We had a few days break from work before the kids were back at school so decided to take ourselves off on a mini break. There are so many places right on our doorstep living on the Costa Del Sol so we decided just to take a mini road trip. We found a great deal on Groupon for a hotel with breakfast and ticket entrance into Mini Hollywood for 2 adults and 1 child (children under 3 are free) at an amazing price of only 147 Euro!!!
We arrived at ‘The Hospedería del Desierto’ located in the heart of the Tabernas desert, the province of Almeria. Our hotel room was very spacious consisting of 2 bedrooms, bathroom and walk in storage room. It also had a private interior patio. Among its facilities the hotel has a living room with fireplace, sauna and gym. In addition, it has a cafeteria and a restaurant with traditional cuisine, specializing in grilled meats.
The next day we had a nice breakfast and headed in the car to Mini Hollywood. It was only 4 km from the hotel. We had already bough our children a cowboy hat to get them excited and involved in the theme for the full day ahead. Mini Hollywood is located in Tabernas, the only desert in Europe, it is where the authentic scenarios of the American Westerns films are created and it has been converted into the most original theme park in the Mediterranean. We got to see a spectacular bird show, cancan dancers and a role play of a cowboy show. The children loved the live shows and enjoyed the little train that takes you around the animals, with over 800 and 200 different species. There were so many great photo opportunities with all the props around the park. After such a busy day and feeling rather dusty it was great to have a dip in the pool to cool off. Luke, my 4 year old, especially liked going down the slides.
Here are a few of our holiday snaps.