Blog Category: Local area


Wines and Vineyards of Murcia

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Local area, Travel and Tourism.

Just a short drive from the Orihuela Costa, the Murcia region is home to three DO wines, which are wines that comply to various conditions for production, these wines are Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla. Vines are said to have been introduced to the region by the Phoenicians in ancient times. Murcia’s winemaking reputation has been somewhat inconsistent through the centuries…. Read more »

Carthaginians & Roman Festival September 2018 in Cartagena

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There are many fiestas in Spain but not many bring history alive in a such a way as the Murcian city of Cartagena in September when they cover two-hundred years of history during the Carthaginians & Romans Festival. This festival isn’t serious however, it is vibrant, entertaining, informative and for all the family, not only those interested in history.  It… Read more »

The New Legal Procedure for Holiday Rentals (Valencia Region)

Posted and filed under Businesses in Spain, General Articles of Interest, Legal Issues in Spain, Local area.

You may recall last year that we posted an article about the new law that it is obligatory for all owners letting out properties as holiday lets in the Valencia region with no official agent to apply for a tourist licence  (we can only comment on our area). Please see this article on tourism licences A client has now suggested to us… Read more »

Discover the Oceanografic in Valencia…

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What is the Oceanografic? This is one of the most famous and interesting places to visit in Valencia with its magnificent modern structures in the form of nine different towers. A great place to visit in Valencia especially with the children or grandkids. The Oceanografic is situated in the East of Valencia and forms part of the cultural complex of the… Read more »

Shock Sunday Closing Zenia Boulevard, Habaneras and Supermarkets

Posted and filed under In the Spanish News, Local area, Newsletters, Travel and Tourism.

Many Shoppers got a shock this week finding that the Zenia Boulevard and Habaneras shops were now closed on a Sunday after years of being opened virtually every day. This is because in March 2015 a law was passed to limit Sunday opening and weekly opening hours, which would not come into effect until March 2018, which is why many… Read more »

The Nickelodeon Theme Park in Murcia

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Did you know about the Nickelodeon Theme Park in Murcia? This adventure theme park for children recently opened on the 1st of December 2017. It is located inside the Thader shopping centre in Murcia (opposite the Nueva Condomina shopping centre) on the ground floor with 5,000 square metres of fun and games for you and your little ones! Get the chance… Read more »

Medieval Market Orihuela 2018

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One of my favourite events in Spain, when my son was younger, was the Medieval market in Orihuela. In 2018, the Orihuela Medieval Market will take place the 2nd, 3rd and 4th February. It is one of the biggest medieval markets in Spain and covers an area of approx. 5 kilometres.  Once you get to Orihuela it is not difficult to park or… Read more »

Yoga on the Southern Costa Blanca

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If you are looking for a yoga centre on the Southern Costa Blanca, we highly recommend the 5 Elements Reiki and Yoga centre in Campoamor. Personally, if I could go back in time to give advice to my younger self, I would tell myself that starting yoga early is a wise decision. It would be of benefit to me all… Read more »

Opera and Ballet on the Southern Costa Blanca

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If you are a ballet and opera lover then read on… Do you miss having the opportunity to watch performances of ballet and opera?  Would you like to introduce your children to some of the classic ballets like The Nutcracker? Last night I discovered that a small cinema in Los Alcázares is showing opera and ballet performances in HD from… Read more »

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