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May 30, 2011

Playa Flamenca Holiday Apartment

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 7:46 am

Playa Flamenca Holiday Apartment

If you are looking to spend your holidays in Playa Flamenca on the Costa Blanca this year, then we could have just the ideal property for your stay in the region. We have a perfectly located two bedroom apartment in the Alameda del Mar complex which is situated beside the N332 coast road facing the sea. The apartment is in the La Calma block of the complex and faces inwards towards the very attractive community pool and garden area. It is situated on the third floor and benefits from its own private solarium, which is quite large and is a great place for sunbathing when the weather is fine, which is normally is in the Playa Flamenca area. The apartment is bright and spacious and both bedrooms have en-suites (one a bathroom and one a shower room). The Flamenca Beach commercial centre with its huge choice of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars is just a two minute stroll from the apartment, don’t forget to pop into the Temple Bar for the famous Blues Brothers show.

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May 26, 2011

Villamartin Map Spain

Filed under: Costa Blanca,maps,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 10:22 am

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Villamartin Map – Orihuela Costa – Spain: Here’s a map of Villamartin that you can use for your visit to the residential area and golf course on the Costa Blanca, Spain. Print this Villamartin map out and bring it with you, so you can find your way around when you get there.

You can read a guide to Villamartin here:

Villamartin Costa Blanca Spain

Villamartin Golf Course

Villamartin Golf Course

One of the most popular areas of the southern Costa Blanca, Villamartin is actually on the part of the coast that is known as the Orihuela Costa, which is the coastal region for the city of Orihuela which is about 19 kilometres inland from the sea. Developing around a top class golf course the urbanization of Villamartin has grown and grown over the last 20 years or so and now covers a significant area, joining Villamartin with surrounding urbanizations and towns, such as Los Dolses, Playa Flamenca, La Zenia and San Miguel de Salinas. The property boom in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s saw thousands of UK and International buyers purchasing holiday homes in Villamartin and many even choosing to settle permanently in the area. The financial crisis of the last 3 years has caused many to reconsider their position and many hundreds have subsequently sold or are trying to sell their properties and return to the UK. There is currently a glut of properties available to buy in Villamartin and it is a great time for investors, with many properties being half the price they were at their peak (or even less in some cases). For those wanting to holiday in the area, there is also a wealth of rental properties, and with so many available you can always find cheap villas and apartments to rent in Villamartin and the surrounding urbanizations. What is the attraction of Villamartin, you may well ask, well the excellent golf course would be a big plus for those interested in this sport, the proximity to the beaches and resorts of the Orihuela Costa would be another tick in its favour, the wonderful weather conditions are also a big attraction, along with the excellent facilities and entertainment possibilities, especially at the popular Villamartin Plaza, so there are plenty of reasons to visit Villamartin some time soon . Villamartin is approximately twenty five minutes drive from San Javier airport, and is in the Alicante province of Spain.

Villamartin Map.

May 8, 2011

Sticklepath Dartmoor Devon

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 6:07 pm

A tiny village situated in Devon, on the northern edge of the Dartmoor National Park, Sticklepath is in an area of picturesque countryside, challenging walking country and historic monuments. Location of the National Trust’s Finch Foundry, Sticklepath attracts its fair share of visitors, who come to enjoy the peace and quiet, the walking, the fishing, the pony trekking, and to enjoy the Tarka Trail which runs through the village. Another attraction is the Lady Well, a historic well which never dries up and has provided drinking water for people passing Sticklepath for many centuries. Located close to Okehampton and midway between Exeter and Launceston, Sticklepath is well worth a visit if you are in the Dartmoor region.

May 4, 2011

Sunrise Picture

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 10:19 am
Sunrise Picture

Sunrise Picture

Today, just to lift everybody’s heart a little I am posting a sunrise picture, which I took some time ago, while waiting to pick up some clients from Alicante airport. It was taken on the beach at Los Arenales del Sol. It used to appear first in Google images, but has since been stolen by so many people that it appears, but linked to another website.

If anyone knows how prevent this type of image theft, then I would be pleased to learn about it. But for now just enjoy this sunrise picture for its beauty, peace and tranquility. If anyone steals it, I will be coming to get you (one way or another).

May 3, 2011

Ilfracombe North Devon

Filed under: England,History,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 2:01 pm

A large and popular seaside resort located on the north coast of Devon, in the United Kingdom, Ilfracombe first developed around an Iron Age hillfort, established on a nearby hill. Its sheltered position, protecting it from the worst of the region’s stormy weather, led to its becoming an important seaport, and it was used for a number of naval sorties over the centuries. Making its income mostly from fishing for many years Ilfracombe has, since Victorian times become popular as a seaside holiday resort. The Victorian used it for sea bathing after tunnels were dug to several of its shingle beaches. These days it attracts holidaymakers, who enjoy its charming and attractive harbour, good climate and weather, superb coastal walks, boat trips and sea fishing trips. Catch up on the local history of Ilfracombe at the Ilfracombe Museum, where you will find interesting facts about the town’s maritime history, and also see a collection of model ships and steamers, which have sailed the Devon coast through the centuries.

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