We booked this holiday on a late booking, so although we were only a couple, we had plenty of space in our 2 bedroom apartment on the 1st floor. The complex is divided into various pool areas, and we were in Plaza Amarillo, which was very peaceful. A great many Finnish people staying in the apartments, who were very pleasant, and of course spoke perfect English.
Our apartment balcony faced due west so we had sun from about 10.15am in the morning to sunset. Plenty of sunbeds available. You had to pay extra for the TV and the safe, but costs were acceptable. Had perfect nights sleep with no noise problems at all.
Use the HyperDino Supermarket which is next door, turning left out of reception. There is a complex supermarket which is expensive. eg. Fundador brandy 11.50 euros, but 8.41 euros in the HyperDino.
We used the Spinnaker restaurant above the HyperDino on a couple of occasions, which had great views during the day. The food is a bit pricey compared to some other restaurants along the main street, and very average. The New World Chinese restaurant(our favourite place to eat) on the right at the bottom of the hill, had excellent food and service, although does not look much from outside. There are many many bars and restaurants along the main strip at bottom of the hill.
We went to Spenders bar which is about half way up the hill on many occasions. Good for watching the football. Would not recommend the Bodrun Irish bar, as expensive local beer at 3 euros per pint, whereas Spenders 1.50 euros during the day. Another good bar/restaurant is Top Gun, which is along the main strip turning left at bottom of the hill, again 1.50 euros during the day for a full pint.
You need to watch out for what is described as a large local beer at a cut price to get you into the bar or restaurant. The worst case was a 330ml glass described as a large beer for 1.50 euros, when a pint in an English/Irish bar is 568ml. Did not use apartments bar as expensive.
Would definately like to go to the Cinco Plaza again in the future.
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- Also Known As:
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- Cinco Plazas Puerto Del Carmen
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