Autumn Issue 2006. - The Traveller

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Autumn Issue 2006. - The Traveller
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Editorial
Welcome to the
new edition of
the Traveller,
Welcome to the autumn edition of The Traveller magazine,
dedicated to the members of the various travel and lifestyle
clubs that Timelinx, “the holiday club people”, service.
New Format
You may have noticed that we missed an edition of The Traveller this
year; it was due to the fact that we have reformatted the magazine
to better suit the requirements of our members. As well as the
regular ingredients of in-depth information on holiday destinations
and useful tips whilst travelling, it will include some super, special
offers on some amazing holidays.
Offers from as little as £29 per week per apartment
These offers are not in the usual last-minute category, they are all
available during the next year; giving you, the members, ample time
to take full advantage of them.
If the response from these offers is good, we will continue the
magazine in this format and continue to deliver unbelievably lowpriced weeks.
Book early
All members should book early when possible. We expect a high
demand and all offers are subject to availability, which is in fact
more than 1000 weeks, so, again, book early to avoid
disappointment.
The concept we are using here now is very similar to many of the
low-cost airlines who have achieved great success in selling the first
available seats at the lowest price, in contrast to the traditional
methods of selling the last-minute seats at the lowest price. The
reason for this concept’s success is because it encourages
customers to book well in advance, something that our suppliers
are also looking for from us. So help us to help you.
BOOK EARLY…and we will deliver more deals!
Resort Directory
I think most members already know about our resort directory, but
just for those that don’t, it is on sale now from our reservation
centres. As not everybody chooses to use our online service we
have produced the directory to satisfy the demand from the clients
who prefer the more traditional methods when it comes to deciding
upon their holiday destination.
Win £35,000 or a BMW X5
Be sure to fill in the annual members’ competition to give you a
chance to win this great prize, I can tell you that the threshold
minimum to draw the competition (1000 entries) has already been
achieved, so it’s happening!
And remember…you can’t win if you don’t enter!
Kind Regards and Happy Holidays!
G. P. Leigh
Group Managing Director
Welkom bij de herfstuitgave van de Traveller, bestemd
voor de leden van verscheidene reis- en lifestyle clubs,
die van service voorzien worden bij Timelinx , the
holiday club people.
Nieuwe Uitgave
Välkommen till det nya
numret av “the Traveller”,
Välkommen till höstens nummer av tidningen “the
Traveller”, tillägnat alla medlemmar med skilda resmål,
livstilar och olika medlemskap som Timelinx,
semesterproffsen servar.
Nytt format
Du har säkert noterat att vi hoppat över en utgåva av “the Traveller”
tidigare i år. Förklarlingen är att vi designat om tidningen som
förutom tips och information om all världens semestermål och
skilda livstilar numera innehåller erbjudanden om semesterboende
till kanonpriser!
Erbjudanden från bara £ 29 per vecka och lägenhet
Dessa erbjudanden träffar du inte på i den vanliga sista-minutenkategorin på nätet. De kommer att vara tillgängliga hela nästa år för
att ge våra medlemmar möjlighet att utnyttja dem fullt ut. Om
gensvaret blir vad vi hoppas på kommer vi fortsättningsvis att
kunna fresta med fantastiska lågprisveckor!
Boka tidigt
Vi kan erbjuda över 1000 semesterveckor och rekommenderar dig
att boka tidigt eftersom vi förväntar oss stor efterfrågan och alla
erbjudanden gäller i mån av plats.
Konceptet vi tillämpar är snarlikt lågprisflygbolagens, dvs de säljer
de första sätena till de lägsta priserna istället för att göra sig av med
sätena till lågpris i sista minuten. Detta har blivit en succé därför att
det uppmuntrar till tidiga bokningar, vilket är exakt vad våra
leverantörer önskar. Så gör dig själv – och oss – den tjänsten att
boka tidigt. Ju tidigare bokningar desto fler erbjudanden!
Semesterkatalog
De flesta medlemmar känner säkert redan till att vi har en
semesterkatalog som kan köpas från våra bokningscentraler. Den
är framtagen för att uppfylla önskemålen från medlemmar som
föredrar det traditionella sättet att bestämma resmål framför att
göra det via internet.
Vinn £35,000.00 eller en BMW X5
Missa inte att vara med i den årliga tävlingen där du har chansen
att vinna ett fantastiskt pris – tröskeln för dragning (1.000 deltagare)
är passerad, kan jag berätta, så den kommer verkligen att bli av!
Minns om du inte deltar, kommer du heller inte att vinna. Lycka till!!!
Vänliga hälsningar
G.P.Leigh
Group Managing Director
U heeft misschien gemerkt dat er dit jaar een uitgave van de
Traveller ontbreekt. De reden hiervoor is dat we het tijdschrift
een andere vorm gegeven hebben.. De bedoeling is, niet
alleen om handige tips en informatie te geven over
vakantiebestemmingen, maar ook om super speciale
aanbiedingen aan te bieden.
Aanbiedingen slechts vanaf 49€ per week per
appartement
Deze aanbiedingen vallen niet onder de gebruikelijke ‘last
minute’ aanbiedingen. Dit zijn aanbiedingen die beschikbaar
zijn voor volgend jaar, daarmee alle leden de mogelijkheid
hebben er volledig gebruik van te maken. Indien de reactie van
onze leden positief is zullen wij het tijdschrift in deze vorm
blijven uitgeven met ongelofelijke aanbiedingen.
Boek tijdig
Alle leden zouden tijdig moeten boeken, omdat wij een grote
aanvraag verwachten. Alle aanbiedingen zijn afhankelijk van
beschikbaarheid. Met een duizendtal weken beschikbaar
alstublieft boek tijdig om teleurstellingen te voorkomen.
Het concept dat wij gebruiken is ongeveer vergelijkbaar met de
vele ‘low cost’ vliegtuigmaatschappijen die een groot succes
hebben behaald met het verkopen van de eerste beschikbare
stoelen voor een zeer lage prijs, in tegenstelling tot de
traditionele manier van verkoop van de last minute stoelen. Dit
is een geweldig succes gebleken, omdat daarmee tijdig
boeken wordt gestimuleerd en dit is wat onze leveranciers van
ons willen. Dus met het tijdig boeken helpen wij elkaar, zodat
wij meer voordelige prijzen kunnen aanbieden.
Resort Brochure
Ik denk dat de meeste leden wel weten dat we een
reisbrochure hebben, maar voor degene die dat niet weten,
het is te koop bij onze reserverings afdeling. We hebben de
brochure uitgegeven om tegemoet te komen aan de vraag van
klanten die gewend zijn op de traditionele manier hun vakantie
te kiezen in plaats van online .
Win £ 35.000.00 of een BMW X5
Vergeet niet om het jaarlijkse wedstrijdformulier in te vullen en
op te sturen, zodat u kans maakt om een geweldige prijs te
winnen. Ik kan u ervan verzekeren, dat de vereiste minimale
inschrijvingen van 1000 reeds is behaald!
Zonder inschrijving, geen kans!
Met vriendelijke groet,
G.P.Leigh
Group Managing Director
Traveller 3
Editorial
Welkom met de nieuwe
uitgave van de Traveller
Contents
Contents
6
CYPRUS
10
LES VILLAS AT LE MERIDIEN
12
CLUB APHRODITE
A mixture of Greek and Turkish tastes
14 MAJORCA
A sea of culture
18
APARTAMENTOS HOTETUR
BELLEVUE
20 FUERTEVENTURA
An open invitation to all nature lovers
24
LAS MARISMAS DE CORRALEJO
26 LANZAROTE
14
20
The ‘lunar’ island
30
APARTAMENTOS HOTETUR
AQUARIUS
32 COMPETITION
Win £35,000 in cash or a BMW X-5
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4 Traveller
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34
34 COSTA DEL SOL
Also known as ‘The Costa del Golf’,
offers beaches to suit all visitors
38 CALEDONIA GOLF APARTHOTEL
RESORT & SPA
40 CROWN RESORTS
42 ALOHA GARDENS RESORT
44 OCEANO BEACH CLUB
46 RANCHO MIRAFLORES
48 ARENAL GOLF BENALMADENA
26
50 TURKEY
More than a bargain destination
54 ALP PASA HOTEL
56 RESORT DIRECTORY EDITION:
PORTUGAL
An unspoilt jewel on the European
tourist map
The Leisure Magazine of Timelinx
Managing editor
José Carlos Pozo
Design
Merlin Creative Solutions
Contributors
Koen Timmermans
Constanze Tuthill
Pia Wellgren
Ria Gouw
Rocío Pérez
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In the UK: Royal Mail
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58 GARAJAU TERRACE APARTMENTS
59 QUINTA DA PORTADA BRANCA
50
60 GORGULHO HOTEL
60 CANIÇO BAY CLUB
61 SOL PENICHE HOTEL
62 PESTANA ATLANTIC GARDENS
APARTHOTEL
63 MELIÁ PALACIO DA LOUSA
BOUTIQUE HOTEL
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Published by Timelinx S.A.
