I always take my watershoes to IBCD and and also IBPC but rarely wear them.
I usually wear crocs sandals on the beach, but that is just my preference as I don't usually walk barefoot on any beach, including my own beaches here.
You don't really need water shoes for in the water at the Iberostar, but take them if you feel more comfortable. I would wear something on my feet on the beach itself, outside the water, but then again that is just me.
If the weather has been windy and the tides are rough, I am more comfortable wearing watershoes if I can't see what is in the water.
No you will not need water shoes for the beach or sea at the Iberostar, the sand is lovely and soft much softer than the Riu beach which is shingly gritty type of sand. Mind you, you will need shoes to get across the beach to the beach bar to get your drinks as the sand does get very hot in the heat of the day.
Thanks for your reply, I was worried about cutting my feet on any rocks/bolders in the water, so although a bit murky it is generally sandy?
As for the weather, my only experience of POP in February was at the Riu's which is quite a sheltered bay. So is the stretch where ICD is situation more open and windy anyway?
I found it to be a litte cool at night, when we visited before in February so planning on taking a couple of light cardigans with me this time.
Yes the sea is sandy except the area where the small reef is situated just slightly to the right when looking out to sea but it is clearly marked.
The stretch of beach where the ICD is, is open as you can walk for miles along the beach, you can even walk to the Playa Dorada Complex from the ICD which will take you abot 20/25 stroll along the beach and there is still miles to walk past there also the two areas Costa Dorada beach and Playa Dorada beach join each other.
I have never been in February so cant say about evening temps on resort but a light cardigan does'nt take up much room in the suitcase just incase you do need it.
Angie.Edited: 21 January 2010, 11:25
If we were to walk along to Playa Dorada, what would we find? Would we be able to buy some refreshments there? Or do any other shopping?
Also are there any more Iberostars in the area, whose facilities we would be able to use?
If you get to the Playa Dorada beach you can access the Playa Dorada Complex where there are bars, restaurants, money exchange cambios, tour shops to get your excursions from, amber shop, shops that sell cigarettes, cigars and bottles of drink, lots of souvenier shops all in a mall.
Also just before the entrance off the beach to the Playa Dorada Complex there is what they call the Orange Market which is loads of shacks that sell souveniers etc.
There are no more Iberostars in the area to use as its a resort on its own on the Costa Dorada beach with only the Grand Oasis Marien next door.
You mention exchange bureau in Playa Dorada....we have quite a lot of US dollars from a previous holiday so were going to take them with us.
Do the shops in ICD take them and then give you change in Peso's or should we bother to change up dollars at the reception? Would you bother going to Playa Dorada to change money?
I am afraid the shops located in the ICD complex only take pesos for payment.
You will not get a good rate of exchange at reception for your dollars to pesos but saying that if you have no intention of going up to the Playa Dorada Complex for anything but changing your money I would do it at reception, you might lose about 3 to 4 pesos to the dollar doing it in reception rather than in the cambios at the Plaza, its all depending on how much you intend changing, the more dollars you change the more all those pesos are going to add up.
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