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Poll Results: Were you in Spain during Easter this year?
19 April 2010 @ 15:27

In last week's poll we asked:

Were you in Spain during Easter this year?

339 responses were received and the verdict is:

Being in Spain chart

It's good to know that the majority of EOS members were able to spend some time in Spain over Easter.  Luckily the volcano in Iceland didn't erupt during that time!

The following are the comments left by the respondents of where they went, or didn't go, during Easter week.

Respondent comments on where they were at Easter:

Stayed in los alcazares ..went to the medieval market over Easter ..watched the Berber invation on the beach ..

A great time was had by all ....

in our house in murcia

condado de alhama

Duquesa Village, Manilva

Stayed with my girlfriend who lives in Mataro, Costa

Maresme, north east of Barcelona.

We stayed in our apartment in Sabinillas and had a fantastic time. Couldn't believe how good the weather was!!!!

Vinas del Golf, Casares

la envia outside roquetas de mar



los alcazares

Punta Prima Orihuela

Our own apartment in Punta Prima on Costa Blanca

Stayed in Barry's house in the fertile Genil valley, near Puente Genil. Went to most of Semana Santa processions, even the really early / late ones! HAd a great time as ever and wish I could spend more time there.

Stayed at home (west of Madrid)... we ate, drank wine, read and had a wonderful time!!!!

mijas pueblo

At home in Selva, Mallorca


Mijas pueblo

Our Apartment in Duquesa Village, Manilva, Malaga

Own villa Mazarron

My apartment

My house in Aguilas, Murcia. Weather was great!

Polaris World La Torre

At my own home, Mijas Costa

At our home in Gran Alacant, Santa Pola Alicante. Great weather (makes a change for Easter)

Working on our apartment getting it ready for the summer.

We stayed at Condao de Alhama for the week before Easter going back to the UK Easter Saturday,

nueva andalucia

La Aparecida, Orihuela

playa flamenca costa blanca

I stayed in my villa just outside Corralejo in Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias

Alameda Del Mar

Playa Flamenca

Costa Blanca


Rojales, Costa Blanca. Had a great time with the family.

At our villa outside Guardamar, Costa Blanca

1st Week in Manilva.

2nd Week split between Mojacar and Murcia

hondon de las nieves

yes ... we have a house in Fuente de Peidra. The weather was fantastic after a long cold winter back in the UK and the Easter parades brillant.

La Finca Golf, Algorfa, Murcia

At La Manga Club


Hurchillo, near Orihuela, Costa Blanca

We stayed in Calahonda in a lovely apartment at the top of the hill. The complex was Cascadas de Las Lomas. The views were amazing.

I live in Mojacar, 04638, Almeria

Palomare, Costa Almeria

Stayed in my Brother's villa Cerros Del Aguilla, Mijas, and went home Good Friday at midnight - spooky - imagine the old Departures Terminal (2) with only 2 other people the customer side and that is what hubby and I walked into !!! Customs side there was less than 100 and on our easyjet flight 20 - we were informed - poker faced - to move along we had four aisles each to sit down in..............

I live in Coin, stayed in my house there.

Calahonda (Cascadas de Las Lomas)

Went to the UK to visit family.

Easter was a total non-event. Weather awful. Everyone looking fed-up and white as ghosts.

I was sorry to say goodbye to the grandchildren.. but couldn´t wait to get aboard the plane.

Back to sunshine (for a while at least ) ;-)

own apartment in Elviria

Crevellent, 0330.Alicante.

San Juan de los Terreros

Have put yes,but not actually over Easter itself.We are staying in Daya Nueva,near Almoradi on the Costa Blanca.

we live in Salar Granada area

San Javier

Calpe, and I saw the sun pop out more than once over the Easter period. I'm not sure how many times it did actually pop out, but I seem to recall it was five times - mind you I could have blinked a couple of times, so I will give it the benefit of the doubt and say six times - I think. I'm sure the weather will get better - won't it?

Lovely week in Estepona, skipped the processions this year.

stayed in my own holiday home in Dominion Beach Estepona

la marina

In our own property in Torreblanca, nr Fuengirola

Málaga, for the processions

at home villamartin cost blanca

Arcos de la Fontera

Almoradi, Costa Blanca

We were there for the week up until Easter Saturday house hunting around Nerja.

Valle Del Este, Vera, Almeria.

