will find impressive churches, interesting museums and small idyllic parks.

Vegueta by Dariusz Rozwadowski

Vegueta by Dariusz Rozwadowski

  • Day trip to Mogán

Did you know that the village Mogán has a microclimate recognized by UNESCO as one of the healthiest in the world? But this is not the only reason why you should visit this place. The village is particularly known for the picturesque town of Puerto de Mogán, also known as the “Venice of Gran Canaria“. Those who wander through the beautiful streets of Puerto de Mogán will see lovely restored cottages, romantic little bridges over the canals and small cafes and restaurants right at the marina.

Mógan by Mondbasis Alpha

Mogán by Mondbasis Alpha

A nice activity to do with your friends and/or family is a private boat trip departing from Puerto de Mogán. On this boat trip in Gran Canaria, a local and experienced skipper will take you out to search for whales and dolphins. He is more than happy to tell you everything about the beautiful island Gran Canaria. On board, you can enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch. Sounds good, right?

dolphin watching in Gran Canaria

Some species come real close!

  1.    Beautiful beaches in Gran Canaria

There are a lot of beaches in Gran Canaria! Did you know that in total they have a length of 60 km?

  • Playa de Puerto Rico

Playa de Puerto Rico is a beach in the South East of Gran Canaria. The golden sandy beach attracts lots of people and it is a perfect beach to go to with your family for a day. Water sports fans have a great choice here, ranging from kayak rentals and jet skiing, to go snorkeling or diving. It is also possible to search for whales and dolphins on a boat trip!

Playa de Puerto Rico by Classic Collection Holidays

Playa de Puerto Rico by Classic Collection Holidays

  • Playa del Inglés

At Playa del Inglés, nice beach weather is guaranteed! Almost all year around you can find the best temperatures at this beach because of its location (South West of the island). Besides a pretty beach, you can also find some nice pubs, bars and clubs. For the nightlife in Gran Canaria, Playa del Inglés is also a very good location! However, it is not only a party beach. Whether you are a family with children, an active water sports enthusiast or a real night owl; every tourist will find a suitable activity appropriate to her or his type of holiday.

  • Maspalomas

Maspalomas is not only famous because of the enchanting dune landscape and beautiful climate, but especially because of the 55-meter-high lighthouse, which was lit for the first time in 1890. If you walk from the lighthouse to the dunes you reach the Cape Punta de Maspalomas. This is the place where Playa del Inglés starts, even though it is actually the same beach. You can walk from one point to the other in order to have a nice walk and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Gran Canaria.

Dunas de Maspalomas by Juan Francisco

Dunas de Maspalomas by Juan Francisco

  1.     What to eat in Gran Canaria

The cuisine of this Canary Island combines traditional Spanish recipes with African and Latin American dishes. The most popular starters are – how could it be otherwise – tapas! in all kinds of variations, usually accompanied by a good glass of wine or a refreshing beer. As the main course you can of course count on the classic paella, but many other fresh fish dishes are to be expected. The cuisine in the Canary Islands is generally characterized by lots of vegetables, fruit and fish. If you like fish, you love the kitchen on Gran Canaria.

Delicious Paella by Holidayguru

Delicious Paella by Holidayguru

In a nutshell, holidays in Gran Canaria are a great option if you’re looking for a safe place near mainland Europe and a pleasant climate all year round.

(Cover photo by Melisa Popanicic on Unsplash)
visit La Palma

Why you should visit La Palma

Did you know that La Palma is also called “La Isla Bonita”, the beautiful island or “La Isla Verde”, the green island? Well, it’s easy to discover why you should visit La Palma! The island lives up to its names because it’s truly beautiful and super green! La Palma is very diverse. The combination of the Canarian sun and the fertile lava makes that this island wonderful and definitely worth a visit. A true paradise for nature lovers!

Stunning views

Stunning views are one of the main reasons why you should visit La Palma. Photo: Hans van Bockel

From the LP-114 from Santo Domingo to Tijarafe you sometimes have beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean. The forests with the Canarian pine trees create a beautiful setting.

One of the reasons you should visit La Palma that the island is one of the Canarian Islands that distinguishes itself from the other islands like Tenerife and Gran Canaria because there is no mass tourism. So are you looking for a nice and relaxing sunny holiday with not too many people? Then La Palma is the perfect destination for you! Relax on one of the quiet beaches with black sand or walk around and enjoy the fantastic nature!

