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Old 12-05-2007, 09:29
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Default Anywhere like PP?

I'm having a bit of a prob deciding where to go for this years summer hols. i want to go to PP, but my in laws (who we,re going with) want to go to mainland spain>: . So i thought i'd ask you lot , is there anywhere on mainland Spain like PP:\ .

You know the type. Quietish, good restaurants, beautiful scenary and no lager louts:eek and you cant say PP!

Someone said Portinatx in Ibiza (yes i know its not mainland Spain) has anyone been there ?

We're after a villa for 7 of us. I,m still gonna try to persuade them to go to PP

So come on you experts! where should i go??:\
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Old 12-05-2007, 17:03
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Hi there old pal
We have been to Nerja and loved it. Its quite big yet quietish with a the town centre that has a lovely "village" atmosphere. It has some decent beaches and a lovely place called the Balcony of Europe (I'll leave that to your imagination >D ). Restaurants are of a good standard too. We would go back again, but havent since we found PP, but I do rate it as a good second best.
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Old 13-05-2007, 00:57
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Hi I can Second that.

Jiggy great Liverpool bar there all Red you should feel at home.

By the way well done Europe for one round !!.
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Old 13-05-2007, 07:57
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Hi Killian m8 (less of the old please>: )
Yes, ive heard some good reports about Nerja. my m8 (yes i have 10] ) has been and he said it good too. I think we could well end up there, either there or the lakes:lol
Balcony of Europe, K. whats that all about

Lol@snows, i'll be there in my royal blue jersey chatting about our European history, that,ll take up the 1st 5 mins anyway:lol :lol (tho we do have a European Cup Winners cup already 8) :smokin )

p s wouldnt it be a good idea to have a footy thread on here
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Old 13-05-2007, 17:08
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Does it have to be Spain ?

GARDA, on Lake Garda pressed all the right buttons for us .......... I think I have posted about it in the tapas bar
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Old 13-05-2007, 18:46
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tossa de mar is a pretty place with good restaurants
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Old 13-05-2007, 19:10
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How strange! I was going to recommend Tossa de Mar. I've been there three times and love the old walled "Villa Vella" with the castle at one end of the sandy beach.

The resort is surrounded by mountains and was "low-rise" when I was there last (8 years ago).

I found this website:


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Old 13-05-2007, 22:11
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Nerja would have to be my choice too have been there several times- first went there in the 70's (teens 80's and again in 95 when my daughter was 6 - although a bit more built up on the outskirts the centre hasnt changed at all - Burriana beach is fantastic - I wonder if that guy still makes that huge paella..I have not been back since discovering PP but I think another visit may be due
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Old 14-05-2007, 01:34
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Portinax in Ibiza is nothing like PP. Its tiny and very quiet in comparison, although nice for young children.Resort centre will only take 5 minutes to walk round in the evening.Glorious beach though.
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Old 14-05-2007, 14:24
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agree about portinatx v small with a number of sizeable all inc hotels
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Old 14-05-2007, 19:02
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Quite a number of years ago we decided to try somewhere else in the Balearics instead of PP, and wound up in Portinatx.

It is a bit, but only a bit, like PP. Far smaller, mostly (then) all-inclusive hotels, and quite hilly. So although it is quiet, and with two excellent beaches, I don't think it compares.

Actually this year we are off to a place which I have hopes for in the comparison stakes - St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie in the Vendee area of western France. It is bigger, but has excellent restaurants, beaches, and isn't over developed as a tourist trap. And it can be just as hot and sunny!

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Old 15-05-2007, 08:00
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Thanks for all the ideas peeps
Alot of good reports about Nerja, hmmmm, i might have a good look at that one
cd, Lake Garda sounds great but is it expensive?
Not too sure about portinatx now, your reports dont seem too great about it, tho my m8 says the scenery is fantastic
and Jane, Tossa de mar, youre 'avin a laugh :lol :lol
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Old 16-05-2007, 00:06
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Hi Jiggy.
If you book Nerja, make sure you dine at

Best restaurant in town, mind you the restaurant manager was a bit snooty, we still laugh at his response when i ordered the Tuna steak
"does sir know it's seared" said in his best Basil Fawlty accent.

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Old 16-05-2007, 05:00
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When you are there prices are similar to PP ....

We went 2 years ago and went on a package ( unusual for us )

Thompsons lakes and mountains brochure flying Manchester to Verona , 2 weeks half board last week August first week Sept ... paid about 600 per adult and about 400 for child

The hotel we stayed in was an annex of a bigger hotel , so we paid less but ad it was only across the road from the larger hotel it was no problem
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Old 18-05-2007, 07:49
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Hi Jiggy,
I was at Lake Garda last November, wasnt overly expensive, if so, it would have been worth every euro, the place was amazing, sun was shining, it was gorgeous. Cant wait to return one summer.
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