Sunsets and Cocktails

Su Dillon on 26 February 2017
With the introduction of the Flybe service from one of my local airports - Robin Hood Doncaster - what better excuse to squeeze in a few cheeky days away in Spain.

With an early departure from Doncaster, and a 10 minute transfer from Malaga to Torremolinos, we left at 7am and were on the beach just after lunch

We stayed at the Sol Principe which is a lovely hotel, but just a little bit far out, but that was a good excuse for lots of long walks along the prom, with of course a few liquid refreshment stops along the way to test the cocktails

Considering this was the end of February the weather was lovely - no coat required. There were shorter days with the sun setting earlier in the winter months, but stunning sunsets along the beach.

On one of our walks we discovered a town in between Benalmadena and Fuengirola called Carihuela. I've never come across the name before but would definitely look it up in the future to stay. Very quaint and traditional with lots of tapas bars.

We had a great day tax free shopping, with a bite to eat sat in the sun. We didn't take the trip up to see our 'Ancestors' of the Gibraltarian apes as we've seen them several times before - but are worth a visit if you ever go.

Another fabulous way to get around the Costa Del Sol is by train, there's several stops in each town so we took this coastal trip and stopped off in both Benalmadena and Fuengirola.

There was a great chilled atmosphere about the towns at this time of year and not too busy - a mixture of European visitors, and a fabulous few days enjoying inexpensive relaxation.