"La Palma" - the palm trees, another reason to visit La Palma

“La Palma” – the palm trees, another reason to visit La Palma and always enough space to relax and enjoy your holidays

Los Tilos Forest is an explosion of biodiversity and greenness that you will fall in love with on your first visit. With a 1-hour hike through the Laurisilva forest called Los Tilos, you can get a free shower under this waterfall. Looks lovely! Right?

Enjoying a shower in this waterfall? Another reason to visit La Palma

Enjoying a shower in this waterfall? Another reason to visit La Palma. Photo: aworldtotravel.com

Roque de Los Muchachos is a viewpoint that you certainly can’t skip during your visit La Palma. Go prepared because Roque de Los Muchachos is situated on a height of 2.426 meters. Bringing a good pair of shoes is not superfluous. Driving by car you can go a long way and we recommend to stop at a nice restaurant for a drink along the way. The view at the top is really breathtaking. Do we need to say more?

Here, you'll be above the clouds!

Here, you’ll be above the clouds! Photo: Meike G

If you really want to enjoy a calm holiday it’s best to stay in the North of the island, where it is much less crowded. If you would like to enjoy the beach and the Canarian sun, we suggest staying more in the South of the island.

The island offers a lot of nature, including the Atlantic Ocean where dolphins are the regular guests, as well as whales in the winter. Tazacorte is a very nice and colorful village with some good seafood restaurants, as well as a big beach where you can relax. From the harbor of Tazacorte we offer some nice boat tours to see dolphins and in winter you can encounter whales as well! What do you think of sailing on a Bussard to get really close to the dolphins and enjoy the impressive cliffs of La Palma in a comfortable atmosphere?

Our boat is very charming and confortable

Our boat is very charming and comfortable

If you would like to discover the mysterious world of the whales in La Palma then this whale watching in La Palma is perfect for you. Submerge yourself in the marvellous world of cetaceans with our excursions departing from Port of Tazacorte in La Palma. We will make sure that on board you will learn everything about these precious creatures. On our rigid inflatable boat, you’ll be in close proximity to them in the most natural environment possible.

Our boat is perfect for these expeditions

Our boat is perfect for these expeditions

In a nutshell, La Palma is the best holiday destination for people who really want to relax, love nature and good food with a glass of wine at sunset…

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We went on tour on a kayak in Almería

Ana, a friend of the SeaBookings team, was very curious to do a tour on a kayak in Almería, Spain, and went on to try it. Here you can read all about her experience:

A Ana e o Bruno gostaram muito!

Ana and Bruno had lots of fun!

Almería! For me, it’s clearly a synonym for sun, beach and holidays! And this year we wanted to try out something new during our vacations in Almería. The tour on a kayak in Almería seemed like a lot of fun, so we chose this activity! This kayak tour starts from San José, which is a beautiful little village about 40 km away from the city centre. It is a very popular destination in Spain, and we could definitely see why!

I was honestly very excited about trying this new adventure, especially because I simply fell in love with the amazing landscape of the region. Untouched beaches and crystalline waters, you get me! The region is part of the Natural Park Cabo da Gata in Níjar. It is a protected area and because of a plant that grows there called Passeionária (which prevents the sand to fall down in the ocean due to its roots), the waters of this area are simply breathtakingly clear! That’s also why Clear Kayak chose this destination to be the first European operator to offer tours in their own transparent kayaks!

San Jose fica a 40km do centro da cidade de Almería

San Jose is about 40 km away from the city of Almería

Alright, now about our experience! As soon as we arrived in San José, we looked for the tour operator. We arrived about 15 minutes early and so did the rest of the group. One staff member took care of us and asked us if we were all fine speaking Spanish. As we still struggle, we kindly asked him to speak English which wasn’t a problem at all.

Once everybody had arrived, the staff started the briefing both in English and Spanish. To make everybody more comfortable, they did some funny jokes before we went out on the adventure. At the same time, they took very good care of us and made sure to answer all questions thoroughly. In the water, we were welcomed by Kadine, who helped us board the kayaks. Pablo was our guide who then took us out!

A água é mesmo super cristalina

The water is extremely clear

The weather couldn’t have been any better: clear skies, calm sea (as always) and beautiful sunlight. And off we went, kayaking along the impressive coastline and enjoying the wonderful view during our tour on a kayak in Almería.

