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, [...]
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 [...]
Alicante is a modern thriving city in the south of the Comunidad Valenciana, and the capital of Alicante province. Situated about 160 kms south of Valencia City, it is an important tourist centre, has a resident population of just less than 350,000 people, a busy and expanding airport and a port area frequently used by cruise ships and ferries as well as by a certain amount of commercial traffic. Foreign tourists coming to the Costa [...]
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 [...]
Costa Blanca Driving Holidays. Many of our guests like to take a trip down the coast and to include a mixture of sights and sounds along the way. A favourite route takes them through Denia and Calpe, and then on to the picturesque resort of Altea. This has often been called ‘the artists capital of the Costa Blanca’, as the narrow streets of the old town are lined with the workshops and galleries of the [...]
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 [...]
Other interesting places to visit on your Spanish holiday,… El Caminito del Rey (English: The King’s little pathway) is a walkway or via ferrata, now fallen into disrepair, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in the district of Málaga, Spain. The name is often shortened to Camino del Rey.In 1901 it became obvious that workers at the hydroelectric power plants at Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls needed [...]
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.