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EUROPEAN UNION AGREEMENTflag image

JUST ANNOUNCED BY OUR COLLABORATING FINANCIAL ADVISORS The UK government has reached an agreement with the European Union on citizens’ rights in negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This will provide certainty about the future of UK nationals and their families living in the EU. Most importantly, it will allow UK nationals to stay in their Member State of residence after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. On 19 March 2018, the UK government reached a further agreement with the Commission on the terms of a time-limited implementation period that will start on 30 March 2019 and last until 31 December 2020. This means that all UK nationals lawfully residing in another EU Member State on 31 December 2020 will be covered by the citizens’ rights agreement reached in December. Following the agreement on the Implementation Period, all UK nationals lawfully residing in another EU Member State on 31 December 2020 will be covered by the citizens’ rights agreement. Close family members (spouses, civil partners, unmarried partners, dependent children and grandchildren, and dependent parents and grandparents) of UK nationals covered by the agreement will be able to join those UK nationals in their Member State of residence. Close family members will enjoy the same rights by virtue of their relationship, where the relationship existed on 31 December 2020.   Children born or adopted to a UK national, covered by the agreement, outside of the UK national’s Member State of residence after 31 December 2020, will also be covered by the agreement.   During the Implementation Period (30 March 2019 to 31 December 2020), free movement rights will continue to apply to UK nationals. This means you will be able to live in an EU Member State. Agreement so far on the rights of UK nationals in the EU, the UK and EU Commission have so far agreed that: • UK nationals and their family members covered by the agreement will continue to have the same access as they currently do to healthcare, pensions and other benefits • UK nationals and their family members covered by the agreement will be able to leave their Member State of residence for up to 5 years without losing their right to return The UK and EU Commission have also agreed that:   • EU27 Member States may require UK nationals and their family members covered by the agreement to apply for a residency document or status conferring the right of residence. Administrative procedures for such applications will be transparent, smooth and streamlined • Where an application is required to obtain status, UK nationals will have until at least 6 months after the end of the Implementation Period to submit their applications • Residence documents will be issued free of charge or for a charge not exceeding that imposed on nationals for the issuing of similar documents (such as passports) • UK nationals who, before the end of the Implementation Period, are holders of a valid permanent residence document or a valid domestic immigration document conferring a permanent right to reside, will be able to exchange that document for a new residence document free of charge. They may be required to provide proof of identity and undergo criminality and security checks • During the Implementation Period (30 March 2019 until 31 December 2020), UK nationals will be able to move to another EU Member State as they can now. If you are required by the Member State in which you are resident to apply for a residence status, you will have until at least June 2021 to make that application • During the Implementation Period (30 March 2019 to 31 December 2020), you will enjoy the same rights to work in an EU Member State as you do now. If you are legally resident in the EU by the end of this period you will be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, and will be able to continue living and working in your Member State of residence broadly as you do now • The UK State Pension is payable worldwide under domestic legislation. UK nationals resident in a member state by the end of the implementation period will maintain the right to export an uprated UK state pension and receive associated reciprocal healthcare cover in the EU, for as long as they remain in scope • The UK’s exit from the European Union will not change existing double taxation arrangements. Double taxation agreements ensure that any individual (not just a British citizen) who is living in a country that has a treaty with the UK will not pay tax in two countries on the same income/gain and determines which country has primary taxing rights. The UK has a double taxation agreement with all EU Member States, which will continue to apply on withdrawal.

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Quels types de biens les Français achètent-ils, en Espagne ?flag image

Un Marché fort, les acheteurs de la France voisine sont la clé du succès commercial à l'international.Avec des budgets français supérieurs d'environ 10k€ à la moyenne internationale et en hausse d'année en année (nous avons vu une augmentation de 8% en 2017), nous étudions les données pour déterminer la meilleure façon d'attirer les acheteurs français et les soutenir dans leur recherche de propriété en Espagne.Où les Français achètent-ils ?Les acheteurs français peuvent être perçus comme représentant l'ensemble des acheteurs étrangers. Ils achètent dans toutes les régions du pays mais montrent un penchant pour les régions côtières telles que Valence et Alicante, et les îles - en particulier les Canaries. Gérone, juste au-dessus de la frontière des Pyrénées avec la France, est une destination particulièrement populaire - peut-être en raison de sa situation sur la côte méditerranéenne et de sa proximité de la maison. Il n'est donc pas surprenant que Lloret de Mar sur la Costa Brava ait été la zone d'intérêt français qui a connu la plus forte croissance en 2017, attirant 38% de leads de plus que l'année précédente.Quels types de biens les Français achètent-ils ?D'Almeria à Cadix, peu importe où les Français achètent, ils aiment s'assurer d'avoir beaucoup d'espace. Alors que d'autres nationalités optent pour des appartements et des maisons de ville, les acheteurs français sont plus enclins à choisir une villa aux proportions généreuses. En fait, ils sont presque 10 % plus susceptibles d'acheter une villa que les autres acheteurs internationaux. Cela devrait vous aider lorsque vous analysez votre portefeuille à la recherche de propriétés susceptibles de vous intéresser.En quoi le processus d'achat diffère-t-il ?Comme dans tous les systèmes juridiques des pays, le processus d'achat d'un bien immobilier sera différent entre la France et l'Espagne. Cela peut provoquer chez les acheteurs français une certaine nervosité au sujet de la transaction. Si vous pouvez en apprendre un peu sur les différences que votre acheteur peut s'attendre à voir, vous serez en mesure d'aider à apaiser leurs inquiétudes et de les guider à travers les indemnes. Nous avons retiré quelques-unes des différences les plus notables :Dans les deux pays, vous devrez faire appel à un notaire public pour vous assurer que votre transaction immobilière est effectuée légalement et que tous les impôts nécessaires sont payés. En Espagne, votre notaire public sera séparé de votre agent immobilier, alors qu'en France, il peut s'agir d'un seul et même notaire.En Espagne, les parties acheteuse et vendeuse auraient tendance à utiliser le même notaire, mais les acheteurs français s'attendraient à ce que les deux parties choisissent leur propre notaire. Cela permet d'éviter les conflits d'intérêts.Lors de la vente d'un bien immobilier en France, les vendeurs sont tenus de fournir un certain nombre d'enquêtes professionnelles dans le cadre du processus de vente. Les levés requis dépendront de la région du pays ou de l'âge du bien. Comme il y a beaucoup moins d'exigences en Espagne, il peut être utile de rassurer vos acheteurs français que ces différences de réglementation n'affecteront pas leur achat.

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Holiday rental licences - Valencian Communityflag image

Further information can be obtained on the citizens advice website UPDATED: 30 May 2018 - You can now download a translated copy of the Official Guide to Holiday Rentals for Owners in the Valencian Community which contains all the useful links you need and explains your rights as a holiday rental owner. The original law (Decree 92/2009) covering Holiday rental licences in the Valencian Community was modified in January 2015, making it now compulsory for all types of tourist accommodation, including Viviendas Turisticas, to register their property with the Registro de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turísticas (The Register of Tourist Businesses, Establishments and Professionals).  Valencia is just another region to move towards legalising the holiday rental industry in Spain, with most other Spanish regions also introducing their own laws and licences.  Once you have your Licence number (also called inscription number), it must be stated in all property advertisements. Failure to include your licence number in the property advert could result in a fine for the owner and the advertising channel.   Who should apply? The decree states that it is compulsory for all holiday rental properties to be registered. We recommend that you start the registration process asap, as the decree could be updated at any time. If you manage up to five holiday rental properties, you must register each one individually.  If you manage more than five properties, then you must register as an ‘empresa’ (business), rather than as an individual. You must include your general licence number in all property adverts, not individual property licence numbers. Important: Although Decree 92/2009 is the legal text that establishes the general regulations for holiday rentals in the Valencian Community, the Decree 75/2015 partially modified the 92/2009 Decree. One of the most important changes made is that EVERY homeowner (even if you only owns a single holiday rental) must register its property at the "Registro General de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turísticas". How to register your holiday rental in the Valencian Community Region You must request the Declaración Responsable registration form, which you can get by contacting the Territorial Tourism Service or by downloading it here. After completing the form, you must submit it following one of the following two methods: Option 1: You can apply for the licence in any government administrative office, but it is recommended to use one of the following offices: Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo - Alicante C/ Churruca, 29 - 03003 Alacant/Alicante Teléfono: 012 Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo - Valencia Pl. Alfonso el Magnánimo, 15 - 46003 Valencia Teléfono: 012 Option 2: You can also fill out the application and take it into the post office, addressed to your closest Registro del Servicio Territorial de Servicio office. It's important to remember not to seal the envelope to allow the post office to stamp and date your application. Registrations are accepted for apartments, studio apartments, villas, chalets, bungalows and other similar types of properties. Your rental property needs to meet the technical requirements and standards, as set out within the decree, based on its category -  Standard, Primary and Superior (see below for details of these requirements). Once the property is registered, you must include the licence number, category type and code in all advertising and promotion of the property. Property Requirements: Find out if your property belongs to the Standard, Primera or Superior category   Requirements Standard Primera Superior Public entrance ✔ ✔ ✔ Lift (if the accommodation is situated on the fourth floor or higher) ✔ ✔ ✔ Stairs ✔ ✔ ✔ Heating and sound insulation in all areas ✔ ✔ ✔ Parking   ✔ ✔ Wall power outlets in all rooms and a fuse box ✔ ✔ ✔ Hot water ✔ ✔ ✔ Evacuation plan displayed at the front door of the accommodation ✔ ✔ ✔ Emergency telephone list ✔ ✔ ✔ Information about local attractions and places of interest ✔ ✔ ✔ Air conditioning   ✔ ✔* Heating   ✔ ✔ Swimming pool and/or first line beach   ✔ ✔ Security box   ✔ ✔ Internet access     ✔ Garden (can be a common garden)     ✔ *Bedrooms included  Room Sizes (min. m2 space)   Standard Primera Superior Main bedroom including wardrobe 10 m2 12 m2 14 m2 Double bedroom including wardrobe 8 m2 10 m2 12 m2 Single bedroom including wardrobe 6 m2 8 m2 9 m2 Per person sharing room i.e. per bed 3.5 m2 4.5 m2 - Living/dining 14 m2 17 m2 20 m2 Kitchen* 5 m2 7 m2 8 m2 Bathroom** 4.5 m2 5.5 m2 5.5 m2   *The kitchen should be equipped with a hob with a minimum of two burners when the accommodation doesn't exceed 4 guests and a hob of three burners or more when it exceeds 4 guests. **There must be at least one bathroom including a bath with shower, washbasin and toilet and/or a washroom with a shower, washbasin and toilet. A studio apartment is defined as an accommodation consisting of a living/dining/kitchen area with separate bathroom (minimum of 24 m2 for Standard category). Rental accommodation should be furnished and equipped appropriately, with the following: Cutlery Kitchenware and appliances Bed linen Curtains Kitchen appliances Fridge freezer Electric grill/griddle Oven/microwave Extractor fan and smoke alarm

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MAURES ET CHRÉTIENS MORAIRA 2018 PROGRAMME DES ÉVÉNEMENTSflag image

MAURES ET CHRÉTIENS MORAIRA 2018 PROGRAMME DES ÉVÉNEMENTS Le vendredi 8 juin19h30 Inauguration du marché médiéval andalou. 20:30 Représentation de la fanfare néerlandaise sur l'esplanade du château.22.00 Procession d'ouverture dans les rues de la ville, accompagnée par le groupe de tambours Mediterrània et la charanga Toca't un ou ou.22.30. Proclamation des fêtes dans la salle de réunion de l'Espai la Senieta par Rafa Soler et cérémonie de remise des prix du Concours de Dessin organisé par le Bureau Central et en collaboration avec l'AMPA Cap d'Or (Moraira) et l'AMPA San Vicente Ferrer (Teulada). Ensuite, nous irons parade jusqu'au siège central du conseil d'administration.Samedi 9 juin12.00h Rassemblement des Maures et des Chrétiens dans la forêt urbaine et préparation du repas de fraternité et des jeux pour enfants par J-Produccions. Le tout animé par la charanga Bataclán de Jalón.21.30h Concentration de toutes les rangées dans le Fortí et défilé accompagné par le Colla El Falçó de Teulada et le Colla la Llebetjà del Poble Nou à l'esplanade du Château. 22.00h Présentation des drapeaux dans l'esplanade du Château. A la fin de la verveine, avec la performance du duo "Imagen".Dimanche 10 juin18.00h Grand Festival International de Jazz, Folk, Rock et Country Music.Lundi 11 juin20.00h Concert du chœur britannique dans la paroisse de Moraira.Jeudi 14 juin 20.00h Concert du Colla El Falçó de Teulada dans la rue Dr. Calatayud. 21.30h Dîner de fraternité sur la Plaza Virgen del Carmen, animé par l'Orchestre Cano. Vendredi 15 juin 13.00h Concentration de toutes les rangées dans le Fortí et défilé informel animé par l'orchestre de Jalón.13.30h Tir à l'arc dans l'Esplanade du Château.19h30 Offrande de fleurs en l'honneur du Santísimo Cristo de Moraira à l'Ermita del Castillo.23:00h Conquête de Mora sur la plage de La Ampolla, suivie de l'ambassade de Moraira et de la conquête du château de Moraira. Puis nuit de capitanías avec les charangas avec le Bataclán et charanga Toca´t ou. Samedi 16 juin9.00h Réveil général avec arquebuses.11.00. Concentration de toutes les rangées dans le Fortí et ensuite la parade.12.00h Messe en l'honneur du Saint Christ dans la paroisse de Moraira. 13.00h Tournage de l'arcabucería dans l'Esplanade du Château et parade informelle.20:00h Reconquête chrétienne sur la plage de La Ampolla. Assaut sur le château de Moraira par le côté chrétien suivi par l'ambassade chrétienne et reconquête du château. 24.00h Toilettes populaires de l'esplanade du Château de Moraira à l'avenue de Portet.Puis la Nuit Kabyle avec la représentation de l'orchestre VALENCIA sur l'Avenida del Portet.Dimanche 17 juin9.00h Réveil général avec arquebuses.12.00h Défilé informel avec drapeaux. 12h30 Tir à l'arc dans l'Esplanade du Château.19.00h Entrée des groupes de musique du château au Fortí.20.00h Grande parade de gala du Moro et des Bandos chrétiens.Côté chrétien :Row Knights of the King D.JaimeFilá Muladíes Conquérir des rangéesRangée AlmogaversFilá Huestes del Cid - Capitaine chrétien Côté maure :Ligne BashiraRangée Al-MadhrabbaLigne AlmorachRangée des califesRangée AlmoraimaFilá Marsa Mudhayra - Capitaine MoraA la fin du défilé de feux d'artifice.

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Programación Moros y Cristianos Moraira 2018flag image

PROGRAMA DE ACTOS MOROS Y CRISTIANOS MORAIRA 2018 Viernes 8 de Junio 19.30 Inauguración Mercado Medieval  Andalusí. 20:30 Actuación de la  Banda Holandesa en la explanada del castillo. 22.00 Pasacalle del pregón por las calles de la localidad, acompañados por la banda de tambores Mediterrània y la charanga Toca’t un ou. 22.30. Pregón de fiestas en el salón de actos del Espai la Senieta a cargo de Rafa Soler y entrega de premios del Concurso de Dibujos organizado por la Junta Central y en colaboración del AMPA Cap d’Or (Moraira) y AMPA San Vicente Ferrer (Teulada). A continuación iremos en pasacalle hasta la sede de la junta central. Sábado 9 de junio 12.00h Concentración de moros y cristianos en el Bosque Urbano y preparación de la comida de hermandad y juegos infantiles a cargo de J-Produccions. Todo amenizado por la charanga Bataclán de Jalón. 21.30h Concentración de todas las filás en el Fortí y pasacalle acompañados por la Colla El Falçó de Teulada y la Colla la Llebetjà del Poble Nou hasta la explanada del Castillo. 22.00h Acto de presentación de Banderines en la explanada del Castillo. Al finalizar  verbena, con la actuación  del duo “Imagen”. Domingo10 de junio 18.00h Gran Festival Internacional de Música Jazz, Folk, Rock y Country. Lunes 11 de junio 20.00h Concierto de La Coral Británica en la Parroquia de Moraira. Jueves 14 de junio  20.00h Concierto de la Colla El Falçó de Teulada en la calle Dr. Calatayud.  21.30h Cena de hermandad en la plaza Virgen del Carmen, amenizado por Cano Orquesta. Viernes 15 de junio 13.00h Concentración de todas las filás en el Fortí y pasacalle informal amenizado por la banda de música de Jalón. 13.30h Disparo de arcabucería en la Explanada del Castillo. 19.30h Ofrenda de flores en honor al Santísimo Cristo de Moraira en la Ermita del Castillo. 23:00h Conquista Mora en la Playa de La Ampolla, seguido de la Embajada Mora y Conquista del Castillo de Moraira. A continuación noche de capitanías con las charangas con el Bataclán y charanga Toca´t ou. Sábado 16 de junio 9.00h Despertá general con arcabuces. 11.00. Concentración de todas las filás en el Fortí y a continuación pasacalle. 12.00h Misa en honor al Santísimo Cristo en la Parroquia de Moraira.  13.00h Disparo de arcabucería en la Explanada del Castillo y desfile informal. 20:00h Reconquista Cristiana en la playa de la Ampolla. Asalto al Castillo de Moraira por parte del Bando Cristiano seguido de la Embajada Cristiana y Reconquista del Castillo.  24.00h Retreta Popular desde la explanada del Castillo de Moraira hasta la avenida del Portet. A continuación Noche de cabilas con la actuación de la orquesta VALENCIA en la avenida del Portet. Domingo 17 de junio 9.00h  Despertá  general con arcabuces. 12.00h Pasacalle informal con banderines. 12.30h Disparo de arcabucería en la Explanada del Castillo. 19.00h Entrada de Bandas de Música desde el Castillo  hasta el Fortí. 20.00h Gran Desfile de Gala de los Bandos Moro y Cristiano. Bando cristiano: Filá Caballeros del Rey D.Jaime Filá Muladíes Filá Conquistadoras Filá Almogavers Filá Huestes del Cid- Capitanía Cristiana Bando Moro: Filá Bashira Filá Al-Madhrabba Filá Almorach Filá Califas Filá Almoraima Filá Marsa Mudhayra - Capitanía Mora Al finalizar el desfile Castillo de  fuegos artificiales.      

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Celebration of Corpus Christi in Moraira on the 3rd of May flag image

     CORPUS CHRISTI     Corpus Christi (Teulada - Moraira) In Teulada and Moraira. Procession and traditional dances. The procession of Corpus Christi, one of the oldest festivities of the Catholic Church, led by a group of the Grup de Danses Font Santa and arriving at the Plaça dels Porxes dance the "Ball dels Cavallets", a dance that symbolically represents the struggle between good and evil through the remembrance of the historical fact of protecting the coast from attacks by piracy. Each component carries a cardboard horse decorated with cloth and formed two rows of four people to proceed to the dance to the music of the Colla "El Falçó" of Teulada, which causes great admiration of the audience. At the end, there comes another group of Danses who interpret "El ball de Pastorets", and then the "Ball de les Vetes", a dance that consists of pulling different colored ribbons that they carry in their hands and that are born from a wooden stick topped by flowers, representing the May tree, the fruit tree.  

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Corpus Christi-Feesten in Moraira-Teulada op 3 Juni 2018flag image

CORPUS CHRISTI   Corpus Christi (Teulada - Moraira)In Teulada en Moraira. Processie en traditionele dansen.De processie van Corpus Christi, een van de oudste festivals van de Katholieke Kerk, geleid door een groep van Grup de Danses Font kerstman en bereikt de Plaça dels Porxes dans de "Bal dels Cavallets", een dans die symbolisch de strijd vertegenwoordigt tussen goed en kwaad door de herinnering aan historische feiten te beschermen de kust tegen de aanvallen van piraterij.Elk onderdeel draagt ​​een paard doek versierd met karton en vormden twee rijen van vier personen om te komen om te dansen op de muziek van de Colla "Falco" van Teulada, waardoor grote bewondering van het publiek.Aan het eind, komt een andere groep van hen Danses die spelen "De bal van Pastorets" en dan de "Bal de les Vetes", een dans die gaat krijgen door verschillende gekleurde linten te dragen op hun handen en geboren uit een houten paal bedekt door bloemen, wat neerkomt op de meiboom, de vruchtbaarheid.

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TOMATINA on the 29th of Augustflag image

History of La Tomatina The origins of La Tomatina aren’t clear with several theories explaining how Bunyol has become home to the world’s biggest tomato fight. However, the most plausible suggests that the most likely explanation dates back to 1945 when an annual parade of enormous figures with big heads (Gigantes y Cabezudos) was passing through the streets of Bunyol. It seems that some youngsters tried to join in the parade and accidentally knocked over one of the giants who got to his feet and started swinging out at everyone around him. In retaliation the youngsters grabbed some tomatoes from a nearby vegetable stall and started throwing them at him until the police arrived to break things up. The following year on the same last Wednesday of August these young people returned to the town hall square and started another tomato fight using their own tomatoes. Again the police intervened and in subsequent years the local council tried to ban the ‘El Día de la Tomatina’ but with little success as the event continued to grow year after year reaching the ludicrous size it is today. Practical Information Getting There … Most young visitors book cheap accommodation in Valencia then take the train to Bunyol for the day. On the morning of the festival there are trains from Valencia Central Station, which is about 40km away, at eight minutes past the hour (check at www.renfe.es just in case this has changed). There is no need to book tickets in advance and the journey takes 50 minutes. The actual tomato fight lasts little over an hour beginning at midday and continuing until shortly after 1pm. So the 8.08am, 9.08am or 10.08 trains will get you there in plenty time. The earlier the better as the trains do get full. Alternatively, you can arrive by local bus or rent a car though this might not be a great idea considering the mess you’re likely to be in after the tomato battle. Accommodation … Bunyol is a small village of some 9000 people whose population swells to some 30,000 on the day of La Tomatina. The Hotel Condes de Buñol is a nice little hotel in the town centre but there is hardly any accommodation in the immediate area so most budget visitors stay in a budget hostel or hotel in Valencia but you’ll need to book well in advance. Another option is to head for the small family-run campsite called La Granjita in Chiva which is only 10km north-east of Bunyol. The owners provide you with the tent, bed, sheets, towels as well as breakfast and an evening meal if you want it. It also has a small pool which is so inviting once you get back from the fiesta. What to Wear … Whatever you wear is going to get destroyed so make sure you take a change of clothes for the return train journey. We actually found that a snorkel and mask were well worth taking! Afterwards you can try to clean up a little at the public showers near the river but these are generally packed. Tomatina Tickets Until a few years ago the numbers visiting the Tomatina festival were large but manageable. However, in recent times the event has become a victim of its own success with upwards of 50,000 people trying to cram themselves into this small Valencian town which has inevitably caused security concerns. As a result the town council of Bunyol have been forced to limit numbers by issuing tickets to those wishing to take part. Tickets cost €10 each and can be reserved and printed out on the Bunyol Town Council website. Alternatively, you can book an organised tour to La Tomatina with numerous companies who will include tickets in their package. Rules of La Tomatina In spite of the mayhem there actually are a few rules and regulations that need to be adhered to during La Tomatina in order to ensure that the maximum number of people get the maximum enjoyment from the day. It is illegal to bring any kind of bottles or other objects that could cause an accident. You must not tear t-shirts. Tomatoes must be crushed before throwing so that they don’t hurt anybody. You must be careful to avoid the lorries which carry the tomatoes. As soon as you hear the 2nd banger you must stop throwing tomatoes.    

