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December 4, 2017

Spain to UK Removals

Spain to UK Removals – If you have sold your house in Spain and are moving back to the United Kingdom, you will no doubt be taking some stuff back with you. If you are driving back to the UK it is possible that you will be able to take most or all of your belongings back with you, but if you are flying back or have a lot of stuff after many years in Spain, then you will need to find a removal company who can take this stuff for you. If your property is on the Costa Blanca or Costa Calida then you might want to consider using Swift Removals, a reliable company with plenty of experience. One advantage of using Swift Removals is that they have a secure storage facility in Catral (Costa Blanca) where they offer one month’s free storage, allowing you to get back to the UK and organise yourself for the arrival of your possessions without having to rush around or panic. Swift Removals will even bubble wrap your belongings, box them up and label them so that they don’t get lost. Call Swift Removals on 0034 603 336 463 quoting “Steve’s Deals” for the very best deals and prices.

June 7, 2016

El Arenal Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 4:17 pm

El Arenal Majorca – With its long, white, sandy beach El Arenal (or S’Arenal) on the island of Majorca, is a mecca for tourists from all over Europe. This pulsating Majorca resort is just what most would imagine of this popular holiday destination with a beachfront promenade lined with high-rise hotels and complexes of apartments catering for the hubdreds of thousands who flock here every year. As you would expect, there is plenty to do here and lots of nightime entertainment, though mostly geared towards the younger generation. Families come here too though and there are good facilities for kids and adults alike.

June 6, 2016

Cala Millor Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 6:52 pm

Cala Millor Majorca – One of the busier and bolder resorts of Majorca’s east coast, Cala Millor is one to avoid if you don’t like a vibrant nightlife and the hustle and bustle of North-European holidaymakers out for a good time. It is however a good place to head if you like that kind of resort or if you are prepared to put up with it in order to enjoy the fine sandy beaches, the great climate and a good choice of facilities. Certainly worth a visit just to see how you like it, Cala Millor is a must visit for youngsters out for a good time whilst still enjoying the sand and the sun.

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.

September 14, 2015

Castile and Leon Spain

Filed under: Facts,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — needahand @ 4:20 pm

Castile and Leon Spain – Castile and Leon is an autonomous community of Spain, referred to as “historical community” and “culture” in its statute of autonomy. It was formally established in 1979 and acquired its full status in 1983. Its territory is located in the northern part of the plateau of the Iberian Peninsula and is largely corresponds to the Spanish area of the Douro river basin. It consists of 9 provinces: Leon, Avila, Segovia, Burgos, Salamanca, Palencia , Zamora, Valladolid and Soria. It is the largest autonomous region of Spain, with an area of 94,226 square kilometres, and the sixth most populous, with 2,519,875 inhabitants. Right from the start of the federalist debate in Spain in the nineteenth century, during the First Spanish Republic there were projects of autonomy for castellanoleonesa region, including the current regions of Cantabria and La Rioja, this continued during the Second Republic and finally took place after the Spanish Constitution of 1978, but did not include Cantabria and La Rioja.

August 28, 2015

Extremadura Spain

Filed under: Facts,Portugal,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , — needahand @ 4:45 pm

Extremadura Spain – Extremadura is an autonomous community of Spain located in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It comprises the two largest provinces of Spain, Caceres and Badajoz. Extremadura is bounded to the north by the provinces of Avila and Salamanca, to the south by Huelva, Cordoba and Seville and to the east by Ciudad Real and Toledo, to the West is Portugal. Its capital is Merida. The total population of Extremadura is around 1,104,000 inhabitants. Its territory is warm in the south and mild, and even cold in the north. It is endowed with great environmental beauty, especially in the north of the community and of a great historical heritage. It also has an important tourism industry, concentrated in the cities of Merida, Plasencia, Caceres, Trujillo, Badajoz, and in regions like the Jerte Valley, the Valle del Ambroz. The highest peak of the region is the Calvitero, located in the northeast of the province. Badajoz is the largest province of Spain, with an area of almost 22,000 sq km.

August 27, 2015

Castilla La Mancha Spain

Filed under: Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 6:06 pm

Castilla La Mancha Spain – Castilla La-Mancha is an autonomous community of Spain, it consists of the 919 municipalities, and is made up of 5 provinces, namely Toledo, Albacete, Guadalajara, Cuenca and Ciudad Real. Its capital is the city of Toledo, the seat of the Regional Government of Castilla La-Mancha. Castilla La-Mancha is located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, occupying most of the southern sub-plateau. The community is the third largest autonomy of Spain, with an area of 79,409 square kilometres, accounting for 13.6% of total mainland, and a population of 2,078,611 inhabitants. Albacete province has a population of 400,000, Toledo, 700,000, Cuenca, 210,000, Ciudad Real, 520,000 and Guadalajara, 250,000.

August 19, 2015

Catalonia Province Spain

Filed under: Costa Brava,Facts,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 3:40 pm

Catalonia Province Spain – Catalonia is a Spanish autonomous community located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula. It occupies an area of about 32 000 square kilometres and is bordered to the north by France (Midi-Pyrenees and Languedoc-Roussillon) and Andorra, to the east by the Mediterranean Sea along a coastal strip of about 580 kilometres, south to the Valencian Community, and to the west with Aragon. This strategic location has nurtured a very intense relationship with the territories of the Mediterranean and continental Europe. Catalonia is composed of the four provinces of Tarragona, Barcelona, Lleida, and Girona, its capital is the city of Barcelona. Catalonia has a population of about 7.5 million people and a total of 948 municipalities of which two thirds live in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Catalonia has a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea.

August 18, 2015

The Province of Valencia Spain

Filed under: Costa del Azahar,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 3:12 pm

The Province of Valencia Spain – The province of Valencia is located in eastern Spain, it covers an area of 10,763 square kilometres and has a population of around 2.5 million inhabitants, the province has a total of 266 municipalities. The Province of Valencia is part of the larger Comunidad de Valencia (autonomous community) and it borders the Mediterranean Sea and the provinces of Alicante, Cuenca, Castellon, Teruel and Albacete. Around three quarters of the population of the province live in the city of Valencia and its metropolitan areas. Apart from Valencia city itself, the province has some sizeable towns such as Sagunt, Xativa, Gandia and Paterna.

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