I loved it the first time we ever went. But last night’s special San Juan party has me hooked. This place has you feeling like you’re on some sort of bohemian film set, or flashed back in time to an era where everyone really was on the same wavelength and just there to hook up and have a great time. No pretentiousness, no flashy cashy shiz, the champagne was savoured and shared, not sprayed on someones arse. We knew we were in for a good time at Sonora, but I don’t think any of us quite expected what happened.
Sonora Beach is a proper hidden gem. (Not to say EVERYONE knows about it already, people come from miles away for this vibe and it’s clearly evident why). It’s a beautiful beach bar set in a quiet little cove in Estepona, visually bright and gorgeous with rich dark wood decor against tangeriney orange, reds, pinks, with big sparkly parasols. The people that go there are beautiful too – funked up real happy people, colourful shiny smily friendly and so much fun. I CAN LOVE IT! There’s lots of places here we go to that we like, but I think Sonora has something really unique and special that has been lovingly organically grown over time, slowly morphing into a perfect chilled place to enjoy and catch up with people you’ve not seen for time, eat well, laugh lots and party hard! The staff are quirky and cute and funny too, they love a bit of dress-up and the same people have worked there for years, it must be a lovely place to work!
One of my favourite things about Sonora is the music that they hand pick very carefully. They host events every week with different genres of music played, but they specialise in live bands and acts that are a little more underground than the norm. Stuff like flamenco fusion, Spanish funk, and god knows what genre it was that was played last night by the AWESOME band JIMY JAZZ & ZELU FANK. Two DJs, vinyl decks, sax, percussion, keys, vocals…BLEW US AWAY! I can’t seem to find them on Facebook so if anyone knows their links please hook me up. I did find their MySpace page that does have some of their tunes…blooming brillant.
Anyways, just had to make a post about this place, it’s not often I love a venue like this, so where credit is due, it gets pride of place on here…congratulations Sonora, you’ve managed to nail the balance of atmosphere, music, people and great food and drinks to boot. No complaints here, and you know I love a good moan! hahaha – if you have the chance, get your asses down there…it’s sure to give you the jingle bingles like it has me. Keep an eye on their Facebook Page for event details and what not, you won’t be disappointed that’s for shizzle.
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