Accommodation Update

Late Availability Latest

August availability is now getting scarce, especially for the week leading up to 15th as that is the annual town fiesta week.  While we are normally happy to take non Saturday to Saturday bookings we are now unable to take any more arrivals on Wed 9th August.  Arriving Sat 5th or Sat 12th should be fine though, as long as we can still find you a room.

The second half of August has a few more possibilities, but rooms are now definitely more of an issue. The main reason for this is with the introduction of the new villa and self catering licensing laws for Spain a huge amount of SC properties are no longer available legally, which has caused a knock on effect into hotel availability.

Definitely time to book now if you are still undecided, and we will do our utmost to get you your first choice of accommodation.

Too Busy /  Rushed Off Your Feet??

And, if you really busy and haven’t time to check out all the options then just click for a no obligation “Quick Quote” and just let us know how many of you there, how many bedrooms you’d like and when you’d like to come.

We’ll sift through the various accommodation options for you and then email you a detailed no obligation quotation, showing the exact pricing, the activity options, accommodation details and much more to read when you have a moment.

Cheap Flights For Family Activity Holiday

How to get the cheapest flights for your family activity holiday

Simple. Just follow these three simple rules…

  1. BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS AS SOON AS THEY COME OUT.
  2. BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS AS SOON AS THEY COME OUT.
  3. BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS ….

You may see a pattern arising here!  Seriously, though, the easyJet flights went on sale today (Thursday 6th October) for flights through to 25th June and Monarch have a 20% off sale on, so NOW is the time to book for the cheapest flight prices for your family activity holiday.  Quite simply you need to get those cheap flights booked NOW for your family activity holiday as the fights won’t be so cheap by the weekend and will have started to go up a lot by next Thursday!!

If you’re busy then just grab 30 seconds and fill in our activity holiday quick quote form and we’ll send you all the info you need.  All you need do is enter your name & email address, the dates you’re looking for and what kind of accommodation you’d like (e.g B&B, Half Board, etc) and hit “Get Quick Quote”.

As soon as the request lands we’ll get to work and check availability in the type of accommodation you’re looking for (nb Easter Week is already filling up fast as it’s the incredible Semana Santa processions) .  We’ll then compile a full detailed activity itinerary, more info on the hotel, confirm prices and send it back to you via e-mail, as well as a separate detailed colour brochure on the activities, local area and more.  And if you’re quick you’ll also qualify for an early booking offer as well!!

Summer Peak Season Holiday Flights

The easyJet flyer says the peak summer flights will go on sale in early November. Our recommendation is to get your email address down on the newsletter for all the budget airlines that operate from you closest airports (maybe use a resource like skyscanner.net to check out you haven’t missed one.  Everyone knows easyJet, Ryanair & Monarch, but we have loads of clients flying over using Norwegian who have superb deals from the UK (and free internet access on some flights as well !).

In the meantime, check out all the options on the web site and download a brochure so you’re all “teed up” and ready to pounce the second those cheap tickets are released.

And that, really, is all there is to getting the very best deal you can for your family activity holiday!!

New Activity Holiday Hotel

We’ve had our eyes on Hotel Casablanca for ten years now, and at long last we are now offering accommodation here for our activity holidays this year.

If you like the more quirky style rather then the corporate sameness of the big chains then this pick is going to be just right for you.  Featuring a great interpretation of Moorish architecture and decoration, with all the modern facilities you’d expect Casablanca is not going to disappoint – and with all your activities sorted out you’re pretty well guaranteed a fabulous holiday.

Hotel Casablanca

Hotel Casablanca

Hotel Casablanca

Foyer

Foyer

Balcony sea view

Balcony sea view

Bar

Bar

The location is also spot on – right next to the Penon del Santo where Abderraman I landed in 755 AD from Damascus, before going on to establishing the Emirate in Cordoba, ushering in 730 years of Moorish influence over the Iberian peninsular (the Arabs eventually left in 1489 after the eventual fall of Granada in 1492, at that time governed by Boabdil, to the opposing Christian forces under Ferdinand & Isabel – but more of that, if you wish, on Monday evening’s free guided wander around the old town).

A super hotel with a traditional Moorish theme and decorations, which is ideally situated next to the Penon del Santo and main San Cristóbal beach. The castle and Majuelo park are literally just around the corner jand the old town with all it’s tapas bars and restaurants is just a couple of minutes walk further on past the park.

