Sunday, 7 June 2015
So having chosen south Costa Blanca as the place to buy a property because it is one of the few areas in Spain that doesn’t have mountains or lots of windy roads, due to my travel/motion sickness problems, you would think I’d be sensible enough to stay away from other things that cause an issue. But this is me, and I don’t always do the sensible thing. I have always hated the idea of depriving my family the joys others take for granted, so over the years I have been the ‘bag-holder’, standing for hours, totally bored and with aching feet, while my family have shrieked and squealed their way around several theme parks.
Benidorm may not be my idea of a nice resort but we have used the amenities there on several occasions.
So I have stood for hours by the rides at the
Terra Mitica theme park, tried not to get dizzy watching the children on rides at Mundo Mar and numerous fun fairs, and even braved bobbing about on the sea.
We have taken the short ferry ride from Denia to Moraira; I’m sure it was picturesque but I wasn’t able to look. We took a glass bottomed boat out to the waters around Calpe Ilfach to see the underwater life, and while they let me sit in the bottom looking at the fish it was fine, but then I had to sit up-top when they moved and that wasn’t fine. But I guess the classic was the pedalo – I have never been allowed to forget insisting that “you can’t get sea sick on a pedalo” and proving myself very wrong.
I’m sure there are many more attractions than I will never visit now my children can go without me that involve been spun around, flung around or tossed about in the Costa Blanca but please, do go an investigate them yourselves because the report won’t be what you would like to hear if you ask me to try them out for you..
Dave and Bev Townsend have two homes, their main one in Norwich and a second home in Playa Flamenca in south Costa Blanca, Spain which they also let as a holiday rental www.house-by-the-pool.com. They run a property finding business offering a free service for those seeking to buy a property in the Costa Blanca (Alicante) or the Mar Menor area of the Costa Calida (Murcia) www.SpanishDreamProperty.com. Bev has family in Spain and they intend to move there full-time in a couple of years.