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December 19, 2017

Norfolk

Filed under: England,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 12:32 pm

Norfolk – A popular holiday destination located in East Anglia in the United Kingdom, Norfolk is perhaps most famous for its Norfolk Broads. The county of Norfolk has an area of 2,074 square miles, a population of around 900,000 and has seven districts: Breckland, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Broadland, North Norfolk, South Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Norwich. Norfolk is low-lying and flat and has been settled since Pre-Roman times. Norfolk has some popular seaside resorts among the best known being Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Hunstanton and Sheringham, but is best known for its Broads National Park which is a popular destination for boating holidays, fishing and the observation of wildlife. The Broads National Park covers an area of around 117 square miles with about 120 miles of waterways suitable for navigation, there are sixty three broads and 7 rivers, mostly within the county of Norfolk but some within Suffolk. Norfolk has just one city and that is Norwich which today has a population of over 200,000 people and during the time of the Normans was one of England’s largest settlements. The second largest settlement is King’s Lynn with over 42,000 residents.

See maps of places in Norfolk here: http://www.norfolkmaps.uk/

June 6, 2016

Playa de Muro Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 3:44 pm

Playa de Muro Majorca – A place that went from a small fishing village to a popular tourist destination, Playa de Muro has retained much of its traditional Mallorcan charm whilst now having the facilities needed to attract the holidaymakers which help its economy. Its 5km of white sandy beaches, is of course its main appeal for tourists and the beaches have lifeguards and water sports to add to the appeal. Playa de Muro is great for both couples and families, with kids facilities readily on offer together with plenty of bars and restaurants for dining and whiling away those sultry summer evenings. If you are bent on some lively nightlife you can always head into nearby Alcudia where there is much more on offer.

June 3, 2016

Majorca the Holiday Island

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 5:52 pm

Majorca the Holiday Island – Every summer, you might think that all of Britain and Europe vacations in the island of Majorca. Since the 1st purpose built tourist resort during the nineteen sixties, the island developed into the primary choice for getaways in the sunshine. Palma Nova was one of the first purpose built resorts and is still popular today.

The combo of busy nightlife, numerous accommodation, hot sun, gorgeous white sandy beaches together with low price air tickets have made value holidays in Majorca irresistible for most people, with the island attracting over twenty two million vacationers from Ireland, the UK, France and all over the globe every summer season all searching for sunshine, sand, sea and sangria.

There are many more magnificent beach resorts than I can mention at this point but amongst the better resorts are Magaluf, Alcudia, Puerto Andratx and Palma Nova. On the east coast you will find some quieter resorts and if you are not worried about nightlife you might be better advised to head here, perhaps you could try Puerto Pollensa or for a very quiet time maybe Cala Bona, Cala Tropicana or even Cala d’Or.

June 1, 2016

Salou Tarragona

Filed under: Costa Dorada,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 3:03 pm

Salou Tarragona – I guess we all know what a popular resort Salou is and for most holidaymakers, heading for the beach is going to be one of the main aims during a visit there. The main beach is called Llevant beach, and a fine beach it is too, with over one kilometre of fine sand, backed by a pedestrian promenade fit for the keenest of walkers, and of course highly popular with the Spanish when it comes to their “paseo”.

May 31, 2016

Alicante Golf

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 6:15 pm

Alicante Golf – If you fancy a holiday in the sun with the possibility of a game of golf at the same time then Spain would be a good destination to consider. An area with a good choice of golf courses is Alicante province or the Costa Blanca as most of you will know it. One excellent course is at La Finca, which is close to the village of Algorfa, while still being handy for the coastline, so the kids can enjoy the beaches while you play a round or two. Even closer to the sea is the Villamartin Golf Course, which is in the Orihuela Costa area, and almost walking distance from numerous fine beaches. This is not just a golf course but also a very popular area for holiday homes, with hundreds of properties available for rent at great prices, making Villamartin a sensible choice for many reasons.  Not to far from Algorfa, you will find the La Marquesa Golf Course, another fine course and popular too. Some would argue that La Marquesa is in the town of Rojales, while others attribute it to Ciudad Quesada, either way its worth a visit.

October 15, 2014

Enjoy the Delightful Coastal Town of La Zenia

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 11:11 am

Enjoy the Delightful Coastal Town of La Zenia – La Zenia, Costa Blanca a destination with sun drenched beaches, beautiful cliff-top walks and effusive, brilliant nightlife. It moreover is well known for the largest, snazzy shopping mall in the neighborhood, golf courses that will test the skill of even those with the lowest handicap and it experiences a fun, genial ambiance whatever time you choose to visit, you will without doubt just wish you were remaining here for longer. La Zenia, a vacation spot for all ages.

