The coast, as a rule, is built up so densely that hoteliers are fighting for any, even the smallest piece of land. If somewhere in Turkey or Egypt, giants, full-fledged mini-cities flaunt on the first coastline, then in Europe hotels near the blue sea are often compact, and given the workload on their territory, it can be crowded. The farther from the beach, the higher the likelihood that the hotel is equipped with ample parking.
So that guests do not feel left out, hotel owners outside the first line are landscaping alternative swimming and sunbathing areas for them. Large and small, for children and adults, with and without slides, with sea water, jacuzzi and waterfalls, on the roof or surrounded by lush vegetation – although the pools do not replace the sea, they certainly add variety to leisure.
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Living on the coast, one can hardly feel the mood of the city and its rhythm, feel like a local, even if only for a week or two. Maneuvering between the room, the restaurant and the beach quickly gets boring, while a walk to the sea can become a whole adventure, getting to know the real non-resort life.
And don't let the distances scare you, because some hotels on the first coastline are built on such steep mountains that 100 meters up and down the winding path will seem like a more serious test.
Resting in a hotel further from the coast is always more conscious, eventful and measured: after a lazy day on a noisy crowded beach, it's nice to switch modes, walk along the city streets and return to where it's nice and calm.