The beach, the food and nightlife in Santa Pola
Saturday we had breakfast at an outdoor cafÃ©. It was a place in the middle of some outlet stores near the hotel, but it had fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee, and a ham and cheese sandwich that was very tasty. But the best part of the breakfast was the cool breeze and the promise of the beach.
We went by car to Santa Pola and CarabassÃ beach. It only took about twenty minutes and when we arrived it wasnÂ´t too difficult to find a place to leave the car. We parked, put on our suntan lotion and walked toward the beach. The beach was plain but pretty because it had soft white sand that felt great underneath our flip flops.
We found a place top ut our towel and we went in the wÃ¡ter which was already nice and warm. The first swim in the sea has to be one of the clearest signals that summer has arrived. For lunch we went to the small beach stand where we got hoagies and cold beer. We ate with our feet in the sand. This is the good life.
We left the beach around seven in the afternoon to return to the hotel and get cleaned up. That night we went back to Santa Pola. We walked on the boardwalk and then had grilled sepia, calamari and small fried fish for dinner at a place called El Ancla next to the beach. We had ice cream for dessert before we went up to a terrace lounge (Porto Bello) that had live music and tasty mojitos. It was a great end to a complete day of "chilling out." Itâ€™s true that you miss the beach living in Madrid!