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Unauthorised use or duplication prohibited.
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consent of the editor.
Traveller 5
Destination
Cyprus
6 Traveller
Photos: Cyprus Tourism Organisation
Paphos Harbour at dusk
Grape harvest
The island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean is a modern country
that effortlessly marries European culture with ancient enchantment.
Here, visitors will discover a compact world of alluring beaches and
fragrant mountain peaks, vineyards studded with olive trees and ancient
ruins that stir the imagination, citrus groves and old stone villages where
sweet wine flows as freely as conversations at the local café.
T
he charms of Cyprus are many
and varied. For a start the
weather is sunny and dry for
most of the year, and the encircling
sea is blue, clear and enticing. There
are modern luxury hotels in the
coastal resort towns, historic restored
city precincts to explore, taverns and
nightlife aplenty. Cyprus has remote
picturesque mountain villages and
monasteries, classical Greek and
Roman ruins, beautiful churches,
Crusader castles and fascinating
museums. The local people are
extremely welcoming of tourists,
happy to share with them their innate
love of life and camaraderie. In
Cyprus it is possible to mingle with
crowds, or seek isolation off the
beaten track as the mood takes, even
in peak holiday season. For this
reason the island is also a favoured
destination for honeymooners, a
reputation enhanced by the fact that
legend has it that Cyprus was where
Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love,
rose from the sea.
Nicosia, Cyprus’ capital, is unique in
Europe because it is divided by the
'green line' that bisects the whole
island, dividing north from south. The
line, which serves as a United Nations
peacekeeping buffer, was drawn in
1974, when the Turks invaded and
took over the north. Most of the
tourism development since then has
taken place in the southern
Government-controlled sector, and
the political divide, even in Nicosia
itself, has not dampened the island's
appeal as a holiday Mecca.
Paphos
Paphos, a small charming harbour
town, on the west of the island, is one
of the main tourist spots in Cyprus.
This stunning town has holiday charm
with an air of historic elegance.
Among its attractions are its ancient
mosaic floors, its beautiful old
harbour, its modern hotels and
restaurants, situated along the
seaside promenade. Other sights
include an archeological museum, the
Byzantine castle of Paphos, the
Tombs of the Kings, St. Paul’s Pillar
and the Temple of Aphrodite (the
goddess of love and beauty).
Bordered by a lovely coastline, the
Paphos area has charming villages in
its mountains; here life has gone
unchanged over the years, where the
customs and traditions of the country
have been kept alive.
Traveller 7
Destination
House of Aion Mosaic Floor, Apollo and Marsyas, Paphos
One of the legends says that if you
swim around the ‘Petra tou Romiou’
rock three times naked under a full
moon, you’ll fall in love
8 Traveller
Limassol
It is situated in the south of the island
and it is Cyprus’ main industrial and
maritime area and also the second
biggest town of the country. There is a
lot to see in Limassol besides a busy
industrial centre. Places of interest
include the Berengaria Castle -the
place where Richard the Lionheart
married Berengaria-, Kolossi Castle,
the ancient city of Curium and its still
functioning theatre and many other
archeological spots scattered around
the city. If it is nightlife you are looking
for, check out Yermasogea, the tourist
area of Limassol, where both locals
and tourists meet in the vibrant clubs
and bars. The old city centre though is
the place to go to. A walk will lead the
visitor to a vibrant community full of
shop owners craft people, artists of all
disciplines and businessmen.
Protaras
Protaras, the tourist resort of Paralimni
in the south east, consists of a series
of small communities, which have
sprung up around various bays
stretching from Cape Greco to the
outskirts of Paralimni. The area has
blossomed in the past fifteen years,
taking full advantage of an exquisite
shoreline blessed by simply stunning
golden sand beaches ranging from
the very popular one at Fig Tree Bay,
which is undoubtedly one of the best
beaches in the Mediterranean, to
small, secluded and almost deserted
coves. Protaras has a good selection
of shops, bars, discos and restaurants
but for the more adventurous, the
shining lights of Ayia Napa are only a
short taxi ride away.
Inviting Beach, Protarras
PRACTICAL GUIDE
Climate
The Cypriot climate is typically
Mediterranean. Most of the year is dry
and sunny with unpredictable rains
falling in December-February. The best
time to visit this scenic island is April to
October. Summers there are very hot
with temperatures reaching 40ºC. The
winters are mild and very enjoyable.
Open Air Market,
Lefkosia
Language
Greek and Turkish are the official
languages. English is widely spoken.
French and German are also spoken
in the tourist industry.
Documentation
Visitors from the EU do not need any
Visas to visit Cyprus.
Currency
In the Turkish part of Cyprus the
Turkish Lira is used. On the rest of the
island the Cypriot Pound is the
recognised currency. However the
Euro is also widely accepted.
Traveller 9
C
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LES VILLAS AT
LE MERIDIEN
LIMASSOL
LOCATION: Les Villas at Le Meridien are located only 13 km from
the centre of Limassol and close to the southern shore of the island.
COMPLEX: As a magnificent estate, nestled amidst beautifully
landscaped gardens, Les Villas at Le Meridien are part of the famous
Le Meridien Limassol Spa & Resort. Enjoy all the facilities and services
of this exclusive five star hotel. You can savour a vast array of amazing
facilities that include the most complete Thalasso therapy health spa
centre in the world.
ACCOMMODATION: From one bedroom to three bedrooms, the
Villas are tastefully furnished and equipped with every modern amenity.
As a guest you will experience relaxation, independence and privacy,
surrounded by the elegance of Le Meridien.
ENTERTAINMENT: The hotel offers a choice of dining options: a
selection of eight excellent restaurants which provide variety and all
of which feature no-smoking sections. For entertainment the complex
offers 5 bars, night club and a disco.
ACTIVITIES: The resort offers unique sporting activities for teenagers
and adults, with 4 tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts,
football pitch, mini golf, pool tables, table tennis, archery, badminton
and a water sports centre.
10 Traveller
LES VILLAS AT LE MERIDIEN
£89
2007
SUPER
SPECIAL
(129 euros)
One Week ONE BEDROOM available between 1st January 2007 to
31st March 2007 and 1st November 2007 to 31st December 2007
D E A L
A N D
A
H A L F
TAKE A TWO WEEK BREAK
One week at the Super Special price and one week
at the special membership price
CALL UK RESERVATIONS NOW
0870 738 0080
EUROPEAN RESERVATIONS
+34 952 665 279
ALSO GO ONLINE TO MAKE YOUR REQUEST
Resort Facilities
Timelinx Resort Code T03644
Traveller 11
C
Y
P
R
U
S
CLUB
APHRODITE
LIMASSOL
LOCATION: Club Aphrodite is situated in Erimi Village, just 15 km
from the centre of Limassol, beautifully located inland from the village
and surrounded by lush agricultural land. The apartments are situated
on rising ground facing south towards Curium Bay.
COMPLEX: The resort's on-site amenities include a large swimming
pool and a children's pool, a playground area, a restaurant, a sauna,
exercise equipment, a snack bar and a tennis court. All units at Club
Aphrodite are air-conditioned and have a kitchen, satellite television,
radio/CD player, safety box, hair-dryer and a telephone.
ACCOMMODATION: All the units at Club Aphrodite are airconditioned and have a kitchen, satellite television, radio/CD player,
safety box, hairdryer and a telephone.
ACTIVITIES: The newly finished green bowling professionally made
by British experts is available for the guests. Nearby, archaeological
sites include the Kolossi castle and the Curium Amphitheatre.
12 Traveller
CLUB APHRODITE
£69
2007
SUPER
SPECIAL
(89 euros)
One Week ONE BEDROOM available between 1st January 2007 to
31st March 2007 and 1st November 2007 to 31st December 2007
D E A L
A N D
A
H A L F
TAKE A TWO WEEK BREAK
One week at the Super Special price and one week
at the special membership price
CALL UK RESERVATIONS NOW
0870 738 0080
EUROPEAN RESERVATIONS
+34 952 665 279
ALSO GO ONLINE TO MAKE YOUR REQUEST
Resort Facilities
Timelinx Resort Code T04476
Traveller 13
Destination
Major
Photos: Balearics Tourist Board
14 Traveller
rca
Majorca, the largest island of the Balearics, has
consolidated itself as one of the top destinations in
Europe. Its coast hypnotizes the tourists with its
unrivalled landscape beauty, with a fine combination of
stunning cliffs, wet area like lagoons, large sandy dunes
and small coves, along with its famous beaches such as
Alcudia, El Arenal or Cala Pi.
