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Old 14 January 2008, 06:58   #1
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Marbella / Mallorca / Barcelona - summer 2008 tbc

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I am planning a 7- day trip this summer 2008 from Marbella Spain to Mallorca and to finish in Barcelona. The total trip is about 600Nm and I am planning 6 overnight stops. I would welcome any tips on good places to stay or any advice that you could give me to make the trip a success. Thanks
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Old 11 March 2008, 05:21   #2
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contact these guys:

Ribeye Balearics SL

Paseo Maritimo 36
Locale a/b
Palma de Mallorca
Tel: +34 971 285 074
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Email: info@ribeyebalearics.com
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They know the islands very well, they sell ribeyes, goldfish and pascoes amounst others and do alot of boating around the islands.

John Knows me, he look after you when your out there,


Kind Regards


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Old 11 March 2008, 19:38   #3
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What ever you do don't stay in a hotel called the Don Juan in Aguilas!!!

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUse...uan-Spain.html

Some of the very best hotels are the Paradores - they are located all over Spain and are usually old castles and mansions etc converted into luxury hotels. We stayed in one at Tortosa - it was a floodlit castle on top of a hill with the cannons still in place - awesome and only about Ģ45 a night!!! You can pick up discount vouchers to stay in different ones each night.

http://www.parador.es/en/portal.do?IDM=95&NM=1

The best deals are prob just turning up at one and buying the vouchers on the spot.
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Old 12 March 2008, 18:35   #4
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[QUOTE=codprawn;241323] What ever you do don't stay in a hotel called the Don Juan in Aguilas!!!

Sounds like a bad experience but a couple of years ago. I stay there regularly and haven't had any problems. Was there last week. 4 star hotel for 44 Euros a night b & b.

They're also building a brand new marina immediately in front of the hotel. Looks like it will be good when its finished and would be an ideal stop over I would think.
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Old 12 March 2008, 20:35   #5
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What ever you do don't stay in a hotel called the Don Juan in Aguilas!!!

Sounds like a bad experience but a couple of years ago. I stay there regularly and haven't had any problems. Was there last week. 4 star hotel for 44 Euros a night b & b.

They're also building a brand new marina immediately in front of the hotel. Looks like it will be good when its finished and would be an ideal stop over I would think.
It's when you DO have problems the fun starts - they just don't want to know - I even met the owner as he was there at the opening and we were still treated like dirt. The language barrier didn't help - I can only assume the receptionist was translating properly!!!

it's just typical of my luck - I have found numerous wallets etc over the years and always handed them in - never took a reward. The ONE and only time it happens to me I lose the lot - they say what goes around comes around - yeah right!!!
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Old 26 March 2008, 07:42   #6
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contact these guys:

Ribeye Balearics SL

Paseo Maritimo 36
Locale a/b
Palma de Mallorca
Tel: +34 971 285 074
Fax: +34 971 220 579
Email: info@ribeyebalearics.com
Web: www.ribeyebalearics.com
Contact: John Apps


They know the islands very well, they sell ribeyes, goldfish and pascoes amounst others and do alot of boating around the islands.

John Knows me, he look after you when your out there,


Kind Regards


Tom
Thanks for the info Tom, I will contact them when we get closer to our trip!
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Old 26 March 2008, 08:00   #7
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It's when you DO have problems the fun starts - they just don't want to know - I even met the owner as he was there at the opening and we were still treated like dirt. The language barrier didn't help - I can only assume the receptionist was translating properly!!!

it's just typical of my luck - I have found numerous wallets etc over the years and always handed them in - never took a reward. The ONE and only time it happens to me I lose the lot - they say what goes around comes around - yeah right!!!
Aguilas is not our schedule. So far we have planned to stop in Aguadulce, Cartagena, Calpe , Ibiza, Palma de mallorca and Sitges. Each daytrip is expected to be approx 100-120 NM, which is why these locations have been chosen. I am concerned that some of these ports are really large and ideally I would like a more "rib-friendly" port. Any additional info would be appreciated. Thanks
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hi & after a 2 month abscence I am back reading this forum.

Calpe is nice & nearby are 2 small marinas you may like to consider.

Puerto Blanco - a small marina about 2 miles south of Calpe, towards Altea. v small, nice cafe, short walk to a top restaurant.

Timon - another small marina midwayish between Moraira & Calpe. Lovely quiet spot with good cafe. In fact the marina is probably called something else but the cafe is called Timon, anyway its just off the Calpe - Moraira coast road.

Accomodation in Calpe or Moraira towns.

Please if any rowdy people are reading this post donīt come & ruin these quiet family friendly beaches & cafes!!!

Fuel in Spain is now 1.1e per gallon.

Let me know if I can help at all.
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