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WELCOME Welcome to the early summer edition of Ultimate Almeria Magazine. With all the bars and restaurants now open and I must say looking good with new paint jobs, extra furniture, some with outside barbecues and even fake grass laid think it will be a good summer for them. Easter has been especially busy this year with lots of traffic and people at all of our local resorts. It feels like summer is already here. In June and July we have the World Cup & time certainly flies when you think Spain won the last Cup in 2010! It will be difficult for them to keep hold of it this year being in South America with the favourites being hosts Brazil or Argentina. Lots of the bars are making special offers for all the matches so have a look at advertisers inside who are showing all the games be it England or Spain. There are a few new bars and restaurants opening as well so please have a look in the gourmet guide to see what bars and restaurants are situated in your area. In this edition we have a list of the groups for the World Cup, exclusive resorts, the story of Jordan Belfort, History of Gin and the new camping sensation “glamping” hope you enjoy this magazine and if you are here visiting why not leave it in your accommodation for the next visitors to read. Also you can win a copy of “Flamingos in The Desert” a book written by local author Kevin Borman, have a look at the article inside. Contact us at gary@ultimatemagazine.es or the office number is 950 473 102

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CONTENTS 06

Fathers Day: History

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The Book Shelf: World Cup Fever

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The Real Wolf of Wall Street

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Come Wine With Me: ‘Gin’sanity

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QI Facts: Spanish Trivia

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New Traffic Laws

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Mojacar Town Hall: News

33

Things to do: Lo Pagan

36

World Cup 2014: Teams, Groups and Fixtures

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Get on Yer Bike

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Food Glorious Food: Tray Baked Chicken

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Gourmet Guide

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Comedians

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A destination report: Glamping

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The Golf Page: Exclusive Courses

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Worlds Most: Exclusive Resorts

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Business Pages

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Sales properes urgently required Following an excellent first 4 months of the year we urgently require new lis’ngs of sales proper’es. In the next months we have qualified clients booked in for viewings and we need a good selec’on of proper’es to show them. Remember, we have a no gimmicks commission rate and do not ’e you in to any restric’ve exclusivity contract. We provide an honest straigh—orward valua’on service and our professional team is on hand to guide our buyers and vendors through the sales process. Our team members are experts in the Mojacar property market with years of experience living and working in the area. To ensure we offer our clients the best possible selec’on of proper’es, we work closely with our partner agents across the province to find buyers their perfect property. We are also now delighted to offer a selecon of villas for under 300,000 euros in the beauful area of Cabrera plus inland villas and corjo’s in the Bedar & Sorbas areas, so please call into our office for more informaon on these opportunies

This is just a small selecon of our properes, call into our beachfront office for informaon on the full range we have to offer.

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NEW LISTING - Stunning 2 bed 1.5 bath dĂşplex with new kitchen, large bedrooms, log burner, double glazed, south facing front terrace, immaculate property.

REDUCED BY 50,000₏ - Modern front-line apartment, 3 bed 2 bath, massive terrace, sea views, comm pool, garage parking, li‚ access. Achieves rentals at 900₏ per week.

PRICE REDUCED BY 55,000â‚Ź - 4 bedroom 2 bathroom villa on Indalo Mtn overlooking Mojacar Playa, walled & gated, private pool with sea views with AC, various terraces and storage shed.

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SUNDAY JUNE 15th

Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the United Kingdom. It is a day to honour fathers and father figures, such as grandfathers and fathers-in-law. Many people make a special effort to visit their fathers or to send them a card or gifts.

Background There are some suggestions that the idea of Father’s Day may originate in pagan sun worship. Some branches of paganism see the sun as the father of the universe. Since the summer solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father’s Day, some people see a link between the two. The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was introduced from the United States. There, a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s Day celebrations to plan a day to honor fathers. Father’s Day has been celebrated in June since 1910 in the USA. The celebrations in the United Kingdom are thought to have been inspired by the American custom of Father’s Day. This is in contrast to Mother’s Day, which has a very different history in the United States and the United Kingdom. 6


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Lovely 2 bed / 2 bath Apartment with sea views, store room and underground garage within 150 meters to promenade. Communal pool.

