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 Monday 23rd June 2008

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:

Date
Competition

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 Monday 23rd June 2008

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 Monday 23rd June 2008

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 Monday 23rd June 2008

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 Monday 23rd June 2008

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 Thursday 19th June 2008

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 Thursday 19th June 2008

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 Thursday 19th June 2008

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 Wednesday 11th June 2008

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 Wednesday 11th June 2008

Guided Tours of Vineyards and Wineries

There are two bodegas which offer traditional home made meals, walks around the vineyards, wine tasting and harvesting.

The first one is Bodegas Castano in Ctra.- Fuentealamo, 3, Yecla, Murcia, tel. 96 879 11 15 and the second one is Bodegas Sierra Salinas at Paraje del Puerto s/n, Villena, Alicante, tel. 96 980 12 71.

The day starts with a walk around the vineyards, then a tour at the winery, attended by an expert. During the visit there will be opportunity to taste award winning wines as well as having a traditional home made meal, accompanied by a good variety of wines. .

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Posted by on Wednesday 11th June 2008

Free Spanish Conversation in Calpe

The libreria Europa Bookshop, Calle/Oscar, Espla 2, Calpe hold free one hour conversation on Tuesdays, 17.30 – 18.30 hours.

The shop is situated on the left hand side just past Galeries Aitana in the Gabriel Miro, going up the hill..

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Posted by on Tuesday 10th June 2008

Programme for Javea International Festival

Every year there is an International Festival in Javea and this year, 2008, it begins on Thursday, 12th July. There will be 27 countries and associations showing their diverse culture and cuisine.

The festival lasts for three days and takes place on Avenida Agusta.

There will be a main stage to enjoy theatre groups, jazz bands, ethnic music and other music. The event is free of charge.

Thursday, 12th June:

19.00 Musicians from the French city of Albi in typical costumes. 19.30 Greeting in each language by participating countries. 20.15 Acrobatic Pizza. 20.15 Entertainment by Ronald McDonald. 21.30 Entertainment by students from Valerie Jean Stage School 22.30 Parade by the Moors and Christians of Javea 23.00 Rock band Dark Hose.

Friday, 13th June.

Parade by French Musicians 20.00 Acrobatic Pizza 20.30 Performance by dance group En Danza 21.300 Dance of Fire from Brazil 22.30 Hungarian group music 23.30 Music from Uruguay 00.00 Classic rock.

Saturday, 14th June

Workshops for all children from 5 to 12 years. From 12.00 until 14.00 and 16.00 to 18.00 18.30 Parade by French musicianss 19.30 Acrobatic Pizza Performances by pupils of Javea schools 20.30 Jazz with Hot Dogs 21.30 Parade of Moors and Christians of Javea 23.30 Performance by Enric Peidro and the Cuitat Bib Band

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Posted by on Sunday 8th June 2008

New Foreign Office in Altea

There will be a new foreign office for expatriates due to open this summer in Altea

This is hoping to cut queues at the Alicante and Valencia offices and is at present under construction in Calle San Isidro Labrador.

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Posted by on Sunday 8th June 2008

Moraira Market

This market is on Friday mornings and is situated in the large main car park by the new Town Hall.

There are a variety of vegetable stalls, flower and plant stalls, egg stall, cheese and ham stall, all along the side furthest away from the sea.

Then there are stalls selling shoes, handbags, curtain materials, bedding, table cloths, jewellery, clothes, children·s clothes, a second hand book stall, pottery and a stall selling small pieces of furniture.

You can also have a coffee or snack at the bottom end of the market, with tables and chairs.

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Posted by on Sunday 8th June 2008

La Montaneta Walk Lliber

This is an easy walk lasting about one and a half hours starting and finishing in Lliber and circles the hill, Montaneta just behind the village.

Lliber is a typical Spanish village and is just off the main tourist route on the road from Jalon to Senija and Gata de Gorgos. The village has an ancient church, with stations of the cross and friendly bars.

To begin start in the Plaza M ajor and walk east to find Calle St Juan which leads to Calle Virgin and becomes a concrete road as it climbs steadily across the southern slopes of Montaneta. Pass between villas and some old fincas and at the top of this road, just before you reach the motor road to Gata, and turn to the left to descend gently along the northern flank of the hill back towards the Jalon.

