Welcome to the Majorca and Worldwide Travel Forum

Welcome to the Majorca and Worldwide Travel Forum

Majorca Travel Forum / Majorca Help and Information Forum
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Mick
ALL ROUND GOOD GUY
Mick


Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel _
PostSubject: Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel   Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Icon_minitimeSat May 13, 2017 1:15 pm

Not so much a review of a resort, just a short trip down memory lane. As most of you know, I ran a bar in Arroyo from February 2004 until December 2005 called The Horseshoe.
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Scan0010
Me serving in the bar in 2004, how young do I look.
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Scan0011
A BBQ with a load of my regulars, that apparently went on until 7.45 in the morning, after I had shut a few hours earlier.
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Scan0012
This is the bar now, El Capricho owned & run by a very nice Spanish lady, who myself & Becky met on our first day.
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Img_1412
This blue board, behind the El Capricho sign, attached to the white metal bar, is my old Horseshoe sign, still there after nearly 12 years.
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Img_1413
A view of the Indian/Mexican restaurant next door, very tasty food there.
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Img_1414
The vegetable shop & Othelli restaurant next door, run by Fiona & Mike who Nanny Jen knows.
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Img_1415
Arroyo/Benalmadena is served by a fantastic train service operated by http://www.andalucia.com/travel/airports/malaga/train-station.htm
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Img_1327
Heading from the train station towards the town of Arroyo.
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Img_1326
The train pulling out is heading towards Fuengirola. The price from Arroyo to Fuengirola is 1.80 euro's each or 3.60 return, great value.
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Img_1416
The train pulling in on our way to the Airport. The price to the Airport was 2.60 euro's each, amazing value, considering it would be just over 30 euro's by taxi.
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Img_1417
Myself & Becky enjoying an early morning coffee in Arroyo.
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Img_1255
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Img_1256
This is a map of Arroyo & Benalmadena. http://benalmadena-arroyo.com/arroyo-de-la-miel-map.php Staying in Arroyo is very Spanish in feel & culture & not very Britiish touristy if you know what I mean. I was told by an old customer of mine, that in Arroyo, 16 British run bars when I was there, are either closed down/gone or are now run by Spanish, which is both sad in one breath & understandable in another. I would strongly recommend a visit to here, as it is a most beautiful place.

_________________
Mick
Back to top Go down
delboy
Mad Destination Expert
delboy


Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel _
PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel   Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Icon_minitimeSat May 13, 2017 10:48 pm

Good review Mick, I guess the British bars were hard to run against the local competition
Back to top Go down
Mark
Majorca Mad
Mark


Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel _
PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel   Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Icon_minitimeSun May 14, 2017 12:24 am

Nice one mate, we have been there before as well. We used the train as transfer to Torremolinos when we stayed there as well, and went out one night up to Benalmedina, had a walk down towards the sea, was going to try and find the Sunset Beach Club where we'd stayed before, but it was a bit far, we ended up having drinks in the 'square' near to the station before heading home. I remember it as being very Spanish as well.
Back to top Go down
Mick
ALL ROUND GOOD GUY
Mick


Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel _
PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel   Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Icon_minitimeSun May 14, 2017 9:20 am

delboy wrote:
Good review Mick, I guess the British bars were hard to run against the local competition

You are right Del, the beer barrels to buy, us Brit bars paid more TBH, but we were in their country I suppose. I tried to keep my prices reasonable compared to others, ie I bought bottles of Mahou for 50 cents & sold them for a euro, still 100% profit, but others were charging 1.20 euro's upwards.

_________________
Mick
Back to top Go down
Mick
ALL ROUND GOOD GUY
Mick


Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel _
PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel   Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Icon_minitimeSun May 14, 2017 9:23 am

Mark wrote:
Nice one mate, we have been there before as well. We used the train as transfer to Torremolinos when we stayed there as well, and went out one night up to Benalmedina, had a walk down towards the sea, was going to try and find the Sunset Beach Club where we'd stayed before, but it was a bit far, we ended up having drinks in the 'square' near to the station before heading home. I remember it as being very Spanish as well.

That sounds like either Mezquita or Fountain square there Mark, lovely areas to sit & drink in.

_________________
Mick
Back to top Go down
Daryn
Admin
Daryn


Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel _
PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel   Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Icon_minitimeMon May 15, 2017 7:39 pm

A pint of Fosters manuel lol. Great review mate a good read thanks clap

_________________
Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Ezgif_13
Back to top Go down
http://majorcaforum.forumotion.com
HappyH

HappyH


Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel _
PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel   Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Icon_minitimeMon May 15, 2017 9:01 pm

Nice one Mick, thanks.
HH.
Back to top Go down
Mick
ALL ROUND GOOD GUY
Mick


Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel _
PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel   Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Icon_minitimeMon May 15, 2017 9:20 pm

Cheers guys. Thumsup

_________________
Mick
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel _
PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel   Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 

Spain, Costa del Sol Arroyo de la Miel

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Welcome to the Majorca and Worldwide Travel Forum :: WORLDWIDE TRAVEL REVIEW SECTION NEW FOR 2011. EST 18/05/11 :: ENTER HERE :: SPAIN, includes Balearics (not Majorca see seperate section). :: SPAIN RESORT REVIEWS-
Jump to:  
Free forum | © phpBB | Free forum support | Contact | Report an abuse | Forumotion.com