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“Holiday bliss”
Review of La Carihuela

La Carihuela
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Owner description: Historic neighborhood that used to be the fisherman's district
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed 19 June 2014

La Carihuela has it all...it's clean beach & promenade, varied restaurants, small shops, which all give a friendly village feel. I have been coming to this resort for many years and feel very safe, especially on the beach at Playa Juani. Try the lively America bar run by the very friendly Victor ( who never forgets a face) or just stroll along the prom in the evening to either Benalmadena or torremolonos...it's a great way to people watch! I recommend a bus trip to Mijas from the easily situated bus stops on the main road for less than 5 euros for 2 people! The plus side is the bus takes you up through the residential part of Carihuela, a joy to see. Also nearby is the train station at Montemar which takes you right to/from Malaga airport, again for just a few euros.
This is a gem of a resort, quite separate from Torremolinos itself.

3  Thank Linda J
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"bars and restaurants"
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"narrow streets"
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"lovely area"
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"fishing village"
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"great beach"
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"seafood"
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"lovely place"
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"spanish feel"
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"sea front"
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"lovely walk"
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"lots of shops"
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Long beach, plenty of restaurants, shops, pubs. Tourist office. Close to Puerto Marina and Benalmádena

3  Thank MAngeles1969
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

walkways kept really clean,pleasure to walk any time day or night also feel really safe.lots to see, shops bars cafe s also good prices every where.

2  Thank Catherine Bella... B
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Carihuela is a great friendly place, so different from Torremolinos.....great beach, sunbeds parasols, a choice of excellent restaurants.....my favourites are the fish restaurants......BBQ sardines for lunch.....bliss.

2  Thank wessy
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

This is an area for people wishing a quite holiday. There is one main street full of shops and bars behind the promenade. The restaurants cover Indian,Chinese,Mexican,Italian,Dutch and Spanish.Most of the bars have good deals on beer ( 2 Euro a pint ). New bar opened (named Cheers) which offers 5 bottle beer for 5 Euro. Plenty of shops for good food and a lot of British supplies. There is a spar shop where the taxi rank is. Bars that I liked are Winstons (owners from Liverpool).Bar America (run by victor and his mum Spanish). Cabello Hotel Lovely to sit and watch everybody walking up and down. You can walk along the promenade all the way from Torremolinos to Benalmadena as most of the area is flat. This area is only 15mins from the airport which will cost approx 20-25 Euros by taxi. Train station is across a bridge from the airport. The beach and sea are both clean and tidy. Sunbeds on the beach are approx 5Euro a day.Great little travel agents along the street which offers a lot of day trips to Gibralter and other places of interest. I have always found this to be the best value for changing British money.

5  Thank steve2912
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