Apartamento con 3 dormitorios/2 baños con vistas al mar situado en Marina de la Torre Golf. Amueblado. Piscina comunitaria. ¡Precio increíble!

Adosado con 2 dormitorios / 1,5 baño con vistas al mar y terraza de 20 m² situado cerca del paseo marítimo y de muchos comercios. Orientación sureste. Piscina comunitaria.

Apartamento con 2 dormitorios / 2 baños, vistas al mar, garaje y trastero. Situado a menos de 150 m del paseo marítimo. Piscina comunitaria.

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Charming 3 bed / 2 bath detached Villa with large pool on fully fenced plot of 10.000 m² within 3 minutes drive to town. Gas central heating. Horse stable.

Chalet pareado con 3 dormitorios / 3 baños, patio, terrazas y azotea situado en una pequeña urbanización con piscina cerca de la playa y de los comercios. Vistas al mar.

Chalet con 3 dormitorios / 2 baños con parcela de 500 m² situado cerca playa y comercios. Terrazas y jardín. Muy buena situación.

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Three books to perfectly accompany this years World Cup Tournament and bring you up to speed of it’s history.

Death or Glory: The Dark History of the World Cup by Jon Spurling.

World Cup Stories (BBC) by Chris Hunt

The Story of the World Cup by Brian Glanville

In this astonishing book Jon Spurling has travelled the world to scratch beneath the glossy, confetti-strewn surface of the world’s biggest sporting event to uncover its dark secrets.

The book accompanying the BBC TV series, WORLD CUP STORIES comprehensively tells the story of the FIFA World Cup in words and pictures.

The only comprehensive history of the world’s top soccer tournament, fully updated to include the 1994 competition in the USA.

What lengths did Argentina’s right-wing military junta really go to in order to ensure their national team won the World Cup at home in 1978? Why did Idi Amin instruct Uganda’s footballers to “break the teeth” of their Tanzanian counterparts in a World Cup qualifier? What really happened during the infamous ‘Soccer War’ between El Salvador and Honduras in 1969? Which country’s players were sent to work in a chicken-plucking factory as punishment for a poor result during qualifying in 1994? Part travelogue, part history, Death or Glory is based on more than 100 exclusive interviews with players, supporters, writers and team officials. Its 16 chapters take you on a fascinating journey through sport, politics, conflict and civil strife that ultimately reveals the astonishing power of the world’s greatest sporting event - a power that goes far beyond a few games of football every four years.

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Stylishly designed, this 288-page book is crammed with pictures and memorabilia from the history of the tournament, and features a complete results breakdown for every World Cup.

As well as vivid accounts of individual games (from the World Cup’s beginnings in 1930 to the latest competition), there are many behind-the-scenes stories and character sketches of the great managers and players who made their mark on the Chronicling the history of the competition, international scene through success in the tournament by tournament, WORLD CUPS World Cup. STORIES also examines many of the background themes that have made the Team listing and statistical summaries competition what it is today: complete a work of reference that is also a fascinating read. The importance of World Cup success to the country of Brazil, and the creation of the beautiful team of 1970. The impact of British isolation from world football in the first half of the 20th Century and the rise and fall of England’s international ambitions after victory in 1966. The importance of World Cup success to the economic revival of West Germany after World War II. The battles with corruption that have dogged the Italian game since their muchdisputed victory at ‘Mussolini’s World Cup’ in 1934. This book proves that there is far more to the telling of the World Cup story than the statistics.


