A July 2006 trip
to Malaga by leeleereid
Quote: Honeymoon on the South "Sun Coast" of Spain.
Hotel | "Club la Costa at Marina Park"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 10, 2006
Club la Costa at Marina del Sol
Urbs. Marina Del Solm /ctra. De Cadiz Km 206
Mijas Costa, Malaga, Spain 29649
+34 (95) 266 99 00
Attraction | "Feria del Sur - Horse Show & Flamenco"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 15, 2006
Feria del Sur-Horse Show at El Ranchito
Senda del Pilar s/n
0034 952 383 140
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 15, 2006
Attraction | "The Dawn Approach - Evening Yacht Cruise & BBQ"
If you’re looking for a relaxing evening on the water, the Dawn approach may be just the ticket. I found this yacht cruise online and was able to make reservations via e-mail without having to pay anything until we actually got there. The Dawn Approach is anchored at the port in Fuengirola. They offer sunset sailings as well as lunch time cruises. We took the sunset BBQ cruise which began promptly at 7pm. The crew members were very knowledgeable of the boat’s history and served drinks, for sale, during the cruise. After heading out from Fuengirola we were able to see up and down the Sun Coast, from beautiful Benalmadena down to Mijas. How far you go depends on the tide and the winds, and the crew willingly accepts help in raising the sails on this historic vessel.
After about 2 hours on the water, watching the birds, feeling the wind on your face, and for those who aren’t used to sailing on a small vessel, having your tummy do somersaults over the waves, we returned to the pier to dine on a barbecue meal prepared by the Dawn Approach crew on deck. We were one of two pairs of honeymooners on board that night and were treated to a bottle of Cava with our meal. Overall, though it was a little pricey, the staff was very friendly, the food was okay, and it was a good evening outing.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 15, 2006
The Dawn Approach
Of. Capitania del Puerto
Malaga, Spain 29640
+34 952 474 734
Attraction | "La Alhambra"
First things first, be sure to purchase your tickets to La Alhambra at least the day before. They can be purchased through your hotel's tour office, or, if you speak enough Spanish you can purchase them at the Bank. They're usually sold out at La Alhambra on the day-of, so be sure to pick them up before hand. We drove inland from the Costa del Sol to partake in one of the wonders of the world. It was a beautiful drive, approximately 2-3 hours long through Spain's hilly terrain, arid in the summer heat, the farms abundant with Olive Trees.
Once you get into the city the signs leading to La Alhambra are clear. Once you park, don't make the mistake we made and walk up the hill... this leads to a cemetery of some sort. Instead follow the path downhill to the entrance. La Alhambra is the last place ruled by the Moors before the Christians took over. It is made up of the 3 distinct areas, the Palace, the Fort (La Alcazaba) and the King's private gardens (Generalife). Be sure to take the pre-recorded self-guided tour so you can navigate each place at your leisure. You will not be disappointed with the beauty, the level of craftsmanship in painstakingly carved wood and plaster. The intricacy of the details in building this "city" is easily appreciated. La Alhambra sits high on the mountain so there are beautiful views of the city below. Be sure to wear your walking shoes as it is mostly an uphill climb.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 29, 2006
Alhambra Palace and Fortress Complex
Top Of The Hill Of The Assabica
Granada, Andalusia, Spain
958 523 929