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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Catch up – Costa Del Sol, CA

In April, we spent some time at the Costa Del Sol resort in Carlsbad California. It is a complex of Spanish style buildings on a golf course. I thought the grounds were beautiful. Bruce and I enjoyed our stay and really want to go back.

This is the main courtyard,there were water fountains everywhere.


Our room was spacious and clean. My only complaint was that someone was smoking in a room next to ours and we could smell it sometimes. Since the hotel has no control over that I can’t fault them.


We walked around the resort a lot. It was just so beautiful. Here is a view of the golf course on one of our walks.


I think this would be a fun place to come with kids too as they had a game room with air hockey and other arcades as well as 2 water slides. The water was heated which was good because for us Floridians it was too COLD to get in the water. IMG_0711 A great picture of Bruce on one of our walks.IMG_0715 This resort also had little areas to sit and relax while you walked along the paths. We hung out on this swing for awhile.


I have so many other pictures but I don’t want to bore you so I picked my favorite. The resort had huge Birds of Paradise all around and I took over 50 pictures of them. This is my favorite because I like the colors and how the water fountain in the back with palm trees is captured.  IMG_0726 Although we went to Costa Del Sol for Bruce’s work, we were able to escape for a while and enjoy the SPA! We both had massages, I also received a free sugar scrub and we enjoyed the hot tub and other amenities. The best part is for a couple of hours neither one of us had a phones. It was a great way to reconnect as a couple.


We also had a great dinner overlooking the ocean at a place called Vigilucci’s. We asked the concierge at the hotel where we could eat overlooking the ocean and she recommended this place. She also gave us directions and made the reservations for us. We were SPOILED!


Bruce had the rack of lamb special. The taste was just as good as it looked.

IMG_0732 I had the Pappardelle con Funghi Porcini e Capesante. Which is described on the menu as -Homemade wide ribbon pasta with porcini, shiitake, portobello and field mushrooms and pan-seared scallops in a white truffle and brandy cream sauce. HEAVEN is all I can say.


After dinner we walked across the street and watched the surfers. We don’t get surfers in Clearwater so it was fun to watch them. But it was so COLD. I don’t know how they could stand it.

IMG_0742 Can you tell Bruce and I were freezing? Lets get back to our car and hotel quick.


Overall our trip to San Diego was so much fun. I loved every second of it and can’t wait to go back soon.  I need more vacation time and more money!

1 comment:

  1. sounds like a wonderful time! P.S. Costa del Sol is the name of the ballroom on the property, but the resort itself is called La Costa Resort and Spa


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