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La Jana Spain Travel Guide

Located on the road that takes you to the historical inland town of Sant Mateu, the interior town of La Jana lies perfectly placed between the mountains and the coast. Embraced by a gently undulating...

Xert-Chert Spain Travel Guide

The entrance to Xert in the region of the Baix Maestrat, Castellon, Spain, is somewhat deceptive, as you firstly see the newer part of the town, which doesn’t give any hint of what lies ahead. Xert or...

Benicarlo Travel Guide

Famous for its artichokes, the entrance to Benicarlo is deceptively plain, as this fishing and agricultural town has good beaches, an interesting old quarter with some notable examples of fine architecture and...

Benicarlo Fallas and Fiesta of St. Joseph

Benicarlo Fallas and Fiesta of St. Joseph Festival Date: 10-03-2016 VIP – PLease note that this starting date is currently estimated. Las Fallas have been celebrated in Benicarlo since 1973, and since...

Benicarlo St. Anthony Abad

Benicarlo St. Anthony Abad Festival Date: 17-01-2016 The tradition of St. Anthony Abad and the blessing of the animals is celebrated in many towns. In Benicarlo, there are campfires in the streets, and some of...

Benicarlo Artichoke Festival

Benicarlo Artichoke Festival – 3rd week January for a week or so Festival Date: 20-01-2016 If you haven’t been to the area of Benicarlo, it’s hard to imagine how many fields have artichokes...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Peniscola Easter Week

Easter Week here is rather spectacular. Think great setting by the sea, with oodles of history …not to mention the fact that the castle was once a Papal Palace…If you do get the chance to visit...

Saint Anthony The Abbott Peñiscola

If you’re considering being in the area at this time of the year, this is a great location to celebrate this Festival. It’s in honour of the patron saint of animals, and has a rich tradition here....

Easter Week Vinaros

Easter Week Vinaros-Semana Santa-Semanta Santa Festival Date: 01-04-2015 Easter Week in Vinaros, like most Spanish towns and villages, is entirely different to what we experience in the UK, Ireland and many...

Carnival Vinaros-Carnestoltes

Carnival Vinaros-Carnestoltes Festival Date: 29-01-2016 Carnival in Vinaros is one of the best that I have been to so far in the Valencian Community. In 2016, it starts on the 29th January and goes on for 10+....

Christmas in Vinaros

Christmas in Vinaros-Navidad en Vinaroz Festival Date: 11-12-2015 In the lead up to Christmas and for the all important 6th of January, Three Kings, the streets of Vinaròs are decorates, and there are...

Vinaros Saint Carmen Festival

Vinaros Saint Carmen Festival-La Virgen del Carmen Festival Date: 16-07-2015 On a magical summer night, you can see what is normally a spectacular vision out at sea, during the Vinaros Festival of Saint...

King Prawn Gastronomic Festival Vinaros

King Prawn Gastronomic Festival Vinaros-Fiesta del Langostino Festival Date: 09-08-2015 Follow in Salvador Dalí’s footsteps, and come to this wonderful foodie fiesta …he did in 1965! Just in case...

Vinaros Festival of Saint Anthony Abad

Vinaros Festival of Saint Anthony Abad-Sant Antoni Abat Festival Date: 17-01-2015 This is a traditional festival that is on in many places in the Valencian Community and Catalonia. In Vinaros, on the night of...

Vinaros Festival of Saint John and Saint Peter

Vinaros Festival of Saint John and Saint Peter-Feria y Fiestas de San Juan y San Pedro Festival Date: 22-06-2015 As if the lovely weather and famous prawns were not enough for you, during the week that runs...

Easter Week Alcala de Xivert-Alcossebre

Easter Week Alcala de Xivert-Alcossebre-Semana Santa Festival Date: 01-04-2015 Easter Week is very special throughout Spain, and this area of the Valencian Community is no different. You will find that the...