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Which is the best area to stay in Ibiza?

June 27, 2019 0 Comments

Holiday to Ibiza 2019. If you are looking for the best area to stay in Ibiza, you can choose between these countries:

  • Playa d'En Bossa
  • Ibiza città (Eivissa)
  • Sant Antoni de Portmany
  • Cala Tarida
  • Santa Eularia des Riu
  • Es Canar
  • Cala Sant Vincent
  • Cala Portinax

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Best area Ibiza

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Updated Giugno 2019
Moira Tips

LIGURIA: What are the best cities to stay in?

June 27, 2019 0 Comments

Best villages to stay in Liguria di Levante (eastern area)

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Best cities to stay in Liguria

  • Camogli 
  • Portofino 
  • Portovenere e il Golfo dei Poeti 
  • Sestri Levante 
  • Rapallo 
  • Lerici 
  • Santa Margherita Ligure 
  • Cinque terre
  • Bogliasco 
  • Sori 
  • Recco 
  • Avegno
  • Uscio 
  • Lavagna

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What are the best cities to stay in Liguria?

Updated Giugno 2019
Moira Tips

BEST AREA TO STAY in LAKE GARDA

April 08, 2019 0 Comments
Lake Garda, the most beautiful villages are:

  1. Sirmione
  2. Salò
  3. Peschiera
  4. Lazise
  5. Desenzano
  6. Riva del Garda
  7. Garda city

best area to stay in lake garda
Best area to stay In Garda

Let's start our trip...

Lake Garda where to sleep? Where to stay at Lake Garda? Better Sirmione or Desenzano? Best location on Lake Garda. The most beautiful countries to stay at Garda lake.

Hi I'm Moira, born and grew up in Italy. Today I'll talk about one of my favorite areas in Northern Italy...

where to sleep at Lake Garda
Sirmione castello scaligero

LAKE GARDA: BEST AREA TO STAY



Personally I prefer 👉 to stay in Desenzano as a base for visiting the lake and going out in the evenings. There are various accommodations: apartment, starred hotel, and the downtown is full of bars, ice cream parlors, pizzerias, restaurants, events ...

⇨ If I want to sunbathe and swimming in the lake, I prefer to stay in Manerba del Garda. I really like the view in this area: it was love at first sight. In fact I have already booked 2 weekends in July and August at this lakefront hotel. 👉 Manerba del Garda.
The beaches are pebbly, free or with the possibility to rent sunbeds and deckchairs, there is a kilometer walk along the coast and on the other side there are all the residences and campsites full of tourists.

👉 Self-catering lake Garda

Also nice to visit the "island of rabbits" (The island of San Biagio): an island far 200 meters from the coast can also be reached by walking through the stretch of water that separates it from the mainland. To do during the low tide.

Manerba del Garda

In the picture I was in the middle of Lake Garda just near the island of San Biagio. From here you can see a wonderful sunset.


Lake Garda, the most beautiful locations in all seasons



  • Sirmione

Best place to stay in lake garda for couples

For those who prefer lively places, the most beautiful place in Garda is certainly Sirmione.
The village of Sirmione is as fascinating as it is crowded with tourists. One of the most famous and visited places of Garda thanks to the famous Aquaria Thermal SPA with its outdoor swimming pools heated in winter.

In the evening Sirmione lights up like a little Paris, there are numerous restaurants and bars for all tastes so if you want to stay in a lively center, even if small, I suggest you stay here. In summer it is very crowded especially on weekends. The season starts at Easter and lasts until the end of October.

Scaliger Castle, Sirmione


Tip: Choose an accommodation with parking included otherwise you will have to pay a parking space in this area and they are quite expensive.

If you are traveling in the summer, I suggest you to stay in this Holiday Village near Sirmione where the parking space is included in the price and you can enjoy a beautiful swimming pool.
Staying in the center of Sirmione is not comfortable, the area is a ztl (Limited traffic zone).
Better to stay just outside the Scaliger castle or in neighboring towns like Colombare and Lugana, it is less expensive. However, if you want to experience the magic of staying in the center of Sirmione, prefer this structure where you can park in the backyard, for free: ⇨ stay in Sirmione peninsula.

