Alcuacin Village – Spain

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Bienvenido Bienvenido al pueblo de Alcaucin!

The village of Alcaucin is an awesome place to visit – my favorite time to visit? October.

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It’s a place filled with natural beauty and alluring landscapes. If you want to spend holidays free from the hustle and bustle, then the Alcaucin village in Spain should be your next vacation destination. It’s a well-maintained village with Spanish architecture and Spanish culture reflecting from every nook and corner.  You will enjoy your holidays in the fabulous environment of the village. The town is less crowded with the population of around 2500 people only.

Sightseeing

If you love hiking, this is the best place for you.  Don’t forget to bring your hiking kit because visiting the picturesque peaks of Alcaucin is like a dream come true. The main tourist points where you can amuse yourself and have fun are:

  • Sulfurous Springs of Las Majadas
  • Alcazar Nature Reserve
  • La Maroma – the summit of Maroma mountaisn
  • Castle of Zalia
  • Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario

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Chestnut Festivals

If you are fond of festivals (like me) then village festivals are absolutely not-to-be-missed. Plan ahead and visit the various festivals througout the year.

  • Spring (May) – the cultural week
  • Mid-May – San Isidro Pilgrimage in the Fortress
  • June – Virgin de la Inmaculada
  • Summer (August) – Flamenco Singing Festival
  • Autumn (October) – Chestnut Festival (My personal favorite)

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When the world celebrates Halloween, the people of Alcaucin celebrate the chestnut festival. In this event, thousands of chestnuts are roasted or consumed in raw form with sweet potatoes. It is a unique event that Spanish people love to celebrate. You must attend the festival if you visit the Alcaucin village during October and November.

Resorts and Villas

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Spain is the hub of tourism and the village of Alcaucin is a favorite tourist destination bordering the clean shores of Granada.  The village has some of the best resorts and villas in the nearby towns.  VillaGrande is well known for its facilities and homely environment. It’s not crowded and you can also choose to cook your own meals and enjoy a quiet peaceful time with your friends and family.

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Food

The village has some excellent restaurants, so there is no need to worry about the eatables.  You can get a variety of food; however, it’s a sin to miss tortillas de bacalao con miel (honey and cod omelettes), a specialty of the village.  Don’t forget to eat chorizo sausage and the tapa of Jamon. How about garlic porridge, and squash with sardines, olive oil biscuits and the Moscatel wine, a local sweet wine.

The summers are hot in the village while the weather is temperate during winters. Thus, you can will meet comfortable weather during winters or can choose to enjoy the warmth of summers here. If you are planning a vacation, then book a flight to Spain and make sure to visit Alcaucin village and the surrounding areas that are full of natural landscapes and relaxing environment.

 

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Torre Del Mar, Spain

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Bienvenido a España!

Welcome to Spain! The most beautiful place to visit on Earth.

Once a fishing village, Torre Del Mar is now one of the most famous tourist resorts on the Costa Del Sol, Spain.  It is located between the spectacular views of Meditteranean Sea and the Sierra Nevada Mountain.  The resort is about 28km away from the historical city of Velez Malaga and a 30-mins ride from the nearest airport, Malaga International Airport.

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The region’s warm climate and hospitality is a magnet for the tourists. The sandy beaches of the clear Mediterranean waters, boat rides, water parks, food and the nightlife, all have made Torre Del Mar the busiest tourist spot on the eastern coast of Costa Del Sol.

Don’t Miss These Attractions in Torre Del Mar

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The shoreline is lined with restaurants, shopping malls, bars, and discos especially at Avenida de Andalucia and Paseo de Larios.  The beachside stretch of EI Copo has some of the best bars and discos that remain open till 6 am. Lo que es mas! The summer night market remains open till 3:00 AM so you can enjoy the bar and the Spanish tourism culture till your heart’s content.

4- Km Beach and Aquavelis Water Park

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The most attractive thing about Torre Del Mar is its astonishing 4-km long beach that stretches all the way to the village of Caleta de Velez, a neighboring fishing town.  You can enjoy warm sunshine, clean promenade and barbequed meat and fish from the chiringuitos that line the entire coastline year round.

