12 10 / 2014
Just in case you did not know, Andalucía is one of the most vivid and culturally interesting areas in the South of Spain. If you are in love with Spanish civilization and its renowned activities, such as bullfighting and flamenco, you should know that their roots are in Andalucía and you can have one of the most genuine and stimulating holidays by participating in its vibrant celebrations. If you are already intrigued, you need to keep reading this post, since we will give you some advice about the activities you should choose when going to this region.
See a Bullfight
We should tell you that bullfighting is not for everyone and lots of people find it dangerous and cruel, but it still continues to be one of the most representative activities of Spanish culture, with beginnings in the center of Spanish history. These types of contests began in the time in which Moors ruled over the Spanish area as religious rituals, later developing in a sport with spectators. The toreadors are the ones that go into the arena to battle the bulls, being paid and treated like football stars in our country. On your vacation to this area, you can have a look at the full calendar of events to make sure you attend a bullfight. If bullfighting fascinates you, you can also go to one of the many bullfighting museums in the area. These museums provide pictures, historical background, clothing and more. A bullfighting competition in the region will make your journey worthwhile.
Taste Tapas (Seville)
The capital city of Andalucía is Seville, so you should definitely go there. It showcases every timeless element closely related to Andalucía, including winding streets, delightful plazas, tapas pubs, breathtaking scenery and cozy wine. When you are in this area, tasting tapas in Seville is a must. There are many bars where you can place an order for tapas, and get it personalized based on your preference. You shouldn’t miss Calles Mateas Gago, San Eloy, Santa Maria La Blanca and Alfalfa. As the capital city of the area, Seville has everything travelers like about Andalucía. All the great things about Andalucia are featured there. Starting with the great wines and delicious tapas and ending with the long walks in elegant plazas, you can feel the genuine Spanish spirit in Seville. When in Andalucía, you need to go to at least one tapas bar. There are a lot of wonderful possibilities to choose from. Among the best tapas bars in Seville are Calles Mateas Gago, San Eloy, Santa Maria La Blanca and Alfalfa.
Experience the Power of Flamenco
Being among the most popular social experiences in Spain, flamenco is a major tourist attraction that shouldn’t be missed. Although this remarkable Andalusian gypsy dance was fading away, dedicated performing artists have managed to bring it back all across Spain. There are 2 types of flamenco dances you can see in Andalucía. Tablao is the kind of show that is organised for touristic purposes, whilst Pena Flamenca is much more original and unplanned, focusing on genuineness. In many performances, the Tablao concentrates on the town’s nightlife. After this spectacle you will normally see a Pena Flamenca show, with drinks and tapas. This component of the spectacle is more artistic. Most people think about this to be authentic.
Go to a Local Celebration
There’s definitely not a better way to experience true Spanish civilization than going to a festival. These events are an enjoyable method to learn more about Spanish songs, dancing, literature and history. It is quite hard to miss out on a festival, because there are about 3000 of them each year, but it is best to consult an activity schedule, just to be sure. There are a lot of kinds of such events in Andalucía, beginning with holy processions and finishing with fairs and carnivals.
Among the most famous festivals are Feria de Abril, Holy Week and the Spring Fair. Holy Week is an ecclesiastical festival, a parade with floats and idols. The Spring Fair is a wonderful celebration involving drinks, delicacies, late night celebrations and dances.
Whenever you opt to visit Andalucía for a vacation, you should not skip anything mentioned in this post. We guarantee it is going to be an excellent experience and you’ll be left wanting more.
18 9 / 2014
Whenever we go for a holiday, we always choose Spain and my wife and I usually go to Andalucia. We definitely love Spain and we both had a lot of trips to this fabulous country. We made a decision to try out something more challenging this year hence we opt for reserving one of those fabulous and affordable holiday apartments to rent and holiday villa in Javea, much like how we love having an adventure, we also love having alternatives. The area does greatly exceed our standards.
On the south-east coast of Spain lies Javea or Xàbia (as it’s often spelt) in the province of Alicante in the region of Valencia. Javea is yet a far more diverse place than you’ll be able to imagine and in no question, a very popular holiday destination with no shortage of places of interest. And we were happily surprised at how authentically Spanish Javea is when we would have liked somewhere that felt a bit more Spanish. Javea is rich in tradition more than any other regions of the country. Traditions are being valued by the locals here as people tend to always keep in touch with their past. Even at the first glance you can actually recognize the way they value history simply by seeing Javea’s architecture, cuisine, and folklore. This is exactly why you will certainly feel at home as it provides that unique perception of experience and comfort to the travelers and holidaymakers.
Javea is recognized by WHO to have the best and healthiest climate in the world. It’s not quite as hot as the southern tip of Spain being further up from the equator but the temperature is still sweltering hot.
With an architectural mastery of Mediterranean decor and narrow cobbled streets surrounded on both sides by old white-washed buildings, the town itself is exactly what you’d expect. The town is generally within a big enclave on the Costa Blanca and it’s perfectly situated, near an amazing white sand beach and scenic landscape streets. You can also rent a bike and feel free to explore the town particularly the Montgó Natural Park which is worth seeing and worth visiting. We don’t have kids to think about, so we took a trip up the Montgó Mountain on our second day, this time on foot. There are gorgeous views to behold at the top of the summit plus the gentle stroll all of the solution to the peak was at all well worth performing. You can see both Denia and Javea from the summit. Restaurants and food shops are not nearby so make sure to bring with you all that you should reach the summit like foods and lots of water to keep you hydrated during the long trip.