The first stop was at Cueva del Tabaco, a little cave that is only visible and accessible by sea. In the past, tobacco traffickers used this for their businesses. After that, we went further along the coast past little caves and grottos, that you can only enter one kayak at a time. Along the way, our guide Pablo gave us a lot of information about the history of the different sights. As he knew that we were from Lisbon, he also engaged in an interesting conversation with us about his time in our city during his Erasmus. In the meantime, I was absolutely enchanted by looking through my kayak down at the bottom of the sea. It’s amazing to see all the big fish right beneath you!

O grupo é pequeno e o guia teve sempre muito próximo de cada um dos caiaques

The group was rather small so the guide had time to assist each of us

After some time paddling and taking stunning pictures, we stopped at a little bay where we could observe the beginnings of a little coral reef. This is only possible due to the protective laws of this nature reserve. Here we also did some snorkelling with the equipment provided by our guide. The visibility in the water was so amazing, I’d say we could see up until 20 m deep. In this region the fish were much smaller and more colorful. We stayed at this beautiful bay for around 30 minutes before returning to our kayaks.

As we paddled back, we stopped along the way to admire a little picturesque village up on the coast with cute little white houses. Once we arrived back at the beach, it was already quite crowded. Kadine was there to help us get out of our kayaks. We absolutely loved the tour on a kayak in Almería as well as the whole team and promised to be back soon! And of course, we invited them also to visit us in Lisbon to have some more adventures together!

Thank you so much Ana for your great report. We’re glad you enjoyed your tour! For more information and to book, please go to the activity page of this tour on a kayak in Almería.

The best things to do in La Palma

The best things to do in La Palma

La Palma, aka La Isla Bonita, the hidden gem of the Canary Islands! If you’re looking for a holiday in an authentic place surrounded by amazing landscapes, La Palma is the destination for you! We chose some of our favorite things to do in La Palma to inspire you!

Beside enjoying the beaches, there are many other things to do in La Palma

Besides enjoying the beaches, there are many other things to do in La Palma

Impressive volcanos, mystic forests, beautiful beaches and a unique night sky – all of this makes La Palma such a special place. No wonder the nickname of this little island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is “La Isla Bonita”, spanish for the pretty island. While most people just go to visit the bigger islands of the Canaries, La Palma still offers vast landscapes and a lot to explore. We want to show you the best things to do in La Palma, to make the most of your holidays!

1. Hiking in La Palma

Hiking in La Palma is great for active travelers

Hiking in La Palma is great for active travelers

Even though it is an island, one of the best things to do in La Palma is hiking! The deep and mysterious forests of the island have a special energy to it. You will feel like a real explorer if you start wandering along the many trails around the island. The unique flora and fauna of the island promise to impress all nature-lovers and adventurers.

Outdoor lovers will love the natural beauty and wildness of the island. The different ecosystems are simply fascinating and will astonish you! That’s why hiking is one of the best things to do in La Palma, to explore the stunning landscapes and enjoy the tranquillity of this special place.

2. Admire the night sky of La Palma

The night sky of La Palma is truly unique

The night sky of La Palma is truly unique (by Miguel Claro)

Next on our list of the best things to do in La Palma is to admire the stars at night! La Palma has a special location, which allows you to admire the night sky like nowhere else around the world. That’s also why there is a big variety of astronomical viewpoints all around the island.

BBC Earth even voted the night sky of La Palma one of the 10 best night skies all around the world! So there is no doubt that watching the stars in La Palma is one of the best things to do in La Palma! It will most certainly be one of the most amazing views of the universe you ever had! And if you’re lucky, you’ll even see a shooting star or two.

3. Go on a Boat Tour in La Palma

boat tour in La Palma

Enjoy the island from the sea

One of the best things to do in La Palma, it being an island, is definitely to go on a boat tour to explore the impressive coastline of the island. The region around Tazacorte has some really fascinating cliffs, that are best admired from the sea.

On this boat tour in La Palma, you can enjoy the view while also enjoying a glass of fresh cava and some delicious tapas on board. The skipper will show you all the secret corners around the coast of Tazacorte, that can best be admired from the sea. It makes sense, to explore an island on a boat tour, right? That’s why a boat tour is one of the best things to do in La Palma!

