We did some trips out to Santa Cruz market, Candelaria and up to the snowy
Mount Teide - this is well worth a trip.
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
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.
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
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.
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 !!