An Airtours one week fully inclusive holiday at
the Gardenia Park hotel in Fuengirola was
the base for the holiday. With an unlimited amount of food and
drink there for the taking, swimming pools (one
indoor) and entertainment a good holiday could be spent
without going anywhere else. It's a holiday that caters for all
ages so expect to find the indoor pool a lively place rather than
somewhere to quietly swim up and down. Although there was plenty of
warm sunshine in November it was never quite warm enough to brave
the outdoor pool. It rained on our first morning there and clouded
over towards the end of the week. Nonetheless, as the photographs
show it was sunny for the rest of the time.
We travelled by taxi to most nearby places and took advantage of
an Airtours coach trip to see Gibraltar. Going through the
Spain/Gibraltar border can be a lengthy procedure because of
traffic queues. A good thing about coach tours is that all one has
to do is sit there and take in the views. Sitting in the queue gave
time for the sight of The Rock to sink in. Seen so many times on TV
it was good to actually be there.
Towns and villages on the Costa del Sol are attractive places.
They look bright and clean. There is an abundance of flowers and
greenery everywhere thanks to the year round warmth and sunshine.
Having said that a warm jumper and rainwear cannot be entirely
dispensed with. We crammed in visiting as many places as we could
within our short stay.