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Jesús Nazareno Fiesta in Javeaflag image

The arrival of May also sees several decorated crosses appear through the old town, many of them made from colourful flowers. Each year, the mayorales, who are residents (always male) who are selected annually to represent the fiesta, are responsible for placing crosses outside their homes. Planning takes months; professional designers are often tasked with creating a stunning visual image to outdo others. The cost is phenomenal, usually more than 2,000 euros, and the dedication to put together such beautiful creations is admirable, although quite often neighbours muck in to help out, spending hours sticking on flowers and plants so that the cross is ready for its reveal. The origin of such a tradition seems to be another adoption of ancient festivities by the Christian faith during the conversion of Europe. Amongst the many rituals, the festival of Flora, the Roman Goddess of flowers and the season of spring was celebrated between April 28 and May 3 and symbolized the renewal of the cycle of life after a long winter. Such traditions were brought to the Iberian peninsula during occupation by the Romans and quite possibly adapted after the conversion of Emperor Constantine I in the 4th century and the supposed discovery of the 'True Cross' in Jerusalem by his mother Saint Helena. She is said to have died praying for all Christians to commemorate the day that the 'True Cross' was found whilst other sources suggest that the tradition celebrates the rescue of the 'Cross' from the Persians in 628AD. Text and image courtesy of http://www.javeamigos.com

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ENJOY ROUTES ON ELECTRIC BIKES flag image

We carry out guided routes in electric bicycle by Jávea / XàbiaEnjoy Guided Routes in Bici by Jávea / Xàbia, in a more agile way, thanks to our fabulous Electric TREK with BOSCH Battery. On all journeys, you will always find places of great beauty. The coast of Xàbia, is considered one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.On all routes, we try to drive on roads and roads with little traffic or restricted traffic for motor vehicles. In this way we can reach places where it is difficult or impossible to access with another vehicle. So you can enjoy some quiet and pleasant routes, where with our electric bikes we will have no problem to circulate, and also enjoying almost effortlessly, especially unique places.You can plan routes to celebrate events: birthdays, friends reunion, farewells, business meetings, etc ...   ROUTES BY VIEWPOINTS OF JAVEA/XABIAWe accompany you by bicycle to visit the excellent viewpoints of Bahia de Jávea, such as Cabo de la Nao, Cabo de San Antonio, Cala Blanca or Els Molins.   ROUTES TROUGH THE PROTECTED AREAS OF JAVEA  Respecting nature with our bikes we visit the Montgó Natural Park, the Bay of Portixol, areas of native vegetation or the Forest Park of La Granadella.ASK FOR MORE INFORMATIONBicycle routes through the protected areas of Jávea / Xàbia        ROUTES THROUGH THE HISTORY OF JAVEA/XABIAR We enter by bicycle in the fascinating history of Jávea / Xàbia visiting its museums and highlighting the Islamic and medieval features of the city, with its traditional and gastronomic traditions.

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Craft Market over easter time in Javeaflag image

At the Plaza de la Iglesia and surrounding area, a wonderful historical site, close to the  Municipal Market. The craft market will open on Good Friday with dozens of stalls and entertainment for all ages. This is the 35th year of the market and there will be products of all kinds: textiles, jewellery, ceramics, leather or food and more. Folk music is high on the agenda, with groups such as Xirimitab’s, Romantica del Saladar, Rascanya and the Portitxol Dance group. There will also be shows for children, with stories, theatres, puppets and free workshops. For the last evening there will be a special spot for Lindy Dancing. The fair will be open until Monday 2nd April and will be a special morning on Easter Sunday, when associations, clubs and groups join together with their products and snacks that will be hosted in the church Plaza.    If you feel that you would like to purchase a property in any of these areas, please contact us via our e-mail address on info@molinovillas.com or visit our website on www.molinovillas.com

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Golf Club Ifachflag image

Club de Golf Ifach werd in 1974 gebouwd op een benijdenswaardige locatie en is de eerste in zijn soort aan de Costa Blanca. De baan heeft negen holes, zes par drie en drie par fours met een korte loop (2.940m van de yellows: 3.236 m van de white: 2.432 m van de rode en 2.776 m van de blues. De duur van een rondje van 9 holes is ongeveer anderhalf uur en voor 18 holes, slechts drie uur. De meeste holes hebben grote greens, met strategisch geplaatste bunkers om ze te beschermen. Verschillende van de holes zijn omgeven door bomen, waardoor, door de constante zeebries, het golfen in de zomer erg gemakkelijk is. De baan en het ontwerp zorgen voor een aangenaam spelletje golf met familie en vrienden terwijl u geniet van het prachtige landschap. De cursus kan soms veeleisend en uitdagend zijn voor zowel kleine als hoge handicappers. De golfbaan ligt dicht bij de drie naburige steden Benissa, Teulada-Moraira en Calpe, allemaal met goede accommodaties, van logies en ontbijt tot luxe hotels, waardoor het gemakkelijk en handig is om golf met vakantie te combineren. Ifach Golf Club. Onze leden zijn van alle nationaliteiten en zijn meestal actief in verschillende groepen van verenigingen en spelen regelmatig in hun owm-wedstrijden. Die groepen zijn hieronder gemarkeerd. "Tits" zijn een groep leden en gasten die elke dinsdag, donderdag en zondag spelen. "Mafs" is een vrouwelijke groep leden die op maandag en vrijdag spelen.   "Wags" is een vereniging van mannelijke leden, sintels die op woensdag in verschillende clubs aan de Costa Blanca spelen. "Coffin Dodgers" zijn een groep oudere mannelijke leden die elke dinsdag en vrijdag 9 holes Stableford spelen.  "Juniors" zijn een gemengde groep leden die 18 holes spelen op dinsdagen en donderdagen. "Amigos" zijn een groep leden en gasten die spelen op dinsdagen en vrijdagmiddagen. Hun bedoeling is gewoon om een ​​informeel en leuk spelletje golf te spelen. De Ifach Golf Club bestaat uit twee gebouwen. Een daarvan is ontworpen als het clubhuis met cafetaria, badkamers en kleedkamers, waaronder opslagruimten, een vergaderruimte en een golfclub. Het tweede gebouw is waar het restaurant Micheta zich bevindt, dat een spectaculair terras heeft, barbecueplaatsen en een buitenbad. Diensten Om te oefenen hebben we tot uw beschikking drie oratice-netten, putting green, approach area en bunker. Gratis parkeren, verhuur van clubs en wagens, golfproshop, oplaadservice voor batterijen, golflessen, (Pro spreekt Engels). Tennisbanen en een zwembad. Openingstijden en prijzen Raadpleeg Club Office Telefoon 96 649 71 14 E-mail: info@golfifach.com Web: www.golfifach.com Als u denkt dat u een woning in een van deze gebieden wilt kopen, neem dan contact met ons op via ons e-mailadres op ifo@molinovillas.com of bezoek onze website op www.molinovillas.com

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PLUSVALIA tax modificacion 2018flag image

The modification of “plusvalía tax” is going  ahead and the process begins in  parliament,  even though it is over a year after the government has presented the bill !!      Not only will it cancel the payment of a tax when  a property  has sold “at a loss”, but also it will be modify the rate that it is established by every town hall. Indeed, the bill has considerably reduced the rates for the relief of the contributors.    However the popular parliament group has initiated the proceeding of the bill that slightly increases the rates. Although even with this increase,  rates are continuing to be below the actual law. At the end of July 2017, the government approved the bill looking to modify the local tax office regulatory law to eliminate the “plusvalía” town hall payment when a house makes a loss.     At the beginning,   the bill modified the coefficients that are put on over the cadastral value of the land and also the way to calculate it.   Previously,  the coefficient has been calculated by 5 years periods, now the calculation is annual, with a maximum of 20 years. However, the maximum coefficients have been slightly risen by the bill as it is showed at the following table: Plusvalia Coefficient has been changed as the following table shows: How your pocket will be affected? The best is to see how the taxpayer pocket will be affected with examples: Calculate example with the actual Local Tax Office Regulation Law: Cadastral Value: 40.000 euros Generation period: 6 years Coefficient article 107: 3,5 Tax base: 8.400 euros (40.000 x 21%*) *6 years x 3,5 Calculate example with the actual Local Tax Office Regulation Law (July 2017): Cadastral Value: 40.000 euros Generation period: 6 años Bill Coefficient: 0,06 Tax base: 2.400 euros (40.000 x 0,06) Calculate example with the actual Local Tax Office Regulation Law (March 2018): Cadastral Value: 40.000 euros Generation period: 6 años Bill Coefficient: 0,08 Tax Base: 3.200 euros (40.000 x 0,08) In addition, the bill added a new transitory regulation, to adapt to the fiscal regulations  of every town hall to accept the new law with the following conditions: Period of 4 months from the effective date of the law to adapt the new town hall  conditions. Until the new regulations, maximum coefficient provided by law will be implemented.    In the case that the old coefficients (not modified yet) would be more advantageous.    In that case the ordinance coefficients will be implemented until the ordinance is modified. Other news that turn up with the law   The principal new is the tax legal reform will not be demanded when the contributor has transmitted a property as a loss on the escritura values. To know if there is an increase of the value of the land or not, José María Salcedo lawyer,  Ático Jurídico, reminds us  to consider transmission and acquisition,   which will be the ones paid and documented in the deed.    With the exception that values have been verified and the results would have been superior. Thus, in the purchase of a house, the reference value is the price that appears in the deed of purchase of the property. If the transmission is gratuitous (inheritances and donations), it will be consider the values of acquisitions and transmissions declared in the successions and donations. As in the previous case, if that values have been object of verification and the result is more than the one declared, the administrative valuation will be considered Efficiency retrospective of the reform The bill expects the law effective date,  after it has been approved, would be the day after to the BOE publication, according to José María Salcedo.    However, some of the measures planned will be retrospective to the effective date. In the event of the new has not subjected to the tax when it is sold at a loss.   The effective date of this measure will be 15-06-2017, as it has been published in 11-05-2017 sentence BOE of constitutional tribunal. Therefore, from the  date 15-06-2017, it will consider it to be not related to all lands transmission taxes when the value has not been increased.  

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Modificacion del impuesto de PLUSVALIA flag image

La modificación del impuesto de la plusvalía municipal sigue su curso legal y acaba de iniciar su tramitación parlamentaria, a pesar de haber pasado ya casi un año desde que el Gobierno presentara el proyecto de ley. No sólo se va a anular el pago de este impuesto cuando se transmita una vivienda a pérdidas, sino que también se va a modificar el coeficiente que después establece cada Ayuntamiento. De hecho, el Proyecto de Ley los redujo considerablemente para respiro de los contribuyentes. Sin embargo, el Grupo Parlamentario Popular ha iniciado la tramitación de la proposición de Ley que eleva ligeramente los coeficientes. Pese a esta subida, siguen por debajo de la ley actual.   A finales de julio del año pasado, el Gobierno aprobó el proyecto de ley que busca modificar la Ley Reguladora de las Haciendas Locales para eliminar el pago de la plusvalía municipal cuando se transmite una vivienda en pérdidas. Han pasado los meses y todavía está en tramitación parlamentaria convertida en una proposición de ley. Inicialmente el proyecto de ley modificó los coeficientes que se aplican sobre el valor catastral del terreno y también la forma de cálculo. Si antes el coeficiente se calculaba por periodos de cinco años, ahora el cómputo es anual, hasta un máximo de 20 años. Sin embargo, la proposición de ley ha modificado ligeramente al alza los coeficientes máximos y quedan de la siguiente manera: Cómo afectará al bolsillo Lo mejor es ver cómo afectará al bolsillo del contribuyente con ejemplos: Ejemplo de cálculo con la actual Ley Reguladora de las Haciendas Locales: Valor catastral: 40.000 euros Período generación: 6 años Coeficiente artículo 107: 3,5 Base imponible: 8.400 euros (40.000 x 21%*) *6 años x 3,5 Ejemplo de cálculo en base al proyecto de ley (julio 2017): Valor catastral: 40.000 euros Período de generación: 6 años Coeficiente proposición de ley: 0,06 Base imponible: 2.400 euros (40.000 x 0,06) Ejemplo de cálculo en base a la proposición de ley (marzo 2018): Valor catastral: 40.000 euros Período de generación: 6 años Coeficiente proposición de ley: 0,08 Base imponible: 3.200 euros (40.000 x 0,08) Además, la proposición de ley de modificación de la plusvalía municipal añade una nueva Disposición Transitoria, para adaptar las ordenanzas fiscales de cada municipio a la nueva ley que dispone lo siguiente: - Se da un plazo de 4 meses desde la entrada en vigor de la Ley para adaptar las ordenanzas de los municipios a la nueva normativa. - Hasta que se modifiquen la ordenanza, se aplicarán los coeficientes máximos previstos en la nueva Ley. Ello, salvo que los coeficientes de la antigua ordenanza (aún no modificados) sean más beneficiosos. En este caso se seguirán aplicando los coeficientes de la ordenanza, hasta que ésta se modifique. Otras novedades que vienen con la ley - La principal novedad de la reforma legal del impuesto es que no se va a exigir cuando el contribuyente ha transmitido un inmueble a pérdidas. Para saber si ha existido incremento de valor del terreno o no, José María Salcedo, abogado del despacho Ático Jurídico, recuerda que los valores de transmisión y adquisición a tener en cuenta serán, en las transmisiones onerosas, los efectivamente pagados y que consten en las escrituras. Ello, salvo que dichos valores hubieran sido objeto de una comprobación de valores y de la misma haya resultado una valoración superior. Así, en la venta de una casa, el valor de referencia es el precio que figure en la escritura de compraventa del inmueble. Si la transmisión es gratuita (herencias y donaciones), se tendrán en cuenta los valores de adquisición y transmisión declarados en el Impuesto de Sucesiones y Donaciones, que serán habitualmente los consignados en la escritura pública de herencia o donación. Como en el caso anterior, si dichos valores han sido objeto de comprobación y el resultado de ésta es superior al declarado, se tendrá en cuenta la valoración administrativa. Eficacia retroactiva de la reforma El proyecto de Ley prevé que la entrada en vigor de la Ley, una vez se apruebe, será el día siguiente a la publicación en el BOE, según José María Salcedo. Sin embargo, algunas de las medidas previstas tendrán eficacia anterior (retroactiva) a la fecha de entrada en vigor. Es el caso del nuevo supuesto de no sujeción al impuesto cuando se vende en pérdidas. La fecha de efectos de esta medida será la del 15-6-2017, que es la de publicación en el BOE de la sentencia del 11-5-2017 del Tribunal Constitucional. Por tanto, a partir de la referida fecha de 15-6-2017, se considerarán no sujetas al impuesto todas las transmisiones de terrenos en las que no ha existido incremento de valor.  

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Ifach Club de Golfflag image

Club de Golf Ifach was built in 1974 in an enviable location, and being the first of its kind on the Costa Blanca. The course has nine holes, six par threes and three par fours with a short course (2.940m from the yellows: 3.236 m from the white:2.432 m from the reds and 2.776 m from the blues. The duration of  around of 9 holes is about an hour and half and for 18 holes, just three hours. Most of the holes have large greens, with strategically placed bunkers to protect them.  Several of the holes are surrounded by trees, which, with the constant sea breezes makes playing golf in the summer very pleasant. The course and its design allows an enjoyable game of golf with family and friends whilst enjoying the wonderful scenery. The Course can at times be demanding and challaging for low and high handicappers alike. The course is close by the three neighbouring towns of Benissa, Teulada-Moraira and Calpe, all offering good accommodation from bed and breakfast to luxury hotels, which makes it easy and convenient to combine golf with holiday. Ifach Golf Club. Our members are of all various nationalities and mostly intergrate in various groups of associations and play regularly in their own competitions. Those groups are highlighted below. "Tits" are a group of memebers and  guests who play every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. "Mafs" is a female group of members who play on Mondays and Fridays.  "Wags" is an association of male members who play on wednesday in various Clubs on the Costa Blanca. "Coffin Dodgers" are a group of older male members who play 9 holes Stableford every Tuesday and Friday. "Juniors" are a mixed group of members who play 18 holes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. "Amigos" are a group of members and guests who play on Tuesdays and Friday afternoons. Their intention is just to play an informal and fun game of golf. The Ifach Golf Club comprises of two buildings. One is designed as the Club House, with cafeteria, bathrooms and changing rooms, including storage rooms, a meeting room and golf club room. The second building is where the restaurant Micheta is located, which boasts a spectacular terrace, barbeque areas an outside swimming pool. Services For practice, we have at your disposal, three oratice nets, putting green, approach area and bunker. Free parking, club and trolley hire, golf pro shop, battery charging service, golf lessons, (Pro speaks English). Tennis courts and swimming pool. Opening hours and prices Consult Club Office Telephone 96 649 71 14              E-mail: info@golfifach.com                        Web: www.golfifach.com If you feel that you would like to purchase a property in any of these areas, please contact us via our e-mail address on  ifo@molinovillas.com  or visit our website on www.molinovillas.com

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Gastronomie in het dorp van Benissa van 2 t/m 11 Maartflag image

Zoals elk jaar begin maart en gedurende 10 dagen kunt u onze typische gastronomie proeven in het charmante dorp Benissa. De traditionele gastronomische proeverij vindt plaats van 2 tot 11 maart. In 10 dagen zullen verschillende MENUs-PROEVEN restaurants de lokale gerechten van Benissa aanbieden tegen een kleine prijs in hun faciliteiten. Het is een traditioneel evenement dat de beste professionals uit de regionale gastronomie samenbrengt, en het is ook een kans om de wijnen van de regio en de inwoners van Benissa en nabijgelegen steden in de omgeving te proeven. 9-11 / 03/2018. Tijdens het tweede weekend van de Centre d'Art Workshop d 'Ivars zullen typische en innovatieve tapas worden aangeboden als een beurs. En bovendien, gevarieerd programma van wijnproeverijen gecombineerd met lokale worst, cocktailshow, etc. Echt heerlijk en  voor een geweldige prijs !

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Gastronomie im Benissa Dorf von 2 biss 11 Marzflag image

Wie jedes Jahr Anfang März und für 10 Tage können Sie unsere typische Gastronomie im charmanten Dorf Benissa probieren. Die traditionelle gastronomische Verkostung findet vom 2. bis zum 11. März statt. In 10 Tagen werden mehrere Restaurants MENUS-TASTING der einheimischen Küche von Benissa zu einem kleinen Preis in ihren Einrichtungen anbieten. Es ist eine traditionelle Veranstaltung, die die besten Fachleute der regionalen Gastronomie zusammenbringt, und es ist auch eine Gelegenheit, die Weine der Region und die Einwohner von Benissa und nahe gelegenen Städten in der Nähe zu probieren. 9-11 / 03/2018. Am zweiten Wochenende im Rahmen des Centre d'Art Workshop d'Ivars werden typische und innovative Tapas als Messe angeboten. Und zusätzlich, abwechslungsreiches Programm der Weinprobe gepaart mit lokalen Wurst, Cocktail-Show, etc. Ein köstliches leckeres und zu einem tollen Preis, den Sie erleben müssen! 

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11ve Degustation gastronomie en Benissaflag image

Comme chaque année au début du mois de mars, et pendant 10 jours, vous pourrez déguster notre gastronomie typique, dans le charmant village de Benissa.La traditionnelle dégustation gastronomique se déroulera du 2 au 11 mars  2018. Pendant 10 jours, plusieurs restaurants proposeront des menus de dégustation de la gastronomie locale de Benissa à un petit prix dans leurs établissements.C'est un événement traditionnel qui rassemble les meilleurs professionnels de la gastronomie, et c'est aussi l'occasion de déguster les vins de la région. C'est un des anuelles points de reunion du voisines de Benissa et les villages tout autour.9-11 mars 2018. Le deuxième week-end dans le cadre du Centre d'Art Atelier d'Ivars, des tapas typiques et innovantes sont proposées en foire. Et en plus, un programme varié de dégustation de vins accompagné de saucisses locales, de cocktails, etc.Un rendez-vous  délicieux à un très bon prix  à decouvrir!

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11va Mostra gastronòmica - Benissaflag image

Como todos los años a principios de Marzo, y durante 10 días podrá degustar nuestra gastronomía típica, en el encantador pueblo de Benissa. La tradicional degustación gastronómica tendrá lugar desde el 2 al 11 de marzo de 2018, es la muestra número 11.  Durante 10 días varios restaurantes ofrecerán MENÚS-DEGUSTACIÓN de la gastronomía autóctona de Benissa a un módico precio en sus establecimientos. Es un evento tradicional en el que se dan cita los mejores profesionales de la gastronomía de la región , y también es una oportunidad para degustar los vinos de la comarca, y los vecinos de Benissa, y los pueblos cercanos de los alrededores. 9-11/03/2018. El segundo fin de semana en el marco del Centre d' Art Taller d' Ivars, se ofertan, a modo de feria, tapas típicas e innovadoras. Y además, variado programa de catas de vinos maridadas con embutido local, cocktail show, etc. Una cita deliciosa  y a muy buen precio que Ud debe experimentar !  

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FALLAS 2018flag image

Las Fallas, la fiesta grande de Valencia, volverá como cada año a transformar la ciudad y su paisaje urbano con la genialidad de sus monumentos, el talento de artistas artesanos y su colorido y musical ambiente. Más de un mes de celebración, desde la inauguración de la Exposición del Ninot 2018 en la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias a principios de febrero, preludio de las Fallas propiamente dichas, hasta la Cremá en la noche del 19 de marzo. La Crida, el 25 de febrero, marcará el inicio oficial de la diversión, seguida por las estruendosas mascletás, los desfiles florales o la espectacular Nit del Foc. RENFE ofrece muy buenos descuentos para poder asistir a este impresionante evento,  Las Fallas acogen multitud de actos, eventos y experiencias, gracias a las que el viajero podrá disfrutar cada día. Entre las más destacadas están: 4 febrero al 15 de marzo – Exposición del Ninot 2018: Primera oportunidad para que el público general admire el trabajo de los artistas falleros, en la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Los dos ninots (infantil y mayor) más votados son indultados y pasan a formar parte del Museo Fallero. 25 de febrero – Crida. La Crida da por comenzadas las fallas por boca de la Fallera Mayor de la ciudad, quien reúne a las puertas de la misma a todas las comisiones falleras y llama a iniciar los festejos a valencianos y visitantes. 1 al 19 de marzo – Mascletá. Cada día a las 14 horas, entre el 1 y el 19 de marzo, más de 100 kilos de pólvora se disparan en la Plaza del Ayuntamiento en un espectáculo que sobrecoge por su furor sonoro. También se realizan Mascletàs nocturnas y en ocasiones en la playa. 17 y 18 de marzo – Ofrenda de Flores. Todas las comisiones falleras desfilan ante la Virgen de Los Desamparados, patrona de Valencia, con una ofrenda floral que llena de color la ciudad. 15 al 18 de marzo – Castillos de Fuegos Artificiales y Nit del Foc. El 15 de marzo se realiza el primer espectáculo pirotécnico nocturno, que se repetirá dos noches más y culminará con la espectacular Nit del Foc, el día 18. 19 de marzo – Nit de la Cremà. El 19 de marzo, San José, culmina y finaliza la fiesta. Y lo hace con el espectáculo más impresionante y característico de todos, la Cremà, en la que se queman todas las fallas de ciudad. Si a las 22 horas se comienza con las fallas infantiles, sobre la medianoche arderán las fallas más grandes. Información Extraida de la página de Renfe.

