Return to Agaete; November 2019, Hotel & Spa Cordial Roca Negra

Happy New Year!  For my first (long overdue) post of 2020, I thought it would be nice to write about our most recent visit to Agaete, Gran Canara, in November, where we managed to get a last bit of sun to tide us over during the UK winter.  As I sit here on a dark,…

Le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa & Calafell area

Hola! After being back from Hawaii for nearly two weeks in July, we were understandably starting to miss the beach again!  So, deciding that we wanted to do a short-haul trip, Spain seemed to be the ideal solution.   After some research on the coastal areas, we settled on El Vendrell, and specifically Calafell, in…

Politics & paella; A sunny Autumn weekend in beautiful Barcelona

It's a cold, dark day in Amsterdam… the Christmas lights have been put up on our street, the clocks have gone back, the rain is lashing against the windows as I write.  Hard to imagine that three days ago I was bathed in the warm Autumn sunshine of Barcelona, strolling down the Passeig de Gracia,…

Wild & beautiful Agaete: the Hotel & Spa Cordial Roca Negra

In my last post about this stunning island, here, I wrote about the luxurious Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity in the South of Gran Canaria.  If you want to try somewhere completely different (but still with a dose of luxury!) - this is it!  It's a 4* resort in the Northwestern part of Gran Canaria, in Agaete.  Close…

Bring me sunshine! Total relaxation in Gran Canaria at the Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity

When I was 19, around £200 each bought us a week, self catering, including flights (!) to the island of Fuerteventura in the Canaries.  We were met at the airport by a tour operator, crammed onto a coach with mostly retired couples, and dumped outside the resort, which was located basically in the middle of no-where,…