Majorca beaches are among the best in the world with their fine
sand going down towards the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea
Traveller 15
Destination
Any visitors approaching Palma by sea will be impressed by the
graceful Gothic cathedral as it gradually emerges into view
W
ith the advent of the
independent traveller and
low cost airlines, the island
has developed an abundance of great
places to stay. Whether you are
looking for a city break, peace &
quiet, activities or complete
pampering Majorca covers all styles
and budgets.
The island has over 230 km of aquablue coastline backed by long white
sandy beaches, pretty coves and
rocky headland. Of the 76 official
tourist Majorca beaches 25 have been
awarded Blue Flags by the European
Union for being safe and well kept. It
is the exceptional cleanliness of so
many Majorca beaches and the bathwater warm sea which makes them
safe for children and ideal for family
holidays.
North coast of the island at dawn
16 Traveller
Majorca’s calas or coves are quieter
and very pretty. They cover the fjordlike coastline especially in the south
east of the island where the high,
A festival commemorating the battles between Moors and Christians
Bellver Castle, Palma
deeply eroded cliffs often shelter tiny
white ribbons of sand at the end of
these small inlets backed by shady
pines. The main beaches offer every
kind of water sport and leisure activity
imaginable - beach volleyball, water
skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing,
parasailing and much more besides.
Explore the coast by catamaran or
marvel at the multi-million pound
yachts moored in some of the world's
swankiest marinas.
Furthermore, the island benefits from
a privileged situation in the
Mediterranean Sea. So, its climate
conditions are excellent, with warm
summers but bearable and mild
winters. There are few times of real
cold a year. The average annual
temperatures are between 16º and
18º C. It could reach more than 2931º C in summertime. The sea is calm
and warm to bathe in all year round.
Palma de Majorca
Half of the population of Majorca lives
in its capital. Palma de Majorca is
brimming with vibrancy and cheer. Its
cosmopolitan atmosphere and lively
streets makes this a city well worth a
visit, as does the historic centre and
the elegant areas of La Rambla and El
Borne. A visit to Palma must include
the entry of its awesome Cathedral.
Presiding over the city and the port,
the Cathedral is one of the largest
Gothic structures in Europe. The
period of Moorish left the tenthcentury Arab Baths and the
Almudaina Palace. The best example
of the civil architecture in the city is
the Lonja, where the active,
prosperous medieval merchants run
their public exchange. Another must
see attraction of Palma is the Bellver
castle, amazing panoramic views of
the city can be found from this hill-top
Castle, with its unique circular
structure being both unusual, and
exceptional in particular for Spain.
Since 1983, Palma has been the
official capital of the newly recognised
autonomous community of the
Balearic archipelago -the 17th ‘state’
of Spain- and has grown into a shiny
Mediterranean metropolis. Majorca’s
posh credentials are sealed by its
reputation as the favourite summer
haunt of the Spanish Royal Family,
alongside Claudia Schiffer, Boris
Becker or Michael Douglas.
Mountains
The ‘other Majorca’ is located in the
mountains and the isolated valleys. The
Tramuntana mountain range crosses
the entire North-West coast. There is a
charming train which makes an
exhilarating zigzagging ride from Palma
to Sóller through these steep
mountains. The trip is an interesting
attraction itself, as well as the visit of the
lovely towns of Deià, where an
important community of artists,
musicians and writers live; and
Valldemosa, popularized by the famous
composer Frederich Chopin in the XIX
century. On the other side of the island,
the Drac Caves are another popular
tourist attraction. The caves run 1,700m
long and are wonderfully illuminated by
weird figures of stalactites and
stalagmites. The beauty of the place is
ennobled with the music shows
performed from vessels which sail on a
big underground lake.
Food and drink
The so-called ‘cellers’ (wine bars) are
the most picturesque places to taste a
local speciality. The Majorcan
gastronomy is rich and Mediterranean,
using a huge variety of agricultural
produce. It is not surprising that one
can find a high proportion of seafood
and fish. However, the most famous
island recipe is the ‘ensaimada’, a
giant spiral of sugar dusted pastry
which is to Majorca what the croissant
is to France. Another well-known
speciality is the ‘sobrasada’, a
spreadable version of red chorizo
sausage. Majorca is the only place in
the Balearics which produce its own
wine in the areas of Binissalem and
Llevant.
Traveller 17
M A J O R C A
APARTAMENTOS
HOTETUR BELLEVUE
ALCUDIA
LOCATION: Bellevue Apartment Resort is located in Alcudia, a typical
Mediterranean town on the north coast of Majorca.
COMPLEX: It has 1474 rooms distributed between 17 buildings, that
makes it the biggest resort in Europe. The Apartments Bellevue have
all the sports and entertainment activities possible for you and your
family to have a great time. You can choose among our 8 swimming
pools and have a drink by one of the 7 pool-bars.
ACCOMMODATION: All the units at Bellevue Apartment Resort are
comfortably and tastefully decorated and are equipped with kitchenette,
safe deposit box and telephone.
ENTERTAINMENT: The resort offers a variety of dining options
including A la Carte restaurant and Italian restaurant and several bars
with inviting atmosphere and live shows.
ACTIVITIES: The resort has a wide range of recreational facilities
including tennis court, children play ground, billiard, table tennis,
biking, diving, horse- riding and squash court.
18 Traveller
HOTETUR BELLEVUE
£59
2007
SUPER
SPECIAL
(79 euros)
One Week ONE BEDROOM available between 1st May 2007 to 31st
May and 1st October to 30th November 2007
D E A L
A N D
A
H A L F
TAKE A TWO WEEK BREAK
One week at the Super Special price and one week
at the special membership price
CALL UK RESERVATIONS NOW
0870 738 0080
EUROPEAN RESERVATIONS
+34 952 665 279
ALSO GO ONLINE TO MAKE YOUR REQUEST
Resort Facilities
Timelinx Resort Code T04521
Traveller 19
Destination
Fuertevent
Fuerteventura is a perfect destination to recharge the batteries . There is
mile after mile of soft sandy beaches, sweeping sand dunes and turquoise
seas. This island is known worldwide for its fantastic white sand beaches.
Every resort on this island is a beach lover’s paradise. Nearly all of the
resorts offer a wide variety of water sports. Due to the fact that the water is
so clear makes it an ideal destination for scuba diving and snorkelling.
Photos: Fuerteventura Tourist Board
20 Traveller
T
he second largest of the Canary
Islands, Fuerteventura is just
one hundred kilometres away
from the cost of Africa. A total of 157
beaches are the best lure to
Fuerteventura. With warm winds
blowing in from the Sahara, the coast
around the island is a paradise for
water sports lovers. Fuerteventura is
now the second biggest windsurfing
centre in the world. However, families
are also attracted to the less hectic
island of Fuerteventura where they
can enjoy the peace and quiet of
deserted beaches.
tura
Fuerteventura enjoys a tropical
climate throughout the year. The
average daytime temperature remains
around 20º C all year round, making it
an undeniable attraction for tourists.
However, there is more to this island
than just sun and sea. There is a
current boom in leisure centres that
invite tourists to discover different
aspects of the island’s landscape and
culture. Some examples are Tefia
Craft Village, the Betancuria Museum
of Archaeology and the Morro Velosa
Lookout. The beauty of this
outstanding island is complemented
by the neighbouring islet of Lobos,
which is just a short boat ride from the
pure white beaches of Corralejo in the
north.
Spend the day riding on a camel
Fuerteventura has become a Mecca for surfers and windsurfers
Traveller 21
Destination
Las Playitas, a calm little fishing village in the southern area of the island Las
Playitas, a calm little fishing village in the southern area of the island
changing and growing. Most of the
resorts restaurants, bars and shops
are lined along the main street that
runs down into Corralejo and ends in
a maze of small streets by the
seafront.
Town of Betancuria
Corralejo
The most well-known and busiest
tourist resort town is Corralejo. Due to
the number of people going there
every year the resort is constantly
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In the evenings along the main street
there is a children’s play area, with
small rides, a playground and bouncy
castles. Corralejo has a picturesque
harbour. As well as being home to the
local fisherman and yacht owners, it is
also a port of call for ferry services.
