Falling exchange rates and Brexit fears do not seem to be bothering UK tourists coming to the Costa Blanca, according to latest figures from the National Statistics Institute. On the back of a record 2016 for foreign tourism, the January returns show a massive 32 percent hike in the number of British visitors coming to
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A 67-year-old British hiker was winched off to safety by a helicopter (pictured) after suffering a 40-metre fall at a northern Costa Blanca beauty spot. The unnamed man was close to the top of the Rock of Ifach in Calpe last Friday morning when he slipped and suffered multiple injuries. A fire rescue helicopter was
The Valencian government is to pump in money to make sure that the beaches of the Costa Blanca are cleared up and ready for this Easter’s influx of tourists, on the back of the recent stormy weather. Francesc Colomer of the Valencian Tourist Agency is planning a meeting with the mayors of the affected coastal
The Costa Blanca’s tourist boom in hotel stays last year was not just down to a rise in international visitors, but was also boosted by a big hike in domestic tourists, according to figures from the National Statistics Institute. After Madrid, the Costa Blanca was the biggest attraction for Spanish tourists looking for a break, with
Budget clothing chain C&A has announced plans to close down 23 ‘loss-making’ branches across the country, which will involve 16 percent of its staff being made redundant, but the bad news is not going affect outlets in the southern Costa Blanca and Murcia regions. The Dutch firm, which has been operating in Europe for 175
Spain has smashed the record for visits from foreign tourists last year, with a total of 71 and a half million visitors, and that’s before figures for December are factored in early next month! In November alone, four point one million foreign visitors arrived in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Up
A couple from Derby have broken the 12 million passenger barrier at Alicante-Elche airport for 2016, when they touched down last Friday, after arriving on a Jet2 flight from the East Midlands. Terence and Lesley Kilmartin were travelling to the Costa Blanca on a winter break and were surprised to hear that they had become
Low-cost carrier Ryanair says that they don’t see any falls in UK visitor numbers flying into Alicante-Elche airport because of Brexit and the current falls in the exchange rate between the pound and the euro. The comments came after Valencian political leaders expressed concern about the possible uncertainty of what might happen in regard to
Booming foreign tourist numbers have contributed to Costa Blanca hotel occupancy numbers shooting up by 17 percent last month compared to a year earlier. The figures produced by the local hotel association, Hosbec, show October occupancy at over 76 percent, compared to under 60 percent in the same month in 2015. The figures do not include
A 40-year-old British woman from the northern Costa Blanca has given birth to twins, some three months early, weighing in at just 700 grams each. Arlene Drysdale gave birth at the Jávea health centre last week, just 26 weeks into her pregnancy, but so far the twins, named Valentina and Isabella, are doing well. The
A 1.3 magnitude earthquake shook Torrevieja on Friday night, although no damage was reported.
The tremor occurred at around 02:30 with shakes and trembles reported by the residents of the Costa Blanca town.
Although the epicentre was out at sea, the ru…
Despite some big cloud bursts last month, October was much dryer and warmer than normal according to official figures. Figures from meteorologists AEMET say that the Valencian region, including the Costa Blanca, had rainfalls some 57 percent below the average for the month, whilst average temperatures of 17.8 degrees were one and half degrees higher than