Winter Meet in Southern Spain/Portugal 2013

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  1. Jim

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    Looking to get another meet together somewhere warmer than the UK for a three week period in feb/march next year. Who would be up for it and where should we go?
     
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    Yes please....:thumb:

    "Marjal"... :RollEyes: The one by the coast. (The old one)... they have a compound at the bottom that they only seem to open in the height of the season.. holds about 60 units if memory serves me correct... Nice walks, Walking distance of a beach, short walk to Guardamar town and that nice "Chinese Restaurant".. :BigGrin:
     
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    I'll toss in one we enjoyed this year.

    Benidorm, Vilasol. Not a whole lot inside the site, pool and bar. Good big pitches, good toilets. A bit of traffic noise at the lower end of the site. But half a mile easy walk and glorious beach and every shop/restaurant/entertainment imaginable. Cheap new railway system gives a 30 mile easy exploration zone. After the initial shock of "I'm in Blackpool" it has much to offer.

    Well know ( and loved in here ) site so maybe early booking needed.

    We really enjoyed Cap Blanch a few miles north, similar beach but no "Blackpool" but no facilities and a mile or so to the good touristy bits. Very quiet. Probably could not get enough pitches, full of Dutch.
     
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    Count us in. We'll already be in Spain and it would be great to meet up with Funsters, anywhere.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    I've amended the thread title to include Portugal
     
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    Yes - Pleeeeeeese! We're very very interested - Thanks Jim

    Perri & Tony x:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  7. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Yes please !!

    I am up for it !!:youbetcha: The old marjal, then I can use my 100 Euro deposit !!:thumb::thumb:
    Otherwise, I will go with the flow !:Cool:

    Just popped over to Hollyberry (computer u/s) she is up for it, preferably on the Coast !:Cool:

    Thinking about it Jim, you have a track record with Raimon, so a good deal is on the cards there !!!..:party2:
     
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    Go on then.... Put me down...:thumb:

    Benidorm, I dont think is an option, you wont get the spaces.
    Marjal was fine BUT been there done that...

    Costa del sol ??? Never been there as yet...:Cool:
     
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    When we were at that Marjal end of last year there was a factory nearby with machinery going 24/7. Particularly noisy on the compound at the bottom. We asked to be moved but even nearer the entrance we still found it disturbed our sleep.:Sad: Shame because its a great area for walking, cycling, sightseeing etc.
     
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    We will be interested too depending on dates as we are hoping to spend January and most of February in Morocco.
     
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    We've never done the winter sun bit, so would like to give it a try. :Cool:
     
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    We are interested too Jim, with new Marjal all was perf, but it was a great disappointment for me that we couldnt use the lovely outside pool even though it was very hot , i am sure we would go back even though if a another good deal was had :RollEyes::RollEyes:

    We did have a nosey at the old Marjal and found the outside grounds seemed very uncared for and looked cramped inside ...didnt impress us like the new place did

    Somewhere like Hilldweller suggested sounds perf:thumb::thumb:


    John n Kath
     
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    Boohoohoo .... won't have any hols at that time....If there was an airport not far , I could come for the week end... with my wee tent, unless someone with a Hymer finds a way to get there :RollEyes:, but to me sounds like a bit too far away for just a couple of days....I doubt JJ would do it!


    Amicalement

    Frankie:cry::cry:
     
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    Now you have included portugal..... Perhaps some where on the Algarve...

    They have nice weather that time of year, and the cost of living ie Booze, fags, Eating out is reasonable..:thumb:
     
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    Well... without proper consultation with my social secretary (and boss on these matters) my first instincts tell me I wouldn't go all the way to Eastern Spain for a week again next year...

    However... maybe we could link the "Rolling, Off Site, Portuguese Funster Meet" (ROSPM) idea with the more formal Funster Spanish Meet...

    JJ :Cool:

     
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    Please note, young Maurice, that to the vast majority of Portuguese people the "Algarve" isn't Portugal... it is a playground for foreigners... :Rofl1:

    However... I think it is much nicer than the Spanish Costas... but then I am biased...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    PS : We had already enquired with Chckenrun twice but have had no response / reply for a visit at the start of winter
     
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    They never replied to my e-mails either, so I made other arrangements !!:cry:
     
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    We have booked the Ferry to Salamanca 17th Oct with intention of spending 6x months in the Algarve. So would be interested in the possibility of meeting up if we are in a similar area.

    Keep me posted

    Malc
     
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    Hi Jim, Gel and I are up for the meet, not fussed where, Portugal sounds good, its not where that counts, its who's there, as we all had a blast at the last one. :thumb::thumb:
     
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