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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 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.

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.

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 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.

August 12, 2015

Andalucia Spain

Filed under: Costa del Sol,Facts,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 3:33 pm

Andalucia Spain – The second largest of Spain’s autonomous communities, Andalucia lies in the extreme south of the country with coasts on both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This is a historic region and is a huge draw for tourists, both to explore its ancient cities and towns and to enjoy its wonderful climate and sandy beaches. Andalucia (Andalusia) comprises 8 provinces, and these are Seville, Jaen, Malaga, Huelva, Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba and Granada. Andalucia cover a huge area of some 87,000 square kilometres (33,500 square miles) and has a population of eight and a half million. The name of the region originated from the Arabic language (Al-Andalus) and dates from the Moorish occupation of the Iberian Peninsula (during the 8th to 13th centuries). Andalucia has several well known coastal areas including the best known Costa del Sol, plus the Costa de la Luz, The Costa Almeria, and the Costa Tropical.

August 10, 2015

Almeria Province Andalucia Spain

Filed under: Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 12:59 pm

Almeria Province Andalucia Spain – Located between the provinces of Granada and Murcia in the south-east of Spain, Almeria province is one of the eight provinces within the Andalucia autonomous community. The capital of the province is the city of Almeria, which of course gave the province its name. Almeria province has a population of over 600,000, and has considerable area which are largely unpopulated, the area of the province is almost 90,000 square kilometres, the 27th largest of Spain’s provinces. Some notable places in Almeria, with good sized populations are Roquetas de Mar (50,000), Nijar (19,000), El Ejido (80,000) and Adra (22,000). Along the coast there are a number of popular seaside resorts such as Almerimar, Carboneras and Mojacar.

August 9, 2015

The Murcia Region of Spain

Filed under: Costa Calida,Facts,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 8:40 am
Mar Menor Murcia

The Mar Menor, Murcia

Murcia (Region) – The autonomous community of Murcia is sandwiched between the huge region of Andalusia and the region of Valencia, with an inland border with the Castile-La-Mancha region.

Murcia has a 150 mile coastline (commonly referred to as the Costa Calida), its capital is the city of the same name Murcia and it is one of the largest producers of fruit and vegetables in Europe.

The region of Murcia, especially the coastal part is a popular and growing area for tourism with many fine beach resorts, especially along the Mar Menor coast, with places like Los Alcazares and Lo Pagan among the most popular. There are also resorts in other areas to the south for instance Aguilas and Puerto Mazarron. The city of Murcia is the capital of the region and province, is the main shopping centre for the region and has many fine tourist attractions, such as the stunning Murcia Cathedral.

The region has a population of 1.4 million making it the 7th most populated of Spain’s provinces.

February 19, 2014

Local Town Centre Maps

Filed under: England,Scotland,Spain,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:28 pm

To continue with our maps theme, we have recently added some new subdomains to the main website, featuring town centre maps for the UK and various other places such as Spain and the Republic of Ireland. The UK has been split into its relevant countries with maps from England, Wales and Northern Ireland added to the Scotland section  which was done previously. So if maybe you are planning a visit to Swansea in Wales, you can get a city centre map. If you are planning a trip to Belfast in Northern Ireland, you can get a city centre map, and if you are holidaying in Torrevieja, Spain, you can get a map for here as well.

September 2, 2013

Sucina Murcia

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Costa Calida,Spain — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 10:49 am

A small village in the Murcia region of Spain, Sucina is close to Murcia’s border with Alicante, so it could be considered to be part of either the Costa Blanca or Costa Calida. Sucina has a population of around a thousand, a population which is now rising (due to tourism) where it was previously falling due to youngsters moving away to more prosperous areas. Sucina is handy for the beaches of the Mar Menor and also those of the Orihuela Costa, so although it is an inland village, a beach is never far away. Golf is also important for Sucina with a course and country club near to the village.

Get more on Sucina here: http://www.sucina.my-costa-blanca.co.uk/

And here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/sucina.html

May 22, 2013

Isla Cristina Andalucia Spain

Filed under: Portugal,Spain — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 3:28 pm

Isla Cristina Andalucia Spain – Located in the not so touristy Costa de la Luz region of Andalucia, the resort of Isla Cristina will not be know to most British holidaymakers, but should not be ignores as a possible destination for your holiday this year. With fabulous unspoilt beaches, a charming fishing port and excellent weather conditions, Isla Cristina might be just what you are looking for in a peaceful vacation. It might be a good idea to avoid late July and August in Isla Cristina, as thousands head here from Seville, but any other time you can expect an enjoyable stay. Isla Cristina can be reached from either Seville airport or Faro airport in nearby Portugal.

View a map of Isla Cristina here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/isla-cristina-map.html

Learn about more places in Spain here: http://www.spain-and-spanish.co.uk

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