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Enjoying Local Waterfront View Restaurants

Looking for the ideal waterfront view restaurant on Sanibel to enjoy a special occasion or just a nice dinner out? Due to the commitment of the local island community to maintaining a balance with natural environment, much of the island is still underdeveloped and as a result, locating a restaurant with a waterfront view can sometimes be a challenge on Sanibel, even if you have lived here for awhile.

There are a few resorts in the Sanibel area that do offer waterfront view dining but only to guests of the resorts. There are; however, two excellent restaurants that offer not only delicious menus for lunch and dinner to the public but also waterfront views as well.

One of those is Granma Dot’s Seaside Saloon. This Sanibel Island spot is a popular lunchtime destination for those in the know. It is also one of the oldest dining establishments on the island of Sanibel. Situated on the Sanibel Marina docks, this open-air restaurant is definitely an experience to enjoy. The screened-in dining room provides each and every table with an excellent view of the water. Not only might you happen to spot one of the yachts and fishing boats that frequently make their way through the water nearby but you might also just happen to see manatee, fish or otter frolicking in the surrounding waters as you enjoy a memorable meal, such as the house special, the Soft Shell Crab Sandwich. Just be aware that this particular dish can be somewhat addictive! Whether you are looking for a place to enjoy a Saturday brunch with family or you want to treat guests from out of town, this restaurant is ideal.

Another excellent destination to consider is The Green Flash Restaurant, which can be found not far from the bridge that joins Captiva Island and Sanibel Island. Both indoor as well as outdoor dining is available along with ideal waterfront views of Pine Island Sound and Roosevelt Channel. While dining, if you are alert, you just might catch sight of otter, fish and even dolphin so you may want to bring your camera along with you. The restaurant is particularly well known for their way with seafood, including the grouper dishes. They also serve an excellent seafood salad. No reservations are needed at the restaurant, which is open for lunch from 11:30 to 3:30 and dinner from 5:30 to 9:30.

Costa Blanca Holidays – Finding A Nice Restaurant

At the moment you are enjoying your well deserved Costa Blanca holiday, after the fist couple of days in your holiday villa or apartment you might wander, where to find a nice restaurant at the Costa Blanca?

The first part of the evening you will have to search a nice restaurant, if you are in Altea, or if you want to visit this beautiful place, you will find some very nice restaurants.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, there is a very nice restaurant at the first line of the beach in Altea called “Tutti Frutti”, you can gat a pizza, but I really would advice a very nice salad, served in an eatable bowl, the menus are good priced and very nice. From the terrace you can overlook the Mediterranean, which will provide you with a nice cool breeze.

Near the Altea church, moving down from the churches square in the direction of the Sierra Bernia Mountain you will find a busy street with some very nice restaurants. In “Estromboli” you can eat very good Italian food and they have very nice smashed tomato sauce, from grandfathers own garden.

At the other side of the street you have the very nice restaurant “Ousteau”, which is brilliantly decorated and has a fantastic ambiance. The very friendly staff will guide you to your table, which with nice warm weather can be on a cosy outside terrace, but always will be nice situated. The food is very good, you can choose from a “Hollywood” card, making you doubt between a “Al Pachino” steak or a “Marlin Monroe” salad…

If you would like to spend some more, enjoying the good gastronomic life I will advice the restaurant “el Nuevo Alcazar” in La Nucia. A really good restaurant managed by people crazy about food.

Also a very high standard you will find at the restaurant “La Fusion” and “Los Dos Lunas” in el Albir, 2 more to put on your list to try.

If you like to have something tipical Spanish, Benidorm is the place to be.. In the old town of Benidorm there is a special street with a lot of typical “tapas” bars, here you will find the Spanish people enjoying all kinds of small snacks and nice wines.

Of course you will find as well Mc Donald’s as Burger king in Benidorm, but it is not recommended to go there unless you can’t really stop yourself.

The Spanish food is really great to try, like a good paella you can try it in the “Chiringuito” in the beach of Albir, where the Spanish are all at large tables eating the paella. For those who absolutely despise of seafood there is a special paella type called “a banda” and one with only vegetables. Also there is a very large grill were they prepare some giant steaks.

Anyway, it’s the golden rule to see if a restaurant is good, look if there are enough Spanish people sitting there!!!

Enjoy your meal!!