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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.

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

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.

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

April 12, 2012

Hotel Madrid Torrevieja

Filed under: Costa Blanca,hotels,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 4:07 pm

Hotel Madrid Torrevieja – Hotel Madrid provides a high quality good service. Enjoys a privileged location in the centre of the city of Torrevieja (Alicante), which allows options to enjoy both business and the leisure, particularly its beaches which are nearby. Both the Poinente Beach, the marina, the Real Club Nautico and the city are just five minutes walk from this hotel. The Hotel Madrid Torrevieja offers newly renovated facilities (year 2009); thinking of maximum comfort for all our customers giving them the best and friendliest service.

Looking for apartments rather than a hotel? Try here: http://www.cheapapartmentsz.co.uk

Get info on Torrevieja here: http://www.torrevieja.my-costa-blanca.co.uk/

March 25, 2012

Daya Nueva Alicante

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Facts,Spain — Tags: , , , , , , , — needahand @ 3:59 pm

Daya Nueva Alicante: Daya Nueva (in Valencian Daia Nova) is a municipality and town of Valencia, Spain. Located in the province of Alicante and the region of the Vega Baja del Segura (Low Fertile Valley of the River Segura), in the area to the left of the Segura River, east of Almoradi. The main economic activity of Daya Nueva has always been irrigated agriculture, producing citrus fruits, artichokes and potatoes. Currently the town has many shops and other businesses, and is gradually moving towards a more modern economy. Daya Nueva experiences a typical Mediterranean climate with sunny weather all year round. Daya Nueva has a population of 1,988 nearby town and villages include Daya Vieja, San Fulgencio, Almoradi, Dolores and Catral.

Learn more about the town of Daya Nueva here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/daya-nueva.html

March 21, 2012

Valencia Fallas 2012

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Costa del Azahar,Events,Spain — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 8:05 am
Valencia Fallas 2012 Effigy of Elvis Presley

Valencia Fallas 2012 Effigy of Elvis Presley

Valencia Fallas 2012 – On Monday we took a coach trip to see the final evening of the Fallas celebrations in Valencia. We picked up in various places along the way ending in Gran Alacant which was the final pick-up. We then headed along the Costa Blanca coast passing the airport and going up the A31 past many of the old historic towns with castles such as Novelda, Sax, Petrer and Villena, then cutting through to the Font de la Figuera (Spring of the Fig Picker), and picking up the A35 past Moixent, Montesa, L’Alcudia de Crispins and Xativa before reaching Valencia, for us a journey of 4 hours (we got on at Cabo Roig).

While there are many different celebrations in the Fallas, the star of the show is the building of giant effigies which are burnt on the final night together with a massive firework display. Some of the effigies are huge (up to 20 metres high) and make fun of famous people mostly Spanish, though one of the best this year featured Elvis Presley with a number of other famous pop stars such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Freddie Mercury etc. I must say the giants are amazing an it seems a shame to burn them though they do hand out some smaller sections of the figures to local children.

There was some concern over the weather on the day as rain was expected and in the event the celebrations went on in fine weather (though a bit chilly) and it actually started to rain as we got back on the coach for the journey home (and on through the night, some 6 inches of rain in all!).

We really enjoyed the whole event and the burnings are amazing, if rather smelly and dangerous, with burning pices of polystyrene flying everywhere, the fireworks were excellent, the display of flowers was amazing.

Valencia Road Map.

Learn lots more about Valencia here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/valencia.html

March 14, 2012

Montgo National Park Alicante

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 2:25 pm

Montgo National Park Alicante Spain: The Montgo National Park, declared a Natural Park in 1987, covers an area of  2117.68 hectares and rises to 753 metres. The park which has witnessed the passage of man from ancient times has a high cultural and archaeological value. Noted for its more than 650 species of flora, among which are endemic as Carduncellus dianius . The Montgo National Park reaches the sea at Cape San Antonio, which at its feet is home to the Natural Reserve of the sea that bears its name, declared in 1994 by the importance of biodiversity that it contains. The Montgo National Park has some of the most spectacular scenery of the coast of Valencia.

Read more about the Montgo National Park here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/montgo-national-park.html

March 12, 2012

Abdet Alicante Spain

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 5:40 pm

Abdet Alicante Spain – Abdet is a town in the valley of Guadalest, Alicante (Spain), and belongs administratively to the nearby town of Confrides. It is situated at the foot of the Sierra de Serrella, at an altitude of 630 metres. It currently has a population of 100 inhabitants. The name “Abdet” is probably from the Arabic language and the town originates from the Moorish occupation of Spain. After the Reconquest it was given to Vidal de Sarria by King James 1 (1264). Abdet is just inland of the northern Costa Blanca coastline.

See a detailed map of the Costa Blanca here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/costa-blanca-map.html

February 9, 2012

Zeniamar Spain

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 5:50 pm

Zeniamar Spain: An attractive residential complex which is surrounded by all kinds of services, Zeniamar is within the Orihuela Costa area and is a well established and mature residential area, with many shopping centres nearby. Zeniamar is also close to the beaches of Punta Prima, La Zenia and Playa Flamenca with lots of sandy beaches to choose from. Zeniamar has lots of landscaped green areas with lovely community pools and Jacuzzis so you will not even need the beach. Golfers will also enjoy Zeniamar with at least 4 courses close by. Beautifully designed apartments and bungalows are available to buy or rent, so staying here is easy, and you will not want to go home, because the area is so beautiful.

Get more info on Zeniamar here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/zeniamar.html

View holiday rentals in Zeniamar here: http://www.zeniamar-holiday-rentals.my-costa-blanca.co.uk/

November 14, 2011

Novelda Spain

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , , , , , , , — needahand @ 4:29 pm

Novelda Spain: A town situated between Elda and Aspe in the Alicante province of Valencia, Spain, Novelda is an important area for the production of marble, with many factories on the approaches to the town. Novelda is also renowned for its spices (condimentos) particularly saffron (azafran). A historic town, Novelda was settled by Greeks and Romans long before the Moors arrived to control the area. Its best known monument is the Santa Maria Magdalena monastery (which may remind you of the famous Sagrada Familia in Barcelona), it was designed by a protégé of Gaudi during the 19th century. Also worth a look in Novelda is the Arabic castle of Mola and the Museum of Modernista. Today Novelda has a population of over 27,000 and is a mostly industrial town.

Novelda Road Map.

Read more about Novelda here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/novelda.html

And here: http://www.my-costa-blanca.co.uk/novelda.html

November 1, 2011

Monforte del Cid Alicante

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 3:09 pm

Monforte del Cid Alicante – Originally called  Nompot in the 13th century, the town of Monforte del Cid is situated in the Alicante province of Spain. The town was awarded to his son by King Alfonso in 1328 along with a number of other villages, and by 1355 it was already being referred to as Monfort, later being changed to Monforte in 1708, the Del Cid part of the name was added in 1916 by Royal Decree. Monforte del Cid is well known for its grapes, especially dessert grapes and its economy has depended on grapes for many centuries. If you visit Monforte del Cid be sure to look at the 15th century Gothic parish church.

Read more about Monforte del Cid here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/monforte-del-cid.html

And get information for Alicante here: http://www.alicante.my-costa-blanca.co.uk/

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