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Visiting August

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 10:31pm
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Gray66

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Hi all,

Coming over and 'borrowing' a friend's apartment in Catral (8-16 Aug).

Got a hire car already booked, but any recommendations in Catral itself ?

Prefer something authentic, but not fussy myself 🙂

Planning to go down the beach, but anything to recommend further away from the sea ?

Just the 2 of us, and kid free 😉

More Googling to do ....  And looking forward to it.  Maybe meet some people on here 🍷

elinspain

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 10:02am

elinspain

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 10:02am

Hello

  You might get some suggestions but bear in mind that Aug is the hottest & busiest month of the year.  People flock to the beaches as its the best place to keep cool & the Northern Spanish are usually around in high numbers so & with temps in high 30's ,......... inland temps are usually higher than around the coast.

Wait until you get here & then decide how much travelling around you want to do both daytime & evening

Cheers

Elinspain

Cheryl

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:30pm

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:30pm

https://restaurantelaherradura.com/ 

This is a lovely restaurant with experienced waiting staff who have pride in the food and drink served.

A friend recently visited https://www.lascuevas.es/restaurant/ and loved it.

I would recommend booking either of these well in advance.

Gray66

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:41pm

Gray66

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:41pm

Thanks.

I think the Aircon will be used quite a lot !  My wife works in a school, so we couldn't come outside the holidays (and I had to use up my EasyJet COVID vouchers 😵‍💫).

The lake area looks nice 👍

Cheryl

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 1:12pm

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 1:12pm

Gray66 wrote on Sun May 15, 2022 12:41pm:

Thanks.

I think the Aircon will be used quite a lot !  My wife works in a school, so we couldn't come outside the holidays (and I had to use up my EasyJet COVID vouchers 😵‍💫).

The lake area looks nice 👍

You cannot bathe in the lakes as they are protected areas and will be mosquito heaven in August. I have read reports that the pathways can become a bit of a rubbish tip.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187527-d3500008-Reviews-Las_Salinas_de_Torrevieja-Torrevieja_Costa_Blanca_Province_of_Alicante_Valencian_.html 

The beaches are lovely but will be very busy and you may struggle to park as it is mostly on street, but at least free.

Go very careful with the air con, I dread to think what the bill will be! Keep all shutters and curtains closed during the day

Yes, it's going to be roasting hot and incredibly busy but glorious all the same.

Golandrina

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 6:23am

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Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 6:23am

As I am not sure if you have visited Spain before, it may help if you have a look at the N332 website which is run in collaboration with officers of the Guardia Civil, their Trafico division deals with driving stuff, for English speaking people and has an English version of the Spanish equivalent of the Highway Code.

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