Author Archive | Jackie De Burca

About Jackie De Burca

Jackie has lived in Spain since 2003 and loves it. She moved to San Rafael del Rio in 2013, which is in the Valencian Community, but minutes walk from Catalonia. She loves telling people about the area, as well as other favourite spots in Spain.

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Vilafames Spain Travel Guide

Vilafames Spain Travel Guide

In March 2015, Vilafamés joined two other Castellon towns on the official list of Spain’s Most Beautiful Towns. Vilafames, just like both Peñiscola and Morella, who were already on the list, absolutely deserves to be there, as you’ll appreciate as you start to approach the town. It seems to delicately clamber its way up the […]

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Burriana Castellon Travel Guide-1

Burriana Castellon Travel Guide

The typical city and municipality of Burriana is only 13 km from Castellon, and is beautifully surrounded by fields of orange trees. It has a glorious 11 km coastline, where you can dig your toes into the fine sandy beaches, and paddle or swim in lovely clear waters. The town and its surrounding countryside are […]

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La Galera Catalonia Travel Guide

For those of you who enjoy going a little off the beaten track and absorbing typical Catalan villages, then a trip to La Galera might be for you. The pace of life here is slow, with simple duties done at a gradual pace, because of the intense summer heat, but I would hazard a guess […]

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Almassora Spain Town

Almassora Festival of St. Quiteria

Almassora Easter Week – Almassora Festival of St. Quiteria – 3rd week May Festival Date: 22-05-2016 This is one of the main festivals and it goes on for around a week, falling around the 22nd May. In honour of St. Quiteria, like so many of these festivals today, there is a religious aspect and origin, […]

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Almassora Toy Museum

Almassora Easter Week

Almassora Easter Week – March/April Festival Date: 21-03-2016 If you’ve been to Spain during Easter Week before (Semana Santa) you will appreciate how important this is here. Just like everywhere else Almassora has the traditional processions through the streets, and it is a rather fervent occasion. Whether you are a practising Catholic or not, these […]

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Almassora Spain Flowers

Almassora Festival of St. Anthony Abbott

Almassora Festival of St. Anthony Abbott- 17th January Festival Date: 17-01-2016 If you’re considering being in the area at this time of the year, this is a nice location to celebrate this Festival. It’s in honour of the patron saint of animals, and is based on the tradition of blessing the animals each year. These days […]

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Alcossebre-Alcalà de Xivert Travel Guide

Alcalà de Xivert and Alcossebre belong to the same municipality, so that’s the reason they are paired in this feature. What makes this pair interesting is the contrast between them – Alcossebre is a beach town that is quite developed for tourism, but only to a pleasant level, and Alcalà de Xivert is a typical […]

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Alcossebre Spain Beaches

Alcossebre Main Festival

Alcossebre Main Festival Festival Date: 10-09-2015 This is the main summer festival of the town, and you can expect the bull to take a focal point, with lots of focus around the old customs. There’s a full itinerary for 4 days, that includes plenty of fun, cultural, artistic and recreational activities. The festival, has its […]

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Australian Bar Alcala de Xivert

Main Festival Alcala de Xivert

Main Festival Alcala de Xivert Festival Date: 22-08-2015 This is the main summer festival of the town, and you can expect the bull to take a focal point, with lots of focus around the old customs. There’s a full itinerary for around 10 days, that includes plenty of fun, cultural, artistic and recreational activities. The […]

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L'Estartit Spain travel guide

L’Estartit-Torroella de Montgri Spain Travel Guide

On a sunny day, approaching the town of l’Estartit, you can see a beautiful mixture of vibrant colours and interesting landscapes. The harbour is dotted with boats, and low rise whitewashed and pastel coloured buildings are supported by the landmark of the town. The landmark, which is in the municipality of Torroella de Montgrí, is […]

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Best Beaches in Catalonia-Sant Antoni de Calonge Costa Brava Seascape-1

Catalonia Best Beaches-With Blue Flag Status

If you wish to discover a great destination for a beach holiday, then one quick way is to check out the beaches which have been awarded the Blue Flag. This will be particularly important if you’re travelling as a family. There are, however, plenty of other lovely beaches and coves in Catalonia that don’t have […]

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Tamariu Spain Travel Guide

Tamariu Spain Travel Guide

According to the British Telegraph newspaper, the beach at Tamariu ranks as one of the best beaches on the Costa Brava. Embraced by pine clad headlands, the horse shoe shaped beach is very pretty, family friendly and sheltered. Just behind the beach is the pedestrian promenade, where there are some cafes, restaurants and beach gear […]

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Vilanova i la Geltru Travel Guide

A major tourist destination in the high season, Vilanova i la Geltru is one of the Catalan towns that blends the old with the new. On one hand the coast is filled with everything you could hope for, to have a lively, buzzing holiday – from scuba diving, and horse riding, to plenty of shops, […]

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Castell Platja d`Aro Spain Travel Guide-2

Castell Platja d’Aro Spain Travel Guide

Originally a small fishing village, Platja d’Aro is one of the picture postcard seaside towns that you can find on the Costa Brava. These days it is a thriving resort, that offers entertainment for all your waking hours. It has the types of facilities that have enabled it to become a Catalan Official Family Holiday […]

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Congregation of St. Mark Castell Platja D’Aro

Congregation of St. Mark Castell Platja D’Aro Festival Date: 25-04-2015 Please note that this festival is celebrated on the weekend that is closest to 25th April. This is a traditional festival which celebrates the agricultural past of the town’s people, and takes place in the area of Fanals d’Amunt. It is thought that the fiesta […]

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Carnival in Catalonia and Valencian Community

Carnival Castell Platja d’Aro-Carnaval

Carnival Platja d’Aro-Carnaval Festival Date: 06-02-2016 Of the many excellent carnivals in Catalonia, this one is possibly the most famous. Dates for now are estimated, but it will be around that time this year. It goes on for 12 days and attracts over half a million visitors each year. Many of the carnivals have their […]

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DO Emporda Wine Route-Wine Taste Your Way Around

In the Province of Girona in Catalonia, you will find many treasures, amongst them the DO Emporda Wine Route. The Emporda D.O. Wine Route gives you the opportunity to discover the wine-making secrets of the region, appreciate its history and spend time in magical settings. It’s also a great way to immerse yourself in the […]

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Flowers and Violas Festival Palafrugell

Flowers and Violas Festival Palafrugell Festival Date: 11-05-2015 Spring is welcomed in Palafrugell by a series of private and public courtyards, that are decorated with flowers and artistically. There’s also music and art installations. Palafrugell Tourism Avinguda Generalitat 33 Palafrugell 17200 Phone: 972 300 228 Website: http://visitpalafrugell.cat/en/culture/events/garoinada/ Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/turisme.palafrugell Twitter: https://twitter.com/ipeppalafrugell

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Cami de Ronda Llafranc to Calella de Palafrugell Views

La Garoinada Sea Urchin Festival Palafrugell

La Garoinada Sea Urchin Festival Palafrugell Festival Date: 27-01-2016 This festival has been running since 1992, and is held every winter, beginning at the end of January and continuing til March. Please confirm dates with the tourist authority for certainty. Restaurants from the various towns within the municipality take part, so whether you stay in […]

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Sant Carles de la Rapita Spain Travel Guide

The fishing town of Sant Carles de la Rapita has been an important tourist destination for many years, because of its privileged location at the edge of the Delta de l’Ebre, by the sea, set against a backdrop of mountains. It certainly has a charm about it, although in recent years it has become more […]

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