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Elderly bather dies at Costa Blanca beach in Spain with no lifeguards or local ambulance to try to save...

SWIMMERS at a Torrevieja beach were unable to save a 72-year-old man who drowned on Wednesday morning. Eyewitnesses said he was spotted face down in...

Top Blue Flag beach status kept for fifth year running in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA’S eleven beaches have kept their Blue Flag status for the fifth consecutive year. The stretch of coast includes beaches that are popular with...

Almost 300 athletes taking part in Sunday morning Twin Triathlons on Spain’s Orihuela Costa

A HUGE Triathlon event is to take place on Orihuela Costa this Sunday, May 1. Some 290 athletes are taking part, a new record for...

Tax advisor fakes car accident death on Spain’s Costa Blanca after €600,000 goes missing from client account

THE Guardia Civil says a Murcia accountant tried to fake his death after his car went off a Costa Blanca cliff over two months...

Storms form dramatic ‘tornado-like’ waterspout off southern Costa Blanca in Spain

A heady meteorological cocktail of hail, rain, and storms produced a tornado-like waterspout off the southern Costa Blanca on Wednesday morning. The waterspout appeared at...

Storm-damaged beaches WILL be open for Easter on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DESPITE recent storms through the region, Orihuela Costa beaches WILL be open in time for Easter, claim local authorities. These beaches prove incredibly popular with...

Costa Blanca city gets recognised for having Spain’s safest roads but mayor reveals ‘could do better’

ORIHUELA officially has Spain’s safest roads, after recognition by the Congress of Deputies. Its president, Juan José Matarí Saez, revealed the news to city mayor...

People power aims to halt plan for 2,000 new homes on last patch of virgin land on Spain’s Costa...

DIFFERENT neighbourhood and environment groups on Orihuela Costa have slammed plans for a proposed coastline development at Cala Mosca. The area is treasured as the...

Firstly Covid-19 and now bad weather cancels famous St. Patrick’s Day parade on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE famous St. Patrick's Day parade on the Cabo Roig strip scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled for the third successive year. A poor weather...

Brits in hot water over clandestine Costa Blanca drugs den in expat area of Spain

THREE British people are being investigated over an illegal marijuana smokehouse and drug sales point on the southern Costa Blanca. Orihuela Policia Local raided an...

World-famous St. Patrick’s Day parade returning to fill streets on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A world-famous St. Patrick's Day parade returns to the Costa Blanca next week for the first time since 2019. Leading off the celebrations as 'Grand...

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...

New twist in decades-long environmental fight over undeveloped beach area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A legal challenge has been sent to Valencia's Superior Court over a controversial development of 2,274 homes at Cala Mosca on the Orihuela Costa. The...

Riddle of abandoned car driven over Costa Blanca cliff in Spain with motorist nowhere to be found

GUARDIA Civil divers are continuing to comb the waters by Punta Prima on the Orihuela Costa eight days after a car went off a...

More charging points makes popular expat area the best for electric car users in Spain’s Valencia region

ORIHUELA is now the municipality with the most charging points for electric vehicles throughout the Valencian Community. Four new charging stations have been commissioned for...

Mobility and accessibility tackled in 100 projects throughout popular expat areas on Spain’s Orihuela Costa

PUBLIC roads and paths are to be improved in roughly 100 areas throughout Orihuela Costa. The area contains many areas popular with expats, such as...

Illegal marijuana smokehouse posing as “cannabis association” busted AGAIN on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ILLEGAL drinking and drug-taking den in Orihuela Costa has been taken out of action by local police. The city’s night service of Orihuela Costa...

Police chase luxury yacht stuffed with drugs off Spain’s Costa Blanca

A luxury yacht crammed with 810 kilos of hashish has been intercepted off the Costa Blanca after a half-hour police pursuit. A Guardia Civil maritime...

Service industry boosts employment back to pre-pandemic levels in major expat area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA and Orihuela Costa have seen unemployment drop to levels not seen since before the Covid-19  pandemic and lockdown. The city’s Department of Employment has...

Three Kings procession duplicated to satisfy needs of popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE ‘Three Wise Men of the East’ will arrive in Orihuela this Wednesday to distribute gifts to boys and girls of the municipality But as...

New Year farce as Murcia party-goers book coaches to Spain’s Costa Blanca to avoid early COVID closures

MURCIA'S HoyTu hospitality group says people frustrated with regional COVID restrictions are chartering coaches to celebrate New Year's Eve on the Costa Blanca. HoyTu president,...

New Year celebrations cancelled due to COVID-19 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

MANY Valencian Community cities have cancelled their New Year celebrations for a second successive year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tradition of thousands of...

Orihuela Costa to have its own Christmas Light switch-on, separate from main city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA CITY Council has responded to calls from citizens on the coast who perceive the area as being ignored, by arranging its own Christmas...

‘Excellent’ waters off Spain’s Orihuela Costa contrast with polluted Mar Menor only miles to the south

THE BEACHES of Orihuela Costa have “excellent” water quality, despite being less than 10 miles from the polluted and poisonous lagoon of the Mar...

Mayor of expat and Costa Blanca tourist area of Spain slams Valencian silence over medical centre land offer

ORIHUELA council says it's had no reply over an offer of land that could site a second health centre for the Orihuela Costa. Orihuela mayor,...

Husband jailed for brutal attack on estranged wife in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A man has been jailed for eight years for the attempted murder of his estranged wife on a Costa Blanca housing estate in April...

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