Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland

Glendalough is a glen (long and deep valley of glacial origin where a river can flow down the valley) and a village in Ireland, located in the Wicklow County Mountains National Park. Its name means Valley of two lakes. The village was established by a hermit priest, Saint Kevin, in the 6th century on the site of a former monastery. Many of his followers wanted to follow him and settled in the valley too. There is a 33-meter round tower, which was used to protect relics, books and chalices, and a Celtic high cross known as Saint Kevin’s Cross. The village was established on the side of Lower Lake and the cliffs north of Upper Lake are recognized as popular climbing places.

Tips

There is no admission fee to enter the park or the site of the old monastery but you should leave your car in the car parks nearby and pay for your place. From here you can visit everything on foot.

You can visit all year round respecting the opening hours of the parking barriers, which are closed at night.

You will find several mountain trails. However, there are no guided or supervised hikes.

 

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

Ibiza is a Spanish island forming part of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. World famous for its summer festivals and personalities visiting its famous nightclubs; the most famous one is Le Pacha. It was also the favorite of hippies, fairly visited between 1960 and 1980. The mild temperatures remain there all year.

Tips

If you like to eat fresh fish, this is one of the nicest places to do it on a pretty terrace by the sea.

If you love history and culture through the centuries, you will be satisfied there. Visit the Dalt Vila and Santa Eulària museums.

If you are passionate about archeology, take advantage of the Carthaginian, Roman and Arab sites that are scattered on the island.

If you like music and dance, you have nightclubs with theme nights with renowned DJ especially for electronic music lovers.

The island has just over 18 km of natural sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. You always have a lovely place for everyone.

Enjoy your stay to make a one-day visit to Formentera, you will find another island of the Balearic Islands where contact with nature is at the order of the day.

Beach of the Caravelle, Sainte-Anne, Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

The beach of the Caravelle is a beach adjoining the Club Med in Guadeloupe and of course it is well maintained. But to get to it you have to go a long way by the beaches that are not maintained at all and sometimes it’s a bit difficult if you go with the kids or if you have difficulty walking on a completely irregular path. Once you arrive, you will feel that you are in a place like the beaches you see on the postcards. White sand beach, crystalline water, with plenty of trees to protect from the sun. You can not access to the Club Med but there is a beach bar that is accessible to everyone. There are several aquatic activities to do and it is okay if you go with children as there is not a big slope or big waves, it’s more like a natural pool.

Tips

There is no parking so you will have to leave the car at about a fifteen minute walk. You can also leave the car at Pointe-à-Pitre, take the ferry and walk.

If you do not like bugs, be careful as the iguanas walk between people and pass on your towel without any inconvenience.