Playamarina Spa Hotel

Avda de la Mojarra esquina, c/ Quillas, Isla Canela, Costa de la Luz, Andalusia, 21409, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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Our Lady of Deliverance Procession

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... the ocean and offer prayers. Continuing, the procession wound its way through the old neighborhood into a tiny ancient church/chapel--(Church of Our Lady of Deliverance - Chapel of St. Lazarus) that we had previously photographed and admired from the outside, along the Rua Almirante Cāndido dos Reis, a street where we frequently walked on the way to the Continente supermarket.

Information from a website about this beautiful little church ...

Into the Mountains of Portugal--and Back in Time

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... Crown and was already a parish in 1535." Since 1836 it has been administered by the Municipality of Tavira.

The brochure stated that beginning in 1836, it took 150 years "to forge a bond between the village population and their new administrators" in Tavira! Evidently, change comes slowly in these parts of the world!

We approached the village after a 47 km, winding, rainy, climb, and found we had quickly stepped back in time. The misty rain, ...

The Most Beautiful Spot in Tavira--Tavira Castle

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... or other potential enemy intruders into this territory.

One day we hope to find and read more of the long and complicated history of Tavira, beyond the "cliff notes" version found in the gravel guides. Suffice it to say for now that at one time, Tavira was one of Portugal's important cities, a base for some of the Portuguese seafarers' exploits and the economic and social development of Portugal, and, especially, the Algarve.

Around ...

Weekend on Tavira Island

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... was coming to Ilha de Tavira. Three-leafed clovers covered the land with a rich green color and there was a pine-thicket that must have been a foot deep. All this within earshot of the roaring Atlantic Ocean. Against regulation, we were able to bring a few starter plants back for Marcela’s terrace behind the shop.

We cooked vegetarian meals on a two burner hot plate but we had a decent-sized refrigerator to hold our beer and enough wine to get ...

Cacela Vehla--A beautiful village in Algarve

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... same place where the 1 Euro sign was placed, and that this elephant was 5 Euro. By then it was wrapped up and ready to go. So, that is what we got!! As an aside, while in Portugal, we've learned to drink coffee without milk while adding sugar is now the thing to do!

This little snafu was more than offset by the purchase of a crochet made by the mother of another vendor. It was only 2 Euros, and beautiful! Seems that girls learn to crochet ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Avda de la Mojarra esquina, c/ Quillas, Isla Canela, is near Praia Verde.
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