It’s a pleasant drive down to the Costa del Sol from Torrevieja. The journey takes us through gorges, mountains covered with pine trees, fields full of almond trees, small towns and villages and important cities such as Murcia and Granada.
Our courier seems to have swallowed an encyclopaedia. Keeping us entertained with loads of facts of what we are seeing as town and country flash past. With a couple of good comfort stops en route, it doesn’t seem very long before we are sweeping past our first city on the Costa del Sol.
The capital of the area, Malaga. Followed first by Torremolinos and then our destination, Benalmadena. Our 3* hotel is set just one street back from the sea shore and is brilliantly positioned for catching the local bus which goes along the coast to towns with familiar names from our ‘Spanish Holiday’ past.
Places like the aforementioned Malaga, Torremolinos plus Fuengirola, Marbella, Puerto Banus, Estepa and quite a few more. For the less adventurous would you believe that excursions to Granada, Nerja, Mijas and one other are included in the price.
It is hoped the ‘one other’ will be Gibraltar, but the current political stand off with Spain over the rock may force a change here. With Gala meals, a free bar on New Year’s morning (from midnight until 3am), full board arrangement in the hotel, (including wine and water with meals), all rooms with balconies and the hotel sitting in its own grounds this is the idyllic way to celebrate Christmas and the birth of yet another New Year - 2014.
This nine day holiday is being offered by David’s Coachtrips at the incredibly low price of only €485. That’s only €53 a day at peak time, in a 3* hotel with all meals including gala meals, excursions, and transfers by coach from your area.
What a bargain!!!
Places can be reserved online at www.coachtripsonline.com or by calling direct on (0034) 966 785 910. Book early. This deal is already being snapped up fast.