Arrived at our accomodation in Manzanera quite late and were desperate to find a place to have a beer or two and possibly some snacks. This is when I recalled about El Faro and the Tripadvisor stories about it. It was the closest place to our apartment so I turned on my navigator and surprisingly El Faro was open!
I felt at home immediately. That was one of the best impressions about Calpe at all. The owner Ian made us feel absolutely cozy and comfortable. It's so sad that there's no kitchen there any more (I've heard that it used to be great before) but even withohut the kitchen this place is something special. Ian got us some food (delicious!) and we had a great time there.
And I know why: because of the personal attitude. Because you feel the friendly attitude and you get friendly yourself and you get the feeling of peace and friendliness. This is worth a great deal and I doubt there are many such places these days.
We came again several times after and even now I regret we didn't come more often.
If i'm in Calpe again - El Faro will be the first place I'll go to.
Thank you Ian,
Nikolay, Rada and Sonya from Russia.
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