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Barcelona: rest and sights, p.1

Spain – one of the brightest countries of the world. It – the homeland of Bullfight, magnificent dances of the Flamenco, the country of such great artists as Velasquez, Goya, Dali... Barcelona – the city as well as possible reflecting the Spanish life and culture. Having arrived there, there is a wish to visit all offered excursions, to feel a rhythm of special South European life.
Spain – one of the brightest countries of the world. It – the homeland of Bullfight, magnificent dances of the Flamenco, the country of such great artists as Velasquez, Goya, Dali. … Barcelona – the city as well as possible reflecting the Spanish life and culture. Having arrived there, there is a wish to visit all offered excursions, to feel a rhythm of special South European life and it is simple to lie down on a beach, to sunbathe, swim in the Mediterranean Sea. But in order that rest turned out interesting and pleasant, it should be thought over in advance, and it is necessary to begin with accommodation.

Hotels

If you are going to admire a view of Barcelona, to visit all possible sights and capitally to be engaged in shopping, most likely, you will suit hotel in Barcelona. But most of people nevertheless go to Spain to have a rest at the sea. In that case, InfoAdvisor.net recommends to choose the hotel located in one of resort zones; the most known of them which are near Barcelona – Costa Dorada / Daurada and Costa Brava. All hotels in Costa Dorada and Costa Brava are at distance of 80-110 kilometers from Barcelona. The majority of hotels – 2 * and 3*. It is a little five and chetyrykhzvezdochny hotels in Spain, those are 1 of 6 hotels. Practically one hotel has no own beach, all beaches municipal. Be ready to that 10-20 minutes can be necessary to reach the sea. At the majority of hotels – especially 2 * and 3 * – very small territory on which only the small pool is located, a platform for animation programs and "open cafe" – some little tables.
Hotels are located quite closely to each other, near them – a set of cafe, bars, shops. Near hotels there are bus stops, buses to Barcelona, fare – about 2 dollars several times a day go. At each stop there is a girl in a special form – it can issue you the schedule of buses, answer your questions concerning transport.

Sol d'Or hotel

We had a rest a family from three people in Sol d'Or hotel which Costa Dorada, in the town La Pineda settles down on the coast. The permit to rest in this hotel on system "all inclusive" cost to us 850 Euros (11 days, 10 nights).
While we went by bus from the airport, managed to see a set of hotels, mainly, three-stars, and, in general, any of them did not strike with refinement of architecture and magnificence of the territory. Therefore when we were brought to our hotel, we were pleasantly surprised: the path to the central entrance literally is buried in flowers; the hotel is quite original: two wings of the building connect a round tower.
The separate attention is deserved by a weather vane on a roof of this tower:
The territory of Sol d'Or hotel strongly disappointed: actually, it was practically not. All territory – some ranks of white plastic little tables and the pool, however, quite big.

With plank beds of problems was not: the majority of them were always free, anyone could take them. But to sunbathe at the pool quite inconveniently as the territory from all directions is surrounded with buildings or high trees, that is, almost all is in a shadow.
But the hotel hall with interest compensated more than the modest territory: very spacious, with a set of round little tables and wicker chairs round them. In the hall there is quite quite good bar and some billiard tables.
In Sol d'Or hotel there are computer and sports halls, a platform for golf (never saw that somebody played there). Numbers quite decent, without special delicacy, but are almost all necessary, except for the hair dryer; a pleasant bonus – a chair and a coffee table.
The meals at the hotel of Sol d'Or deserve the highest assessment! Nearly an every evening for dinner gave a huge number of seafood: mussels, shrimps, different types of fish. The wide choice of garnishes, meat and different types of sausages is many times better, than in hotels of Asia. From fruit usually gave apples, oranges, bananas, sometimes – a kiwi; desserts various, very tasty. Was, by the way, and a "dietary" table.
But one unpleasant moment is connected with food. The restaurant is in Sol d'Or hotel on the third floor and when we came for the first time for a breakfast, saw that the turn in restaurant occupies some ladder flights! It arises because waiters transplant tourists for little tables, and, in general, it is necessary to stand in it not more long than 10-15 minutes.
It is best of all to buy the permit with system "all inclusive", then you should not reflect on "a daily bread", and you will be able to have a rest in the pleasure. InfoAdvisor.net advises to take the permit with the food included in its cost also because lunches at the Spanish small restaurants cost not much not so, i.e. you will not bad save, eating in hotel.
Animation in Sol d'Or hotel quite decent, in general, concedes nothing to entertainment programs in hotels of bigger "stardom". The only minus – children's animation. The impression that there was some international standard is made, and the disk with children's music in hotels of all countries is absolutely identical. I managed to learn these songs in Turkey, to repeat material in Greece, and in Spain they already set to me the teeth on edge.
In general, the hotel justifies three stars and if not to take into account the small territory and remoteness from the sea (the hotel has no own beach about what it will be told below), Sol d'Or – the excellent vacation spot.

La Pineda

As well as at the majority of the Spanish hotels, a beach at Sol d'Or hotel the municipal – a huge beach on tens hotels and local population.
Entrance on a beach, certainly, free, but plank beds and umbrellas paid, also cost not much not so. Purchase of a mat in one of nearby shops will be the best option, it will cost to you 3-4 dollars.
In general, practically all vacationers use similar mats.
Along a beach there is a road on which buses to Barcelona, a known amusement park "Port of Aventura", Tarragona regularly ply. On other side of the road the series of souvenir little shops, very and other countries, very quite good in comparison with souvenir shops, last.
Also near hotel (in 10 minutes of walking) the aquapark "Akvapolis" where it is possible not only to drive from hills is located and to popleskatsya in the pool with artificial waves, but also to look at show of dolphins (at an aquapark there is a dolphinarium).


Even if you decide all trip to carry out in hotel and on a beach, you will not start missing: the developed infrastructure and abundance of interesting places simply will not give you time for it. For the same whom Spain attracts not only beach rest, throughout this article we will continue the story about Barcelona, about the most interesting excursions which can be offered you.
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