Monthly Archives: February 2017

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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A Few Fun Spain FAQs

seagull against setting sun

Known for the bullfights, the world-class cuisine and its intoxicating culture, Spain is considered to be one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The country caters to hundreds of tourists flocking its shores year after year. But before you head out to this part of the world, here are some interesting facts that you should know about the country and Spanish culture that will make you appreciate that visit even more.

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Canal de la Fontana a tiny bit of Venice in Javea

View along Canal_de_la_Fontana,_Javea

The Canal de la Fontana runs through the community of Javea and was formally the Rio Gorgos river mouth before it was diverted to the Port area. While the Canal is quite scenic and adds charm for sure to the streets of the city, it also has a practical use as it has been utilised for over five decades to moor small boats. In fact, small boats line the sides of the Canal that has been recently been remodelled. The end result is more space for practical use and more decorative banks and bridges to make it a more pedestrian friendly area.

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Javea Property Rental Market

rural villa Javea Spain

Spain has enticed Northern Europeans for decades with the promise of a more relaxed way of life in the sun. With over 60 million tourists visiting Spain every year the countries short term and holiday rental market is defying the property market downturn and continuing to grow.

The ownership side of the property market has cooled down since the worldwide recession after an impressive 10 year boom. However, it`s a different story with holiday and short term rental showing a healthy and strong market.

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Costa Blanca Expat Interview Joe Reed Adrenaline Junkie

What is your name?

Joe Reed

How old are you?

30

Where were you born?

Torquay, UK

Were do you live now?

Altea, Costa Blanca

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Terra Mitica Theme Park Benidorm Costa Blanca

Terra Mitica Theme Park Benidorm Costa Blanca ride

A truly ambitious theme park, Terra Mitica is another addition to Benidorm’s long list of attractions for kids and adults of any nationality and tastes. There may even be some educational value snuck in there; ancient cultures are incorporated into hair-raising rides and shows with various ethnic costumes and designs, all of which are highly entertaining whether they’re authentic or not.

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Cala Blanca Beach Javea, a hidden gem

tide pool Cala Blanca Beach Javea Costa Blanca

Amongst Javea’s many lovely beaches, the Playa Cala Blanca rates on many lists as the most beautiful of them all. Though quite small (about 300 metres long and eight metres wide) it lies within a rocky cove that shelters some of the clearest and most alluring water anywhere on the Mediterranean.

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Javea Costa Blanca Expat Interview Louise Catterall

What is your name?

Louise Catterall
How old are you?

37
Where were you born?

Plymouth, UK
Were do you live now?
Sagra, Costa Blanca

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Arenal Beach Javea’s water Playground

Javea has been blessed with more than its share of gorgeous shoreline, but for the quintessential beach qualities dear to the hearts of Northern Europeans in general, Arenal Beach stands head and shoulders above all the rest. Arenal has everything a beach-lover could want, with the possible exception of those who prefer solitude with their sand, sun and clear, clean salt water.

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Benissa & Jalon Valley The Place to Live & Visit TV-Documentary Full Video Here

Here is another professional video from the team of Director Torben Thøger and presenter Natalia Hansson from UP NOW Costa Blanca   This time they turn their attention to the Jalon Valley and the inland town of Benissa.

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