4. Whale watching in La Palma

Sometimes, the whales are really near shore

Sometimes, the whales are really near shore

Finally, the highlight of the best things to do in La Palma is to go whale watching! Whales are amazing creatures, so gentle and almost magical! Luckily, they also really like the island of La Palma and can be found all year round in the waters of the La Isla Bonita!

On the whale watching tour in La Palma, you will not only get to see these beautiful mammals but will also learn a lot about them from a marine biologist! If you want more, you can even go whale and dolphin watching in La Palma and see two of the most special animals on earth in one tour! Seeing those wild animals in their natural habitat is definitely one of the best things to do in La Palma!

We hope we could help you planning your holidays in La Palma or made you want to go there even more after reading about the best things to do in La Palma! This special island is sure to amaze you, we promise!

Things to do in Almería SeaBookings

The best things to do in Almería

Did you know that Almería is a region with the most sun hours in Europe during the year? The perfect destination to go on holiday if you ask us. Almería is very easily accessible from Málaga or Granada. Check out the best things to do in Almería!

From bigger cities like Málaga or Granada, within less than 2 hours you can already be at this amazing place and enjoy the beach and cool activities . Almería is the ideal destination to enjoy the beach and relax. It is still a bit of an unknown city in the South of Spain, but slowly it is getting more and more popular. Are you wondering about the best things to do in Almería? We will share some of our favorite activities in Almería!

Gotta love this beach town

Gotta love this beach town

Visiting Almería from Málaga or Granada

If you are staying in Málaga and would like to make a day trip to a new place, why not try to visit Almería? Or if you want to escape the hot city of Granada to enjoy the sea, from Granada it’s only 1hours and 45minutes drive to Almería. The perfect location to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the sea!

Enjoy the stunning scenery of the coast of Almería

Enjoy the stunning scenery of the coast is one of the best things to do in Almería

Things to do in Almería

We like outdoor activities so visiting the Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba is one of our favorite things to do in Almería. You can visit this fortress for free. We recommend doing a tour with one of the guides who’ll bring the essence of this Moorish fortress to life. Be prepared for quite a steep climb to get to the fortress. And we promise the climb will be worth it as the views are amazing.

Climb a bit and visit the La Alcazaba

Climb a bit and visit the La Alcazaba

One of the best ways to explore the area around Almería is by kayak. Kayaking in Almería is extra special because you will be kayaking in a transparent kayak! Navigate over the crystal-clear waters and enjoy the flora and fauna beneath your kayak as well!

Kayaking in a transparent kayak is one of the best ways to discover the seabed with bundles of Posidonia Oceanica under your kayak. This transparent kayak tour will depart from Playa San José towards the volcanic environment of the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Nijar.

You'll find some impressive cliffs

You’ll find some impressive cliffs

There are two slightly different tours you can choose from. The first tour will go to the cave of Tabaco and Cala Higuera, and the second one to Piedra Galvez and the beach of Genoveses. You can choose the tour that suits you best! The fact of not having the noise of a motor gives you an even nicer way to admire the beautiful area around Almería. And if this isn’t enough, we also offer you to go snorkeling during the tour!

Each kayak can take 2 people and the fact of being transparent is really unique!

Each kayak can take 2 people and the fact of being transparent is really unique!

If you are seeking for more adventure, we can recommend to rent a jet ski or try fly board!

From your jet ski, you’ll enjoy views of the beaches of Cabo de Gata, Carboneras, Mojacar, Garrucha, Vera, Villaricos and San Juan de los Terreros and observe different kinds of fish, castles, towers and defensive batteries of past times.Renting a jet ski gives you the unique feeling of being the boss of the waves of the sea! It’s a fresh and fun thing to do in Almería!

Enjoy the stunning coastline

Enjoy the stunning coastline

Sometimes on television or at shows, you see people fly over water with a board under their feet and with two powerful jets down that allow them to do this. Did you know that you also can do that? Almería is actually the best destination to try flyboard for the first time because our friendly instructors have been practising flyboard since the very beginning, so they can call themselves real experts in this area. We can assure you it’s an incredible feeling to flyboard in Almería, but you have to try to understand it. Flyboard is easier to learn than it looks like. If you always dreamed of flying, then why not try flyboard in Almería?

Flyboard in Almería

Flyboard is extremely fun!

