From Granada to the beach

May 9th, 2007, 10:21 AM
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From Granada to the beach

Hi All
Some advice would be grateful. I have boked a cheap return flight to Granada for 10 nights in June. Plan is to spend 4 nights in Granada, then go on to a beach for a rest, any ideas on a good place to chill and best travel tip. thanks
cazash, p.s we are mid 30's couple
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May 9th, 2007, 10:36 AM
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The Malaga area is a short drive or train ride from Granada - the famous Costa del Sol. Torremelinos and a string of resorts are amongst europe's most popular beach destinations.

4 days in Granada - that would have my head scratching unless day tripping to Cordoba, Ronda, etc.
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May 9th, 2007, 11:30 AM
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IMO, Nerja is probably the nicest beach resort near to Granada. Almuñecar is closer but not as pleasant, at least not when I was there a few years ago. Nerja is very touristy but it is pretty and has retained more charm than most other Costa del Sol resorts!
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May 9th, 2007, 11:33 AM
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good suggestions. Costa del Sol is to me a non-descript string of modern high-rise hotels with little old-world charm.
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May 9th, 2007, 11:33 AM
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PS I think there's plenty to do for four days in Granada. For instance, 1 day Alhambra, 1 day exploring the Albaicin, the moorish tea houses, and the troglodyte homes out in the Sacromonte area, 1 day taking in the cathedral area, shopping, markets and perhaps the monastery at la Cartuja, and 1 day hiking in the nearby hills. Not to mention all the tapas crawls, flamenco, etc. in the evenings!
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May 9th, 2007, 11:36 AM
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hanl - you've convinced me to go back and get a more in-depth visit.
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May 9th, 2007, 01:29 PM
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I did a lot of research and heard great things about Nerja, so we'll be staying there for 2 nights of our honeymoon in September. We'll be staying at the Parador, but I also got tons of recommendations for the Paraiso del Mar.
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