Malaga Journals

Costa del Sol Mates

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A May 2004 trip to Malaga by getawayguy

Club Caronte Photo, Malaga, Spain More Photos
Quote: We were looking for sunshine, old-world charm, friendly people, good food, adventure, and history. We found all of that and more, and at a very affordable price.

Costa del Sol Mates

Overview

Malaga, Spain on the Costa del Sol Photo, Malaga, Spain
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This area is very popular with British citizens looking for an inexpensive holiday. One of our email friends from Manchester, England, told us about it. It's a little more expensive if you're visiting from the United States, but if you're already vacationing in Europe, it makes a perfect addition to your itinerary. The roads are in excellent condition, making it easy to rent a car and travel on your own to the many historical sights within easy reach as day trips. Malaga is home to an ancient Roman theatre, the Alcazaba, Gibralfaro, Picasso's birthplace, several wonderful museums (including a Picasso museum), a famous cathedral, and a history dating back to the first millennium before Christ. There...Read More

Club Caronte

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Hotel

Club Caronte Photo, Malaga, Spain
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Best Things Nearby:If you rent a car, there are many nearby destinations you should visit. In Malaga, see the cathedral, the Picasso House museum, Castillo de Gibralfaro, and Alcazaba. Take a day trip to AFRICA, no kidding. From nearby Algeciras, you can take the ferry past the Rock of Gibralter to Tangier, Morocco, Africa. Visit the Nerja Cave, one of Spain's greatest attractions. Drive to Granada to see La Alhambra, Alcazaba, and the Generalife.Best Things About the Resort:Security is very good, with push-button-coded locks on the gates that make access available only to those staying there and their guests. The pool is well-maintained, but when we were there, it was not heat...Read More

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Club Caronte
Urb. Riviera del Sol C/Zeus 29650 Mijas Costa
Malaga, Spain
34 9529 32034

Malaga Meanderings

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Story/Tip

Malaga Cathedral, alias La Manquita, in background Photo, Malaga, Spain
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One of the reasons we travel as much as we do is because we like to have new experiences. Sometimes, we enjoy getting out on our own and exploring as opposed to traveling in a group with a guide. My better half usually prepares for these excursions by doing some preliminary research before leaving home. I, on the other hand, am lazier but more spontaneous. Our differences make traveling together more exciting for both of us. The day we went to Malaga, we started out with a list of sights collected from travel guides and Internet information sites. Driving a rental car in a strange country can sometimes be an experience in itself. We soon discovered that Spain provided excellent roads and highway...Read More

Day Trip to the Dark Continent

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Our new family in Tangier, Morocco. Photo, Malaga, Spain
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This story actually starts back before June of 2003, when we were scheduled to go to Mombassa, Kenya. It was to be our first time in Africa. We had made the two-week reservation at the Royal Reserve Safari and Beach Club months before. Then terrorists bombed a resort twenty miles away. We decided to take a chance that it wouldn’t happen twice in the same area and planned to travel anyway. About ten days before we were to leave, British Airways announced they were canceling all flights to Nairobi because of the trouble at the British Embassy in Nairobi, end of story, almost. Then we found ourselves in Spain and only a one-hour ferry ride away from Africa. We were a little worried about our safety, bu...Read More
Inside the Nerja Cave. Photo, Malaga, Spain
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The Nerja Cave is called the Natural Cathedral of Prehistory due to its incomparable beauty and historic importance. The cave, first discovered in 1959, lies near Maro, about 30 miles (48km) from Malaga. We drove our rental car there one day, arriving at about 2pm. We were just in time to learn that the cave is open only from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 6:30pm daily. Unfortunately, the store also closes from 2pm until 4pm. The good news was that parking in the large paved lots was free, and the rather large restaurant was open and offered either a well-stocked buffet or your selection from their menu. The prices were fairly high compared to US pricing, probably due to the fact that we touris...Read More