IEDERE ZONDAG BOER MARKT IN JESUS POBRE.flag image

JESUS ​​PBRE RIURAU LANDBOUWMARKT ! EET LOKALE WINKEL LOKAAL ER IS ELKE ZONDAG EEN BOER MARKT BIJ JEZUS POBRE. U ZULT PLAATSELIJKE PRODUCTEN VINDEN OM TE KOPEN. GEWELDIGE OMGEVING EN MOOIE MUZIEK. OPEN VAN 0.900 UUR TOT 14.00 UUR ZONDAGEN. U KUNT HET OOK OP FACEBOOK VINGEN.  Als U erover denkt om een woning te kopen in een van deze gebieden, neem dan kontakt met ons op via ons e-mail adres info@molinovillas.com of kijk op onze web page www.molinovillas.com    

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BAUERMARKT JESUS POBREflag image

Jeden  erste Sonntag des Monats gibt es einen Bauernmarkt in Jesus Pobre. Sie werden interessante  und viele hausgemachte lokale Speisen und Getränke finden. Und wenn Sie ein Glas Wein oder einen Kaffee trinken, können Sie Live-Musik hören, tolles Ambiente. Geöffnet von 09.00 Uhr bis 14.00 Uhr. https://pt-br.facebook.com/jesuspobrefarmersmarket/

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FALLAS 2018flag image

  Las Fallas ist eine traditionelle Feier zum Gedenken an Saint Joseph in der Stadt Valencia Spanien. Die Fallas beginnen am 15. März und enden am 19. März mit dem Brand Jeder "casal faller "produziert eine Konstruktion, die als Versagen bekannt ist und schließlich verbrannt wird.Es wird viele Veranstaltungen zu denen der Fallas geben und Menschen aus aller Welt kommen und besuchen diese Veranstaltung.Sie müssen es mindestens ein Leben lang erleben !  Sie möchten eine Immobilie kaufen in irgend dieser Bereiche,  bitte unsere Kontakt über e-mail info@molinovillas.com oder unseren website www.molinovillas.com  

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Parcours de tapas à Denia, du 15 de Février au 11 de Marsflag image

ÉVÉNEMENT TRADITIONNEL GASTRÓNOMIQUE  DANS LE  CHARMANT VILLAGE DE DENIA. Du 15 février au 11 mars aura lieu le 12ème parcours "Tapas" organisé par le magazine "GuiaME" en collaboration avec l'Association des entrepreneurs de l'hôtellerie et du tourisme de Marina Alta (AEHTMA).Tapa et bière, ou vin ou vermouth 3 €!Les établissements participants ont l'intention de distribuer un itinéraire "passeport" parmi leurs clients, avec le nom, la photo et les ingrédients des "tapas" qu'ils peuvent compléter avec leur évaluation et entrer dans le tirage subséquent pour plusieurs prix. Rendez-Vous pour faire la dégustation de la meilleure cuisine espagnole.. extrait du http://www.activacostablanca.com  

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Fallas 2018 in Valencia van 15 t/m 19 Maartflag image

Welkom bij de Fallas 2018 in Valencia. Vanaf 15 maart tot en met 19 maart. Las Fallas is een traditionele viering ter herdenking van Sint-Jozef in de stad Valencia Spanje. Elke" casal faller "produceert een constructie die bekend staat als" Falla" en die uiteindelijk wordt verbrand in de laatste nacht van Las Fallas. Het is heel feestelijk en velen mensen komen naar Valencia om dit  evenement te  vieren. Je moet dit evenement op zijn minst een maal ervaren! Als U erover denkt om een woning te kopen in een van deze gebieden , neem dan contact met ons op via ons e-mailadres info@molinovillas.com of kijk op onze website www.molinovillas.com

Brexit Seminar Javea February 21st 2018flag image

A recent meeting was held in Javea where 17% of the registered population of over 27,000 are British came together for a meeting  in Javea Old Town earlier this week. Attended by the British Consul in Alicante Sarah Jane Morris and the Mayor who assured those attending that the Ayuntamiento of Javea would continue to work for the interests of the expats in Spain. The biggest message was that British expats wanting to remain in Spain with the same rights they currently enjoy, they musy get into the system before the exit date of March 2019.   Those legally living in Spain on that date will continue to enjoy the rights of healthcare, pension and other benefit provisions.   It is also very important that Citizens are registered on the Padron. There are still no full information regarding healthcare and pensions but those attending were reassured that no British  citizen could be denied healthcare, although we still do not know exactly  what cover.   At the moment there is accord in working towards confirming the rights of British citizens living across the European Union, there is no formal document, there has also been no agreement about the freedom of movement currently enjoyed by citizens and a right which COULD be lost when UK completed its withdrawal next year.  However the British Consul  did point out that British people have been coming to live in Spain for more than half a century,  long before the formation of the European Union.  It could be a bilateral agreement between countries will be created to solve issues. The British Consul will continue to arrange meetins to keep  the Expats up to date and in the meantime updates will be posted on the gov.uk website and will be the first point of reference.  

An Introduction to the game of Pilota Valenciaflag image

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d45uhH2l3xY The exact origins of this fascinating game are unknown, it is certainly more than 6 centuries old or maybe often older as there is reference to a French medieval game called Jeu de Paume. which was documented in 1292.    There are several types of Pilota namely Escala i corda which is the most popular and it is regularly played through the Valencia region.   Other types are Llargues which is the oldest varient and played in the northern part of Alicante, and finally Raspall which is played in the streets or walled courts called 'trinquets' There has been a marked interest in this game in recent years with over 150 'trinquets' opened in the region including in a new one in Javea in 2010.   Javea once boasted a much older trinquet which was played amongst the old town walls.   Bar Trinquet  is a reminder of this former location and there are old photographs on the steps of the basement which records the past. The local Club de Pilota de Xabia has been promoting this sport for many years and produced many talented players.  Competitive matches are organised and take place at the Trinquet de Xabia in the Frechinal area of Javea.   Once a year the Television cameras come to Javea to televise one of the games.  In addition there are a number  of games throughout the year which take place in the streets.   Beware if you are a casual spectator, the game moves very quickly. Look out for the posters that appear around the town during the  week.   Everyone is welcome.  

The celebration of the coming of the 3 Kings in Spainflag image

COMING OF THE 3 KINGS IN SPAIN ON THE  NIGHT OF THE 5TH JANUARY. The feast of the epiphany (El Dia de los Reyes) is the main festive holiday in Spain. It is the day that the children receive their presents, not from Santa Claus, but from the 3 Kings also known as the three wise men.  This is also an important festival in South America.  In recent surveys Spanish children  rate the top 'gift giver' as the Three Kings , not Santa Claus, (although in recent times Spanish children receive presents on both Christmas day and The Three Kings' day.) Just as English children write letters to Santa Claus, Spanish children write to Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar, the three wise men,  hoping for gifts to arrive on the eve of the 5th January or the morning of the 6th January. Children also leave food and drink for the wise men and their camels in the same way as children in the U.K. leave food for Father Christmas. In some Spanish households the children leave their shoes outside to be filled with presents. All of the main cities and towns in Spain hold spectacular parades through the streets following the 3 Kings who arrive by camel, horseback or in some coastal areas like Javea and Moraira on the Costa Blanca they arrive by boat,. This usually takes place at 6 p.m. in the evening of the 5th January, watched by crowds of townsfolk and children who then follow the parade to a central point of the town where the town officials and the three wise men (usually played by council officials) )distribute presents, ( previously having been deposited by parents) to the children. It is thought the oldest Three Kings parade in Spain was first held in Alcoy in 1885. The 6th of January is a day of feasting often including a special cake 'Roscon de Reyes' a cake baked in a ring and often containing hidden small gifts inside the dough. This can be a toy, a replica of a baby Jesus, or a dry fava bean. The person finding the toy is crowned king or queen of the celebration, and the person who finds the bean must buy the 'Roscon de Reyes' the following year. if you would like more information about life in Spain please phone or email us, 0034 96 647 3006, or visit our website www.molinovillas.com If you are visiting this area at this time of year why not pop into our offices in Moraira for a chat about property.

Non Resident Tax Declarationflag image

Its that time of year again as the year ends, when all non residents who own property in Spain submit their annual tax declaration. The declaration to the Spanish tax authorities is due by 31 December 2017.   Anyone who lives less than 183 days a year in Spain is classed as being non resident for tax purposes.   These are property taxes, known as IBI (impuestos Sobre Bienes Inmeubles) and calculated income tax or rental tax of a combination of both. IBI is an annual property tax which is based on rateable value or catastral value.   As property owners you will be liable to pay rubbish collection tax to your Town Hall  and in many cases could accrue a debt if these are not being paid. Speak with your Gestor, who will be able to help you or alternatively you can contact us on 0034 966 492 335 or visit our website www.molinovillas.com

Spanish Property sales showing growthflag image

Heading toward the end of the year we can look back on how Spain has shown a substantial economic recovery in 2017 with a more buoyant property market driving growth across the country.   Tourism has also grown in spite of the fears of Brexit and a the state of the pound against the euro, and in addition a steady property price increase has become evident. With both property buying and Tourism booming,  buyer activity is rising with Notarial transactions reaching their highest levels since 2010.    Therefore there is a lot of optimism for the future in Spain which bodes well for a successful 2018. Some figures.   Looking at September 2016, transactions of resale properties increased by 9.6%,  sales of new apartments soared to growth of 17.7% year on year according to INE (National Institute of Statistics) Overall the Spanish housing market shows a healthy growth of 11% , down 5 points than that of August 2016 which was 16% up despite the last five consecutive months increases in transactions. The figure of 11% in September represented an additional 38,610 transactions.   Resale transactions increased by 9.6% in September 2017 If you are thinking of buying a property in this area please contact us by phone on 0034 966 492 335 Skype or visit our website at  www.molinovillas.com      

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Architectural services English, French and Spanish speakingflag image

English, French and Spanish spoken Architect living on the Costa Blanca for over 15 years. With more than 25 years professional experience. I can help you turn your dreams into reality, providing a seamless experience. Whether a large or small project, a new build or a refurbishment, I can assist you with the design, provide advice, contracts, project and technical management.  Project management for new builds Licence for major permission Insurance Claims Assessments Building Projects and Contracts General Advice on... Construction and Buildings Planning and Development Statutory Regulations Party Wall Surveys Boundary Disputes Historic Buildings http://www.mgm-arquitectura.com/ If you are looking to buy a property on the Costa Blanca north, please visit our website www.molinovillas.com

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Looking to buy a property for holidays ?flag image

Holiday homes come in all shapes and sizes, but in Spain one of the most popular choices remains an apartment or townhouse within a complex that includes communal facilities with easy access to shops, restaurants and beaches. It’s easy to see the appeal and why these types of property are often described as ‘lock-up-and-leave’.   A holiday home within a gated development with fully managed communal areas and 24-hour security requires little upkeep and brings peace of mind for non-resident British owners who visit only occasionally. In addition, being part of a community where most of your fellow homeowners are Brits and other foreign nationals makes it easy to make new friends and tap into the local social scene. Things to bear in mind when buying on a complex include: - There will be monthly community fees to pay. These cover the upkeep of all the communal areas and facilities, which could include gardens and a pool.   Costs are split between all owners and will vary between complexes depending on level of facilities, location and size.  Always check how much community fees are when viewing a property.  Remember, these are separate from council tax. – Get a feel for typical owners.  In every resort there are areas and complexes that attract more year-round residents than holidaymakers.  Choose your complex carefully, according to your situation and how you will use your property.  Buying a holiday home for a lively young family on a complex where most people are retired residents who value tranquillity wouldn’t be ideal.  In a similar vein, complexes that only appeal to summer holidaymakers will be very seasonal and are likely to be quieter outside of high season. The trick is to find a balance! – Pick the location of your unit carefully.  If your property is on the ground floor, located in the middle of the complex and directly overlooking the pool or next to the bar, don’t expect lots of privacy and peace and quiet. Conversely, a top-floor unit facing towards the outer perimeters of a complex, perhaps looking over countryside or a nature reserve, will be peaceful – maybe too quiet for some. You may also opt for a corner unit, penthouse or an apartment that has a solarium. – Check the availability of management firms. Many larger complexes will have an on-site property management firm offering key-holding and rental services to the homeowners. You may choose to use another local firm.  When viewing a property, find out about your options and typical fees for these services, as well as any rules regarding rentals. If you are looking to holiday or buy in this area visit our website at www.molinovillas.com or contact us on 0034 966 492 335.  

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El carácter de la Arquitectura en la Costa Blancaflag image

La tosca, el carácter de la arquitectura de la Costa Blanca Dando un paseo por las áreas de Jávea, Dénia y de Moraira es suficiente para entender la importancia que ha tenido, tiene y tendrá la tosca en el paisaje. Hace muchos, muchos años que se utiliza esta piedra para la construcción de todo tipo de viviendas y otras edificaciones de importancia como: religiosas, administrativas, fuentes, Etc. Etc. La piedra tosca que se utiliza en esta zona ha sido extraída en parte del litoral entre el Puerto de Jávea y la Cala Blanca. En los años 70 fue prohibida esta extracción para preservar las dunas sedimentadas que han abastecido de bloques desde hace cientos de años. De hecho, existían oficios dedicados sólo a esta tarea. Los tosqueros; así se les conocía, eran los encargados de tallar y modelar las piezas que después se colocaban en las construcciones. Un trabajo puramente artesanal. Extraido de Construcciones Cholbi María Gabriela Molise Arquitecta CTAA nº 12779 http://www.mgm-arquitectura.com/ Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca, puede visitar nuestra página www.molinovillas.com or call on 0034 966 492 335

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Food and Drink.. What is here for you?flag image

There is Sunshine 320 days of the year, the wonderful blue Mediterranean, a healthier way of living with less stress and I could go on..... Spain is one of the largest exporters of Wine behind France and Italy. Spain also produces Sherry and Brandy, some 61% of vineyards produces white grapes but the majority of wine production concerns Red Wine. Quality wine regions in Spain are called Denominaciones de origen.  For example starting with the best wines, Vino de Pago Wine regions that claim the highest standard which generally are individual estates with international reputation.  At present there are just 11 regions, 8 in Castilla La Mancha and 3 in Navarra Denominacion de Origen Calificada..these wines have a record of continuous quality....at the moment Rioja and Priorat Denominacion de Origen...There are currently 66 wine regions with this status, producing high quality wine. Vino de la Tierra. These have no EU recognition but there are 46 Spanish regions producing them. Vino de la Mesa. These grapes are bulk grown and drawn from a wide variety of regions. Therefore there can be no vintage or area designations on the label apart from Produce of Spain, production is actually falling as visitors and locals prefer to spend a little bit more and enjoy their wine. Although in nearly all the wine regions are confined to specific areas, some of the top producers in more than one autonomous locality ie Cava and Rioja. In contrast Vinos de Pago have a strict location which is very exact, often pinpointing particular plots of land and only allowing wines produced in that area. If you require any information kindly ring our office on 0034 966 492 335 or visit Molino Villas Website www.molinovillas.com  

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Pool maintainance & Solar heating flag image

Renovapool is a company established for over 12 years and is able to help you to look after your pool , and to give you advice  on keeping it clean and sparkling. Pool maintenance: Why should I ask an expert to maintain my pool? The company is involved in the fields of swimming pool maintenance,  salt water systems, solar and conventional heating, electrics or just keeping it clean !    Renovapool also offers you full or part time maintainance,  to change the sand in your filter, get machinery replaced and accessories upgraded. Solar Heating...Why should I heat my pool? You have bought a swimming pool for a number of reasons like family fun, exercise, entertaining and possibly even for therapeutic reasons.  However you've probably found that without heating your pool it's often too cold to enjoy.  Heating your pool will allow you to extend the swimming season, perhaps all year round (with a cover)  thereby increasing the return on your sizable investment. Choosing the right heating system There are three basic types of pool heating systems: Solar,  Electric Heat Pump,  and Gas (Natural or Butane/Propane). Deciding which system is the best match for you and your pool is determined by considering the factors below: • Water temperature desired • Swimming season desired • Geographic location / climate • Project budget • The size/shape of the pool, plus shading/wind factors • Cost of operation Please contact www.renovapool.com for further operation.  

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Energy Performance Certificatesflag image

    With effect from June lst 2013 every property for sale or being rented will need to have an Energy Performance Certificate.  A qualified Architect will take data on the composition of the building, installations of boilers, air conditioning, heating systems etc and rate the property accordingly. This will not affect a seller apart from information for the buyer. Charges for the certificate start from 125 euros. Call us on 0034 966 492 335 for further informationAll our properties offered already have or pending Energy Efficiency Certificates that will be provided on or before the date of sale. SPECIAL OFFER! Molino Villas will offer vendors a FREE EPC certificate if we sell their property.  Please visit our website at info@molinovillas.com

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Comment arriver dans La Costa Blancaflag image

Extrait du YourSpainHostel En Avion: L'aéroport principal est situé à El Altet, à 9 kilomètres d'Alicante. C’’est l’un des plus grands aéroports d’Espagne qui propose de nombreux vols nationaux et internationaux.Le coût approximatif d'un taxi depuis l'aéroport jusqu’à Alicante est d’environ 19 euros.Au départ de cet aéroport, il y a des autobus à destination d’Alicante, Benidorm, Elche, Murcie et Torrevieja.Pour plus d'informations sur les horaires d’autobus pour Alicante, consultez le site internet www.subus.esPour plus d'informations sur les horaires d’autobus pour Torrevieja, consultez le site internet www.costazul.net/es/lineas-y-horarios/torrevieja-aeropuerto-alicante.htmlPour les autres destinations, consultez le site internet www.alsa.es En train: La gare d'Alicante se trouve au centre de la ville :Avenida Salamanca, 1Tél. : 902 43 23 43Cette gare est reliée à de nombreuses villes via Madrid et par des trains fréquents à destination de la Murcie et de la Catalogne.Certaines villes de la région n’ont pas de gare mais sont accessibles en autobus. Renseignez-vous sur les correspondances qui existent avant de vous rendre à la gare.Site internet : www.renfe.es En Autobus: La principale gare routière se trouve sur le Port d'Alicante :Muelle de Poniente, s/nTél. : 965 130 700Au départ de cette gare, il y a des destinations pour toutes les régions d'Espagne ainsi que pour l’Europe centrale et même le Maroc.La province entière est desservie par un réseau d’autobus, soit par des lignes directes soit via Alicante.Site internet : www.alsa.es Si vous cherchez une propriété, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website..www.molinovillas.com

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Se rendre sur la Costa Blanca flag image

Extrait du YourSpainHostel Se rendre sur la Costa Blanca, c’est entrer dans la région de la lumière et de la mer. Cette partie de l’Espagne peut se vanter de jouir d’un microclimat et de plus de 2800 heures d'ensoleillement par an, ce qui explique que beaucoup de citoyens du nord de l’Europe ont choisi cette région comme lieu de résidence secondaire pour fuir les longs hivers froids. De ce fait, elle offre un environnement multiculturel et dynamique toute l'année. Joie, beauté et lumière sont les mots d’ordre de la Costa Blanca en toute saison. C’est un mélange de modernité, de culture et de tradition. Dans ses villages, les vieux centres historiques et les quartiers de pêcheurs cohabitent avec les marinas et les promenades modernes.   Soulignons également que cette région est idéale pour la pratique des sports nautiques, de la randonnée ou bien du golf. Tout cela dans un décor de plages interminables, de parcs naturels, de sites magnifiques et de falaises parfumées aux senteurs des pins, des amandiers et des orangers.   Si vous cherchez une propriété, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website..www.molinovillas.com

Stand Up Paddel Surf en la Costa Blanca Norteflag image

Un deporte relativamente reciente en Europa, que cada vez tiene más adeptos y tiene más popularidad. Los beneficios de su práctica son enormes y 2 horas de práctica de Stand Up Paddle Surf  es casi tan bueno como la natación. En este clima particular de la Costa Blanca, ud encontrará muchos momentos en la primavera, el otoño y el largo verano para practicar este deporte. También hay posibilidades de practicarlo en lugares más protegidos, como el portet en Moraira, la playa la Fossa en Calpe, o en zonas más expuestas para disfrutar y divertirse con las olas una vez que Ud se haya convertido en un experto.Ud también puede disfrutar del hermoso paisaje de esta zona, haciendo travesias, como por ejemplo una ruta entre la playa la Fossa en Calpe y la Fustera,  o entre el puerto de Calpe hasta el Peñón de Ifach, o entre Puerto Blanco y Campomanes, etc etc....hay miles de rutas para hacer, haciendo una parada en alguno de los bares que hay siempre a lo largo de la costa, para hacer esta experiencia aún más divertida y relajante. extraido de www.activacostablanca.com Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca, puede visitar nuestra página www.molinovillas.com     

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Volvo Ocean Race 2017flag image

Ayer tuvo lugar la partida de la  Volvo Ocean Race 2017.  Los seguidores del equipo español Mapfre,  ya estaban a las 10 de la mañana en el recinto del puerto para presenciar la salida de la Vuelta al Mundo a Vela. Una verdadera fiesta en la que más de 40.000 alicantinos y visitantes se reunieron para alentar a los siete equipos que en estos momentos están dirigiéndose a Lisboa, primera etapa de la regata oceánica, que ayer comenzó en Alicante y concluirá dentro de ocho meses en la ciudad holandesa de La Haya. El público, que comenzaba a llegar al recinto desde las 10 de la mañana, se ha convocado a la ceremonia de despedida desde el Race Village que organiza la Sociedad de Proyectos Temáticos de la Comunidad Valenciana, el paseo Volado y el puerto de Alicante, y con una gran presencia de visitantes internacionales».  Información obtenida del Diario Información Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca, puede visitar nuestra página www.molinovillas.com 

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Senderismo en la Costa Blancaflag image

