Banos de Fortuna
On Friday July 5th, a total of 46 members of the U3A marina Baixa left Albir for a day out at Banos de Fortuna. Everyone, whether able bodied or having reduced mobility, were able to enjoy the benefits of the numerous pools and spa features at La Fuente.
After around 3 hours of swimming and stimulating jacuzzi pools, interspersed with the odd liquid refreshment at the bar, the members retired to the restaurant for a 4-course meal.
Some members ventured into the waters again after lunch before leaving for the return trip to Albir at 5pm.
On the 14th March 2019 the U3A Marina Baixa travel group, enjoyed a wonderful day at Cofrentes!
We left Albir at 8.00am, on quite a chilly morning and on the way, we stopped at Almansa for breakfast, before continuing our journey to the riverside, which is about 2 Km from Cofrentes town centre. The weather was by now amazing and the group were shedding several layers of clothing by this stage!
We then all boarded our cruise ship, which runs from Cofrentes to Cortes de Pallas. It is a 30 km cruise on waters with depths of up to 100 meters, with canyon walls up to 400 meters high and the views were breathtaking.
Following the cruise, we travelled to the Balneario Hotel and Health resort, for a lovely Buffet Lunch. We did not have time to explore the area around the Hotel, which also has natural medicinal springs, health and wellness treatments, plus a 9 hole pitch & putt golf course, but it is a somewhere for a future visit!
We then travelled back to Cofrentes, where only 9 of us had the energy to travel the 200 steps to get to the top of the Castle and we had an excellent guide who gave us a very informative tour, while the rest of the group stayed in the local bar!!!
We arrived back in Albir at 20.15pm, a very happy, but tired group!
Many thanks to our Travel Group organisers, Malcolm and Margaret Hammer, for a brilliant day out.