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“old and new” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Carihuela

La Carihuela
Avenida Carlotta Alessandri 33, Torremolinos, Spain
0034674444698
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Torremolinos
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: Historic neighborhood that used to be the fisherman's district.
Truro, United Kingdom
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“old and new”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Area that has nice mix of old and new - plenty of restaurants to cater to all tastes. Pleasant to stroll along

Visited December 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“A little bit of Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Just back from La Carihuela and the more we go there the more we Love the place the people and The Glorious beaches and restaurants,the weather was superb.
Also spent some time in Puerto marina and loved it even had a boat trip along the coast great day,fantastic for Family holidays a very special part of Spain cant wait to go back.

Visited December 2012
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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“I love this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I spend a lot of time walking along the Paseo Maritimo, and never get bored. The chirniquitos offer good value with many advertising a coffee and a brandy for 1.50€, and some like La Jabega offering great sea food (gambas pil pil is a must). Starter, main course, sweet and half a bottle of wine for 15.75€ is good value as it is chef-prepared and not out of a tin or a packet.

Christmas day saw two Brummies in colourful attire having a stroll and being admired by most including the local police; it was a good humoured walk that day. I have never walked the whole length as it must be more than 5 km long stretching from the port at Benalmadena to the Parador Golf Course near Malaga airport.

The beaches are raked over by tractors every day and there are plenty of safe play areas for kids.

Visited December 2012
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Madrid, Spain
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“Nice, yes. Idyllic, no”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I have seen some reviews (not all on TA) mentioning the words 'idyllic', 'perfect' and 'fishing village' when talking of La Carihuela. Ok, it's nice, or at least it was in December when there were fewer tourists around. The beach is clean, it's easy to get to (train), there are tons of bars and restaurants that cater for most tastes. There's even an Indian restaurant which presumably caters for the plentiful ex-pats. It's very close to Amanda's bar (look for the John Smiths sign), one street back from the beachfront if you're interested.

Anyway, idyllic it is not. If you want calm beaches, white sand and seclusion, get yourself to the Costa de la Luz. But as far as resorts on the Costa del Sol near Malaga are concerned, it's one of the best. It may have been a fishing village at one time, but don't believe anyone who tells you that it is now.

Don't get me wrong, we spent Christmas day there and ate very well at a beachside restaurant before having a walk on the beach. We enjoyed the visit. If you want a break from Malaga and something a little less hectic than most Costa del Sol resorts, go there. If you want something more from your holiday and really want to feel as though you are away from home in a foreign country, go further west to the Costa del la Luz.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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“Merry Christmas!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Well that was a great Christmas present!! A few days in Carihuela in February!! Yeeeeeha!!

Picturing it already. Staying in the Playa Miguel, tapas in Casa Juan and then maybe stroll to Winstons to watch a game and have a beer. Best of all worlds!!

Can't wait to stroll along Paseo Maritimo one way then along the promenade the other.

Happy days!!,

Visited December 2012
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