June 2008 Archive

Restaurant Salamanca, Jalon

This restaurant is a family run concern and is in Calle Salamanca, Jalon.

It used to be a wine bodega, is 200 years old and is very tastefully renovated and during the summer you can dine on the terrace under the grape vines.

The menu of the house is €14.95 and there is also an a la carte menu. The menu includes home made chicken liver and port pate, honey roasted goats cheese on a bed or red peppers or homemade soup. Main courses include duck breast served in a cranberry orange and ginger sauce, beef and Guinness casserole, fillet salmon on a bed of spinach, topped with smoked salmon and lobster sauce. Vegetarian dishes are also available and the chef will cater for dietary requirements if requested when booking. There is a good selection of home made desserts.

The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday evenings from 7.0 p.m. till late, also Sunday lunch from 12.0 to 3.0 p.m.

To make a booking telephone 96 648 0430 or 628 538 323

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Posted by on 06/23/2008 17:04:00

Gardeners Circle, Teulada

For anyone interested in gardening on the Costa Blanca this is a fantastic club.

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Casa Cultura, Teulada and commences at 2.30 p.m. The autumn programme is as follows:


1st October Cactus & Succulents
stems climbing plants stems different variegated foliage.

5th November
Pacific Coast Irises
Stems different berries Different autumn flowers.

3rd December
Plant protection
Natural table decoration with one candle

7th January
Christmas quiz Photo competition

My favourite corner of the garden. 1.

Single plant or flower. 2.

Water in the garden. 3.

There is no joining fee but at each meeting there is a charge of €4

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Posted by on 06/23/2008 17:02:00

Bus Service Alicante Airport / Benidorm

There is now a scheduled bus service between Benidorm and Alicante. This leaves at the ALSA Station in the Avenida Europa, Benidorm. Book your tickets at the ALSA Station. The bus departs from Benidorm at 8.0 a.m. 12.0 a.m., 4.0 p.m. and 8.0 p.m. every day. The bus departs from Alicante Airport at 9.0 a.m., 12 .0 a.m., 1.0 p.m., 3.0 p.m., 4.0 p.m.,. 5.0 p.m. 7.0.p.m. and 9.0 p.m. every day.

The fare is €7.0 single and €14.0 return.

It is advisable to double check all times by telephone on 902 423 22 42.

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Posted by on 06/23/2008 17:01:00

Altea Market

This market is probably one of the largest on the Costa Blanca and is held on Tuesday mornings.

There is a splendid variety of items ranging from shoes, bags, hats, curtain materials, beach and other cushions, jewellery, hams and cheeses, cameras, sun-glasses, toys, etc.

There is also a separate vegetable and plant market.

The main market is situated at the back of the town away from the sea.

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Posted by on 06/23/2008 16:59:00

El Andaluz Moraira

For a pleasant evening with dinner and entertainment the El Andaluz has lots to offer.

This restaurant is situated next door to the large pottery shop on the new roundabout just past the Paichi Garden Centre as you take the road to Benitachell.

Most Saturdays there is a flamenco show, on Thursday evenings there is a singer/entertainer and on Friday evenings there is a male vocalist. The programme can change so it is worth telephoning, 96 649 0151.

The menu is quite reasonably priced.

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Posted by on 06/23/2008 16:57:00

Music at the Manor House Benidoleig

On 29th June, there is a Candlelight picnic with music at the Manor House, Benidoleig.

Dress up and take along a picnic in the private and exclusive gardens of Casa Santonja in Beniarbeig for a fantastic evening of entertainment.

You will receive a champagne cocktail welcome and then invited to enjoy your candlelight picnic to an overture by concert pianist and Musical Director, Anthony Castro, followed by exclusive appearances of Graham Bickley and Mary Carewe, who will perform a complete programme of musical entertainment ranging from London and Broadway musicals to concert hall classics.

Gastes open at 5.30 p.m. and the concert commences at 7.30 p.m. Table seating and advance reservations only, bar facilities with waiter service. Ample parking.

Tickets: Adults €45, children under 14 years €30.

Book on line www.littleblackdressevents.eu/box-office.html or tel. Marcella 605843917 or Heidi 610298190

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Posted by on 06/19/2008 16:54:00

Fiesta of San Juan

Every year during the last week of June the fiesta of San Juan takes place in several villages, including Benissa, Els Poblets, Javea, Oliva, Torrevieva and the largest one is in Alicante.

This begins on Friday, 20th June in Alicante, with large giant processions in the town hall square, followed by loud gunpowder display in the Plaza de los Luceros. At midtnight there is the setting up of the statues and official opening of the fiesta with firework display.

Saturday, 21st June sees the judging of the giants, followed by more gunpowder displays and offering of flowers.

Sunday, 22nd June there are more parades and processions, and in the evening an open air disco in Barracas and Racos districts, commencing at 23.00 hours.

Monday, 23rd June, more processions and at 21.00 hours there is a folklore dance parade, followed by open air disco.

Tuesday, 24th June, similar to above and at 18.30 hours there is bull –running followed by burning of the statues and a firework display to end the fiesta.

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Posted by on 06/19/2008 16:53:00

Denia Sant Pere Fiestas 28-29 June

There will be open air dances and street theatre in the old fishermen’s quarters on the 28th and 29th June.

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Posted by on 06/19/2008 16:51:00

Traditional Flamenco in Abanilla

Abanilla is a very old village with friendly people and on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays there is a traditional flamenco held in a Gipsy Cave-

Entrance with meal is €32, admission 8.0 p.m., entrance only is €15, including a jug of sangria. admission 8.45 p.m. The show starts at 9.30 p.m. and ends at 11.30 p.m.

The owner of the cave speaks several languages and will give a brief talk about the history of flamenco.

This is the real Spain and real flamenco.

Directions, Take the A 7 motorway towards Murcia, exit Orihuela-Benferri. Take Beniferri up to Abanilla. In Abanilla you will see a statue of Jesus Christ on a mountain, in that mountain you will find La Tona gypsy cave.

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Posted by on 06/11/2008 16:49:00

Javea Sports Courses

There are sports courses in Javea for children.

On Tuesdays at the Graull School in Javea, there is skating and on Saturdays there are sports courses at Arenal Beach.

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Posted by on 06/11/2008 16:48:00