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So many children (and adults too) have had to celebrate their birthdays in lockdown over the last few weeks and the younger they are the harder is it to explain that they
A step in the right direction for our quarantined kids We have now received confirmation that the lockdown in Spain has been extended until May 9th as expected
This castle is absolutely stunning, definitely the most well preserved castle we have ever been to and its free to visit too. The view’s from the top of the castle are breathtaking, looking out over Alicante city and the Mediterranean sea.
Well worth a visit if you are in the area or staying near by.
There Is free parking if you drive up to the castle, its rather steep but access is easy and there is also a lift from the bottom of the castle, accessed just off the main road, if you are visiting by foot
We absolutely love this park, Parque del milino agua, its definitely our favourite nature park locally. The name translates in English to Watermill Park and there is an old water pump located at the entrance to the park which would have been used many years ago
We LOVE this park, it’s very picturesque with lovely flowers always blooming along the exterior walls, a beautiful large lake teaming with wildlife and the showstopper is the Large Dragon slide in the well equipped play area.
The Park is dedicated to the European nations, the Lake and small islands are designed in the shape of Europe and the European flags fly proudly from within the lake too.
My friend in Spain - Your friend in Spain When we first heard about the innovative concept behind My Friend in Spain we knew instantly that this n
Talking to a currency specialist is the smart way to make sure you get the best exchange rate (and more money in the bank for you!)
These unprecedented times are challenging for all of us. If you’re selling your home in Spain and want to move your money back to the UK, you’ll probably have noticed that the currency markets are more volatile than ever.
It's a difficult time for parents who are trying to homeschool their children for the first time whilst keeping them happy and stress free during this difficult time.
A lot of us parents are also trying to work from home and its not easy to find time to fit it all in, even if we are in quarantine.
As we all know, life feels very different right now as the Coronavirus takes hold on the world with many countries suffering a huge number of confirmed cases and more fatalities than we could ever have imagined.
I really admire the amazing community spirit seen in our region and all over Spain in the last 10 days since the Coronavirus, Covid-19 lock down began, I am very proud to call Spain my home.
Rojales Caves - Cuevas del Rodeo The cave houses are a real hidden gem in Rojales, a true architectural underground masterpiece. Many of the caves have been beautifu
Parque Reina Sofia is located just outside the center of Guardamar Del Segura. There is an abundance of nature within the park, picturesque ponds of water that run down from the highest point of the park into a larger pond at the bottom. It also has a great play area for the children which is very well maintained.
These Curry On Cooking kits are going down a treat in Alicante markets and exhibitions
Christmas in Spain is a very special time of year. Spain celebrates Christmas with food, drink, music and a lot of laughter.
Award-winning film director and producer Normann Bjorvand's is shooting crime thriller State of Prey in Spain. Much of this film's made on the Costa Blanca.
Visit Alicante's Myths and Legends. Discover more about the incredible province of Alicante.
Oh, the bliss of going barefoot on the sand. But are your feet ready for summer? With Tropic beauty products they will be.
Tropic beauty products are made with lush natural, plant-based ingredients which nourish the skin. Tropic Skincare is also vegan and cruelty-free.
Looking for places to eat in Denia? Head for the trendy food hotspot that is Els Magazinos in the historic heart of Denia
Cranberry, strawberry, blueberry, blackcurrant and raspberry seed oils; aloe vera; sweet orange and grapefruit; rosehip oil... This reads like a very hip and healthy shop
Tropic Skincare ticks all the right boxes. It smells delicious, Feels wonderful. Is Vegan. Cruelty-Free. Freshly-Made and Natural
Kevin of TAC Tabletop Wargaming Club talks about the healthy wargaming scene in Spain. Want to play tabletop wargames on the Costa Blanca? Here's how . . .
Get ready to have your senses blown away during the fiesta of Las Fallas in Valencia. The fallas in Valencia is one of the biggest, craziest fiestas ever.
There’s no need to go all the way to Memphis for an Elvis fix. You can see Elvis in Alicante!
Take Van Gogh’s masterpieces and make them huge! Add music, lights and action. The Van Gogh Alive Alicante exhibition is the exciting new way to appreciate art.
One of the smallest primates in the world and an endangered species has successfully had a baby at Terra Natura in Benidorm
Let's enjoy Denia for the beautiful town it is - by seeing the Costa Blanca town as a work of art!
Alicante housesitting and petsitting on the Costa Blanca means you can enjoy your holidays knowing your furballs are being well cared for
You've worked hard to save money in investments or pensions to enjoy your life in Spain. Do you know if it's working as hard for you as it should?
Come and see how the animals at Terra Natura Benidorm have fun sniffing out their food.
What a colourful new addition at Terra Natura Benidorm. This wonderful zoo in Benidorm is home to some very interesting animals from around the world. Come and meet Toca the Toucan
Two pairs of devil frogs and red-eyed frogs join the exotic creatures at Terra Natura Benidorm
The exotic animals at Terra Natura Benidorm are tucked up in straw beds with electric radiators and tasty hot food to keep them warm in winter.