In our opinion, these are some of the best things to do in Almería. Of course there are many more. Please let us know if you’ve got any suggestions or questions. To book, don’t forget to be on time. Sea tours tend to get fully booked for days during the high season 😉

Parasailing in Barcelona watersports in Barcelona

The best watersports in Barcelona

We understand that if you are on holidays in Barcelona you would like to do something cool that you normally can’t do at home. That’s why we listed the coolest and funniest watersports in Barcelona which you can do alone, or with a group of friends and/or family. Have you already tried one of these watersports? No? Well, now is your chance! Try out one (or more) of these watersports in Barcelona. We will tell you all about it and rated the activities by the level of craziness. The higher the number the crazier it gets!

Top 4 crazy watersports in Barcelona

  1. Parasailing in Barcelona

You will experience a unique sensation of free-flying with a great view of the city!

You will experience a unique sensation of free-flying with a great view of the city!

Parasailing in Barcelona is one of the activities that give you a unique view of the amazing city of Barcelona. And not only Barcelona, but you will see the Costa Brava as well! You will be able to fly high in the sky and have a bird’s eye view!

Normally you can go parasailing alone or with 2 people (tandem flight). In Barcelona, you can now go with three people together (up to 280 kg per flight)! So even if you are with an uneven amount of people, parasailing in Barcelona is the best thing you can do! Flying 150 meters above the sea and the feeling of seeing the rope stretch and you’re furthering from the boat, higher and higher into the sky, is amazing. And did you know that you will experience a complete silence for a moment? If you like we can provide a GoPro (extra costs), to film this incredible experience!

  1.  Jet ski in Barcelona

This activity does not require any previous experience.

This activity does not require any previous experience.

Renting a jet ski in Barcelona is a cool and refreshing way to enjoy the Mediterranean Sea. If you are looking for some adrenaline, jet ski is always a good idea. Speed along the Costa Brava and the Mediterranean waves will increase your adrenaline level! Jet ski in Barcelona does not require any previous experience, but you need to be at least 18 years old (or with parental permission 16 years old) to be able to drive! The younger ones are more than welcome to sit on the back. Our experienced instructor will give you the chance to explore the most unspoiled attraction of the city, the Mediterranean Sea!

  1.  Speedboat in Barcelona

Are you ready for an adrenaline rush?

Are you ready for an adrenaline rush?

Oh my god, do you see this Monster? That is what’s our speedboat in Barcelona is called! And it’s true to its name because you will experience 20 minutes of craziness! Driven by an expert captain, the boat speeds, spins and splashes, so we definitely recommend to not being scared of getting wet! This speedboat in Barcelona will give you a breathtaking ride to immerse yourself into the crazy waves of Barcelona. Do you dare to climb on board?  

  1. Fly fish in Barcelona

Any doubt this is one of the craziest watersports in Barcelona!?

Any doubt this is one of the craziest watersports in Barcelona!?

Sometimes you see a banana boat pulled by a boat. That’s nice, but nothing compared to this crazy watersport in Barcelona. Fly fish in Barcelona is becoming extremely popular and we have to say: it’s the next level! The flying fish is an inflatable rubber boat in the form of a flatfish, pulled by a speedboat. The speed will make the inflatable fish fly, so hold on tight and enjoy this full speed ride for 15 minutes! It’s for sure the best activity to get a laugh kick and gives you an adrenaline boost while you and your friend fly above the Mediterranean Sea!

activities in Ibiza

Best activities in Ibiza to discover secret beaches

Lianne, responsible for the Spanish market and content/translations at SeaBookings, went to Ibiza. She was so kind to share her favorite beaches in Ibiza with us. In fact, Ibiza has a lot of secret beaches and it’s a pity if you miss them during your holidays on this beautiful island. That’s why now Lianne listed the best activities in Ibiza, so you can discover and enjoy the most paradisiacal beaches!

Why not start your holiday with a boat trip and let yourself guide by one of our experienced skippers who exactly can tell you where to be? That way you don’t have to miss any beautiful place on and around the island!

Lianne’s favorite activities in Ibiza:

1. Full day private boat tour in Ibiza and Formentera

One of the best activities in Ibiza? Inviting your friends on your private boat!

One of the best activities in Ibiza? Inviting your friends on your private boat!

If you would like to have a full experience of Ibiza and Formentera, then this boat tour will give you the best experience of both islands! From the marina of San Antonio, it will take 1.5 hours to get to Formentera. Along the way, you can enjoy the beautiful cliffs, paradisiacal beaches and surroundings of Ibiza. Cala Bassa, Cala Comte, Cala Salada are included in this trip and the skipper can tell you many more secrets of the island! Once arrived in Formentera you can relax on the beach, or maybe you would like to have a lunch in one of the restaurants we can recommend to you? It is also possible to have a picnic on board! Surely one of your most unforgettable activities in Ibiza!

