I’m sure you will have received many letters telling of this superb trip enjoyed by 46 people. I’m equally sure they will all have commented upon the interesting & “yummy” visit to the Valor Chocolate Factory on our outward journey; the more-than-adequate hotel on our arrival with its “surprise” inclusion of full-board accommodation which also included beer & wine “on tap” in the dining room; of its excellent floor show in the evening; of the included trip to Guadelest for those who wanted to go: of the fabulous Dinner Show at The Benidorm Palace; the breathtaking visit to Las Cuevas De Canelobre on the way home, and of our superb and careful driver. Because l’m sure that you will have to wade through many letters of other excursioners, I’m writing to add a little note of what we did instead of taking the Guadelest trip (because we’d been there 4 times before)!
So, with our free day we took the Catamaran over to the lsle of Benidorm (it looks like a giant shark’s fin from the beach!). It was a short trip, taking only about 30 minutes, BUT the surprise was, that just before we landed on the island, we were all invited to go down into the keels of the catamaran where glass windows had been installed and, underwater, we were able to view the fish and the seabed around the island. it was an amazing experience.
Once on the island we hiked to the top on well-designated roped-off trails sharing the company of gulls and – another surprise! – a pair of Dartford warblers, all bobbing in and out of the lush shrubs and herbs growing there. No animals to graze them down! Here, we were in the lee of the island and found ourselves stripping-off our layers of clothing down to tee-shirts. We had a very different view of the mainland from this vantage point and could see down to Alicante southward and to the north, the famous Ifach Point at Calpe. Back down on the landing jetty was a nice little cafe where we waited for the return boat a super little trip for a mere 12.50 euros. So the next time you go to Benidorm…….
Many thanks to our “caretaker” Ken who proved over and over again that he really CAN count to 46! Thanks to all for organising such a super trip!