We did some trips out to Santa Cruz market, Candelaria and up to the snowy Mount Teide - this is well worth a trip. The Fiat Punto was a little sluggish up the hills though !

The sea front at Puerto is nice and was quite fresh !














The Hotel Canarios is OK -loads of kids though, and overlooks Cala Antena and round the corner is Cala Domingos (v popular beach) A train runs round the resort, and next time I think we may well try Cala D'or and hire a car for the week, to save the rather long-winded transfers.
Stayed at the Blue Sea Resort, Puerto de la Cruz, which shares with the hotel next door and over the road, which p.....ed us off as there didn't seem any organisation and the rooms were very dated. Far right is the view from our balcony of Mount Teide.





Peguera is a nice place - close to the mountains - would like to return at some stage.
Off to Majorca again - we love the place - there's really not much to not like. This time we stayed at Peguera on the south east of the island. Hired a car to get around the island - Fiat 500 !
Had a trip to Valldemossa, a lovely little village in the Tramuntana mountain range. We visited the market, which wasn't really up to much, but the village holds plenty of history. There is the 13th century monastry which has links to the Polish composer Frederic Chopin.His statue is in the gardens at the rear and is an old Carthusian monastery, originally founded as a royal residence until changed to a monastery in 1399. Writers, artists and composers found inspiration in Valldemossa including composer Chopin, who lived in Valldemossa during the winter of 1838-39. It was at the Real Cartuja that Chopin spent the winter with French writer Aurore Dupin, who was better known as her alias George Sand. 
Thought we'd try the Costa del Sol and a hotel recommended by Viks friend, Las Arenas in Benalmadena. The place seemed OK until we saw the room (more a broom cupboard) so we moved to the 'sister' hotel Los Patos - excellent  - kids based but small water park and g8 entertainment - would recommend


On the north west coast lies the S'Estaca estate, the previous spiritual home of the actor Michael Douglas.


Found Camp De Mar by accident - it featured the cafe in the sea on A Place In The Sun
Above,nearby Portal Nous and right, Port Andratx - both very peaceful and nice places.










Hired a car for the week - see 'Trendy Vik' next to it, and went to Mijas, a lovely little village in the hills,and Benalmadena market = don't forget the Benalmadena Elephant Roundabout !
Fancied a 3 night break in Barcelona - stayed at

















Stayed at Sunna Park Hotel - very nice - don't be fooled by Vicky running to the car in the pouring rain - we're comming home !



















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Thought we might try North Tenerife for a change, and what a change ! Flew to S Tenerife airport and hired a car - nice drive up the cost, but get to Santa Cruz and weather conditions change dramatically - if the north side of Mount Teide is in a bad mood mood, forget sunshine - let's buy some jumpers !!