Early success for new Almería book ‘Flamingos In The Desert – Exploring Almería’, a recently published book by local expat author Kevin Borman, has been meeting an enthusiastic reception amongst readers in Almería province. From flamingos to earthquakes, iron ore mines to goats, wildfires to high-speed trains, and white villages to film sets, the book ranges widely. The author shares his reflections and understanding of landscapes, history, wildlife and culture on a journey from the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park to the Sorbas Gypsum Karst and far beyond. He says: “I hope everyone will find things of interest in this book. If you want to know about the reintroduction of loggerhead turtles, the history of the gold industry, the disused airfield near Turre, how to take your olives to the local olive mill or how to walk down the Río de Aguas from source to mouth, it’s all in here. There are floods, nuclear bombs, threshing circles, Moorish irrigation systems, and lots of details of local walks. Peter O’Toole, Sergio Leone, John Lennon and Jack Nicholson make brief appearances. There’s even a recipe for prickly pear jam.” Kevin Borman, a former geography teacher and writer from Sheffield, says: “I’ve been intrigued by this area since first coming here nearly nine years ago. It’s superficially barren but once you look a bit closer, you find all kinds of intriguing features. The more I’ve explored – not just physically but by talking to lots of people and also by reading Spanish sources – the more I wanted to produce a book that would give English-speakers an insight into what really makes this little-known pocket of Andalucía tick.”

COMPETITION Simply write a brief passage or paragraph (max 100 words) telling us about your favourite place in Almeria, either lived in or visited and we’ll enter that into a draw to be in chance to win a signed copy of the book and also, our favourite few will make it into our next edition of this magazine! Send your story to us here at: competition@ultimatemagazine.es to be entered into the draw. Don’t forget to include your name and contact details in the email and the winner will be announced in the next issue.

The author says; “I’m very heartened by the response. I’ve sold nearly 80 in the first 10 days. It’s going into an increasing number of local outlets and it’s sold well at events in the area such as the monthly craft market at Cariatiz. A lot of people are telling me they’ve enjoyed it and several of those who have bought copies – it’s just €10 direct from me - have contacted me to buy extra ones for friends.” An online gallery of 256 photos is linked to the book. The author invites anyone interested to email him at: kevindborman@googlemail.com and he will reply with the link to the photo album. In addition, a free extract from the book is available at feedaread.com. Just put the book title into the ‘Search Bookshop’ box on that website, click on the cover image when it comes up, and then click on the PDF book extract on the next page. Kevin Borman adds: “This is my ninth book but it’s my first about Spain and certainly my most ambitious. It’s been over four years of hard work but I’m delighted with how it’s turned out. I hope those who take the plunge and buy a copy enjoy it too.” Flamingos In The Desert is available from Amazon, from feedaread.com, from selected local outlets and also direct from the author.

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A very private & spacious detached villa of 274 m2 on 769 m2. Superb views to village. 4 bed, 4 bath, ample storage & many attractive features. Garage, terraces, gardens & pool. Beach 5 min walk.

1 bed, 1 bath, apartment of 60m2. Situated on a secure complex with community pool & in walking distance of the beach & amenities. Sea views, underground parking & storeroom. Furnished.

Attractive townhouse of 74m2, ample terraces + roof terrace with excellent sea views. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private garage & garden. Furnished. Community pool. Close to the beach.

Un chalet privado de 274m2 sobre 769m2 con vistas al pueblo. 4 dormitorios, 4 baños, almacenamiento amplio y características atractivas. Garaje, terrazas, jardines y piscina. A solo 5 minutos a pie de la playa.

Apartamento de 60m2 en un complejo bonito a poca distancia a pie de todos los servicios y la playa. 1 dormitorio, 1 baño, trastero y plaza de garaje. Terraza con vistas al mar.

Casa atractiva de 74m2, terrazas amplias y azotea con buenas vistas del mar. 2 dormitorios, 2 baños, garaje y jardin privados. Amueblada. Piscina comunitaria y muy cerca de la playa.

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Spacious & immaculate townhouse of 103m2 on 181m2 with roof terrace & parking bay. 3 bed, 2.5 bath. Large community pool & gardens. 15 mins drive from the local beaches.

A very attractive detached quality built villa of 146m2 on 476m2 near to Los Gallardos. 3 bed 2 bath, integral garage, pool & roof terrace. Only 10 mins drive from local beaches.

