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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.

And here:

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:

August 3, 2011

Orihuela Costa Resorts Cabo Roig and Playa Flamenca

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 3:58 pm
Orihuela Costa Coastline Near Playa Flamenca

Orihuela Costa Coastline Near Playa Flamenca

Orihuela Costa Resorts Cabo Roig and Playa Flamenca – There are many of you who probably never have heard of the Orihuela Costa, while there are other who take their holidays there every year. For those of you who don’t know where it is, I will explain. In the southern area of the Costa Blanca region, within the province of Alicante, the Orihuela Costa is a section of coast which belongs to the inland town of Orihuela (as is the habit in Spain of providing inland towns with a section of coast that they administer). Now this developed later than other better known areas of the Costa Blanca, such as Benidorm, which started much earlier, in fact the Orihuela Costa has mostly developed over the last 20 years or so, Playa Flamenca was begun in the early 1970’s by Dutch property developers, and is a recent resort with little history. On the reverse of this, Cabo Roig has some history, and its ancient watchtower displays evidence of this in the most powerful way, as it has existed for many centuries, in fact way back when pirates sailed these seas. Both resorts have become popular as holiday home locations and many Brits and Irish have settled permanently there (together with Germans and Scandinavians among others). I will be writing more about these resorts shortly.

June 21, 2011

Cabo Roig Apartments for Rent

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 7:32 pm
Cabo Roig Apartments

Cabo Roig Apartments

Cabo Roig Apartments for Rent – We still have some availability left on our range of Cabo Roig apartments for this coming summer, so if you are looking for a holiday on the Costa Blanca, Spain, be sure to get your apartment booked soon, as dates are being filled up fast.

Most of our apartments are close to the seafront of Cabo Roig and also close to local bars and restaurants. All have the use of communal pools and are fully equipped for your vacation.

Holidays for next winter time are available from just 125 euro for a weeks stay in a one bed apartment, while this summer’s holidays will set you back a little more.

View our Cabo Roig Guide here:

June 2, 2011

Lo Pagan Mud Baths

Filed under: Costa Calida,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 8:15 am
Lo Pagan Mud Baths

Lo Pagan Mud Baths

Great places to visit – the healing mud baths of Lo Pagan. If you are visiting the Costa Calida, in the Murcia region of Spain this year you should take time out to visit the famous healing mud baths at Lo Pagan – completely free for visitors to use, these well laid-out mud baths include wooden platform areas with steps for elderly and disabled visitors. The hot healing mud is renowned for its healing properties and can be very helpful for a variety of ailments and skin complaints. To get to Lo Pagan follow the N-332 from Torevieja or the Orihuela Costa and turn off just before San Pedro del Pinatar, by the roundabout with the little boat, Lo Pagan is clearly signposted. Get there early to get parking nearby, it can get pretty busy in summer time and parking spaces are limited close to the beach, though there is plenty of parking before you get to the beach.

Lo Pagan Map.

May 30, 2011

Playa Flamenca Holiday Apartment

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 7:46 am

Playa Flamenca Holiday Apartment

If you are looking to spend your holidays in Playa Flamenca on the Costa Blanca this year, then we could have just the ideal property for your stay in the region. We have a perfectly located two bedroom apartment in the Alameda del Mar complex which is situated beside the N332 coast road facing the sea. The apartment is in the La Calma block of the complex and faces inwards towards the very attractive community pool and garden area. It is situated on the third floor and benefits from its own private solarium, which is quite large and is a great place for sunbathing when the weather is fine, which is normally is in the Playa Flamenca area. The apartment is bright and spacious and both bedrooms have en-suites (one a bathroom and one a shower room). The Flamenca Beach commercial centre with its huge choice of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars is just a two minute stroll from the apartment, don’t forget to pop into the Temple Bar for the famous Blues Brothers show.

More here:

May 26, 2011

Villamartin Map Spain

Filed under: Costa Blanca,maps,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 10:22 am

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Villamartin Map – Orihuela Costa – Spain: Here’s a map of Villamartin that you can use for your visit to the residential area and golf course on the Costa Blanca, Spain. Print this Villamartin map out and bring it with you, so you can find your way around when you get there.

You can read a guide to Villamartin here:

Villamartin Costa Blanca Spain

Villamartin Golf Course

Villamartin Golf Course

One of the most popular areas of the southern Costa Blanca, Villamartin is actually on the part of the coast that is known as the Orihuela Costa, which is the coastal region for the city of Orihuela which is about 19 kilometres inland from the sea. Developing around a top class golf course the urbanization of Villamartin has grown and grown over the last 20 years or so and now covers a significant area, joining Villamartin with surrounding urbanizations and towns, such as Los Dolses, Playa Flamenca, La Zenia and San Miguel de Salinas. The property boom in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s saw thousands of UK and International buyers purchasing holiday homes in Villamartin and many even choosing to settle permanently in the area. The financial crisis of the last 3 years has caused many to reconsider their position and many hundreds have subsequently sold or are trying to sell their properties and return to the UK. There is currently a glut of properties available to buy in Villamartin and it is a great time for investors, with many properties being half the price they were at their peak (or even less in some cases). For those wanting to holiday in the area, there is also a wealth of rental properties, and with so many available you can always find cheap villas and apartments to rent in Villamartin and the surrounding urbanizations. What is the attraction of Villamartin, you may well ask, well the excellent golf course would be a big plus for those interested in this sport, the proximity to the beaches and resorts of the Orihuela Costa would be another tick in its favour, the wonderful weather conditions are also a big attraction, along with the excellent facilities and entertainment possibilities, especially at the popular Villamartin Plaza, so there are plenty of reasons to visit Villamartin some time soon . Villamartin is approximately twenty five minutes drive from San Javier airport, and is in the Alicante province of Spain.