“Our oceans are under attack” – Wendy Schmidt
Hercules v Elche - Who will win through to the next round of the Copa del Rey?
Edu Albacar comes out of retirement to aid his beloved Elche
While in Alicante we'd certainly recommend going to a football match. The atmosphere is incredible plus you may spot some potential stars of the future.
Twenty chefs with 15 Michelin stars, including Quique Dacosta will be taking part in the first D*NA Gastronomy Festival in Denia.
Get ready to say Awww when you meet the new babies at Terra Natura Benidorm...
The world's best veteran golfers will be competing in the PGA Senior 2018...
Bous a la mar - or bulls to the sea - is a tradition which has been held in Spain for many years. Bous a la mar in Denia is part of the Festa Major festivities in July.
Spain reigns in the 24th Costa Blanca Cup - one of the finest youth football tournaments in Europe...
Looking at tourism and places of interests through the eyes of 100 teenagers in the Alicante province....
Could your health be written in the stars? Find out which long-term diseases are related to which birth months, according to Alicante University researchers.
With Spain all set for a sizzling summer, could slapping on the sunscreen do more harm than good? Let's look at both sides of the argument
Summer madness takes on a whole new meaning during the hogueras de Alicante fiesta and the bonfires of Saint John....
The fallas in Valencia, Gandia, and Denia - among other towns - is a noisy, spectacular fiesta of fire, art, music and mascletas
Spain's beaches and mountains are a playground for all types of sports...
Let the experts deal with the bureaucrats so you can spend more time enjoying life in Spain...
Spain's second largest pilgrimage is held in Alicante. The Santa Faz pilgrimage is a rare chance to see the Veil of Veronica.
Summertime and the living is easy Where better to chill to cool music than by the beach?
Cyclists taking part in the gruelling Tour of Spain or La Vuelta a Espana 2017 will once more be passing through scenic routes in the Alicante region.
Many professional teams have been enjoying pre-season training in the Alicante region. You can follow in their tread to explore the beautiful coast and mountains in this
Once again intrepid sailors will be preparing for the challenge of the high seas in the most challenging sporting event in the world, which starts in Alicante.
Palm trees take on a religious significance in Spain
"If there are a few dolphins, they'll often start playing with the boat. The faster the boat goes, the more they play."
Transport along the coast line is excellent with a slow train linking Alicante with Denia in the north, buses to every town, and good roads running alongside the coast.
Jalon Valley is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year but it's extra special when the fields are full of blossom creating a pink and white paradise. But do you k
With much of Spain, including the Alicante region, enjoying more than 320 days of sunshine every year, it makes sense to harness this power for electricity.
My Guide Alicante caught up with the finalists on judging day in Javea and they all had one piece of advice for anyone thinking of working or setting up a business
It's time to try horchata, a lovely refreshing drink from Valencia which is surprisingly tasty and good for you too....
Liverpool legends Steve McMahon and Roy Evans take a football training session in Alicante...
The Motorbike Challenge will see the Bull Boys bike around Spain, avoiding motorways, in their latest challenge to raise money for cancer research.
The EU referendum and the vote for Brexit has raised many questions by UK expats and holiday home-owners in Spain. Alicante legal firm Pellicer & Heredia has answered
Syd Little talks about his love of Spain but why the northern lights are brighter
Are you entitled to free health care in Spain? What to do if you're not
Centre-half says more British players should look to Spain to improve their game
Impress guests with a private chef or by learning new cookery skills
"Finding a corner of beauty in our lives"
Alicante promotes itself as a top spot for health tourism
Relax, recuperate and rewind the ageing process in style
Staying in touch by phone and internet - Plus keeping up with the soaps and sports
Benidorm Pride is a great chance to enjoy the last of the summer with music, parties and a parade
Are you up for the Mirador Challenge in Javea?
Award-winning wines for less than a fiver and craft ales made with fruit, honey or sea water
Enjoy life in Alicante in your brand-new property by the sea or the golf course
One development has direct access to the sea
Residents, fishermen and sailing groups unite in protest against fracking off the Alicante coast
Superb residential care complexes and resorts in one of the healthiest places in the world
The Arabs shaped the region's architecture, agriculture, culture and cuisine
Santa's secret links to the city by the sea. Santa Claus lives in Alicante where his elves are hard at work making Christmas toys.
Alicante rings out for Christmas and New Year
Football is a great ice-breaker, lovely way to make new friends and pick up some Spanish vocabulary!...
Some curious collections & fascinating exhibits
Torrevieja Sports Complex is one of the finest in Europe, attracting players from far and wide
Traditional crafts including wicker furniture and guitar-making thrive in Gata de Gorgos
Train meanders through rugged mountains and along the stunning Costa Blanca coastline
Sea salt spells success in the south Costa Blanca
Release your inner child with a fun-packed family holiday on the Costa Blanca
Feast your eyes (and stomachs) on a selection of Spanish treats
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