To know: There is a convenient shuttle bus service that from Colombare takes you directly in front of the Sirmione castle gate. The cost is € 1 each way per person (simple travel ticket can be purchased on the ground for € 1.00 or € 1.50 if you buy the ticket on board the bus).


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Garda where to sleep in...



  • Salò



Salò is located in the south-west part of Lake Garda in the zone known as the Riviera dei Limoni: among the mountains, natural landscapes and tranquility.

The most touristic area of Salò, and the most characteristic, is enclosed in the historical center composed narrow streets, alleys and squares with ancient noble palaces, elegant shops, numerous restaurants and hotels. Surely, together with Riva del Garda, it is one of the most chic areas of the lake with its Art Nouveau buildings.

Salò, Garda lake


Beaches: In Salò you will find free beach equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas (if you want to pay the rental) and a part of the beach allowed for dogs.

Staying on Lake Garda can be quite expensive. If you want to save money, I advice you to look for an accommodation not just in front of the lake but in the neighboring countries. If you are looking for a place with reasonable prices to be on Lake Garda, with a nice terrace overlooking the lake and a garden overlooking the mountains, I suggest the House of one of the group members I manage on Facebook: Elsa Anselmini. She and her beautiful family are local experts who will help you by giving you tips on things to do and visit. Check availability 👉 Lake Garda holiday apartment.



  • Riva del Garda



Riva del Garda is surrounded by mountains, the climate here will be more variable and cool compared to the southern countries of the lake (Desenzano, Sirmione ...) so if you are looking for a location with a more tolerable climate in summer, head here.

lago di garda
Riva del Garda view from the lake

Riva del Garda is the area indicated for those looking for a wide beach and / or a lover of water sports. The city is cosmopolitan, there are many German tourists. The historic center is as characteristic as all the villages on Lake Garda. There are a good number of accommodation, facilities and is a good starting point to see the upper part of Lake Garda and the neighboring Trentino towns.

alloggiare sul garda
Riva del Garda

I recently stayed in Riva del Garda (early January), I stayed in a very comfortable hotel near the lake and the historic center (but not in the ztl area).
It's called 👉 Grand Hotel Liberty.

There are various rooms with affordable prices to be a Grand hotel. Included in the price there was the use of the internal SPA (swimming pools and saunas) and the abundant breakfast with a very inviting buffet: mini krapfen (delicious), cakes, speck jams and local cheeses. There are often discount offers for booking a room. Good location for a romantic weekend.

Riva del Garda
Hotel Liberty, Riva del Garda




  • Desenzano


Best area on Lake Garda for shopping


There are a few beaches in Desenzano and rather small. The most comfortable equipped with a bar and a sunbed and deck chair is located just outside the historic center and it is called "Desenzanino Sea side resort".
The local market takes place every Tuesday morning along the street overlooking the lake in the downtown core.
Along the coast there are also the most popular discos, pubs, clubs... for nightlife lovers.
I always stay around via Olimpia in one of the many apartments in this area because there are convenient parking lots (free in low season ). The accommodation along this area are near the beach like this B & B overlooking the lake. See the accommodations in the recommended area, in the map below ⇩:


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  • Lazise and Peschiera


Garda where to sleep for theme parks


Lazise and Peschiera are the best places to stay to reach the most popular amusement park in this area from the best known Gardaland (located in Ronchi in the town of Castelnuovo del Garda) to Movieland (Lasize), Caneva world aquapark (located in Pacengo, fraction of Lazise). A few kilometers away from each other, as you can see in the map below.


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They are 2 very pretty places. Villages full of narrow alleys, shops, restaurants, hotels. Both in Peschiera and Lasize you can find a corner where you can lie down to sunbathe but if you really want to suggest the widest and longest beach area, choose, without a doubt, Peschiera del Garda. This apartment is 200 meters from the lakefront Mazzini ⇨ B & B in Peschiera .



