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Hispanic Day

Hispanic Day

Monday 12th October, 2020 is the Spanish public holiday ‘Hispanic Day.’  This is the commemoration of the day that Christopher Columbus first landed in the Americas.  His voyage of discovery began on 3rd August 1942, when he left Palos de Frontera in South West Spain, subsequently landing on October 12th of the same year on […]

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 […]

Autumn Delights

Autumn Delights

With temperatures in the mid to late 20s, the Costa Blanca is enjoying a nice September climate after a long hot summer. This time of year is perfect for sunbathing on the beautiful white sandy beaches that live up to its name and swimming in the warm Mediterranean sea. Straight from school to the beach […]

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 […]

Spanish Covid 19 Average Age Drops

Spanish Covid 19 Average Age Drops

While Spain has been put back on the UK quarantine list, due to a rise in the numbers of infection, the situation is not as dire as it appears. Because the average age of those infected has dropped significantly and with more hospital beds available to care for the more seriously affected, the mortality rate […]

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 Charm of Alicante City

The Charm of Alicante City

Combine white sandy beaches skirting clear waters of the Mediterranean with an historical old town, overlooked by a fortress built in medieval times. Throw some excellent shopping into the mix and you have only covered part of the resplendence of the city of Alicante. Travelling to and around Alicante A mere 15 drive from Alicante […]