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Mercedes owner fined after driving car into the sea at beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A motorist has been fined €751 for taking his Mercedes car onto a Santa Pola beach and driving it into the water to tow...

Family in sea rescue after pleasure boat capsizes off Costa Blanca in Spain

A family of seven was rescued after their pleasure boat overturned a mile off Santa Pola in Alicante Province. The Guardia Civil's patrol boat, Rio...

LA MARINA URBANISATION – a home from home in the heartland of orange groves and flamingos

SURROUNDED by orange groves, salt marshes and pine forests… oh, and a climate with around 325 days of sun a year. What’s there not...

Lidl supermarkets announces €25 million expansion plans in Spain’s Valencia region

LIDL supermarkets will open eight new stores in the Valencian Community over the next 18 months. The retailer says that adds up to an investment...

Spain’s smallest populated island off Costa Blanca gets ready for summer day-tripper surge

SPAIN'S smallest populated island- Tabarca- is getting ready for a summer surge of over 300,000 visitors. Tabarca is the only inhabited island in Valencia Community...

€1.1 million bank swindle uncovered after single customer complaint from Spain’s Costa Blanca

A single complaint from a Costa Blanca bank customer over €11,648 stolen from his account has exposed a nationwide €1.1 million swindle. The Guardia Civil...

Crooked lawyer ran Costa Blanca ‘marriage of convenience’ scam for non-Spaniards to get residency

A Policia Nacional investigation has brought down an Elche-based group who arranged marriages as a pretence for foreigners to get Spanish residency. 129 people have...

Costa Blanca councillor insulted by homophobic youths while holding hands with husband during seaside walk in Spain’s Santa Pola

A Costa Blanca councillor has slammed a homophobic insult shouted at him during a seaside walk with his husband on Saturday Mariano Valera, Elche's Equality...

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...

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...

Police accidentally stumble across historic Roman relic on Spain’s Costa Blanca

An important Roman era artefact has been found in a Costa Blanca home by accident during a routine Guardia Civil visit. Guardia officers spotted the...

Dog thief strikes again within weeks at same Costa Blanca farm in Spain

AN Elche dog napper has struck again at the same farm in the Atzavares area of the municipality. A 42-year-old man has been arrested by...

Council official on Spain’s Costa Blanca stole €40,000 from clubs and charities and took bungs for contracts

A 52-year-old Santa Pola council official has been charged with 19 crimes of bribery committed over the last decade. The woman took bungs from two...

Belgian fugitive, 78, faces extradition for child sex abuse following arrest on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Belgian man wanted in his country for child sex abuse and pornography charges faces extradition after being arrested on the Costa Blanca. The 78-year-old...

Travelling robbery gang plundered Costa Blanca region properties in Spain

A gang that staged home robberies across Alicante Province has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The three travelling thieves, all Georgian nationals, were refused...

Desperate paddle surfer cheats death by clinging onto a buoy off Spain’s Costa Blanca

A paddle surfer clung onto a buoy after winds threatened to take her out to sea off Guardamar del Segura. The Dutch woman, 61, was...

Costa Blanca serial graffiti vandal in Spain is caught after year-long investigation

POLICE have arrested a Costa Blanca graffiti vandal after a year-long probe to track down the culprit. The unidentified man scrawled over 50 signs in...

High speed boat chase results in massive offshore drugs bust on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN illegal cargo of 1,300 kilos of hashish has been seized by the Guardia Civil after a high speed boat chase in Costa Blanca...

El Campello leads Costa Blanca hotel occupancy boost despite fewer British bookings in Spain

COSTA Blanca hotel occupancy reached 85.8% in August- the highest monthly number since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March 2020. El Campello led the...

Dramatic solar energy prediction for Spain’s Costa Blanca if majority of homes install panels

ALMOST 99% of the Valencian Community's electricity could end up being generated by domestic solar panels according to a survey conducted by renewable...

Lifeguard heroes save baby that was choking on an ice cube at a Costa Blanca beach in Spain

LIFEGUARDS saved a baby's life after it almost choked to death on an ice cube. The drama unfolded on Santa Pola's Calas del Este beach...

IN PICS: ‘Mini-tsunami’ brings flooding to two coastal towns on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of people living on and near the coast in Santa Pola and Guardamar woke up on Wednesday to see devastation caused by overnight...

BEACH SHUTDOWN with big police presence to stop San Juan parties on the Costa Blanca in Spain

MOST Costa Blanca beaches will be closed this evening(June 23) to stop any overnight San Juan parties including the celebratory bonfires. It's the second year...

Big drugs stash washes ashore on popular Costa Blanca day trip island in Spain

A Tabarca Island resident had an unusual find on Saturday(June 19) after spotting a large package on the shore close to the lighthouse on...

Horrific crash at blackspot known as the ‘Road of Death’ on the Costa Blanca in Spain claims another victim

A notorious Costa Blanca blackspot, ten kilometres south of Alicante-Elche airport, has claimed another victim. A 58-year-old woman died yesterday(June 8) and two people were...

Yacht was camouflaged as a fishing boat to smuggle tons of drugs into a Costa Blanca port in Spain

TWO-and-a-half tons of hashish was found on a yacht moored at Santa Pola, leading to the detention of a Murcia and Costa Blanca-based drugs...

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