The towering sand dunes and crystal
clear waters just outside Corralejo are
equally stunning and were declared a
nature reserve in 1982. In summer, the
area is particularly good for snorkelling
and a great place to spot small
(harmless!) sharks and dolphins.
Jandia
This is not purpose built resort, what
once was a quaint little fishing village
is now home to hotels and apartment
complexes. It is the second largest of
the tourist resorts and that is due to
the famous beaches which are even
more spectacular than the ones in the
south. Butihondo beach is well worth
a visit. A walk along the beach could
take a while as it is over twenty
kilometres long! The lighthouse on
this beach marks the southernmost
point of the island. A promenade runs
the length of the resort, lined with
bars, restaurants and shops.
There is a little harbour to the west
towards Morro Jable. As fishing is a
very popular industry there is plenty
going on there. Ferries also run from
the harbour to neighbouring islands.
Tindaya
The village and protected zone sit at
the foot of the 401m mountain of the
same name. This was once regarded
as a very religious place and the
mountain was considered sacred.
There is still evidence of this to be
seen today in more than one hundred
carvings of ‘feet’ (podomorphs) in the
smooth rock. These unusual carvings
which are located at the top of the
mountain were only discovered 1978.
The feet are said to be there to ward
off evil spirits.
If you have the energy to get to the
summit of mount Tindaya you will not
be disappointed by the view. You will
be able to see mount Teide the
highest mountain/volcano on the
island of Tenerife.
Food and drink
As Fuerteventura is an island that is
surrounded by bountiful seas, a lot of
the local cuisine is based on the fruits
of the sea. Fish and seafood dishes
are prominent, and the restaurants
that have been on Fuerteventura for
generations are expert in the creation
of gastronomic delights based on the
harvest of the sea. Other local dishes
include Canarian potatoes, also
called ‘papas arrugudas’, which
translates as wrinkled potatoes.
These are small potatoes which were
traditionally cooked in sea water,
which being salty resulted in the
wrinkled skin. They are served with
‘mojo’ sauce, which comes in many
varieties, the most common being a
spicy red variety called ‘mojo picante’
and a milder green version called
‘mojo verde’.
Windmill adapted as tourist office
Due to its countryside, the island was known as the Granary of Canaries
One thing guaranteed in Fuerteventura: good beaches
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FUERTEVENTURA
LAS MARISMAS
DE CORRALEJO
CORRALEJO
LOCATION: The Las Marismas de Corralejo is a new apart hotel
situated in the popular tourist town of Corralejo on the northern tip
of Fuerteventura. The resort is just across the street from the Corralejo
water park and a ten minutes’ stroll from the beach.
COMPLEX: The units are built around the beautifully landscaped
complex which has two large swimming pools and a fair-sized paddling
pool for the kids, a restaurant and a disco. There is also a kids club
with a special play area next to the paddling pool and a special lookout
post with magnificent views of the city, the sea and the nearby Isla
Lobos. There is a shuttle transfer to the beach and a local bus stop is
just 300 metres away.
ACCOMMODATION: The units are tastefully furnished and equipped
with a full kitchen as well as satellite TV, telephones and a mini bar.
The resort is fitted with facilities for the disabled including 5 specialised
units.
AREA/ACTIVITIES: There are many fun activities within the complex
such as mini golf, volley ball, tennis and a Mediterranean form of
bowls called "petanque".
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Destination
Lanza
The most north easterly of the Canary Islands, situated just 70 miles off the coast of Africa,
Lanzarote is an island within the heart of the Atlantic Ocean. This land has embraced the
tourism boom with a more laid-back feel than its popular sister islands of Tenerife and Gran
Canaria. Nature is a big attraction on this small island crowned by volcanic peaks. Long
stretches of sandy beaches, dunes and marinas dot the coastline in white, gold and jet black
colours. It offers places to rest under the kindness of a splendid sun, caught up in the
rhythmic transformation of life on this Fortunate Island.
Fishing town in La Graciosa, island just north of Lanzarote and declared a Nature Reserve
Photos: Lanzarote Tourist Board
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Destination
Aerial view of one of the volcanoes in the Timanfaya National Park
Lanzarote enjoys a mild dry climate
with average daytime temperatures
ranging from 21ºC in winter to 29ºC in
summer. This makes Lanzarote the
perfect year-round destination.
Timanfaya National Park
Geysers shoot hot water and steam up into the air
A
chief attraction in Lanzarote is
its extraordinary volcanic
landscape with a multitude of
remarkable
places,
including
Timanfaya National Park, El Golfo, and
Los Verdes caves. The various dark
hues of the lava contrast with the clarity
of its sandy beaches and create a rare
landscape, often described as ‘lunar’
or ‘Martian’. This enchanting island is
an example to the world of tourism
sustained by its magnificent integration
with the environment. The hotel
infrastructure,
although
welldeveloped, has avoided agglomeration
by adopting forms more in harmony
with the landscape, including small
housing developments and the use of
traditional architecture.
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One of the main attractions of
Lanzarote is the volcano park of
Timanfaya. Its volcanic lava fields
were declared a World Biosphere
Reserve by UNESCO in 1993. What is
now a ‘lunar’ landscape was once
fertile, agricultural land, devastated
by a series of volcanic eruptions, in
1730 and later in 1824. The barren
land with its ochre colours makes an
impressive sight.
To visit the park, most visitors take the
tour bus -a trip that last 45 minutes.
Walking trips are possible, but must
be arranged in advance. It is also
possible to take a short camel ride
around the park.
Puerto del Carmen
The most popular tourist resort on the
island is Puerto del Carmen. This
resort town is a 10 km long boulevard
with hotels, English pubs, Italian
pizzerias, apartment complexes and
lots more fun. Puerto del Carmen
keeps an architectural harmony
because there are no high-rise
buildings here. All buildings are in the
same style which is supposed to
reflect the traditional way of building
on the island. We have to thank Cesar
Manrique, a local architect, for this.
Costa Teguise
Situated on the southeast corner of
Lanzarote, Costa Teguise assembles
a group of select hotels and is a
haven for families and sun-seekers.
Although it is a purpose built resort,
Costa Teguise manages to have a
nice community feel to it, with lots of
little squares around which the bars
and restaurants are located. The
resort is more low key than some but
still has plenty to do with a wide
variety of shops and restaurants for all
tastes and of course lovely beaches.
Playa de las Cucharas is probably the
best of the three beaches with
uninterrupted views and crystal clear
blue waters, but Playa Bastian is
another idyllic spot to enjoy the subtropical sunshine.
Also on the southern coast, Playa
Editorial
Famara area enjoys possibly one of the longest stretches of beach in Lanzarote, curving round under the cliffs
Blanca is a tourist centre that has
grown around a small fishing port.
Nearby are the most stunning
beaches on the island, the idyllic
coves of Papagayo with white sand
and crystal-clear waters, only
accessible by dirt roads and
preferably with 4-wheel drive vehicle.
The relative isolation of this
succession of beaches has kept most
of them unspoiled.
with its scales in oil and vinegar.
The wine produced from grapes
cultivated on volcanic grounds is one
of the best culinary surprises the
island has to offer when it comes to
complementing a nice meal. The
most appreciated are the ‘Malvasías’,
a generally strong wine, which can
reach strengths up to 17 per cent,
similar to a Sherry.
Food and drink
Golf course in Costa Teguise
Fish has always been the main staple
food for the islanders for many
centuries, and still is. Usually
prepared fried or grilled, on Lanzarote
you can get a taste of many common
fishes, such as sea bass, hakes,
swordfish and tuna -often served with
‘mojo verde’ (a green sauce made of
coriander or parsley) and ‘papas
arrugadas’ (literally ‘wrinkled
potatoes’, which are nothing more
than small potatoes boiled in their
skin in salty water until the water is
gone). But if you want to try the local
specialities search the menu for
‘sancocho’, a fish stew made of
salted sea bream or stone bass, or
ask for ‘vieja’ (literally ‘old lady’),
which is actually parrotfish cooked
Vineyards growing in volcanic ashes,
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L A N Z A R O T E
APARTAMENTOS
HOTETUR AQUARIUS
PUERTO DEL CARMEN
LOCATION: The Aquarius Apartments are right in the centre of Puerto
del Carmen, where you can breathe in the atmosphere and enjoy all
the activities available in the area. Staying in one of the 167 apartments
is the perfect way to achieve the independence and comfort you want
on holiday, with fantastic views of the sea.
