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“Paradise”

Carmen Del Campillo Moriscos
Ranked #1 of 20 Shopping in Alicante
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This has to be the most unlikely located tourist attraction in Europe: down a dusty track in the middle of miles of rocky desert. It's virtually impossible to find: the track is marked for service vehicles only, and you may well doubt that anything worth seeing could be here.

However, once you arrive it's like entering a scene from the Arabian Nights. I was frustrated not to be able to speak Spanish as I'd have loved to know more about the history of the place. The owner has created an oasis in every sense of the word: a lush, tranquil, Moorish garden with an adjoining atmospheric house.

The attention to detail is remarkable, and you're left feeling that you may have left the real world, particularly at dusk when the candles and lanterns are lit.

We didn't really understand how it worked as the owner lets you in and out with a key, and the menus have no prices. He doesn't charge admission but there's an implicit expectation that you buy a drink and tooth-decayingly sweet Moorish pastries, which you can either eat at a table or on the Arab-style carpets and cushions. We were charged 30 euros for four of us, and considered it money well spent for the experience. One to remember.

Important note: There's a sign on the door saying children under 14 aren't admitted. We didn't know beforehand and had an 11 and 8 year old with us. He let us in, but it was obvious that it's not the place to run around and shout. Not sure if he'd have let us in with younger or noisier kids!

4  Thank Kate F
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Whilst staying with friends, they took us to these tea rooms which lie between the towns of Albatera and Creviente, they are unique and very Arabic, there is no entrance fee, however you are obliged to buy tea which comes with a sticky bun selection (about 8 euros per person) the grounds and gardens are well kept as is the interior of the large house which you can wander about in. Look out for the Peacocks walking about or perching up on roof tops, and if you are lucky and/or cheeky, you could ask the owner if you can see his camels, which he keeps in his back yard. Yes a very good place to visit if you are in this area, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed.

6  Thank dnowland_12
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

What an awesome place, hidden in between Albatera and Crevillente. The owner who is spanish and Muslim has made it his lifes work to create an wonderful home and spectacular gardens. Must visit if you're in the area.

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