September 28, 2013

Tenby Wales

Filed under: Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 1:08 pm

Tenby Wales – A small seaside town with a population of just under 5,000, Tenby is a popular holiday destination, though perhaps not as popular as it once was. The town boasts some two and a half miles of beaches (good sand), and some interesting places to visit. Tenby still has some of its medieval town walls, dating from the 13th century, the main feature being the 5 Arches Barbican Gatehouse, other places to visit include the Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, the National Trust run Tudor Merchants House, St Catherines Island, St Mary’s Church (15th century), and the pretty Tenby Harbour. Walkers and Hikers like to make the most of the fabulous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

View a street map of Tenby town centre here: http://www.streetmapz.co.uk/tenby.html

And more Wales town centre maps here: http://www.streetmapz.co.uk/wales.html

January 11, 2013

Cheap Spanish Holiday Apartments Costa Blanca

Cheap Spanish Holiday Apartments Costa Blanca – Feel free to use our new website which features a large selection of cheap holiday apartments in Spain. The website currently concentrates on the southern Costa Blanca, but will be expanded to feature the whole of Spain in good time. As usual we have added a feed where you can browse the most recently added pages. Latest pages include Torrevieja, La Mata and the many resorts of the Orihuela Costa.

Find cheap spanish apartments here: http://www.cheapapartmentsz.co.uk

And cheap Costa Blanca apartments here: http://www.cheapapartmentsz.co.uk/costa-blanca.html

July 29, 2012

Holiday Lets in Playa Flamenca Spain

Holiday Lets in Playa Flamenca Spain – Looking for a holiday in Spain? Then you could do little better than the lovely beach resort of Playa Flamenca, located on the Orihuela Costa to the south of Torrevieja on the southern Costa Blanca. Sandwiched between the resorts of Punta Prima and La Zenia, Playa Flamenca has a couple of fine sandy beaches, great facilities and good access to airports, transport routes and places of interest. For those seeking a holiday there is a wide choice of self-catering villas and apartments available for holiday lets in Playa Flamenca, so you should have no problem finding something which suits your needs.

Get plenty of information for Playa Flamenca here: http://www.playa-flamenca.my-costa-blanca.co.uk

And learn about other Costa Blanca resorts here: http://www.my-costa-blanca.co.uk

April 13, 2012

Cala Vinas Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 9:00 am

Cala Vinas Majorca – Cala Vinas is situated to the south of Magaluf on the western side of the Bay of Palma in Majorca, it has a relatively small beach and is surrounded by hotels and villas, some of which are located directly beside the beach. Cala Vinas is a popular tourist destination, handy for the airport at Palma de Mallorca. North of the bay towards Magaluf are tha caves of Cala Vinas and to the south the Cap des Falco.

See a map of Majorca here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/mallorca-map.html

And check out the latest weather in Majorca here: http://www.majorca-weather.spain-and-spanish.co.uk/

April 9, 2012

Ayamonte Costa de la Luz

Filed under: Holidays,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 6:35 pm

Ayamonte Costa de la Luz – Ayamonte is a Spanish city in the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalucia, Spain. In 2008 there were 19,738 inhabitants. The municipality of Ayamonte has an area of 142 square kilometres and a population density of 136.5 inhabitants per square kilometre. The town lies at the mouth of the Guadiana River on the Atlantic Ocean (Costa de la Luz) and thus on the border with Portugal. The distance to the provincial capital of Huelva is 48 kilometres, to Seville it is 140 kilometres. In Roman times, the mouth of the Guadiana River, was known as the “Ostium Fluminis Anae”. From there, was an important trade route leading north to Merida. It is assumed that even at this time Ayamonte occupied a strategically important position. In 1239, the Moorish domination was ended by troops of King Sancho II of Portugal. In 1263 they designated the river as a border between Portugal and Spain, and the town of Ayamonte came under the jurisdiction of the Castilian crown. First, they belonged to the county of Niebla, but later formed its own marquisate. 1664 Ayamonte was awarded city status by King Philip IV. If you wish to visit Ayamonte, you will find lots of hotels and privately owned apartments for rent. Ayamonte is in the region known as the Costa de la Luz in the region of Andalucia.

Learn more about Ayamonte here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/ayamonte.html

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: http://www.cabo-roig-guide.co.uk/

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