Winter Sun & Golfing in Villaricos

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The beautiful coastline of Villaricos
Summer has long gone and I was in desperate need of a bit of R & R so I jumped on easyjet & left behind cold Wales for 5 days and headed to Spain.

Arriving in Spain the weather was distinctly warmer than the UK about 22 degrees but very cold in the evening more shorts, t-shirts and cardi weather rather than bikini. It was lovely to have any sun as it was particularly cold in the UK when I left so the fact that it wasn’t blistering hot was not really an issue.
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Not Miami but look at those palm trees in December
I've been to Spain a couple of time before - Marbs, Barcelona and also Madrid but never to the south coast, so this time I headed to a small fishing village just outside Almería called Villaricos.

Villaricos is a very nice small town but very very quiet in the winter. The town allegedly is busier and much hotter in the summer. There are a couple of busier towns nearby Garrucha, Mojacar (if you have a head for heights) & of course Almería.
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Love the sky in this town
This side of Spain is considered to be very 'Spanish' and not touristy which is fantastic for the authentic side of things but no chance of throwing shapes to a bit of Rhi Rhi & anyone under pension age might struggle with things to see or do.
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Keep it clean ladies! Ha! Ha! Ha!
So what did I get up to?

Well there was a lot of eating… so much I forget to take pictures of some of my meals but notable meals include Garrucha Prawns at Rincon Del Puerto, middle eastern food at Taberna Christina, nice meal at Goah & Paella at La Balsica Villaricos.
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Tomato salad with anchovies. Yummy
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Finding Paella was hard but I got some in the end
There was also a little bit of drinking – mainly vodka but I do love a bit of Cava and would of loved to have gone to a vineyard like the Freixenet vineyard just outside Barcelona.
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Cava anytime over the dreaded Prosecco
In between eating, drinking there was of course golfing! For the last few years I've wanted to take up golfing not for the sporting aspect but for the outfits!
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Ready to hit the driving range
I think I look pretty great playing golf and since getting back I've been bidding like mad on a set of clubs to hit my local driving range with of course these need to be pink and fabulous!
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Getting my golf on
Joking aside playing golf was a lot of fun, I went to Valle del Este Resort & I had 10 minutes with a pro who gave me some great tips on how to improve my swing. I tried to book a lesson but funnily enough he was leaving the country and was not going to be available!! I would like to think this was entirely coincidental!
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I'm a natural!
Overall visiting Villaricos & the neighbouring towns was a pleasant little break, I came back feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready for rain, rain and more rain in Wales!
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22 comments

  1. Love your golf gear. Pretty in pink and I have always wanted to go to Spain and rather than the tourist traps or club destinations I am much more a fan of museums and exploring different cultures.

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    1. I love a good museum. Alas none last time but would definitely love to seek out one if I went back

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  2. Am very jealous about your trips to Spain, not so much about the golf but I just can not play it, I leave that to my husband (when his knee is better) and daughter. It sounds like a lovely area that you stayed in

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    1. It was lovely and just what the doctor ordered.

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  3. I love your photos! Also, I have recently started enjoying golf so I liked that another blogger talked about. I worked at the Ryder Cup last year and got a few of the jumpers so you should check it out for any more golf chat :)

    www.jacandthebox.com

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    1. OMG Golfing jumpers??! Yes, hunni. I can't wait. I love golf gear:)

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  4. Oh, I am SO jealous. I would love to be sitting somewhere sunny in Spain enjoying a nice glass of wine at the moment.

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  5. It looks and sounds like you had an amazing time. Loving the golf gear :) (paella is my favourite dish ever) X

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  6. Your golf outfit is fab! I'm jealous you got some winter sun, I love Spain and it's much nicer visiting at this time of year when it's not so busy.

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  7. As soon as my son is old enough to not tantrum on a plane I'm so just gonna book last minute holidays like this with him. What a great way to get away from the crappy weather here for a while x

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  8. wish I could just jump on a plane and get away for a few days. really need it. Villaricios looks lovely

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  9. Oh lovely, bit of Spanish sunshine certainly wouldn't go amiss for me right now.

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  10. What I would give to be able to jump on a plane and escape for a few days. Glad you had a good time x

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  11. Wow!Spain looks like an amazing place to go for my next vacation, thanks for sharing :D

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  12. Oh wow I would love to jet off into some sun at the moment I think. Loving your golf gear :) x

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  13. This place looks so beautiful. I love how you combined great food with having fun on your trip xxx

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  14. I don't blame you for leaving Wales for a few sunny days - the weather is vile again today! Lovely place and great photos/ Kaz x

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  15. Love your golf gear. You look very sporty.

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  16. Oh now I absolutely love Paella and it is one of the main reasons to ever visit Spain x

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  17. Well I am not sure about the golfing part but you had me glued to the screen at winter sun :-)

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  18. I'm so jealous of your trip, I'd love a little bit of winter sun. I love southern Spain, especially Seville

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  19. i just follow your blog<3
    www.beautyisallaround6.blogspot.com

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