The track dips and then rises right before resuming its westerly course under the slopes of Montaneta. Ignore the path down to the river and continue round the Montaneta. You will see Montgo in the distance. Continue along the path which will bring you back to Lliber.

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Posted by on Sunday 8th June 2008

L'Amacera Restaurant in Teulada

This restaurant changed hands a few months ago and is possibly one of the best value restaurants in the area.

There is a menu del dia, served lunch times for €12 including VAT and in the evening for €15. This is three courses and a drink and the cooking is superb. There is a good selection of very well cooked fresh vegetables plus the presentation of the food is excellent.

There is also an a la carte menu called taste of the world. Three courses cost €24.95 including VAT or two courses cost €19.95

On Wednesday evenings there is music from 9.30 p.m.

The restaurant is situated at the end of the dual carriageway in Teulada, furthest from Moraira and lays back on the left hand side.

Telephone 96 574 12 14.

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Posted by on Sunday 8th June 2008

Benidorm Keep Fit

A new exercise area on the Levante Beach in Benidorm is available every Tuesday. The special exercise equipment is aimed mainly for the elderly, to allow them to carry out gymnastic exercises in the open air and is part of a 12 million euro project that will eventually see similar equipment installed in other coastal resorts.

There are six pieces of exercise equipment in Benidorm which will allow people to strengthen their upper and lower bodies, stomach and back.

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Posted by on Sunday 8th June 2008

Jalon Rastro Car Boot Market

This market is held on Saturday mornings and is roughly a mile long. There are many interesting stalls, selling pottery, second hand goods, clothes, jewellery, scarves, handbags, underwear, many antique stalls, etc.

There is a car park behind the Mas y Mas car park at a small charge.

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Posted by on Sunday 8th June 2008

Calpe Port Fish Restaurant

A delightful evening can be spent in one of the restaurants at the fish port in Calpe.

These restaurants are all along one side of the road opposite the Fish Auction house and specialise mainly in fish dishes, although other dishes are available.

Each restaurant has a fantastic display of fresh fish dishes, giving you an idea of what to choose. There are displays containing all fish, for example, lobster, oysters, sardines, sole, salmon, etc. or you can choose a three course menu del dia with a bottle of wine between two people for only €8.60 plus VAT.

Each restaurant vies for your custom, offering you a glass of sangria and a tit-bit to entice you to choose their restaurant.

It is normally not necessary to book, just go along and have a browse before trying one of them.

The other plus is that you are right by the beach and on a summer evening this is very enjoyable

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Posted by on Sunday 8th June 2008

Car Boot (Rastro) Pedreguer

This market is open on Sunday mornings and is situated just off the N332 on the left hand side driving north. It is about l mile long and there are stalls selling second hand and new goods.

Examples are bric-a-brac, plants, books, clothes, sun glasses, linen, shoes, leather goods, jewellery, hats, gifts, sun glasses etc. There is a coffee and drinks stall with tables and chairs.

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Posted by on Sunday 8th June 2008

Sataris Restaurant in Moraira

For a special evening out this is a very good restaurant.

It is situated in Calle Dakar, Moraira, opposite the new Mas y Mas on the coast road towards Calpe.

The set menu is €19.0 which includes three courses. Starters include goats cheese with bacon and a beautiful dressing, salads, avocados, melon and serrano ham, soup, etc. Main courses are lamb, sole, pork and other dishes and there is usually one or two specials for the evening. The house wine is an exceptionally good Marques Concordia but is a little expensive at €13.

Sataris is open every night except Wednesday from 6.30 p.m. till late.

Tel. 96 574 7134.

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Posted by on Wednesday 4th June 2008

Red Cross Shop in Benitachell

This shop is open Mondays to Fridays from 10.0 p.m. – 1.0 p.m. They have a large selection of good second hand clothes, plus bric-a-brac, videos and C.D.s, books and other items.

If you wish to sell anything they will do this for you and you receive 70 per cent of the money obtained.

The shop is situated on the left hand side at the top of the hill as you approach Benitachell from Moraira

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Posted by on Wednesday 4th June 2008

Mapa Social Club in Benitachell

This club is open to everyone and is a very enthusiastic club with many activities.

