For me the Evenia Zoraida is the place to return to again and again. My first time was when I was 8-9 years old, I don't exactly remember it, back in 1996, when they still staged the summer fair in front of the hotel practically and not in the port, and it was two consecutive years that marked the following without a doubt. It was with my parents and my brother, and from then until we stopped being children, every summer we traveled to hotels in Spain, but none like the Zoraida. In fact, the last summer that the 4 of us enjoyed in a hotel was again at the Zoraida, in 2003, opening at the Garden.
The water polo matches, the Turkish Girl dancing doing Aquagym in the Garden pool, soccer matches with other children from all over Europe using the goal hammocks, the buffet… many experiences that left their mark.
The years of Institute, University passed, and in 2016 I returned with what is now my wife. I always said as a child that I would return to Zoraida with my girlfriend and I kept the promise. We really enjoyed the news, the themed restaurants... although not everything was new and I still recognized several faces in the restaurant staff and I was glad that Peter and Helen were still there. My wife did not have many expectations, a couple to a family hotel? Well, she loved it! The only thing she lacked was for me to participate in Mister Zoraida. And truth be told, even if don't become an ambassador, I have been an Ambassador for Zoraida in my wife's family for several years.
After years, I finally convinced them to go in 2019 all together. Grandmother, granddaughter, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters, daughters-in-law, that's where we went and it was a great summer. The little ones enjoyed the Park's slides, the older ones with the darts, water polo, volleyball and with the aquagym we did not have enough to burn all the calories we ingested, but what a way to enjoy! That trip to the family marked so much, that the family WhatsApp group was baptized as 'Family Zoraida Edition' and it still continues! The little ones often mention the Zoraida, in fact at the Christmas lunch of that year I prepared a live cluedo set in the Zoraida (Murder in the Zoraida was called) each one playing the role of an employee or guest of the hotel trying to solve a murder and blaming us all, it was great They were all... the animation monitor, the cocktail bar Vegas Bar, the security guy... even one played the Magician in homage to the Cobra Magician, although he was called "the Magician Pipi" Anyway, silly names to give us a laugh.
I know that all this is not a memory as such and does not fit what you are looking for, but what to do when it is not just a memory but a thousand experiences that have lasted in time for more than 25 years? In fact, this August we are back! And it will be a surprise for the little ones who will not know that we are going until they are in the car and after a few hours they see the ‘Almería’ sign! I want to see their reaction!!! They will go crazy!
By the way, it will not be the only novelty, after going as a son, as a teenager and as an adult, this summer I will debut at the Zoraida as a father, my little one will be 6 months old when we go, so we already have something new to try, the jar pot that you do for babies!!!
See you in August! Let's see if Carlitos is still there in the animation team, what a crack!!!!