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Royal Hideaway Sancti Petri


2896 reviews

The best Andalusian cuisine at hotel restaurants
On the seafront in Chiclana de la Frontera
The largest Spa and Wellness Centre in Andalusia
35,000 m² tropical botanical gardens
Allegro Isora


1115 reviews

Close to Playa de la Arena beach
Family holiday: first child free
Comfort and facilities for families
U-Wellness Centre
Occidental Jandía Playa


8570 reviews

Right next to the spectacular Jandía beach
The perfect hotel for couples
Deluxe Sea View rooms with Occidental+ service
Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
Barceló Castillo Royal Level


1369 reviews

Tranquillity and fabulous views right on the seafront
The first Royal Level for families
Swimming pool area with sea views
Wellness and Fitness Centre
Occidental Alicante


33 reviews

Excellent location in Alicante
Rooms for every type of trip
Breakfast buffet restaurant
Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
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Ask scuba divers what the allure of their favourite sport is and they’ll likely say it’s the thrill of the unknown, not to mention that every dive is unique. Experienced and novice divers alike will find an abundance of diving holidays at Barceló hotels, with 48 locations worldwide that offer spectacular diving opportunities. Going diving is the best way to complete your beach holiday.

The Caribbean and the Pacific

The Caribbean Sea is a great diving destination and Aruba is a beginners’ dream. This island boasts warm seas with gentle swells, making it easy to learn to breathe from a tank and swim effortlessly underwater. Moving up to Mexico, the Mesoamerican Coral Reef stretches from the Yucatán all the way to Honduras. Divers can explore this vast system from Barceló hotels along the Riviera Maya, Cancún, and the island of Cozumel. Schools of shimmering fish and coloured coral clusters dotted with purple and orange sponges are sure to wow any diver. Thanks to conservation efforts, sea turtles are also common and it is also possible to see manatees, which are sometimes referred to as sea cows. The reef is home to the world’s largest population of this friendly, rotund and docile mammal.

Thanks to its diversity, Palancar Reef in Cozumel attracts novice to expert divers from all over the world. Coral beds give way to deep crevices harbouring huge reef fish. On the Pacific coast, Banderas Bay is a top-rated diving destination, and Barceló hotels in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta are perfect launching points. Pros can go on two-tank expeditions out to sea. Meanwhile, beginners head to Los Arcos, where the ocean has carved granite into arches and caves that shelter octopuses and eels.

Three different seas

The Spanish Canary Islands, off the coast of Morocco, entice divers eager to explore fantastic seascapes formed when volcanoes erupted and lava hit the sea. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, these islands are warmed by sea currents that maintain their mild climate. On the island of Fuerteventura, the Barceló Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa hotel has partnered with Deep Blue Diving School to provide dives for beginners and experts. Expect to see swarms of zebra fish and barracuda. Some divers bring sardines to feed the almost two-metre-long manta rays that sometimes hover close enough to touch.

For a spectacular experience, try a night dive. Torch lights reveal amazing sea creatures that come out after dark to hunt. Exploring a shipwreck is every diver’s dream, and the Mediterranean Sea is littered with sunken ships from times gone by. Novices will find themselves swimming next to shipwrecks by the caves in the Bay of Palma; experts can even explore some of them. To discover one of the best wrecks in the world, divers head for the Red Sea. The Barceló Tiran Sharm hotel is located in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. It’s near the Thistlegorm, a British ship sunk by German bombs in 1941. Resting at a shallow depth, it’s accessible to divers of all skill levels.