Barcelo Isla Cristina
How has this resort rated in the past?
TripAdvisor Reviews Barcelo Isla Cristina
Travel Blogs from Isla Cristina
Good start to the day and set our course for Portugal stopping off for a lunch stop at Isla Cristina, which is a bustling fishing port and town. They have good facilities for the fleet; plenty space. They must have some sort of nautical college here as well because the free fall lifeboat training rig was on the quayside. It was a bit rough looking in places with neglect in the rubbish dept. Though one guide book ...
... air we asked to be moved and Manuel agrees to move us inside. A short stint on the resuscitator and we are good to go. Nice lunch. Aboard carriage No.81 - only 6 carriages so can't work that one out. Then it's a relaxing 3 1/2 hour trip to the south of Portugal. Faro the destination. Along the way we saw lots of orange orchards, lots of cork trees, more orange trees, lots of little villages with houses all painted white. Did I mention ...
Friday and Saturday
22nd and 23rd May 2015
We left our anchorage and headed back down the river and anchored on the Portuguese side by the village Alcoutim. We ventured into the village in the afternoon – tiny but pleasant enough. On the Saturday we ventured into the village on the Spanish side – it was even more sleepier by still pleasant. We did manage to ...
... for Gen. The marina is close to supermarkets which was a bonus so we got some provisioning in. We are planning on anchoring for a few more days.
In the afternoon we moved the boat closer to the bridge which we would have to pass under
at near low water.
Tuesday 19 May 2015
The wind picked up big time in the early hours of the morning. Luckily our anchor was well dug in. We estimated we had a good F7 blowing so when the tide was coming in we had wind over ...
... was going to be weather bound again for his birthday but he wasn't. We took the dinghy to Tavira, approx 2 mile from where we had anchored and wandered around. A very pretty town with an great old town. One of the churches was very impressive, a blend of baroque and rennaisance styles – the tile work was just splendid –
unfortunately no photography was allowed. The castle ruins were also very impressive. In the middle of the ruins was a very pretty ...