COMPLEX: On-site amenities include swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi,
gym, massages, currency exchange, laundry, mini market, rent a car
and a post office. Nearby amenities include hairdresser, medical
attention, bank, commercial centre and casino.
ACCOMMODATION: The units are well equipped with small kitchen,
telephone, satellite TV, fan, safe and a hairdryer.
ENTERTAINMENT: The resort has a main restaurant that offers
international cuisine, buffet bar, bar and a lounge bar with a show for
children and adults.
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Destination
Costa del
The Spanish Sun Coast is known as the playground of Europe. With a
protective backdrop of rugged mountains, the Costa del Sol enjoys
almost constant sunshine. So it is no wonder that it is popular all year
round. The Costa del Sol of the 21st century is a paradise of up-market
developments, thriving towns, modern marinas, extraordinary
restaurants, sumptuous hotels, an absolutely sizzling nightlife and,
of course, beautiful beaches. The more traditional side of Spain
- this is after all Andalusia - is present here: flamenco
dancing and bullfighting are quite popular. Not
forgetting to mention the almost infinite number
of golf courses, which has led to the
region being renamed by some
as the Costa del Golf.
Photos: Costa del Sol Tourist Board
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Sol
Panoramic view of Casares, enchanting village only nine miles
from the hustle and bustle of the coast
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Destination
Close-up of a bunker at Atalaya Golf Course, between Marbella and Estepona
S
tretching from Nerja in the east
to Sotogrande in the west, the
Costa del Sol takes up over 180
miles of the Spanish coastline in the
southern region called Andalusia.
With so much to see and do here, a
lot of visitors hire cars to get around.
Popular tourist attractions are the old
towns of Ronda, Mijas and Nerja,
whilst those searching for more
modern surroundings head for the
cosmopolitan boutiques, bars and
restaurants of Marbella and Puerto
Banus.
Typical whitewashed town of Frigiliana
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The rich history of Andalusia has left
behind a legacy of ruins and historical
sites from many ancient civilizations.
The strong Moorish connection is
apparent throughout: the Alcazaba in
Malaga -capital of the Costa del Solwith its ancient fortress overlooking
the port is testimony to the centuries
long Arab domination. On a cultural
level, the region also plays host to a
large number of museums, one of
which is centred on one of Malaga’s
most famous sons, Pablo Ruiz
Picasso.
Beaches
The beach and the sun are without a
doubt the two most valuable assets of
this important tourist destination. The
coastline, full of natural splendour,
range from huge expanses of golden
sand to hidden coves with secluded
and tranquil spots. With an average of
more than three hundred cloudless
days a year, there are endless hours
to enjoy the beaches during the
summer. It is never too cold for a
swim as the sea has a medium
temperature of eighteen degrees,
which in August can often rise to
above twenty-four.
The majority of the beaches feature
small open-air bars or typical Spanish
beach
restaurants
called
‘chiringuitos’. The menu typically
contains a selection of fresh fish and
is usually good value. There are many
kinds of beaches to suit all kinds of
people. Marbella is considered a
playground for the rich and famous. If
you prefer to relax by day and party
by night you will enjoy the
La Caletilla Beach, Nerja
exuberance of Torremolinos,
Benalmadena and Fuengirola where
you will find lots of bars and clubs.
Marbella and Puerto Banus have a
more sophisticated nightlife with top
quality restaurants and expensive
nightclubs. If you are feeling lucky,
check out the casino.
White villages
The whitewashed villages of
Andalusia are striking monuments of
a bygone era in themselves. And, in
most cases, their inhabitants still live
according to age-old traditions,
inherited from their Iberian, Roman
and Moorish forefathers. Many of the
villages near the coast have become
fashionable resorts like Mijas or
Nerja, while still conserving their
ancient charm, whereas others, lost
in the highlands of Andalusia, remain
rough and ready olive-farming towns,
with a special appeal for the
adventurous travellers.
Ronda is a lovely town characterised
by its wonderful location, placed high
above a famous cliff and surrounded
by mountains. It captured the
imaginations of many romantic
writers of Europe during the 19th
century. You can get to it from the
town of San Pedro de Alcantara, in
the west of Marbella. It is also worth
visiting Antequera, situated in the
north of the province. This town is
well-known for its prehistoric dolmens
and many other religious and national
monuments.
Folklore
Getting to know the culture and the
deep-rooted traditions of the Malaga
province can be an attractive
alternative to enjoying the beauty of
this unique region. The fiestas, Holy
Week,
flamenco
dancing
competitions and bullfights are
probably the best recommendations
for the travellers who are not satisfied
with simply following the tourist trail.
Tasting the wines of the region and
sampling the many different kinds of
Singing and dancing at a local festival
food is also a task that can provide a
great deal of enjoyment. Food is a
passion all over Spain, and nowhere is
this passion stronger than in Andalusia.
From deep-fried fish to tortilla and
cured ham to paella the love for food is
everywhere, and if you want to try it all
there is always the ‘tapas’, small
portions of food that are perfect for
eating when you are on the go.
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COSTA DEL SOL
Caledonia Golf
Aparthotel Resort & Spa
BENAHAVIS
LOCATION: The Caledonia Golf Aparthotel is situated in the New
‘Golden Mile’ and is surrounded by magnificent golf courses. Offering
wonderful views over the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and the African
coast. It is only 5 minutes away by car or 25 minutes away on foot
from the best beaches of Estepona.
COMPLEX: There is a restaurant at the resort with a buffet service
and a la carte menu with international cuisine, and you also have the
pool bar which serves snacks. There is also a lobby bar and a piano
bar with live music. The resort also has a computer and a games
room, and a miniclub which is open all year round for children from
4 to 12 years with entertainment programmes and animation. The
miniclub has a children's playground, a children's pool and an indoor
games room. The resort offers at a supplementary cost: a baby-sitting
service and buffet lunch accompanied by the animation monitor. All
apartments have terrace, individual air-conditioning and heating,
satellite TV, PC connection and internet access, a safe deposit box,
a direct dial telephone, a fully-equipped kitchen (microwave oven,
fridge and a cooker) and bathroom with a hair-dryer.
ACCOMMODATION: All apartments have terrace, individual air
conditioning and heating, satellite TV, Internet access, safe deposit
box, direct dial telephone, fully equipped kitchen (microwave oven,
fridge and a cooker) and bathroom with hair dryer.
ENTERTAINMENT: The complex features a main restaurant with
Buffet service, a Pool Bar serving variety of snacks and refreshments,
a Lobby Bar and a Piano Bar. Additionally an animation team organises
different activities during daytime and different shows in the evening,
including a flamenco show.
AREA/ACTIVITIES: Close at hand is the glamorous resort of Puerto
Banus offering a wide selection of fine dining and exclusive nightlife.
Alternatively within easy driving distance is the attractive town of
Estepona, with its marina, beaches and choice of restaurants. In the
summer months there is a free shuttle bus to the Beach, Puerto Banus
and Estepona's weekly market.
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COSTA DEL SOL
CROWN RESORTS
CALAHONDA
LOCATION: Set within the heart of the Costa del Sol, Crown Resorts
lies within easy reach of restaurants and nightlife, sandy beaches, day
trips, numerous golf courses, as well as providing lots of entertainment
on site.
COMPLEX: The Crown Resorts consists of five different resorts, each
with its own character, gardens and pools, a heated indoor pool and
a spa centre, a choice of restaurants, bars and cafés, and a whole host
of leisure and activity facilities.
The Club Calahonda is set in attractive gardens and is the ideal
place to unwind. Guests looking for more action can find plenty to
do at the livelier sister resort of Club Marbella, which is only 500 m
away, or can take the minibus to the Delta Mar Reception and the
Leisure Centre.
The Club Caronte is the largest of the three Crown Resorts in the
Riviera del Sol area with very attractive gardens. Caronte enjoys a
peaceful ambience away from the crowds, and is a great base for a
relaxing holiday. Car hire is highly recommended as this resort is
located approximately 2 km from the beach and shops.
The Club Delta Mar is within walking distance of the beach. This
is another of the three resorts located within the Riviera del Sol area.
With direct access to the Delta Mar Reception and Leisure Centre,
this is a great base for an action-packed holiday.
The Club la Riviera, located in the Riviera del Sol Township, is
the smallest of the Clubs, with 22 two bedroom apartments offering
a comfortable atmosphere, away from the crowds.
The Club Marbella - Regency Palms is situated in the Calahonda
Township. Club Marbella and Regency Palms are next to each other.