2. Private full day boat tour in Ibiza

Meet Julia, our pretty “Llaut”

Ibiza has so many beautiful places that you can’t even reach by foot! That’s why this full day boat tour is amazing when you would like to discover the most hidden places, far away from the busy and touristic ones.

With this traditional craft named “Julia”, you will sail along Cala Bassa, Cala Comte, Cala Salada and Punta Galeda. It is also possible to combine this boat tour with SUP or kayak. Or do you prefer to see an amazing sunset? It’s up to you!

3. Boat and SUP tour to Es Vedra

Why not do a boat tour and SUP in one?

Why not do a boat tour and SUP in one?

If you are on holidays in Ibiza you’ve probably already heard about the magical islands Es Vedra and Atlantis. With this boat and SUP tour in Ibiza, you can check them out really close! You will sail in a traditional craft to Es Vedra and once we arrive there, we will give you the opportunity to paddle around this mystical island and swim in the crystal-clear sea! If there is enough time left, we will also stop at Atlantis for one last dip in the sea and then we will paddle back to Cala Vadella.

4. Private sunset boat tour in Ibiza

Sunset boat tours are one of the most popular activities in Ibiza

Sunset boat tours are one of the most popular activities in Ibiza

Sunsets are really amazing and we at SeaBookings are a huge fan of them! This private sunset boat tour in Ibiza will give the magical touch to your holidays during your stay on this island. If you’re on holidays in Ibiza or planning them, this private sunset boat tour in Ibiza should be part of it!

5. SUP tour in Cala Vadella

Calla Valadela - aa must see beach in Ibiza

Calla Vadella – aa must see beach in Ibiza

Cala Vadella is a beautiful bay surrounded by impressive cliffs. This beach has some breathtaking views and is easily accessible. It has many small paths where you can walk. From here it is possible to do a SUP tour to discover Cala Vadella. Or are you more a fan of SUP yoga? Everything is possible! And if you don’t feel like being active, why not stay at the beach and take some amazing pictures? There are sunbeds, parasols and many restaurants so you won’t get bored! And if this isn’t enough you still can admire an amazing sunset!

If you’d like some further advice while planning your activities in Ibiza, don’t hesitate to contact us and feel free to ask anything you would like to know! Contact our Ibiza expert, Lianne: [email protected]

Discover the best beaches in Ibiza

Ibiza has a lot of secret beaches and it’s a pity if you miss them during your holidays on this beautiful island. That’s why we listed our favorite most paradisiacal beaches in Ibiza! Why not start your holiday with a boat tour and let yourself guide by one of our experienced skippers who exactly can tell you where to be? That way you don’t have to miss any beautiful place on and around the island!

These are our favorite beaches in Ibiza

Cala Bassa

beaches in Ibiza

Cala Bassa Photo: CWhatPhotos

Cala Bassa is situated in the South West of Ibiza and one of the most popular beaches among tourists, plus local fisherman too! With its softest golden sand and clearest, cleanest waters you almost think you made it to Thailand!

Cala Comte

Cala Comte Photo: Spyra82

Cala Comte Photo: Spyra82

Cala Comte (o Cala Conte) is one of our favorite beaches in Ibiza! It’s a small beach but with such amazing colors and stunning views over the little islands that are spread around the island. And did you know that from this place it’s possible to see an amazing sunset each night? Definitely worth a visit!

Cala Salada

Cala Salada Photo: Paolo

Cala Salada Photo: Paolo

Cala Salada seems to have been relatively unscathed by the overdevelopment of its neighboring areas. It’s a bit hard to reach this beach, but if you do you can enjoy the turquoise water and escape the noise, hustle and bustle of San Antonio!

Cala Vadella

Cala Vadella Photo: Manuel Pozo

Cala Vadella Photo: Manuel Pozo

Do you see how big this area is? A lot to discover! Basically, you will find here everything you need: beach, restaurants/bars, stand-up paddle and amazing sunsets! And just around the corner Es Vedra is waiting for you!