It is situated in the new premises in Benitachell, at Edificio Moli no. 2 on the corner of Carrer Les Escole and Cami de L·Abiar.

To join the club the fee is €25 per year, payable 1st September but anyone wishing to join at other times pays a pro-rata joining fee.

Club mornings are Fridays and there is a bar, a library of books and films and lunches are available.

On Saturday, 7th June there is a quiz night and these are held frequently.

Tuesday evenings is a whist evening and Thursdays is a crib evening.

There will be tuition for card games on Mondays, time to be announced.

On 11th June there is a summer fayre, a tombola stall and a bring and buy stall. Lunch and drinks will be available.

On 14th June there is a social evening.

There are also many other activities.

If you wish to have a look around and chat to existing members please call any Friday between 11.30 a.m. and 2.0 p.m.

For further information please telephone 96 649 08 40

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Posted by on Wednesday 4th June 2008

Lidl Supermarkets on the Costa Blanca

There are Lidl supermarkets situated in Calpe,( on the right hand side of the N332 travelling towards Benissa, just before you arrive at the main roundabout), Calpe, (drive along the coast road from Moraira and when you arrive at the first Mercadona on the right hand side continue past until you come to the signpost on the right hand side), and Denia (this is situated on the left hand side of the dual carriageway as you arrive at Denia from the N332).

These supermarkets are extremely reasonable in price for almost everything, for example wines, beers, dry goods, vegetables, usually of good quality, dairy products, soap products, etc.

Also, every week they feature various other items for sale and each week there is a theme, for example, beach ware, kitchen appliances, fishing gear, artist materials, bathroom fittings, cameras, etc.

To find out what is on offer each week the Costa Blanca News features three pages of advertisements. Lidl will supply bags but charge for them so it is worth taking a few bags with you.

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Posted by on Wednesday 4th June 2008

Las Vegas Restaurant in Teulada

This is a very enjoyable Spanish restaurant, opposite the Town Hall in Teulada.

The price of the meal is governed by the main course and all are reasonable priced, starting at about €12 Euros for three courses and a bottle of wine for two.

There is a choice of lamb, salmon, fish, lamb, and others and all very well served with vegetables.
A tit-bit is served before the starters, and the starters are all good. Telephone 96 574 0341.

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Posted by on Wednesday 4th June 2008

Javea Computer Club

For anyone living on the Costa Blanca and who is interested in computers this is a fantastic club.

It is a most enthusiastic and helpful club and they meet three days a week from 9.30 a.m. until about 1.0 p.m.

Mondays is a general club morning with coffee, chat and mutual help. If you have any problems with your computer and take in either the lap top or tower there is always someone there to help you and solve the problem. Also you can use the internet free of charge.

Tuesdays are special interest groups and beginners courses.

Thursday is reserved for special presentations, (e.g. geneology, photography, etc.) or workshops.

To join come along to the club, joining fee is €30 and €18 per year and when you go any morning it is just €1.0 per couple.

The club is on the right hand at the end of the big new development of Arenal Beach. They are the last doorway down on the left.

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Posted by on Wednesday 4th June 2008

Iceland Supermarket in Benissa

For anyone who needs English products this supermarket sells a huge amount of items.

It is situated on the N332 on the right hand side, driving towards Benissa, just before the main roundabout.

They have a numerous amount of frozen cabinets with ready made meals, meat from the U.K., plus there is a large selection of dry goods, vegetables, and other items.

Some of the prices are in pounds.

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Posted by on Wednesday 4th June 2008

Country Breaks on the Costa Blanca

For anyone living in the Costa Blanca, a week away in the mountains is a delightful change.

Two such properties are the Casas Rurales in Benimeli, Alicante. The first one, “El Sequer” is a charming self-catering holiday cottage for four persons, nestled amongst orange groves on the outskirts of the small village of Benimeli, a small typical Spanish village between the Segaria mountains and the Jalon valley.

It is only 10 kilometres from the beaches between Denia and Oliva and 6 kilometres from the A-7 motorway exit and half way between Valencia and Alicante. It is the perfect starting point for visiting other inland areas, and the rest of the Valencian Community.

