I flew from the US to Madrid and then immediately on to Alicante, then a bus to Murcia and a short...more
An astonishing monument, this cathedral mixing three styles - Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic. Its facade and bell tower are absolutely impressive.Its richness is due to the several centuries that lasted its construction - started in 1394 it was only finished in 1791, with the successive styles joining the construction in perfect harmony.more
Cartagena's city hall is a modern palace, built with a triangular plant about hundred years ago. The unstable soil, and errors in the construction quickly ruined the building that was closed to recovery, only finished in 2006. Located in a central area, by the sea, its marble facade is really pretty, and, it seems the interior staircase also...more
Great views of pension pablita. parking abajo hotel. You can marvel at Mr. Pablita who sits in his...more
The castle's hill is well gardened, and prepared to help the visitor to understand the history of Cartagena, in its History Interpretation Center, located in the castle. To visit it you may either walk uphill from town, or to use the panoramic lift situated in calle Gisbertmore
Cabo de Palos
Yes! That's what I would like to write, " No comments", but (Oh dear me!) in VT on line is the "minimal service" so, under official protest I had to write. Well, Hotel Mangalan is pretty good, everything is well cared, maybe... too much.If you need a smile just see the other picture, and, allow me now... "No comments!"more
The advertising announces lots of sun, in the Spanish coast, and we have it. However, we are used to find everywhere, structures to allow a careful management of the exposure, providing rented or inclusive shades by the sea.There's no such thing in La Manga. If you want a shade, and you must, because the sun is really constant and strong, you need...more
Rio Dobra 2, 30710, Los Najeros, Los Alcazares, 30710, Spain
Good for: Families
Los Alcazares is definately a place for older couples or people who want a quiet relaxing time.We loved it but our teenage children found there was nt enough going on for them We stayed at an apartment block called Albatros very nice but the pool was too small for the complex and the behaviour of some of the people in the pool was boardering on...more
Urb. La Cumbre | Puerto de Mazarrón, 30860 Mazarron, Spain
Good for: Solo
I am sure that I will be hotly disputed, but the finest sangria I have experienced in Spain, is of the Mazarron kind.Secret recipes are protectively guarded from bar to bar so we were told by various bar owners, who took the matter quite seriously.I was also told, one of the secret ingredients for a decent sangria, is cinnamon sticks.Look out for...more
We had such a fabulous experience at this restaurant that we dined there twice.Wheelchair access: There is a small step (about an inch) into the restaurant. The entrance is very wide and I encountered no problems getting in. The restaurant is fairly spaceous and they will happily move tables and chairs out of the way to make things easier to get...more
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San Pedro del Pinatar
Staying in La Manga I was curious about the other extremity of the narrow stripe of sand, ending in S Pedro del Pinatar. I went there, had a look, and was surprised by the image and smell of tons of algae. It was not attractive, but the beach is long and wide, however, we had the excellent La Manga waiting for the afternoon swim and didn't go...more
C/Mar Adriatico 4, San Pedro del Pinatar, 30740, Spain
Good for: Couples
Several companies run routes to Murcia and Cartagena so make sure when looking at a timetable, ensure you know which company the times are for. Our coach was airconditioned. Also, check times of the last return coach. You may not have time to fit in an evening meal as when we went in September, the last coach left at 8pm which about the same time...more
Santiago de la Ribera
Ate here twice.
The restaurant has a fresh fish shop at the front and thorugh back, and on the beach, is the restaurant. Fish is the speciality.
The first time we had sardines and boquerones (anchovies) and the second time we both had calamares al la Romana - squid cooked in a light batter.
Favorite Dish: Boquerones
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It's well worth taking the time to get up to the castle in Mula - the views across the plain are superb. Its such a shame they haven't kept the castle up together, but in the state that it is I am sure it could tell so many stories.Easily reached by car or bike you'd need a lot of stamina to get a push bike up there as the way up is very steep....more
This was a quick drink stop in the searing heat, and we were so impressed with it. It was squeaky clean and has a lovely bar area with a further larger seating area thru some double doors.The toilets were very clean and the service we got quick and very polite. Pullling up on a Harley doesn't always get the same results when walking into cafes, but...more
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There is one dive centre in Calabardina, diving takes place from a RIB and all equipment is available for hire.Deigo is the small man with a loud voice in charge. Some divers do speak English, very helpfull and friendly, Tip take a word list of depth, weights needed, air tank needs 12 lt or 15 lt. Diving usually takes place first thing in the...more
the most fabulous food ever in a little restuarant on the coast. I can't believe this place is not famous all over the world, - you must find it.The bar is tiny but the restauant seats about 80 people. When we visited on a quite weekend in September most of the town was quite and there were was only another table taken. Attractive table settings...more
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Favorite thing: Walk through the narrow alleys and cobbled streets of this splendid little Spanish village.
Fondest memory: The wonderful light that is cast about as sun beats down on whitewash giving the town a surreal feel.
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