Spain through its Parador Hotels
Bielsa Parador (Huesca)
Cultural routes, golf, adventure and water sports, gastronomy, relaxation and beauty treatments, excursions to National Parks... what would you like to do on your holiday to Spain? Take note, because here we make a few suggestions so that you can make your choice and discover Spain through its Parador Hotels .
There are currently 94 Paradors all over Spain, offering more than 10,000 hotel places. These singular establishments also programme numerous leisure activities all year round. Whatever your age and hobbies, you are sure to find something that suits you.
...and art, medieval dinners and shows, wine tasting sessions and wine courses, tours to emblematic locations in Spain... The Parador Hotels offer you the chance to discover many of the cultural activities available in Spain. Sign up for a guided tour of the Great Mosque of Cordoba, one of the most extraordinary works of art ever created. Explore the historic centres of cities such as Segovia, Salamanca and Santiago de Compostela, which all have the UNESCO World Heritage designation, on routes organised by the Paradors themselves. And all this as you rest and relax in accommodation where comfort and exquisite service play the central role. What more could you ask for?
Sports for the more daring
If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, then you are in luck: the Parador Hotels are the perfect base from which to start your adventure, thanks to their active tourism programmes. If you stay at the Cazorla Parador you can visit the Cazorla National Park. Would you like to feel the excitement of white water rafting and kayaking in spectacular countryside settings such as the Sella or Miño Rivers, or the Grazalema Nature Reserve? Then just head for the Paradors in Cangas de Onís, Tui or Ronda. Other options are as follows: hot air balloon flights at the Vic-Sau Parador; scuba diving in El Hierro; caving alongside the Fuente Dé Parador, in the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains; horse-riding and 4x4 routes in the Sierra de Gredos Mountains. There is so much to choose from!
And, of course, golf
Spain is a vital destination for golf enthusiasts. Don't think twice: get started in the sport or improve your handicap, with intensive courses and golfing packages available, for example, at the Malaga Golf, El Saler, Aiguablava, Ayamonte, Benicarló and Jávea Paradors. Spectacular facilities at very competitive prices.
Countryside from south to north
Mountain boots and clothing, rucksack, water bottle, hat, sun cream, anorak in case of rain, and the desire to enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes you could imagine. Come and see for yourself: the Parador Hotels organise excursions in stunning areas such as the Tablas de Daimiel National Park, the Doñana National Park and the Monfragüe National Park, where you will be able to discover their flora and fauna. There is still more on offer. Go hiking in La Palma, an island with the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation; visit a unique spot such as the Roman mines at Las Médulas, a World Heritage site hidden in the mountains of Castile-León; look up at the stars from the Teide, Spain's highest peak… It's hard to resist, don't you think?
An oasis of sensations
Moorish baths and relaxing bubbles, beauty treatments, spa circuits in the heart of the countryside, massages facing the Mediterranean Sea... Sounds good, doesn't it? The Parador Hotels are an ideal option to take a break from the daily routine. Come alone, as a couple or with friends. At the Paradors in Cordoba, Hondarribia, Vielha, Zafra, and Limpias you will find an ideal blend of tranquillity and well-being to regenerate body and mind. Rest, health and relaxation: let yourself be tempted.
More information: Paradores de Turismo de España