Gandia Rock Climbing

Gandia Rock Climbing

Penya Roja Climbing Lodge is a beautiful and spacious country home, located just minutes from two of the Costa Blanca’s best climbing rocks, Gandia Crag and El Bovedon or an easy drive to any of the Rock climbing sites on the Costa Blanca. Your hosts , Nigel and Mark, run the Penya Roja Climbing Lodge with all of its facilities and comforts like a small country hotel and combine this with a welcoming feeling of […]

Spanish self-catering holidays

Spanish self-catering holidays

Welcome Guests Return! We are always glad to see previous guests come back to us, and so it was particularly good to welcome back Marie, Anton and their daughter Jana. They had stayed with us two years ago when they were taking a touring holiday in Spain, and this year they wanted to make a return trip. They were going to be visiting some of the places they went to before, but also some new […]

Property hunting in Spain

Property hunting in Spain

Property Hunters in Spain We received a booking request back in 2010 for a 5 week stay in May and June this year from an Australian couple wishing to relocate to Spain.  Not a common background for a property hunter in Spain, you might think, although we have had other Australians staying with us in the past on a similar quest.  At present, the Australian dollar is strong, as is their property market, so Australians […]

Southerners in Search of Springtime Sunshine!

Southerners in Search of Springtime Sunshine!

Easter Saturday saw the arrival of Joan and Mike, desperately needing a dose of Costa Blanca sunshine after a long British winter. Joan and Mike currently live near London, but originally hail from South Africa and have therefore been accustomed to a much milder and sunnier climate than they have been experiencing in England for the last decade! They were looking forward to relaxing in the gardens and swimming in the swimming pool – and […]

Easter Sunshine In Spain

Easter Sunshine In Spain

Family Holidays on the Costa Blanca Stuart and Linda, along with their 10 month old daughter Katy, booked in to stay with us for 8 nights in our self-catering apartment over the Easter period. They wanted to have a combination holiday that took in city, beach and countryside so decided that making Villa Florencia their base would be the perfect solution, and they often made use of our evening meal service when they returned from […]

Sunshine Holidays Oliva, Costa Blanca Spain

Sunshine Holidays Oliva, Costa Blanca Spain

Oliva is a town that lies on the coast some 8kms south of Gandía, and has much to offer both the holidaymaker and the resident alike. Oliva has, in fact, become a magnet for a certain number of ex-pats of many nationalities, but generally of the type that want to be associated with the Spanish way of life, rather than living in ‘ghetto’ like developments surrounded only by others of their own nationality. Served by […]

Costa Blanca Sunshine Holidays Spain

Costa Blanca Sunshine Holidays Spain

Winter seems to be on its way to the United Kingdom, with an outlook of colder weather and even warnings that snow might not be far off.  So – what better time to think about a little winter sunshine? With low-cost airlines offering frequent and good value flights to the Costa Blanca, this could be the best time to consider taking a break from those grey skies. Daytime temperatures along the Costa Blanca are frequently […]

Guadalest - Costa Blanca Holidays

Guadalest – Costa Blanca Holidays

Situated as it is at the northern end of the Costa Blanca near the town of Gandía, Villa Florencia is ideally situated for visits to Valencia City (either by car or train), but of course also for trips south along the Costa Blanca itself, with all the often hidden pleasures that this region has to offer. One such place that is a real delight is the village of Guadalest, only a short distance inland from […]