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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 […]

Spain’s Remote Workers flocking to Holiday Homes

Spain’s Remote Workers flocking to Holiday Homes

Holiday homes have never been more popular for the Spanish than at this moment in time. Not just for the summer holidays! Remote workers wishing to escape the intense heat of the cities inland, flock to the coast to find a cooler climate, tempered with a sea breeze. This makes for better conditions, for those […]

Health Benefits of the Salt Lakes in South Costa Blanca

Health Benefits of the Salt Lakes in South Costa Blanca

  About Salt Lakes Salt Lakes (salinas), besides being picturesque, are renowned for the health benefits they yield for those lucky enough to live nearby. On the South Costa Blanca in the regions of Alicante and Murcia, salt lakes have not only provided local industry but are also a huge tourist attraction to thousands of […]

Welcome back to Spain!

Welcome back to Spain!

Spanish Borders have reopened Spain’s strict lockdown due to Covid19, has now been lifted and thus enabled progression to the ‘new normal’ which is gradually extending across the globe. Spanish borders reopened on 21st June 2020, as planned, to the delight of the European countries being considered for air bridges. Hopes of trips abroad that […]

Orihuela Costa beaches among the best in Valencia

Orihuela Costa beaches among the best in Valencia

Approximately 16 km of coastline encompasses the Orihuela Costa with the glistening waters of the Mediterranean complementing the sandy coves, many of which are Blue Flag and Q Flag beaches. What is a Blue Flag beach? The Foundation for Environmental Education awards blue flag status to beaches internationally, once they have met their strict criteria. […]

Spain to open up borders earlier than Planned

Spain to open up borders earlier than Planned

With the announcement from the Spanish Government that the country will be opened to EU visitors from 21st June, (except Portugal whose Spanish/Portuguese borders will re-open on 1st July) without quarantine restrictions, the summer is really set to take off. Phase 3 begins 15th  The move into Phase 3 on Monday 15th June has seen […]

Modern Technology paves the way for Spanish Property Viewings in Lockdown

Modern Technology paves the way for Spanish Property Viewings in Lockdown

Important steps forward in modern technology mean that searching for that dream property in Spain is not being hindered by lockdown, amid the threat of Covid19. Estate agents are now embracing digital training to provide an interim service to clients who, because of the pandemic, cannot access viewings in person. However, it appears that this […]

70% of Spain move to Phase 2 of exit from Lockdown

70% of Spain move to Phase 2 of exit from Lockdown

Great news from Spain as Salvador Illa, the Spanish Health Minister, allowed the move of approximately 70% of the country into Phase 2 of exit from lockdown, from June 1st, 2020. Orihuela Costa moves to Phase 2 Amongst the areas allowed to move forward are parts of South Costa Blanca, including the Orihuela Costa. The […]

Weekly Markets around Orihuela Costa & Torrevieja

Weekly Markets around Orihuela Costa & Torrevieja

Street markets have been traditional in Spain since the late 19th century, where farm produce was typically sold to local residents. Fishermen and breeders of livestock welcomed the transition from previously disorganised sales of food and chattels accumulated on roads and pavements, to a more sanitary, organised environment. This developed from the setting up of […]