Altea, costa blanca

Las Lomas de Marina del Este

La Herradura


La torre pokaris world


"@home in el campo -Jesùs-Tortosa.Baix Ebre.Southern Catalonia

Calanova Grand Golf

My Apartment in Calaceite at Torrox Costa

in Velez de Benaudalla (Grenada)

at ou apartment

La Torre (Polaris world)


Initially at a friend's place near Velez-Malaga, then at our place near Vera.

In a little village called La Tercia, and it was great,plenty of tapas sunshine and of cause sangria!

My Villa in Mazarron

I now live in Spain and was joined by my daughter, her partner and two children.

Our apartment in La Cala de Mijas

525 Hotel Alcazares

we do not come easter as it is too expensive to fly and the weather is still a bit iffy we are over last week April first week May.We stay at the San Fermin hotel in Benalmadena excellent place.

In my beautiful house in Els Poblets.

Madrid and Toledo

We live here full time. In Frigiliana the most beautiful of the white villages in the Axarquia.

San Cayetano, Murcia

Valle Romano Apartments Estepona

At my holiday house in Aguas Nuevas, Torrevieja.

I was there 6th till 12th, had a great time scrapping flaking paint from walls and wiping mold from everywhere.Sunny spain roll on next year lol.

Stayed at our own apartment In Arroyo de la Miel 25-31 March.

Balsicas, Murcia

Not all of your readers are visitors. I live permanently in Castellon.

We made the decision not to be in Spain for Easter because our past experience of some of the Brits during Easter week has not been good to say the least. Stag and Hen parties,Rugby clubs e.c.t. We would have liked to see some of the local fiestas and palm Sunday parade but we opted out this time. We will be back in Spain within the next two weeks. One of the perks of being retired is we can come and go as we please but we are never away from Spain for long.

Vera Almeria


We stayed in our lovely Spanish home near Villamartin


I stayed in Murcia and saw 10 days/nights of different processions. Temperature a lovely 26 degrees or more and it has been a lovely winter in the Murcia region. All visitors have been happy with the warm weather there. Nights though have been cold. Murcia's processions very very colourful with beautiful pasos.

I stayed at my apartment at Playa Golf 2 in Cabo Roig


Stayed at home,

try to avoid School holidays whenever possible.

Peak time flights are also a factor so tend to visit out of season.

Hacienda Riquelme

La Finca, Algorfa

Mallorca! Absolutely wonderful.

I stayed in Torrequebrada in my apartment.

We stayed at home in our cave house in Cantarranas in Granada area, nice and peaceful, we are thinking of selling but think we might be making a mistake, it is so cheap here, might be a good idea to stay until the world financial situation changes but as oldies we think we might be sleeping in and had every intention of moving up to Albir.

At our home in Purias, Lorca, Murcia

in my villa where i live all year round


sierra golf balsicas

At home (Torremolinos)


Great time and wonderful weather in Mosa Trajectum,Murcia.

Spectacular celebrations on Easter Sunday in Murcia City.

elviria, marbella

Moraira -Costa Blanca

We stayed in our own apartment at Hercesa - Cala Nova Golf



Costa Orehula

roda golf murcia

we were in england finalizing the sale of our property.


Yip and The parades through Arroyo de la Meil were fantastic...first time not rained for years during the week and from a crowd perspective its not as full on as Malaga so some good pics which I have on my face book

Almadraba apartments in Puerto de la Duquesa.

Had a great time.

We live in Totana and attended the majority of the processions, which were fantastic.

Long may they continue to be a part of the culture and do not get caught up in Politically Correct culture like what is happening in the UK with our culture, with people trying to do away with them because they might upset some other ethnic races.

I stayed in Arcos de la Frontera where we had sun most days and some quite hot weather - returned with a tan at least. In Arcos Easter is very interesting with processions during the evenings of Semana Santa and culminating in a bullrun on Easter Sunday. The weather was perfect for touring and visiting places away from the coast (Sevilla, Jerez and Ronda)- when often its too hot in the summer.

we live in the taberno area on rambla los pardos weather great


San Juan de Los Terreros

yes was there for a week and a couple of day in Feb also going again in May for a week and then off again in June for 8 weeks happy days just love it

Stayed in Torreblanca del Sol in our apartment

Own apartment

Condado de Alhama, Murcia.

In our Apartment in Duquesa Village.

At home in Benalmadena entertaining our first guests this year.