Fabuloso apartamento en planta baja de 60m2 con vistas del mar. 2 dormitorios, 2 baños, A/A, patio lavadero y terraza. Jardines y piscina comunitarios. Excelente potencial de alquiler.

Atractivo duplex de 103m2 sobre 181m2 con azotea y parking privados. 3 dormitorios, 2 baños y 1 aseo. Jardines y gran piscina comunitarios. A 15 minutos en coche de las playas.

Chalet individual precioso de alta calidad de 146m2 sobre 476m2. 3 dormitorios, 2 baños, piscina, azotea y garaje. A solo 10 minutos en coche de las playas cercanas.

Mojácar Playa 115,000€

El Pinar de Bédar 299,000€

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Lovely townhouse of 80m2 + large terraces & solarium with sea views in a small, sought after urbanisation. 2 bed, 1.5 bath, Jacuzzi. Communal pool, gardens & terraces. Furnished.

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, renovated country house of 310m2 on 3,250m2 with 2 rooms in the attic for conversion. In superb order throughout. Garage & large pool of 11 x 5 m. Excellent views.

Quality penthouse apartment of 77m2 + terrace & roof terrace. 2 bed, 2 bath. Underground parking. Pretty views over the community pools & gardens. All amenities & beaches nearby

Casa bonita de 80m2 con terrazas amplias y azotea con vistas del mar. Está en un complejo pequeño y tranquilo cerca de la playa. 2 dormitorios, 1 baño & 1 aseo, Jacuzzi. Amueblada. Jardines y piscina comunitarios.

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How it all began... Jordan Ross Belfort born July 9, 1962, is an American motivational speaker and former stockbroker. He was convicted of fraud crimes related to stock market manipulation and running a penny stock boiler room, for which he spent 22 months in prison. He recounted his life in his memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street, and the 2013 film of the same name, in which he was portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio. Belfort started his career as a broker at L.F. Rothschild. In the 1990s, he founded the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont which functioned as a boiler room marketing penny stocks, where he defrauded investors with fraudulent stock sales. During his years as a stock swindler, Belfort developed a partying lifestyle, which included a serious addiction to Quaaludes. Stratton Oakmont employed over 1,000 stock brokers and was involved in stock issues totaling more than $1 billion, including an equity raising for footwear company Steve Madden Ltd 16

The notoriety of the firm, which was targeted by law enforcement officials in the late 1990s, inspired the 2000 film Boiler Room as well as the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street.

The fall... Alabama Securities Commissioner Joseph Borg formed a multistate task force that led to the prosecution of Stratton Oakmont after his office was inundated with complaints regarding the brokerage. Belfort was indicted in 1998 for securities fraud and money laundering. After cooperating with the FBI, he served 22 months in federal prison for a pump and dump scheme, which resulted in investor losses of approximately $200 million. Belfort was ordered to pay back $110.4 million that he swindled from stock buyers. In prison he met Tommy Chong, who encouraged Belfort to write down his stories and subsequently publish them. They remained friends after their release from prison.

According to federal prosecutors, Belfort has failed to live up to the restitution requirement of his 2003 sentencing agreement. The agreement requires him to pay 50% of his income towards restitution to the 1,513 clients he defrauded. Of the $11.6 million that has been recovered by Belfort’s victims, $10.4 million of the total is the result of the sale of forfeited properties. In October 2013, federal prosecutors filed a complaint that Belfort, who had income of $1,767,203 from the publication of his two books and the sale of the movie rights, plus an additional $24,000 from motivational speaking since 2007, paid restitution of only $243,000 over the past four years. The government is currently not holding Belfort in default of his payments in order to keep negotiations open, but it is unclear when the full amount of the mandated restitution will be repaid.

