Hotel La Noria

Avda. de la Diputacion, 7, Lepe, Costa de la Luz, Andalusia, 21440, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lepe

Our Lady of Deliverance Procession

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson

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... storms all around. Dianne found the Tavira procession and all that went with it highly reminiscent of her Catholic school days, when she says they processed often with the highlight being in honor of the Blessed Mother of Christ, the annual May Procession.

Moving through the narrow, winding streets of Old Tavira, we stayed in the line along with the priests, deacons, altar boys swinging a fog of incense, six laymen with white capes carrying a huge ...

The Most Beautiful Spot in Tavira--Tavira Castle

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson

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... hibiscus, bougainvillea, and a poinsettia "tree," at least 30 feet high, and loaded with blooms. She also pointed out the large variety of trees, many from around the world--ficus, for just one that was familiar.

Garden vistas with castle turrents in the background provided some of the best photos, to say nothing of old churches seen between the turrets and, in the sase of Santa Maria, its clock/bell towers rising over not just the castle, but ...

Weekend on Tavira Island

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson

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... around the island back to the cabin, sure that the island police--whom we had not yet seen any evidence of--would be at our door to arrest us and put us in a Portuguese jail for “breaking the trees.”


We had not seen any posted rules against using dead wood, or against campfires, for that matter. However, we asked Marcela to check with some local authorities to see if we were breaking any laws. She was assured “no, there is no problem ...

Cacela Vehla--A beautiful village in Algarve

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson

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... elephant milk "pitcher" for our coffee. Since Cady (our daughter), too, loves elephants from her time in Thailand and India, it was a good find. And, it was priced at one Euro, she thought. She asked me for the money (she doesn't like to carry money for some reason!) and I gave her a 5 Euro bill, which she promptly handed over to the vendor--who took it with no indication of any change coming. When Dianne asked, the lady pointed to the 5 Euro sign close ...

Christmastime in Tavira

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson

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... on the hillside included fresh almonds picked from an almond tree that we will toast for dinner, a wild holly-like bush that yielded an arrangement of “holly” berries, and a string of red berries that add a festive flavor to our living room curtain.


On the way back into town we (quite literally) ran into another surprise. Two goatherds were guiding several dozen goats along the road, blocking all (two cars) traffic until they could pass. A flock ...

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This hotel, located on Avda. de la Diputacion, 7, Lepe, is near La Rabida Monastery.
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