5 Secret Summer Getaways

There are some stunning places around the world that we simply don’t know about, so that’s where we have come to help. Whether you’re looking for a city break or a beach holiday, there are places worldwide you may not even realise existed. We are going to break down our top 5 summer getaways, telling you exactly why you should consider them as your summer holiday.

1. Malcesine, Verona, Italy

Tucked away in the stunning and romantic province of Verona, Malcesine is a small town with a population of around 3500. It is set on the stunning Lake Garda, with views over the lakes and the surrounding hills. You are never too far away from the town life of Verona, but far enough away to be able to see the true beauty that Italy has to offer, and towns like Malcesine show it off in its full glory. You can take a boat tour around Lake Garda, allowing you to see the incredible scenery that attracts tourists and celebrities alike on a yearly basis.

Verona itself is a medieval town, that still holds all its historic beauty. It was made famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with a 14th-century residence nicknamed “Juliet’s balcony” one of the many popular tourist destinations. Verona is around an hour and a half’s drive from Malcesine so can be visited during your stay if you are able to rent a car.

Malcesine

2. Estepona, Costa Del Sol, Spain

Estepona is one of Spain’s prettiest towns set in the Costa Del Sol in Southern Spain. With a palm-lined promenade the runs alongside the Playa de la Rada beach, Estepona is an ideal family holiday destination for a quiet holiday break on the beach. Estepona still holds is natural and historic beauty, with the flow-laden old town square of Plaza de las Flores, home of the eclectic collection of artworks called the Colección Garó. There is also a water park only a stone’s throw away, providing great family entertainment for a day out.

There are numerous holidays to Estepona provided by On the Beach, you can get in touch with them today to find out more information and book your stay.

Estepona, Spain

3. Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Cochem is located in the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany and is the perfect destination for travels looking for an authentic taste of German life. With a population of just over 5000, Cochem was made famous because of its River, the many vineyards and its medieval town centre. Not only this, but it also plays home to half-timbered homes, a number of winding romantic alleyways and a 1000-year old castle dominating the skyline.

If you’re looking for a taste of life in Germany, EasyJet can provide you with flights to major airports across the country.

Cochem, Germany

4. Lauterbrunnen, Bern, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen is one of the most impressive and simply awe-inspiring areas of Switzerland, in the shadow of over 70 waterfalls. It is set in a large nature reserve, surrounded by mountains, hills and valleys, ideal for anyone looking for a walking and trekking holiday. This is a paradise for anyone looking to venture into a place that is untouched and unspoiled nature.

If you’re a fan of authentic villages and small, yet charming hotels, then Lauterbrunnen is the place for you. In the winter it is home to snowsports, however, in the summer, it attracts hiking fanatics from all over the world. Don your walking boots and set off to discover Europe’s tallest waterfall, Staubbach.

Staubbach Waterfall

5. San Andres, Santa Cruz, Tenerife

San Andres is a colourful and pretty village set just a few kilometres from Santa Cruz in Tenerife, part of the Spanish Canary Islands. San Andres is the oldest village in Tenerife, so if you’re looking for a bit of Spanish culture and history, then it’s perfect for you.

If architecture and village scenery is not for you, then San Andres faces the Las Teresitas beach, a long, golden sanded beach ideal for taking time out and relaxing either on the beach or in the stunning crystal clear blue waters. You can spend your day on the beach, and your evening soaking up the traditional Spanish nightlife in the village.

Booking.com can provide you with your accommodation needs, so if you’re interested in heading over to San Andres, get in touch with them and they will be happy to assist you.

Playa Teresitas