Casablanca only gets graded as a two star, as it does not has a swimming pool, but the beach at San Cristobal is literally over the road and the decorations in the hotel more than make up for it, especially as being relatively small it is very atmospheric with its Moorish decor and intimate feel.

The hotel has WiFi internet access, restaurant, cafeteria and bar and a terrace overlooking the plaza, where at the weekends a small local craft market is held around the fountains, where locally made bargains of jewellery, ceramics, leather bags etc. can be found.

Wherever possible we try to obtain front facing rooms with balconies overlooking the plaza for our activity holiday clients, but please note these are limited and subject to availability. They are all allocated on a “first come – first served” basis – so early booking is absolutely vital (due to their popularity if you are looking for July to September then bookings should be made by end of January).

More information can be found on our website at activity holidays at Hotel Casablanca

 

Activity Holidays – New B&B Accommodation

We’ve been working hard over the festive season to bring even more options to you for your activity holiday accommodation choices.  Over the past few months a few people have asked for more choices along the “B&B” lines – something a bit less formal than a full on hotel experience, but still with quality rooms, decorations  and still close to the beaches and the old town.

View from terrace
View from terrace

Well, Julie has managed to find an absolute gem in Casa Roja – the Red House.  This is a super casa, run by Manuela, her partner Alvaro and Kana the labrador.

All the boxes are ticked, as it is just 10 mins walk into the old town, and the same or slightly less to the beach and water-park.  And, as always, with our activity holidays staying here we take care of all the transport to and from the activity sites, so you have no driving or parking worries while on holiday.   The house is decorated superbly in a traditional Andalucian style, with local themes and colours used throughout.  All the rooms have been named after the locally grown tropical fruits such as Chirimoyas, Granadas (pomegranates) and Mangos.

Guayaba Bunkroom

Guayaba Bunkroom

Mango Bedroom

Mango Bedroom

View to Pena Escrita from terrace

View to Pena Escrita from terrace

Mango

Mango

Aguacate Bedroom

Aguacate Bedroom

Living Room and view out to terrace

Living Room and view out to terrace

Papaya Bedroom

Papaya Bedroom

Granada Bedroom

Granada Bedroom

Terrace, Pool and view over Rio Verde

Terrace, Pool and view over Rio Verde

Poolside

Poolside

The house has a two floor layout, with communal areas in the upper level and the bedrooms and accommodation in the lower level.  The living room is surrounded by a lovely terrace, from which you can enjoy the views of the tropical crops and the surrounding mountains.  The spacious gardens of the house contain the swimming pool for summer use.  There is also a barbecue area for your use while you stay – and you are also welcome to use the kitchen whenever you wish, which is well equipped with everything you need during your stay.

Casa Roja easily sleeps 14 px – with a further 2px able to be accommodated on sofa style beds.  There are five spacious bedrooms, all air conditioned and decorated and finished to a high standard, with three of them having double beds with terrace (Granada, Mango & Aguacate), one of which (Granada) has a sofa bed so can accommodate 3px.

A further 2 twin rooms (Chirimoya & Papaya) are furnished with two single beds, and again one of these is also available with an additional sofa bed / folding bed for occupation for 3px.

There is also a further large “bunkroom” (Guayaba) which is fitted with with bunk beds. This sleeps up to 4 persons and is offered on a shared accommodation basis, or it may be reserved for dedicated use for children’s occupation or small groups subject to availability.  This gives great flexibility as it is ideal for, say, two families with families as you can park all the teenagers in their own bunk room!

All rooms share two separate bathrooms: one of them with shower and a bath, the other with shower. Television is available in the living room, with some English channels such as BBC News, CNBC.  Full tea & coffee making facilities as well as a large fridge are available in the kitchen, which is always available for your use.

The house is conveniently located in the Los Pinos area of Almuñécar, and has super panoramic views over the chirimoya fields in Rio Verde towards the mountains of Sierra de la Almijara and the Valley of Rio Verde, yet as mentioned is only a short 10 mins walk to the beach or old town – even less to the feria where the Friday and Sunday markets are held.

More info on these activity holidays

Please see our pages on activity holidays staying here, or download a brochure.