  • Garda city



Garda is a village located on the east coast of the homonymous lake.
As you can see in the pictures, there is a nice old town also full of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels like all the villages of the lake as they are very touristy and visited.

garda piazza
Garda downtown


From the historical center a road runs along the lake where people, in some area without rocks, sunbathe. The photo below is not retouched, colors are just those of the lake that I photographed in one of my beloved walks.
If you want to stay in this area for a weekend, I recommend a modern B & B with parking included ⇨ best are to stay in Garda.

lago di Garda
Garda lake panorama

Well, my tips are finished. I guided you to discover the 6 most popular villages of Garda where to stay.
Whatever your choice, I'm sure you'll be fine because they are all wonderful places.
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Aggiornato Ottobre 2017
Moira R.

BEST PLACE TO STAY IN FORMENTERA

March 28, 2019 0 Comments
Best places to stay in Formentera:

  • Es Pujols
  • Platja Migjorn
  • La Mola
  • La Savina
  • San Ferrán de ses Roques
  • Es Caló de Sant Agustí
  • Cala Saona

Best area to stay in Formentera
best place to stay in Formentera

WHERE TO STAY IN FORMENTERA


The area in which I recommend staying in Formentera is Es Pujols which is the liveliest area, with beautiful beaches, bars and restaurants by the sea. And it is the area favored by the Vips (sockplayers, soubrette ...).

HOLIDAYS in FORMENTERA do it yourself

- 3 steps to organize the trip -

☑️ Formentera does NOT have an airport that can be reached by ferry. The easiest way is to fly with Ryanair to Ibiza.
☑️ From the port of Ibiza you can reach Formentera by hydrofoil or ferry.
☑️ Book a hotel or apartment on Booking. If you do not see the map with the prices of the various structures, refresh the page and / or enter the relevant date. 👇 Prices are per accommodation and not per person.



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BEST PLACES TO STAY IN FORMENTERA


  • Es Pujols


Formentera is a wild island completely different from the neighboring Ibiza. If you want to stay "out of the world" for a few days laying down in one of the beautiful beaches that surround the island, Formentera is the place for you.

BUT if you want to stay in a touristic place in Formentera in which there are shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs... look for an accommodation in Es Pujols.

In this village the evenings are lively, it is the most frequented place on the island, there are many tourists.
I recommend Es Pujols to those who do NOT want to be too secluded.
Favorite area for VIPs (footballers and celebrities): you can find them in June, hardly in August, when there is the peak of the flow of tourists.

The Balearic Islands are not an economic destination in the summer months especially in Es Pujols you risk not to find anything, if you don't book early.

Es Pujols is close to the 2 most popular beaches of the island that extend into this isthmus (they are really suggestive):

  • Platja de Llevant, 
  • Playa de Illetas

Platja de Llevant, Playa de illetas
Best beaches in Formentera

If you want to stay near this area/beach, I suggest:

👉 Hotel Rosamar Playa de Llevant




  • Platja Migjorn (Playa Mitjorn)


I stayed in this part of the island on my first trip to Formentera, so many years ago in June.

This photo of Migjorn is offered by TripAdvisor

This part of the island is more windy and has consequently the rough sea than the other shore. There wasn't much to do in June. The area is quieter than Es Pujols.
From this beach you can see a beautiful sunset: one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Photos do not make the idea.

This photo of Playa de Migjorn is courtesy of TripAdvisor

In Migjorn there is a wide beach, as you can see in the picture. Since the area is "fresher" it is recommended to stay here in the hottest periods: late July - mid-August.

👉 This guest house is just 300 m from the Migjorn beach.


  • La Savina

Small village where ferries dock. In this place there is the tourist office so I advise you to go there to get the map of the island and some brochures.

This photo of La Savina is offered by TripAdvisor


Ideal place for those who want to stay in a quieter and economic area compared to Es Pujols but easily reach, by bus, car or scooter.

If you want to stay near La Savina it is best to look for accommodation that faces the Estany des Peix lagoon.
The suggested residence has a beautiful location overlooking the lagoon from which you can watch the sunset.

