5 Aug 2020
Lovely Almería Getaway Spot
I have only good things to say, and probably not enough room to write them all! Shirley was a great hostess, and she is such a kind, thoughtful, fun, and funny person. We had great chats, and it was such fun staying at her place. She went above and beyond, even giving me some aloe from a plant in her garden to treat a bee sting and lending me a blanket and parasol for the beach. She had lots of recommendations for places to visit, scenic drives, and good restaurants. It was so nice to get to know her this week! The place is also wonderful, on a quiet road outside of Tabernas, with off-street parking in her driveway. It’s a little over a half hour to Almería and an hour to most Cabo de Gata beaches and hiking trails, so it’s a really nice central location for exploring Almería. Plus, the drives to anywhere from Tabernas are spectacular. The property is very clean and well-kept, with plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces. The pool is gorgeous, and there are all kinds of plants and flowers that make the pool/terrace area such a pretty place to relax. The bedroom I stayed in was big with a big full bathroom attached, and the bed was very comfortable. Shirley made coffee and fresh juice every morning, as well as homemade bread, jams, almonds, yogurt, etc. for breakfast and a glass of wine at night. She also provided me with water bottles, ice packs, and a cooler to use. I could go on, but instead I’ll just say that I will definitely be going back to stay with Shirley when I’m in Almería next, and I highly recommend others to do the same!