Tagged: Costa Blanca

Busy Times

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

Little Miracles

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

Earthquake Shakes Torrevieja

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…

Warm And Dry

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

Home Imprisonment

The Guardia Civil have arrested a Swiss woman of Spanish origin, who kept her children captive for seven years at various Costa Blanca addresses, and threatened to kill them if they ever tried to get help. The woman faces domestic violence and illegal imprisonment charges. The youngsters, now 17 and 15, had never gone to school during their time

Double Tragedy

A Belgian couple in their mid-seventies were found dead in a Calpe building on Friday morning, with the man apparently killing his wife, before he threw himself off the ninth floor of the apartment block. The incident happened at around 8.45 am on Avenida de Europa, with the Guardia Civil saying that the couple split

The Con Is Over

A serial conman wanted by police for a £21,000 fraud in the UK has been arrested on the Costa Blanca. Norman Fowler went missing in 2014 after being sentenced to nine months in jail at Norwich Crown Court. The 38-year-old, from Colchester, was later arrested by the Guardia Civil for unrelated gun licensing matters, but

Deposit Fraudster

A 49-year-old Belgian woman, who allegedly got 60 thousand euros of deposit money for non-existent flats on the Costa Blanca, has been arrested by the National Police in Formentera del Segura. Fellow Belgians were marked out for the scam as they paid deposits of between 12,500 and 15,500 euros for apartments in Calpe, which were

Storm Warning

Hot air wafting in from North Africa and the Saharan desert brought sweltering temperatures that easily averaged 35 degrees on Monday on what turned out to be hottest day of the year so far for most the Costa Blanca and Mar Menor. Parts of Elchehit 40 degrees whilst the mercury level climbed to 37 in

Tourist Tax Shock

Alicante Provincial Council tourism spokesman, Eduardo Dolon, has attacked the news that the regional government is set to introduce a Tourist Tax in 2017, claiming that it would seriously impact on tourism on the Costa Blanca. The former Torrevieja mayor has called on the Valencian administration to scrap their plans, calling for common sense over the

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