Useful information for home owners in Spain


The Best Olive Oils in the World Are Spanish

No matter how small or basic a restaurant or bar in Spain may be, its tables will always be waiting for you with a bottle of extra virgin olive oil as well as salt and pepper and vinegar. Olive oil is essential to Spanish cuisine. Its smell, taste and texture are intrinsic components of the [...]

By | December 30th, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments

Five Reservoirs to Visit in the Alicante Province

We’re all guilty of thinking that we have to go further afield to have a great day out. When, in reality, there are many fabulous places to visit that are often much closer to home than we may have thought possible. So, if you love being outdoors, close to nature and would like to experience [...]

By | December 26th, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments

Physical Exercise Improves the Quality of Life of Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death due to any type of cancer in women. It is estimated that one in eight women will suffer from breast cancer at some stage in their life. Women who have breast cancer or have experienced breast cancer and have been treated for it continue to suffer from [...]

By | December 12th, 2020|General, Spanish Life|0 Comments

Torrevieja’s Dique de Levante  

  The Dique de Levante is one of the most frequented and favoured locations within the city of Torrevieja by residents and tourists alike.  But for those unfamiliar with the name ‘Dique de Levante’, the picture might become clearer if we talk about the wooden promenade or breakwater. For anyone that has spent any time [...]

By | December 5th, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments

Where to Go for Luxury Camping

Not so long ago, going camping was seen as a second-class type of holiday in Spain, reserved for those looking for something cheap. However, fashions and trends change, and now the concept of ‘glamping’ or luxury camping has become all the rage. Being totally immersed in nature without having to give up your luxury comforts [...]

By | November 28th, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments

Game of Thrones to Film New Series in the Basque Country

HBO, American premium cable and satellite television network responsible for the hugely popular series ‘Game of Thrones’, will be filming part of the seventh series of the television show in Spain’s San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and Itzurun beach in the Basque Country later this year. Just as audiences around the world can’t get enough of [...]

By | November 21st, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments

Spain’s Most Spectacular Salt Lakes

Perhaps, like me, on first arriving at Alicante airport and driving towards Torrevieja, it was on the Costa Blanca that you first heard of and saw not just one but many salt lakes in a variety of colours from dark blue to bright pink. Spain is fortunate enough to have many more such salt lakes [...]

By | November 14th, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments

Purchasing a plot in Spain

Purchasing your plot One piece of advice that applies to all property purchases in Spain is not to pay anything until you have had the legal checks completed. It can be so tempting once you have found the plot of your dreams to want to secure it as quickly as possible. Be warned, signing and [...]

By | November 9th, 2020|Land|0 Comments

Torrevieja to Fine People Who Make Purchases Off the ‘Looky Looky’ Men

Most of us at one time or another have probably purchased one item or another from a Chinese or African seller on or around the beach. Maybe a few DVDs, a pair of sunglasses or a nice handbag. One of the best purchases I ever made this way was an upright ventilator from a Moroccan [...]

By | November 7th, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments

The Wonder of Flamingos in Spain

We expats have a lot in common with these fairy-tale-like birds, for like them, we haven’t originated here in the south of Spain but have felt drawn to the area due to its marvellous climate, the quality of its air and its beauty. Flamingos are amongst the most interesting and attractive animals in the world. [...]

By | October 31st, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments