Posts Tagged ‘La Herradura’

So, on Sunday myself and two very close  friends and I went to La Herradura, just to get out of town for the afternoon.  After visiting the new bar La Bamba owned by Joe and Jackie formerly of Torre Nueva, they used to have a very successful bar there called Crazy Joe´s.  Anyway, they are now running La Bamba, and it is a bit of a going concern. Because the weather has been so good, they had 60 reservations for the Sunday Roast Lunch which has proven very popular with tourists and locals alike.. You should try and stop in. Prices are good, and the Hosts very friendly and accommodating.. more on them on another day.

Today’s restaurant review is another restaurant in La Herradura (just 25minutes from Salobrena) called El Chambao de Joaquin.. This place is famous for its BBQ and its giant Paellas, which they serve every Sunday.  The place is located right on the beach, and they also have plenty of indoor seating available.  I have included pics for you to enjoy, finished off with the sunset pictures of that same day. Enjoy

Restaurant El Chamboa de Joaquin

There are lots of cool shaded places to enjoy a drink and read the paper

Indoor shot

more of the inside

Mmm Paella pronounced pie eh a, not, pie ehla I impore you to recognize the difference.. for all our sakes

Beach front seating

Our cook hard at work,A drum wok cooker

multi tasking big time.

Octopi or Pulpo as it is called in Spanish

Pork and Peppers in a wok


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Well that didn’t take long at all

Here are the prices. Sorry if it looks a bit disjointed but I simply copied and pasted from an excel doc.

1. Full Day Pick-up : (if required)
Sailing times :
Drop-off : (if required)
(7 hours @ €360 ) 1030
1100 – 1800

No. of guests 2 3 4 5 6 7+ (max 10)
Price (per person) € 180 € 120 € 90 € 72 € 60 € 60
2. Half Day (a.m.) Pick-up : (if required)
Sailing times :
Drop-off : (if required)
(4 hours @ €270 ) 0930
1000 – 1400

No. of guests 2 3 4 5 6 7+ (max 10)
Price (per person) € 135 € 90 € 67.50 € 54 € 45 € 40
3. Half Day (p.m.) Pick-up : (if required)
Sailing times :
Drop-off : (if required)
(4 hours @ €270 ) 1400
1430 – 1830

No. of guests 2 3 4 5 6 7+ (max 10)
Price (per person) € 135 € 90 € 67.50 € 54 € 45 € 40
4. Sunset cruise Pick-up : (if required)
Sailing times :
Drop-off : (if required)
(3 hours @ €270 ) 1930
2000 – 2300

No. of guests 2 3 4 5 6 7+ (max 10)
Price (per person) € 135 € 90 € 67.50 € 54 € 45 € 40
All cruises to include welcome champagne on arrival, buffet lunch/dinner with refreshments
and use of all equipment onboard, including dinghy and outboard motor.

Also avaliable by prior arrangement :
* waterskiing * jet skiing * wakeboarding * ringo rides * banana boat rides
We can arrange for a 3-seater jet ski bike to come out and join us – all guests onboard can
enjoy these watersports whilst we are at anchor.
Prices as follows :
1st hour – € 120 inclusive of any combination of watersports or
2nd hour – € 180 use the time to have a go at them all ! !

To avoid disappointment, please confirm if required when making your booking

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Looking for something exceptional and unforgettable to do on while on vacation in this area? How about a day at sea!

Departing from Marina del Este, which is just down the road about 20 minutes, are these fabulous day or evening cruises aboard the Optimist, a 45′ (14 metre) luxury ocean-going yacht.

She’s beautifully appointed, and has all the necessary safety and navigational equipment required.

Stephen your skipper, offers a variety of cruises, either Full Day or Half day and even the popular Sunset Cruise for groups of up to 10 people. One of the most popular cruises departs from Marina del Este, and then crosses the beautiful bay of La Herradura to one of his favourite anchoring spots, Cantarijian beach where he will prepare lunch, on board.

All guests are served Champagne on arrival, complimentary refreshments whilst at sea and a gourmet buffet style lunch/dinner at anchor. During your time at anchor, the yacht’s inflatable dingy with outboard is at the disposal of guests for trips ashore to explore the local coves. There is also time to snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters or simply sunbathe on the spacious decks.

People are always asking me what fun and interesting things are there to do .. well here is one. Take a look at these pics, if this doesn’t convince you, nothing will.

For More information, or to book your cruise, please contact Stephen at 0034 618 972 139 or

0044 7767 88282, or you can email him at sbh405@hotmail.com. Just a word of advice, if you are here now or want to book quickly, you are better off to pick up the phone as he is usually at sea with guests so he may not see your email as quickly. You don’t want to miss the boat!

If I can get some pricing for you, I will update this post asap.

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