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Just 30kms away is another resort with pristine beaches and the added attraction of a fortified town, an island fortress not unlike Mont St Michel. You can walk around the narrow cobbled streets full of shops and restaurants and fishermans houses down by the harbour. A labyrinth of streets enclosed by massive ramparts. The restaurants serve the local seafood delicacies such as ...
... but thought it might be too big for our little cooking pot.
Instead we bought some Christmas cheer in the form of some lovely Spanish brandy and some good Rioja.
Kay had her photo taken with Father Christmas but refused to sit on his knee.
The stalls were mostly leather goods and jewelery and some Christmas decorations.
We had a lovely lunch in a bodega bistro where we sampled the local rioja..lovely.
... ground floors and balconies above. Until recently the population had been decreasing rapidly but the town is making something of a comeback as a tourist destination and gastronomic centre. Beneath the arcades are numerous shops selling the local specialities, cheeses, honey, truffles and cured meats and sausages of various kinds. There are some very smart restaurants too, and when we looked at the menus the prices ...
What an interesting and surprising little place this is!.
We really had only thought of this place as a stop-over rest and recouperation before our main stop but are now finding daily what a lovely little place and community this is.
Everyone is so friendly with a mixture of nationalities. Some are here for the whole winter and we are beginning to wonder why anyone needs to travel further if the sun is here then stay and enjoy ...
... is perhaps Costa Blanca, with, of course, Benidorm, along with Calpe, Alicante and La Manga, but also with less developed towns such as Mojacar, Mazzarron and the Cabo de Gata National Park. This is followed closely by the Costa del Sol, famous for Malaga, Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Marbella, the sort of resorts about which tales are told, not all of them good. But also there are Torrox, Nerja and Almunecar, much less ...