The “old town” part of Javea can also be an incredibly nice location you don’t wish to miss in the course of your visit. There’s a magnificent 14th century church to take a look about and in addition, it still has an old wall that was built to keep out pirates. If you want to venture up a bit, there are several very good views of the whole enclave from the cliff situated on either side of the town. Outing with food and sharing delicious meals in an outside is ideally suited for and great in this place. We’ve mostly covered all activities important to totally enjoy the visit like eating (mostly in this lovely eating place in Javea Bay - Sofia’s Restaurant), scuba diving, lounging on the seaside and on the sand close to the sea. Basically, the week was spent in the encompassing area cycling or walking. Those are the main reasons why we are here.
Looking for a villa for sale in Javea is what making us busy for the rest of our stay because my wife and I have made a decision to re-locate here within the year or so. We really enjoyed the place so much that we have planned to relocate here permanently. We still need to make the very best decision which is the best new home for us and there’s quite a few of ideal villas for sale to decide on. The town is quite rich, as it’s a very ideal place so there are villas that can reach a sale price in the several millions of Euros. Including the money from selling our current home, our budget would be around 300,000€ and with that amount, you can already invest in a well located quality property or villa with a pool. An impressive and a deluxe villa with a mix of classic Spanish architecture and contemporary is what we are looking into a luxurious villa. It has its very own pool area and a large garden. A villa near the canal although not quite large yet similarly priced is what we are also thinking about. We also discover a villa which is surprisingly only half the price of the other two and has an exceptional panoramic views of the enclave from spacious balcony. It’s a delightful two bedroom villa located high in the Castellans area of Javea. Although lacks vacation pool, the balcony well over makes up for it, and for one half of it the price we were able to even save and lease our current the house for additional earnings.
We have totally fallen in love with Javea, with the countryside, the beaches, the people and the great houses. We can’t wait to move out there. We only need to come up with the a choice on which home we want as well as which home money can buy and we’ll be both ready to make our new journey of starting out our new lives in this brilliant country of Spain and in the worth staying place in Javea.
17 9 / 2014
The season of the hot summer months is overflowing with many travelers visiting the country especially in Costa Blanca - region lies with towns along the beach. A 2800 hrs of sun each year is waiting for you in such a delightful province of Alicante in Eastern Spain. This makes it a great tourist destination of the travelers vacationing Spain.
Tourism development had made each considerable and essential influence over the country’s economic situation merely because of the following benefits:
Bus travel in Spain &Transport System
A highly built travel system for road and air is what Spain has. Vacationers can access the country either by air, by land or by ferry yet majority of travellers arrive by air. Airlines flying to Spain are Air Berlin, Air Europa, Clickair, Vueling and Charter airlines and the national airline which is Iberia.
Breathtaking Coastal beaches:
Resorts Spain Along the Mediterranean waters lies the 4 major regions in Spain.
Valencian Community. The beautiful Javea which is the most famous beach resort in Costa Blanca is found here. Germany and United Kingdom travellers are spotted here most. This coastal region in Spain is the most developed. In this community also found Costa del Azahar
Andalucia region. In this region lies the Costa del Sol, the Costa Tropical, the Costa de la Luz and the Costa de Almeria.
Catalonia community. The Costa Brava, Costa Daurada and the Costa Del Meresme. France and Spain inland vacationers mostly favored staying in this area.
Region of Murcia lies the Costa Calida
Religious beliefs in Spain
The country holds most of the holiest places for the Catholic Church that is why Spain is highly regarded by the Catholics. Most sacred places for the Catholics are not only in Vatican City and Jerusalem for Spain has Caravaca de la Cruz, the city of Santiago de Compostela and city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. This bring quite a lot of vacation goers in the form of pilgrims as well as other believers especially during the holy week and Christian holidays.
Gorgeous yet very inexpensive rental villas and apartments
The cheap holiday villas and apartments in Costa Blanca are a soft spot for people coming to the area. For these are generally situated on either hilltop or cliff edge and offers comfortable and great accommodation. Parking and garden pool are as well offered as special amenities.
Lively places in Spain at Night
Spain prides itself with one of the finest and most varied nightlife scenes in Europe. Madrid is a paradise for nightlife lovers and Barcelona’s party scene is spectacular as the city itself. Overnight clubs as well as the night parties like Kapital and Pacha brings tourist to experience night energy in Spain.
Spain is filled with museums and art galleries. Probably the most visited museums in the world famous for its array of arts from ancient times is The Museo El Prado. Countries national museum which are also included are Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando and The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
The country has evidently invested much in tourism and much it has achieved as a result. Over the years, Spain stayed a year-round holidaymaker getaway attracting more and more visitors from around the globe. Summer months nonetheless is the most visited because of the warm air during both the day and the evening time.