Costa Azahar is set in a quite rural area, surrounded by olive and almond trees, in the heart of the Maestrazgo.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Charity Cycle ride to Spain

THIS crazy lot have just cycled 1,200km all the way to the Costa del Sol from the UK.
The eight-strong Mad English Cycling Team, who set off on October 16 from St Albans, raised a mammoth €40,000 for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospice and Grove House Hospice.

Expats Still Love Spain

This year’s annual 'HSBC Expat Explorer Survey' ranks Spain ahead of any other European Union country
Expats praise the lifestyle in Spain and rate the country particularly highly on the ‘experience’ list.

Monday, 29 October 2012

A Day in Xativa

Xativa is about 40 minutes south west of Valencia, and well worth a visit. The town has the imprint of many different civilisations. With the castle being the best place to survey the valley. There are plenty of shops in the new town and the old town is which dates from the 16th to 18th century is steeped in history. We found a great place in the old town for lunch, and then went to explore the castle. The castle is very big and has plenty to see, although much of it has been restored. However worth the visit.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Putin's Spanish Villa

According to the Olive Press, the Russian president has built him self a nice little (4000m2) villa near Malaga.

Spanish Olive Oil

So the olive harvest is well under way here in Spain. Spain produces some of the best olive oil in the world, and in the area near the town of Jaen the produce more olive oil that Greece. Always read the label on the oil as in some countries the mix the olive oil with corn oil but still call it olive oil,

Monday, 15 October 2012

House Price in Spain show Rise

 Rural 3 bed house From €160,000 
After nearly 18 months of decline, August saw a year on year increase of 3% in property prices. Official statistics report that there were 27708 more transactions than August 2011. Britain's are increasingly taking advantage of the strong pound and rock bottom prices.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Where Ceaser Died

Spanish investigators have found where Julio Caesar was killed. They have found a block of cement on which Augusto marked the exact place of the assassination.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Indian Summer In Valencia Region

Beaches along our coast were packed as locals and tourists make the most of the regional fiesta, and enjoyed  a dip in the sea in the soaring temperatures.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Spanish airport tax set to rise next year

AIRPORT taxes will rise by seven per cent in Spain next year, which is set to whack up the cost of flights.
Although the government claims the average cost per flight ticket will be just 1.40 euros extra, the increase in airport duties will be five per cent above inflation.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Thursday, 4 October 2012

From Dave Bull @davejbull a very smart man.

Advice for Men: If a woman asks how she looks in before/after shots at the beauty parlour DO NOT answer "the same" trust me, it hurts.

Britains forget to pack their pants

Britain's are so keen to get away to sunnier climes, some don't even remember to pack their pants.

Around 3% forget to pack their undies, with 14% forgetting plug adapters and 12% leaving without a phone charger, according to a study by comparison site

Almost a quarter of those surveyed admitted leaving their packing until the day before setting off, and 5% only started a few hours before flying.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Cha Sisco

This is one of my favourite places for lunch in Vinaros, for €13 you get a high quality three course lunch with wine and water, while looking at the beach. The chocolate mouse is to die for.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Just a short distance from Maestrat Park is the Panaramica Golf and Country Club, designed by Bernhard Langer and built to the typical American style of narrow fairways and well cared for rough, making it a very enjoyable course.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

It really is tranquil at Maestrat Park, with the sound of birds.  Yet within 11 minutes I was ordering our Tapas lunch on the promenade at Vinaros.
After a hot dry summer we have cleansing fresh rain, the Spanish govt may have its faults but their weather policy is spot on...

Friday, 28 September 2012

Tranquil Holidays on the Orange Blossom Coast - Maestrat Park

Tranquil Holidays on the Orange Blossom Coast -
SPANISH wine regions are increasingly opting for higher-quality produce in an effort to combat the problem of dwindling harvests. Grape harvests and wine production are down by a quarter, with the area’s 46 wineries now producing around 3.5 million bottles, about a million fewer than five years ago.Grape expectations for Spain’s wine regions
According to latest report by Randstad, The confidence of the Spanish in keeping their jobs has increased in recent months, with only 3 out of 10 being afraid of losing their job, lowest since 2012.
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