The 6th ‘Jornades de Tapas’ have started in Cervera del Maestre. On all weekends between the 1st and the 30th of April you will be able to sample a variety of these delicious little dishes in the restaurtants and bars of Cervera. Well worth a trip.
If you are looking to relocate to Spain or buy a second home in the sun, there are good reasons to consider the Costa del Azahar. This is especially the case if you would like to make a real effort to learn about Spanish culture and become part of a community that is essentially still authentically Spanish.
Not for the faint hearted they said – possibly, but I would say an experience not to be missed and looking back a real achievement, not to mention ending up with your dream home in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of Spain – the Costa Azahar.
XXII Festival of the Benicarlo Artichoke
The XXII fiesta of the artichoke in Benicarlo on the Costa Azahar is already in full swing, it started on the 9th of January and lasts until the 1st of March. Apart from various cultural events there are two main gastronomic parts:
Mediterranean Gardening: A Waterwise Approach, by Heidi Gildemeister (Author)
If you are planning on having a garden in Spain this book is a must-have. Gardening in Spain is quite different to gardening in the more northern countries, as native plants are dormant over the hot summer months, rather than in winter. This means that using the same gardening rules and plants in Spain as in the UK might make your life a lot harder, and also inflate your water bill considerably.
If you are interested in Spain and Spanish culture you have certainly come across this typical Spanish type of property. Pretty, often with little balconies and flower pots outside, they make you wonder what the interior might be like.
Rough Guide to Barcelona, by Jules Brown
If you are planning a short trip to Barcelona, are a regular visitor or are even planning to live in this vibrant city, than this city guide is a good investment. A lot smaller than the Rough Guide to Spain, it is a lot easier to carry around, yet with 300 fact filled pages it by far exceeds the amount of information you get from the general Spain edition.
For the short term visitor or someone who does not know the city at all, the book starts with a section with 16 ‘things not to miss’, giving suggestions what to see if you are pressed for time.
So you have decided to move to Spain – either giving up your life in another country or combining it with a second home in the sun. You have probably been to Spain before, possibly to different areas, and you might even have an idea where the ideal location for your new Spanish life might be. But how can you be sure – and what if you have no idea where to start looking?
Drive Around Catalonia & The Spanish Pyrenees, by Tony Kelly (Author)
Catalonia is the northern neighbour of Castellon and the Costa del Azahar, which makes it an appealing proposition for day trips or longer excursions. This book combines the traditional guide book with suggestions for tours around different areas of northern Spain (including the Pyrenees, the Basque Country and Cantabria).
Rough Guide to Spain, various authors
Part of the well known Rough Guide series, this book is a must have if you want to spend your holidays travelling in Spain or are just generally interested in this fascinating country.