Formentera

Formentera Photo: Sofia Gomez Fonzo

Formentera Photo: Sofia Gomez Fonzo

A lot of people talk about the magic of the waters of Formentera. The color and transparency are comparable with the beaches of the Caribbean and because of that, Formentera is has been baptized as the paradise of the Mediterranean!

Do you still need some advice discovering the best beaches in Ibiza? Don’t hesitate to contact us and feel free to ask anything you would like to know! Contact our Ibiza expert, Lianne: [email protected]

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Top 6: The best private boat tours in Barcelona

Are you planning your holidays in Barcelona? And would you like to organise the perfect boat trip to explore the Costa Brava? We understand that finding the best boat for a group of people can be difficult. That’s why we listed different types of boats below and explain to you for what kind of group or celebration these boats are suitable for. 

Whether you would like to celebrate your bachelor party, looking for a boat for team building or any other celebration, everything is possible! Do you still need some advice while planning your boat tour? Don’t hesitate to contact us and feel free to ask anything you would like to know! Climb aboard on one of our beautiful boats and explore the coast of Barcelona during a half day or full day tour!

This is our top 6 of the best private boat tours in Barcelona

Private sailing tour from Port Olimpic in Barcelona

(up to 11 people)

You can depart from Port Olimpic
You can depart from Port Olimpic

This boat is perfect for a small group of friends, family or colleagues (up to 11 people). Our charming sailing yacht is ideal to have some quality time together. We will give you the chance to enjoy the most spectacular views of the city Barcelona.

Our skipper can also set sail offshore to the deepest sea. It’s up to you! We have this option also available with a professional photoshoot on board. That way you can take the experience back home as a wonderful memory!

Bachelor boat party in Barcelona 

(up to 11 people)

Enjoy the city skyline from the sea

Hold on, because our MedOne motorboat can reach speeds of 80km/h if you want! As you can see on the photos this fantastic motorboat has comfortable sunbeds on the back and front deck so if you prefer to relax and enjoy the Barcelona’s skyline, be our guest! 

The boat is equipped with a Bluetooth music system, drinks fridge, toilet, fresh water shower and a selection of fun inflatables and is perfect for a group of friends and/or family who would like to have a lot of fun together!

Private sailing charter in Barcelona

(up to 12 people)

You can depart from Port Vell

Do you love sailing and being out on the water? Then we have the best sailing experience for you during your stay in Barcelona. Join us with your group of up to 12 people on this nice sailing yacht.

From Port Vell, we will take you sailing along the most emblematic attractions of Barcelona. In the back, the sailing boat has a dining area and great interiors with four cabins and two toilets to provide great comfort! What do you think of a sunset sailing experience with this lovely boat?

Private catamaran cruise in Barcelona

(up to 12 people)

How about a catamaran?

It doesn’t get any more special than on board of our beautiful luxury catamaran in Barcelona that can take up to 12 people on board! Your private skipper will take you to see the most beautiful sights of Barcelona. The catamaran has a spacious sundeck where you can relax, and enough space in the shade if it gets too hot! 

If you would like to take a refreshing dive in the Mediterranean Sea, then we would like you to be aware that you can try stand-up paddle, kayak or do snorkeling. To stay hydrated, mineral water, coffees and a variety of teas are included during the catamaran sailing. They will also serve an aperitif, a glass of cava/wine, soft drinks and some quality snacks.

Private catamaran tour in Barcelona 

(up to 25 people)

This catamaran has space up to 25 guests

This private catamaran tour in Barcelona is ideal for any type of group. Whether you would like to organise a team-building event, a bachelor boat party in Barcelona, or just have some quality time together with a group of friends and/or family. We are ready to organise the perfect boat tour that meets your needs.

Discover the skyline of the city while relaxing and enjoying some pleasant music on the background. If you want, it is also possible to do some snorkeling or try some stand-up paddle! All equipment is available and the crew will also provide you with some drinks and snacks.

Boat tour in Barcelona for big groups 

(up to 80 people)

Welcome on Goleta Karya

If you are searching for a boat tour in Barcelona for a very big group, then this Goleta Karya is ideal for you. The Goleta Karya is the jewel of the Mediterranean, a boat entirely made of wood and made by hand by the shipyards originating in Turkey, unique in this sea. 

If you want we can arrange catering onboard and provide you with some local and fresh products. Unfortunately, it’s not permitted to swim during the tour, but no need! Because we are certain everyone will enjoy the scenery whilst relaxing! 

