Think I may have posted this question twice now ... I'n new to this site!
My family are staying at Hotel Playa De La Luz in Rota, Cadiz, Spain and any feedback on the hotel would be welcomed.
For a day trip we are looking to visit the bullring and theme park in Seville and any suggestions regarding tickets for either would be good - we hope to visit on the 15th August 2005, +/- 3 days.
Thanks for your help, if you can
HELLO! I AM A SPANISH GUY WHO IS NOW IN ROTA. I AM FROM SEVILLA. NORMALLY I LIVE IN MIAMI, USA, AND NOW ON HOLIDAYS I LIVE IN ROTA
THAT HOTEL IS GREAT. VERY QUIET AND WITH A GREAT LANDSCAPES. ITS GREAT!
Bullring may be close as they close on sundays and festivals and the 15th is a bank holiday .
Also maybe the theme park may be busier than normal, see if you can change the visit to Tuesday 16 so you can enjoy both things.
We are visiting Seville on the 15th August and hope to visit both the theme park and bullring - any feedback or tips would be welcomed.
Also, has anyone stayed at or know anything about the Hotel Playa De La Luz in Rota near Cadiz - we're booked in for a week, hence the question
You will be in Sevilla only one day? Is your first time in Sevilla? If so, I would forget about the theme park, there are much better ones, and it will be hot as hell. No idea about the bullring (I'm not into this), definitely no bullfight season anyway.
I would rather spend the central hours of the day somewhere with a/c and wander around at the evening. No kidding, I'm pretty used to heat, but I was in Sevilla last wednesday on a bussiness trip. I wanted to do some sightseeing on the afternoon before taking my plane back home. I could not walk for more than half an hour and I ended in a nice cafeteria having an ice cream and reading until it was time to go to the airport....
moreover,15th of august is an important bank holiday....
I am considering after vters tips coming to El Puerto in June with husband and son
for a few days after Seville.
However Ive seen some mixed reviews for El Puerto including one on another website saying its a dump!
They then didnt go on to say why. (Were they joking)
What do people think?
Can it be called pretty? (Im not sure about the view to Cadiz on Puntilla beach that ive seen photos of-is it very industrial?)
We are not relly lie on the beach people but our son will like to paddle and play in some sand and we want an interesting town to explore and use as a base.
Would we be better going to Conil or even san lucar de barrameda?
All opinions please!
My advice is to contact VTer puerto_lover directly as he has spent a lot of time in this part of Andalucia. Sanlucar de Barrameda is a small but interesting town. I've not been to their beach so can't comment on its quality. Another option may be Rota which I think may have more sites than Sanlucar de Barrameda but then that's all relative. Both are pretty small towns but I believe Rota is more established for tourists. There are a couple of nice hotels, both on the oceanfront, in Rota. Hotel Playa de la Luz is on the outside of town so it's quieter but not close to the sites in town. The Duque de Nareja is right in the historic part of town and is newer. Both are managed by the same company. Service at the Playa when I stayed there was very good.
I hope that helps!
Thanks so much I will look into that.
I spent a month taking Spanish lessons in El Puerto a couple of years ago. I liked the place and wouldn't describe it as a dump, but I wouldn't say it is an especially interesting place either - it's just a regular Spanish town, with a pretty church, small castle, a few nice seafood restaurants, but not really a lot of things you could spend time exploring.
I was there in winter, so considered the beach more from the point of view of brisk walks than sunbathing, but as far as I remember Puntilla beach was quite nice - there may be some factories on the horizon but I think they are are on the far side of the bay.
I think Sanlucar is a more interesting town, but possibly not as convenient if you are using public transport. El Puerto has the advantage of being on the Jerez-Cadiz train route and also has good ferry connections to Cadiz, so from that point of view it's quite handy.
Thanks for that
we have actually booked a good deal at a hotel in Jerez with a pool but intend to visit both El Puerto and Sanlucar.
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Address: Avda de la Diputacion s/n, Rota, Andalusia, 11520, Spain