Las personas que vivimos en esta zona sabemos que hay miles de rutas para disfrutar de paisajes increíbles! los visitantes a veces ni se imaginan que podrían recorrer y disfrutar de una ruta diferente durante muchas semanas! Podría escribir páginas enteras con rutas y más rutas..!!! Hay rutas buenísimas cerca de la costa con vistas espectaculares, como la subida al Montgo en Denia, el Cabo San Antonio y el Cabo La Nao en Jávea , la Cumbre de Sol en Benitachell, Moraira, el camino ecológico en la costa de Benissa, el Peñón de Ifach, la Sierra Oltá en Calpe, la Sierra Helada entre Albir y Benidorm y en el interior, empezando por Pego, Adsubia, el Vall de la Gallinera y el Vall  d'Ebo  (Barranc de Infern!), Vall de Laguar, la zona de Fleix y Benimaurell , Castells de Castells, Parcent y Benichembla , la rutas de la Sierra de Bernia, en los municipios de Jalón, Llíber y Senija, el Coll de Rates, Tárbena, Bollulla, Callosa d'en Sarriá con Tárbena, Guadalest ,  y muchas más!! Extracto de ActivaCostaBlanca Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca, puede visitar nuestra página www.molinovillas.com

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What will I do in Spain for relaxation?flag image

What will I do in Spain for relaxation? This is a question asked by would-be buyers and the short answer is 'whatever you are interested in there is almost always a club or group for it!' General interests Golf - There are a plethora of courses :- 9 hole, 18 hole and 27 hole. There are 3 ways to play:- 1)  Buying a golf share affording cheap round rates and this can be sold on. 2)  Annual fees affording cheap round fees. 3)  Pay by round.  The bar, and restaurant and indeed the greens are open to everyone but some clubs have a minimum handicap rule for players. Contract Bridge.  There are many clubs of varying standards from lessons/beginners to 50%+ only players. Amateur Dramatics :- Again there are many groups. Choirs:- Several to choose from. Painting and pottery.  A few places have classes. For the energetic:- Gymnasiums, Zumba, Pilates, Modern Jive, Ballroom Dancing, Sailing, Skiing, Walking, Tennis, Padel. Courts, classes and clubs all available. Due to our fantastic weather many of the outdoor sports are very popular! Gardening:- There are many clubs. Computer:-  Lessons and clubs. Spanish lessons and conversational groups. Many of these are available either as one to one, or in a small group. Mostly for men (women welcome) Fishing - deep sea and river. Harley Davison motorbike club. Cricket and Football. Several clubs are available as supporters or players. Mostly for women. Flower arranging. Literature appreciation club Ladies dining club Helping charity shops and organisations for animals in general, dogs, cancer support, local orphanages etc. General social activities. In addition there are many social clubs for instance:- U3A - An International group, non profit making and essentially a social networking organisation for sharing skills and interests predominantly for non working people. Lions club, Similar to the U.K Rotary club, Similar to the U.K. English speaking club. These are just a few of the many clubs and charities that are supported by ex pats. As our weather is good all year round eating out, garden parties and BBQ's are enjoyed by all. Other pastimes include :- Cinemas, many of which cater for the English language if not already in English, many live music venues, Karaoke, small theatres offering traditional musical items, plays etc. and larger venues in Alicante, Benidorm and Valencia offering International opera , orchestral, and ballet productions as well as modern international musical gigs. Unique to Spain there are also the delightful Fiestas. During the year every town has a week long, fabulous fiesta 'The Moors and Christians'.  Many of the Spanish residents (and a few foreigners!) support a club or 'Fila' all year culminating in a week of organised events including a magnificent Grand parade in full costume, and featuring many local bands and guest spectaculars like dancing horses, and exotic entrants like dancing elephants taking part. This is to celebrate the driving out of the Moors from Spain and involves re-enactments of battles and speeches. Spain loves fireworks and there are fantastic displays to accompany all fiestas. Many towns and villages also have a week long, more religious fiesta commemorating their patron Saint. This includes Church services, parades, music and dancing to the early hours of the morning. There are so many more interesting leisure activities, too many in fact to mention, but not finding enough to do is an uncommon complaint!! If you would like more information, or links to websites where possible, please do email us at info@molinovillas.com  and we will endeavour to help or alternatively contact us on 0034 966 492 335.

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Oktoberfest Calpe 2017flag image

DEL 25 DE OCTUBRE AL 5 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2017.Entrada libre a partir de las 18h. El CCC Calpe celebrará del 25 de Octubre al 05 de Noviembre 2017 su “30º Fiesta de la Cerveza  en la gran carpa junto al Club de Tenis de Calpe. Otro año habrá música en directo con los “Steinsberger Musikanten“. Como costumbre se ofrecerá en estos 10 días  comida típica bávara, como codillos, salchichas, rábanos,… y no faltará la típica cerveza alemana. La “Fiesta de la Cerveza” de Calpe (Oktoberfest Calpe) es una de las fiestas más populares de la Costa Blanca y la más conocida Oktoberfest en España. Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca, puede visitar nuestra página www.molinovillas.com 0034 966 492 335.

Observations of a mere Estate agent on Market forcesflag image

It would appear that there are 4 main categories that buyers fall into:- 1)  Spanish clients - looking to buy a home for themselves and family.  Just as most U.K. based people,  their priorities are :- being close to the best schools, being as close as possible to the work place, being close to extended family.  This group often preferring apartments very close to amenities regardless of noise, pylons, lack of garden and swimming pools. 2)  Overseas clients who are frequent visitors to Spain, particularly this part of Spain, always thinking 'one day' when we retire or Uncle Fred leaves us a stash of cash, we will buy a property in Spain, either as a permanent residence or as an often used holiday home.  This group usually have a well defined idea of which town they prefer and which area of the town and are often reluctant to consider alternatives. 3) Clients who visit for the first time, and fall in love with the charm and beauty of the area, and decide to buy.  Mostly they will, at least in the beginning, use it as a holiday home and will prefer a property with low maintenance, walking distance to the beach and amenities and will often offset the mortgage and or other expenses by renting the property out for several weeks of the year. They are more open about area and town and will view suitable properties in a variety of places. 4) Investment clients: either looking to buy a property with good rental return, or they are looking for a 'doer upper' thinking to put in a lot of refurbishment work and make a good profit at the end - rather like the 'Homes under the hammer' programme, but in lovely sunny Spain!  This last category are very difficult to satisfy, as any such property is snapped up by the locals before it comes to the market place, Auctions are very rare.  Price being the most important consideration here . Part of the estate Agent's job is to recognise the needs of the client as quickly as possible . Since the advent of the 'internet' the market place has changed and the client will often only allow 1 or 2 hours for viewing with any one Agent, thus not really making it easy for an agent to use his/her knowledge to find that dream home. Some times it is difficult for the sellers to understand why all prospective purchasers are not being offered their property.  There is little point in showing them the totally the wrong house, antagonising both buyer and seller.  A professional, experienced Agency will qualify and then provide the right client for the right property in the shortest time. Look no further!  Visit the TEAM at Molino villas! info@molinovillas.com We Make It Happen For You

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I fell for the rustic style property of a finca!flag image

There is more to Spain than rows of beach pads in busy coastal resorts. Meet one British owner who headed into the countryside and opted for a rustic bolthole with panoramic Mountain and valley views. Noisy crowds, nosy neighbours and traffic jams are not things Mr J has ever had to worry about at his finca in the Benissa countryside. Mr J, who lives in London, has owned his Spanish property in Canor near Benissa since 2005. He bought it with his business partner as a holiday home and rental investment. 15 minutes drive inland from the blue flag sandy beaches of the Costa Blanca, Denia, Javea, Moraira & Calpe the way of life at this location couldn’t be more different to the busy tourist resorts that typify much of Spain’s coastline.  For nature lovers, walkers and mountain bikers, and anyone looking for a complete switch-off in unspoilt rural surroundings, it’s heaven. “The property is a modern property designed to look like a traditional Finca style property with 10,000m2 of land, including, 1,000m2 that is fenced around the property.  Mr J said, “It’s real Spain, where the locals hardly speak English. Benissa is just five minutes’ drive and has all the amenities you need, including large supermarkets, banks, restaurants, schools and a medical centre. We used to come almost every two months when the property wasn’t rented, when we would book cheap flights to Alicante Airport, 60 minutes away, or Valencia Airport, One-and-a-half  hours away. We’ve had some great parties there with friends and family and never had to worry about making too much noise!” Mr J´s terrace – ideal for peaceful sunsets! Mr J´s property is also near Denia, Javea and Moraira, which offers excellent water-based activities, such as kayaking, paddle, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, water skiing or jet ski excursions.  Scenic Medieval towns such as Javea old town and Denia Castle are perfect places to visit or enjoy a lazy lunch. Mr J has been very successful in letting the stone finca to holidaymakers and had no trouble finding guests between February and October. “We used to get repeat business,” he said. “We had a lot of European people, who liked the natural, private setting, and it also attracted naturists, walkers and bird-watchers. One of the reasons for purchasing in this area on the Costa Blanca North was the warm winter sun". Mr J is now looking to sell the finca. It is on the market for just 345,000€. The property is structurally sound with insulated walls, the property IS NOT on the mains grid for electricity, however there is a diesel generator. Mr J has looked at installing Solar panels, and has a local quote. Gas central heating and water is delivered by tanker and stored in the large water depositio under the pool terrace. With a bit of attention you could almost be self-sufficient there. It would make a great project for someone who was looking to create their own idyllic bolt-hole, either as a permanent, holiday home, or rental investment. If living in this kind of environment is appealing to you, please contact us on info@molinovillas.com or visit our website on www.molinovillas.com or call on 0034 966 492 335.  

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Holiday survival kit – 5 items every family can't do withoutflag image

To get the most out of your holiday home you will need all the right gear. Spanish homeowner’s five must-haves that will help make your family holidays a success. Inflatable’s!Killer whale, dinghy or plain old Lillo, expect inflatable’s to become a part of your life when you own a holiday home with access to water. Even more so if you have kids. Resistance is futile, given they are displayed outside virtually every shop along your typical beachfront, triggering pleas from desperate little ones.  It is quite normal to ignore the warnings about overloading it, so typically they need replacing on an annual basis – don´t bother trying to patch up holes, it never works. Get yourself a decent foot-pump, or risk passing out after half an hour of wheezing down a rubber hole that barely opens. SunshadesKids can be especially grouchy after a long day at the beach.  Energy levels zapped by the sun, sticky from the residue of Calippos and with sand grating against wet cosies and in just about every crevice of their body, if bare thighs hit car seats charged with a day’s worth of Mediterranean sunshine, the whole area will know about it.  Likewise the steering wheel will be too hot to touch. The solution is prevention.  First, point to note, the earlier you arrive by car anywhere in a hot country, be it the beach, supermarket or A&E, the higher your chances of landing yourself a parking space in the shade. If you do need to leave your vehicle in the sun for some time, get a screen for not only the windscreen but also all the other windows.  The kids will thank you for it. Remember, too much sun equals grumpiness and, in the worst cases, sunburn and illness.  Sunshades should be omnipresent as you go about your life in the sunshine. The beach bagThe phrase ‘nipping to the beach’, like you did as a carefree, golden-tanned teenager with nothing more than a towel under your arm, becomes defunct when you grow up and have little ones. Organisation is key to making the day a success and pivotal to this is the carefully prepared beach bag. The bag itself needs to be super big with easy access to the inside, ideally made of cloth or another hardy material that doesn’t perish when wet, have a zip able inside pocket for money, phone and keys.  Contents, as a bare minimum, will include drinks, snacks, sun-cream, towels, Frisbee, bat and ball, mask and snorkel, and bucket and spade (which often ends up being carried).  Everything else – the sunshade, folding chairs, mats and a ball can be carried.  Don’t be surprised to gain the odd spade or bucket along the way. Insect repellent(s)Comparing mosquito –  or mozzie – bites is a popular pastime of Brits abroad, often done at breakfast after a dawn raid by the whining critters.  We throw around different theories about why one person is ‘tastier’ than another is, or offer convenient ways to keep them away: wash less and booze more – they are attracted to sweet scented soap but deterred by alcohol in the blood… Repellent seems to work for some people but not all, otherwise the plug-in devices are effective.  Actually, one of the simplest solutions to avoid being bitten is to keep doors and windows shut as much as possible.  Ants are often a problem in hot climates too.  Not leaving food out and sweeping up after every meal will help, otherwise a good dose of Raid will keep them at bay. Candles and cardsWarm evenings sat out playing rummy or Uno by candlelight have become a highlight of our holidays.  The children’s normal bedtimes go out the window, as they hone their card-playing skills and you pathetically double bluffing about trying your hardest to win as you sneak glances at their cards.  Pick candles that come in a variety of coloured glass jars and scented with citronella to make things that extra bit more exotic! If you would like further information on living the lifestyle in Spain on the Costa Blanca North, please visit our website on www.molinovillas.com or email on info@molinovillas.com.  Alternatively you could ring on 0034 966 492 335.  

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La Nuit magique de San Juan LES FEUX DE LA SAINT JEANflag image

Extrait du YourSpainHostel La richesse culturelle de la Costa Blanca est telle que les fêtes ont été déclarées «fêtes d'intérêt touristique international» : Maures et Chrétiens, Alcoy Le Mystère d’Elche, Elche Les Feux de la Saint-Jean, Alicante La Procession des Rameaux, Elche Maures et Chrétiens, Villajoyosa Pâques, Orihuela Concours International de Habaneras et Polyphonies, Torrevieja Et aussi Maures et Chrétiens dans tous les villages, comme Calpe, Benissa, Teulada, Pedreguer, etc etc.. LES FEUX DE LA SAINT JEANVille: AlicanteDate : Du 20 au 24 JuinLes rues d'Alicante se remplissent  de "baraques" où vous pourrez déguster des plats typiques. Sur la plage il y a des concours de feux d'artifice et même dans la vieille ville un marché médiéval. Tous les quartiers sont remplis de figures géantes  représentant des scènes de différents thèmes,  généralement se sont des satires sur des thèmes d'actualité. Ces figures entrent en concours et celle qui le gagne échappera d'être brûlée à 24:00 h, le 23 Juin avec toutes les autres. Aussi dans cette nuit magique les gens vont demander un souhait à la plage. Chaque jour, vous aurez  de la vie nocturne garantie. Si vous cherchez une propriété au nord de la Costa Blanca, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.molinovillas.com  0034 966 492 335.

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Gastronomie Méditerranéenneflag image

Extrait du YourSpainHostel Dans la région de la Costa Blanca, vous pourrez profiter des bienfaits du régime méditerranéen. L’alimentation est à  base de fruits et légumes, de viande et de poisson, tous plus frais les uns que les autres. Une mention spéciale pour la typique paella de la région de Valence. Sur la Costa Blanca, il y a des variantes de la paella, comme «arroz con costra» (cuite au four avec des œufs et des saucisses), «arròs fessols i amb siestes» (riz, haricots et navets) ou la délicieuse «caldero y arroz a la banda» (riz cuit dans un bouillon de poisson). Si vous préférez manger léger, nous vous suggérons du bar ou de la daurade cuits au four. Pour grignoter, nous vous recommandons de goûter aux produits typiques de la mer comme les salaisons de poisson : lanières de thon salées et séchées, ou des  délicieuses gambas grillées fraîches et pour accompagner votre repas, pourquoi ne pas déguster un vin blanc de la Marina Alta ou un rouge corsé des différents terroirs de la région ?En période de Noël, n'oubliez pas de goûter les excellents turrones de Jijona, célèbres dans le monde entier. Pendant l’été, dégustez les délicieuses glaces parfois accompagnées de liqueur de la Sierra Mariola ou d'anis d’Alcoy sans oublier les desserts variés tels la tarte aux amandes ou le Pastel de Gloria (gâteau à base d’œufs et de sucre). Si vous cherchez une propriété au nord de la Costa Blanca, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.molinovillas.com 0034 966 492 335.

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Diving on the Costa Blanca Northflag image

According to www.activacostablanca.com The Costa Blanca has many more good diving spots than you might assume, either you are an experienced diver, or want to learn it, here is some information for you.  There are some best dive sites on the Costa Blanca that is called the coastal zone of the Mediterranean Sea, located in the southeast of Spain, in the province of Alicante. And of these 244 kilometers of coastline, what are the best beaches for diving,  Let’s name the most important. Playa de la Granadella: Located in the town of Javea, this beach is considered one of the best in Spain. It is a dream space where perfectly sea and mountains, crystal clear waters and greenery of Mediterranean pine trees are combined. Thanks to these turquoise waters, dive experience within these waters becomes something unique. Las Rotas: In the town of Denia, following the road from Denia to Javea, we find Las Rotas, a set of small spots divided into three zones (A, B and C) ending at Cape San Antonio coves, whose seabed is listed as a marine reserve area and therefore is protected. El Penon de Ifach: In Calpe, we have another one of those areas where diving becomes a great experience. As diving is very deep here, it will be necessary to have a certain level of diving experience when diving. Cala Moraig: Finally we emphasize the Cala Moraig in Cumbres del Sol urbanization in Benitachell, as another magnificent crystal clear creek where we can enjoy diving. In addition, this cove is renown for having a famous undersea route, a route of medium-high difficulty and about 45 minutes long. This is a very desirable area to carry out the practice of cave diving. For more information about these areas if you are considering a lifestyle change to the Costa Blanca North, please contact Molino Villas  www.molinovillas.com or ring on 0034 966 492 335.

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Getting from Alicante Airport to Moraira or Javeaflag image

Unless you have friends to collect you, the easiest way to go from the Airport to this area is by hiring a car because it's likely that you will need a car whilst you are here.  There are many car hire companies and if you are a regular,  there are good deals to be had. Another option is to purchase a run around and leave it at the Airport at one of the well known car hire depots, who look after your car and with prior notice,  prepare the car ready for your arrival. They allow 10 free collections per year and this means, there is no additional cost and no waiting at the Car hire desks. Another option now is to catch the Beniconnect Bus, a Benidorm based and family run company which is fully licensed and insured.  It provides a service to connect local towns ie Benissa, Calpe, Moraira, Benitachell and Javea and now also the inland villages of Jalon and Orba. The average cost is from 18 to 28 euros depending on where you are boarding. If you have a larger family it may not be so cost effective and you may need to enquire for a price on a vehicle with 10 to 12 seats. You can contact them by telephone on 0034 965 850 790 or email at reservas@beniconnect.com If you feel that you would like to purchase a property in any of these areas, please contact us via our email address on info@molinovillas.com or visit our website on www.molinovillas.com 0034 966 492 335.

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Are you looking to Sell your property ?flag image

Are You Looking To Sell Your Property? If so, The Staff At Molino Villas,  based in Moraira, Would like to help you. Now you have made that decision to sell, take advantage of our offer to prepare and pay for your EPC Certificate, (if we sell your property). Kerb Appeal And Consideratios When Selling Your Property. The time is right for you to sell.  For most people the first thing that comes to mind is price, and probably visiting an Agent. The Agent's job is to offer sound advice on pricing, paperwork essential to the sale, and importantly advising on preparing the property in its best light for marketing it successfully. Kerb appeal means the first impression that 'would be' purchasers have of the house.  It is the most important thing, because you only get one chance at this, and it sets the mood for viewing in depth. A tidy garden, clean driveway/entrance, good clean paintwork on gates, walls, and front door are a must. A clean swimming pool, tidily arranged garden furniture and no washing all enhance the general appearance. Entering the Property. A fresh smell, no cooking odours from last night's curry or today's fish! Rover and Felix maybe your best friends but doggy smells, excited greetings, and incessant barking, the site of Cat Litter and abandoned food are definite turn offs! Space is always at the top of buyers' lists. If possible, without turning your home into a show house, remove some of your personal knick knacks, re arrange furniture, hide the washing, cooking ingredients and utensils etc in the kitchen, and other items that give a cluttered (some call it homely!) impression.  Loud noise from televisions etc. have a jarring effect on visitors on serious business and make it difficult for the Agent to make themselves heard! The Agent is a professional sales person, who should have interviewed his client to find out their most important criteria, and would then point out the salient points of your property,  so it is usually best to let him/her do their job in leading the viewing .  Too many people following the buyers around and making them uncomfortable and can make rooms look smaller.  In fact it is better for the seller to go out for a coffee, whilst the Agent is showing the prospective purchaser around your home. Too much Information: One of the most common questions the sellers are asked is 'why are you selling'.  They do not need to know it is because you have fallen out with the obnoxious neighbours, hate Spain, or you have found you miss your family more than you anticipated.  This will make the 'would be' buyers consider their own plans for moving. Remember you are paying for professional advice from both your agent and legal representative so it makes sense to listen to it. Our staff at Molino Villas like to work as a team and we encourage our sellers to take our advice and work as a team with us, it is a win win situation for all. www.molinovillas.com 0034 966 492 335

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Mercadillo de Jalón, marchés aux puces.flag image

Marchés aux pucesLe marché ambulant est une tradition très ancrée en Espagne. Vous y trouverez toutes sortes de produits, vêtements, chaussures et aliments frais à un prix très abordable. C’est le lieu idéal pour faire des affaires. Voici la liste des jours de marché pour chaque ville de la Costa Blanca Nord : Alfaz del Pi : vendredi Alicante : jeudi et samedi (Campoamor) Altea : mardi Benidorm : mardi, mercredi et dimanche Benissa : samedi Callosa de Ensarriá : lundi Calpe : samedi Dénia : lundi et vendredi Javea : jeudi,  Jalón: samedi, Jesus Pobre: dimanche La Nucia : lundi, vendredi et dimanche Ondara : mercredi Teulada : mercredi Si vous cherchez une propriété au nord de la Costa Blanca, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.molinovillas.com 0034 966 492 335  

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EUROPEAN UNION AGREEMENT

JUST ANNOUNCED BY OUR COLLABORATING FINANCIAL ADVISORS The UK government has reached an agreement with the European Union on citizens’ rights in negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This will provide certainty about the future of UK nationals and their families living in the EU. Most importantly, it will allow UK nationals to stay in their Member State of residence after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. On 19 March 2018, the UK government reached a further agreement with the Commission on the terms of a time-limited implementation period that will start on 30 March 2019 and last until 31 December 2020. This means that all UK nationals lawfully residing in another EU Member State on 31 December 2020 will be covered by the citizens’ rights agreement reached in December. Following the agreement on the Implementation Period, all UK nationals lawfully residing in another EU Member State on 31 December 2020 will be covered by the citizens’ rights agreement. Close family members (spouses, civil partners, unmarried partners, dependent children and grandchildren, and dependent parents and grandparents) of UK nationals covered by the agreement will be able to join those UK nationals in their Member State of residence. Close family members will enjoy the same rights by virtue of their relationship, where the relationship existed on 31 December 2020.   Children born or adopted to a UK national, covered by the agreement, outside of the UK national’s Member State of residence after 31 December 2020, will also be covered by the agreement.   During the Implementation Period (30 March 2019 to 31 December 2020), free movement rights will continue to apply to UK nationals. This means you will be able to live in an EU Member State. Agreement so far on the rights of UK nationals in the EU, the UK and EU Commission have so far agreed that: • UK nationals and their family members covered by the agreement will continue to have the same access as they currently do to healthcare, pensions and other benefits • UK nationals and their family members covered by the agreement will be able to leave their Member State of residence for up to 5 years without losing their right to return The UK and EU Commission have also agreed that:   • EU27 Member States may require UK nationals and their family members covered by the agreement to apply for a residency document or status conferring the right of residence. Administrative procedures for such applications will be transparent, smooth and streamlined • Where an application is required to obtain status, UK nationals will have until at least 6 months after the end of the Implementation Period to submit their applications • Residence documents will be issued free of charge or for a charge not exceeding that imposed on nationals for the issuing of similar documents (such as passports) • UK nationals who, before the end of the Implementation Period, are holders of a valid permanent residence document or a valid domestic immigration document conferring a permanent right to reside, will be able to exchange that document for a new residence document free of charge. They may be required to provide proof of identity and undergo criminality and security checks • During the Implementation Period (30 March 2019 until 31 December 2020), UK nationals will be able to move to another EU Member State as they can now. If you are required by the Member State in which you are resident to apply for a residence status, you will have until at least June 2021 to make that application • During the Implementation Period (30 March 2019 to 31 December 2020), you will enjoy the same rights to work in an EU Member State as you do now. If you are legally resident in the EU by the end of this period you will be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, and will be able to continue living and working in your Member State of residence broadly as you do now • The UK State Pension is payable worldwide under domestic legislation. UK nationals resident in a member state by the end of the implementation period will maintain the right to export an uprated UK state pension and receive associated reciprocal healthcare cover in the EU, for as long as they remain in scope • The UK’s exit from the European Union will not change existing double taxation arrangements. Double taxation agreements ensure that any individual (not just a British citizen) who is living in a country that has a treaty with the UK will not pay tax in two countries on the same income/gain and determines which country has primary taxing rights. The UK has a double taxation agreement with all EU Member States, which will continue to apply on withdrawal.