Do you still need some advice while planning private boat tours in Barcelona? Don’t hesitate to contact us and feel free to ask anything you would like to know! Contact our BCN expert, Lianne: [email protected]

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The best boat tours in Alicante

The best boat tours in Alicante

We are absolutely in love with all our new destinations in Spain. Especially Alicante is a real gem, with the Mediterranean flair and crystal-clear waters! It’s the perfect destination for people who really, REALLY love the sun and the sea! And of course delicious tapas and paella!

Since the sun is (almost) always shining in Alicante, it’s refreshing to go out on one of the boat tours in Alicante to escape the heat for a bit and explore the amazing coastline of the region.

We want to share our best boat tours in Alicante with you!

Invite your friends and enjoy some sun on our deck!

Invite your friends and enjoy some sun on our deck!

  1. Sunset Boat Tour in Alicante

First up on our list of the best boat tours in Alicante is this magical sunset boat tour in Alicante. This boat tour on board of a beautiful catamaran will take you to discover the fascinating coastline dipped in the stunning colors of a sunset. There’s really no better time of the day to do a boat tour!

During the 2 hour tour, you will even be able to go snorkeling in the crystalline water of the mediterranean sea. And to make it even better, you will be served some yummy tapas and a refreshing glass of cava.

This sunset boat tour in Alicante really offers the best of it all. No wonder it had to be part of our list of the best boat tours in Alicante!

catamaran in Alicante

Get a board of our catamaran in Alicante

  1. Half day Boat Tour in Alicante

For those of you who fancy a trip along the coast of Alicante, this half-day boat tour in Alicante is the nicest option! On this tour on a catamaran, you will get to discover the amazing coves of Cabo de las Huertas. The natural coves are unique on the coast of Alicante, and we’re sure you will be stunned by the natural beauty of this place!

On this tour, you can also go out exploring with snorkeling equipment. If you prefer to stay on board, you can relax at the cocktail bar and sip some fruity drinks while enjoying the impressive view! If you get too hungry from all the fun, grab some fruit – it’s included!

On board this modern and spacious catamaran, you’re guaranteed to have a great time exploring the famous Costa Blanca! With all the fun and delicious cocktails, this half-day boat tour in Alicante to Cabo de las Huertas is, of course, one of the best boat tours in Alicante, don’t you agree?

We'll serve a delicious paella

We’ll serve a delicious paella

  1. Full day sailing in Alicante

Oh yes, this full day sailing in Alicante is for those people who just can’t get enough of the sea and of sailing! This tour is really unique because you don’t only see the coastline, but also get to explore the island of Tabarca!

The island of Tabarca is the first marine reserve in Spain, and oh so beautiful! It’s the perfect place to spend a whole day at. The friendly crew will even serve you a delicious and typical paella in this magical place. Trust us, the food tastes even better in front of a scenery like the island of Tabarca! To freshen up, you can also go snorkeling and explore the colourful underwater world.

If you’re looking for a full day getaway to explore the impressive natural reserve of Tabarca island, then this is the best boat tour in Alicante for you! Paella, a deserted island and a whole day out in the sun – definitely one of the best boat tours in Alicante!

Boat party in Alicante

Are you ready to party?

  1. Boat Party in Alicante

So we’ve covered some pretty awesome boat tours on this list of the best boat tours in Alicante. But the party animals among you are probably not really convinced yet, right? Well, what about a boat party in Alicante? I think this will be wild enough for the ones of you looking for some serious fun!

Okay, so let’s have a look at the facts: Open Bar during the whole party, resident DJ with the best summer tunes, snorkeling equipment on board and a visit to the famous Playa de San Juan. And of course a wild bunch of party people to dance and sing with like there’s no tomorrow. You have to admit, this sounds pretty amazing, right!?

On the spacious deck, you can get down on the floor during this boat party in Alicante. Or if you prefer, jump down in the sea! Whatever you choose, you will never forget these amazing 3 hours of boat party in Alicante (or maybe only parts of it) ;). So much fun deserves to be on the list of the best boat tours in Alicante!

Enjoy some sone on our comfortable catamaran

Enjoy some sone on our comfortable catamaran

So you see, we have something for all tastes to enjoy a boat tour in Alicante! If you’re planning a trip to Alicante, make sure to include one of the best boat tours in Alicante in your stay. We promise you won’t regret it! We hope you have a beautiful stay in this sunny paradise and enjoy it as much as we do!