My wife and I have run Villa Tranquilla in Estepona, Costa del Sol for 10 years. Special apartments in a large villa by the sea. Look us up on Flipkey.
New York City
My Recommendation Tip
In 2009, my daughter, wife and I went to Manhattan (from Costa del Sol) for a 5-night holiday. The deal was that I let them go to the outlets at Woodbury Common and I could do what I wanted. I'd heard about R.C.M.H. for years and plumped for the tour.
The guide was factual, interesting and he showed us not only the theatre which has
the largest auditorium; largest pair of curtains, largest stage in the World, but took us below to see all the machines that make things work / move. We met a rocketeer and the tour took around 2 hours.
I got back to the hotel and eventually met up with the shoppers. I raved about my visit, but all I got was "Yer, yer, yer. Look at my Ralph Lauren for only $30"
2 years later and the girls were back in town without me as I was staying behind as we had lots of U.S. clients staying at Villa Tranquilla.
After their trip, I collected them from Malaga Airport and the only thing they could talk about............................................................was their trip to..............................
Radio City Music Hall. They decided that just to keep me quiet, they would fit in a quick visit and they told me they enjoyed the tour even more than their Woodbury visit. I of course got them to take a polygraph test which they failed, but only just.
Seriously, they thought it so good that they want to come one year and see the famous Christmas show.
YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED !
My Recommendation Tip
A great range of vehicles from old to more modern, each with explanatory card about the history of the car. My favourites were the two plum coloured cars near the entrance.
Located just opposite the Ringling Museum / Art Collection with lots of free parking.
But be careful crossing over South Tamiami Drive !!!
My Recommendation Tip
It was the only place worth recommending in Tampa, but what a place!!!
Housed in the original Tampa Bay Hotel which is now part of the University of Tampa,
this is a beautiful building, constructed/finished in 1891 by H.B.Plant. His idea was to provide luxury holidays for well-off New Yorkers at the end of the 19th Centuary.
He extended the railway track down to southern Florida and provided this wonderful Hotel for their every desire. It failed and he died shortly after it folded, but for the full, very interestingly told story, you'll have to visit the museum.
Neville from Estepona, Costa del Sol.
Costa del Sol
We have lived in Estepona for 11 years. After 8 years, we finally got around to visiting Selwo. It is a bit pricey to get in (around 25e / 18+) and car parking. If you look at a map of the area, Selwo is sandwiched between the A7 coast road and the AP7 toll road. You think and quot; well, it can't be very big in there. and quot;
You will be wrong. On entering, there is a cheetah enclosure. You then walk towards the safari open buses and lots of peacocks are strutting and displaying all around you. The disappointing thing about the bus is that the commentary by the driver is in machine-gun Spanish and even if you understood this, it sounds like a British Rail announcer. There is an area covered with netting. Looks like a tomato-growing area. It is actually a vast aviary which you walk through on the way out. At the top of the hill, your breath will be taken away, but I won't tell you why !!!
First stop is reptile house; kiosk; shop/cafe and tigers that are separated from you only by thick glass. There is a falcon display as well. When finished here you take the second bus ride through loads of animal areas
and end up at the unimpressive cafeteria. Big, clean but only having pizzas and the like. Going back is fun, going along rope-bridges, or you can wait for the bus.
Do walk through the aviary. Memorable. We live here in Villa Tranquilla, Estepona providing unique apartments in a large quiet villa o/l the ocean. Looking for accommodation - you could do worse.
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