How to Save Money Booking a Holiday to Javea

How to Save Money Booking a Holiday to Javea

Javea is a great place to select for a holiday. It has a vibrant, welcoming culture and plenty of great beaches to enjoy during the long, warm months. The town is also bustling with activities and there are plenty of places to eat and bars to keep you busy for weeks. More »

Javea Port Details- Video

Javea Port Details- Video

Any seaport town has some built-in attractions just by virtue of being located at the edge of an ocean, but from the perspective of a visitor looking for pure enjoyment, Javea’s is truly a port for all seasons and just about all reasons. More »

Javea Lighthouse – Cap de San Antoni – Video

Javea Lighthouse – Cap de San Antoni – Video

The figurative and literal highlight of Javea’s scenic views stands high above the town, looking out over the bay of Javea to the south, the gulf of Valencia to the north, the town of Denia and out in the distance on a clear day, the party island of Ibiza. More »

The stunning views from Mirador La Falzia Javea Video

The stunning views from Mirador La Falzia Javea Video

In Spanish, a mirador usually refers to a building that has turrets, balconies or similar that afford a great view. There are no turrets or windows, not even a building at Mirador la Falzia in Xabia; it is simply one of Javea’s most impressive viewpoints, which is saying quite a lot. More »

Club de Golf Ifach Costa Blanca Details – Video

Club de Golf Ifach Costa Blanca Details – Video

Golf courses, like people who golf, come in all shapes and sizes, and even personalities. Some courses are built with difficulty in mind, to challenge the skill of dedicated pros, some are built with the enjoyment of casual golfers in mind, inviting the non-pro to exercise his or her skills without being intimidated. More »

 

Guadalest Castle one hour, and a world away from Javea

view of Guadalest Castle spain

Visitors to the Costa Blanca, especially those from Northern Europe, tend to head straight for the sun, sand, and sea on the Mediterranean coast. This is entirely understandable and certainly not to be missed, but so many of those sun-and-fun-loving voyagers do miss a vital part of the area’s attractions. Just a little way inland from the coast lies some of Spain’s most stunning scenery and fascinating history.

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Javea Costa Blanca Expat Interview Jo Ivory

What is your name?

Jo Ivory

How old are you?

46

Where were you born?

London, UK

Were do you live now?

Javea, Costa Blanca

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Rules of the road in Spain

The roads are titled differently in Spain and it is important to know what type of route you are on at all times.

  • A motorway is called an autopista and will have an A or E before the number on any road signs. Often these are toll roads and carry with them a speed limit of 120kph.
  • A dual carriageway is called an autovia. Speed limits range between 80kph to 120kph.
  • The local highways are called Carretera Local. Speed limit is generally 100kph but can be much lower in some stretches.
  • The national highway is called the Carretera National and will be marked with an N or CN before any number on a sign. Speed limits range between 60kph and 100kph.
  • Country roads are called Carretera Camarcal and will be marked with a C before the number. Speed limits range between 80kph and 100kph.
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Natalia Hansson Costa Blanca Documentary filmmaker, Expat Interview

Natalia Hansson Costa Blanca Documentary filmmaker, Expat Interview

Here is an interview with Natalia Przybylska-Hansson, a well know face on the Northern Costa Blanca coast.

What is your name?

Natalia Hansson

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A Few Great Things to Do In Valencia City

Arts and sciences museum Valencia

Valencia is a charming city in itself to spend a week holidaying in with plenty of attractions, nightlife, and restaurants to make it accommodating to all types of visitors. The following is a list of the top ten things to do in Valencia to help make sure that your holiday to the city is one you will never forget.

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Rental Market in Javea and its Impact on Sales

I am a real estate agent in Javea, I started my business 7 years ago (2010) in the middle of the major downturn in property sales. I focused my business on long term rentals, during the recession this was a reasonably buoyant market.

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Valencia Airport Information

View of Valancia airport spain control tower

 Location of Valencia Airport

Since the Valencia Airport finished renovations at the end of 2007, it has been linked nicely too many transportation options so its physical location outside of Valencia in Manises is not quite the problem that it was before.

Located directly to the west of the city proper about eight kilometers along the Orange Blossom Coast, it is easily accessible off of the National Road N-220 connected by both the N-335 and A-3 local routes. From the airport you can easily get to Valencia as well as inland Spain or the Mediterranean resorts.

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The Spanish passion for Flamenco and Music

Enrique_Bunbury playing guitar black and white

An authentic southern Spanish art form, Flamenco music can be best explained by dividing it into three forms – Cane the song, Baile the dance, and Guitarra the guitar. Many diverse cultural countries once dominated Spain therefore Spanish music has been influenced by a myriad of cultures, for example, the fathers of Spanish music could easily be the Gypsies, other influences included the Tartessos and the Muslims.

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Moors and Christians Festival Javea

Javea Moors and Christians Festival Javea

In the history of Spain and Spanish civilization there were enough violent actions with dramatic conquests and defeats to make a fantastic computer game, or better still, a fabulous Festival. Spaniards in general tend to be enthusiastic, adventurous and volatile; perhaps it has something to do with the climate. Far more than weather, however, the historical heritage of today’s Spanish people is a huge factor, which also accounts for one of the most beloved and elaborate of Spain’s many festivals.

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Saint Bartolome the ancient Church Javea

Saint Bartolome Church Javea Arch above doorway

In the long history of the town of Xabia, or Javea, different cultures have exerted their influence on the land, the architecture and the customs. Much of that legacy has been lost to the wear and tear of time and the incursion of successive dominions, but some of the landmarks left behind have endured for many centuries. One of the most notable of these is the Iglesia-Fortaleza de San Bartolomé or Saint Bartolome Church-Fortress.

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