Two Beautiful Spanish Hot Spots Home to citrus groves, mountains and the immensely wonderfully delicious ‘paella’, Valencia is one of those gem-locations of Spain, infused with Moorish history, saffron, spices and sun. Its history is thick and goes a long way back and then some: the city was invaded by Moors (Berbers and Arabs) in 714 AD. After this Islamic culture settled in, it grew as a city and began to trade in paper, silk, [...]
Costa Blanca – The Heart of Spain Costa Blanca is located on the East Coast of Spain and incorporates the well known destinations of Valencia, Alicante and Benidorm. It is a very popular tourist resort for a variety of reasons- both among families and groups of younger people- who tend to appear in peak seasons for the stunning weather and nightlife. The beaches in Costa Blanca are very popular amongst both groups however:- with rolling [...]
The Costa Blanca makes an ideal holiday destination for all the family, whether you want to sample the delights of Benidorm nightlife, spend your time at leisure on some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean or enjoy the mountain scenery that lies inland all along this stretch of the coastline. The Costa Blanca stretches down the Mediterranean coast of Spain practically from Valencia City in the north, down past the towns of Gandía, [...]
Moto GP enthusiasts Nick & Suzanne from the UK here to to take in the sights and sound of Valencia and the Final of The Moto GP championships. Nick and Suzanne arrived on Thursday for a couple of nights, with the main purpose of their trip to Spain being a visit to the Moto GP in Valencia on Sunday. They landed at Alicante airport on Thursday afternoon and then drove up to us, arriving in [...]
This week has seen the arrival of guests from the UK, Paul and Patricia, accompanied by their Aunt Beryl, arrived on the same day as Christian and Jacqui, and coincidentally are also looking for property in the area. In fact they had come to look at a house that they had seen in the past but when they arrived, they found to their disappointment that it had already been sold. However, undeterred, they set off [...]
This week has seen the arrival of guests from the UK and France. Christian is French and Jacqui is English, and they decided to take a break from running their B & B in south-west France and at the same time have a look in our area with a view possibly to relocating and retiring here in the future. They have been in the Bed & Breakfast business for ten years and it has been [...]
A Paradise on Earth for carnivores and seafood lovers, Valencia does not cater so well for vegetarians, although the wealth of fresh fruit and vegetables available in this sun-kissed part of the world mean that hearty vegetable soups and stews are always an option. Wine lovers are bound to be ecstatic during a trip to Valencia, meanwhile – among other choices, the region is a prime producer of the Cava sparkling wine that is increasingly giving Champagne a run for its money.