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

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Ferry News


Brittany Ferries announce a new ferry to Spain. A weekend no frills service from Portsmouth to Santander. Service commences on 25th March. Service is being named Brittany Ferries economie

New for 2014. LD Lines/DFDS are operating a car/motor home and caravan route to Santander from Poole.
Introduction prices very competitive

Brittany Ferries also announce they have placed an order for a new super cruise ferry. This ferry costing £250,000,000 is for the Spanish routes and will be in service in 2016.

Monday 21 April 2014

Why the train in Spain is more popular than the plane

For the second consecutive month, Spanish travellers making long-distance journeys have opted to use the country’s extensive high-speed rail network instead of flying. Figures for the Easter break are expected to further consolidate the railways’ lead.

Information released by the National Statistics Institute (INE) shows that in February, long-distance trains – including the high-speed AVE – carried 1,954,000 passengers, a 14.3-percent increase on the same month in 2013, and 18 percent up on January.

Sunday 20 April 2014

Castellon Airport Sale Process "Postponed"

Valencia's Commercial Tribunals Court has postponed the signing of the contract for the management and operation of Castellon Airport.

Aerocas - the concession holder of the airport, which is in turn 99% owned by the Generalitat Valenciana - originally awarded the €20 Mln contract to Canadian company SNC-Lavalin for a period of 25 years back in January. Since then, one of the 2 unsuccessful candidates - Gesnaer - has issued a formal appeal against the decision.

The Vice President of the Generalitat, José Císcar - also the President of Aerocas - recently acknowledged how the appeal may delay the signing of the contract "for a few days", but maintained that this would not in any way stop the process to bring the facility into operation.

2014 - Foreign tourists

A total of 10.1 million foreign tourists visited Spain during the first quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 7.9% over the same period of 2013. This is according to data published in the Coyuntur report last week by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, which confirmed the upward trend in not only international but also in domestic tourism.