Escape to the sun
We all feel better relaxing in the sunshine and here at Escape to the sun we aim to provide you with the inspiration to find your perfect sunny getaway.
Escape to Andalucía…
Taste the tapas
One of the great mysteries of Spanish gastronomy is the origin of tapas. Whatever way they started life, tapas are popular across Spain and every region has its own variations.
Andalucía is no exception, with seafood dishes like Boquerones, Calamari Andaluz and Pesciato Frito being particularly popular!
Feel the Passion
Semana Santa is a HUGE event in the Andalucian calendar. From Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday the penitents carry huge platforms bearing scenes representing the Passion, death and resurrection of Christ in huge parades.
As the processions move through the streets, the air is heavy with incense and filled with music as the crowd lament the suffering and death of Christ.
Feel the rhythm
When people think of Spain, many people picture Flamenco dancers, clapping their castanets and stamping their feet and the roots of Flamenco are firmly planted in Andalucia. There are over fifty Flamenco styles.
A true Flamenco performance combines Toque, Cante y Baile (guitar, song and dance) in a show that is packed with emotional intensity.
Escape to Florida…
Park n’ ride
Orlando, FL, is theme park central and has more of them than any other place in the world. The six parks at Disney World Resort are just the tip of the iceberg!
So, if you want to catch the Hogwarts Express at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or fly into space on the Millennium Falcon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando has the ride for you.
Stretching 100 miles from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay, the Everglades are a slow-moving river that is 60 miles wide. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with a number of other special designations.
The Everglades are home to a number of endangered species and the only place in the world where both crocodiles and alligators live in the wild!
Find the Key
Made up of about 1,700 islands, the Florida Keys are a coral cay archipelago stretching 120 miles off the coast of Florida.
The keys are connected by 42 bridges. While many of the islands are uninhabited, the drive down along the keys has some amazing stop-off points. At the very end is Key West, which is just 60 miles from Cuba and has long been home to artists and writers.
Find your dream holiday home
What is your dream escape to the sun? Whether you want a villa that is right on the beach, a secluded mountain hideaway or a place that is right in the heart of the party scene, we have the perfect place for your sunshine escape.
Paradise Palms Resort 85, KissimmeePrice : £813.00
Encore Resort 394, KissimmeePrice : £1,008.00
Providence Resort 9, DavenportPrice : £760.00
Casa Encantadora, ÓrgivaPrice : £640.00
Casa Montaña, GaidovarPrice : £640.00
Villa Eneldo, FuengirolaPrice : £1,094.00
Windsor Palms Resort 60, KissimmeePrice : £653.00
Villa Tucan, Nueva AndalucíaPrice : £8,538.00
West Lucaya Village 5, KissimmeePrice : £538.00
Margaritaville 121, KissimmeePrice : £4,404.00
Villa Bucolico, BenahavísPrice : £7,814.00
Encore Resort 443, KissimmeePrice : £1,960.00
Hacienda Los Olivos, RondaPrice : £790.00
Storey Lake Resort 3, KissimmeePrice : £825.00
Casa de la Monja, Villanueva de la ConcepciónPrice : £824.00
Experience the best of the sun
Experience the dramatic views inside the Cueva de Nerja. Stretching almost 5 kilometres, the caves are one of Spain’s most visited tourist attractions and regular concert venue.
On the water...
Feeding into the Everglades, the 730-square-mile Lake Okeechobee, located in southeast Florida, is the second largest natural freshwater lake in mainland USA.
In the air...
Pinned to the steep walls of the El Chorro gorge, the Caminito del Rey, offers spectacular gorge views as you cross the walkway hanging 100 meters above the river below.
Florida is known for many things, but orange growing remains the state’s #1 industry, 100 million citrus trees across the state
The Spanish love to party and summer is the season of the Ferias. Taking place all accross Andalucía, the fiestas are up to week of dancing, drinking and socialising.
Taking the Mickey…
In November 1928, a star was born when Steamboat Willy was released. The film was the screen debut of Mickey Mouse (minus the trademark white gloves).
New holiday homes in the sun to rent
La Zarza, El Gastor
Well presented whitewashed cottage with terrace and pool overlooking lake & mountain vistas
El Dolmen de Alaju, El Gastor
Luxury holiday home with pool for enjoying stunning lake, mountain & Moorish castle views
Casa Benisalte, Órgiva
Well-equipped peaceful casa with secluded gardens, enticing pool and Sierra views
Cortijo Las Gallinas, Órgiva
Well appointed house with pool, covered terrace & stunning mountain views!
Casa Buganvilla, Órgiva
Beautifully presented casa with pool, garden, covered terrace & mountain vistas