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magsnmike

Just got back!!!!!
« on: January 11, 2008 »
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  • We have just got home today after 14 fantastic days and nights. 

    The weather was brilliant with only one cloudy day.

    We rented an apartment at Balcon de Los Gigantes which was superb.

    We spent most of our days on the beach at Arena to soak up the sun, play in the water and do some people watching!!!  We did go on one boat trip, which wasnt brilliant, but probably our own fault, we should have realised if the boat only goes out for one hour, that it wont take you far, but thought we might have ventured further than the fish farms to see the dolphins.

    We ate well every night and have no complaints at all.   Special mention must go to El Timon at Puerto Santiago. The food is beautiful and the young staff are so polite and attentive, nothing is too much trouble for them.   Also Bar Torreon as usual still maintains its high standards. 

    We enjoyed each evening with its entertainers!!!  Some cheesey, some funny and some really good!!  New Years Eve in the square was fabulous, even though we had to call it a day at about 3am.

    Also a big thank you to Mike, who helped us out, you know who you are!!

    Its raining, 5 degrees, with the central heating on...................     missing you already!!!!   

    wags

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  • Back already 46 days have flown by, glad you had a good time

    Happy new year both 

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    Re: Just got back!!!!!
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  • Glad you arrived home safely

    You'll now have an even  better idea of why we decided to love here!

    Welcome back soon, you know where I am.  :) :)

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    Re: Just got back!!!!!
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  • for the best boat trip to see the whales, dolphins, turtles and flying fish go for 'whale express'  the yellow rib boats from the harbour in los gigs.  excellent.  1 hour 40 mins. 15 euro per adult half price for the children. 

    el timon, i hold my hat off to these guys, i have visited this restaurant for 2 years since they opened, lots of changes all for the better, wonderful!

    balcon de los gigantes, one of the best places to rent an apartment, great situation. need to get those pools heated though!!

    Marcham Maid

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  • Would like to know where the El Timon restaurant is and what sort of food they serve. Is it reasonably priced?

    grockle

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  • El Timon restaurant is in the newish Mar Blanco building right next to the Barcelo Santiago Hotel and opposite Tamaimo Tropical.
    Pleasant surroundings with views out over the sea. Food is very good and reasonably priced. I believe that Borris and Dorris have already paid a visit ?
    We visited twice over the Xmas / New Year period and had no complaints from our large family group. Well worth a visit to give it a go.


    For more info on El Timon restaurant click this link to the Borris and Dorris Good Food guide
    www.losgigantes.com/board/index.php?topic=821.0
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    Marcham Maid

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  • Thanks, Grockle. I'll give El Timon a go when I come out again in March. Booked my ticket last Sunday, the day after I got back to the UK, but looks like it 'll be the last time with BA as I gather Easyjet's taking over the route on 1 April. Ugh! 

    grockle

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  • Hola Marcham Maid,

    We are heading out again in April and had booked some time ago with BA / GB Airways but will now be flying out with easyjet when they update us.
    Might give Monarch a try again ?  There does not appear to be a lot of competition about on the London to TFS route but we'll keep going back - even at school holiday prices !
    Weather pretty naff at the moment and euro down to around 1.27 - we need something to look forward to.

    Annie

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    « Reply #8 on: January 13, 2008 »
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  • Yes it is a bit of a blow that BA are not flying to Tenerife anymore. I travel from Gatwick and looking on the Monarch site have found very reasonable flights at a variety of times and costing under 200 pounds return for two.

    Travelled with Monarch to Alicante in October and we were  very impressed with the service etc. Decent legroom too. :)

    deedee

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    « Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008 »
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  • flying out to los gigs on friday after a break of two years due to wifes illness ,was pleased to see an earlier post mention bar torreon and its high standards, me and my wife have spent many hours in there watching the footie if thats what suits , and splendid hosts in Tino and Lou Lou, it is an immaculate bar , are they still there? ;D

    magsnmike

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  • Yes, Tino, his wife and daughter are still there and are still great people to be with.  They make the finest Tortilla Espanol by miles.  Have a great time you lucky people.