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Beaches of Estepona


´╗┐Arroyo de los ca'os This is a natural white sand beach that is about 1'200 meters long. It can be easily accessed by foot or by bus and usually it is quite busy. It is very good for families with children. Arroyo Vaquero Arroyo Vaquero is 2.5 kilometers long nude beach. You can get there by bus. It offers the basic services,ke spa, restaurants and, of course, rent of sun beds and umbrellas. Bahia Dorada The sand is attle rougher here than in most other nearest beaches. It can be accessed by bus or by car. There are places for parking and this beach offers good restaurants and shops. Bella It is located near the sports harbor, so if you are visiting this beach, you can combine it with some other activities as well. Though it is very easy to get there by foot, bus or car and it has a zone of parking, it isn't very crowded. Casasola This beach is great for swimming, because the water and the sea is very pleasant here. It is 2 kilometers long and it is very easy to find if you are going by foot from the town. Costa Natura This is also a nudist beach, settled between Arroyo Vaquero and Guadalob'n. The place is perfect for water sports or jogging, because of the sand. El Cristo This is one of the most popular beaches in Estepona. It is perfect for sunbathing or doing various sports, because it is never windy here and it is close to the sports port. La Galera The beach is 2 kilometers long and it has various opportunities to do water sports. It is usually not crowded, because it is quite far from the centre. Here you will also see an unforgettable sight. La Rada La Rada is one of the most popular of these beaches. It is 2300 meters long and quite wide. It is very easy to get here and it offers some great services. There are footbridges and the sports port is only 2 kilometers from La Rada. It is a busy beach, but it is possibly the best beach for tourists and families. Everything is very easy to access and there is also a tourism office if needed. Punta de Plata Punta de Plata is 4 kilometers long beach with great landscape. It is a good place for swimming and it is easy to get there by foot. El Saldillo This beach is not very busy and it is the best place to go if youke sports. It is right next to the sports port Estepona. About The Author Club Villamar offers hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches, rich cultural history and villa spanien is by far the most popular holiday destination, just visit ferienhaus costa mallorca and ferienwohnungen spanien.

