Imagine… sitting on your terrace or balcony staring out to sea as the morning sun warms your skin, knowing you can either prepare your own food or pop downstairs to the restaurant for warm bread, freshly squeezed juice and choice of a hot or cold breakfast…
Spain is the perfect choice to escape the damp British winter weather and enjoy the fresh, warm Mediterranean air. Most of Spain remains sunny and warm during winter and that’s particularly true of the Costa del Sol and Tenerife. Whether you’re planning a short visit or a long stay over the winter months, CLC World’s friendly resorts with self-catering accommodation are the ideal solution.
Costa del Sol
Beaches, bars, museums, sports and activities can be found in the sunny coast’s villages, towns and cities. The most popular destinations are in the Malaga province including Fuengirola.
An enjoyable walk from CLC World’s Costa del Sol resorts is Fuengirola with its long, sandy beaches, array of restaurants, thriving community during the winter and range of activities. Enjoy lazy days strolling the promenade under the warm winter sun, enjoying the heated pools at CLC World’s resorts and sampling the healthy and tasty Andalucian food.
Are you a golfer? Then the selection of great courses close by will have you warming up your swing and booking a buggy in no time.
Enjoy art, history and culture? Then Malaga is the city for you. Oozing with Andalucian charm, it has art galleries and museums on almost every corner. It’s also very easy to get there, as the city centre is just a 40-minute train ride from Fuengirola. You can easily explore the historic city by foot, since all of the attractions are located close to each other. Watching the sunset at one of the many restaurants along Muelle Uno or from a rooftop bar is a fantastic way to end the day.
If you like to stay active, there are excellent walks along the coast or in the mountains that provide a beautiful backdrop to CLC World’s Costa del Sol resorts.
Tenerife is the perfect winter sun holiday destination with a year-round warm climate, and Costa Adeje, where CLC World’s Paradise resort can be found is particularly popular.
Time your visit right and you’ll get to experience Tenerife’s unique celebrations. The island’s ‘Carnaval de Santa Cruz’, held around February, is second only to Rio’s annual carnival in Brazil.
For golfers, there are courses aplenty, many designed by top golf pros and experts. If you love nature, then the dramatic Mount Teide National Park, or a day trip to La Gomera are a must. Why not connect with the ocean? Boats offering whale and dolphin trips run all year and you’ve a good chance of seeing these graceful creatures swimming alongside you.
Culture Vultures will love the older villages and towns which often have scintillating stories to be told. La Orotava, La Laguna and Santa Cruz where amazing architecture – both modern and historic – museums, galleries and stylish restaurants are waiting to be explored. An important part of any cultural experience is the local food, and Tenerife is no exception with its Spanish diet more than a little influenced by Africa and Latin America – a taste sensation, even if wrinkly potatoes sounds a bit odd!
Above all, the island of Tenerife is great for a long or short winter sun holiday and serves up some tasty activities and culinary delights too.