We had a lovely day. We went to Javea and walked around the marina and then all of the way up to the other end of the beach to the Arunel where we had lunch. The sunshine was glorious and we were walking around in shorts and tshirts. Not something I have done very often … Continue reading 50th Birthday!
Today we have come back to Jávea old town, this time with a charged battery in the camera! Jávea old town is steeped in history. It is situated a mile or so inland because in days of old the inhabitants of Jávea feared the incursions of marauding pirates. The old town hasn’t changed much over … Continue reading Jávea Pueblo
It is John’s birthday today, so we decided to visit Denia Castle. The Castle was built in 11th Century and as you wander around the ruins today it is not difficult to imagine people going about their business a thousand years ago. Soldiers would have marched up to the gates and onto a small road … Continue reading Denia Castle
We have been travelling to so many places that we have forgotten what we have seen. We went back to Moraira and had a really good walk around. It is a gorgeous place with plenty of good places to eat. We had a drink at the marina in the sun and decided this would be … Continue reading Moraira Revisited
What a place. Everything you would expect it to be and more but what they can never show you in the pictures is the brilliant atmosphere. The place is absolutely packed with holiday makers on package tours but it is calm and happy. They are all so friendly and love the dogs. The happy buzz … Continue reading Benidorm!
We decided to go and do a bit of Sunday sight-seeing today. We started off in Xalo, also known as Jalon. This is a mountain town and visitors flock to the Saturday market, which takes place in a dry river bed. That must be the only day of the week that the place has any … Continue reading Xalo, Benissa and Teulada
We had a tourist day and went out to the beach at Benitachell. It was absolutely beautiful. The sea was turquoise and the beaches white. Little caves line the beaches on the far side, only accessible by boat or parachute! The steep cliffs plumet to the sea below, sheer drops that are not for the … Continue reading Benitachell Beach
Things have improved considerably on the accommodation front. We are now in Denia half way up Montgo with fabulous views over Denia to the castle and the marina. It is a lovely house and we have proper heating! Our last house did not have any heating and although the days are hot the evenings are … Continue reading We moved to Denia!
We went back to Javea today, such a gorgeous place to be. The morning was beautiful and 23 degrees before 10am! Jazz & Raffy made a friend called Billy whose owner was a very friendly Spanish guy … We went to the other side of the bay from the marina and visited the Arunal Beach. … Continue reading Javea
We have now discovered that there is Denia port and Denia Marina. The port is quite smart but the Marina is very sophisticated. There are lots of lovely restaurants with rooftop views over the Marina and plenty of places to walk and take in the ambiance. Very nice indeed!
Javea is known as the Dawn of Spain (Amanacer de Espana) because it’s three headlands are the first place to catch the sun in Spain each morning. This is a working fishing port dating back to the 15th century, there are nets everywhere and a very salty sea and fishy smell! The nearby restaurants will … Continue reading Javea Marina and Beach
Moraira, known as the “St Tropez of Spain”, is a small upmarket coastal town backed by mountains with quaint streets and avenues of palm trees. Moraira began life as a fishing village and is now the chosen destination for expat retirees to Spain. One third of the 10,000 population are British. It is still a … Continue reading Moraira
Calp is dominated by the towering rock of Ifach which reaches an impressive 332m, rising almost sheer above the sea. The summit of the rock is reached after a tough climb up a footpath, by means of a short tunnel through the upper part of the rock. The tourist books warn that the path above … Continue reading Calp
At Altea the Sierra Bernia mountains form a stunning backdrop as they come down to meet the sea. Altea is similar to other Spanish seaside towns in that it has a new and an old part. The two parts, coast side and town side, are split by the very busy N332 coast road. On the … Continue reading Altea
This place is fabulous! Quite a contrast to everything else we have seen over the past few days. It is a busy and vibrant and a real working town but along side that it also has a very smart marina with bars and restaurants. The icing on the cake is the old town and castle … Continue reading Dénia