El Rompido

Ctra Cartaya-El Rompido, Km 7, El Rompido, Andalusia, 21459, Spain and Canary Islands | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from El Rompido

Our Lady of Deliverance Procession

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... for all the blessings of a good year, and to offer prayers for the next year, one that occurs each year on the Sunday after Christmas.

My rushing around for a good vantage point--I found several--soon turned into a feeling of being an intruder into a highly personal, sacred event, with which tourist cameras were definitely not compatible. When Dianne heard the music, she had also quickly left to see what was happening, but with an entirely ...

The Most Beautiful Spot in Tavira--Tavira Castle

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... distance in every direction. Camera Obscura is a place we have yet to visit, though its eccentric manager/host has helped propel it to a status as a must-see tourist site.

The hilltop is also home to the A ver Tavira restaurant, where we lunched prior to visiting the Castle. A ver Tavira turned out to be one of the best we had enjoyed so far in Tavira, a definite recommendation.

Now, the castle! And what a beautiful and intriguing ...

Weekend on Tavira Island

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... for firewood.

He and I sawed and broke wood from the tree, ready to carry to the campsite. Marcela had assured us that people did make campfires on the island, and that burning dead wood is fine, also. She and Gibran sited the camp several hundred yards away from the main beach area, off the beaten track, nestled in the dunes. We each carried a load of firewood and dumped it for later in the evening.

When Dianne and I began carrying a second ...

Cacela Vehla--A beautiful village in Algarve

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


Yesterday we (Curt, Dianne, Marcela and Gibran) drove our rental car a few miles east of Tavira to Cacela Vehla, a tiny village perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean and the eastern end of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a system of barrier islands and wetlands in the Algarve of Southern Portugal that communicates with the sea through a number of inlets, most natural, but one in Faro that was opened artifically.

The Ria Formosa system is important ...

Christmastime in Tavira

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... that Dianne purchased to go under our tree.

Finding and collecting a natural Christmas tree for our apartment proved another experience. Marcela took us to a hillside two or three kilometers out of town in the direction of the nearby “mountains.” We found the spot, parked the car, and trekked through the hillside woods and scrub looking for a “tree.” The first find was not quite right, so we kept going until an old and fallen down ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Ctra Cartaya-El Rompido, Km 7, El Rompido, is near La Rabida Monastery.
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