There is so much going on in July that it is difficult to say where you should be! Many of the usual organised walks are not on during the hot months of July and August, so check with your local Tourist Office or Town Hall to find out which ones are still on.
The internationally famous San Javier Jazz Festival will take place from 1st to 30th July. This will be the 19th year that the town of San Javier will have been 'swinging' to the sounds of Jazz. The festival has been declared as being of Regional Tourist Interest and is well worth enjoying.
by Dick Handscombe
Especially in country areas, ancient olives, holm oaks, carob and fig trees with thick gnarled trunks and thick spreading branches are an eye-catching feature of many Spanish gardens and for lucky gardeners, some have grown in the same place for a millennium of more.
By Clair Curran
The Fiesta season is upon us and you will find all the villages and towns around the area will be hosting their annual fiesta during the months ahead.
All of this week, the Guardia Civil traffic department, supported by National, Regional and Local police forces, will be carrying out extensive checks on alcohol and drug use on the roads of Spain.
Postal votes being returned by overseas voters for the EU Referendum use the International Business Reply Service (IBRS).
Recent data has revealed that foreign buyers account for one in every five properties sold in Spain.
Topping the list are British buyers, followed by Chinese, German, Belgium and French. New home sales increased by over 15% and mortgage approvals have seen a similar rise. The national average house prices index shows a slight 0.1% rise, though the coastal areas of southern Spain buck the trend with a 4.4% increase in value.
Off-Plan Buyers Whose Homes Are Unfinished Can Reclaim Deposits
Homebuyers who purchased their properties off-plan and were left empty-handed when the developers went out of business may get a refund thanks to a ground-breaking court case in Spain.
Among Brits alone, the pay-off could amount to up to €2.64 billion.
by Dick Handscombe
When we first came to Spain almost 30 years ago it was novel to see a pile of empty plastic water bottles soon building up and the modern way of separating different types of house waste for recycling was not yet wide spread.