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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Web Designers Vincent Verbruggen & Herwig Claeys , taking some time out to brainstorm away from the office. Another Z-webdesign offers modern and functional webdesign, with a clear layout, attractive design and efficient navigation. Apart from ‘static’ websites they also offer ‘dynamic’ websites in cooperation with TSE-Web Design. This makes it possible for clients to maintain their own website, and to develop online shops, database systems, webapplications, etc.
Back from Belgium again! This week saw the welcome return of some guests who have spent many holiday and property searching breaks at Villa Florencia……….Murano glass jewellery designer Lut Schops and her partner web designer Herwig Claeys. They have visited us many times in the past, normally with their daughter. However, this time Isa was spending time on a school camp, so Herwig and Lut were able to visit us for a more romantic break [...]
11 June 2010 Despedida de Soltero. The Mobile Disco came to the Villa Flo! Usually, the “despedida” party-goers come from far and wide to celebrate the impending wedding of the boy or girl involved. Part of the purpose of the trip to Gandia and the Villa Flo is the lively nightlife to be enjoyed in Playa de Gandia – usually much better that what is on offer in their hometowns. So what does a group [...]
Past guests return! Monday saw the return of some past guests – or at least one past guest, this time returning with her husband, rather than her daughter who came with her in March 2009. Now, Deirdre was visiting us with Mick, and it has to be said the weather was a whole lot better for their trip this year, with almost continuous sunshine. On Monday evening we invited some friends round for dinner who [...]
A Visit from fellow Casa Rural Owners! No sooner had the weekend’s despedida party left on the Sunday, than we received a phone call on the Monday to enquire whether we could accommodate a couple for 2 nights. We could, so shortly before lunchtime we had the pleasure of welcoming Jean-Philippe and his partner Thomy to our home. Originally from Switzerland, they were taking a well-earned break from their working lives, in the form of [...]