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Quels types de biens les Français achètent-ils, en Espagne ?

Un Marché fort, les acheteurs de la France voisine sont la clé du succès commercial à l'international.Avec des budgets français supérieurs d'environ 10k€ à la moyenne internationale et en hausse d'année en année (nous avons vu une augmentation de 8% en 2017), nous étudions les données pour déterminer la meilleure façon d'attirer les acheteurs français et les soutenir dans leur recherche de propriété en Espagne.Où les Français achètent-ils ?Les acheteurs français peuvent être perçus comme représentant l'ensemble des acheteurs étrangers. Ils achètent dans toutes les régions du pays mais montrent un penchant pour les régions côtières telles que Valence et Alicante, et les îles - en particulier les Canaries. Gérone, juste au-dessus de la frontière des Pyrénées avec la France, est une destination particulièrement populaire - peut-être en raison de sa situation sur la côte méditerranéenne et de sa proximité de la maison. Il n'est donc pas surprenant que Lloret de Mar sur la Costa Brava ait été la zone d'intérêt français qui a connu la plus forte croissance en 2017, attirant 38% de leads de plus que l'année précédente.Quels types de biens les Français achètent-ils ?D'Almeria à Cadix, peu importe où les Français achètent, ils aiment s'assurer d'avoir beaucoup d'espace. Alors que d'autres nationalités optent pour des appartements et des maisons de ville, les acheteurs français sont plus enclins à choisir une villa aux proportions généreuses. En fait, ils sont presque 10 % plus susceptibles d'acheter une villa que les autres acheteurs internationaux. Cela devrait vous aider lorsque vous analysez votre portefeuille à la recherche de propriétés susceptibles de vous intéresser.En quoi le processus d'achat diffère-t-il ?Comme dans tous les systèmes juridiques des pays, le processus d'achat d'un bien immobilier sera différent entre la France et l'Espagne. Cela peut provoquer chez les acheteurs français une certaine nervosité au sujet de la transaction. Si vous pouvez en apprendre un peu sur les différences que votre acheteur peut s'attendre à voir, vous serez en mesure d'aider à apaiser leurs inquiétudes et de les guider à travers les indemnes. Nous avons retiré quelques-unes des différences les plus notables :Dans les deux pays, vous devrez faire appel à un notaire public pour vous assurer que votre transaction immobilière est effectuée légalement et que tous les impôts nécessaires sont payés. En Espagne, votre notaire public sera séparé de votre agent immobilier, alors qu'en France, il peut s'agir d'un seul et même notaire.En Espagne, les parties acheteuse et vendeuse auraient tendance à utiliser le même notaire, mais les acheteurs français s'attendraient à ce que les deux parties choisissent leur propre notaire. Cela permet d'éviter les conflits d'intérêts.Lors de la vente d'un bien immobilier en France, les vendeurs sont tenus de fournir un certain nombre d'enquêtes professionnelles dans le cadre du processus de vente. Les levés requis dépendront de la région du pays ou de l'âge du bien. Comme il y a beaucoup moins d'exigences en Espagne, il peut être utile de rassurer vos acheteurs français que ces différences de réglementation n'affecteront pas leur achat.

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Holiday rental licences - Valencian Community

Further information can be obtained on the citizens advice website UPDATED: 30 May 2018 - You can now download a translated copy of the Official Guide to Holiday Rentals for Owners in the Valencian Community which contains all the useful links you need and explains your rights as a holiday rental owner. The original law (Decree 92/2009) covering Holiday rental licences in the Valencian Community was modified in January 2015, making it now compulsory for all types of tourist accommodation, including Viviendas Turisticas, to register their property with the Registro de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turísticas (The Register of Tourist Businesses, Establishments and Professionals).  Valencia is just another region to move towards legalising the holiday rental industry in Spain, with most other Spanish regions also introducing their own laws and licences.  Once you have your Licence number (also called inscription number), it must be stated in all property advertisements. Failure to include your licence number in the property advert could result in a fine for the owner and the advertising channel.   Who should apply? The decree states that it is compulsory for all holiday rental properties to be registered. We recommend that you start the registration process asap, as the decree could be updated at any time. If you manage up to five holiday rental properties, you must register each one individually.  If you manage more than five properties, then you must register as an ‘empresa’ (business), rather than as an individual. You must include your general licence number in all property adverts, not individual property licence numbers. Important: Although Decree 92/2009 is the legal text that establishes the general regulations for holiday rentals in the Valencian Community, the Decree 75/2015 partially modified the 92/2009 Decree. One of the most important changes made is that EVERY homeowner (even if you only owns a single holiday rental) must register its property at the "Registro General de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turísticas". How to register your holiday rental in the Valencian Community Region You must request the Declaración Responsable registration form, which you can get by contacting the Territorial Tourism Service or by downloading it here. After completing the form, you must submit it following one of the following two methods: Option 1: You can apply for the licence in any government administrative office, but it is recommended to use one of the following offices: Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo - Alicante C/ Churruca, 29 - 03003 Alacant/Alicante Teléfono: 012 Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo - Valencia Pl. Alfonso el Magnánimo, 15 - 46003 Valencia Teléfono: 012 Option 2: You can also fill out the application and take it into the post office, addressed to your closest Registro del Servicio Territorial de Servicio office. It's important to remember not to seal the envelope to allow the post office to stamp and date your application. Registrations are accepted for apartments, studio apartments, villas, chalets, bungalows and other similar types of properties. Your rental property needs to meet the technical requirements and standards, as set out within the decree, based on its category -  Standard, Primary and Superior (see below for details of these requirements). Once the property is registered, you must include the licence number, category type and code in all advertising and promotion of the property. Property Requirements: Find out if your property belongs to the Standard, Primera or Superior category   Requirements Standard Primera Superior Public entrance ✔ ✔ ✔ Lift (if the accommodation is situated on the fourth floor or higher) ✔ ✔ ✔ Stairs ✔ ✔ ✔ Heating and sound insulation in all areas ✔ ✔ ✔ Parking   ✔ ✔ Wall power outlets in all rooms and a fuse box ✔ ✔ ✔ Hot water ✔ ✔ ✔ Evacuation plan displayed at the front door of the accommodation ✔ ✔ ✔ Emergency telephone list ✔ ✔ ✔ Information about local attractions and places of interest ✔ ✔ ✔ Air conditioning   ✔ ✔* Heating   ✔ ✔ Swimming pool and/or first line beach   ✔ ✔ Security box   ✔ ✔ Internet access     ✔ Garden (can be a common garden)     ✔ *Bedrooms included  Room Sizes (min. m2 space)   Standard Primera Superior Main bedroom including wardrobe 10 m2 12 m2 14 m2 Double bedroom including wardrobe 8 m2 10 m2 12 m2 Single bedroom including wardrobe 6 m2 8 m2 9 m2 Per person sharing room i.e. per bed 3.5 m2 4.5 m2 - Living/dining 14 m2 17 m2 20 m2 Kitchen* 5 m2 7 m2 8 m2 Bathroom** 4.5 m2 5.5 m2 5.5 m2   *The kitchen should be equipped with a hob with a minimum of two burners when the accommodation doesn't exceed 4 guests and a hob of three burners or more when it exceeds 4 guests. **There must be at least one bathroom including a bath with shower, washbasin and toilet and/or a washroom with a shower, washbasin and toilet. A studio apartment is defined as an accommodation consisting of a living/dining/kitchen area with separate bathroom (minimum of 24 m2 for Standard category). Rental accommodation should be furnished and equipped appropriately, with the following: Cutlery Kitchenware and appliances Bed linen Curtains Kitchen appliances Fridge freezer Electric grill/griddle Oven/microwave Extractor fan and smoke alarm

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MAURES ET CHRÉTIENS MORAIRA 2018 PROGRAMME DES ÉVÉNEMENTS

MAURES ET CHRÉTIENS MORAIRA 2018 PROGRAMME DES ÉVÉNEMENTS Le vendredi 8 juin19h30 Inauguration du marché médiéval andalou. 20:30 Représentation de la fanfare néerlandaise sur l'esplanade du château.22.00 Procession d'ouverture dans les rues de la ville, accompagnée par le groupe de tambours Mediterrània et la charanga Toca't un ou ou.22.30. Proclamation des fêtes dans la salle de réunion de l'Espai la Senieta par Rafa Soler et cérémonie de remise des prix du Concours de Dessin organisé par le Bureau Central et en collaboration avec l'AMPA Cap d'Or (Moraira) et l'AMPA San Vicente Ferrer (Teulada). Ensuite, nous irons parade jusqu'au siège central du conseil d'administration.Samedi 9 juin12.00h Rassemblement des Maures et des Chrétiens dans la forêt urbaine et préparation du repas de fraternité et des jeux pour enfants par J-Produccions. Le tout animé par la charanga Bataclán de Jalón.21.30h Concentration de toutes les rangées dans le Fortí et défilé accompagné par le Colla El Falçó de Teulada et le Colla la Llebetjà del Poble Nou à l'esplanade du Château. 22.00h Présentation des drapeaux dans l'esplanade du Château. A la fin de la verveine, avec la performance du duo "Imagen".Dimanche 10 juin18.00h Grand Festival International de Jazz, Folk, Rock et Country Music.Lundi 11 juin20.00h Concert du chœur britannique dans la paroisse de Moraira.Jeudi 14 juin 20.00h Concert du Colla El Falçó de Teulada dans la rue Dr. Calatayud. 21.30h Dîner de fraternité sur la Plaza Virgen del Carmen, animé par l'Orchestre Cano. Vendredi 15 juin 13.00h Concentration de toutes les rangées dans le Fortí et défilé informel animé par l'orchestre de Jalón.13.30h Tir à l'arc dans l'Esplanade du Château.19h30 Offrande de fleurs en l'honneur du Santísimo Cristo de Moraira à l'Ermita del Castillo.23:00h Conquête de Mora sur la plage de La Ampolla, suivie de l'ambassade de Moraira et de la conquête du château de Moraira. Puis nuit de capitanías avec les charangas avec le Bataclán et charanga Toca´t ou. Samedi 16 juin9.00h Réveil général avec arquebuses.11.00. Concentration de toutes les rangées dans le Fortí et ensuite la parade.12.00h Messe en l'honneur du Saint Christ dans la paroisse de Moraira. 13.00h Tournage de l'arcabucería dans l'Esplanade du Château et parade informelle.20:00h Reconquête chrétienne sur la plage de La Ampolla. Assaut sur le château de Moraira par le côté chrétien suivi par l'ambassade chrétienne et reconquête du château. 24.00h Toilettes populaires de l'esplanade du Château de Moraira à l'avenue de Portet.Puis la Nuit Kabyle avec la représentation de l'orchestre VALENCIA sur l'Avenida del Portet.Dimanche 17 juin9.00h Réveil général avec arquebuses.12.00h Défilé informel avec drapeaux. 12h30 Tir à l'arc dans l'Esplanade du Château.19.00h Entrée des groupes de musique du château au Fortí.20.00h Grande parade de gala du Moro et des Bandos chrétiens.Côté chrétien :Row Knights of the King D.JaimeFilá Muladíes Conquérir des rangéesRangée AlmogaversFilá Huestes del Cid - Capitaine chrétien Côté maure :Ligne BashiraRangée Al-MadhrabbaLigne AlmorachRangée des califesRangée AlmoraimaFilá Marsa Mudhayra - Capitaine MoraA la fin du défilé de feux d'artifice.

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Programación Moros y Cristianos Moraira 2018

PROGRAMA DE ACTOS MOROS Y CRISTIANOS MORAIRA 2018 Viernes 8 de Junio 19.30 Inauguración Mercado Medieval  Andalusí. 20:30 Actuación de la  Banda Holandesa en la explanada del castillo. 22.00 Pasacalle del pregón por las calles de la localidad, acompañados por la banda de tambores Mediterrània y la charanga Toca’t un ou. 22.30. Pregón de fiestas en el salón de actos del Espai la Senieta a cargo de Rafa Soler y entrega de premios del Concurso de Dibujos organizado por la Junta Central y en colaboración del AMPA Cap d’Or (Moraira) y AMPA San Vicente Ferrer (Teulada). A continuación iremos en pasacalle hasta la sede de la junta central. Sábado 9 de junio 12.00h Concentración de moros y cristianos en el Bosque Urbano y preparación de la comida de hermandad y juegos infantiles a cargo de J-Produccions. Todo amenizado por la charanga Bataclán de Jalón. 21.30h Concentración de todas las filás en el Fortí y pasacalle acompañados por la Colla El Falçó de Teulada y la Colla la Llebetjà del Poble Nou hasta la explanada del Castillo. 22.00h Acto de presentación de Banderines en la explanada del Castillo. Al finalizar  verbena, con la actuación  del duo “Imagen”. Domingo10 de junio 18.00h Gran Festival Internacional de Música Jazz, Folk, Rock y Country. Lunes 11 de junio 20.00h Concierto de La Coral Británica en la Parroquia de Moraira. Jueves 14 de junio  20.00h Concierto de la Colla El Falçó de Teulada en la calle Dr. Calatayud.  21.30h Cena de hermandad en la plaza Virgen del Carmen, amenizado por Cano Orquesta. Viernes 15 de junio 13.00h Concentración de todas las filás en el Fortí y pasacalle informal amenizado por la banda de música de Jalón. 13.30h Disparo de arcabucería en la Explanada del Castillo. 19.30h Ofrenda de flores en honor al Santísimo Cristo de Moraira en la Ermita del Castillo. 23:00h Conquista Mora en la Playa de La Ampolla, seguido de la Embajada Mora y Conquista del Castillo de Moraira. A continuación noche de capitanías con las charangas con el Bataclán y charanga Toca´t ou. Sábado 16 de junio 9.00h Despertá general con arcabuces. 11.00. Concentración de todas las filás en el Fortí y a continuación pasacalle. 12.00h Misa en honor al Santísimo Cristo en la Parroquia de Moraira.  13.00h Disparo de arcabucería en la Explanada del Castillo y desfile informal. 20:00h Reconquista Cristiana en la playa de la Ampolla. Asalto al Castillo de Moraira por parte del Bando Cristiano seguido de la Embajada Cristiana y Reconquista del Castillo.  24.00h Retreta Popular desde la explanada del Castillo de Moraira hasta la avenida del Portet. A continuación Noche de cabilas con la actuación de la orquesta VALENCIA en la avenida del Portet. Domingo 17 de junio 9.00h  Despertá  general con arcabuces. 12.00h Pasacalle informal con banderines. 12.30h Disparo de arcabucería en la Explanada del Castillo. 19.00h Entrada de Bandas de Música desde el Castillo  hasta el Fortí. 20.00h Gran Desfile de Gala de los Bandos Moro y Cristiano. Bando cristiano: Filá Caballeros del Rey D.Jaime Filá Muladíes Filá Conquistadoras Filá Almogavers Filá Huestes del Cid- Capitanía Cristiana Bando Moro: Filá Bashira Filá Al-Madhrabba Filá Almorach Filá Califas Filá Almoraima Filá Marsa Mudhayra - Capitanía Mora Al finalizar el desfile Castillo de  fuegos artificiales.      

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Celebration of Corpus Christi in Moraira on the 3rd of May

     CORPUS CHRISTI     Corpus Christi (Teulada - Moraira) In Teulada and Moraira. Procession and traditional dances. The procession of Corpus Christi, one of the oldest festivities of the Catholic Church, led by a group of the Grup de Danses Font Santa and arriving at the Plaça dels Porxes dance the "Ball dels Cavallets", a dance that symbolically represents the struggle between good and evil through the remembrance of the historical fact of protecting the coast from attacks by piracy. Each component carries a cardboard horse decorated with cloth and formed two rows of four people to proceed to the dance to the music of the Colla "El Falçó" of Teulada, which causes great admiration of the audience. At the end, there comes another group of Danses who interpret "El ball de Pastorets", and then the "Ball de les Vetes", a dance that consists of pulling different colored ribbons that they carry in their hands and that are born from a wooden stick topped by flowers, representing the May tree, the fruit tree.  

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Corpus Christi-Feesten in Moraira-Teulada op 3 Juni 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI   Corpus Christi (Teulada - Moraira)In Teulada en Moraira. Processie en traditionele dansen.De processie van Corpus Christi, een van de oudste festivals van de Katholieke Kerk, geleid door een groep van Grup de Danses Font kerstman en bereikt de Plaça dels Porxes dans de "Bal dels Cavallets", een dans die symbolisch de strijd vertegenwoordigt tussen goed en kwaad door de herinnering aan historische feiten te beschermen de kust tegen de aanvallen van piraterij.Elk onderdeel draagt ​​een paard doek versierd met karton en vormden twee rijen van vier personen om te komen om te dansen op de muziek van de Colla "Falco" van Teulada, waardoor grote bewondering van het publiek.Aan het eind, komt een andere groep van hen Danses die spelen "De bal van Pastorets" en dan de "Bal de les Vetes", een dans die gaat krijgen door verschillende gekleurde linten te dragen op hun handen en geboren uit een houten paal bedekt door bloemen, wat neerkomt op de meiboom, de vruchtbaarheid.

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TOMATINA on the 29th of August

History of La Tomatina The origins of La Tomatina aren’t clear with several theories explaining how Bunyol has become home to the world’s biggest tomato fight. However, the most plausible suggests that the most likely explanation dates back to 1945 when an annual parade of enormous figures with big heads (Gigantes y Cabezudos) was passing through the streets of Bunyol. It seems that some youngsters tried to join in the parade and accidentally knocked over one of the giants who got to his feet and started swinging out at everyone around him. In retaliation the youngsters grabbed some tomatoes from a nearby vegetable stall and started throwing them at him until the police arrived to break things up. The following year on the same last Wednesday of August these young people returned to the town hall square and started another tomato fight using their own tomatoes. Again the police intervened and in subsequent years the local council tried to ban the ‘El Día de la Tomatina’ but with little success as the event continued to grow year after year reaching the ludicrous size it is today. Practical Information Getting There … Most young visitors book cheap accommodation in Valencia then take the train to Bunyol for the day. On the morning of the festival there are trains from Valencia Central Station, which is about 40km away, at eight minutes past the hour (check at www.renfe.es just in case this has changed). There is no need to book tickets in advance and the journey takes 50 minutes. The actual tomato fight lasts little over an hour beginning at midday and continuing until shortly after 1pm. So the 8.08am, 9.08am or 10.08 trains will get you there in plenty time. The earlier the better as the trains do get full. Alternatively, you can arrive by local bus or rent a car though this might not be a great idea considering the mess you’re likely to be in after the tomato battle. Accommodation … Bunyol is a small village of some 9000 people whose population swells to some 30,000 on the day of La Tomatina. The Hotel Condes de Buñol is a nice little hotel in the town centre but there is hardly any accommodation in the immediate area so most budget visitors stay in a budget hostel or hotel in Valencia but you’ll need to book well in advance. Another option is to head for the small family-run campsite called La Granjita in Chiva which is only 10km north-east of Bunyol. The owners provide you with the tent, bed, sheets, towels as well as breakfast and an evening meal if you want it. It also has a small pool which is so inviting once you get back from the fiesta. What to Wear … Whatever you wear is going to get destroyed so make sure you take a change of clothes for the return train journey. We actually found that a snorkel and mask were well worth taking! Afterwards you can try to clean up a little at the public showers near the river but these are generally packed. Tomatina Tickets Until a few years ago the numbers visiting the Tomatina festival were large but manageable. However, in recent times the event has become a victim of its own success with upwards of 50,000 people trying to cram themselves into this small Valencian town which has inevitably caused security concerns. As a result the town council of Bunyol have been forced to limit numbers by issuing tickets to those wishing to take part. Tickets cost €10 each and can be reserved and printed out on the Bunyol Town Council website. Alternatively, you can book an organised tour to La Tomatina with numerous companies who will include tickets in their package. Rules of La Tomatina In spite of the mayhem there actually are a few rules and regulations that need to be adhered to during La Tomatina in order to ensure that the maximum number of people get the maximum enjoyment from the day. It is illegal to bring any kind of bottles or other objects that could cause an accident. You must not tear t-shirts. Tomatoes must be crushed before throwing so that they don’t hurt anybody. You must be careful to avoid the lorries which carry the tomatoes. As soon as you hear the 2nd banger you must stop throwing tomatoes.    