👉 Lago Dorado Residence


  • San Ferrán de ses Roques


This village does not overlook the sea but is a place in the hinterland of Formentera and I recommend it to those who want to take a touring vacation. Considering that the island is narrow, when I say "inland", It means that Playa de ses Illetes and La Savina are about 5 kilometers away.

This area is a good starting point to visit the whole island and the prices are lower than accommodation in the tourist areas. For some it may be a good compromise.
Evenings can be spent in the downtown: there are several restaurants with a nice atmosphere.

Apartment a San Ferrán de ses Roques

  • Es Caló de Sant Agustí


Here we are on the northern side of the island. The area is wilder, the accommodation are holiday apartments rather then hotel. The beach is "wild" as you can see in the picture.

The sea of ​​Formentera is something spectacular: a succession of isthmuses and coves where it is really impossible not to dip.

Apartment a Es Caló de Sant Agustí

This photo of Playa Ses Platgetes is offered by TripAdvisor


  • Cala Saona

Cala Saona is a beautiful conca beach. An isolated cove which is accessed from a road shaded by the surrounding vegetation.

Cala Saona
Cala Saona, Formentera

If your ideal holiday is a secluded place in the midst of nature where you can see romantic sunsets, I suggest you this hotel located a few meters from this beautiful beach of Formentera.

👉 Hotel Cala Saona



What to do in Formentera?


- Sunbathe on the beach,
- Diving,
- Visiting the wild island to discover coves, villages...
- Espalmador boat ride: private island near Formentera (crystal clear water).

This photo of Es Espalmador is offered by TripAdvisor

- Pilar del Mola: lighthouse with panoramic view
- Cap de Barbaria (lighthouse)

what to see formentera

- Calo Des Mort: Tropical sandy beach. Beach bordered by rocky cliffs, with clear water, fine sand and panoramic view.
- Camí de Sa pujada: trekking! Following this ancient Roman road, you will see a breathtaking panorama.

Calo des Mort

Getting around the island


The ferry that departs from Ibiza will head to La Savina. As all the tourists disembark here, you will find numerous rental agencies for scooters, bicycles... And also the bus that takes you to the main tourist resorts.

Curiosity:

Formentera owes its name to the Romans who named it Fromentaria which means the island of wheat.
The island is flat, without mountains with salt marshes, vegetation and inlets.


Well, that's all! If the article is useful to you, or you want to suggest to your friends a destination for summer holidays, you can share this article clicking the symbol of social you see below.

We will update, to the next travel guide. 😉

updated march 2019
Moira R.

BEST AREA TO STAY IN DUBAI

January 04, 2019 0 Comments
Best area to stay in Dubai:

  • Jumeirah Beach / Marina area - for sea stays
  • Burj Al Arab of Dubai and / or Jumeirah Beach Hotel - for luxury
  • Al Barsha - budget accommodation
  • Jebel Ali - near expo 2020
  • Dubai Creek - to visit the old area
Best area to stay in Dubai
Best area to stay in Dubai

Where to stay in Dubai? Where to sleep near the most beautiful beach in Dubai? Where to stay in Dubai if you want to visit Expo 2020? Where are the cheapest accommodations in Dubai? What are the most beautiful hotels?

Dubai is a fascinating destination to see: skyscrapers, incredible architectural structures from a thousand and one nights, beaches, artificial islands ... there is something for everyone whether you go to Dubai for work, to see the expo or  for a holiday.

BEST AREA TO STAY IN DUBAI


Dubai can be divided into different areas and the best place to stay can be found starting from your needs: if you prefer to stay close to the sea, to the city or to the expo, if you want a luxury or cheaper accommodation.

Let's see them together:


  • Jumeirah Beach / Marina area


WHERE TO STAY IN DUBAI NEAR THE BEACH



This area is suitable for those looking for the classic seaside holiday. Jumeirah beach is considered the most beautiful beach in Dubai.
Quite crowded during the high season (from November until Easter). This area is the best to stay near the souk madinat where there is a great variety of restaurants, bars and cafes.

Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Dubai Jumeirah Beach


In this area there are many hotels, resorts and residential complexes, including the Burj Al Arab hotel (Arab Tower), the Wild Wadi Water Park, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the ancient Madinat Jumeirah. The area favored by tourists from all over the world where to sunbathe. The most expensive resorts are located in this area... 8000 euros per night.😱

Book in this accommodation  Dubai Backpackers (beachside)


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Burj Al Arab of Dubai or Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Dubai luxury accommodation


👉 If you are looking for a luxurious beachfront hotel, a 5-star hotel with a private beach, consider staying at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel or the more Arabian style Jumeirah Al Qasr.

best area to stay in Dubai
bets area to stay in Dubai

On average, the price for both structures is around 5.00 euros per night, per couple. 👉 The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world known as "sailing": like the others mentioned above, it is close to the beach, shops and is a good starting point to visit the various tourist routes nearby . A suite costs an average of 1000 euros per night per couple.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel dubai
Jumeirah Beach Hotel overlooking Burj Al Arab

If you are on a honeymoon, consider staying on the Palm Jumeirah Island which, as you can see in the image, is that imposing structure on the circumference of the circle. It is located on a man-made island in the shape of a palm tree in the middle of the sea. Suggestive location ⇩⇩⇩

artificial island Dubai
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


  • Al Barsha

Dubai cheap accommodation


👍 If you want to stay in this area but looking for accommodation with prices much more affordable, I recommend you stay at the Park Regis Boutique Hotel. The average is € 150 per night per couple (unless you are a Genius client on Booking.)

👉 The cheapest accommodation in Dubai is in the area call: Al Barsha, area also useful for business trips. Here is a list of the cheapest accommodation for Dubai.



  • Jebel Ali

Where to stay in Dubai for work


👉 If you are looking for a place with a great location that has a conference room and a meeting room, opt for the Atana Hotel.


WHERE TO STAY IN DUBAI NEAR EXPO 2020

EXPO 2020 Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Exhibition center under construction


Jebel Ali: located in the south-west area of ​​Dubai. It is an industrial and residential area in which there are large skyscrapers, towers, suitable for those who want to stay close to the expo area.
The Jebel Ali Marina and Jebel Ali Palm Islands (Dubai Waterfront) are located on the coast: it is a group of artificial islands under construction in Dubai.

The expo area is located on an area called: Dubai Investment Park I predict that they will build several facilities near the expo.
 👉 Staying in Dubai for the expo.
Calculate that you can book accommodation on booking for Dubai with 1 year and 3 months in advance so just unlock the dates for the period that welcomes the expo, you should book to get more competitive prices. Mark it in your diary.


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  • Dubai Creek

WHERE TO STAY IN DUBAI the oldest part


The oldest part of "Dubai Creek": this is the oldest part of Dubai where you can see the enormous diversity with the modern city. The Creek (Khor Dubai), a natural canal, can be visited on wooden boats and have dinner on board. Find the souks, the small spice markets, the shops selling silk and gold...
It's the neighborhood that's farthest from the Expo 2020, about 50 kilometers away.
If you want to stay a few nights in this area, I suggest you this hotel with a nice view of the city and the canal.

The main Dubai highway is called Sheikh Zayed Road, you will have to go there to visit the modern city and see its many attractions.

Best period to go to Dubai


If you are considering organizing a vacation to Dubai, you can go during the Dubai expo that will take place from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.

Tip: if you can, it is better to organize the trip in winter so as not to be invested by the very torrid temperatures of this area risking to be segregated always in air-conditioned buildings. In spring, and especially in summer, it is very hot, it often goes over 40 degrees.

The Dubai expo, now under construction, will be held in an exhibition area of ​​45,000 square meters (for which you wear comfortable shoes 😅) and will be easily reachable from any hotel thanks to the "Metro Expo" (line under construction) or taking an "Expo Riders" bus dedicated to the event.

The exhibition area will be built near the Al Maktoum airport. See the map in the dedicated chapter.