In Castalla (Costa Blanca)

Arcos Gardens Golf Club


Near Mojacar

Villablanca Huelva

I stayed at my own villa on El Valle Golf Resort, Murcia

was at my villa on camposol costa calida.

weather was not too bad, roll on september.

keep up the good work. george

We stayed in Moraira,we had eight nights,it was the best easter weather we have had for the last 4 years.

in england


We stayed in our one and only beautiful home and watched some of the religious processions on TV.

Costa Oriehela

corvera golf and country club

We live in Totana and attended the majority of the processions, which were fantastic.

Long may they continue to be a part of the culture and do not get caught up in Politically Correct culture like what is happening in the UK with our culture, with people trying to do away with them because they might upset some other ethnic races.

Vera playa

Playa Flamenca

At home in Benajarafe

I stayed at home in Calahonda.

La Marina Pueblo

Condado de Alhama (Polaris World), Murcia

los boliches near fuengirola. verv relaxing

was only there for 3 days , Monday to thursday

Stayed in Formentera del Segura


cox, 03550

Sierra Nevada

unable to go family reasons

duquesa fairways, GREAT

la chismosa

Almeria saw a couple of the semana santa processions

In my apartment in La Mata, Costa Blanca and the weather was great.

En Coudete, Castilla La Mancha con los amigos de Colombia por 3 dias y en Cuenca (Casas Colgandos) great place, Historical but very interesting and unique

see attached Manue in a restaurant translated for English speaking visitors

Como tu quieres

i am working in georgia at the moment judy

We stayed in our apartment in los arqueros benahavis.

Hotel Barcelo Cala Vinys, Majorca

At home in Calasparra

Work comittments.


Own apartment in Benalmadena, usually rented out long term but tenant departed back to UK. Made a really nice break!

We stayed/are staying in Almoradi (inland Costa Blanca) from

the middle of November until 23rd April.

At home in Moraira.

Miraflores on the Mijas Costa, Costa Del Sol. It seemed unusually quiet everywhere. On the plus side it meant we could explore more easily, found a lovely riding school for my daughter at La Cala. The weather was quite good, compared to England that is.

We had a lovely time in Daya Nueva, Alicantie

At homre, in Calosa de Segura

We stayed at our little 2 bed house in Quesada,had a great week weather was good cant wait to get back in 4 weeks


Daya Nueva

La Marina, (Nr Santa Pola) Costa Blanca

Polarisworld. Condado de Alhama

At home (Tibi, Alicante)

At my friend's in Algorfa - Lo Crispin


Berlin, Germany

in my apartment

Condado De Alhama (Polaris) Murcia

working at home

Villa Martin Costa Orihuela

La Torre, Polaris World, Murcia.

Yes stayed on Mojacar Playa at Rio Abajo - a very nice small complex with swimming pool. First went to Mojacar in 1973 (yes I am that old). Then owned time share and then lovely apartment in La Parata Mojacar, but this visit I rented. My how things have changed in Mojacar I had not visited for about 8 years and now it is overflowing with empty unsold apartments. Do not know if I will bother to go back.............

Calasparra, Murcia

Porto do Son, Galicia

At our apartment in Playa Flamenca.

Duquesa village duquesa costa del sol

Granada - the festivals and stay was fantastic!

We stayed in our recently finished townhouse in San Cayetano, Murcia for the first time as a family holiday,

We really enjoyed the break and the weather was good too, warm enough to get in the pool and on the beach.


Good base for playing golf etc.

Restaurants and golf clubs say they are not getting the usual customers.

Many offering good value packages

My apartment in Algorfa.

Villamartin near San Miguel


We stayed at home as the prices were so high to fly to our house in Spain

Santiago de la Ribera

Staying at our apartmnt on the Miraflores urbanisation between Fuengirola and Marbella, and as usual had a tremendous time.


our house in Mazarron

Arcos de la Frontera

Had a super time in Isla Plana, it is near to Puerto Mazarron, Murcia area. We enjoyed the sun,sea, food and all the festivals.

We stayed in Bahia Principe Tenerife all inclusive. It was very good but very isolated and outside the hotel the shops and little pubs/restuarants are dying a slow death. Their is nobody here and the big all inclusive hotels just vacuum up all the tourist spare Euros's.

Puerto de Mazarron

We stayed in Vera Playa

At my apartment in Murcia

Marina Duquesa

San Miguel de Salinas

Murcia region

San Cayetano, Murcia

Costa Blanca

at home

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