Saturday, 25 February 2012

A mini guide to Disabled Holidays in Spain

Viva Espana!

For well over 30 years, Spain has been the destination of choice for thousands of Brits. With over 250 days of guaranteed sunshine each year, Spain has been the automatic choice for holidaymakers for generations.  Could it tick all the boxes and provide something different for those seeking disabled holidays in Spain? My name is Joe Evans and I am the Client Relationship Manager at Disability Holidays guide and I am going to take a look at Spain and help you plan your disabled holiday  from your front door to your destination and back again, looking at Travel Insurance through to some excellent activities, the only thing I cannot organise is your flight although some of our accommodation includes these.

Organising Disability Travel Insurance

Before taking any holiday abroad Travel Insurance must be purchased for peace of mind should things not go according to plan.  Here at Disability Holidays Guide, we understand that when it comes to Disability Travel Insurance 'one size doesn't fit all' so we've teamed up with specialist travel insurer, Freedom Insurance, to offer a customer focused service that caters to the individual needs of our visitors.

From your home to destination.

Finding transport from home to the airport and then from the airport to your destination can be a troublesome task to organise for those with a disability but fear not, Holiday Taxis will do their utmost to cater for any special requirements you may have and offer accessible taxis in many destinations which are suitable for those using a wheelchair.

Finding Accessible Accommodation

Accessible Accommodation can be a challenge to find but here at Disability Holidays Guide we have made it simple.  Here I am going to give you a taster of five varying types of accommodation in sunny Spain we have to offer on the guide but to view our full selection please give us a visit!

 Assisted Holidays in the Costa del Sol offer fully inclusive supported holidays for the elderly and people with special needs.  Karen & Phil will be  available to see to your every need.  They are only approx 45 minutes from Malaga airport.  Their fully inclusive packages include flights, airport support, transfers, accommodation, all meals & drinks, full support 24/7, entertainment, days out, full range of hygiene products and much much more.

Las Golondrias Holiday Centre is unique in that they offer B&B, Self-Catering or half-board, wheelchair accessible accommodation over three houses.  Pat, who is a fully qualified nurse (RGN) has many years experience in the care of the elderly and she is now offering respite care to enable the family carer to take that well earned break.  If you would like to go off for the day, we can care for your disabled or elderly family member so that they too can enjoy a break from the usual routine.

Montana Sol offer a holiday complex that has been specially adapted for their disabled and elderly guests or anyone with mobility difficulties.  They offer a choice of full board or self-catering holidays in one of the most beautiful parts of the Costa del Sol.  This self-catering private wheelchair friendly villa has en-suite wet rooms in all their bedrooms offering excellent facilities throughout.

Las Piedras Hotel is a fully accessible, wheelchair friendly family-run hotel who specialise in providing holidays for disabled people.  Situated in a beautiful rural location of the Costa del Sol, they offer B&B or full board packages. The grounds surrounding the hotel are also wheelchair friendly.  They have their own accessible transport and can provide airport transfers.

Denai Villa in Costa Blanca has been designed and developed by a person with Tetraplegia, who is therefore fully aware of the need for quality accessible holiday accommodation with a high level of equipment provision.  This villa really is a must see so check out the  video of the villa for a full overlook!

Mobility & Equipment Hire

Mobility Hire Mallorca - Lowerhire have been providing first class service to holiday makers needing mobility equipment whilst on holiday for over 15 years.  They can provide you with everything from mobility scooters to commodes they really do have everything to make your stay in Spain like home from home!

Tailored Activities available

Fundacion Handisport situated in Costa Blanca, were awarded the 2011 Best Adventure & Tourism Product and they have so much on offer for everyone.  From Golfing to Horse Riding, Water Skiing to Sailing everyone gets to experience something exciting.  Have a look at everything they have to offer and book early to avoid disappointment.

Foods & Wines
Spanish food is all about variety and adventure and the farther into Spain you travel, the more adventurous the food.  You can play it safe with traditional Paella and tapas dishes or you can throw caution to the wind and dine in style in one of Spain’s many Michelin star-rated restaurants.  Just about every street will house a Spanish CafĂ© or Restaurant to suit all.  But all well planned disabled holidays in Spain must include a trip to one of Spain’s many wineries.  Due to their remote locations and age, some wineries are not accessible to wheelchair users but some like the Bodega Vina Real in La Guardia and the Bodegas Darien, which is located on route to Zaragoza are.  These are 21st Century state of the art buildings complete with accessible restaurants and bars, perfect!

If you contact any of the above please could you mention Disability Holidays Guide Thank you very much.

So there you go, Joe’s mini guide to disabled holidays in Spain.  It just gives you a small idea of what is really available out there with regards to disabled holidays and what they offer.   I hope you enjoyed it.  If you need any more info please do not hesitate to contact me. :0)


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