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Excellent

Friendly town with lots to do, a lovely holiday.

If you steer clear of the 'English Bars' there are...

COSTA DEL SOL Benalmadea Costa, I'm afraid I was always a bit of a 'travel snob' regarding the Costa del Sol. I envisaged the types of scene in TV's Benadorm, a type of Blackpool with sun. As members of a vacation club ( it was then Sunterra now Diamon Resorts) we had the opportunity for a weeks...

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“Benalmadena - Costa Del Sol”

published 26/06/2004

Plenty to do

Noisy traffic

I’ve just returned from a one-week holiday in Benalmadena in Costa Del Sol (June 2004) and would like to provide some information about Benalmadena Resort & Benalmadena Palace Apartments where we stayed. ****Benalmadena Palace Apartments**** Newly opened in February 2004, this Apart-Hotel has 4...

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Excellent

Old style Spain

quite a steep walk to the beach

We were looking for authentic Spain and we found it. Nerja is a beautiful town, much bigger than we expected but it retains all of it's original charm and character. We stayed on the "Burriana" side of town, which we thought was the prettier side, having the mountains as a back-drop. The main...

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Excellent

Too many to list, see opinion!

Having to come home!

Very soon after I first joined Ciao I remember checking out a few opinions on the Costa del Sol, seeing as I had just booked to go on holiday there! One of the opinions was written by a British ex-pat who now lives in Marbella, and now, after my holiday, I can only say how jealous I am! Marbella...

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Excellent

cheap,cheerful,cheap food& drink & loadsa SUN!!!

Not as much Culture as Barcelona and Madrid

The Costa Del Sol has been a popular resort for Brits for many years. It is only 2.5 hrs from Gatwick airport and has all modern amenities us Brits require to make our holiday and blazing sun to go with this during the summer months! Flights to Malaga are reasonably cheap and all the High street...

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Excellent

Unspoiled with an authentic Spanish feel

Some of the apartments are situated up steep hills

I have been visiting the picturesque resort of Nerja for the past twelve years. I never seem to tire of it and there is always something new to discover. I have seen many changes, not least the new motorway; which has cut the journey from Màlaga down to approximately 45 minutes instead of the...

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“COSTA del CRANE”

published 25/04/2005

Sunshine

Feels like England

When I was offered a week of Spain I jumped at the chance! Club La Costa was offering a week at California Beach, near Finguerola for only 29 pounds plus airfare to Malaga. We knew that it was early in the season but figured we would take the chance and beat the crowds. Club La Costa is a large...

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Excellent

“Costa del Sol”

published 15/04/2001

Friendly people, beautiful scenery, caters for all

Driving in towns if you are not used to driving ab...

Only a 2 hour plane journey from London to Malaga, and you are in a different world. A great place to start out, if you have never been abroad before, and still a great place if you have. Catering for all tastes from the up-market Peurto Banus, a great place for seeing how the other half live...

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Excellent

lots to see and do, cheap flights

many tacky bits

The Costa del Sol probably has the worst reputation of any major European holiday destination. I live here and, well yes, that reputation is justified to an extent(see Bravo TV's Costa del Dosh for some examples). It is possible to have a great holiday here though even if you're not a lager...

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“Ciudad de la fiesta”

published 10/01/2004

Low cost of living, Climate, People....

Too much building work!

I've been lucky enough to have had my mum living in Marbella for two years now, and I love it there so much - in fact I'm moving there permanently next week! I fly out there about six times a year from Manchester or Gatwick, and the flight takes between 21/2 to 3 hours to Malaga (the nearest...

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Good

Didn't break the bank

Resembled a windy mortuary

I booked a last minute cheapie, very late March, leaving 1st April and the only thing I knew for certain was that the plane was landing in Malaga. I,sorry we,she might have noticed I wasn’t around, flew from Belfast and surprise surprise, as Cilla might say, the plane was an hour and a half...

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Good

Hot and sunny, some interesting places

average beaches, general lack of anything spanish

At first sight, its very difficult to believe why the Costa del Sol has become Britain’s, and Europe’s favourite holiday destination. The beaches are terrible, grey, the sea is cold, quickly shelving and has a stony bed (at all the beaches we went to anyway), and the beaches are...

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Excellent

“Fuengirola fever!”

published 26/06/2005

good weather, good nightlife for all ages

fuengirola promenade takes 2 hrs to walk along

Me and my friends were leaving school this year and so decided to celebrate having left we would go abroad. We had originally set our hearts of Tenerife but our budgets, as we all only had weekend jobs, was low and found most places would be a stretch for us. After going to the travel agents they...

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Excellent

“very english”

published 19/03/2001

very english

english prices

if you want to go abroad for the sun but are a bit weary about the foreighners then go to Torresmollinos, my grandad owns an apartment there, its fantastic, its so english but at the same time sooo hot, the people are fantastic and the weather in september is fantastic. there are loads pubs...

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Excellent

Great horses, great staff, lovely food, other acti...

Very hot in August

We took a family holiday to Rancho Ferrer (nearest airport Malaga or Granada) in August 2006. Our party consisted of myself, my wife and two teenage daughters. The booking was handled direct using their website, and the pre- holiday admin was easy and quick. We took advantage of a discount to...

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