Aquavelis Water Park

You can rent boats with all the resources you need for a relaxing day further into the ocean.  Make sure not to miss the Aquavelis Water Park that has water rides for people of all ages.  It keeps kids and the elders entertained for hours.  The park is clean, and the staff is extremely friendly.  The beach is completely secure with different services like rescue and the lifeguard always alert and at your service.

Malls, Resturants and Side Walks

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You will find restaurants with specialized traditional Spanish food, seafood restaurants as well as the international restaurants. You can find the cuisine of your choice and enjoy them in the serene beauty of the surroundings.  El Ingenio Mall is not to be missed for some much needed retail therapy and if you’re in a real mood for relaxation, head to one of the many spas and natural rooms.

Paseo Maritimo

Torrenigma Escape Room is another perfect place for you if you’re in the mood for games and puzzles.  Paseo Maritimo is a good spot if you want to enjoy a relaxing walk.  You can enjoy cocktails and many other activities that are happening all the time along the way.  If you want, you can rent bicycles and scooters to explore the area more.

Torre Del Mar sees most of its tourists from June to September, but you can visit and enjoy the place at any time of the year.  You can plan a trip to the Torre Del Mar during summer as well as winters.

Top 10 Attractions of Tokyo

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Top 10 Attractions of Tokyo

Tokyo is a sensuous place to be but navigating through the city can be a bit daunting if you don’t know where you’re going.  Therefore, we have assembled this comprehensive guide to top 10 attractions of Tokyo so you can have the time of your life in the heart of Japan.

The heart of Japan’s capital is a culture in its own might with, an amalgam of ultra-modern to the downright traditional.  From Tokyo’s National Park to Sensoji Temple, there’s a world to explore for you in Tokyo.

 

Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji Market, the largest fish market of the world handles over 2000 tons of fish a day.  Be there by 5:00 am to get a chance to see the Tuna auctions, the highlight of Tsukiji Market.

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Tokyo National Museum

Witness Japanese art and artifacts and trace the history of Japanese people in their relics and paintings.  You will find delicate pottery, ornate swords, kimonos, Japanese calligraphy, paintings and much more in this expansive museum.

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Meiji Shrine

The shrine with its surrounding Yoyogi Park are a must see.  While the forest has over 245 species of trees around the world, Meiji Shrine itself is a celebration of modernization of Japan by Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken.

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Sensoji Temple

This is the oldest religious site in Tokyo and although its crowded surroundings have reduced its allure, once inside you will find the beauty and serenity worth the visit.

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Imperial Palace

Plan ahead and apply for your admission tickets well ahead of time to be able to enjoy the stunning beauty of Imperial Palace.  You get a Japanese guide with English audio guides and pamphlet.  This is a great place for picnic amongst the flourishing greens.

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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

This is a high-tech museum also called Miraikan and exhibits modern technological feats and advances in medical and genetic.  This is a fun place even for the kids and the parents alike.

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Ginza

This is Tokyo’s Fifth Avenue and then some.  Find mega departmental stores like Matsuya and Hankyu or explore the neighborhood for retailers like Chanel and Cartier.  Beware of the shopping spree though!

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Edo-Tokyo Museum

This gigantic Museum is a dive into the history of the city. From Tokyo’s most humble origins to the high-rising mega-malls, WWII to the birth of the modern metropolis, the city and its history springs to life in the intricate models as if they were real.

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Tokyo Sea Life Park

This is a fun filled place for parents as well as their kids.  The well designed aquarium offers knowledge about various waterbody habitats around the world in a fun and memorable way.  Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., it doesn’t admit visitors after 4 p.m. and remains closed on Wednesdays.

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Tokyo Tower

This is the Japanese version of Eiffel Tower and the tallest steel tower of the world.  It has two observation decks for visitors, at 150 meters and at 250 meters. You can observe the Tokyo city and the Mount Fuji as well from its observation deck.

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