Summer is over, so it’s time to move on. After a great holiday, beat the downturn by preparing your next getaway. The weather is still warm, the days are still long and there are many places to surprise you. Beat those post-vacation blues with one of Rusticae Hotel‘s five trips for September.
Hotel Villa Oniria: Head to Granada
Discover this beautiful World Heritage City after tourists leave and the university students return to restore its genuine spirit. Visiting the Alhambra is mandatory, but Granada houses many other monuments and spots which reveal its ancient history and meeting of cultures. Admire the Cathedral, get lost in the alleyways of the Albaicín, enjoy a sunset from the San Nicolás viewpoint, stroll along the banks of the Darro River and taste the delicious tapas. Stay at the Hotel Villa Oniria in the heart of the city to make your stay in Granada unforgettable. It is loaded with good taste, exquisiteness and luxury, where tranquility and romanticism meet.
La Calma: Indulge yourself in Ribadesella
If you didn’t have time to rest after a non-stop summer holiday, come to Ribadesella and let yourself be pampered at the Casa Rural La Calma. This adults-only hotel is a sanctuary to enjoy relaxation and wellness retreats. There are only five rooms to maintain intimacy and communion with nature. In the wellness centre, a variety of massages and holistic treatments is offered, as well as workshops, retreat programs, meditation, yoga and personal and spiritual coaching. The finishing touch is provided by the Asturian landscape, so you can combine relaxation with nature, Picos de Europa, beaches and charming towns, such as Ribadesella, Llanes or Cangas de Onís.
Five hotels for a city break in Barcelona
In Barcelona, the arrival of September is exciting because the Mercè Festival is celebrated then. Created in 1871 in honour of the Virgen de la Mercè, the city’s patron, this is the most important festival in the city, with a wide range of activities, concerts and street performances. The Castellers in the Plaça de Sant Jaume, the parades of giants and cabezudos (typical festival figures with oversized head), the correfocs and the pyromusical in the Montjüic Fountains are some of the highlights which take place from September 20 to 24. At Rusticae, there are several ideal options for your getaway: Hotel Balmes Residence and Granados 83 in the very heart of Eixample, the urban and contemporary Grand Derby Suite, Arai Hotel in the Gothic quarter, Bagués Hotel on the Ramblas and the quiet Arrey Alella Hotel, just 15 km from the city.
Casas de Pousadoro: A getaway to the shore of the Duoro River
Another way to overcome post-vacation syndrome is a trip to Portugal for a rest on the banks of the Douro River. Surrounded by nature and charming villages, wine is the draw of this region, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. In addition, now in September you can experience the harvest in the Douro Valley. Casas de Pousadouro is right on the shore of the river, where you can savour the region’s excellent local cuisine.
La Casa del Rector: A must in Castile
If you want to capture the Castilian culture, tradition and flavour, don’t miss a trip to Almagro in the heart of Ciudad Real. Campo de Calatrava houses interesting attractions, such as Plaza Mayor, palaces and several churches and convents. Almagro is also an important exponent of Spanish theatre, with its magnificent Corral de Comedias. Stay at the Spa Hotel La Casa del Rector, where you can choose to sleep in its most traditional space or in the most avant-garde, where design and smart home features prevail. Or you can also enjoy the travel experience Almagro, a tour of one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, historical-artistic complex and cradle of the classical theatre.
Originally published by Rusticae.
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