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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Vinaros Spain Travel Guide-Cala Puntal-

Vinaros Spain Travel Guide

When I first relocated from Nerja in the Costa del Sol, I lived in Vinaros Spain for a year. The friendliness of the people struck me immediately, it’s a pleasure to go to the shops and indoor market because of it. I took a particular liking to a woman on one of the fish stalls […]

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5 Top Travel Priorities

As our travel options and experiences continue to become wider and more diverse, I decided to ask a range of people what their 5 Top Travel Priorities are. I asked them the question you can see below. It’s a subject that I am naturally curious about, but also I wanted to research and gather information […]

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Altafulla Spain Travel Guide

Altafulla Spain Travel Guide

Definitely one of the jewels in the Costa Dorada’s crown, Altafulla has a beautiful old quarter and a fine, sandy beach that goes on for over 1 kilometre. The Altafulla promenade has an authentic, rustic charm, with a kind of fishing village feel. There are a few cafes and restaurants to tempt you to sit […]

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Altafulla Carnival

Altafulla Carnival In 2015, the Altafulla Carnival started with the Trout Contest. Like most other carnivals here, the highlights are at the weekend, in this case, with the War of Confetti and of course the Parade. It is normally kicked off, by his Majesty, the Carnival King, who comes through the walls of the old town, […]

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Altafulla Spain Travel Guide

Barnasants Song & Music Festival

Altafulla Barnasants Song & Music Festival Festival Date: 01-02-2015 This is a singer songwriters’ festival which runs during February and March, which in 2015 had its 20th anniversary. It is held in various locations in Catalonia, Since its first edition, back in 1996, the festival has grown to become a leading festival of its kind, where […]

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Altafulla Witches Nights

Altafulla Witches Night Festival Festival Date: 26-06-2015 26th to 27th June – Please note that this year’s dates need to get final confirmation. The festival program is full of “be-witching” activities, naturally enough around the subjects of mysticism and sorcery. The local authorities open the festival at 6pm on Friday, when they open the exhibition and […]

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El Port de la Selva Travel Guide-An Insider’s Guide

The El Port de la Selva area is characterised by a wonderful variety of landscapes and scenery to inspire your senses. It may be enough for you to spend time on the beaches and magical coves of the Costa Brava, or if you like to get out and about then head off across the plains […]

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El Vendrell Travel Guide

Long, sandy beaches, wine, music, culture and heritage are some of the main ingredients in El Vendrell.  Coming here, you’ve arrived into wine country – El Vendrell – is in the famous Penedes wine growing region. But apart from its nectar from the Gods, this big Catalan town of over 36,000 people, is possibly most […]

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Sant Feliu de Guixols travel guide

Sant Feliu de Guixols Travel Guide

Located about one hour from the buzzing city of Barcelona, Sant Feliu de Guixols has a lovely old town, a beautiful beach, marina and romantic rocky headlands that look down over the sparkling Mediterranean sea. Beautiful walks with amazing views are a must for those who wish to explore on foot, but there’s no shortage […]

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Garrotxa Travel Guide

La Garrotxa Spain Travel Guide

The Garrotxa is a landlocked county in the north-east of Catalonia, which has two distinctively different types of landscapes. In the south, there are over 40 volcanoes. It’s their lava flows which have sculpted the countryside that today is a protected area – La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone. As we head north, the landscape starts to […]

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Castellfollit de la Roca Broken Bridge

Castellfollit de la Roca Travel Guide

Sometimes we use words such as love and beauty too lightly, and without thinking. So when I tell you that the first images I ever saw of Castellfollit de la Roca triggered the following phrase to come into my mind, I do so, with thought and from my heart – for me it is – […]

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Torredembarra Coastline Catalonia

Torredembarra Spain Travel Guide

Nestled on Catalonia’s Costa Dorada, is the town of Torredembarra, which has good beaches, an old quarter, a harbour and an interesting natural area – Els Muntanyans. This protected area runs for around 5 km, with important ecosystems such as marshes and dunes, that have almost disappeared from other parts of the Catalan coast. It’s […]

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Olot Catalunya

Olot Catalonia Travel Guide

By Guest Author & Historian, Dan Moorhouse Olot is the ancient capital of the La Garrotxa region. Situated roughly 50 kilometres from Girona, in the midst of the Pyrenees foothills, Olot is a delightful town that mixes medieval with modern. It has wide, open and spacious walkways, and is surrounded by four of the finest […]

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Santa Pau Girona

Santa Pau Spain Travel Guide

By Guest Author & Historian, Dan Moorhouse Santa Pau is located next to the Baixa Garrotxa Volcanic Nature Reserve in the Girona region of Catalonia. Situated within this conservation area, it retains its medieval charm and is surrounded by a stunning series of dormant volcanoes. The town grew in importance following the Roman and Arabic […]

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Tirig-The Hidden Cove Paintings of Valltorta Spain UNESCO

Tirig is a small village with around 550 inhabitants, located in the Castellon province, in Spain’s Comunidad Valenciana (Valencian Community). It’s a journey of a little under 40km from Castellon Airport, and it’s a must for those who love prehistoric art. If you wish to stay close by you will need to stay in the lovely […]

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Calella Spain Travel Guide

Long and lovely, the coastline of Calella has been attracting visitors for over 50 years. These days this town is pretty cosmopolitan, holding special days in honour of its foreign residents and visitors. Calella is somewhere to consider if you want bustling nightlife, golden beaches that go on for 3km, and a place that has […]

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Sardana Dancing Calella

Sardana Dancing Calella Festival Date: 06-06-2015 In 2015 this festival runs from the 6th to 7th June. Sardana dancing is an integral part of Catalan culture. Why not visit Calella at this time to take in this tradition? This gathering takes place along the Passeig de Manuel Puigvert, and has been on the go ever […]

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La Roca Grossa Beach on August 17, 2011 in Calella, Spain. The Catalan coast, where is Calella ed3

Festimatge Calella

Festimatge Calella Festival Date: 04-04-2015 In 2015 this festival runs from the 4th to 26th April. This is a cultural festival, which translates into the Festival of the Image. It attracts plenty of arty, creative types from lots of different places. It combines both photography and cinema, which is unique for the area. There’s heaps […]

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