Las Fallas & Easter Fiestas

Las Fallas & Easter Fiestas

Las Fallas Fiesta in Gandia! “Las Fallas” is one of the biggest fiestas of the year in the Valencia region – it’s the one that everyone has seen pictures about, where the different districts of each town build huge wood and papier-mâché effigies about local events and then they all get burnt to the ground on the night of March 19th – St. Joseph’s day. The fiesta is a huge attraction for tourists, both Spanish […]

Pet Friendly Holidays in Spain

Pet Friendly Holidays in Spain

Last week we were visited by Helena and Stuart, who wanted to spend some time in the spring sunshine on their Pet Friendly Holidays in Spain. They were attracted not only by the chance to have some warmer temperatures than where they live in France, but also by the fact that they were able to bring their lovely dog Angelo along with them to enjoy our pet friendly accommodation. They also decided to have a […]

Autumn Sunshine Activity Holidays

Autumn Sunshine Activity Holidays

Autumn Sunshine Activity Holidays! The heat of summer may be over, but the weather continues to be beautiful, with lots of sunshine and very mild temperatures. It is at this time of year – and also of course in the spring – when there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy all the other delights of this part of the Costa Blanca than just the summer seaside attractions. Lucy and Ashley recently returned to us for […]

2014 Sunshine Activity Holidays

2014 Sunshine Activity Holidays

2014 Sunshine Activity Holidays The Costa Blanca is more often than not associated with sunshine, beautiful Mediterranean beaches and great memories of summer holidays spent on the coast. And this is a perfectly correct perception of what the Costa Blanca has to offer – but it is very far from the whole story. More and more people are coming to this part of the northern Costa Blanca in the cooler months of spring and autumn […]

Accommodation for Vegetarians

Accommodation for Vegetarians

The Vegetarian Option! We recently received a booking from Graeme and his wife Ruth to come and stay with us for one night whilst they were on their way further south as part of a driving holiday around Spain. During their correspondence and prior to confirming the reservation, Graeme asked if we offer Accommodation for Vegetarians, and we of course replied that we are happy to cater for almost all dietary preferences and requirements, given […]

Autumn Sunshine Holidays

Autumn Sunshine Holidays

Autumn Sunshine Holidays in 2013 We have been delighted to welcome a steady succession of guests this year who have been taking advantage of the beautiful weather we have been experiencing here on the Costa Blanca. The summer this year has been a very long-lasting one with daytime temperatures in October in the high twenties or occasionally even the low thirties. Night temperatures are of course lower now, which means that the swimming pool is […]

Mountain Biking the GR-236 Monastery Route Part 3

Mountain Biking the GR-236 Monastery Route Part 3

The Completion of the GR-236 Monastery Route On Saturday, we decided to take out our mountain bikes and complete the traditional “Monastery Route” – a pilgrims’ route linking five monasteries in the area. We had already covered the first four, but had not reached the final one which is located in the Valley of la Murta near the town of Alzira and is known as the Monastery of Santa Maria de la Murta. We started […]

Self Catering Holidays in Spain

Self Catering Holidays in Spain

Self Catering Holidays in Spain Some months ago we received a booking from Macarena, who wanted to reserve our self-catering apartment for a week’s holiday for herself and her family.  They live in Madrid, but were planning to spend some time to the south of here on holiday, before enjoying a week with us in the La Safor region.  They had in fact been to Gandia several years ago, when their children were very young, […]

Short Breaks to Spain

Short Breaks to Spain

Short Breaks to Spain It is always a pleasure when past guests come back to see us again, and this week John and Jacqui did exactly that – they had visited us last September, and decided to return to us for an early summer Short Breaks to Spain. Last year they stayed with us for only one night as they were on their way to their villa they own in Estepona near Gibraltar and they […]