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March 14, 2012

Montgo National Park Alicante

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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:

January 27, 2011

Fine Javea Villa for Rent

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 5:49 pm
Javea Villas

Javea Villas – Casa Barranca

For your holiday in Javea, please consider the lovely Casa Barrance. Boasting a large private swimming pool and spacious lawned garden areas, Casa Barranca is one of our superb Javea villas currently on offer for holidays on the Costa Blanca, Spain. This traditional and comfortable old farmhouse between the town of Javea and the charming village of Jesus Pobre, has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 6 adults and 2 infants. Other facilities include 1 family bathroom and 2 showers, satellite TV, dishwasher, terrace, enclosed garden, barbeque etc, it is handy for local amenities and just a short drive from numerous Costa Blanca beaches. Javea itself has a great range of bars and restaurants, and a busy port and marina. Holidays in this fine Javea villa are offered from just £539 per week.

Get a guide to Javea here:

November 10, 2010

Moraira Costa Blanca

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Moraira Port and Marina

Moraira Port and Marina

An attractive town on the northern Costa Blanca, Spain, Moraira is located just a few miles from Javea. Up to around forty years ago Moraira was little more than a few fishermens cottages, sitting along the sea front. Although a marina and a number of urbanizations have since been built, the town has still retained much of its original quaint charm, most of the property in the area comprises isolated detached villas set amongst trees and vegetation. The beaches of Moraira have decent sand and warm, clear water, and are the ideal place to enjoy the wonderful Moraira weather, which is mostly sunny and dry throughout the year. The main beach of Moraira, Playa de L’ Ampolla, is within easy walking distance of Moraira’s town centre but it can get very busy during the summer season. A little to the south is the excellent beach of the Platgetes which is lined by a promenade. There are several pretty bays along the coast around Moraira, some of which are very rocky, making them perfect for snorkeling or diving. One of the finest coves is the Cala Punta Estrella, which can be accessed via steps dug into the cliff face. The pretty marina which is located close to the town centre and has over six hundred berths. Moraira is a desirable location for the purchase of holiday property and has also seen many expats settle permanently in the resort over the last 30 years or so.

Moraira Street Map.

June 17, 2010

Buenavista Hotel Denia

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Buenavista Hotel Denia

Buenavista Hotel Denia Spain

The Buenavista Hotel Denia is situated among wooded grounds and gardens, close to the hotel, guests will find Denia’s fine sandy beaches, which are among the most popular in the area. Denia town centre is full of nightlife establishments, historical sites and other diversions.

There is a train which runs from Alicante to Denia in approximately 2.5 hours. There are also major roads nearby.

There are 17 rooms for hire at the Buenavista Hotel, and they are spread across 2 floors. They are all provided with televisions and telephones. Internet connections are also standard at the Buenavista Hotel Denia, each of the rooms is air-conditioned and there are private baths available in each room.

This hotel which is one of many Denia hotels in the resort, has 16,000 square yards of private grounds. The hotel also offers guests the use of a gymnasium, a swimming pool and a sauna. The hotel has its own restaurant, which takes some of its ingredients from the gardens located on the property. The staff can provide assistance with booking tours and other outings.

Denia is located on the north of the Costa Blanca between Javea and Gandia.


Diamante Beach Hotel Calpe

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Diamante Beach Hotel Calpe

Diamante Beach Hotel Calpe Spain

Standing beside the sandy Playa Levante in Calpe, on the Costa Blanca, Spain, the Four Star Diamante Calpe Beach Hotel and Convention Centre is one of the most popular hotels in this coastal resort, offering guests a fine standard of accommodation and a tremendous range of facilities. The Diamante Calpe Hotel comprises 283 rooms, all with air-con, bathroom, heating, Wi-Fi internet access, terrace, satellite television, safety deposit box and mini-bar. Hotel facilities include three outdoor swimming pools, conference and meeting rooms, buffet restaurant, cafeteria, Wi-Fi broadband internet, piano bar, mini-club and plenty of day time activities and night time entertainment. Calpe is located between the Costa Blanca resorts of Benidorm and Javea and is one of the best loved resorts on this stretch of coastline, it is perhaps best known for the Penon de Ifach, a towering rock which rises vertically from the Bay of Calpe. Calpe benefits from superb weather conditions and has some excellent sandy beaches, wide choice of bars and restaurants, choice of hotels, water sports activities, and a charming old town, with some interesting places to visit. For those looking at Calpe hotels for their holiday this year, the Diamante Beach Hotel could be just ideal.


September 2, 2009

History of Denia Spain

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Though today a popular and modern resort, Denia, located on the Costa Blanca, Spain has a long and turbulent history. Thought to be named after the Roman temple of Diana, remnants of which were unearthed near the town, Denia is overlooked by its 16th century castle, built on an earlier 11th century Moorish fortress. These days the castle serves a more peaceful purpose and acts as the Archaeological Museum for the town, well worth a visit in order to delve deeper into the area’s history. Denia is also a busy port and for centuries survived by its fishing industry, there are still parts of its old fishing quarter, and wandering its narrow streets and alleys, whisks one back to simpler times. Settled over the centuries by Greeks, Romans and Moors, it was the Moors who built the first castle and held on to the town from the 8th to the 13th century. Taken back by the Christians in 1244, Denia became a marquisate in the 15th century, it joined the losing side in the War of Succession, which resulted in great hardship for the town. A thriving grape and raisin industry developed during the late 18th and early 19th centuries brought wealth and prosperity to Denia once more, though this was ruined by an outbreak of Phylloxera, which destroyed this industry and caused the decline of the town once again. Only the arrival of tourism during the 20th century allowed Denia to once again become prosperous. Denia Map.

August 26, 2009

Benissa, Teulada, Benitachell and Cumbre del Sol

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Surrounding the northern Costa Blanca resort of Moraira there are a number of interesting little towns which are less well known than this more popular coastal town, these include the towns of Benissa, Teulada, Benitachell and Cumbre del Sol. Benissa is an interesting town with a history going back to the times of the Moors (the name is from the Arabic Banu-Issa), the old town is well preserved and has some important historic monuments. Equally old is Teulada, with its narrow winding streets and “Sea Doorway” an ancient part of the old medieval walls which protected the town. The small town of Benitachell is between Moraira and Javea and has a number of new developments surrounding it including the largest, Cumbre del Sol which also has its own small beach and enjoys wonderful panoramic sea views.

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