Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ibiza, the world’s ONLY party destination

For the uninitiated Ibiza is well known as a major destination for party animals in the middle of the Mediterranean. For those who know, Ibiza is the ONLY party destination in the world, each summer it attracts huge numbers of people from every corner of Europe and the rest of the world, who want to dance the night away in what is easily the coolest club scene on the planet.

Since the late 70s and the resort town of San Antonio and its world-famous “West End” bar district has been a magnet for those who enjoy an unrivalled goodtime into the early hours. This area is predominantly frequented by huge numbers of young British people looking for a good time with a strong flavour of home.

Each summer the mega nightclubs of the island boom out the latest tunes from the hottest DJs in order to entice some of the millions of visitors to Ibiza into their particular musical dreamland. The hottest clubs include Amnesia, which at one time was an open-air club but now has a roof installed, the idea behind this seemed to be simply to enable them to crank up the volume, this is the summer home of Cream, which entices many young visitors to come back every night of the holiday.

If you think that size matters then Privilege is the club for you. The biggest nightclub on the planet still manages to get packed to the rafters every night of the week during the high season, this club even boasts its own swimming pool allowing revellers to cool down during a hard night’s partying.

Ibiza DJs

Located in a former aircraft hanger DC10 is not a small venue, it has a capacity of 1500 people and is famed for having an incredible sound system and many guest appearances by the world’s greatest DJs.

Perhaps the best-known nightclub brand in the world is Pascha, and their Ibiza venue rocks every night offering 3500 people the opportunity to listen to the best house music in one of its five huge rooms.

It is little surprise that the islands numero uno club is also regarded as the world’s number one club. Space has won every imaginable vote and award and accolade as being the very best place in the world to party.Ibiza Guys beach

It is little wonder therefore that the very best of the worlds DJs cannot let the summer pass without appearing at the club, especially at their famous ‘We Love Sundays’, this event is not for the fainthearted beginning at eight in the morning on Sundays and running until 6 AM on Monday morning.

Javea to Ibiza Travel Details

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Oceanographic Valencia’s stunning huge aquarium

Oceanographic Valencia amazing modern building

L’Oceanografic is a very large marine complex that represents 12 different marine habitats from around the world. It is a larger than life aquarium with sections that replicate oceans and seas across the planet to educate visitors about aquatic life. There are thousands of animals to be found within its walls. The complex is located in Valencia, Spain and is part of the huge City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia complex.

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Altea, a step away from Javea, and a step back in time

The rating of ‘Cultural Capital of the Valencia Region’ may sound a bit pretentious, but it’s fair to say that Altea, a relatively small town on the Costa Blanca about, 40km and 40 mins from Javea, is truly a world away from the crowded bustle of typical tourist beach resorts in the immediate area.

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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?


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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