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June 30, 2011

Terra Natura Benidorm

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , , , , — needahand @ 8:04 am

Terra Natura Benidorm – Whilst visiting the Costa Blanca region, be sure to take your family along to Benidorm for a visit to one or more of its amazing theme parks. One very special place is the Terra Natura wildlife park which is one of the most popular attractions in the region. Set in 320,000m2 of parkland the Terra Natura offers the opportunity to view many different species of animals, and you can also interact with some, for instance you can swim with the sea lions. The park has four themed areas, the Europe area, the Asia area, the America area and the Pangea area. In surrounding resorts you can often find discount tickets for the Terra Natura and in summer 2011 there is a promotion offering tickets from just 10 euro, with the option to call back the next day free. So get yourselves along to the Terra Natura in Benidorm and have a great time. Other great attractions in Benidorm include Aqualandia, Terra Mitica and the Mundomar Marine Animal Park.

Benidorm Street Map.

Find out what else is in Benidorm here:

June 23, 2011

Rio Safari Park Elche

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , — needahand @ 6:55 am
Rio Safari Park Elche

Rio Safari Park Elche

Whilst traveling around the Costa Blanca region this year make sure you take a day out to visit the wonderful Rio Safari Elche, a unique and enjoyable animal park with a ‘train’ ride and some entertaining animal shows to enjoy, including an elephant show a parrot show and a sea lion show. Feeding the animals is allowed, with monkey nuts and carrots for sale in the park shop, and the kids love feeding the giraffes and the hippo especially. You can also take a ride on a camel or a donkey and visit the farm animals section with cows, pigs, goats, horses and sheep. Afterwards why not head into the city of Elche which is especially famous for its palm tree forest, containing hundreds of thousands of palm trees.

June 22, 2011

Cabo Roig Marina

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , — needahand @ 8:09 am
Cabo Roig Marina

Cabo Roig Marina

Cabo Roig Marina – Boating fans visiting the Costa Blanca in the near future, should consider mooring up at the fantastic Cabo Roig marina – one of the best regarded marinas on this popular coastline.  Located in an attractive area it has over two hundred mooring spaces, a restaurant and some other good facilities.

The marina is right beside Cala Caleta beach and meandering above the marina is the pretty Cabo Roig to La Zenia cliff walk. The exact co-ordinates for the marina are 37º 54’ 04’’ N 0º 43’ 5’’ W. Access Cabo Roig marina from the N332 or exit the AP-7 motoway at La Zenia.

Read more about Cabo Roig here:

June 21, 2011

Cabo Roig Apartments for Rent

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 7:32 pm
Cabo Roig Apartments

Cabo Roig Apartments

Cabo Roig Apartments for Rent – We still have some availability left on our range of Cabo Roig apartments for this coming summer, so if you are looking for a holiday on the Costa Blanca, Spain, be sure to get your apartment booked soon, as dates are being filled up fast.

Most of our apartments are close to the seafront of Cabo Roig and also close to local bars and restaurants. All have the use of communal pools and are fully equipped for your vacation.

Holidays for next winter time are available from just 125 euro for a weeks stay in a one bed apartment, while this summer’s holidays will set you back a little more.

View our Cabo Roig Guide here:

June 20, 2011

Lighthouse Picture at La Manga

Filed under: Costa Calida,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , — needahand @ 8:38 am
Lighthouse Picture La Manga

Lighthouse Picture La Manga

Lighthouse Picture at La Manga – Beautiful picture of a lighthouse, located at Cabo de Palos close to La Manga, in the Murcia region of Spain.

A lovely spot to visit if you are in the Costa Calida region, make sure you go and enjoy a coffee in the pretty harbour nearby.

Cabo de Palos is at the start of the La Manga strip.

June 16, 2011

Costa Blanca Markets

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Events,Spain — Tags: — needahand @ 7:30 am

One of the favourite pastimes for visitors to the Costa Blanca is browsing around one of the many local markets, a great place to buy fresh produce, leather goods and gifts. Certainly for women (if my wife is anything to go by!), this will be on the top of their list of excursions whilst on holiday. Read this excellent guide which outlines where and when you can find the best local markets on the Costa Blanca, Spain: Costa Blanca Markets. There are plenty to choose from, and there should be at least one in your local area, wherever you are staying on the Costa Blanca.

Map of Costa Blanca.

June 14, 2011

Map of Cabo Roig Spain

Filed under: Costa Blanca,maps,Spain — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 2:58 pm

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Map of Cabo Roig Spain – A little extra help for you if you are visiting Cabo Roig in Spain this summer, an excellent map which will help you find your way around the resort. This map of Cabo Roig shows the main access to the resort via the coast road known as the N-332, and also showns the AP-7 Autovia, which you may use if arriving from the direction of either Alicante or Murcia airport. The easiest place to get off the Autovia (motorway) for Cabo Roig is the La Zenia exit (if coming from Alicante direction), and the Dehesa de Campoamor exit if arriving from the direction of Murcia airport or Cartagena.

June 13, 2011

Tortilla Recipe

Filed under: Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 7:54 am

Tortilla Recipe – Looking for a traditional Spanish dish to cook, that is easy to do and doesn’t take too much time, then why not try the Tortilla? The tortilla or Spanish omelette is one of the best known dishes in Spain, commonly served in tapas bars it is easy to make using simple ingredients. The tortilla is tasty and filling and is delicious served hot or cold with a salad. It is fun to make, very filling and you can also experiment by adding new ingredients which you fancy. For a list of the traditional ingredients and a tried and tested tortilla recipe you can take a look at our dedicated webpage: Tortilla Recipe.

June 9, 2011

Map of Los Balcones Torrevieja

Filed under: Costa Blanca,maps,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 6:05 pm

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Map of Los Balcones Torrevieja – Handy if you are visiting the Costa Blanca urbanization of Los Balcones this interactive map will help you to find your way around the area, which is located beside the Torrevieja salt lake to the south of Torrevieja town. Also close by Los Balcones are the areas of Los Altos, Dream Hills, Los Montesinos and Punta Prima.

Get all the information you need on Los Balcones here:

June 2, 2011

Lo Pagan Mud Baths

Filed under: Costa Calida,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 8:15 am
Lo Pagan Mud Baths

Lo Pagan Mud Baths

Great places to visit – the healing mud baths of Lo Pagan. If you are visiting the Costa Calida, in the Murcia region of Spain this year you should take time out to visit the famous healing mud baths at Lo Pagan – completely free for visitors to use, these well laid-out mud baths include wooden platform areas with steps for elderly and disabled visitors. The hot healing mud is renowned for its healing properties and can be very helpful for a variety of ailments and skin complaints. To get to Lo Pagan follow the N-332 from Torevieja or the Orihuela Costa and turn off just before San Pedro del Pinatar, by the roundabout with the little boat, Lo Pagan is clearly signposted. Get there early to get parking nearby, it can get pretty busy in summer time and parking spaces are limited close to the beach, though there is plenty of parking before you get to the beach.

Lo Pagan Map.

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