Seen one Spanish island resort, seen them all? Right? Actually, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Spain’s two world-famous island chains – the Canaries and Balearics – are quite distinct. What’s more, their individual islands all have their own characters, too.
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Looking for inspiration for your 2013 getaway? Why not try somewhere different this year? To make your decision easier, we’ve put together a handy guide to some of 2013’s most popular destinations.
The Canary Islands’ warm weather makes it easy to see why it is a perennial hot spot for families seeking a quick escape from the dreary British winter. Canary Island holidays cater perfectly for sunbathers who want to stretch out on beautiful beaches. However, this fabulous archipelago offers much more than sun-soaked shores. And, with a flight time of just over four hours, it doesn’t take long to be transported to your island idyll.
How Seaside Entertainment has Evolved over the Years
British seaside trips haven’t changed too much over the years, there’s still piers to enjoy, proms to walk on and sometimes you’ll get to see two well-known characters put on a show.
This year the feisty Punch and Judy are an amazing 350 years old. They were first seen by diarist Samuel Pepys way back in 1662. Mr Punch is based on an Italian character – Pulcinella -and over the years he and wife Judy have transformed into British seaside icons.
UK holiday entertainment has developed from piers in the Victorian Era to holiday camps in the early to mid 20th Century. Then in the 1970s British breaks began competing with affordable trips abroad and travellers began booking holidays to Lanzarote and beyond.