WORLD’S BEST HOTELS IN 2015

With every year’s end, many magazines, newspapers and specialized travel web sites build their recommendation lists. At Tarifa and Company, we’ve collected the proposals of a few of them to build our own list of the best hotels of 2015.

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Oberoi Vanyavilas, in Rajasthan (India)
An spectacular hotel set in the middle of the jungle, near the Tiger Reserve of Rathanbhore. A resort with incredible surroundings near the water where you will find 25 room luxury tents, luxury bathrooms, private open air areas, and a solarium which contrasts with the vegetation of the jungle. Also, the hotel has an Spa set over a lake, clear blue pools and a patio with fountains, perfect to relax after a day out looking for tigers in the Reserve.

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Castello di Casole, in Siena (Italy)
A historical remodeled building, in a location as wonderful as the Tuscany Mountains. Beyond every sort of luxury, it is a memorable lodging thanks to the decoration and art present in its exclusive rooms and the unique cuisine of its restaurant.

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Triple Creek Ranch, in Montana (United States)
Set among the pines near Trapper Pike, the highest mountain in western Montana, this idyllic refuge is a small resort with 30 wooden rooms and a clear ranch feel, which belongs to the Relais & Chateau chain. This wonderful retreat includes accommodations such as the pool set to cozy temperatures with views over the snowy mountain, a prestigious restaurant and an excellent wine cellar.

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Singita Sabi Sand, in Kruger (South Africa)
This magnificent resort has a spectacular offer: luxury cabins in the heart of Africa. A very attractive option for those interested in learning about the singularities of the fauna of the most unknown continent. Almost a century after hosting its guests is an impressive introduction for us.

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Belmond Palabio Nazaranes, in Cuzco (Peru)
A spectacular establishment set in a quiet plaza close to the town’s main square in Cuzco. The hotel occupies and old stone palace and convent reformed for its guests. Beyond its architecture, and location, its excellent service, gardens and pool constitute our final hotel proposal for 2015.

Make the most of 2016 to visit what you missed in 2015.

START THE YEAR IN YOUR SWIMSUIT

For several decades, among the rituals of initiation for the New Year we have started noting a first dive into the water, a great way to start the year with a sporty, healthy, and energetic manner and of course, in a swimsuit.

These collective dips occur in more and more cities and countries. Lisbon in Portugal, gathers its daring bathers on the beach in Carcavelos, Cascais, since 1943. What began as a challenge among friends today gathers thousands of people every year.

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From Ottawa, Canada, the bravest challenge freezing temperatures during the so-called ‘Polar Bear Dip’.

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In the Netherlands, this adventure takes place on the beach of Scheveningen, The Hague, where tradition also calls to wear an orange hat, signature color for the country.

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Germany offers its own spin, where dozens of people bathe with torches in the icy waters of the Lech River in Fussen, Bavaria.

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In Spain, with Barcelona as a pioneer, more and more cities that join tradition, such as Valencia and Gran Canaria.

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Among better temperatures, this traditional bath on 1 January also takes place on the beach in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

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This collective madness brings together daring swimmers who stand the cold and run into the sea to shake off the remains of the year gone by and welcome the next. And after a swim, nothing like a good meal to warm up again.

Is there a better way to start the year than to do it in a swimsuit? It’s always summer somewhere. Make it. Wear it.