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Visit Orihuela City

Visit Orihuela City

If you’re looking for a day out in the region of Alicante or Murcia, why not visit the small city of Orihuela.  The capital of the Vega Baja, it is a city steeped in Spanish history, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Sierra de Orihuela mountain range.  Castle  The remnants of Castillo de Orihuela, […]

A Spanish Christmas!

A Spanish Christmas!

Though Christmas 2020 is being celebrated in Spain with Covid19 restrictions in place, Spanish people traditionally have their celebratory dinner on Christmas Eve.  Firstly though, there is the business of checking their numbers in the El Gordo “the big one” lottery, held annually since 1812.   Once they’ve discovered whether or not they have become […]

La Manga del Mar Menor

La Manga del Mar Menor

La Manga is a strip of land 21 metres in length with a width of approximately 100 metres at some parts, extending across the Mar Menor, on the Costa Calida, nearly but not quite meeting San Pedro, Lo Pagan on the opposite side. This sand spit, as it’s known, separates the Mediterranean Sea from the […]

Embalse de la Pedrera (Torremendo Lake)

Embalse de la Pedrera (Torremendo Lake)

  One magnificent sight not to be missed, near Torrevieja, Orihuela Costa or indeed Costa Calida, is Embalse de la Pedrera (La Pedrera Lake).  In fact, this alluring location is also close to a number of inland towns, including Orihuela.  Take a short drive from San Miguel de Salinas on one side, or the village […]

Spain give go ahead for Covid19 Clinical Trial volunteers

Spain give go ahead for Covid19 Clinical Trial volunteers

190 healthy Spanish volunteers will partake in clinical testing of a Covid19 vaccine being trialled by Johnson & Johnson owned pharmaceutical company, Janssen. These trials will be associated with three Spanish hospitals, two in Madrid, La Princessa and La Paz and the third in Santander, Marqués de Valdecilla. They have been authorised by The Spanish […]

Shop Eat Play – La Zenia Boulevard

Shop Eat Play – La Zenia Boulevard

No shopping centre could ever be a tourist attraction, right?? La Zenia Boulevard in Orihuela Costa, Alicante explodes that myth. The nucleus of the local community, this cleverly designed mall entices people to travel from far and wide, just to see if it lives up to its reputation. They aren’t disappointed! The boulevard is more […]

Visit Cartagena

Visit Cartagena

The city of Cartagena in the region of Murcia is steeped in history and is a contradiction in terms in that it is bustling but tranquil at the same time. Situated on the Costa Calida, its mouth-watering architecture stands beside modern buildings as efforts to retain the foundation of its origins have transcended the ravages […]

Spain to receive huge financial aid from EU

Spain to receive huge financial aid from EU

Spain was allocated €140 billion from the EU Coronavirus Recovery Fund at a summit in Brussels on July 21st, 2020. The Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was understandably gracious about this positive step towards overcoming the challenges the economy faces due to the worldwide pandemic. Second, only to Italy in the size of monetary aid […]

The Spanish economy is booming!

The Spanish economy is booming. This might be the best time to start looking for a home in Spain! (Brexit is helping the Spanish economy)   This week, The European union announced it will take Spain out of the Excessive Deficit Procedure. Spain suffered austerity after a decade in the program, but Brussels warned that […]

CHANGING OF UK PLATES

Can you still change your British registered car to Spanish plates?   Spanish Solutions answer a question for one of our British property buyers, regarding getting your British car legal in Spain.   Spanish homes online are not just your average real estate agent. We can help with legal and tax issues too. In fact […]