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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.

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.

October 7, 2013

Benissa Costa Blanca

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 1:28 pm

Benissa Costa Blanca – An attractive and historical town located about seventy kilometres from Alicante city, Benissa is among the oldest settlements in the area, being set amongst mountainous countryside it attracted the attention of ancient Iberians, Romans and Moors, being easier to defend against attack. The municipality of Benissa includes both rugged mountainous areas and some four kilometres of attractive coastline with numerous little coves and bays, perfect for exploring, and diving. Benissa’s well preserved old town centre is a joy to behold, and you will discover many gems in its winding streets and alleyways. If you are lucky you may visit whilst a fiesta is taking place, so you can join in with the fun and festivities.

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Flamenca Beach Playa Flamenca Spain

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 10:18 am
Flamenca Beach Playa Flamenca

Flamenca Beach Playa Flamenca

Flamenca Beach Playa Flamenca Spain:

The place where most of the action happens in the Costa Blanca resort of Playa Flamenca (Orihuela Costa), is the commercial centre called “Flamenca Beach”.

This three story commercial complex houses dozens of restaurants, shops and bars and is the place most people head in the evenings when holidaying in this popular coastal resort.

Apart from some handy little shops, a good variety of cuisines, and some decent drinking holes and pubs, there is plenty of live entertainment on offer, especially in the busy summer months.

You will find karaoke, tribute acts, and excellent local singers, so whatever your taste in music, you should find something which pleases.

Most peoples favourite is the Temple Bar, where an excellent Blue Brothers tribute act takes place most evenings (quite late), but don’t leave it till the last minute to get there, as it can get very busy. The Flamenca Beach complex stands just back from the N-332, access it by getting off at the Lidl roundabout.

Get information for Playa Flamenca here:

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.

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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.

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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:

And learn about other Costa Blanca resorts here:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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