Well, I hope I helped you choose the best area to stay in Dubai. I am sure you will be fascinated by this city of many facets and opportunities.
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updated january 2019
Moira R.

TENERIFE: BEST AREA TO STAY FOR NIGHTLIFE

July 07, 2018 0 Comments

BEST AREA TO STAY IN TENERIFE

So, if you want to have fun or you're single and you want to meet boys and girls from all over Europe, the only area to stay is Playa de las Americas. If you are a homosexual, the best area is Playa del Ingles, in Gran Canaria.


Beware! Follow my advice if you do not want to booking a hotel full of families with children, or retired people.
  1. Hotel Sol Tenerife: best for nightlife, close to restaurants, shops, pubs and night clubs.
  2. Apartamentos Playa Azul, 300 meters from the most popular beach: playa de Troya
  3. Palm beach Tenerife: if you want an ocean view room.
  4. Catalonia Oro Negro: Late check out? No problem, in this hotel you have the opportunity, on the day of check out, to leave your luggage and use a courtesy bathroom where you can take a shower before leaving.
  5. Hotel Noelia Tenerife Sur: only for adults, for those who do not want children in the hotel.


Canary Islands are not like the Balearics

The Balearics are 2 hours away from the Canary Islands. It will take more time to reach the Canaries from any continental country in Europe. If you hate to stay on the plane over 4 hours think about it.
Formentera, another Balearic island, needs more time to be reached because it has not an airport, so you need to fly to Ibiza and than take a ferry.
So if you've already experienced a holiday in Ibiza, and you want to replicate, I'm sorry to say that it's not the same thing to go to the Canaries.
However... if you want to visit Tenerife, looking for best area for nightlife, where there are pubs, clubs and you can meet other young couples or singles, follow my advice to stay in the most lively area in ​​Tenerife.



Best tourist place to stay in Tenerife 



The best place in ​​Tenerife for entertainment is, doubtless, located in the south of the island.
You also considers that the South of Tenerife is very frequented by retired people looking for a sunny and mild weather, especially in winter.
The area of ​​Playa de las Americas with its beautiful beaches, with a favourable climate compared to the countries of the North, the numerous shops, shows and entertainment, makes it coveted by almost all tourists, not only young people looking for fun.
There are lots of accommodations in Playa Las Americas, and if you're in charge of choosing the apartment to spend the holidays with your friends, it's better that you choose the right area and the right hotel (otherwise they will get angry with you).
So... Follow my advice and you will make a great impression.
Below you will find a list of the structures in  the center of Tenerife nighlife.


Girls holiday to Tenerife

This is an email that I have received from some girls for an advice. I hope you can also clarify your doubts:
We are 3 young girls who want to spend a holiday in Tenerife in Playa de las Americas. Can you recommend a hotel with entertainments and pool?
Hello girls! If you are planning to stay in Playa de las Americas, you will not need a hotel with entertainments. Simply go out from the hotel and you will find pubs, music, shops, restaurants, karaoke... all the entertainments you want.
All hotels have a swimming pool and sometimes even private apartment residences have one in the complex.

Book one of these 4 hotel listed here ⇩⇩⇩. You will be fine.
Sol Tenerife:  in the downtown.


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Sol Tenerife pool
This hotel wins the position both for the proximity to sea and nightlife street.
It is big so you will also find families with children (that who have not read my post dedicated to "Tenerife with the children") in which I recommend less chaotic place.
Sol Tenerife is the top for those who want to stay at the centre of Tenerife's nightlife.


Apartamentos Playa Azul:  near the beach
Hotel 300 meters from the beach: with parking and wifi included.
Wide range of options with breakfast, half or full board.
There are also rooms equipped for guests with disabilities.


Palm beach Tenerife: ocean view
Situated in the same area of ​​the Tenerife Sol but more "chic".

Hotel Noelia Tenerife Sur: adults only
This is the option that I recommend for tourists who do not like to see children running around the pool or crying in the restaurant, in fact it is only accessible to adults: + 18.

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Updated Luglio 2018
Moira R.
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