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Jesús Nazareno Fiesta in Javea

The arrival of May also sees several decorated crosses appear through the old town, many of them made from colourful flowers. Each year, the mayorales, who are residents (always male) who are selected annually to represent the fiesta, are responsible for placing crosses outside their homes. Planning takes months; professional designers are often tasked with creating a stunning visual image to outdo others. The cost is phenomenal, usually more than 2,000 euros, and the dedication to put together such beautiful creations is admirable, although quite often neighbours muck in to help out, spending hours sticking on flowers and plants so that the cross is ready for its reveal. The origin of such a tradition seems to be another adoption of ancient festivities by the Christian faith during the conversion of Europe. Amongst the many rituals, the festival of Flora, the Roman Goddess of flowers and the season of spring was celebrated between April 28 and May 3 and symbolized the renewal of the cycle of life after a long winter. Such traditions were brought to the Iberian peninsula during occupation by the Romans and quite possibly adapted after the conversion of Emperor Constantine I in the 4th century and the supposed discovery of the 'True Cross' in Jerusalem by his mother Saint Helena. She is said to have died praying for all Christians to commemorate the day that the 'True Cross' was found whilst other sources suggest that the tradition celebrates the rescue of the 'Cross' from the Persians in 628AD. Text and image courtesy of http://www.javeamigos.com

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ENJOY ROUTES ON ELECTRIC BIKES

We carry out guided routes in electric bicycle by Jávea / XàbiaEnjoy Guided Routes in Bici by Jávea / Xàbia, in a more agile way, thanks to our fabulous Electric TREK with BOSCH Battery. On all journeys, you will always find places of great beauty. The coast of Xàbia, is considered one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.On all routes, we try to drive on roads and roads with little traffic or restricted traffic for motor vehicles. In this way we can reach places where it is difficult or impossible to access with another vehicle. So you can enjoy some quiet and pleasant routes, where with our electric bikes we will have no problem to circulate, and also enjoying almost effortlessly, especially unique places.You can plan routes to celebrate events: birthdays, friends reunion, farewells, business meetings, etc ...   ROUTES BY VIEWPOINTS OF JAVEA/XABIAWe accompany you by bicycle to visit the excellent viewpoints of Bahia de Jávea, such as Cabo de la Nao, Cabo de San Antonio, Cala Blanca or Els Molins.   ROUTES TROUGH THE PROTECTED AREAS OF JAVEA  Respecting nature with our bikes we visit the Montgó Natural Park, the Bay of Portixol, areas of native vegetation or the Forest Park of La Granadella.ASK FOR MORE INFORMATIONBicycle routes through the protected areas of Jávea / Xàbia        ROUTES THROUGH THE HISTORY OF JAVEA/XABIAR We enter by bicycle in the fascinating history of Jávea / Xàbia visiting its museums and highlighting the Islamic and medieval features of the city, with its traditional and gastronomic traditions.

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Craft Market over easter time in Javea

At the Plaza de la Iglesia and surrounding area, a wonderful historical site, close to the  Municipal Market. The craft market will open on Good Friday with dozens of stalls and entertainment for all ages. This is the 35th year of the market and there will be products of all kinds: textiles, jewellery, ceramics, leather or food and more. Folk music is high on the agenda, with groups such as Xirimitab’s, Romantica del Saladar, Rascanya and the Portitxol Dance group. There will also be shows for children, with stories, theatres, puppets and free workshops. For the last evening there will be a special spot for Lindy Dancing. The fair will be open until Monday 2nd April and will be a special morning on Easter Sunday, when associations, clubs and groups join together with their products and snacks that will be hosted in the church Plaza.    If you feel that you would like to purchase a property in any of these areas, please contact us via our e-mail address on info@molinovillas.com or visit our website on www.molinovillas.com

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Golf Club Ifach

Club de Golf Ifach werd in 1974 gebouwd op een benijdenswaardige locatie en is de eerste in zijn soort aan de Costa Blanca. De baan heeft negen holes, zes par drie en drie par fours met een korte loop (2.940m van de yellows: 3.236 m van de white: 2.432 m van de rode en 2.776 m van de blues. De duur van een rondje van 9 holes is ongeveer anderhalf uur en voor 18 holes, slechts drie uur. De meeste holes hebben grote greens, met strategisch geplaatste bunkers om ze te beschermen. Verschillende van de holes zijn omgeven door bomen, waardoor, door de constante zeebries, het golfen in de zomer erg gemakkelijk is. De baan en het ontwerp zorgen voor een aangenaam spelletje golf met familie en vrienden terwijl u geniet van het prachtige landschap. De cursus kan soms veeleisend en uitdagend zijn voor zowel kleine als hoge handicappers. De golfbaan ligt dicht bij de drie naburige steden Benissa, Teulada-Moraira en Calpe, allemaal met goede accommodaties, van logies en ontbijt tot luxe hotels, waardoor het gemakkelijk en handig is om golf met vakantie te combineren. Ifach Golf Club. Onze leden zijn van alle nationaliteiten en zijn meestal actief in verschillende groepen van verenigingen en spelen regelmatig in hun owm-wedstrijden. Die groepen zijn hieronder gemarkeerd. "Tits" zijn een groep leden en gasten die elke dinsdag, donderdag en zondag spelen. "Mafs" is een vrouwelijke groep leden die op maandag en vrijdag spelen.   "Wags" is een vereniging van mannelijke leden, sintels die op woensdag in verschillende clubs aan de Costa Blanca spelen. "Coffin Dodgers" zijn een groep oudere mannelijke leden die elke dinsdag en vrijdag 9 holes Stableford spelen.  "Juniors" zijn een gemengde groep leden die 18 holes spelen op dinsdagen en donderdagen. "Amigos" zijn een groep leden en gasten die spelen op dinsdagen en vrijdagmiddagen. Hun bedoeling is gewoon om een ​​informeel en leuk spelletje golf te spelen. De Ifach Golf Club bestaat uit twee gebouwen. Een daarvan is ontworpen als het clubhuis met cafetaria, badkamers en kleedkamers, waaronder opslagruimten, een vergaderruimte en een golfclub. Het tweede gebouw is waar het restaurant Micheta zich bevindt, dat een spectaculair terras heeft, barbecueplaatsen en een buitenbad. Diensten Om te oefenen hebben we tot uw beschikking drie oratice-netten, putting green, approach area en bunker. Gratis parkeren, verhuur van clubs en wagens, golfproshop, oplaadservice voor batterijen, golflessen, (Pro spreekt Engels). Tennisbanen en een zwembad. Openingstijden en prijzen Raadpleeg Club Office Telefoon 96 649 71 14 E-mail: info@golfifach.com Web: www.golfifach.com Als u denkt dat u een woning in een van deze gebieden wilt kopen, neem dan contact met ons op via ons e-mailadres op ifo@molinovillas.com of bezoek onze website op www.molinovillas.com

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Golf Club Ifach

Club de Golf Ifach wurde 1974 in einer beneidenswerten Lage erbaut und ist der erste seiner Art an der Costa Blanca. Der Kurs hat neun Löcher, sechs Paare und drei Vieren mit einem kurzen Kurs (2.940m von den Gelbs: 3.236 m vom Weiß: 2.432 M von den Rots und 2.776 M vom Blau.) Die Dauer von ungefähr 9 Löchern ist ungefähr anderthalb Stunden und für 18 Löcher, nur drei Stunden. Die meisten Löcher haben große Grüns, mit strategisch platzierten Bunkern, um sie zu schützen. Einige der Löcher sind von Bäumen umgeben, die im Sommer durch die konstante Brise sehr gut zum Golfspielen geeignet sind. Der Kurs und sein Design ermöglichen ein unterhaltsames Golfspiel mit Familie und Freunden, während Sie die wundervolle Landschaft genießen. Der Kurs kann anspruchsvoll und anspruchsvoll sein für Spieler mit niedrigem und hohem Handicap. Der Golfplatz befindet sich in der Nähe der drei Nachbarorte Benissa, Teulada-Moraira und Calpe, die alle eine gute Unterkunft bieten, von Bed & Breakfast bis zu Luxushotels, wodurch Golf und Urlaub einfach und bequem miteinander verbunden werden können. Ifach Golf Club. Unsere Mitglieder sind verschiedener Nationalitäten und meist in verschiedenen Gruppen von Verbänden und spielen regelmäßig in ihren Wettbewerben. Diese Gruppen sind unten hervorgehoben. "Tits" sind eine Gruppe von Mitgliedern und Gästen, die jeden Dienstag, Donnerstag und Sonntag spielen. "Mafs" ist eine weibliche Gruppe von Mitgliedern, die montags und freitags spielen.  "Wags" ist eine Vereinigung von Männern, die am Mittwoch in verschiedenen Clubs an der Costa Blanca spielen. "Coffin Dodgers" sind eine Gruppe älterer männlicher Mitglieder, die jeden Dienstag und Freitag 9 Loch Stableford spielen. "Juniors" sind eine gemischte Gruppe von Mitgliedern, die dienstags und donnerstags 18 Löcher spielen. "Freunde" sind eine Gruppe von Mitgliedern und Gästen, die dienstags und freitags nachmittags spielen. Ihre Absicht ist nur, ein informelles und lustiges Golfspiel zu spielen.   Der Ifach Golf Club besteht aus zwei Gebäuden. Eines ist als Clubhaus konzipiert, mit Cafeteria, Badezimmern und Umkleideräumen, einschließlich Lagerräumen, einem Tagungsraum und einem Golfclub. Im zweiten Gebäude befindet sich das Restaurant Micheta, das über eine spektakuläre Terrasse, Grillplätze und einen Außenpool verfügt. Dienstleistungen für die Praxis, wir haben drei oratice Netze, Putting Green, Approach-Bereich und Bunker. Kostenlose Parkplätze, Schläger- und Trolley-Verleih, Golf-Pro-Shop, Batterieladestation, Golfunterricht (Pro spricht Englisch). Tennisplätze und Schwimmbad.   Öffnungszeiten und Preise Konsultieren Sie das Clubbüro Telefon 96 649 71 14 E-Mail: info@golfifach.com Web: www.golfifach.com   Wenn Sie eine Immobilie in einem dieser Bereiche erwerben möchten, kontaktieren Sie uns bitte über unsere E-Mail-Adresse auf ifo@molinovillas.com oder besuchen Sie unsere Website unter www.molinovillas.com

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PLUSVALIA tax modificacion 2018

The modification of “plusvalía tax” is going  ahead and the process begins in  parliament,  even though it is over a year after the government has presented the bill !!      Not only will it cancel the payment of a tax when  a property  has sold “at a loss”, but also it will be modify the rate that it is established by every town hall. Indeed, the bill has considerably reduced the rates for the relief of the contributors.    However the popular parliament group has initiated the proceeding of the bill that slightly increases the rates. Although even with this increase,  rates are continuing to be below the actual law. At the end of July 2017, the government approved the bill looking to modify the local tax office regulatory law to eliminate the “plusvalía” town hall payment when a house makes a loss.     At the beginning,   the bill modified the coefficients that are put on over the cadastral value of the land and also the way to calculate it.   Previously,  the coefficient has been calculated by 5 years periods, now the calculation is annual, with a maximum of 20 years. However, the maximum coefficients have been slightly risen by the bill as it is showed at the following table: Plusvalia Coefficient has been changed as the following table shows: How your pocket will be affected? The best is to see how the taxpayer pocket will be affected with examples: Calculate example with the actual Local Tax Office Regulation Law: Cadastral Value: 40.000 euros Generation period: 6 years Coefficient article 107: 3,5 Tax base: 8.400 euros (40.000 x 21%*) *6 years x 3,5 Calculate example with the actual Local Tax Office Regulation Law (July 2017): Cadastral Value: 40.000 euros Generation period: 6 años Bill Coefficient: 0,06 Tax base: 2.400 euros (40.000 x 0,06) Calculate example with the actual Local Tax Office Regulation Law (March 2018): Cadastral Value: 40.000 euros Generation period: 6 años Bill Coefficient: 0,08 Tax Base: 3.200 euros (40.000 x 0,08) In addition, the bill added a new transitory regulation, to adapt to the fiscal regulations  of every town hall to accept the new law with the following conditions: Period of 4 months from the effective date of the law to adapt the new town hall  conditions. Until the new regulations, maximum coefficient provided by law will be implemented.    In the case that the old coefficients (not modified yet) would be more advantageous.    In that case the ordinance coefficients will be implemented until the ordinance is modified. Other news that turn up with the law   The principal new is the tax legal reform will not be demanded when the contributor has transmitted a property as a loss on the escritura values. To know if there is an increase of the value of the land or not, José María Salcedo lawyer,  Ático Jurídico, reminds us  to consider transmission and acquisition,   which will be the ones paid and documented in the deed.    With the exception that values have been verified and the results would have been superior. Thus, in the purchase of a house, the reference value is the price that appears in the deed of purchase of the property. If the transmission is gratuitous (inheritances and donations), it will be consider the values of acquisitions and transmissions declared in the successions and donations. As in the previous case, if that values have been object of verification and the result is more than the one declared, the administrative valuation will be considered Efficiency retrospective of the reform The bill expects the law effective date,  after it has been approved, would be the day after to the BOE publication, according to José María Salcedo.    However, some of the measures planned will be retrospective to the effective date. In the event of the new has not subjected to the tax when it is sold at a loss.   The effective date of this measure will be 15-06-2017, as it has been published in 11-05-2017 sentence BOE of constitutional tribunal. Therefore, from the  date 15-06-2017, it will consider it to be not related to all lands transmission taxes when the value has not been increased.  

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Modificacion del impuesto de PLUSVALIA

La modificación del impuesto de la plusvalía municipal sigue su curso legal y acaba de iniciar su tramitación parlamentaria, a pesar de haber pasado ya casi un año desde que el Gobierno presentara el proyecto de ley. No sólo se va a anular el pago de este impuesto cuando se transmita una vivienda a pérdidas, sino que también se va a modificar el coeficiente que después establece cada Ayuntamiento. De hecho, el Proyecto de Ley los redujo considerablemente para respiro de los contribuyentes. Sin embargo, el Grupo Parlamentario Popular ha iniciado la tramitación de la proposición de Ley que eleva ligeramente los coeficientes. Pese a esta subida, siguen por debajo de la ley actual.   A finales de julio del año pasado, el Gobierno aprobó el proyecto de ley que busca modificar la Ley Reguladora de las Haciendas Locales para eliminar el pago de la plusvalía municipal cuando se transmite una vivienda en pérdidas. Han pasado los meses y todavía está en tramitación parlamentaria convertida en una proposición de ley. Inicialmente el proyecto de ley modificó los coeficientes que se aplican sobre el valor catastral del terreno y también la forma de cálculo. Si antes el coeficiente se calculaba por periodos de cinco años, ahora el cómputo es anual, hasta un máximo de 20 años. Sin embargo, la proposición de ley ha modificado ligeramente al alza los coeficientes máximos y quedan de la siguiente manera: Cómo afectará al bolsillo Lo mejor es ver cómo afectará al bolsillo del contribuyente con ejemplos: Ejemplo de cálculo con la actual Ley Reguladora de las Haciendas Locales: Valor catastral: 40.000 euros Período generación: 6 años Coeficiente artículo 107: 3,5 Base imponible: 8.400 euros (40.000 x 21%*) *6 años x 3,5 Ejemplo de cálculo en base al proyecto de ley (julio 2017): Valor catastral: 40.000 euros Período de generación: 6 años Coeficiente proposición de ley: 0,06 Base imponible: 2.400 euros (40.000 x 0,06) Ejemplo de cálculo en base a la proposición de ley (marzo 2018): Valor catastral: 40.000 euros Período de generación: 6 años Coeficiente proposición de ley: 0,08 Base imponible: 3.200 euros (40.000 x 0,08) Además, la proposición de ley de modificación de la plusvalía municipal añade una nueva Disposición Transitoria, para adaptar las ordenanzas fiscales de cada municipio a la nueva ley que dispone lo siguiente: - Se da un plazo de 4 meses desde la entrada en vigor de la Ley para adaptar las ordenanzas de los municipios a la nueva normativa. - Hasta que se modifiquen la ordenanza, se aplicarán los coeficientes máximos previstos en la nueva Ley. Ello, salvo que los coeficientes de la antigua ordenanza (aún no modificados) sean más beneficiosos. En este caso se seguirán aplicando los coeficientes de la ordenanza, hasta que ésta se modifique. Otras novedades que vienen con la ley - La principal novedad de la reforma legal del impuesto es que no se va a exigir cuando el contribuyente ha transmitido un inmueble a pérdidas. Para saber si ha existido incremento de valor del terreno o no, José María Salcedo, abogado del despacho Ático Jurídico, recuerda que los valores de transmisión y adquisición a tener en cuenta serán, en las transmisiones onerosas, los efectivamente pagados y que consten en las escrituras. Ello, salvo que dichos valores hubieran sido objeto de una comprobación de valores y de la misma haya resultado una valoración superior. Así, en la venta de una casa, el valor de referencia es el precio que figure en la escritura de compraventa del inmueble. Si la transmisión es gratuita (herencias y donaciones), se tendrán en cuenta los valores de adquisición y transmisión declarados en el Impuesto de Sucesiones y Donaciones, que serán habitualmente los consignados en la escritura pública de herencia o donación. Como en el caso anterior, si dichos valores han sido objeto de comprobación y el resultado de ésta es superior al declarado, se tendrá en cuenta la valoración administrativa. Eficacia retroactiva de la reforma El proyecto de Ley prevé que la entrada en vigor de la Ley, una vez se apruebe, será el día siguiente a la publicación en el BOE, según José María Salcedo. Sin embargo, algunas de las medidas previstas tendrán eficacia anterior (retroactiva) a la fecha de entrada en vigor. Es el caso del nuevo supuesto de no sujeción al impuesto cuando se vende en pérdidas. La fecha de efectos de esta medida será la del 15-6-2017, que es la de publicación en el BOE de la sentencia del 11-5-2017 del Tribunal Constitucional. Por tanto, a partir de la referida fecha de 15-6-2017, se considerarán no sujetas al impuesto todas las transmisiones de terrenos en las que no ha existido incremento de valor.  

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Ifach Club de Golf

Club de Golf Ifach was built in 1974 in an enviable location, and being the first of its kind on the Costa Blanca. The course has nine holes, six par threes and three par fours with a short course (2.940m from the yellows: 3.236 m from the white:2.432 m from the reds and 2.776 m from the blues. The duration of  around of 9 holes is about an hour and half and for 18 holes, just three hours. Most of the holes have large greens, with strategically placed bunkers to protect them.  Several of the holes are surrounded by trees, which, with the constant sea breezes makes playing golf in the summer very pleasant. The course and its design allows an enjoyable game of golf with family and friends whilst enjoying the wonderful scenery. The Course can at times be demanding and challaging for low and high handicappers alike. The course is close by the three neighbouring towns of Benissa, Teulada-Moraira and Calpe, all offering good accommodation from bed and breakfast to luxury hotels, which makes it easy and convenient to combine golf with holiday. Ifach Golf Club. Our members are of all various nationalities and mostly intergrate in various groups of associations and play regularly in their own competitions. Those groups are highlighted below. "Tits" are a group of memebers and  guests who play every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. "Mafs" is a female group of members who play on Mondays and Fridays.  "Wags" is an association of male members who play on wednesday in various Clubs on the Costa Blanca. "Coffin Dodgers" are a group of older male members who play 9 holes Stableford every Tuesday and Friday. "Juniors" are a mixed group of members who play 18 holes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. "Amigos" are a group of members and guests who play on Tuesdays and Friday afternoons. Their intention is just to play an informal and fun game of golf. The Ifach Golf Club comprises of two buildings. One is designed as the Club House, with cafeteria, bathrooms and changing rooms, including storage rooms, a meeting room and golf club room. The second building is where the restaurant Micheta is located, which boasts a spectacular terrace, barbeque areas an outside swimming pool. Services For practice, we have at your disposal, three oratice nets, putting green, approach area and bunker. Free parking, club and trolley hire, golf pro shop, battery charging service, golf lessons, (Pro speaks English). Tennis courts and swimming pool. Opening hours and prices Consult Club Office Telephone 96 649 71 14              E-mail: info@golfifach.com                        Web: www.golfifach.com If you feel that you would like to purchase a property in any of these areas, please contact us via our e-mail address on  ifo@molinovillas.com  or visit our website on www.molinovillas.com

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Gastronomie in het dorp van Benissa van 2 t/m 11 Maart

Zoals elk jaar begin maart en gedurende 10 dagen kunt u onze typische gastronomie proeven in het charmante dorp Benissa. De traditionele gastronomische proeverij vindt plaats van 2 tot 11 maart. In 10 dagen zullen verschillende MENUs-PROEVEN restaurants de lokale gerechten van Benissa aanbieden tegen een kleine prijs in hun faciliteiten. Het is een traditioneel evenement dat de beste professionals uit de regionale gastronomie samenbrengt, en het is ook een kans om de wijnen van de regio en de inwoners van Benissa en nabijgelegen steden in de omgeving te proeven. 9-11 / 03/2018. Tijdens het tweede weekend van de Centre d'Art Workshop d 'Ivars zullen typische en innovatieve tapas worden aangeboden als een beurs. En bovendien, gevarieerd programma van wijnproeverijen gecombineerd met lokale worst, cocktailshow, etc. Echt heerlijk en  voor een geweldige prijs !

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Gastronomie im Benissa Dorf von 2 biss 11 Marz

Wie jedes Jahr Anfang März und für 10 Tage können Sie unsere typische Gastronomie im charmanten Dorf Benissa probieren. Die traditionelle gastronomische Verkostung findet vom 2. bis zum 11. März statt. In 10 Tagen werden mehrere Restaurants MENUS-TASTING der einheimischen Küche von Benissa zu einem kleinen Preis in ihren Einrichtungen anbieten. Es ist eine traditionelle Veranstaltung, die die besten Fachleute der regionalen Gastronomie zusammenbringt, und es ist auch eine Gelegenheit, die Weine der Region und die Einwohner von Benissa und nahe gelegenen Städten in der Nähe zu probieren. 9-11 / 03/2018. Am zweiten Wochenende im Rahmen des Centre d'Art Workshop d'Ivars werden typische und innovative Tapas als Messe angeboten. Und zusätzlich, abwechslungsreiches Programm der Weinprobe gepaart mit lokalen Wurst, Cocktail-Show, etc. Ein köstliches leckeres und zu einem tollen Preis, den Sie erleben müssen! 

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11ve Degustation gastronomie en Benissa

Comme chaque année au début du mois de mars, et pendant 10 jours, vous pourrez déguster notre gastronomie typique, dans le charmant village de Benissa.La traditionnelle dégustation gastronomique se déroulera du 2 au 11 mars  2018. Pendant 10 jours, plusieurs restaurants proposeront des menus de dégustation de la gastronomie locale de Benissa à un petit prix dans leurs établissements.C'est un événement traditionnel qui rassemble les meilleurs professionnels de la gastronomie, et c'est aussi l'occasion de déguster les vins de la région. C'est un des anuelles points de reunion du voisines de Benissa et les villages tout autour.9-11 mars 2018. Le deuxième week-end dans le cadre du Centre d'Art Atelier d'Ivars, des tapas typiques et innovantes sont proposées en foire. Et en plus, un programme varié de dégustation de vins accompagné de saucisses locales, de cocktails, etc.Un rendez-vous  délicieux à un très bon prix  à decouvrir!

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11va Mostra gastronòmica - Benissa

Como todos los años a principios de Marzo, y durante 10 días podrá degustar nuestra gastronomía típica, en el encantador pueblo de Benissa. La tradicional degustación gastronómica tendrá lugar desde el 2 al 11 de marzo de 2018, es la muestra número 11.  Durante 10 días varios restaurantes ofrecerán MENÚS-DEGUSTACIÓN de la gastronomía autóctona de Benissa a un módico precio en sus establecimientos. Es un evento tradicional en el que se dan cita los mejores profesionales de la gastronomía de la región , y también es una oportunidad para degustar los vinos de la comarca, y los vecinos de Benissa, y los pueblos cercanos de los alrededores. 9-11/03/2018. El segundo fin de semana en el marco del Centre d' Art Taller d' Ivars, se ofertan, a modo de feria, tapas típicas e innovadoras. Y además, variado programa de catas de vinos maridadas con embutido local, cocktail show, etc. Una cita deliciosa  y a muy buen precio que Ud debe experimentar !  

