Environmental impact study for Alhama Paramount Park finished

abril 30, 2013

The Councillor for Culture and Tourism in the Region of Murcia, Pedro Cruz, recently confirmed that an environmental impact study for the proposed installation of a Paramount Theme Park in the Alhama de Murcia municipality has been completed. In fact, according to Cruz, the diggers are waiting to move in as soon as plans are approved by Alhama council, Murcia Today has reported.

The document is to be sent to Alhama de Murcia Town hall, following several months of delay. Groundworks at the park are expected to begin as soon as the council in Alhama approves the modification of Alhama’s urban plan.

No announcement has yet been forthcoming from Premursa to indicate that all the necessary finances and investors are now in place for the construction to go ahead, so this news will be eagerly awaited by local businesses as the diggers move in and the earthmoving begins.

The Paramount theme park is set to be open by 2015 and it will be the largest in Spain and the second largest in Europe. Located just 20 minutes from the soon-to-be-completed international airport currently being constructed at Corvera, 30 minutes from the city of Murcia and 15 minutes from the beaches of the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor, the park will be zoned into four different thematic areas, featuring several luxury hotels and resorts, shopping malls, restaurants, bars and clubs, a conference centre and an open-air auditorium.

Buyers considering bargain property in Costa Blanca South can expect to benefit from the growth potential of the area, which offers many possibilities for leisure, cultural, tourist and sporting activities.


Costa Blanca among cheapest holiday destinations

abril 23, 2013

Holidays are getting cheaper for British holidaymakers this summer as resort prices are dropping across European holiday destinations, including the Costa Blanca of Spain, according to Daily Mail.

With prices down by up to 20 per cent in Spanish holiday hotspots, the Costa Blanca is one of the cheapest holiday destinations this season, a survey by the Post Office Holiday Costs Barometer shows.

Measuring the cost of ten typical holiday items – including coffee, beer, cola, wine, mineral water, sun cream, cigarettes and a three-course meal for two – the barometer found that the Costa Blanca was the third cheapest of 20 holiday destinations. The cost of the ten items is now £47.14 on the Costa Blanca.

1551In addition, property prices in Spain will decline for at least another five years, a Moody’s Investors Service report said recently. In some coastal resorts, house prices have been reduced by as much as 70 per cent in the last five years.

This is an example of a new apartment at a great price. Located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Orihuela Costa with stunning surroundings, the apartment is finished to a high specification using modern materials.

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Spanish property prices to fall for five years

abril 16, 2013

Property prices in Spain will decline for at least another five years, a Moody’s Investors Service report said recently, according to The Wall Street Journal.

A tremendous level of construction in Spain saw the number of new houses for sale triple from 2005 to 2009, outstripping demand during the period. Now, credit ratings agency Moody’s believes that it will take buyers around 5.5 years to clear out the current new housing stock.

Spanish housing prices fell 13.7% in 2012, the largest single-year decline ever seen in the country. Since the beginning of the crisis in 2007, prices have declined just over 30% according to official estimates, and even more according to many private-sector economists. In fact, in some coastal resorts, house prices have been reduced by as much as 70 per cent in the last five years.

1552The following is an example of a real bargain property being sold for less than half its original purchase price.

This is a wonderful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury terraced house located 2nd line to the prestigious La Finca golf course in Costa Blanca South, only 15 minutes’ drive from the beautiful beaches of Guardamar.

The property is tastefully furnished throughout and has many great features such as a private garden and a large rooftop solarium with golf views. Come see it today!


Torrevieja hotel occupancy surpassed 80% during Semana Santa

abril 9, 2013

Hotel occupancy figures for Torrevieja are up on 2012, according to Round Town News.

Torrevieja’s Councillor for Tourism, Luis Maria Pizana, recently highlighted the importance of the Scandinavian market which saw an increase in tourism figures over Easter, standing at the top of international tourism enquiries, followed by the British and the Germans.

Torrevieja hotel occupancy from Holy Thursday (March 28) exceeded 80%, while occupancy averages during last Easter had only been 60%.

The statistics in the local tourist figures reflect very similar results to last year, 1490where tourism centres served a total of 1,911 visitors, of which 63% were citizens from Spain and 37% international tourists. National visitors were mainly from the Madrid region, followed by the Basque Country, Castile-Leon and towns of Valencia itself, with the majority of enquiries being primarily for information on festivals and cultural events, as well as provincial and local tourist information.

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Foreign investment in Spanish property rose 13.7% in 2012

abril 2, 2013

The latest data released by the Spanish Ministry of Development reveal that foreign residents in Spain completed real estate transactions on private homes amounting to 6,336 million euros in 2012. This amount represents an increase of 13.7% over the figure recorded in 2011, which was 5,573.3 million euros, according to Kyero.com

The second-hand housing market accounted for the biggest volume of this expenditure, with 5,265 million euros in 2012, an increase of 15.6% over 2011. Meanwhile, new housing transactions totalled 1,070 million euros for the whole year, up 4.8% compared to the previous year.

Year-on-year this upward trend has now continued for six consecutive quarters, with the provinces registering the highest number of sales by foreign residents being Alicante-Costa Blanca, Málaga, Barcelona, Mallorca and Madrid.

Buying a property on the Costa Blanca is one of the best investments you can make, as thousands of foreign purchasers have already seen for themselves.

1387This wonderful bungalow is located in La Finca Golf Resort, in Costa Blanca south, just 10 minutes drive from the sandy beaches of Guardamar. The property is for sale fully furnished and it includes air conditioning. There is also a lovely private garden, a spacious solarium with golf views and a communal swimming pool.

This really is a must view for those wanting quality and location for a bargain price!


Spain in world’s top ten tourist destinations

marzo 26, 2013

Spain has risen to fourth place on the list of the world’s most competitive countries for tourism, only behind Switzerland, Germany and Austria, thanks to its price competitiveness, customer experience and the official commitment of the sector, according to Kyero.com

This has been revealed by in the biannual Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), in which Spain climbed four places compared to the 2011 report.

The report establishes the tourism and competitiveness ranking according to a wide range of variables, such as national legislation, environmental sustainability, security, infrastructure, political priority or cultural resources.

Spain stands out for its cultural heritage, a chapter in which it ranks first, thanks to its significant number of world heritage sites, and excels in its capacity and preparation to hold many trade fairs and exhibitions, as well as the variety and modernity of its sports facilities.

In terms of tourism infrastructure, Spain stands in fifth place, contributing to this classification with its hotel capacity, car rental facilities and the large number of ATMs that accept Visa credit cards. It also scores well in terms of air and land transport infrastructure, where it ranks tenth.


New rules for paying a traffic fine in Spain

marzo 12, 2013

From Monday 4 March, it is no longer possible to pay any driving offence fines in cash at any provincial office of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Department (DGT) in Spain, according to On The Pulse Of Spain.

However, fines can still be paid in any provincial DGT (Tráfico) office by credit card and this new rule only affects paying. traffic fines – it does not apply to any other taxes or procedures that must be paid for. It will still be possible to pay for taxes or fees to renew driving licences in cash, as well as credit card.

There are several ways in which you can now pay a driving offence fine: by telephone calling 060, on the DGT website at dgt.es , in any local post office or at any branch of Santander Bank.

When paying a traffic offence, you must be able to provide the penalty case number, which is located on the paperwork handed out by the DGT informing you of the offence.

It must also be noted that payment of this type of fine can still be made in cash at the post office and branches of Santander Bank.


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