A Basic Guide to Obtaining a Tourist License For Rental Properties In Spain

AirbnB has ruffled a large number of feathers across the globe recently, let alone just in Spain. Many people bought a villa or apartment in Spain with the view to renting it out to help pay the ongoing expenses of owning a property. Technically, there was always a need to declare this “black” income irrespective Read More

Want To See A Doctor In Spain? – It’s As Easy As 1-2-3!

The Spanish National Health department has introduced an app that you can install on your phone to make booking a doctors appointment as easy as 1-2-3. In fairness, it has always been fairly easy to book doctors appointments (well I can only speak for my area of Javea on the Costa Blanca) either by phoning Read More

New 6th Form Buildings For Lady Elizabeth School

Owners of the Laude Lady Elizabeth School at Benitachell, the International Schools Partnership,  have announced plans to build a brand new modern state-of-the-art school for six formers which is expected to be finished by September of 2018. Although the school currently has a sixth form, this will be a great improvement for older pupils as Read More

Fire Brings Panic to Restaurant Diners in Javea Late Monday Evening

A fire broke out late last night near to the WOK restaurant in Javea and as a precaution, the local police and fire brigade deciding to evacuate diners for safety reasons. It all happened around 9-10 o’clock with the local police on the scene blocking off access to the roundabout where the restaurant is located. Read More

Spanish Tapas: Jalepeños en Escabeche

Jalepeños are medium-sized compared to other types of peppers, measuring an average of 6 cm length. Jalepeños originated in Mexico, but are now produced worldwide. Flavourful, with a medium heat level, in Spain jalepeños are a popular addition to salsas, rice dishes and often served fried or pickled in escabeche in tapas bars. Here we Read More

The Uncertain Future of Gibraltar

Britain’s tone on the future of Gibraltar could not be clearer when last week, Michael Howard, a former leader of the Conservative Party compared the clash over The Rock with the conflict that led to the Falklands War in 1982. Lord Howard said Prime Minister Theresa May would “show the same resolve” as Margaret Thatcher Read More

Juan Soler Blasco Museum

Open Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 20:00. (Summer: 18:00 to 21:00); Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays: 10:00 to 13:00; Closed Mondays. Address: Plaça dels Germans Segarra, 1. Tel: 96 579 10 98 Email: mvsev.xabia@gmail.com While many tourists choose Javea for their summer holidays to enjoy the fabulous beaches, superb restaurants, and Read More

Expats & Brexit – What Will Happen Now Britain Has Voted Out?

Now Britain has decided to leave the EU, needless to say, the thousands of expats living in Spain are anxious to find out how Brexit will affect them. It was always recognised that living abroad in countries like Italy, France and Spain would become more difficult after Brexit; just as it will also become increasingly Read More

Renewing Or Applying For A European Health Insurance Card

If you are currently in the Spanish health system and have a valid SIP (Sistema de Informacion) card, you are entitled to hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).  The process of applying for the EHIC is far simpler than that of applying for an SIP card, and entitles you to reciprocal emergency care in Read More

Javea Town Hall Rates For Home Owners

Town hall rates for homeowners are payable in two parts. The first of these is for household rubbish or “basuras” (residuos solidos) which is charged in February with a payment deadline in April. This covers the use of the communal trash bins in the streets, rubbish parks where you can also dispose of garden rubbish Read More

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