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FALLAS 2018

Las Fallas, la fiesta grande de Valencia, volverá como cada año a transformar la ciudad y su paisaje urbano con la genialidad de sus monumentos, el talento de artistas artesanos y su colorido y musical ambiente. Más de un mes de celebración, desde la inauguración de la Exposición del Ninot 2018 en la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias a principios de febrero, preludio de las Fallas propiamente dichas, hasta la Cremá en la noche del 19 de marzo. La Crida, el 25 de febrero, marcará el inicio oficial de la diversión, seguida por las estruendosas mascletás, los desfiles florales o la espectacular Nit del Foc. RENFE ofrece muy buenos descuentos para poder asistir a este impresionante evento,  Las Fallas acogen multitud de actos, eventos y experiencias, gracias a las que el viajero podrá disfrutar cada día. Entre las más destacadas están: 4 febrero al 15 de marzo – Exposición del Ninot 2018: Primera oportunidad para que el público general admire el trabajo de los artistas falleros, en la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Los dos ninots (infantil y mayor) más votados son indultados y pasan a formar parte del Museo Fallero. 25 de febrero – Crida. La Crida da por comenzadas las fallas por boca de la Fallera Mayor de la ciudad, quien reúne a las puertas de la misma a todas las comisiones falleras y llama a iniciar los festejos a valencianos y visitantes. 1 al 19 de marzo – Mascletá. Cada día a las 14 horas, entre el 1 y el 19 de marzo, más de 100 kilos de pólvora se disparan en la Plaza del Ayuntamiento en un espectáculo que sobrecoge por su furor sonoro. También se realizan Mascletàs nocturnas y en ocasiones en la playa. 17 y 18 de marzo – Ofrenda de Flores. Todas las comisiones falleras desfilan ante la Virgen de Los Desamparados, patrona de Valencia, con una ofrenda floral que llena de color la ciudad. 15 al 18 de marzo – Castillos de Fuegos Artificiales y Nit del Foc. El 15 de marzo se realiza el primer espectáculo pirotécnico nocturno, que se repetirá dos noches más y culminará con la espectacular Nit del Foc, el día 18. 19 de marzo – Nit de la Cremà. El 19 de marzo, San José, culmina y finaliza la fiesta. Y lo hace con el espectáculo más impresionante y característico de todos, la Cremà, en la que se queman todas las fallas de ciudad. Si a las 22 horas se comienza con las fallas infantiles, sobre la medianoche arderán las fallas más grandes. Información Extraida de la página de Renfe.

IEDERE ZONDAG BOER MARKT IN JESUS POBRE.

JESUS ​​PBRE RIURAU LANDBOUWMARKT ! EET LOKALE WINKEL LOKAAL ER IS ELKE ZONDAG EEN BOER MARKT BIJ JEZUS POBRE. U ZULT PLAATSELIJKE PRODUCTEN VINDEN OM TE KOPEN. GEWELDIGE OMGEVING EN MOOIE MUZIEK. OPEN VAN 0.900 UUR TOT 14.00 UUR ZONDAGEN. U KUNT HET OOK OP FACEBOOK VINGEN.  Als U erover denkt om een woning te kopen in een van deze gebieden, neem dan kontakt met ons op via ons e-mail adres info@molinovillas.com of kijk op onze web page www.molinovillas.com    

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BAUERMARKT JESUS POBRE

Jeden  erste Sonntag des Monats gibt es einen Bauernmarkt in Jesus Pobre. Sie werden interessante  und viele hausgemachte lokale Speisen und Getränke finden. Und wenn Sie ein Glas Wein oder einen Kaffee trinken, können Sie Live-Musik hören, tolles Ambiente. Geöffnet von 09.00 Uhr bis 14.00 Uhr. https://pt-br.facebook.com/jesuspobrefarmersmarket/

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FALLAS 2018

  Las Fallas ist eine traditionelle Feier zum Gedenken an Saint Joseph in der Stadt Valencia Spanien. Die Fallas beginnen am 15. März und enden am 19. März mit dem Brand Jeder "casal faller "produziert eine Konstruktion, die als Versagen bekannt ist und schließlich verbrannt wird.Es wird viele Veranstaltungen zu denen der Fallas geben und Menschen aus aller Welt kommen und besuchen diese Veranstaltung.Sie müssen es mindestens ein Leben lang erleben !  Sie möchten eine Immobilie kaufen in irgend dieser Bereiche,  bitte unsere Kontakt über e-mail info@molinovillas.com oder unseren website www.molinovillas.com  

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Parcours de tapas à Denia, du 15 de Février au 11 de Mars

ÉVÉNEMENT TRADITIONNEL GASTRÓNOMIQUE  DANS LE  CHARMANT VILLAGE DE DENIA. Du 15 février au 11 mars aura lieu le 12ème parcours "Tapas" organisé par le magazine "GuiaME" en collaboration avec l'Association des entrepreneurs de l'hôtellerie et du tourisme de Marina Alta (AEHTMA).Tapa et bière, ou vin ou vermouth 3 €!Les établissements participants ont l'intention de distribuer un itinéraire "passeport" parmi leurs clients, avec le nom, la photo et les ingrédients des "tapas" qu'ils peuvent compléter avec leur évaluation et entrer dans le tirage subséquent pour plusieurs prix. Rendez-Vous pour faire la dégustation de la meilleure cuisine espagnole.. extrait du http://www.activacostablanca.com  

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Fallas 2018 in Valencia van 15 t/m 19 Maart

Welkom bij de Fallas 2018 in Valencia. Vanaf 15 maart tot en met 19 maart. Las Fallas is een traditionele viering ter herdenking van Sint-Jozef in de stad Valencia Spanje. Elke" casal faller "produceert een constructie die bekend staat als" Falla" en die uiteindelijk wordt verbrand in de laatste nacht van Las Fallas. Het is heel feestelijk en velen mensen komen naar Valencia om dit  evenement te  vieren. Je moet dit evenement op zijn minst een maal ervaren! Als U erover denkt om een woning te kopen in een van deze gebieden , neem dan contact met ons op via ons e-mailadres info@molinovillas.com of kijk op onze website www.molinovillas.com

Brexit Seminar Javea February 21st 2018

A recent meeting was held in Javea where 17% of the registered population of over 27,000 are British came together for a meeting  in Javea Old Town earlier this week. Attended by the British Consul in Alicante Sarah Jane Morris and the Mayor who assured those attending that the Ayuntamiento of Javea would continue to work for the interests of the expats in Spain. The biggest message was that British expats wanting to remain in Spain with the same rights they currently enjoy, they musy get into the system before the exit date of March 2019.   Those legally living in Spain on that date will continue to enjoy the rights of healthcare, pension and other benefit provisions.   It is also very important that Citizens are registered on the Padron. There are still no full information regarding healthcare and pensions but those attending were reassured that no British  citizen could be denied healthcare, although we still do not know exactly  what cover.   At the moment there is accord in working towards confirming the rights of British citizens living across the European Union, there is no formal document, there has also been no agreement about the freedom of movement currently enjoyed by citizens and a right which COULD be lost when UK completed its withdrawal next year.  However the British Consul  did point out that British people have been coming to live in Spain for more than half a century,  long before the formation of the European Union.  It could be a bilateral agreement between countries will be created to solve issues. The British Consul will continue to arrange meetins to keep  the Expats up to date and in the meantime updates will be posted on the gov.uk website and will be the first point of reference.  

An Introduction to the game of Pilota Valencia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d45uhH2l3xY The exact origins of this fascinating game are unknown, it is certainly more than 6 centuries old or maybe often older as there is reference to a French medieval game called Jeu de Paume. which was documented in 1292.    There are several types of Pilota namely Escala i corda which is the most popular and it is regularly played through the Valencia region.   Other types are Llargues which is the oldest varient and played in the northern part of Alicante, and finally Raspall which is played in the streets or walled courts called 'trinquets' There has been a marked interest in this game in recent years with over 150 'trinquets' opened in the region including in a new one in Javea in 2010.   Javea once boasted a much older trinquet which was played amongst the old town walls.   Bar Trinquet  is a reminder of this former location and there are old photographs on the steps of the basement which records the past. The local Club de Pilota de Xabia has been promoting this sport for many years and produced many talented players.  Competitive matches are organised and take place at the Trinquet de Xabia in the Frechinal area of Javea.   Once a year the Television cameras come to Javea to televise one of the games.  In addition there are a number  of games throughout the year which take place in the streets.   Beware if you are a casual spectator, the game moves very quickly. Look out for the posters that appear around the town during the  week.   Everyone is welcome.  

The celebration of the coming of the 3 Kings in Spain

COMING OF THE 3 KINGS IN SPAIN ON THE  NIGHT OF THE 5TH JANUARY. The feast of the epiphany (El Dia de los Reyes) is the main festive holiday in Spain. It is the day that the children receive their presents, not from Santa Claus, but from the 3 Kings also known as the three wise men.  This is also an important festival in South America.  In recent surveys Spanish children  rate the top 'gift giver' as the Three Kings , not Santa Claus, (although in recent times Spanish children receive presents on both Christmas day and The Three Kings' day.) Just as English children write letters to Santa Claus, Spanish children write to Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar, the three wise men,  hoping for gifts to arrive on the eve of the 5th January or the morning of the 6th January. Children also leave food and drink for the wise men and their camels in the same way as children in the U.K. leave food for Father Christmas. In some Spanish households the children leave their shoes outside to be filled with presents. All of the main cities and towns in Spain hold spectacular parades through the streets following the 3 Kings who arrive by camel, horseback or in some coastal areas like Javea and Moraira on the Costa Blanca they arrive by boat,. This usually takes place at 6 p.m. in the evening of the 5th January, watched by crowds of townsfolk and children who then follow the parade to a central point of the town where the town officials and the three wise men (usually played by council officials) )distribute presents, ( previously having been deposited by parents) to the children. It is thought the oldest Three Kings parade in Spain was first held in Alcoy in 1885. The 6th of January is a day of feasting often including a special cake 'Roscon de Reyes' a cake baked in a ring and often containing hidden small gifts inside the dough. This can be a toy, a replica of a baby Jesus, or a dry fava bean. The person finding the toy is crowned king or queen of the celebration, and the person who finds the bean must buy the 'Roscon de Reyes' the following year. if you would like more information about life in Spain please phone or email us, 0034 96 647 3006, or visit our website www.molinovillas.com If you are visiting this area at this time of year why not pop into our offices in Moraira for a chat about property.

Non Resident Tax Declaration

Its that time of year again as the year ends, when all non residents who own property in Spain submit their annual tax declaration. The declaration to the Spanish tax authorities is due by 31 December 2017.   Anyone who lives less than 183 days a year in Spain is classed as being non resident for tax purposes.   These are property taxes, known as IBI (impuestos Sobre Bienes Inmeubles) and calculated income tax or rental tax of a combination of both. IBI is an annual property tax which is based on rateable value or catastral value.   As property owners you will be liable to pay rubbish collection tax to your Town Hall  and in many cases could accrue a debt if these are not being paid. Speak with your Gestor, who will be able to help you or alternatively you can contact us on 0034 966 492 335 or visit our website www.molinovillas.com

Spanish Property sales showing growth

Heading toward the end of the year we can look back on how Spain has shown a substantial economic recovery in 2017 with a more buoyant property market driving growth across the country.   Tourism has also grown in spite of the fears of Brexit and a the state of the pound against the euro, and in addition a steady property price increase has become evident. With both property buying and Tourism booming,  buyer activity is rising with Notarial transactions reaching their highest levels since 2010.    Therefore there is a lot of optimism for the future in Spain which bodes well for a successful 2018. Some figures.   Looking at September 2016, transactions of resale properties increased by 9.6%,  sales of new apartments soared to growth of 17.7% year on year according to INE (National Institute of Statistics) Overall the Spanish housing market shows a healthy growth of 11% , down 5 points than that of August 2016 which was 16% up despite the last five consecutive months increases in transactions. The figure of 11% in September represented an additional 38,610 transactions.   Resale transactions increased by 9.6% in September 2017 If you are thinking of buying a property in this area please contact us by phone on 0034 966 492 335 Skype or visit our website at  www.molinovillas.com      

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Architectural services English, French and Spanish speaking

English, French and Spanish spoken Architect living on the Costa Blanca for over 15 years. With more than 25 years professional experience. I can help you turn your dreams into reality, providing a seamless experience. Whether a large or small project, a new build or a refurbishment, I can assist you with the design, provide advice, contracts, project and technical management.  Project management for new builds Licence for major permission Insurance Claims Assessments Building Projects and Contracts General Advice on... Construction and Buildings Planning and Development Statutory Regulations Party Wall Surveys Boundary Disputes Historic Buildings http://www.mgm-arquitectura.com/ If you are looking to buy a property on the Costa Blanca north, please visit our website www.molinovillas.com

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Looking to buy a property for holidays ?

Holiday homes come in all shapes and sizes, but in Spain one of the most popular choices remains an apartment or townhouse within a complex that includes communal facilities with easy access to shops, restaurants and beaches. It’s easy to see the appeal and why these types of property are often described as ‘lock-up-and-leave’.   A holiday home within a gated development with fully managed communal areas and 24-hour security requires little upkeep and brings peace of mind for non-resident British owners who visit only occasionally. In addition, being part of a community where most of your fellow homeowners are Brits and other foreign nationals makes it easy to make new friends and tap into the local social scene. Things to bear in mind when buying on a complex include: - There will be monthly community fees to pay. These cover the upkeep of all the communal areas and facilities, which could include gardens and a pool.   Costs are split between all owners and will vary between complexes depending on level of facilities, location and size.  Always check how much community fees are when viewing a property.  Remember, these are separate from council tax. – Get a feel for typical owners.  In every resort there are areas and complexes that attract more year-round residents than holidaymakers.  Choose your complex carefully, according to your situation and how you will use your property.  Buying a holiday home for a lively young family on a complex where most people are retired residents who value tranquillity wouldn’t be ideal.  In a similar vein, complexes that only appeal to summer holidaymakers will be very seasonal and are likely to be quieter outside of high season. The trick is to find a balance! – Pick the location of your unit carefully.  If your property is on the ground floor, located in the middle of the complex and directly overlooking the pool or next to the bar, don’t expect lots of privacy and peace and quiet. Conversely, a top-floor unit facing towards the outer perimeters of a complex, perhaps looking over countryside or a nature reserve, will be peaceful – maybe too quiet for some. You may also opt for a corner unit, penthouse or an apartment that has a solarium. – Check the availability of management firms. Many larger complexes will have an on-site property management firm offering key-holding and rental services to the homeowners. You may choose to use another local firm.  When viewing a property, find out about your options and typical fees for these services, as well as any rules regarding rentals. If you are looking to holiday or buy in this area visit our website at www.molinovillas.com or contact us on 0034 966 492 335.  

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El carácter de la Arquitectura en la Costa Blanca

La tosca, el carácter de la arquitectura de la Costa Blanca Dando un paseo por las áreas de Jávea, Dénia y de Moraira es suficiente para entender la importancia que ha tenido, tiene y tendrá la tosca en el paisaje. Hace muchos, muchos años que se utiliza esta piedra para la construcción de todo tipo de viviendas y otras edificaciones de importancia como: religiosas, administrativas, fuentes, Etc. Etc. La piedra tosca que se utiliza en esta zona ha sido extraída en parte del litoral entre el Puerto de Jávea y la Cala Blanca. En los años 70 fue prohibida esta extracción para preservar las dunas sedimentadas que han abastecido de bloques desde hace cientos de años. De hecho, existían oficios dedicados sólo a esta tarea. Los tosqueros; así se les conocía, eran los encargados de tallar y modelar las piezas que después se colocaban en las construcciones. Un trabajo puramente artesanal. Extraido de Construcciones Cholbi María Gabriela Molise Arquitecta CTAA nº 12779 http://www.mgm-arquitectura.com/ Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca, puede visitar nuestra página www.molinovillas.com or call on 0034 966 492 335

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Food and Drink.. What is here for you?

There is Sunshine 320 days of the year, the wonderful blue Mediterranean, a healthier way of living with less stress and I could go on..... Spain is one of the largest exporters of Wine behind France and Italy. Spain also produces Sherry and Brandy, some 61% of vineyards produces white grapes but the majority of wine production concerns Red Wine. Quality wine regions in Spain are called Denominaciones de origen.  For example starting with the best wines, Vino de Pago Wine regions that claim the highest standard which generally are individual estates with international reputation.  At present there are just 11 regions, 8 in Castilla La Mancha and 3 in Navarra Denominacion de Origen Calificada..these wines have a record of continuous quality....at the moment Rioja and Priorat Denominacion de Origen...There are currently 66 wine regions with this status, producing high quality wine. Vino de la Tierra. These have no EU recognition but there are 46 Spanish regions producing them. Vino de la Mesa. These grapes are bulk grown and drawn from a wide variety of regions. Therefore there can be no vintage or area designations on the label apart from Produce of Spain, production is actually falling as visitors and locals prefer to spend a little bit more and enjoy their wine. Although in nearly all the wine regions are confined to specific areas, some of the top producers in more than one autonomous locality ie Cava and Rioja. In contrast Vinos de Pago have a strict location which is very exact, often pinpointing particular plots of land and only allowing wines produced in that area. If you require any information kindly ring our office on 0034 966 492 335 or visit Molino Villas Website www.molinovillas.com  

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Pool maintainance & Solar heating

Renovapool is a company established for over 12 years and is able to help you to look after your pool , and to give you advice  on keeping it clean and sparkling. Pool maintenance: Why should I ask an expert to maintain my pool? The company is involved in the fields of swimming pool maintenance,  salt water systems, solar and conventional heating, electrics or just keeping it clean !    Renovapool also offers you full or part time maintainance,  to change the sand in your filter, get machinery replaced and accessories upgraded. Solar Heating...Why should I heat my pool? You have bought a swimming pool for a number of reasons like family fun, exercise, entertaining and possibly even for therapeutic reasons.  However you've probably found that without heating your pool it's often too cold to enjoy.  Heating your pool will allow you to extend the swimming season, perhaps all year round (with a cover)  thereby increasing the return on your sizable investment. Choosing the right heating system There are three basic types of pool heating systems: Solar,  Electric Heat Pump,  and Gas (Natural or Butane/Propane). Deciding which system is the best match for you and your pool is determined by considering the factors below: • Water temperature desired • Swimming season desired • Geographic location / climate • Project budget • The size/shape of the pool, plus shading/wind factors • Cost of operation Please contact www.renovapool.com for further operation.  

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Energy Performance Certificates

    With effect from June lst 2013 every property for sale or being rented will need to have an Energy Performance Certificate.  A qualified Architect will take data on the composition of the building, installations of boilers, air conditioning, heating systems etc and rate the property accordingly. This will not affect a seller apart from information for the buyer. Charges for the certificate start from 125 euros. Call us on 0034 966 492 335 for further informationAll our properties offered already have or pending Energy Efficiency Certificates that will be provided on or before the date of sale. SPECIAL OFFER! Molino Villas will offer vendors a FREE EPC certificate if we sell their property.  Please visit our website at info@molinovillas.com

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Comment arriver dans La Costa Blanca

Extrait du YourSpainHostel En Avion: L'aéroport principal est situé à El Altet, à 9 kilomètres d'Alicante. C’’est l’un des plus grands aéroports d’Espagne qui propose de nombreux vols nationaux et internationaux.Le coût approximatif d'un taxi depuis l'aéroport jusqu’à Alicante est d’environ 19 euros.Au départ de cet aéroport, il y a des autobus à destination d’Alicante, Benidorm, Elche, Murcie et Torrevieja.Pour plus d'informations sur les horaires d’autobus pour Alicante, consultez le site internet www.subus.esPour plus d'informations sur les horaires d’autobus pour Torrevieja, consultez le site internet www.costazul.net/es/lineas-y-horarios/torrevieja-aeropuerto-alicante.htmlPour les autres destinations, consultez le site internet www.alsa.es En train: La gare d'Alicante se trouve au centre de la ville :Avenida Salamanca, 1Tél. : 902 43 23 43Cette gare est reliée à de nombreuses villes via Madrid et par des trains fréquents à destination de la Murcie et de la Catalogne.Certaines villes de la région n’ont pas de gare mais sont accessibles en autobus. Renseignez-vous sur les correspondances qui existent avant de vous rendre à la gare.Site internet : www.renfe.es En Autobus: La principale gare routière se trouve sur le Port d'Alicante :Muelle de Poniente, s/nTél. : 965 130 700Au départ de cette gare, il y a des destinations pour toutes les régions d'Espagne ainsi que pour l’Europe centrale et même le Maroc.La province entière est desservie par un réseau d’autobus, soit par des lignes directes soit via Alicante.Site internet : www.alsa.es Si vous cherchez une propriété, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website..www.molinovillas.com

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Se rendre sur la Costa Blanca

Extrait du YourSpainHostel Se rendre sur la Costa Blanca, c’est entrer dans la région de la lumière et de la mer. Cette partie de l’Espagne peut se vanter de jouir d’un microclimat et de plus de 2800 heures d'ensoleillement par an, ce qui explique que beaucoup de citoyens du nord de l’Europe ont choisi cette région comme lieu de résidence secondaire pour fuir les longs hivers froids. De ce fait, elle offre un environnement multiculturel et dynamique toute l'année. Joie, beauté et lumière sont les mots d’ordre de la Costa Blanca en toute saison. C’est un mélange de modernité, de culture et de tradition. Dans ses villages, les vieux centres historiques et les quartiers de pêcheurs cohabitent avec les marinas et les promenades modernes.   Soulignons également que cette région est idéale pour la pratique des sports nautiques, de la randonnée ou bien du golf. Tout cela dans un décor de plages interminables, de parcs naturels, de sites magnifiques et de falaises parfumées aux senteurs des pins, des amandiers et des orangers.   Si vous cherchez une propriété, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website..www.molinovillas.com

Stand Up Paddel Surf en la Costa Blanca Norte

Un deporte relativamente reciente en Europa, que cada vez tiene más adeptos y tiene más popularidad. Los beneficios de su práctica son enormes y 2 horas de práctica de Stand Up Paddle Surf  es casi tan bueno como la natación. En este clima particular de la Costa Blanca, ud encontrará muchos momentos en la primavera, el otoño y el largo verano para practicar este deporte. También hay posibilidades de practicarlo en lugares más protegidos, como el portet en Moraira, la playa la Fossa en Calpe, o en zonas más expuestas para disfrutar y divertirse con las olas una vez que Ud se haya convertido en un experto.Ud también puede disfrutar del hermoso paisaje de esta zona, haciendo travesias, como por ejemplo una ruta entre la playa la Fossa en Calpe y la Fustera,  o entre el puerto de Calpe hasta el Peñón de Ifach, o entre Puerto Blanco y Campomanes, etc etc....hay miles de rutas para hacer, haciendo una parada en alguno de los bares que hay siempre a lo largo de la costa, para hacer esta experiencia aún más divertida y relajante. extraido de www.activacostablanca.com Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca, puede visitar nuestra página www.molinovillas.com     

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Volvo Ocean Race 2017

Ayer tuvo lugar la partida de la  Volvo Ocean Race 2017.  Los seguidores del equipo español Mapfre,  ya estaban a las 10 de la mañana en el recinto del puerto para presenciar la salida de la Vuelta al Mundo a Vela. Una verdadera fiesta en la que más de 40.000 alicantinos y visitantes se reunieron para alentar a los siete equipos que en estos momentos están dirigiéndose a Lisboa, primera etapa de la regata oceánica, que ayer comenzó en Alicante y concluirá dentro de ocho meses en la ciudad holandesa de La Haya. El público, que comenzaba a llegar al recinto desde las 10 de la mañana, se ha convocado a la ceremonia de despedida desde el Race Village que organiza la Sociedad de Proyectos Temáticos de la Comunidad Valenciana, el paseo Volado y el puerto de Alicante, y con una gran presencia de visitantes internacionales».  Información obtenida del Diario Información Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca, puede visitar nuestra página www.molinovillas.com 

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Senderismo en la Costa Blanca

Las personas que vivimos en esta zona sabemos que hay miles de rutas para disfrutar de paisajes increíbles! los visitantes a veces ni se imaginan que podrían recorrer y disfrutar de una ruta diferente durante muchas semanas! Podría escribir páginas enteras con rutas y más rutas..!!! Hay rutas buenísimas cerca de la costa con vistas espectaculares, como la subida al Montgo en Denia, el Cabo San Antonio y el Cabo La Nao en Jávea , la Cumbre de Sol en Benitachell, Moraira, el camino ecológico en la costa de Benissa, el Peñón de Ifach, la Sierra Oltá en Calpe, la Sierra Helada entre Albir y Benidorm y en el interior, empezando por Pego, Adsubia, el Vall de la Gallinera y el Vall  d'Ebo  (Barranc de Infern!), Vall de Laguar, la zona de Fleix y Benimaurell , Castells de Castells, Parcent y Benichembla , la rutas de la Sierra de Bernia, en los municipios de Jalón, Llíber y Senija, el Coll de Rates, Tárbena, Bollulla, Callosa d'en Sarriá con Tárbena, Guadalest ,  y muchas más!! Extracto de ActivaCostaBlanca Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca, puede visitar nuestra página www.molinovillas.com

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What will I do in Spain for relaxation?

