Playacanela Hotel

Avenida de la Mojarra, Isla Canela, Costa de la Luz, Andalusia, 21409, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Isla Canela


A travel blog entry by drudell


... the freshness of it all.
As I said at the start I think it's time for a break from all this blogging. When I first started doing this on our last big trip it kind of morphed from being a personal diary into something more. Now I'm finding I'm trying to 'make' it entertaining for others - not so easy with my limited literary skills, and honestly a little intimidating at times!
So you may hear from me again, much to your dismay, or then again, you may not.


Oh Look! A Castle!

A travel blog entry by drudell


... til we catch our first glimpses of the ocean since crossing the 25th of April Bridge leaving Lisbon. We approach Cabanas Tavira from the east and it is a bit like being in Florida (just a bit) with condos lining the land back from the water. Not right on the water though, that's for everyone to see, and the National Park Ria Formosa is mad up of the barrier islands across from the boardwalk. The park stretches about 60 km east-west, and makes ...

The Bens Moon

A travel blog entry by drudell

There's a poem I've always loved by Hondo Crouch from Texas.Jerry Jeff Walker introduced me to it. He was once the owner of Luckenbach Texas and in his own words "A Grand Imagineer" This poem reminds me of Luckenbach, Oliphant and now Bens, Portugal:

Nuthin' much happened in Luckenbach this month,
'Cept the potato chip man came by.
Then there was the moon.
We try ...

Lovely Bens

A travel blog entry by drudell


This little place is a gem. I wake to the sounds of a rooster, and nothing else. No vehicles at all, in a little while I hear footsteps through the village - one set, then nothing again. It's a bit like waking up at our island, but surrounded by buildings. Bens muito tranquilo!
Today we will explore our village (1/2 hour?), and a couple other nearby towns. A very easy day.
Donna is up pretty early (the rooster) and we enjoy coffee on the upper deck looking out over the ...

Dinner at Josef's

A travel blog entry by drudell

... and is tender and delicious. The vegetarian gets canned mushrooms and lima beans - serves her right! Still it is better than her vegetarian meal in Lisbon. We have a great time conversing with Marcello, Josef it is explained is learning French to prepare for the onslaught of hunters that will descend again next winter.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening, dinner and drinks for 14 euros plus ...


This 4 star hotel, located on Avenida de la Mojarra, Isla Canela, is near Praia Verde.
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