Showing posts with label Spain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spain. Show all posts

Monday, May 26, 2014

3 days on the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol lazily stretches out along the southern Mediterranean coast of Spain. Not really committing to the industrious ambitions of Barcelona or Madrid, the coast is a land of perpetual siesta, where work orders are responded to with a simple "manana," and beaches gradually disappear into salty azure waters. It is the kind of place that convertibles were invented for.

To tackle it in 3 days would be a shame, but better than having not visited at all. To really cover the ground necessary along the Costa del Sol, an automobile is necessary. Luckily, car rentals in Spain are very affordable, as cheap as 15 Euros per day. Inexpensive flights also abound from all over Europe on Easyjet and Ryanair. It is possible to fly to Malaga for under 20 U.S. dollars from Barcelona round-trip. Once you have arrived along this golden coast of white villages and luxurious beaches, there is much to do and see. 

Monday, June 22, 2009

Spain 2008

View of residential Malaga from Melting Pot Hostel

View of Malaga from Gibralfaro Castle

Malaga - birthplace of Picasso 

Another picture from the summit of the old moorish castle

Resort Grounds

My cousin Holden working a triple decker at our resort in Mijas

Free-range Lemur exhibit at Fuengirola zoo

Granada from The Alhambra

Loitering in the Alhambra, Brother, Kristin, Dad

Alhambra Courtyard

Kristin jumping for joy

Old Fountain for severed heads

"Honeycombed" dome interior

Alhambra Garden

Another view of Granada

Nerja - "Balcon de Europa"

With my amazing Grandparents in Nerja

Nerja street

Kristin in Nerja

A beach in Nerja

Tarifa Docks



Morocco Hillside 

Moments before death by Touts in Morocco

Tarifa Beach - favorite beach in Spain

My brother on Tarifa Beach

Justin and Kristin

Dinner at Valparaiso

Grandpa and Gabby

Flamenco Dancers