What will I do in Spain for relaxation? This is a question asked by would-be buyers and the short answer is 'whatever you are interested in there is almost always a club or group for it!' General interests Golf - There are a plethora of courses :- 9 hole, 18 hole and 27 hole. There are 3 ways to play:- 1)  Buying a golf share affording cheap round rates and this can be sold on. 2)  Annual fees affording cheap round fees. 3)  Pay by round.  The bar, and restaurant and indeed the greens are open to everyone but some clubs have a minimum handicap rule for players. Contract Bridge.  There are many clubs of varying standards from lessons/beginners to 50%+ only players. Amateur Dramatics :- Again there are many groups. Choirs:- Several to choose from. Painting and pottery.  A few places have classes. For the energetic:- Gymnasiums, Zumba, Pilates, Modern Jive, Ballroom Dancing, Sailing, Skiing, Walking, Tennis, Padel. Courts, classes and clubs all available. Due to our fantastic weather many of the outdoor sports are very popular! Gardening:- There are many clubs. Computer:-  Lessons and clubs. Spanish lessons and conversational groups. Many of these are available either as one to one, or in a small group. Mostly for men (women welcome) Fishing - deep sea and river. Harley Davison motorbike club. Cricket and Football. Several clubs are available as supporters or players. Mostly for women. Flower arranging. Literature appreciation club Ladies dining club Helping charity shops and organisations for animals in general, dogs, cancer support, local orphanages etc. General social activities. In addition there are many social clubs for instance:- U3A - An International group, non profit making and essentially a social networking organisation for sharing skills and interests predominantly for non working people. Lions club, Similar to the U.K Rotary club, Similar to the U.K. English speaking club. These are just a few of the many clubs and charities that are supported by ex pats. As our weather is good all year round eating out, garden parties and BBQ's are enjoyed by all. Other pastimes include :- Cinemas, many of which cater for the English language if not already in English, many live music venues, Karaoke, small theatres offering traditional musical items, plays etc. and larger venues in Alicante, Benidorm and Valencia offering International opera , orchestral, and ballet productions as well as modern international musical gigs. Unique to Spain there are also the delightful Fiestas. During the year every town has a week long, fabulous fiesta 'The Moors and Christians'.  Many of the Spanish residents (and a few foreigners!) support a club or 'Fila' all year culminating in a week of organised events including a magnificent Grand parade in full costume, and featuring many local bands and guest spectaculars like dancing horses, and exotic entrants like dancing elephants taking part. This is to celebrate the driving out of the Moors from Spain and involves re-enactments of battles and speeches. Spain loves fireworks and there are fantastic displays to accompany all fiestas. Many towns and villages also have a week long, more religious fiesta commemorating their patron Saint. This includes Church services, parades, music and dancing to the early hours of the morning. There are so many more interesting leisure activities, too many in fact to mention, but not finding enough to do is an uncommon complaint!! If you would like more information, or links to websites where possible, please do email us at info@molinovillas.com  and we will endeavour to help or alternatively contact us on 0034 966 492 335.

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Oktoberfest Calpe 2017

DEL 25 DE OCTUBRE AL 5 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2017.Entrada libre a partir de las 18h. El CCC Calpe celebrará del 25 de Octubre al 05 de Noviembre 2017 su “30º Fiesta de la Cerveza  en la gran carpa junto al Club de Tenis de Calpe. Otro año habrá música en directo con los “Steinsberger Musikanten“. Como costumbre se ofrecerá en estos 10 días  comida típica bávara, como codillos, salchichas, rábanos,… y no faltará la típica cerveza alemana. La “Fiesta de la Cerveza” de Calpe (Oktoberfest Calpe) es una de las fiestas más populares de la Costa Blanca y la más conocida Oktoberfest en España. Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca, puede visitar nuestra página www.molinovillas.com 0034 966 492 335.

Observations of a mere Estate agent on Market forces

It would appear that there are 4 main categories that buyers fall into:- 1)  Spanish clients - looking to buy a home for themselves and family.  Just as most U.K. based people,  their priorities are :- being close to the best schools, being as close as possible to the work place, being close to extended family.  This group often preferring apartments very close to amenities regardless of noise, pylons, lack of garden and swimming pools. 2)  Overseas clients who are frequent visitors to Spain, particularly this part of Spain, always thinking 'one day' when we retire or Uncle Fred leaves us a stash of cash, we will buy a property in Spain, either as a permanent residence or as an often used holiday home.  This group usually have a well defined idea of which town they prefer and which area of the town and are often reluctant to consider alternatives. 3) Clients who visit for the first time, and fall in love with the charm and beauty of the area, and decide to buy.  Mostly they will, at least in the beginning, use it as a holiday home and will prefer a property with low maintenance, walking distance to the beach and amenities and will often offset the mortgage and or other expenses by renting the property out for several weeks of the year. They are more open about area and town and will view suitable properties in a variety of places. 4) Investment clients: either looking to buy a property with good rental return, or they are looking for a 'doer upper' thinking to put in a lot of refurbishment work and make a good profit at the end - rather like the 'Homes under the hammer' programme, but in lovely sunny Spain!  This last category are very difficult to satisfy, as any such property is snapped up by the locals before it comes to the market place, Auctions are very rare.  Price being the most important consideration here . Part of the estate Agent's job is to recognise the needs of the client as quickly as possible . Since the advent of the 'internet' the market place has changed and the client will often only allow 1 or 2 hours for viewing with any one Agent, thus not really making it easy for an agent to use his/her knowledge to find that dream home. Some times it is difficult for the sellers to understand why all prospective purchasers are not being offered their property.  There is little point in showing them the totally the wrong house, antagonising both buyer and seller.  A professional, experienced Agency will qualify and then provide the right client for the right property in the shortest time. Look no further!  Visit the TEAM at Molino villas! info@molinovillas.com We Make It Happen For You

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I fell for the rustic style property of a finca!

There is more to Spain than rows of beach pads in busy coastal resorts. Meet one British owner who headed into the countryside and opted for a rustic bolthole with panoramic Mountain and valley views. Noisy crowds, nosy neighbours and traffic jams are not things Mr J has ever had to worry about at his finca in the Benissa countryside. Mr J, who lives in London, has owned his Spanish property in Canor near Benissa since 2005. He bought it with his business partner as a holiday home and rental investment. 15 minutes drive inland from the blue flag sandy beaches of the Costa Blanca, Denia, Javea, Moraira & Calpe the way of life at this location couldn’t be more different to the busy tourist resorts that typify much of Spain’s coastline.  For nature lovers, walkers and mountain bikers, and anyone looking for a complete switch-off in unspoilt rural surroundings, it’s heaven. “The property is a modern property designed to look like a traditional Finca style property with 10,000m2 of land, including, 1,000m2 that is fenced around the property.  Mr J said, “It’s real Spain, where the locals hardly speak English. Benissa is just five minutes’ drive and has all the amenities you need, including large supermarkets, banks, restaurants, schools and a medical centre. We used to come almost every two months when the property wasn’t rented, when we would book cheap flights to Alicante Airport, 60 minutes away, or Valencia Airport, One-and-a-half  hours away. We’ve had some great parties there with friends and family and never had to worry about making too much noise!” Mr J´s terrace – ideal for peaceful sunsets! Mr J´s property is also near Denia, Javea and Moraira, which offers excellent water-based activities, such as kayaking, paddle, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, water skiing or jet ski excursions.  Scenic Medieval towns such as Javea old town and Denia Castle are perfect places to visit or enjoy a lazy lunch. Mr J has been very successful in letting the stone finca to holidaymakers and had no trouble finding guests between February and October. “We used to get repeat business,” he said. “We had a lot of European people, who liked the natural, private setting, and it also attracted naturists, walkers and bird-watchers. One of the reasons for purchasing in this area on the Costa Blanca North was the warm winter sun". Mr J is now looking to sell the finca. It is on the market for just 345,000€. The property is structurally sound with insulated walls, the property IS NOT on the mains grid for electricity, however there is a diesel generator. Mr J has looked at installing Solar panels, and has a local quote. Gas central heating and water is delivered by tanker and stored in the large water depositio under the pool terrace. With a bit of attention you could almost be self-sufficient there. It would make a great project for someone who was looking to create their own idyllic bolt-hole, either as a permanent, holiday home, or rental investment. If living in this kind of environment is appealing to you, please contact us on info@molinovillas.com or visit our website on www.molinovillas.com or call on 0034 966 492 335.  

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Holiday survival kit – 5 items every family can't do without

To get the most out of your holiday home you will need all the right gear. Spanish homeowner’s five must-haves that will help make your family holidays a success. Inflatable’s!Killer whale, dinghy or plain old Lillo, expect inflatable’s to become a part of your life when you own a holiday home with access to water. Even more so if you have kids. Resistance is futile, given they are displayed outside virtually every shop along your typical beachfront, triggering pleas from desperate little ones.  It is quite normal to ignore the warnings about overloading it, so typically they need replacing on an annual basis – don´t bother trying to patch up holes, it never works. Get yourself a decent foot-pump, or risk passing out after half an hour of wheezing down a rubber hole that barely opens. SunshadesKids can be especially grouchy after a long day at the beach.  Energy levels zapped by the sun, sticky from the residue of Calippos and with sand grating against wet cosies and in just about every crevice of their body, if bare thighs hit car seats charged with a day’s worth of Mediterranean sunshine, the whole area will know about it.  Likewise the steering wheel will be too hot to touch. The solution is prevention.  First, point to note, the earlier you arrive by car anywhere in a hot country, be it the beach, supermarket or A&E, the higher your chances of landing yourself a parking space in the shade. If you do need to leave your vehicle in the sun for some time, get a screen for not only the windscreen but also all the other windows.  The kids will thank you for it. Remember, too much sun equals grumpiness and, in the worst cases, sunburn and illness.  Sunshades should be omnipresent as you go about your life in the sunshine. The beach bagThe phrase ‘nipping to the beach’, like you did as a carefree, golden-tanned teenager with nothing more than a towel under your arm, becomes defunct when you grow up and have little ones. Organisation is key to making the day a success and pivotal to this is the carefully prepared beach bag. The bag itself needs to be super big with easy access to the inside, ideally made of cloth or another hardy material that doesn’t perish when wet, have a zip able inside pocket for money, phone and keys.  Contents, as a bare minimum, will include drinks, snacks, sun-cream, towels, Frisbee, bat and ball, mask and snorkel, and bucket and spade (which often ends up being carried).  Everything else – the sunshade, folding chairs, mats and a ball can be carried.  Don’t be surprised to gain the odd spade or bucket along the way. Insect repellent(s)Comparing mosquito –  or mozzie – bites is a popular pastime of Brits abroad, often done at breakfast after a dawn raid by the whining critters.  We throw around different theories about why one person is ‘tastier’ than another is, or offer convenient ways to keep them away: wash less and booze more – they are attracted to sweet scented soap but deterred by alcohol in the blood… Repellent seems to work for some people but not all, otherwise the plug-in devices are effective.  Actually, one of the simplest solutions to avoid being bitten is to keep doors and windows shut as much as possible.  Ants are often a problem in hot climates too.  Not leaving food out and sweeping up after every meal will help, otherwise a good dose of Raid will keep them at bay. Candles and cardsWarm evenings sat out playing rummy or Uno by candlelight have become a highlight of our holidays.  The children’s normal bedtimes go out the window, as they hone their card-playing skills and you pathetically double bluffing about trying your hardest to win as you sneak glances at their cards.  Pick candles that come in a variety of coloured glass jars and scented with citronella to make things that extra bit more exotic! If you would like further information on living the lifestyle in Spain on the Costa Blanca North, please visit our website on www.molinovillas.com or email on info@molinovillas.com.  Alternatively you could ring on 0034 966 492 335.  

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La Nuit magique de San Juan LES FEUX DE LA SAINT JEAN

Extrait du YourSpainHostel La richesse culturelle de la Costa Blanca est telle que les fêtes ont été déclarées «fêtes d'intérêt touristique international» : Maures et Chrétiens, Alcoy Le Mystère d’Elche, Elche Les Feux de la Saint-Jean, Alicante La Procession des Rameaux, Elche Maures et Chrétiens, Villajoyosa Pâques, Orihuela Concours International de Habaneras et Polyphonies, Torrevieja Et aussi Maures et Chrétiens dans tous les villages, comme Calpe, Benissa, Teulada, Pedreguer, etc etc.. LES FEUX DE LA SAINT JEANVille: AlicanteDate : Du 20 au 24 JuinLes rues d'Alicante se remplissent  de "baraques" où vous pourrez déguster des plats typiques. Sur la plage il y a des concours de feux d'artifice et même dans la vieille ville un marché médiéval. Tous les quartiers sont remplis de figures géantes  représentant des scènes de différents thèmes,  généralement se sont des satires sur des thèmes d'actualité. Ces figures entrent en concours et celle qui le gagne échappera d'être brûlée à 24:00 h, le 23 Juin avec toutes les autres. Aussi dans cette nuit magique les gens vont demander un souhait à la plage. Chaque jour, vous aurez  de la vie nocturne garantie. Si vous cherchez une propriété au nord de la Costa Blanca, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.molinovillas.com  0034 966 492 335.

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Gastronomie Méditerranéenne

Extrait du YourSpainHostel Dans la région de la Costa Blanca, vous pourrez profiter des bienfaits du régime méditerranéen. L’alimentation est à  base de fruits et légumes, de viande et de poisson, tous plus frais les uns que les autres. Une mention spéciale pour la typique paella de la région de Valence. Sur la Costa Blanca, il y a des variantes de la paella, comme «arroz con costra» (cuite au four avec des œufs et des saucisses), «arròs fessols i amb siestes» (riz, haricots et navets) ou la délicieuse «caldero y arroz a la banda» (riz cuit dans un bouillon de poisson). Si vous préférez manger léger, nous vous suggérons du bar ou de la daurade cuits au four. Pour grignoter, nous vous recommandons de goûter aux produits typiques de la mer comme les salaisons de poisson : lanières de thon salées et séchées, ou des  délicieuses gambas grillées fraîches et pour accompagner votre repas, pourquoi ne pas déguster un vin blanc de la Marina Alta ou un rouge corsé des différents terroirs de la région ?En période de Noël, n'oubliez pas de goûter les excellents turrones de Jijona, célèbres dans le monde entier. Pendant l’été, dégustez les délicieuses glaces parfois accompagnées de liqueur de la Sierra Mariola ou d'anis d’Alcoy sans oublier les desserts variés tels la tarte aux amandes ou le Pastel de Gloria (gâteau à base d’œufs et de sucre). Si vous cherchez une propriété au nord de la Costa Blanca, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.molinovillas.com 0034 966 492 335.

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Diving on the Costa Blanca North

According to www.activacostablanca.com The Costa Blanca has many more good diving spots than you might assume, either you are an experienced diver, or want to learn it, here is some information for you.  There are some best dive sites on the Costa Blanca that is called the coastal zone of the Mediterranean Sea, located in the southeast of Spain, in the province of Alicante. And of these 244 kilometers of coastline, what are the best beaches for diving,  Let’s name the most important. Playa de la Granadella: Located in the town of Javea, this beach is considered one of the best in Spain. It is a dream space where perfectly sea and mountains, crystal clear waters and greenery of Mediterranean pine trees are combined. Thanks to these turquoise waters, dive experience within these waters becomes something unique. Las Rotas: In the town of Denia, following the road from Denia to Javea, we find Las Rotas, a set of small spots divided into three zones (A, B and C) ending at Cape San Antonio coves, whose seabed is listed as a marine reserve area and therefore is protected. El Penon de Ifach: In Calpe, we have another one of those areas where diving becomes a great experience. As diving is very deep here, it will be necessary to have a certain level of diving experience when diving. Cala Moraig: Finally we emphasize the Cala Moraig in Cumbres del Sol urbanization in Benitachell, as another magnificent crystal clear creek where we can enjoy diving. In addition, this cove is renown for having a famous undersea route, a route of medium-high difficulty and about 45 minutes long. This is a very desirable area to carry out the practice of cave diving. For more information about these areas if you are considering a lifestyle change to the Costa Blanca North, please contact Molino Villas  www.molinovillas.com or ring on 0034 966 492 335.

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Getting from Alicante Airport to Moraira or Javea

Unless you have friends to collect you, the easiest way to go from the Airport to this area is by hiring a car because it's likely that you will need a car whilst you are here.  There are many car hire companies and if you are a regular,  there are good deals to be had. Another option is to purchase a run around and leave it at the Airport at one of the well known car hire depots, who look after your car and with prior notice,  prepare the car ready for your arrival. They allow 10 free collections per year and this means, there is no additional cost and no waiting at the Car hire desks. Another option now is to catch the Beniconnect Bus, a Benidorm based and family run company which is fully licensed and insured.  It provides a service to connect local towns ie Benissa, Calpe, Moraira, Benitachell and Javea and now also the inland villages of Jalon and Orba. The average cost is from 18 to 28 euros depending on where you are boarding. If you have a larger family it may not be so cost effective and you may need to enquire for a price on a vehicle with 10 to 12 seats. You can contact them by telephone on 0034 965 850 790 or email at reservas@beniconnect.com If you feel that you would like to purchase a property in any of these areas, please contact us via our email address on info@molinovillas.com or visit our website on www.molinovillas.com 0034 966 492 335.

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Are you looking to Sell your property ?

Are You Looking To Sell Your Property? If so, The Staff At Molino Villas,  based in Moraira, Would like to help you. Now you have made that decision to sell, take advantage of our offer to prepare and pay for your EPC Certificate, (if we sell your property). Kerb Appeal And Consideratios When Selling Your Property. The time is right for you to sell.  For most people the first thing that comes to mind is price, and probably visiting an Agent. The Agent's job is to offer sound advice on pricing, paperwork essential to the sale, and importantly advising on preparing the property in its best light for marketing it successfully. Kerb appeal means the first impression that 'would be' purchasers have of the house.  It is the most important thing, because you only get one chance at this, and it sets the mood for viewing in depth. A tidy garden, clean driveway/entrance, good clean paintwork on gates, walls, and front door are a must. A clean swimming pool, tidily arranged garden furniture and no washing all enhance the general appearance. Entering the Property. A fresh smell, no cooking odours from last night's curry or today's fish! Rover and Felix maybe your best friends but doggy smells, excited greetings, and incessant barking, the site of Cat Litter and abandoned food are definite turn offs! Space is always at the top of buyers' lists. If possible, without turning your home into a show house, remove some of your personal knick knacks, re arrange furniture, hide the washing, cooking ingredients and utensils etc in the kitchen, and other items that give a cluttered (some call it homely!) impression.  Loud noise from televisions etc. have a jarring effect on visitors on serious business and make it difficult for the Agent to make themselves heard! The Agent is a professional sales person, who should have interviewed his client to find out their most important criteria, and would then point out the salient points of your property,  so it is usually best to let him/her do their job in leading the viewing .  Too many people following the buyers around and making them uncomfortable and can make rooms look smaller.  In fact it is better for the seller to go out for a coffee, whilst the Agent is showing the prospective purchaser around your home. Too much Information: One of the most common questions the sellers are asked is 'why are you selling'.  They do not need to know it is because you have fallen out with the obnoxious neighbours, hate Spain, or you have found you miss your family more than you anticipated.  This will make the 'would be' buyers consider their own plans for moving. Remember you are paying for professional advice from both your agent and legal representative so it makes sense to listen to it. Our staff at Molino Villas like to work as a team and we encourage our sellers to take our advice and work as a team with us, it is a win win situation for all. www.molinovillas.com 0034 966 492 335

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Mercadillo de Jalón, marchés aux puces.

Marchés aux pucesLe marché ambulant est une tradition très ancrée en Espagne. Vous y trouverez toutes sortes de produits, vêtements, chaussures et aliments frais à un prix très abordable. C’est le lieu idéal pour faire des affaires. Voici la liste des jours de marché pour chaque ville de la Costa Blanca Nord : Alfaz del Pi : vendredi Alicante : jeudi et samedi (Campoamor) Altea : mardi Benidorm : mardi, mercredi et dimanche Benissa : samedi Callosa de Ensarriá : lundi Calpe : samedi Dénia : lundi et vendredi Javea : jeudi,  Jalón: samedi, Jesus Pobre: dimanche La Nucia : lundi, vendredi et dimanche Ondara : mercredi Teulada : mercredi Si vous cherchez une propriété au nord de la Costa Blanca, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.molinovillas.com 0034 966 492 335  

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