Ken, as I said, we were on a mission, not on vacation
. We were putting in as many miles as possible, including an overnight to meet a deadline. Our choices of marina or anchorage were based on what was available when it was time to stop for the night.
The first marina we stopped in was Marbella. As soon as the boat
was settled we went & explored the Old Town. It was delightful, very clean, and once off the front touristy street, was very nice indeed. We had a wonderful seafood dinner at La Lonja. The marina was older and not large but I liked it. Sadly, the Mosquitos that night were worse than I can ever remember experiencing in the Med
. With the possible exception of the high arctic in summer, they were the worst I've seen in a very long time. (We didn't have a screen
over the hatch
The second marina was Gib, which I addressed on another thread & doesn't pertain here. I did get some screen
material there which helped dissuade the mosquitos on subsequent stops on the way back.
Coming back we stayed at Fuerngirola & Santa Palo. We explored those as much as we had time for, an hour or two, but didn't find them as pleasant as Marbella. As we were passing right by we popped into Almerimar and thought it looked like a very nice marina. I was amused by the motorhome parking area adjacent to the port.
Overall though, the four of us did not find the geography as interesting as other areas we've sailed. The Costa del Plastico, as Boatie aptly called it, coupled with many non-traditional and architecturally uninspired high-rises simply didn't inspire us to want to return if we have other alternatives.
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