We had a truly wonderful holiday in beautiful Costa Ballena. An absolute pleasure to have liaised with Manuel and family as we approached and then experienced our 2 weeks immersed in local culture in this beautiful non 'traditional touristic' part of Spain. The beach, my goodness what a beach. Km after km of pure golden sand, with a steady roll of crashing waves. This was wonderful for early morning runs, when very quiet. And by mid-morning busy with Spanish families enjoying life. We had great use of all the bicycles provided, and used these many evenings to head down to the beachside restaurant, sardines, tapas, chilled Spanish white - can it get any better? The house itself was very comfortable indeed, absolutely everything you could need, and a great BBQ out the back courtyard. Local supermarket was excellent, an experience in itself. Within the gated community, swimming pool yards away, very handy and a phenomenally good value restaurant beside. We had thought we would do quite a lot of sightseeing on this holiday, and took the opportunity to visit Cadiz and Seville, that apart the beach was simply so absolutely stunning, we found it difficult to justify doing anything else, we felt simply blessed to be in such an amazingly beautiful place. So helpful as well for Manuel and family to provide surfboards, deck chairs, parasols, and beach tennis bats! A perfect and restful beach holiday, thank you so much everybody. Many treasured memories.