It’s time to dust off your suitcase and to find your summer clothes and flip flops and jet-off to sunny Malaga, with low fare flights from London Gatwick to Malaga from an amazing £29.99 one way including taxes and charges with Aer Lingus *
The Costa del Sol is not only a famous destination for sun, sea and sand, but also offers endless culture, entertainment and activities.
With mid season rates at under £15 per person per night in our luxury apartment this would make a great value break.
*Must book before 26th April 2011 and take your flight before 30th June 2011
We have just returned from a few days in Duquesa and wanted to share with you one of our favourite restaurants – El Boqueron – situated in Puerto De La Duquesa.
Jose posing for the camera
The restuarant specialises in locally caught fresh fish dishes and they are absolutely fabulous. You choose your fish yourself and Jose the Manager takes it away for the chef to prepare to your liking. Simply grilled with fresh salad is just perfect.
Not only is the weather traditionally warm and sunny at this time of the year in the Costa del Sol but Easter is a time of traditional celebration in Spain.
The Easter week celebrations in Malaga are famous for their huge processional pasos (religious statues), some of which require more than two hundred “costaleros” to carry their weight. These take place between 17th and 24th April.
During Easter it is also traditional to have ‘mona’ (Spanish Easter cake)
Last night saw Jamie Oliver showing us Andalucian cooking at its finest – even we British could manage it with his clear instructions and enthusiasm – the gaspacho and fish baked in sea salt on the beach over a fire made me wish I were there with him on that beach on the Costa del Sol.
“I swear to God, these Spanish really know how to cook,” Oliver said, somewhat unnecessarily, as he crouched on a beach preparing a final flourish – salt-baked bream with an alioli, cucumber and olive salad. “Oh my lord,” he chortled. “That is the best fish I’ve ever had, you’ve got to try that, you just got to.”
“You’ve got the mountains and all their mountain food… you’ve got the seaside and all the fish. … this place has so much history… you’ve got this whole mix of different flavours going on.”