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  • A great wine day out within a 30 min drive of Calpe

    Fri 16th June 2017

    I used to import wines into the UK from Europe including Spain some 30 years ago, but in those days quality wines of note were only from the Rioja area and some from Torres in Catalonia, whereas other areas never had the modern vinification methods, nor the technique. In those days, on a trip to Utiel Requena, between Valencia and Madrid, I recall at harvest time that the juice never got cooled in the process whatsoever. As you now know Spain became over the last few decades a top producer of exceptional high quality wines and many are from smaller producers.

    I am not a lover of the traditional very oaky Rioja’s, but I am a lover of a multitude of wines produced in Spain by both large and most impressively smaller producers.

    Within an hour’s drive of Moraira you may wish to include a trip to Enrique Mendoza’s bodega, for which details and maps are shown, below.

    A few experiences have been posted on tripadvisor

    so for a cost of around 20 Euros per person including snacks, you’ll have a most interesting and informative couple of  hours. You need to book in advance via the phone or via their website at bodegasmendoza

    If you are staying in one of our villas in Calpe , then it it just 30 mins away. If you are staying in at one of our villas at Moraira  then it is around 50 mins to drive their via the N332, or quicker if you take the AP7 motorway.

    If you do not get the chance to visit then do try sample their wines from local good wine shops and supermarkets like Pepe La Sal.

    Posted by Bruce Gibson

  • We had a luxury holiday apartment rental in Calpe Spain

    Mon 13th December 2010

    We wanted to rent a villa in Calpe Spain within walking distance to everything because we didn't want car hire. Eventually we decided on a Calpe apartment rental which turned out to be spanking new, very clean and made a lovely holiday home, with simple but comfortable furnishings. The larger than average balcony overlooking the beach had some shady parts but caught the sun for most of the day. There was plenty of room on it for a table and four chairs, plus four sun beds. Also, I'm sure most people, like me, love people watching especially in the sun when they can hide behind their sunglasses and no-one knows who you are looking at. I can see the male readers squirming now because they think we don't know when they are oggling the bathing beauties!!! Mind you, works both ways … ha ha!! Plenty of six packs to be seen from our balcony. The kitchen was the last word in technology although with so many tapas bars and restaurants surrounding the flat no-one felt much inclined to cook.

    Downstairs there is an outdoor pool, great for doing lengths, but adjoining it is a wonderful covered heated pool/Jacuzzi with almost a dozen water jets. We had such fun swimming around it turning on the jets to massage various parts of our anatomy. Calpe beach is fabulous sandy and slopes gently into the sea.

    If you walk along the beach to old Calpe you pass the fishing port and in front of it are half a dozen or so fish restaurants where all the fresh catch of the day is laid out on trays, so once you have picked a restaurant you can select a fish. The old town of Calpe is an artists paradise, and many buildings have wonderful frescos painted on their outside walls depicting the battles between the Christians and the Moors amongst other things. In earlier times Calpe was the haunt of Ernest Hemmingway and today still boasts some great restaurants and has a certain glamour about it. For that very special occasion, I suggest you go up the coast to Benidorm Palace, possibly the best cabaret restaurant in Europe. You can get tickets and a coach to take you there from the neighboring hotel, and although it is mass catering, the food and wine, which is all included in the ticket price is good value. We will certainly be returning and may try a Calpe villa holiday next time.


    Posted by Diana Jarvis, London




  • Gifting family and friends

    Thu 25th November 2010

    A perfect gift


    If you are looking for a present for someone special, VillaSpain Holiday Gift Vouchers provide the answer. Buy a voucher here to mark that special occasion, from anniversaries to weddings, retirements, Christmas or birthdays.

    Remember, book a short break with us in 2011 and get a £50 voucher towards your Summer 2011 holiday. Go on, get away more.

    What are your top tips for gifts, and what would you like to receive? Is your room 101 crammed with unwanted gifts, and do you like the idea of providing your loved ones the ease of buying you the perfect useful present?
    Email your views to

    Posted by Bruce Gibson

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