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What is Alcala like as a resort?

Looking at staying at Gran Melia and we would like to have a few restaurants and cafes within walking distance, and a beach would be nice :0)

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1. Re: Acala?

Alcala is very much a fishing village. The village square is only a stone's throw from a natural beach and although tiny, it does have modern shower facilities. There are a couple of nice little bars in the square, perfect for people watching and these are always full with both locals and tourists.

Just round the corner from the beach is a fishing wharf that is ideal for bathing. The local council have supplied a few sun beds but these are a bit tatty so you might be better off with a thick towel to spread on the concrete.

There are always keen anglers around, so the catch must be good and this is reflected in several of the restaurants that are dotted around the town, nothing touristy, but the food it good, the fish fresh and in Toni’s in particular plentiful.

Alcala offers little for the tourist other than the hotel, there is a weekly market as well as the supermarket and a large cash and carry. However, if you want a holiday that incorporates real Canarian life, it can still be found here in the local shops and bars.


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2. Re: Acala?

As Aquilas said in 2011, Alcala is a very typical canarian fishing village . It is now growing larger due to the Gran Melia Hotel as well as the coastal path to el varadero and playas arenas. There have also been some serviced beaches created on the beach from the Hotel,. BTW though the beach is free the prices of food and drink is expensive but ok if that is what you want and can afford..

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