With a wide range of facilities available all year round, this is your
ideal destination for an active family holiday.
ACCOMMODATION: All units are equipped as standard with a
satellite TV - providing channels in English, German and Spanish.
All units in the clubs Calahonda, La Riviera, Caronte and
Marbella/Regency Palms have direct dial telephone service.
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CROWN RESORT
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COSTA DEL SOL
ALOHA GARDENS
MARBELLA
LOCATION: The Aloha Gardens Resort is situated in Marbella, on
the Costa del Sol, Spain. This is an ideal location for keen golfers as
well as those who wish to be close to one of Europe's premier
destinations of the rich and famous.
COMPLEX: Aloha Gardens is a luxury secure-gated resort built in a
typical Andalusian village style, with 3 floors apartment units, set
amidst beautiful landscaped tropical gardens, fountains and a waterfall.
On-site amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a
children's pool, a tennis court, exercise equipment, a sauna, a Jacuzzi,
a games room, a snack bar and a restaurant. There are also laundry
facilities available at the resort. A refundable deposit is required on
arrival. No pets are allowed. A car is recommended to fully enjoy the
area.
ACCOMMODATION: All the units at Aloha Gardens are airconditioned and are fully furnished and have full bathrooms, fully
equipped kitchens, dishwasher, washing machine, satellite television
and a telephone.
AREA: This perfect location combines the tranquillity of a residential
area together with the excitement of international life and nightlife.
The glamorous Puerto Banus marina where the rich and famous moor
their yachts is only 1.5 km and Marbella’s sandy beaches are 3 km
away, whereas Malaga and Gibraltar airports are a 50 minutes’ drive
away.
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ALOHA GARDENS
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COSTA DEL SOL
OCEANO
BEACH CLUB
RIVIERA DEL SOL
LOCATION: The Oceano Beach Club is situated in Mijas Costa, on
the Costa del Sol, Spain. The sandy beach is a short walk away from
the resort where you can spend the day relaxing under the sun.
COMPLEX: This resort consists of just 20 apartments and is ideal for
couples looking for a quiet holiday. On-site amenities and services
include a car rental, laundry facilities, a telephone and a private beach.
Numerous excellent facilities are nearby, including tennis, golf and
water sports. Pets are not allowed. A refundable key deposit is required
on arrival. Guests can use the facilities of the Aztec Country Club,
situated 5 km away. A car is recommended to fully enjoy the area.
ACCOMMODATION: All of the pleasantly furnished units have
balconies, full kitchens, televisions, radio/cassette players and safes.
The studio and one bed apartments also have air-conditioning/heating.
The one bedroom apartments have twin beds and a double sofa bed.
The two bed apartments have a double bed, twin beds and a double
sofa bed.
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OCEANO BEACH CLUB
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COSTA DEL SOL
RANCHO
MIRAFLORES
RIVIERA DEL SOL
LOCATION: The Rancho Miraflores is a lovely resort, situated in
Riviera del Sol, on the Costa del Sol, Spain. The sandy beach is nearby
the resort where you can spend the day relaxing under the sun or do
one of several water sports.
COMPLEX: On-site amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a
tennis court, a barbecue area, a snack bar and a restaurant. A refundable
deposit is required on arrival. No pets are allowed. A car is
recommended to fully enjoy the area.
ACCOMMODATION: All the units at Rancho Miraflores are fully
furnished and have full kitchens, a washing machine, satellite television
and a telephone.
ENTERTAINMENT: The nearby Miraflores Sports and Country Club
offers tennis, bowling and extra swimming facilities. There is seasonal
live entertainment at the clubhouse while you relax and eat or just
enjoy a drink.
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COSTA DEL SOL
ARENAL GOLF
BENALMADENA
LOCATION: Arenal Golf Benalmadena is situated in quiet, secure
area between Benalmadena Costa and Benalmadena Pueblo, on the
lively Costa del Sol.
COMPLEX: The apartment complex has a gated entrance and
landscaped gardens and is situated on a residential 18-hole golf course
close to completion. Additionally, there are two underground private
parking spaces. The very attractive swimming pool and children's
pool surrounded by palm trees and garden make this an ideal base
for a lazy day relaxing. There are also paddle tennis courts on site for
the more energetic. The apartment features two bedrooms, bathrooms,
a lounge dining area with balcony and a kitchen/breakfast area with
separate utility room.
ACCOMMODATION: The apartment can accommodate up to 4
people and offers a main bedroom with double bed, large chest of
drawers and two large bedside tables with lamps and a twin bedroom
with double fitted wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps.
AREA: The nearest beach and the popular 'Tivoliworld' Theme Park
are only five minute drive away from the apartment. The neighbouring
town of Arroyo de la Miel, with its many bars, shops and restaurants
adjoins Benalmadena and the Pueblo with whitewashed houses, lies
on top of the hill. There is also plenty of nightlife to be found in
Benalmadena Costa and for the golf devotees there are numerous
award-winning golf courses in the surrounding area including
'Torrequebrada' Championship Golf Course.
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Destination
Tur
Istanbul's Grand Bazaar is Turkey's largest covered market offering excellent shopping
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One of the two highway bridges connecting the two sides of Istanbul
As well as being a land of stunning natural beauty -it is a beach paradise with over 8000 km of
sunny strips of sand-, Turkey also has a long and fascinating past. Often referred to as “the crossroads
of civilisations”, the country has been inhabited by a varied list of peoples, including the Ancient
Greeks, Romans and the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a modern country with one foot in Europe and
one in the Middle East. Turkey combines the splendour, mystery and intrigue of Orient with the
ambience of a contemporary society.
Turkey is a bit like a huge outdoor museum. Its rich history is very much part of the present, with
temples, ancient theatres, churches, mosques, tombs, statues of gods, palaces and fortresses, and
much more. Getting away from the cities you will find captivating sea side resorts, with no shortage
of bars and eateries, like Antalya, Alanya, Marmaris, Bodrum or Kusadasi, which are very popular
with tourists from Europe. This may lead you to believe Turkey is very much oriented on the sea. You
couldn’t be more wrong: the Anatolian high central plateau is where Turkish culture is rooted. The
soul of the country is to be found in the green pastures of the hinterland, where shepherds still move
their herds with the seasons.
The Turkish people have an unrivalled reputation for hospitality, the cuisine is to die for, and while
costs are rising, Turkey remains one of the Mediterranean’s bargain-basement destinations.
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Destination
Istanbul's imperial Mosque of Sultan is called the Blue Mosque because of its interior tiles
Istanbul
Old capital of Rome, Byzantium and
the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul is
Turkey’s prime attraction. It has the
most beautiful mosques (Blue
Mosque) and palaces (Topkapi and
Dolmabahce) of the country; it has
Byzantine churches (Kariye and St.
Sophia) and Roman temples. With a
population of 12 million people,
Istanbul has one part in Europe and
the other one in Asia, connected with
two impressive suspended bridges
across the Bosphorous strait. You can
find all kinds of attractions in the city.
Make sure that you shop and bargain
in the Covered Bazaar (Kapali Carsi),
which was built in early 15th century.
Antalya
Greek Temple
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Although many people come to Antalya
just for the beaches and the fun
associated with them, the city has lots
more to offer. There is no need to get
bored here. The Kale, the Ottoman
citadel, is the nicest part of town, with
narrow alleys, old timbered houses,
stone archways and private gardens.
The old harbour is now a marina with
modern yatchs. It is a nice place to
spend a evening outside, having a
meal or a drink next to the sea.
Bodrum
Ancient Hallicanassus, city of the
great Mausoleum, one of the seven
wonders of antiquity, the crusader
Castle of St Peter and amphitheatre, is
today modern Bodrum, a relaxing and
party town with a magnificent
mountain surrounding, that is full of
great markets and home to stunning
sunsets. The sand is warm as well as
the water, and it is definitely Turkey’s
leading holiday resort.
Marmaris
This is the major vacation resort on
Turkey’s west coast and is probably the
Turkish spa
most European of the Turkish resort
towns. This bustling tourist centre is
built around an extensive natural bay
at the foot of forested mountain
slopes. If you are sailing fan you will
know that Marmaris is home to some
of the finest sailing on the
Mediterranean. You will find a very
modern marina there which caters for
yachts and boats of all sizes.
Pamukkale
If you fancy a dip in some mineral
rich water, Pamukkale is the place to
do it. Pamuk means cotton in Turkish
and Kale fortress, so the name
means ‘Cotton Fortress’. The white
waterfall is indeed a lot like a huge
cotton castle. Pamukkale is a World
Heritage Site. At the top of the hill
there are various spas and hotels that
will allow visitors to swim in the hot,
bubbly water.