El Sequer is a farmhouse, beautifully restored and has two double bedrooms, one with full bathroom with whirlpool bath, spacious and cosy living-dining area with fireplace. Fully equipped kitchen, outside porch with panoramic valley and mountain views. Secluded garden with private swimming pool, barbeque area and fruit orchard.

The second property “Xaymaca” is a 19thC Spanish house, beautifully restored for self catering for four to eight people, also located in Benimeli. It has four double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom, two spacious living rooms with wood burning stoves, one dining room for 8 people, fully equipped, rustic style kitchen. There is an open courtyard with fountain and plants for alfresco meals, garden with large private swimming pool, covered porch, barbeque, fruit orchard, mountain views.

For further details, telephone 96 642 40 56 or 626 200017 .

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Posted by on Wednesday 4th June 2008

Moraira Cactus Garden Restaurant

This is an English restaurant, serving excellent food. It is situated on Cabo San Antonio 7, Moraira which is on the left hand side driving from the Ampolla beach on the coast road and just before the Da Vinci Restaurant.

The food is well cooked and very generous, either two, three or four courses and very reasonably priced, from approximately €12 Euros with a bottle of wine for two.

Telephone 96 574 8522.

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Posted by on Wednesday 4th June 2008

Calpe Market

This market is held on Saturday mornings and is one of the most extensive on the Costa Blanca.

If you take the coast road from Moraira, drive to Calpe, past the garage on the right hand side and continue up the hill towards Alicante for about another two hundred yards.

You can park in the Eroski car park on the right hand side and walk up the hill for about 150 metres and you are then at the beginning of the market.

Alternatively, you can park in Mercadona which is just past the garage on the left hand side and you are in the middle of the market.

At the beginning of the market there are an abundance of fruit and vegetable stalls with just about every variety of fruit and vegetable you can think of.

There is one stall which specialises in mushrooms and when in season there are as many as six or seven different species. Also there are two flower stalls and their displays are an absolute delight. Everything is very reasonably priced.

Continuing down the market there are stalls selling handbags, shoes, jewellery, clothes for children and adults, curtain materials, table cloths, beach cushions, tapes and C.D.s, toys, cheeses and hams, eggs, and bric a brac.

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Posted by on Monday 2nd June 2008

APASA Javea Dinner and Dance

There will be a dinner and dance on Friday, 20th June at the Canor Banqueting Suite, Teulada.

This is organised by APASA (Javea Dog Pound) and everyone is welcome. Tickets are €35 each and will include welcome drinks, canapes, wine beer, water and three course dinner followed by dancing to Double Impact, vocal duo.

There will be an auction and the Directors of Ice Magic International Ltd. At the Plaza Central Shopping Mall in Calpe have donated a prize for a party for up to 12 people at the Calpe rink, to include skating and buffet refreshments with a pair of Italian designer ice skates thrown in. The winners will also be given a skate tuition by top international ice hockey coach.

For reservations call Maggie on 96 574 4449

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Posted by on Monday 2nd June 2008

Wok Restaurant Moraira

This is a fairly new restaurant which has opened on the dual carriageway road, leading from the roundabout by the new Town Hall, on the right hand side..

It is a very reasonably priced restaurant and for just under €10.0 you can help yourself to all the food available. There is a counter of raw foods, salmon, prawns, squid, fish fillets, lamb chops, steaks, chicken and lots of vegetables which you can take to the counter and the chefs will cook it for you in whichever sauce you wish, for example, garlic, Thai curry, black bean, curry and many others.

There is also another counter with ready cooked foods, for example crispy duck, chicken, frogs legs, beef, lamb dishes, rice and noodle dishes and salads.
There are also two or three different types of soup available, plus a very attractive selection of deserts, fresh and tinned fruit, yoghurt and ice creams.

A bottle of house wine is under €7 and there are other wines available at a higher price.

This restaurant is exceptionally good for families with young children as there is no long waiting to be served and the restaurant offers a lower price for children.

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Posted by on Monday 2nd June 2008

Aqua Natura Benidorm

Aqua Natura, Benidorm’s water park has a new attraction for visitors.

Sea lions give a spectacular show at 1.0 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. when spectators will learn all about their habitat, special characteristics and their way of life.

