Gran Hotel Sol y Mar
Travel Blogs from Calpe
Final full day in Alicante region. A nice relaxed start to the day with a visit to Benidoleig municipal swimming pool, which was modern and had a sort of garden area with trees for shade. Ali, Sue and I spent a couple of hours there topping up our tans then we all drove South to Calpe for a seafood lunch. Calpe is a largish town with some pretty beaches a lots of high rise ...
Another hot sunny day started with the, by now, customary freshly squeezed orange juice to accompany a healthy breakfast of Greek yoghurt and cherries. Ok, plus a croissant or two. We headed in Xabia, a fairly large town with a long, deep beach that, as this is now high season, was pretty crowded. A few weeks ago it was more or less empty. After drinks at one of the many bars and restaurants along the promenade we headed off to the quieter 'private' beach we went to ...
Nice slow start to the day. Freshly squeezed orange juice made from local oranges with fresh mango and pineapple, with croissant, jam and coffee. Heaven! Shortly after we headed to a local bodega to taste some wine. Then had a coffee in the pretty vine covered garden of a local restaurant. I do like Spanish coffee. Back to Casa Cronk to pack a picnic then off to their 'private' beach ...
After all that planning, as ever, suddenly it's time for the summer holiday we'd looked forward to for so long. We had a great time at our friends' 25th wedding anniversary the night before and I was feeling a little delicate. But, after the usual mad dash with last minute packing, and still missing a few things, we got to the airport in plenty of time and, despite all the press warnings, sailed through ...
Sunday I got home around 8 pm, just enough time to get caught up on Facebook before dinner at 9. We had the same pizza that we had on the first Sunday night, and even though I only ate half the first night, this last Sunday I ate the whole pizza, with a salad.
Monday I had a ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service