New Build Project In Arenal

Olivares Consultores, a local Valencian company plan to develop a 23 apartment complex in the Arenal area of Javea within the next 12 months. This is the zone normally occupied by caravans in winter and the “feria” during the summer months. It will be called “La Bardisa” (a Valencian word for “cornice” in design terminology) Read More

Spain to Grant New Post-Brexit Residency Permits to Approximately 400,000 UK Nationals

Understandably, many UK expats are worried about their future in Spain should there be a hard Brexit. According to a proposed plan announced by Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez, the PSOE (Spanish Socialist Workers Party) government will offer a new residency deal to approximately 400,000 British nationals if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement Read More

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: 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

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