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Costa Blanca council in Spain continues battle to stop busy beach road being swamped with parked cars

JAVEA council has repeated a call for help in stopping the regular summer chaos of roadside parking along the CV-742 to Cala Portitxol. The authority...

Experience and knowledge: Mark Petrie offers the best insurance on Spain’s Costa Blanca

MARK Petrie Insurance Brokers brings over 50 years of experience offering clients the best-available policies tailored to their individual needs. With offices in Javea and...

Crash bang: Noisy protest held against closure of restaurants on seafront of Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AROUND 300 protesters turned up to support hundreds of workers who face losing their jobs over the closure of seven well known beach bars...

Owner of Costa Blanca bars and restaurants closed by police in Spain’s Javea expresses injustice in special customer message

THE owner of a Javea hospitality business chain has asked customers to fight back against the local council closing down three of his outlets...

Thieving Costa Blanca pool man in Spain arrested for killing Javea villa owner, 96, who surprised him

A pool man has been arrested for killing a 96-year-old client at his Javea villa who caught him stealing. The assailant, 58, was detained by...

Costa Blanca hotels in Spain report excellent April occupancy- just 6% down on pre-pandemic numbers

HOTEL occupancy for April on the Costa Blanca was just 6% down on the pre-pandemic year of 2019. Figures from the Alicante Province Association of...

Property revival continues on Spain’s Costa Blanca with new apartment complex to be built overlooking sea

PROPERTY developer Taylor Wimpey Spain will spend €18.8 million on a new development in the Santa Pola area of Alicante Province. Amara will be a...

Meet the team: Alex Trelinski, our man on the Costa Blanca

HAVING interviewed a legion of political leaders, from Tony Blair to David Cameron and Paddy Ashdown to Tony Benn, getting a comment from a...

The outdoor life: The Javea area of Spain’s Costa Blanca is a joy for sports lovers

JAVEA’S rugged coastline was once a hotspot of piracy and smuggling.  Today, its beaches are frequented by sunbathers, snorkelers and scuba divers, while the whole...

Costa Blanca property sales led the pack for 2021 house deals in Spain

THE Valencian Community had the most home sales per head of population of any Spanish region in 2021, according to the College of Registrars. Their...

Where to eat: Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca is a culinary delight

Javea is one of the true culinary capitals of the Costa Blanca, writes Jon Clarke

Xabia International College: School on Costa Blanca makes the grade as one of Spain’s best

XABIA International College is excited to have been featured as one of the top schools in Spain by La Razon, in an education special...

SLEEP EASY: Where to stay in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FOR a town that has had a Parador for five decades, Javea has a surprisingly small amount of good places to stay. It was back...

LITTLE PARADISE: Polly’s Bookshops on Spain’s Costa Blanca can help with editing and proof-reading too

DO you like nothing better than curling up with a good book? Whether catching up on the latest Jack Reacher adventure from Lee Child...

FOCUS: Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca is the gem of the Mediterranean

Home to the most expensive streets in eastern Spain, Javea’s rugged beauty holds enough hidden jewels to share all round, writes Joshua Parfitt

Mark Petrie MBE has been running his insurance business on Spain’s Costa Blanca for nearly five decades

HE moved to Spain when he was just 11-years-old and opened his first business here in 1977. Today he counts on hundreds of loyal clients...

‘There’s nowhere quite like Javea’: Expat businesswoman Jennifer Cunningham reveals why she fell in love with the town on...

Jennifer Cunningham never planned on relocating to Spain…until she fell in love with Javea, writes Fiona Govan

ANALYSIS: What’s so special about the microclimate in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca?

IF you’ve ever browsed Javea’s official tourism website you might have come across an interesting fact.  “The climate in Javea is considered the second-best microclimate...

Local church provides haven for Ukrainian refugees on Spain’s Costa Blanca

JAVEA International Baptist Church (JIBC) is offering a meeting place for Ukrainian refugees. Those seeking refuge in the north of Costa Blanca can also bring...

Costa Blanca hospital welcomes first baby born to Ukrainian refugee in Spain

THE first baby has been born in Spain to a Ukrainian refugee who fled the Russian invasion of her country. Mariia, 44, arrived in Javea...

Environmentalists fume over slow burning fire on Ramblars waste dump in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE slow-burning fire at Javea’s green waste dump Ramblars is finally getting judicial attention after a regional environmental group presented a denuncia before Denia...

Expat coworking space offers free desk space for refugees in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

LOOKING for a coworking space but just landed from a country at war or in a crisis?  Nexopia Workspaces in Javea (Xabia) in Alicante has...

How Londoners fell in love with Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca through Joaquin Sorolla’s paintbrush

The year of 1908 marked the first time Londoners set eyes on Javea. In an age where aeroplanes were still learning how to fly, and...

Foreign house buyers on Spain’s Costa Blanca return to pre-pandemic levels

PROPERTY purchases by non-Spanish buyers on the Costa Blanca returned to pre-pandemic levels last year. Figures from the Association of Notaries showed 21,458 homes were...

British man found dead by reservoir a week after going missing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE body of a British man reported missing for a week from his Costa Blanca home has been found 70 kilometres away in a...

Police appeal over missing elderly British resident on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN appeal has been launched to discover the whereabouts of a British expat Costa Blanca resident who has not been seen since Sunday. The Guardia...

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