Villamartin Map.

April 15, 2011

La Zenia Costa Blanca

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 4:20 pm

Planning a holiday in Spain this year? Then why not try out the super Orihuela Costa coastal resort of La Zenia and have a great time on the Costa Blanca. Enjoying wonderful sunny weather, La Zenia is a great spot for a family holiday, for couples or just for a short break in the sun to get away from the misery of the UK. Sunbathe on the beach, have a tipple in the local La Zenia bars, luxuriate in the first class La Zenia Hotel, walk along the seafront to nearby Cabo Roig, visit Torrevieja, or just relax in your apartment or villa. Whatever is your thing, you will enjoy it best at the Costa Blanca resort of La Zenia, so why not head there soon for the holiday of a lifetime?

La Zenia Street Map.

View a La Zenia Guide here:

February 4, 2011

Apartment for La Zenia Holidays

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 9:50 am

La Zenia Holidays

Very nice 2 bedroom apartment in attractive complex, available for holidays in the popular Costa Blanca resort of La Zenia, Spain. Bright and spacious with a south-facing balcony, this super apartment sleeps up to 6 people and offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, air-conditioning, communal swimming pool, sea views, satellite TV, children’s pool, shared garden, parking, it is wheelchair friendly and towels and linen are provided. La Zenia has a great beach, top class hotel and plenty of bars and restaurants including the well known Paddy’s Point, it is about 45 minutes drive from Alicante airport. Holidays are offered in this attractive apartment from just £169 per week and long term rentals and short breaks will also be considered. You can find more details of this and other holiday properties here: La Zenia Holidays.

July 16, 2010

Spanish Tortilla at Cabo Roig Tapas Bar

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 3:42 pm

If you are visiting Cabo Roig on the Costa Blanca, Spain this year, you must take an evening out to visit the new Tapas Bar which has opened in place of the Bombay Spice Indian restaurant. Instead of eating out in the usual English pubs, Irish bars or Chinese restaurant you should at least try some traditional Spanish food during your stay. As tapas meals are a chance to sample small portions of various Spanish specialities, this restaurant gives you a good opportunity to test out your palate for some Spanish food, if you do not wish to be too experimental you could start out with a traditional Spanish tortilla which a like a thick pancake made with potato and onion, absolutely delicious with salad and eaten either hot or cold. The Tapas restaurant is on the sea side of the strip in Cabo Roig close to Bar Med and Puccinis, it is well used by the Spanish visitors to Cabo Roig as well as those of other nationalities who like to try something a little different. Cabo Roig is situated on the Orihuela Costa section of the Costa Blanca around 45 minutes drive from Alicante airport. So if you would like to try a tortilla, a traditional Spanish seafood dish or just bread with Allioli then head for the Tapas Bar in beautiful Cabo Roig.

July 15, 2010

Torrejoven Hotel Punta Prima

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,hotels,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 8:48 am
Torrejoven Hotel Punta Prima Torrevieja

Torrejoven Hotel Punta Prima Torrevieja

One of the more popular hotels in the Torrevieja, Orihuela Costa area of the Costa Blanca, the Torrejoven is located on the main N332 road at the Punta Prima roundabout, about 4 km south of the bustling town of Torrevieja. Ideal for visiting the beaches and facilities of the Orihuela Costa, the Torrejoven Hotel has 110 rooms on 6 floors, it has an outside swimming pool, conference rooms,  Lift, Internet Centre, Garden/Terrace, Billiards, Darts, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Solarium, restaurant, bar, disco etc. A very cheap option for your accommodation in this area the Torrejoven can be booked for around 20 pounds per night. The hotel resort of Punta Prima is at the northern end of the Orihuela Costa (very popular with Brits and Irish) on the Spanish mainland, it has good sandy beaches and plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, the facilities of Torrevieja are just a short drive from Punta Prima and the resort of Benidorm is only an hour and a quarter away. Punta Prima enjoys superb weather right through the year and sun is pretty much guaranteed between May and October.

Punta Prima Street Map.

Website address for Punta Prima guide:

April 8, 2010

Punta Prima Costa Blanca

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 6:12 pm
Punta Prima Promenade

Punta Prima Promenade

One of the ever popular coastal resorts of the Orihuela Costa in Spain, Punta Prima is situated between Torrevieja and Playa Flamenca, just off the N-332 coastal road. A renowned area for holidays and relocation Punta Prima has an attractive stretch of coastline and some nice sandy beaches which visitors can enjoy. The picture accompanying this post is of the seafront promenade, approaching Punta Prima from the Playa Flamenca end. Punta Prima has a large commercial centre beside the roundabout on the main road and also has a strip of bars and restaurants along the N-332, stretching from the roundabout towards Playa Flamenca. The region benefits from fine weather conditions, being especially sunny and dry from May to September. An ideal spot for golfers there are some six courses within easy driving distance of the resort. Punta Prima is around 45 minutes drive from Alicante airport and 25 minutes from Murcia airport. Punta Prima Map.

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