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Special open days extended until Sunday at historic castle on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR’S historic castle is having more open days added due to popular demand. The Castell de Guardamar and the old Real Villa will now be...

Seaside town encourages shoppers to ‘scratch and win’ on Father’s Day in Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA is working with its retailers to further improve Father’s Day in the town with a “Scratch and Win” promotion. The Department of...

Vega Baja towns announce festive switch-ons on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPIRITS are expected to lift this weekend as Vega Baja towns light up for Christmas.  It comes as Guardamar and Los Montesinos have revealed the...

Skeleton found in ancient castle reveals ‘violent’ death of 14th century man on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A SKELETON found within part of the ancient castle in Guardamar del Segura has revealed a gruesome death. Found in 2019, the bones were exhumed...

Mayor personally announces 100,000 euro fine for establishment repeatedly serving minors on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR’S mayor, José Luis Sáez Pastor, took to social media late last night, seemingly pleased to announce that a local establishment has been fined...

Rare Blue Shark washed up at popular tourist beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) is a species of requiem shark which inhabits deep waters in the world's temperate and tropical oceans

Mayor slams ‘irresponsibility’ of bathers swimming under red flags, as culprits fined €500 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MAYOR has hit out at 'irresponsible' swimmers after two bathers ignored red flags flying at Guardamar del Segura, and took a dip. Seas had...

Police turn bathers away as FIVE beaches reach capacity on hottest weekend of the year on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE province was forced to temporarily close five of its beaches yesterday, August 9, due to capacities being reached under social distancing regulations. Almadraba beach...

As UK beaches appear packed, councillors on Spain’s Costa Blanca are ‘proud’ of responsible population as shores remain almost...

SOCIAL media has been awash this week with images of UK beaches and other tourist spots seemingly packed with people breaching social distancing guidelines. But...

Only one of four Vega Baja towns opens its beaches despite Valencia region moving into Phase 2 of Spain’s...

GUARDAMAR will be the only Vega Baja resort to open it’s beaches on Monday, despite the whole region moving into Phase 2 of the...

Thief caught red-handed burglarising FOURTH Costa Blanca villa was also wanted on Spain’s Costa del Sol

GUARDIA Civil have arrested a Russian man as he was burglarising a fourth house in as many days on the Costa Blanca. According to reports,...

‘SHOP LOCAL’: Costa Blanca resort launches campaign to keep smaller businesses afloat after lockdown

GUARDAMAR del Segura council has launched a plan to boost its lockdown-stricken economy with a campaign encouraging people to shop locally. It's no secret the...

Mayors look for unity and clarity regarding opening of beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE beaches of Costa Blanca are opening, but at different times, and - frustratingly - with different rules regarding social distancing and other coronavirus-related...

Barmy bathers found flouting lock-down law at Costa Blanca beauty spot

TWO MEN were identified and fined this week for flouting lock-down rules at secluded beaches in Guardamar del Segura. Calls from concerned locals alerted Guardia...

RISKING LIVES: Birthday party caught, fined and sent home after lighting barbecue in communal area of Costa Blanca resort

RISKING their own lives, and those of loved ones, a birthday party of seven people was denounced by the Guardia Civil in Guardamar del...

Costa Blanca nudist resort gets hands-on to maintain ‘virgin and natural beaches’

GUARDAMAR del Segura council have pledged that 7km of the town’s beaches will be cleaned by hand from tomorrow, March 1. CROWN JEWELS: Guardamar's finest...

Costa Blanca resort shows ‘clear commitment’ to environment with new electric vehicles and free charging points for residents

GUARDAMAR del Segura has invested €80,000 in the acquisition of two electric vehicles, designed to collect household waste from local residents. They arrived on Tuesday...

Group of Costa Blanca mayors demand that busy N-332 road is raised to prevent ‘new catastrophes’ in flood-hit region

FIVE Costa Blanca mayors are demanding quick and urgent solutions to flood prevention in the Vega Baja basin.  The alarm has been sounded over the...

Costa Blanca mayor declares city is ‘planting the future’ as Day Of The Tree is celebrated

GUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA kicked off a week of activities yesterday with trees and shrubs planted by 500 local school-children. The mayor, José Luis Sáez, says...

Dramatic image captures ‘the power of nature’ with ‘The Leaning Tower of Guardamar’ in Spain’s Costa Blanca

OLIVE PRESS reader, Gary Cummings, of Formentera del Segura, sent us this dramatic picture of what he describes as 'The Leaning Tower of Guardamar'. Cummings...

Costa Blanca town celebrates citizens’ ‘titanic’ struggle against marching sands

GUARDAMAR will pay tribute to the people that prevented a movement of sand that could have engulfed the town, over a century ago. Saturday January...

Urgent plea from Mayor as Costa Blanca beaches cleared of 1,000 tonnes of flood rubbish

Up to 1,000 tonnes of rubbish was collected from Costa Blanca beaches following the devastating floods that killed seven and displaced thousands. José Luis Sáez,...

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