Barcelo La Bobadilla

Salinas-Villanueva de Tapia A-333 Km. 65.5, Loja, Andalusia, 18300, Spain and Canary Islands | 5 star hotel
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Pena Negra

A travel blog entry by mrvince1952


... If anything, the ground alongside the fence is worse than what we've been struggling over for the past hour or so. It's at this point that I decide that although the other two might yet be able to make the summit, I certainly won't - in fact I don't think I'm even going to reach their position about 10 metres above me for another half hour or so!!

In the end, we all decide to go back. Just to rub it in, there's a parapentiste soaring above the summit of ...


A travel blog entry by hicster


... or poet. As there was no one around we sat on a bench and ate our lunch looking out over the cliff. We also went into the hanging gardens that surround the palace of the Moorish king which were designed in 1912; so called because they hang over the gaps in the cliff along the river. At the bottom of the garden, down numerous steps is the entrance to a mine. According to local legend, a Muslim King built this ...

La Corona with Clouds

A travel blog entry by mrvince1952


Sometimes you get your timing just right. Like today. It's not much of a forecast, so Terry and I decide on the short walk up La Corona from Ventas de Zafarraya - mainly on the grounds that if it starts raining, we won't be too far away from the car.

However, it's reasonable weather when we start from Ventas - a bit of sun around and not too cold. But as we get near the end ...

Cerro Puerto

A travel blog entry by mrvince1952


... we've covered to get here from the Fabrica.

It gets pretty hot on the descent and I'm relieved when we get to a bit of shade lower down, although most of the walk is still in the sun. We head towards the Puerto de Competa and its marble quarry (seemingly abandoned at the moment) and then turn downwards and to our right (and back towards the car at last) to the Puerto Blanquillo. By now, I'm running short of water and the breeze ...

Rio Frio

A travel blog entry by candcthai


... there is a small open air market along the stream, and a lovely picturesque 16th century bridge, which makes for a nice stroll while to pick which restaurant to dine in. We did in fact see trout in the stream jus a few hundred metres from the bridge.

We chose Meson Alazor, as recommended by Aunty Sue. It was heaving, with lots of local large ...

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