Remember I won a prize (second runner up) with my little piece on Alcala la Real? Well, this week, my lovely in-laws are here on a visit. They love our place - how could they not? And they are more than happy to stay at home and look after the children (or vice-versa) whilst FR and I take a short overnight break at what I hope will be a very nice hotel in Almeria.
I had thought it might be nice to go to Granada and stay overnight - nice and easy - but FR had the excellent idea of going further afield to a place we have intended visiting for a while but which would certainly require an overnight stay. And with five of us and a dog, we'd kept putting it off.
Cabo de Gato is considered one of the last 'wild' areas of Spain's southern coastline. This hotel, called 'Cortijo El Sotillo' has been converted from the original farmhouses just ten minutes walk from the beach and it looks absolutely wonderful, boasting 'green' and ecological qualities and the guest reviews recommend the breakfast. It has riding stables and a swimming pool though we are going mainly to explore the area.
I shall, of course, report back with photos on whatever our little adventure provides us with. I am rather ridiculously excited about it all! Fingers crossed it all works out very nicely. We can count on the thumbs of one hand, the number of times we have stayed together in a hotel, FR and I. (Don't know about you but for me, that's just the once!)