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Spain Essential Information for Spain about Spanish Holidays Spas, Gardening Cooking Things to do Places to Visit on the Costa Costa Blanca Costa del Sol

Long Term Rentals Spain South Alicante

El-Pinet-Beach-La-MarinaRental homes for long term Costa Blanca South area such as La Marina near Alicante in Spain plus local areas, such as El Pinet, Daya Nueva, Guardamar

These are often rather hard to find out here on the Costa Blanca. Most are for a twelve month contract. CLICK HERE for the page

hostal-maruja-la-marinaLocal La Marina INDEX to the bars restaurants places of entertainment.

Places to visit while on holiday.

Also a list of local holiday villas and apartments that are bookable on line.

La Marina is only 30 minutes from Alicante international airport

Dwarf Tamarind TreeTamarind Tree is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to Italy and Spain. The tamarind tree grows easily in Spain and requires little care. The fruiting season is October, November, December. Native to Madagascar

The Fruit is Highly rated for detoxing the system watch the interesting video on the page.

Local Towns near Alicante information on smaller towns

Local Towns near AlicanteLocal Spanish Towns Costa Blanca

Local Towns near Alicante Background information on smaller towns on the Costa Blanca in Spain. With leads to local

Do you think visit Benidorm at this summer? If your answer is “yes” you need a quality airport transfers to Benidorm. You can book online Benidorm taxi transfers from Alicante airport with pre-payment. Also we can accept in cash to the driver at Alicante airport.


3 Days Market Tour and Paella Cooking Class in Madrid, Spain

Unique Culinary Tour in Spain

This listing has one of the 10 most popular offers available in Spain

Madrid courseLooking for an epic culinary experience in Spain? Join Foodies in the city as they take you on a market tour, paella cooking, and olive grove tour adventure in Madrid.

Discover fresh ingredients and learn to cook authentic traditional Spanish dishes and find the most hidden culinary secrets of the Spanish culture. Join for a delectable cultural and gastronomic hands-on experience preparing Spanish dishes and drinks!


  • sangriLearn about Spanish food and recipes from locals
  • Spanish cooking class: paella, sangria, and gazpacho
  • Olive grove tour, tasting session, and dinner in the countryside
  • Visit to Mercado de los Mostenses traditional market to buy ingredients
  • Flamenco show on a traditional “tablao” in Madrid
  • Private transfer from and to the airport/train
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


A nible2 days with instruction in English. Spoken languages: Catalan, Spanish, English

The maximum participants in the group is 25. Airport transfer included: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport


CevicheCeviche Come take a journey with us

Ceviche an old Moorish dish give it a try

Historians believe the predecessor to the dish Ceviche was first taken by Moorish women from Granada in Spain to Peru where it is very popular indeed

Torrevieja holiday Rentals Favorite Spanish Sea Side Resort


El-Medano-Beach Tenerife holiday infoTenerife Holiday Index

Tenerife holiday local accommodation Index for your next vacation in Spain.


Tenerife has sun, sand and sangria all year round.

La Marina

LA MARINA INFO INDEX Holiday homes at La Marina.

Only a 30 minutes from Alicante Airport.


Sea Fishing Fun DaysSea Fishing Torrevieja

Boat trips from Torrevieja Sea Fishing on the Costa Blanca But book if possible before you go on holiday!!! The boat is in high demand.


Las-Palmas-outsideSalou on the Costa Dauarada
Salou  in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. The city is about 10 km from Tarragona and Reus Airport on the Costa Daurada and 112 km from Barcelona.



TAPASCooking Spanish Style Index

Spanish food recipes many having a video to help explain  Cooking Spanish style. We cover most of the areas in the Mediterranean for cooking info.


Property 4 Sale Costa Blanca a small selection of Villas Casa Opalo.

Your home in the Sun awaits you.

 Mortgage Direct is an independent mortgage brokerage offering mortgages for individuals or companies buying properties in Spain


Cannas largeGardening in Spain Index

Gardening Spain Index of Gardening here in Spain from top Horticulturist Marc Vijverberg resident here in Spain. Or you will find the pages useful for when you do move over here and join us in Sunny Spain.

Spanish T Shirts Sports Flags Adults and Children’s Click in to see what is on Offer

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Costa Blanca local Guide to Golf Clubs Costa Blanca Index page for Golf Alicante area.

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Information and course guide on the various Courses here at CASTELLON Valencia Costa Azahar

Includes Club information and local accommodation for your next golfing holiday.

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Golf Courses on the Costa del Sol.

GOLF-SWININGGolf Costa del Sol Andalucia. The Costa Del Sol has been consistently developed since the 1970s as a holiday and top golfing destination. Demand remains as high as ever ALL YEAR ROUND.

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Golfing in Spain Valencia

God_golfsFor your next golfing holiday.

Information Course Guide here at Valencia on The Costa Blanca in Spain

Plus useful information on local accommodation for your next trip over to Spain  Hotels & Rental Accommodation

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peralada golf bravaPeralada Golf  Peralada (Alt Emporda), Girona, Spain  Situated in the heart of Emporda, 10 minutes from the sea and the French border.

This club is set on a 140-hectare estate, in the heart of the Alt Empordà region, and one hour from Barcelona.

Peralada Golf has an 18 hole par 71 course, along with 9 hole pitch and putt, putting and chipping greens, and driving range.

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Costa del Sol bowls on green Bowls Clubs

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Costa Blanca Bowls

Murcia Costa Calida Bowls

Murcia province lies between Alicante to the north east, Albacete to the north and Almeria to the south.

