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Sunny Malaga

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An April 2004 trip to Malaga by Whisler

La Costa Marina Del Sol Photo, Mijas, Spain More Photos
Quote: Flying into Malaga on a beautiful, sunshiny afternoon was incredible. First you fly over the mountains and then out over the Mediterranean to turn and land at the airport. The shades of blue in the water were spectacular, and so were the people.

La Costa Marina Del Sol

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Hotel

La Costa Marina Del Sol Photo, Mijas, Spain
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Best Things Nearby:Mediterranean coast Shopping in Fuengirola Mijas mountaintop village Castle park near resort Best Things About the Resort:Located right on the coast. It was self-contained with restaurants, grocery, car rental, pools, fitness center, etc. on the premises.Resort Experience:The scenery was absolutely breathtaking overlooking the Mediterranean and the town of Fuengirola. The people at reception, maintenance, and housekeeping were extremely accommodating for any request we had, whether it involved renting a car, the best places to shop, or getting around the resort. The apartment itself was beautifully furnished with...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 24, 2004

La Costa Marina Del Sol
Mijas
Mijas Mijas
+34 952-669900

Zachary's

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Restaurant

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Zachary's Restaurant is located on the resort premises of Marina Del Sol in Fuengirola. It was within easy walking distance from our apartment at the resort. We entered the restaurant around 9:00 on a Friday night at their busiest time. We were seated immediately by a very business-like host. He seated us next to the band which was a little loud at first, but they adjusted the volume so we could talk with the others at our table. The food choices were mostly local in flavor with quite a few international items on the menu for the less adventurous. We chose the local fare as we wanted to try something different. We ordered an exceptionally good bottle of wine for the price. It was a red...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 25, 2004

Zachary's
Marina Del Sol Resort
Malaga, Spain

Jerez

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Attraction | "Sherry Tour of Jerez"

Jerez Photo, Malaga, Spain
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We came up over a hill and the city of Jerez was spread out before us. We were in search of a bodega where sherry is produced and bottled. We had a list of the bigger ones, but no map of the town (highly recommended). After making one wrong turn and then heading back toward the city center, we saw a sign for Harvey's Bristol Creme, which was the only sherry company we were familiar with. We found a place to park and walked back to what we thought was the entrance. We entered a quiet area off of the main street and were greeted by a very polite, professional gentleman who said most tours were booked in advance by reservation. He took our name and asked if we could come back in about an hour. We told hi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 23, 2004

Jerez
Lustau Bodega
Malaga, Spain

Alhambra Bus Tour

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Attraction | "Alahambra Bus Tour"

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The bus left Marina del Sol at 6:30am and we rode around and picked up other passengers until 7:45am. There was no bathroom on the bus, so go easy on the coffee! We then wound and twisted up the mountains above Malaga until we reached a high valley that was absolutely beautiful! It had just rained for a week before we got there, so the olive and almond groves were gorgeous! We stopped at Loja for a coffee break and shopping. This was the highest quality merchandise (olive oils, soaps, and sherry) that I saw the whole trip. It’s probably a tourist trap, but great Christmas shopping. We then proceeded on to Grenada to a hill overlooking the Alhambra. This was a gorgeous overview ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 29, 2004

Alhambra Bus Tour
Marina del Sol
Malaga, Spain

Fuengirola

Attraction | "Fun in Fuengirola"

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The market is located directly across the street from the bus and train stations. Entering it was like entering a mall of sorts. The lower level had shops with housewares, clothing, shoes, purses, etc. while the upper level was like a fresh produce and meat market. There were all kinds of offerings of fish, beef, chicken, and pork beautifully displayed in each shop. The lower level also had a small super market where we found very good wines, sherries, olice oils, and other items we purchased for gifts. Another shop on this level we enjoyed browsing through had candles, bath salts, dishes, handcarved wooden boxes, and other high end souvenirs. Everything was reasonably priced and of good quality...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 29, 2004

Fuengirola
City Centre
Malaga, Spain