Bike Trip


´╗┐'Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride', says John F. Kennedy. Quite true! After all, isn't it amazing to feel the wind blowing in your face? Don't you feel your pulse dancing to the rhythm of the whirlpool created by the motion of the wheels? Doesn't your heart throb with the growling engine? We know it does. And so, just in time, The Other Home is organizing an exclusive bike trip to Manali, the queen of hills! The journey will start from Delhi and bikers return to Delhi after a period of six days. The first batch leaves on the 20th of this month and returns on the 25th; the second batch will drive from 26th to 31st October. Overall Route Map: Delhi- Nahan- Shimla- Manali- Chandigarh- Delhi. Day I: Delhi-Nahan Route: Sonipath- Panipath- Karnal- Jagadri- Pontasahib- Nahan | Distance: 255 Kms | Travel Time: 5:30 hrs After a formal meeting with the Other Home Team early in the morning and a general discussion about the trip, you kick your bike towards Nahan. Our core site During the day, one can explore innumerable sites in and around the place: Renuka Lake, Fossil Park, Haripur Dhar, Ponta Sahib, Badholia Temple Waterfall, The Jalal River team member will lead the tour. After reaching Nahan, check in at Nestling Meadows, a beautiful camping Bed, Renuka Zoo, to name a few. Dinner and overnight stay will be arranged at the camp. Day II: Nahan-Shimla Route: Solan- Kandaghat- Shimla | Distance: 140 Kms | Travel Time: 2:30 hrs After a wholesome breakfast, hit the rugged village roads of Panjhal leading to Solan via the SH2 Highway. On your way, enjoy the spectacular scenery and drive to Shimla via Kandaghat. At Shimla, you will check in at Kufri Holiday Resort for overnight stay and dinner. While at Shimla, indulge yourself in sightseeing at Jakhoo Hill, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary and Himalayan Nature Park at Kufri. At the central square, visit the Scandal Point, Christ Church, Kali Bari, Town Hall and carry back souvenirs from the Lakkar Bazaar and the Mall. Day III-IV: Shimla-Manali Route: Bilaspur- Mandi- Kullu- Manali | Kms | Travel hrs The place to check in at Manali would be Sai Kirpa Nest Day. Surrounded by towering peaks, Manali is very near to the snowline. The road leading to this picturesque city isned with lush apple orchards. It is not only popular as a honeymoon destination but also for adventure sports such as skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, kayaking, rafting and mountain biking. Besides, the temples of Manali are treated as pilgrimage because the place, as the name suggests, is believed to be the home of Manu, a well-known sage from the Hindu mythology. Some of the temples and monasteries worth visiting are: Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Gompas Monasteries. Also check out Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, hot-springs at Vashisht and the hippy enclave of old Manali. Day V-VI: Manali-Chandigarh-Delhi Distance: 292.8 Kms (Manali- Chandigarh); 257 Kms (Chandigarh- Delhi) | Travel hrs (Manali- Chandigarh); 4 hrs (Chandigarh- Delhi). From Manali, advance your bike journey to the last stop on the route, Chandigarh. Check in at the Siwan Lodge for overnight stay. During the day, visit the mesmerizing theme gardens of the city: The Rock Garden being one of them. Also, do have a look at the exquisite designing of Capitol Complex and the Open Hand Monument. In the evening, relax at the Leisure valley. Next day, after breakfast in the lodge, you close the journey by driving back to Delhi. On the way, Deluxe Camp at Nahan will provide the accommodation facilities. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): 1) How much will the trip costme? With bike, the total cost per person, on twin sharing basis, would be 17,500/- for 5Nights/6 Days. Without bike, the same would be 12,000/- This includes the fuel cost, accommodation cost, expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone service, food, beverages and medical expenses. One back up van will be provided for use in case of emergency. Any expenses incurred due to delays or unforeseen circumstances or any service provided that is not mentioned in the inclusion will be directly payable as extra. Camera fee at entrances to places of visit and Innerne Permit is not included. 2) When do I make the payment? A minimum of 50% of the total amount to be paid with confirmation. No charge for cancelling two months before the departure, -25% of total for cancelling 29-60 days before departure, -50% of total for cancelling 10-28 days before departure. Payment is non-refundable in case of cancellation in the period of ten days before departure. 3) What are the things that I need to carry? The essentials would include: T-shirts(preferably dry-fits), extra batteries, Track lowers, Sunscreen (minimum 50 spf), Thermal Inners (upper and lower), sunglasses, Rain-suit, Down-jacket, Sweatshirt, personal medication, if any, Shorts, Backpack- one large and a Day pack, Boots(avoid brand new!), Toiletries, Gloves, Socks (cotton and woollen), Towel, Some Identification, Flashlights (preferably head torch). 4) Any precautions? To enjoy the trip to the fullest, there are certain things the biker must keep in mind: 1) don't rush on the first day in the mountains. Acclimatize yourself to the gaining height by taking a break at the lodge or go sight-seeing. Otherwise, you might end up with a severe headache. 2) Carry the necessary documents: registration form and insurance papers of your vehicle, in case you are taking your own bike and PUC certificate. Ensure that the bike is well-serviced. Carry extra fuel.3) It's better to travel with a pillion, especially if he/she knows how to ride. 4) Be updated with news regarding landslides. 5)If camping, beware of leeches! Carry salt- bottles for extra safety.6) Try to start journeys early in the morning to avoid tourist traffic jams. As it is, there is not much buffer time for delays. For any further assistance from our side, please contact: Mr Brijesh Verma(Manager- Corporate(sales)). Mobile: +91-9911069142. Phone: +91-11-65028028.Or, Mr Rajdeep Nirwal (Explorer). Mobile: +91-9560593286. So without another thought, go grab a bike and go zooming this winter! Happy trails, The Other Home About The Other Home: The Other Home is an India focused Vacation rentals and Home stays consolidator. It has varied destinations with pan-India coverage comprising over 400 properties all over India, property options varying from vacation villas, service apartments, farm houses, bed & breakfast establishments, and rural stays. More Information: For additional information about The Other Home, Contact Priyanka Gupta at Priyanka., or visit or India Travel Blog