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" The Strip"

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" The Strip"

Can any one tell me please , is the strip within walking distance of the calahonda Royale resort ?

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1. Re: " The Strip"

In a word, yes. But not a walk that would give you an ounce of pleasure. Much of it would be next to an Armco barrier with traffic flying past at breakneck speed. I did it in around 40 minutes pushing a buggy, but you will easily shave 10-15 minutes off that if you are quick on your pins.

Would I stay at Calahonda Royale and choose to walk to the Strip for a drink? Not a chance!

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That's a pity as it seems to be that all the recommended restuarants are either on the strip or El Zoco and I was hoping to be able to walk to them at night , am I right in saying there s only a couple at Los Cipreses that are within walking distance from Calahonda Royale ? thanks Tony , your advice is much appreciated.

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3. Re: " The Strip"

Not stopped to drink or dine at Los Cipreses, so no real help. Yes, the Strip has more to offer than where you are staying but do remember that you are but a short walk to Cabopino, with lots of restaurant choices. Da Bruno's at Cabopino campsite is also worth a visit.

http://www.cabopino.net/

http://www.dabruno.com/en/acabopino.php

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4. Re: " The Strip"

You could always cross over the motorway and get the bus up to the stop opposite El Zoco and get a taxi back. Its a long time since I ate down by Los Cipreses but the bar in the square did do a good sangria, however, over the years they moved away from Spanish food to a more American grill bar type of thing. There is a chinese above the shops and another English bar that opened I think last year but I've not been there.

Just down from Los Cipreses as you walk down the slip road to the motorway there used to be a very good restaurant called Irvines. Not sure if its still there and I know that a couple of years ago it was up for sale but we did have a couple of really good meals there.

Have a look at this website its dedicated to Calahonda and has details of bars in all the areas..

http://www.calahonda-information.com/

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5. Re: " The Strip"

Well done, Ceejayblue. Thanks for your input. Calahonda is not my "home" territory so grateful for your assistance.

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6. Re: " The Strip"

Tony, you were one of the people who helped me out when I was first on TA!

I only go every other year and try to keep up to speed with things going on, so whenever anyone asks a question about Calahonda that I don't know how to answer I look things up - it really helps me too! Its not the sort of place that suits everyone but we love it there and it feels like a home from home for us.

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Thanks to you Tony and Ceejayblue, You ve both been really helpful. Glad to hear that Cabopino is close by, the port looks amazing and have read about some lovely restaurants that are there.

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8. Re: " The Strip"

Is the Strip the shops/restaurants opposite Dona Lola? (Sorry to hijack again)

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9. Re: " The Strip"

Hi Jackie. You're close to the Strip at Dona Lola. Across the footbridge, head left and you are there. Maybe 10-minute walk.

mijasguide.com/mijas-costa/…calahonda-strip

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10. Re: " The Strip"

Tony, the footbridge is closer to Leila Playa (also a McDonald's resort), so they will still have to walk along the side of the road by the Armco, which isn't very pleasant. There is a bus stop by the Leila Playa entrance if you wanted to jump on for just one stop. The bars and restaurants by Dona Lola are good, and we love Meson Dona Lola for good steaks and the British bars are all good too (Oscars has free wifi).

The actual "strip" is in Avenida d'espania and you would need to go up the hill from Calahonda Royale and follow the road along (up the hill!) and then you'd find the strip on the left handside, starting with Hardy's Bar (have a look on the Calahonda Information website link for more info). The bars and shops opposite Dona Lola are El Zoco.

I've not been to this beach bar yet, (see link) but it has had some good reviews and its just across the motorway. http://www.chiringuitoroyalbeach.com/ so is easy for you to get to.

I've attached a link in google maps starting at Los Cipreses, which you can then see where you are (you can play with it in street view too get an idea of how far everything is). I've done it looking across the road from the Leila Playa side of the road and I've done it in street view but not sure if that will work so you may have to set that yourself. Hope it helps.

http://goo.gl/maps/K9kfO

http://goo.gl/maps/1pGTC

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