Up to recently bowlers have simply passed through this area when traveling between the three principle bowling zones in Spain – Malaga, Almeria & Alicante.

This situation appears to be changing, as the province now sports two clubs of its own – Country Bowls & La Manga.

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Quesada Index page

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A few lighter moments in Life.
Have a Smile Take a Breather

Click in for Funny’s Unusual Photos’ Jokes a few are sometimes near the knuckle be warned.


Go Karts-Index plus the Tracks
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Go Karting in Spain a guide to where they are situated plus details of finding them
Torrevieja Info Index

Costa Blanca Rental Index

Books Maps and Guides Costa Blanca
Books and Maps

Scattering Ashes at Sea

Many of us would like our ashes scattered at sea, and where nicer than in the beautiful warm waters of the Mediterranean, and Rest in Peace with the Dolphins and other magical creatures of the sea.

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The competition between hotels in Tenerife is huge. This ultimately benefits travellers, as they can compare more options and get interesting prices or offers, especially on the Internet.

La Marina on The Costa Blanca comprises of two separate areas with the village, around 600 metres from the sea and the urbanisation where the majority of the newer properties are built about a mile inland.

La Marine village has retained its Spanish feel, whilst down on the beach there is plenty of free parking just behind the famous sand dunes and pine forests at La Marina beach and also at El Pinet.

They are both blue flag beaches and have all the amenities to hand along with a restaurant by each car park and a beach bar at the La Marina beach.

Alternatively there is a restaurant just behind the La Marina beach called La Pinada that specialises in fish and grilled meats, but also serves snacks and drinks both inside and on its terrace.

There is an abundant supply of bars and restaurants to suit every taste and pocket on La Marina Urbanisation, as well as supermarkets to supply all your needs for a stay here.

There are also a number of excellent Indian and Chinese restaurants with take away facilities, ideal for a lazy night in with a good movie or curry by moonlight on a roof top solarium.

There is an abundance of wildlife close at hand with the Salinas de Santa Pola having one of the largest flocks of flamingos in Spain and the famous El Hondo nature reserve close by.

With mountains inland and salt lakes to either side the area has its own microclimate with little rain. The World Health Organisation recognises it as the healthiest place to live and stay in Europe.

No doubt, this fact played a part in La Marina recently being listed in the top 10 best emigration destinations by “Homes Overseas” magazine (July 2006 edition).

The Costa Blanca coastline is world famous for its excellent beaches and golfing facilities. However, there is so much more to do than just bask in the sunshine.

This part of Spain has been occupied by many different peoples over the centuries, each leaving their own historical influences on the area. As a result, the region is home to some stunning cultural landmarks: castles overlooking the sea; ancient villages; impressive cities, all built and added to by many conquering races.

There is also some stunning countryside, including the largest palm grove in Europe at nearby Elche.

So why not explore some of these treasures during your stay ? There are many places you could tick on a “must-see” list.

We would include among them Alicante itself (more than just an airport!), Torrevieja, Elche, Orihuela and – especially for the kids – Terra-Mitica. Around 2hrs drive north along the AP-7 is the city of Valencia, the 3rd largest in Spain, and well worth a visit.

However, the real “must-see” of the area has to be, the tiny village of Guadalest, inland from Benidorm. Carved out of the mountain, access to the village is through one very small and narrow entrance, for easy defence in times of emergency; a fascinating and truly unique example of local Spanish heritage.

As expected, there is an abundance of water sports available to try in the Torrevieja area.

There are also marinas in Torrevieja and Alicante. For children there is an Aqua Park found in nearby Quesada, which also has a number of shops restaurants, bars, banks and the like to meet all your holiday requirements.

There are many markets held in the local towns and villages, or a drive into Torreveija takes you to more sophisticated shopping. For a completely different aspect, the hills which back onto the Costa Blanca offer some superb walking, especially further north towards Benidorm and Denia.

Due to the excellent Spanish motorway network, Valencia is only a couple of hours away, which is ideal as Formula 1 gears up for its second urban based circuit in Europe (Monaco being the first), to be held in Valencia in 2008. The new circuit is based around the City of Arts and Sciences and the Marina area at Port Americas Cup.

Surpassing Monaco and taking the lead as the new European Grand Prix, the race will be held on the 24th August 2008 around the Mediterranean port where developments for the circuit are well under way.
Costa Blanca Golf.

There are several golf courses in the area although closest to the villa is the La Marquesa Golf Course of Ciudad Quesada, which is around 10 minutes drive away.

Its wide fairways with large channels, lakes and obstacles will be to the taste of most players. It is an extremely comfortable course to play on and you will need to use all the clubs in your bag.

A little further on is El Plantio Golf Course, which is an unspoilt area of Elche. It is both interesting and fun to play on, being a filled with trees and 3 large lakes with a great variation of greens. It is planned to be much larger in the near future.

La Marina is especially well located at the mid point of the golfing mecca that is the Costa Blanca North & South. Here, you will find easy access to the local courses, with an even greater choice being available via the nearby motorway network.


Spain info covers local towns with local accommodation. Spain info also covers info local days out in Spain on the Mediterranean. Spain info with information on gardening in Spain Mediterranean style. Spain info with information on cooking Mediterranean style.
Spain info also covers Bowls Clubs Golf Go Karting fishing Caves and other sports here in the Mediterranean.
Spain info also lists the Local Hot Water Spas many of them dating back to Roman times.

Spain Info. San Francisco De Asis, Urb La Marina, San Fulgencio, 03177, Alicante, Spain.