PRACTICAL GUIDE
Health
Pamukkale has a remarkable landscape
that should be seen
There
are
no
vaccination
requirements when travelling to
Turkey. Most tap water in the larger
towns and cities has been
chlorinated, but bottled is still
recommended and it costs next to
nothing. Be careful when it comes to
eating food sold by street vendors.
The standard of healthcare and
medical facilities in general are not
the best so it is advisable to take a
private health insurance package for
your holiday.
Customs
You should always respect local
customs wherever you travel to, and
Turkey has no shortage of customs.
You should take particular care during
the month of Ramadan, when eating,
drinking and smoking during daylight
hours should be discreet. Make sure to
dress modestly when visiting mosques
or religious shrines. Do not take
photographs of or near any military or
official institutions and always ask
permission when taking photographs
of strangers.
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ANTALYA
LOCATION: The 4 star Alp Pasa Hotel is located in the old town of
Kaleici near Hadrian's Gate, just 200 metres from the Mermerli Beach.
The International Antlaya Airport is 12 kilometres away.
HOTEL: The hotel is a restored and expanded Ottoman mansion with
remains from the Roman and Byzantine era. A special feature is the
beautiful mosaic courtyard with a well. Reforms and restorations were
completed in 1998. There is an enchanting swimming pool and the
Turkish baths or Hamam is well recommended. There is also internet
access in the hotel.
ACCOMMODATION: The rooms are very elaborately decorated in
eastern tones with traditional Turkish details in them. The superior
rooms have Jacuzzis in the bathroom to add to your relaxation and
pampering. There is also 24 hour room service and the mini bar is
stocked daily. The superior rooms and suites have a maximum capacity
for 4 people.
ACTIVITIES: The Alp Pasa Restaurant offers you a unique and historical
environment in which to enjoy your meals with live piano music
three times a week, the fireplace and the garden area with the candlelit
tables. The menu ranges from English buffet to Turkish and International
cuisine and a la carte dishes.
AREA: The reception at the hotel can organised individual and group
trips and also will inform you of the best places to visit including the
beaches of Mermeli, Konyaalty and, further away, in Lara which is
especially ideal for small children. The city has a tram or "dolmus"
system which facilitates getting from one place to another. Another
must is the museum of Archaeology in the city of Perge and it is
always delightful to spend a morning visiting the bazaar or street
market. The Apa Pasa Hotel has an airport transfer service for a
nominal fee and the gates are closed at midnight although if you call
at the door after this time you will be let in.
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Portugal
With more than 300 days of sunshine, the mild
Atlantic climate and a spectacular coastline of
over 124 miles, Portugal is attracting
holidaymakers from all over the world. This
country in the furthermost South West of Europe
is blessed with blue skies and some of the most
beautiful landscapes of the old continent.
spots (car hire is relatively cheap, driving a
delight), stay overnight in a romantic ‘pousada’
-a converted farm, monastery or manor house
enjoying a wonderful setting-, an amazing bargain.
If it’s an activity holiday you’re looking for,
Portugal is one of Europe’s premier golfing
destinations while the tennis schools are secondto-none. You could try your hand at big game
fishing or horse riding; also learn how to windsurf
or water ski. Other experiences not to be missed
include ‘Fado’ (Portugal’s answer to soul music),
country fairs where centuries-old folk traditions
are lovingly reenacted; Port wine tastings and
mouthwatering fish suppers. Portugal is a country
ripe for discovery.
Portugal is a land of astonishing beauty and
diversity and friendly, courteous people. Pick any
destination and the view from your window might
be a rugged stretch of windswept coastline (Cabo
do São Vicente, Castelejo, Cabo Espichel), a
pristine beach where fishermen mend their nets
beside brightly painted sardine boats (Albufeira,
Bordeira, Praia do Camilo) or a cobbled street
overlooked by dazzling whitewashed houses with
wooden balconies and red-tiled roofs.
Here you will find infinite options. You can mingle
with the crowds in one of the more sophisticated
beach resorts or wander through the medieval
quarters of historic cities like Lisbon, Porto, Braga
or Coimbra. To explore the more remote beauty
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EDITION
Portugal
Los azulejos, el vino y, sobre todo, el fado
son las señas de identidad más universales
de este país. Portugal es, ante todo y sobre
todo, mar y costa. La influencia del
Atlántico domina sus tierras no sólo desde
el punto de vista físico, creando un clima
templado y estable, sino también en la
mentalidad de la gente y de la historia.
Portugal se debate hoy día entre la
modernidad y la tradición. Mientras el
país fluye según los designios económicos
de la Unión Europea, todavía parece mirar
con “saudade” (nostalgia) allende los
mares, cuando sus dominios coloniales se
extendían por África, Brasil, la India y el
Lejano Oriente.
Las extraordinarias playas de El Algarve y
la melancólica Lisboa, llena de todo el
bullicio sociocultural de las urbes de casta
histórica, son las principales tarjetas de
visita que han sabido enamorar a los
extranjeros hasta ahora. Sin embargo, cada
día son más los que prueban las mieles
del encanto discreto de sus aldeas de
piedra, los que se embarcan con destino
a sus jardines flotantes en el Atlántico las Islas Azores y Madeira-, o los que
penetran tierra adentro a conocer castillos,
palacios o catedrales legadas a lo largo de
su rica y fascinante historia.
Portugal se muestra con una gran
diversidad de paisajes: montañas
enigmáticas y sinuosas, planicies doradas,
campos soleados moteados de
alcornoques y olivares, dunas atlánticas
que destacan sobre vastas extensiones de
arena y coloridas playas llenas de luz. Toda
esta belleza está magistralmente sazonada
con la sencillez y gentileza de sus gentes.
Portugal
Das kleine Land im äußersten Südwesten
Europas ist mit einem meist strahlend
blauen Himmel und einigen der schönsten
Landschaften des alten Kontinents
gesegnet. Endlose Strände, schroffe
Bergzüge und mit Korkeichen übersäte,
karge Ebenen warten darauf, entdeckt zu
werden. Klima und Atmosphäre sind mild,
die Menschen sanft und warmherzig.
Reisende sind in jedem Winkel Portugals
willkommen.
Wo das Land aufhört und das Meer beginnt
- dieses Schlagwort beschreibt Portugal
heute noch treffend, auch wenn die großen
Seefahrer- und Entdeckerzeiten vorbei sind.
Die spektakulären Küsten Portugals ziehen
Jahr für Jahr viele Touristen an den
Westrand Europas.
Der bergige Norden lockt durch die
Unberührtheit der saftig grünen Wälder.
Die staubtrockene Südprovinz Alentejo
steht in krassem Gegensatz dazu. Die
Algarve, die sich südlich an diese Region
anschließt, ist dagegen dicht besiedelt:
Sonne, Strand und Meer locken viele
Urlauber.
Doch das kontrastreiche Urlaubsland bietet
Ihnen nicht nur landschaftliche Vielfalt,
sondern auch kulturelle Reize. Lissabon,
die lebendige Metropole, zeigt den
Kontrast zwischen Tradition und Moderne
am deutlichsten.
In den heißen Sommern mit langen
Trockenperioden empfiehlt sich ein Urlaub
nur unter dem Motto: Sonne pur! Im
August sind die Strände jedoch nicht nur
voll mit ausländischen Touristen, auch die
Portugiesen genießen häufig ihren Urlaub
im eigenen Land. Leerer wird es erst wieder
ab September. Ideale Reisezeit für
Wanderungen und Stadtbesichtigungen
sind der Frühling und der Herbst.
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Portugal
Portugal är ett populärt resmål för
skandinaver. Algarve erbjuder underbara
stränder för sol och bad och fantastiska
matupplevelser, speciellt för fisk- och
skaldjursfantaster. Grillade sardiner med
det gröna vinet Vinho Verde tillhör
specialiteterna. Algarvekusten är befriad
från menyer med svenska köttbullar och
butiker med svensktalande personal.
Här finns många små byar som fortfarande
är helt opåverkade av de många besökarna.
De spektakulära kuststräckorna med sina
rödfärgade dramatiska klippor mot det blå
havet gör ett magnifikt intryck.
Algarvekusten har ett 30-tal golfbanor och
spelet bjuder både på natursköna
upplevelser och spännande utmaningar
för alla kategorier av golfare.
