Day 2: Benalmadena Costa
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Feeling much better after getting a full nightâ€™s sleep. We went down to the little market on the 1st floor of the resort to get some supplies for our little condo.
We stuck around Benalmadena Costa today. After breakfast, we decided to just see where the day took us. We headed down the beach. Along the way, we passed blocks of souvenir shops, beach-front restaurants, sardines roasting on the grills (which BTW were made out of cement-filled row boats), etc.
We strolled by the Castillo de Bil-Bil. Iâ€™m not really sure what it is exactly.
We kept going and ended up walking to the Puerto Deportivo, which is one of the coolest places Iâ€™ve ever seen!! I donâ€™t even know how to describe the architecture, but it is just marvelous!! All these really neat buildings with winding waterways instead of streetsâ€¦and the boats are beautiful. So many people have old wooden sail boats! I would love to have one of those flats! Thereâ€™s lots of shopping, restaurants, and an aquarium. We spent the entire afternoon peeking in all the doorways and just wandering around.
On the way back towards our resort, we stopped into a little restaurant on the beach for some paella.
When the paella came, it was a beast! There was enough food for a least 4 people, and the smell was so heavenly I could have floated away on a cloud of ecstasy. Thatâ€™s really saying something because paella isnâ€™t my favorite dishâ€¦but this was just scrumptious. We ate and drank and chatted and ate some more. By the time our stomachs were begging for mercy, we still had a ton left. Throwing our napkins on the table in surrender, we gave up. We were probably in the restaurant (where we really â€śinâ€ť the restaurant if we were on a beach??) for a good 2 or 3 hours total.
Perfectly content with life, the universe, and everything, we continued our stroll along the beach to our resort. We stopped here and there to gather shells, play in the water, sit on the sand, and just enjoyed sensation of having nowhere to be and nothing to do. Goddess, I love being on holiday!