Category: Costa Blanca

Tours of Guardamar’s Naval Base Communications Tower to Start Soon

Tours of Guardamar’s Naval Base Communications Tower to Start Soon

Guided tours are to start at the site of one the southern Costa Blanca’s most notable landmarks, namely the Spanish naval base communications tower at Guardamar. The 370-metre-tall Torre de los Americanos entered service in 1965 as a communications base for the US Navy’s submarine fleet, with up to 17 Americans working at the facility,

Pensioner Brit Arrested for Attempting to Kill His Son with a Hammer

Pensioner Brit Arrested for Attempting to Kill His Son with a Hammer

A 70-year-old British man has been arrested on the northern Costa Blanca last week for trying to kill his son with a hammer when he was asleep in bed. His wife was also injured as she tried to prevent the attack at their home in the Denia area, which took place on Easter Day. The

Swarm of Bees Scare Off La Marina Pub Goers

Swarm of Bees Scare Off La Marina Pub Goers

A swarm of bees got people running out of their seats outside a La Marina village bar on Monday lunchtime. The swarm appeared close to premises on the main Avenida de la Alegría in the village at around noon, with customers fleeing as the swarm approached. Emergency services were called, with a beekeeper (picture from

Rise in British Tourists to the Valencia Region Over the Last Year

Rise in British Tourists to the Valencia Region Over the Last Year

Over 430 thousand foreign tourists visited the Valencia region in February, a rise of 24 percent over a year, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics. Seventy-five percent of the visitors based themselves on the Costa Blanca, with 150 thousand tourists coming from the United Kingdom, a yearly increase of nearly 13 percent. The

The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

Falling exchange rates and Brexit fears do not seem to be bothering UK tourists coming to the Costa Blanca, according to latest figures from the National Statistics Institute. On the back of a record 2016 for foreign tourism, the January returns show a massive 32 percent hike in the number of British visitors coming to

British Hikers Require Helicopter Aid in Two Separate Incidents on the Costa Blanca

British Hikers Require Helicopter Aid in Two Separate Incidents on the Costa Blanca

A 67-year-old British hiker was winched off to safety by a helicopter (pictured) after suffering a 40-metre fall at a northern Costa Blanca beauty spot. The unnamed man was close to the top of the Rock of Ifach in Calpe last Friday morning when he slipped and suffered multiple injuries. A fire rescue helicopter was

Valencian Government Pledges Financial Help to Clear Up Beaches Before Arrival of Easter Tourists

Valencian Government Pledges Financial Help to Clear Up Beaches Before Arrival of Easter Tourists

The Valencian government is to pump in money to make sure that the beaches of the Costa Blanca are cleared up and ready for this Easter’s influx of tourists, on the back of the recent stormy weather. Francesc  Colomer of the Valencian Tourist Agency is planning a meeting with the mayors of the affected coastal

Figures for Costa Blanca Hotel Stays Last Year Boosted by National Tourists

Figures for Costa Blanca Hotel Stays Last Year Boosted by National Tourists

The Costa Blanca’s tourist boom in hotel stays last year was not just down to a rise in international visitors, but was also boosted by a big hike in domestic tourists, according to figures from the National Statistics Institute. After Madrid, the Costa Blanca was the biggest attraction for Spanish tourists looking for a break, with

C&A Announce Closing of 23 Stores in Spain

C&A Announce Closing of 23 Stores in Spain

Budget clothing chain C&A has announced plans to close down 23 ‘loss-making’ branches across the country, which will involve 16 percent of its staff being made redundant, but the bad news is not going affect outlets in the southern Costa Blanca and Murcia regions. The Dutch firm, which has been operating in Europe for 175