Each year millions of people travel to European shores for sunshine, sand, sea and to spend some time away from their daily lives. Europe’s climate varies an incredible amount and there are countless destinations that offer glorious weather and beachside resorts. If you are planning to head to a European destination for your vacations this year then you are going to be overwhelmed with choices, to help you make a decision we’ve rounded up some of the best European destinations for 2016.
The sun-soaked resort of Marbella in Spain’s southern Cost del Sol region has for many years been considered the European playground of the rich and famous. Thankfully for the rest of us, Marbella now offers several options regardless of your budget. The Spanish resort has some of the best beaches in Spain and is famous for it’s ‘Golden Mile’ of nightclubs and restaurants. The accommodation on offer in Marbella ranges from uber-luxurious to budget hotels and there is plenty of choice. Marbella also has several golf courses and the beaches are packed with activities for all. Regarding flights you can easily find a discount holiday to Spain with a quick search online, such is Spain’s popularity, there are several airlines and travel companies that offer fantastic prices.
The Croatian city of Dubrovnik may not be an area of Europe that you have considered visiting but we’re here to tell you that it should most definitely be on your ‘places to travel’ list. The city is set on the warm and clear blue Adriatic sea and enjoys a warm temperature all year round and during the Summer, temperatures can soar. The beaches in Dubrovnik are of an excellent quality and though the city has a good level of tourism, it is never over-crowded. The ace up Dubrovnik’s sleeve is that the city itself is surrounded by walls and it’s pedestrian-only old town is the perfect place to relax with a refreshment and some local food. Within the city walls it does not feel at all like you are in a beach resort or holiday destination, more like a classic European city with stunning gothic architecture. Dubrovnik has the best of both World’s and you should be considering it for your vacations this year.
Tenerife is an island in-between Spain and Africa, it is extremely popular amongst tourists thanks to it’s hot climate all year round and cheap flight options. The island is dominated by Mount Teide, a volcano that not only overlooks the island, but contributes, and has contributed to the landscape of Tenerife and the multicoloured sand on it’s famous beaches. The colour of the sand in Tenerife ranges from black to white and golden yellow and despite the island’s popularity, you don’t have to look to far to find one of them uninhabited. The island is geared up for tourism and has some excellent resorts and private holiday rentals. For something a little different, head to the incredible Siam water park in Tenerife, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the World. There is plenty to do in Tenerife whether you want to bronze yourself on a beautiful beach, or get the blood pumping with some water activities, it is all here for you, all year round.