There are eight sea lions and visitors will be offered the chance to swim with the creatures before and after the shows.

Also anyone buying a ticket for the adjoining Terra Natura animal park will be given free entrance into Aqua Natura throughout the months of May and June.

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Posted by on Monday 2nd June 2008

Scallops Restaurant in Javea

This restaurant is fantastic value for money. It is situated at the extreme southern end of Javea Arenal beach right by the water’s edge and there are plenty of tables in the open air, plus three large rooms inside.

It can be a little noisy inside but the menus are good and cheap. Three course meals, including a bottle of wine each person (you can take wine away if you do not drink it) start at around € 7 or € 8 per head and there are many choices, including fried fish, lamb, curry, pies, etc. also starters include avocado, soup, salads, pates and many more. Desserts are very varied also.

Tables can reserved indoors if preferred.

Telephone 96 577 1488. There are two rooms reserved for non-smokers.

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Posted by on Monday 2nd June 2008

Restaurant L'Antiga Escola, Tollos

For a delightful day out to the mountains, nothing could be better than a visit to the restaurant L’Antiga Escola in Tollos. This restaurant is on top of a hill just past Castell de Castells. To reach Castell de Castells drive through Benissa going north and take the right fork signposted Jalon, continue through Jalon on to Alcalali and you will see Castell de Castells signposted just past the village.

There is lamb with mountain herbs on the menu, also Thai curry , starters include grilled mushrooms with Serrano ham. All the desserts are home made. The restaurant is owned by the chef, hence excellent personal attention.

To make reservations telephone 96 551 838. Open Wednesdays to Sundays.

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Posted by on Monday 2nd June 2008

Monroes Carvery in Moraira

This is an English restaurant which is very good value for money. If you are driving from the garage in Moraira towards Benitachell you will see the signpost on the left hand side to turn right and it is situated about 100 metres up on the left. This is only about three hundred metres from the garage.

Their lunch time special is only €5.95 for a carvery and dessert from Monday to Saturday. Sunday lunch which includes a starter, carvery of beef, pork and turkey and choice of dessert is available from mid-day and is €9.95

Monday night is pie night for €5.95 including dessert.

There is also an early evening special for €7.75 which includes carvery and dessert between 6.0 p.m. and 7.0. p.m. every day.

The portions of meet are extremely generous and the quality is good. There is a large selection of vegetables, sauces and even Yorkshire pudding. Prices do not include VAT.

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Posted by on Monday 2nd June 2008

Flamenco Singing Concerts

If you are in the area of Cartagena it would be a good idea to time this visit with a visit to hear one of the many renowned flamenco singers who will be performing every Saturday from 7th June to 30th August.

These concerts will be held at the Plaza de la Comandancia de Marina in front of the harbour. Entrance to all concerts is free.

There will be famous singers from Almeria, Cordoba, Granada, Malaga, Madrid, Badajoz and La Union.

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Posted by on Monday 2nd June 2008

Restaurant El Caballero Javea

This has to be one of the most delightful Spanish restaurants on the Costa Blanca.

It is situated on the road which runs parallel to Javea Beach, opposite the Tennis Club, on the same side of the road as Humpty Dumpty. Meals are three course, including a glass of wine and range rom €10 to €18 approximately. For the €10 choice the main course is Grilled Sole and is always delicious.

Others include chicken, salmon, duck, lamb and the starters are also extremely good, avocado, melon with serrano ham, baked asparagus and ham with a cheese topping, soup and a huge salad. The staff are extremely friendly.

To reserve a table telephone 96 579 0035

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Casa

For anyone buying a property on the Costa Blanca, or indeed, if you need to buy a gift for someone, a visit to Casa is a must.

There are three shops on the Costa Blanca, one in Benidorm at the La Marina Shopping Centre, another in Calpe, just behind the garage on the coast road at the top of the hill going towards Alicante, and a third one is in Denia on the dual carriageway, driving into Denia from the N332, on the right hand side.

These shops stock a most marvellous display of articles for the home, including glassware, china, kitchen products, bathroom products, a very attractive selection of garden furniture, also chairs and umbrellas for the beach. Their selection of candles is also very extensive. They also sell a large selection of cushions, blinds, lamps and water features.

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Posted by on Monday 2nd June 2008