Putting pen to paper... Reportedly sober since 1998, Belfort wrote two memoirs, The Wolf of Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of Wall Street, which have


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been published in approximately 40 countries and translated into 18 languages. Belfort was the final owner of the luxury yacht Nadine (renamed after His life story was turned into a his second wife, an English-born motion picture starring Leonardo model) originally built for Coco DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Margot Chanel in 1961. In June 1996, it sank Robbie, and directed by Martin off the east coast of Sardinia. Italian Scorsese. Filming began in August COMSUBIN frogmen rescued all 2012, and the movie was released on aboard the vessel. Belfort said he December 25, 2013. Time reports that insisted on sailing out in high winds many of the apparently far-fetched against the advice of his captain, escapades depicted in the movie resulting in the vessel’s sinking when are consistent with what he wrote in waves smashed the foredeck hatch. his memoirs and what was written about him in Forbes articles (some details relating to the Forbes articles have been embellished however). He has also toured internationally as a These days, Belfort lives in Los motivational speaker. Angeles, California, to be close to his

two children, Chandler and Carter, from his second marriage. He now operates his own company, which provides sales training and markets Straight Line training programs aimed at building wealth. Belfort claims to have straightened up his act. In an interview with the Daily Mail, he explained, “I’m a wolf who became a more benevolent character.” Belfort has reportedly paid $14 million of the $110 million fine against him.

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We have a wide range of rugs in stock, anything from door mats to bath mats and bedside to lounge rugs. We can also order rugs from our suppliers catalogues. Brighten up your home with a splash of colour from our large selection of cushions with prices starting from just 5 euros. Also we have a selection of solar lights. Call into Albox Rugs Alfombras and Outdoor Leisure, Avda Lepanto 15, Albox (opposite Mercadona).

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True Blue Pools and Spas is part of the Outdoor Leisure department, offering one off, holiday and long term contracts for pool cleaning and maintenance. Paul also carries out sand changes, leak repairs and pump servicing and replacement. We are agents for Daisy Pool Covers Spain and offer a free measure and quotation service. In the Outdoor Leisure department we stock Jolly Gel, Clear n Clean, nets, brushes, hoses, thermometers, water testing kits and much more including all water treatment products.

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‘Mother’s ruin’, ‘white satin’ or ‘Vera Lynn’...whatever your name for it, gin is one of the most widely quaffed spirits in the world.

Gone are the days of dusty bottles of Gordon’s in your grandmothers drinks cabinet. Gin has come out of hiding and reinvented itself as a must-drink, in your face, on-trend ‘beverage du jour’.

With its origins in the middle ages, gin was originally used as a ‘cure-all’ Say goodbye to a limp slice of lemon medicine along the lines of ‘kill or cure’. and hello to a whole array of fruity and spicy ingredients adding a fresh twist Made from mashed grain, distilled to this traditional tipple. and flavoured with Juniper, the drink was popularised by King William of Tonics with exotic flavours such as Orange during his time on the British tarragon, cucumber, elderflower and throne. Known in Victorian times as pomegranate really bring out the ‘mothers ruin’ due to its popularity flavour of 21st century gins. with prostitutes who drank themselves to death leaving their children on Add juniper berries, cardamom pods the streets, gin has evolved into a and pink peppercorns and you’ve got mainstream liquor. yourself a delicious refreshing yearround rival to sickly sweet traditional The spirit developed a reputation as cocktails. a drink for the middle aged, middle England set, served in a typically stingy There are many reasons why we love UK-sized measure, one ice cube, too living in Spain, well here’s another one... much tonic and if you’re lucky a soggy tonic maker Schweppes introduced sliver of lemon. a range of subtly flavoured tonics, currently only marketed here in sunny The past couple of years have seen Spain, lucky us! a gin revival with new brands gracing the shelves of cocktail bars and trendy The new craze for gin has taken off in watering holes across the globe. an extraordinary way in Spain. Simply Modern gins along with exciting new known as ‘gintonic’ (no need for the flavours of tonics are the drink of choice ‘and’) speciality bars have popped up for young city-dwellers and partygoers across the country giving the humble in beach resorts around Europe. white spirit cult status. 20