Portugals huvudstad Lissabon är värt ett
besök. Här möts man av ständiga
överraskningar; en mosaikklädd husfasad
i vackra färger, kaféer med entrén i utsökt
filigranarbete och emaljerade detaljer, en
park med rogivande grönska och
sprudlande fontäner. Kulturutbudet är stort
och det finns gott om historiska platser
och muséer. Nattlivet pulserar som hetast
i stadsdelen i Barro Alto. För den som
tycker om shopping finns en hel del att
handla, populärt är kläder, skor och väskor.
Cascais och Sintra är små charmiga byar
väster om Lissabon. För den som vill känna
närheten till havet och samtidigt njuta av
nattliv med barer och bra restauranger utan
att trängas är Cascais det perfekta
alternativet. Området runt Estoril, Cascais
och Sintra har många golfbanor, alla
högklassiga.
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Garajau Terrace Apartamentos Turisticos
Madeira
LOCATION: The Garajau Terrace resort is located in the
most beautiful islands of the Atlantic Ocean - archipelago
of Madeira.
by car. The resort is in the vicinity of the Madeira natural
under water reservation - a submerged paradise for the
underwater sport lovers.
COMPLEX: This small resort is known by its simple and
harmonious architecture, offering a high level of comfort,
for all who deserve comfortable and relaxing holidays.
The resort comprises of 14 spacious apartments, where
comfort and extremely good taste are present in every
detail. As compliment of quality in every detail, the resort
offers a high level standard of service combined with the
heritage of the warm Madeira hospitality. No pets are
allowed and a car is recommended to fully enjoy the area.
AREA: The "Garajau Terrace" is located in the privileged
tourist zone of Garajau, about 1 km from Caniço, a
picturesque village, and 500 metres from the sea. Funchal
is situated about 8 km from the hotel, only ten minutes
Resort Facilities
Timelinx Resort Code T00183
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Madeira
LOCATION: Quinta da Portada Branca is a typical 18th century
Madeiran Quinta (estate house) located in Camacha.
COMPLEX: The house is situated on 15,000 square meters of prime
land, made up of extensive gardens with a large variety of rare flowers
and trees. It is completely isolated from traffic noise and pollution,
guaranteeing a tranquil and restful environment. The property lends
itself to leisurely walks, and an enclosed semiprivate garden with deckchairs and sun beds provides a further outdoor leisure area. Outbuildings
include a laundry facility, two WC, a bar and a tool shed.
ACCOMMODATION: The guest area consists of 6 bedrooms: 3 twins,
2 singles and a mini- suite, all with private bathroom and heating, a
communal kitchenette, a guest bar, and a lovely living room with a
fireplace and cable TV.
AREA: Quinta da Portada Branca is 1km away from Camacha centre
where you find small restaurants, the most important wickerwork centre
of Madeira, the local church, medical centre, and where you can start
the walk along 'Levada dos Tornos' towards Caniço 100 meters from
Camacha Shopping with a supermarket, 2 restaurants, 2 cinemas,
hairdresser, newsagents, bank, etc.
Resort Facilities
Timelinx Resort Code T00184
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LOCATION: Gorgulho hotel is a 3 star establishment located just 100m
from Funchal’s famous Lido Pools above the sea promenade.
HOTEL: The hotel offers astonishing views over the Atlantic Ocean and
a service with tradition. For recreation Gorgulho hotel features outdoor
swimming pool with ample space round the pools to sunbathe, separate
children's pool and a floodlit tennis court.
ACCOMMODATION: The hotel has a total of 115 comfortably and
tastefully decorated guestrooms; all equipped with private bathroom
with shower and bath, direct dial telephone, safe (payable locally), cable
TV and private balcony.
AREA: Madeira's capital, Funchal, is an enchanting town set on a
glittering bay against a background of soaring green mountains. Winding
cobbled streets meander between elegant colonial-style buildings,
nestling into the shelter of the verdant hillside. Funchal's historic core
overlooks the harbour and features some fine government buildings and
stately 18th-century mansions.
Resort Facilities
Timelinx Resort Code T03567
Caniço Bay Club
• Madeira
LOCATION: To the southeast of the island, just a few miles from
Funchal, between the verdant hills and the blue ocean, lies the charming
village of Caniço. The Caniço Bay Club is situated nearby to the beach
and is a short distance from many shops, bars and restaurants, all of
which benefiting from the warm Madeiran hospitality.
RESORT: The adequately equipped and cosy apartments at Caniço
Bay Club are spacious and have partial sea views. The resort also has
its own plunge pool and numerous sun terraces.
AREA: Lying 625 miles southwest of Lisbon and 500 miles from the
coast of Africa, Madeira offers all the delights of a subtropical climate.
Approached by ship, Madeira offers an unforgettable sight: the
mountains dropping straight onto the valleys, the dense vegetation
growing on mountain terraces, split by steep cliffs and dotted with
white houses. The beautiful assortment of flowers and tropical fruits,
mild temperature of the ocean water and natural pools, a wealthy
cultural heritage, luxurious hotels and Funchal's cosmopolitan life
(bars, discotheques and casino) are but a few of the available charms
found here. With its moderate climate, the Portuguese island of Madeira,
off the coast of North-West Africa, has been a popular winter destination
since the mid-19th century.
Resort Facilities
Timelinx Resort Code T04374
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Sol Peniche
Peniche
LOCATION: The Sol Peniche is a 3* hotel located in a privileged
location, facing the beautiful Cova de Alfarroba beach. The hotel
is 55 minutes from the International Airport of Lisbon and close
to the main tourist attractions of the city of Peniche.
has one of the biggest fishing fleets in the country. This Sol
Peniche Hotel is in a perfect location, facing the beautiful
Cova de Alfarroba beach and near the Peniche city's main
tourist attractions. The hotel is located just 500 meters from
the city of Peniche.
HOTEL: The hotel is nicely decorated and has its own relaxed
atmosphere. The personnel at the hotel are devoted to providing
the best service throughout your stay. For recreation the hotel
offers 2 swimming pools.
ACCOMODATION: The hotel has 102 rooms with a balcony, fully
equipped bathroom with hair-dryer, individually controlled airconditioning, satellite TV and telephone. Some rooms are facing
the beach, others the harbor and swimming pool.
ENTERTAINMENT: For Dining and entertainment, Sol Peniche
Hotel complements its facilities with a restaurant and bar.
AREA: Peniche is a pretty place in the Costa da Prata in central
Portugal, in this area you will find some fantastic beaches. Peniche
Resort Facilities
Timelinx Resort Code T03902
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Costa da Prata
LOCATION: Completely refurbished in March 2003, the
Pestana Atlantic Gardens Ocean and Conference Aparthotel
is considered to be one of the most modern and bestequipped 4 star hotels on the Estoril Coast. It is situated on
the sea front and affords magnificent views over the sea,
swimming pools and gardens. The Hotel is located in the
aristocratic city of Cascais, a few minutes away from the
town centre and close to the Serra de Sintra, which is a
World Heritage site, as well as to Lisbon via the A5 motorway.
HOTEL: The Pestana Atlantic Gardens is particularly well
situated for the visitor seeking the optimum blend of
sophistication, nightlife, gastronomy, culture, shopping,
gambling in the Estoril Casino, sun and sand, sports
specially golf and water sports, plus beautiful countryside
and historic sites.
ACCOMMODATION: The Pestana Atlantic Gardens has
131 standard rooms, 10 superior rooms all potentially
linking with a further room and 8 suites. Some of the
bedrooms and suites have sea and pool views and others
have views over the gardens. All the rooms are equipped
with spacious balcony with table and chairs, full bathroom
with hair dryer, air conditioning and central heating, sat TV
and Radio, direct-dial telephone, kitchenette, refrigerator,
Internet access, safe deposit box available for hire.
Resort Facilities
Timelinx Resort Code T03957
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Costa da Prata
LOCATION: The new Meliá Palacio da Lousa Boutique Hotel is
located in the idyllic district of Lousã, 23 km. from Coimbra, 160
km. from Porto and 230 km. from Lisbon.
HOTEL: The hotel offers varied breakfast buffet. The on site
restaurant caters for up to 60 diners. Additionally the hotel disposes
of bar and poolside bar, fitness room, swimming pool, tennis court
and TV room.
ACCOMMODATION: The hotel features a total of 46 beautifully
decorated guest rooms, all of them with a fully-equipped bathroom,
satellite TV, telephone, radio, mini bar and safe.
AREA: The location of the historic Palace is great for open-air
sports such as trekking, adventure sports, and swimming in the
river, as well as for cultural excursions to the local monuments and
museums.
Resort Facilities
Timelinx Resort Code T03794
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