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Where is Quesada ?

Well that´s were we live on the Costa Blanca Spain.  Just 10 minutes from the large town of Torrevieja and 40 minutes from the city of Alicante.

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Why pick there? Lots of reasons, Guardamar is just ten minutes from our home, which has some of the best beaches in Europe and some really nice restaurants and shops. It´s where all the Spanish go on holiday, so that speaks for itself.  Guardamar has one of the largest Moors and Christians fiestas in Spain. Funny thing though, the Spanish all go there in August, so we don´t go there in August as it can be pretty busy and the beaches nearly full. But the rest of the year it´s a great place to go and relax on the white sandy beaches.

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Torrevieja is a big town with a fishing port and a very large marina. With Zenimar Boulevard close by, which is one of the biggest and most spectacular shopping centers in Europe with 365 day opening from early till late and a large selection of restaurants, you can spend a whole day shopping there no problem.

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Don´t forget the salt lakes, one of which is pink. Yes pink, you won´t believe your eyes and the Pink Flamingos in abundance. The World Health Organisation says it is one of the healthiest places on earth to live.

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You also have within 40 minutes the very large cities of Elche, Alicante and Murcia.  Nice to visit for the day and experience the Spanish way of life. You can go by bus, train or car and see the sites on the way there.  There are always street markets and fiestas for you to see.

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What about Quesada itself, close to all the facilities as mentioned and it has it´s own large water park, lots of supermarkets, shops, restaurants and pubs.  You are also very close to lots of small local Spanish villages also with lots of eating and drinking places. Quesada is close to everything including 30 minutes from Alicante Airport. Everything you need is minutes away from Quesada.

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“Costa Blanca” (White Coast).
Is the name of the 200 km long coastline . We find many wide sandy beaches as small coves and beautiful landscapes with palm groves, wetlands and several nature parks.

The climate, has over 300 days of sunshine every year and an annual average temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, with lots of tourist facilities that can be found along the coast and some of the most fantastic beaches in Europe.

The name “Costa Blanca” was invented in 1957 by the airline “British European Airways”, which advertised their flights from the UK to Spain with this slogan. The name will not be surprising for anyone who has seen an aerial view of the coast from the air: the white sand beaches, rock formations and small villages with whitewashed houses form an impressive contrast to the deep blue Mediterranean sea.

In the northern part of the coast there is Denia, Javea, Calpe, with its massive rock formations, in the south of it there are the artist’s paradise Altea, Albir, as well as the touristic center of the coast, Benidorm, with incredible leisure facilities and nightlife. Passing Cala Finestrat and El Campello the way leads on to the capital of the province, Alicante and furthe South of Alicante there are Santa PolaGuardamar del SeguraTorrevieja and Pilar de Horadada. When hiring a car most of these towns and areas can be reached in just over one hour.  Giving you lots to see as well as lots of sandy beaches.

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Summer is coming to Spain

UNIV/ foto 2It is now April and the temperatures are rising just nicely and the tourist from all over the world will be arriving and the Spanish citezens themselves will be travelling from Madrid and other parts to the Costa Blanca Coast. 

Yes sun tan cream at the ready swim gear on and lets party.  A lot of big fiestas will be arriving shortly as well to celebrate the summer has arrived.  But it is not just the white coast beeches attraction for tourist, there are lots of exciting towns and cities inland and lots of events to see.

Over the next couple of months we will be visiting these places as well as the white sand beaches and putting up videos with a difference with our new drone for aerial views being added to our ground shots.  Lets see Spain from the air in High Definition from Spain. 

Yesterday the 1st of April (and this is no joke or April fools day) it reached 32 degrees. Fabulous weather for this time of the year. The ladies are already out in force with their bikinis but wait for it. There was also men with man bikinis on (yuk) not a pretty site I assure you. They say it take all kind of things to make the world go round but to me they don´t look nice at all. Yes a lot of people were turning their heads round to see them but unless you want a laugh,  as  I said not a pretty sight.

But the ladies are a treat to see in all their fantastic colours with large hats to match. Come on to Spain for sun, sea, great cheap food and vino of course.  Look forward to seeing you all soon.  

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Hasta Pronto
Harry

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