just home from a fantastic 2 weeks in PDC. normally go aug/sept but always wanted to try xmas n new year. we werent dissapointed. Fantastic time to go and the weather was superb, only one slightly overcast day in the 2 weeks. only downside was we had to get a doctor for the wife one night. thomas cook sent one to the hotel and along with a pain relief injection and antibiotics it set us back €250. they advised us not to go to arrecife hospital as no-one spoke english? you live and learn i suppose.
apart from that, we had booked friends bar for xmas dinner and it was excellent. spent new years eve with them as well and ate regularly there. other bars could learn a thing or two from them. hence why friends is always busy. santas parade was good and new years eve fireworks at the san antonio end were brilliant. the other display was a bit of a let down. we visited a few bars we used to go to in matagorda one night, and we were told they were dead on new years eve, due to the fact reps were telling people that the bars/restaurants charge double on new yearw eve, and were trying to sell them ranch texas instead.... out of order!!!
feel sorry for matagorda, since the 2 times we stayed there 3 years ago they are really struggling, but in saying that some of their prices are dearer than pdc on drinks and some other things in shops etc, which would put you off heading in for a night. we actually spent double of what we would normally for near enough the same quantity of drinks over the night than we would have staying in pdc, but it was worth it. love matagorda.
did another buggy safari, only this time, no asking for a licence, no safety advive, no helmets and unbelievably no goggles!!. apart from that was good, lol
the karting at san bartolome is vastly improved under the new owners, with free pick up, new karts and plenty of people there to race, compared to the last time we were there.
Plenty of nice restaurants as usual visited and as always our stay at la penita was as good as ever. missed popping into tinys for a pint.. maybe see them in sept.
love the pavilion cafe for a few cold beers while soaking up the sun
Pr's for the mexican below the crazy golf (across from the dubliner) are a total pain in the arse. running across the street to shove a menu in your face. i will never eat in a place that does this. it might be an amazing place but because of the way they get on i wont put my money in their tills. most other pr's are ok and just be polite if you say youve already eat etc.
All in all, sad to be home, and its freezing, lol. we met some amazing people in our 2 weeks and cant wait to our next trip