Without question, the coaster at Monte Igueldo has THE most spectacular view of any coaster I've ever been on. We had said that just a few days earlier at Tibidabo, where the coaster overlooks Barcelona. But Monte Igueldo knocks that one out of the water. On one side, you've got the long beautiful coastline far below with water breaking over the rocks. On the other side, you have the beautiful bay of San Sebastian with fortresses guarding the circular beach area. And in all other directions are mountains and forests. Anyone I show the pictures to is stunned.
It's a nice little park, too. The coaster itself is fun, though not too wild, but again, it has the most spectacular views ever. It's the oldest coaster in Spain, and it's also unique in that it's neither a wood nor a steel coaster. It's built on concrete with concrete supports. Yes, there are metal rails on it, but there are also metal rails on wood coasters, too. So, it's my only "concrete coaster" credit. If Mitch starts up a concrete coaster poll, it should be an easy one to fill out!
They also have some cute ducky bumper boats, which we had fun on, as well as a few smaller rides and games. The two dark rides were find of neat, too. They also have a historic tower you can go up to get even more amazing photos of the surrounding area.
When I first saw the schedule of ACE's trip to Spain, I was wondering why were going SO far out of the way for just one coaster. Sure it was historic and all, but it's HOURS out of the way from anything else we were doing. Once we got there, I understood why Monte Igueldo is a must-visit park. And to top it off, they gave us a LAVISH meal,in their dining room, with breathtaking views.