'Sardinas' by the dozen – with a cold beer – why not ?

A dozen sardines, enjoyed with a cold beer, is a true memory for many of pleasant evenings spent in Spain. With the 'lockdown' now in its 4 th week, of release, life can be seen to be returning towards normality at least – and what a better way to celebrate than to enjoy one of those summer combo's that we never tire of. Throughout the Orihuela Costa a wide choice of fish and sea food is usually enjoyed by visitors at this time of year and thankfully 2020 looks like this treat will remain within our grasp. A busy night was witnessed by all who came to join Paco and his team – hopefully this will continue throughout the Summer months for...

Read more + 4 Jul 2020

Ready to tee off again ? Golf Courses begin to re-open on the Costa Blanca

Fortunately, golf here on the Orihuela Costa was one of the first sports allowed to be played as the early stages of the lockdown de-escalation began. Golf courses in the area were reopened in May and we are pleased to say that due to responsible behaviour and respect of the current Covid 19 rules in place, the re-opening has been a success. Of the 3 Quara courses, Villamartin has been the first to open to the public and members alike, which will be followed by La Finca Golf & Hotel Resort, scheduled to reopen at the end of July. Las Ramblas will be the last of the 3 courses to open and is expected to be fully reopen sometime in...

Read more + 1 Jul 2020

Jardines del Mar – Now open for the 2020 season

One of the most popular night life venues in Campoamor, Jardines del Mar, is now officially open for the summer season. The opening night on…. was a success as always with a great attendance for the first of many party nights here and is now open every day throughout the summer. Jardines del Mar has a unique atmosphere which showcases superb dj´s, professional dancers, fantastic cocktail bar, swimming pool and chillout areas, all set within attractive Mediterranean gardens. Watch out for further 'Summer updates' coming from the most popular 'costa' region in Spain.

Read more + 27 Jun 2020

Orihuela Costa beaches open with social distancing guidelines

New signage has been placed at most beach entrances and simple to follow guidelines are in place to control the Covid-19 situation and hopefully protect users of the beaches so that a return close to 'normality' can be enjoyed for the Summer ahead. Ball games are in the main not allowed, and neither are use of lilo's and inflatables. Beach users are being also asked to respect sensible social distancing when entering the beach and picking their location to 'plot up'. Life guards, 'virus control' agents and local police are all working together to ensure safe beach usage, and separate areas have been sectioned off for walking and sitting...

Read more + 22 Jun 2020

Beach fishing again – what a pleasure to live off the land / sea !!!

With the beaches open again on the Costa Blanca, we have seen a return to the ever-popular pastime of beach front sea fishing. Competitions are often organised in the late evenings once beach tourists depart, up and down the coastline and also an 'early bird' fisherman can be seen appearing on the beach as the sun rises nice and early to try their luck. One that we came across recently was very pleased with his early morning return of a dozen lovely 'Lubina' (Sea Bass) – which are quite often plentiful on the 'Orihuela Costa' - a little 'local' knowledge regarding the recent weather, sea conditions etc obviously help, but with...

Read more + 15 Jun 2020

News Flash - Orihuela Costa rated No 1 beach area in Spain

Spain has yet again finished top in the European ratings for its top quality award-winning beaches with ´Blue Flag' statuses. Blue Flag awards are given to beaches which have exceptional standards of cleanliness, their quality and purity of water in bathing areas. We are proud to say that here in the region of Alicante there have been a total of 86 blue flags awarded, the highest number of any individual province, with the Orihuela Costa area scoring the highest of all in the province with 11 individual blue flags of its own. Further detail will be released in the next few days - and will be shared here......

Read more + 11 Jun 2020

Spain records Europe's highest growth in property searches – May 2020

Nine weeks of lockdown, disappointment over cancelled holidays and a string of new Netflix releases filmed in dreamy overseas locations have triggered a dramatic surge in overseas home searches, according to property portal Rightmove. Online searches by UK residents for properties for sale abroad hit their highest point so far this year in May – 33 per cent up on the same month last year, it reported. Spain, France and Portugal have seen the greatest annual increases in popularity among Britons, the new Rightmove data shows, just as these European holiday favourites begin to navigate their way out of lockdown. Spanish territories are...

Read more + 10 Jun 2020

Spain enters phase III of release – 50% of the country now in the final phase

At the beginning of today, Monday 8 th of June, almost half of Spain entered into the phase III stage of lockdown release in which shopping centres have finally been able to re-open for business - something that has been long awaited by many in need of some retail therapy that simply can´t be found online. As the wheels of industry slowly turned back into action on this the first day of Phase III, shopping centres and main access roads to coastal resorts were seeing traffic build up again, something which shows that many more people now have the confidence to safely resume their normal daily activities. Traffic jams were reported in the...

Read more + 8 Jun 2020

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