Post-vacation syndrome after Easter week? Don’t worry! Your next holidays are just around the corner. Enjoy your bank holidays in May and pamper yourself with some days in the sun. Discover the great array of suggestions that Fuerte Hoteles have prepared for you in the best destinations of Andalucia: Marbella, Conil, Torrox and Grazalema, unforgettable experiences at the best price.
Note down all the things you can do during these days. Are you going to stay at home? Look for a rewarding experience after so many efforts. It is a good moment to take some days off, especially for people working in Madrid, for they also celebrate their regional festivity.
Don’t miss the opportunity to recharge your batteries! We want to share some ideas with you, plans that you cannot afford to miss…
Sun and wellbeing in Marbella oasis
During your May bank holidays Labour Day is celebrated. We cannot think of a better way to pay a tribute to ourselves and to our daily work as to have your well-deserved rest. As the saying goes: “never put off till tomorrow what you can do today”, today you can have your summer taste by getting sunbathed and enjoying Marbella and la Costa del Sol’s privileged weather. Taste this and much more…for Marbella is a beautiful town ready to be discovered thanks to our guided tour. From Fuerte Hoteles we invite you to visit the most interesting places of the city, such as 16th century Plaza de los Naranjos, the town hall or the Avenida del Mar. The historical town center vividly contrasts with the luxury and glamour that is to be found in Puerto Banús: the highest-rated yachts, the best design boutiques and an elite atmosphere always present on Marbella coastline.
Life in the Costa del Sol also offers you the pleasure of good and healthy food. The typical “pescaíto frito” from Málaga, the famous “espetos”, sardines grilled in boats on the beach, and the best Mediterranean salads are offered in the beach bars or “chiringuitos” where you will be able to taste the Mediterranean in all its flavour. Fuerte Hoteles offers you a great gastronomical choice together with our Fuerte Experiencias, workshops where you will learn to prepare typical dishes from Andalucia such as “salmorejo” (tomato starter) or delicious cocktails, discovering the art of mixing colours, aromas and flavours in cold drinks and spirits.
The monumental city of Ronda is only 60 kilometers away. It is a place famous for its 19th century palaces and architecture, so typical in Andalucia at this time. Ronda brings together a great part of the cultural heritage of the province and it is the ideal getaway if you want to spend a quiet afternoon enjoying the sights. No doubt, this will be the icing of the cake for this dream holiday.
Fresh air? Yes, please!
Tired from the pollution of your city? Do you want to go far the madding crowd and only listen to the sounds of nature? Don’t worry! Fuerte Grazalema is the ideal place to spend your bank holidays in May.
Sierra de Grazalema is a unique natural site in Andalucía. There are several hiking trails where you will be able to see stunning landscapes and discover the impressive wildlife of these mountains. Water erosion has created beautiful canyons, such as 400 meters deep Garganta Verde gorge, excellent for canyoning. Besides, this water erosion has also created an underground labyrinth of caves and chasms, the Hundidero-Gato complex is outstanding among them for it is the longest cave in Andalucia.
During this year’s May bank holidays, we also advise you to enjoy the “Ruta del Pinsapo” (Spanish Fir Hiking Trail), which is an autochthonous protected species which is not accessible during the summer season in order to avoid fire risk and dangers. Photography lovers can benefit from the great variety of colours, reflects and frames which these mountains offer. In fact, several photography expeditions have taken place. Fuerte Hoteles offers botanic routes for those clients who wish to do so as well as a peculiar and interesting visit to a typical mill to show visitors the traditional milling process.
This May getaway will also give you the chance of getting closer to animals, an activity which is highly therapeutic and provides great wellbeing. Fuerte Hoteles also arranges visits to a traditional farm. This is a fascinating world that will make you travel in time to those old days through the natural richness and diversity of Andalucia.
The Andalucian touch
There is nothing like watching a sunset in Cádiz province. The dusk fascinating colours picture the most beautiful and typical Andalucian landscape in front of one of the most exotic beaches of the region. It is an experience that cannot be missed. Stay at Hotel Fuerte Conil – Costa Luz and enjoy this festival of colours while tasting the best wines of the region. Indulge yourself in this wellbeing and relaxing experience.
Get ready for the last sprint before your summer holidays. Take some time to indulge yourself and enjoy the best destinations in Andalucia.
Those thinking Conil only offers sun and good beaches are wrongly informed. This town has a privileged location and it was one of the key points of the siege. This explains the great cultural heritage of this town. Watchtowers such as Castilnovo, de Guzmán, Atalaya, Roche and El Puerco as well as other fortifications and churches transport you to the heart of Al Andalus when Arabs and Christians were fighting for this rich territory.
Conil is not only praised for its cultural heritage. Surf lovers can practice this sport in one of the most valued areas for this sport practice. Moreover, Conil offers adventure programs of activities, including mountain biking, horse riding and canoeing.
The best climate in Europe
If you want to enjoy the best climate of Europe and be delighted by the most stunning views of the Costa del Sol do not hesitate to stay at our Fuerte Calaceite en Torrox Costa Apartments. These are located only a few minutes away of the most important archeological sites in Prehistory in Western Mediterranean, the Nerja Caves or Cuevas de Nerja. Sun, nature and culture make up the best combination for next long weekend in May. Torrox is famous for its diverse and rich gastronomy which will satisfy even the most demanding gourmets. Typical dishes such migas (crumbles), las gachas (porridges) y la ensaladilla arriera (countryside salad) are some of the star recipes of the region, accompanied by the best traditionally made wine of the region elaborated with Muscatel grape.
And if you wish to explore nature in the area, the Ruta del Río Chillar (Chillar River Route) is only 12 minutes away, this is a natural site that brings together many hikers wishing to explore a water path surrounded by ferns, pine trees, carob trees and brambles picturing an incomparable landscape.
So, if you wish to get away and have a unique experience next long weekend in May, these are some ideas to spend and maximize your spare time in the last sprint before the summer. For Labor Day give yourself in, you well deserve a rest!