Connoisseurs can enjoy super-sized glasses of gintonic lovingly prepared, often on its own table in front of you, by a smartly dressed ‘expert’ waiter. Perfect for warm Spanish nights, people-watching in elegant plazas or sophisticated beach bars, gin is fast overtaking traditional Sangria or Tinto de Verano as the drink of choice for discerning Spaniards and expats alike. For a special evening at home why not recreate a trendy ‘gintoneria’ on the privacy of your own terrace. Prepare a goblet-sized glass by running a slice of fresh lime around the rim, add heaps of ice and pomegranate seeds or small berries of your choice. Slosh in a decent glug of gin and carefully top with ice-cold tonic. No need for fancy straws or paper parasols the pop of colour from the fruit and the flavoured tonic ensures the drink’s place in endless photos which will leave your UK friends spluttering into their weak thimble-sized version. Gin once had a bad reputation for bringing on depression, well not anymore! A new generation of gin is here and set to brighten up our lives!


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From one side you enter the modern high quality kitchen with utility patio, and the other side you find 3 double bedrooms, (2 ensuite) and a further family bathroom, all fitted with high quality wood units, beautiful floor tiles inside and out, on the lower level there is a service bedroom, bathroom, and garden area. This is truly a unique villa, totally private yet only a few minutes drive to the beach. Viewing highly recommended. REF: MEVL1214 Price 550.000€

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Spanish Facts The official name of Spain is the The Spanish national anthem is called Some well known Spanish artists Kingdom of Spain (Reino de Espana). La Marcha Real (The Royal March). include Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miró. The Population of Spain is estimated to Spain has a parliamentary monarchy be just over 46 million. government. During the 16th century, Spain was one of the most powerful empires in the At 504,782 km², Spain is the world’s The pomegranate is the symbol of the world. 51st-largest country (comparatively Spanish city of Granada. slightly more than twice the size of the Accepting a second serving is one of American state of Oregon). Spain is the 28th most populated the best ways to show appreciation to country in the world and the sixth most the cook in Spain. Spain is made up of 17 autonomous populated country in Europe (after regions. Germany, France, the United Kingdom, The patron saint of Spain is Saint Italy and the Ukraine). James (Santiago) The official language of Spain is Spanish (Catalan, Valencian, Gallego, If you are traveling to Spain and are There are no tooth fairies in Spain. Euskera are independent languages a citizen of the European Union, Instead, there is a tooth mouse named spoken in Catalonia, Valencia, Galicia Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Ratoncito Pérez. and The Basque Country). Liechtenstein: all you need is your Identification Card, or a valid passport Flamenco is a Spanish term that refers Spain has the lowest population to gain entry. both to a musical genre, which is density in Western Europe (excluding known for its intricate rapid passages, Scandinavia). The two main newspapers in Spain are and a dance genre characterized by its El País (The Country) and El Mundo audible footwork. In the tourist areas of the Mediterranean (The World). coast and the islands, English and Spain is 5 times bigger than the UK with German are widely spoken by tourists, Don Quixote (full title: El Ingenioso only two thirds of its population and expat residents, and local workers. Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha is the third biggest country in Europe “The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote (after France and the Ukraine). Spain has over 8,000km of beaches. of La Mancha”) is an novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes 94% of the people in Spain are Roman Spain has one of the most diverse Saavedra. It is the most influential Catholic. landscapes and climates in Europe. work of literature to emerge from the The region of Almeria in the South East Spanish Golden Age and perhaps the resembles a desert in places, while the entire Spanish canon of literature. North West in winter can expect rain around 20 days out of every month. King Henry VIII’s first wife was Spanish. She was called Catherine of Aragon. The Spanish National Day is 12th Soccer (fútbol) is the most popular October. spectator sport in Spain. Spanish territory includes the Balearic The average life expectancy in Spain is Islands in the Mediterranean and the 79. Canary Islands in the Atlantic. 24


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Congress passed new traffic legislation that will affect how motorists and cyclists use Spain’s roads. While the law will not come into effect for some months – and some of the reforms still need to be specified by a new regulation code slated for approval in June – these are some of the biggest changes to keep in mind when driving or pedaling along Spanish roads in the future. 1. Helmets mandatory in cities for cyclists under 16. After a long row over safety issues, the Popular Party has backtracked on its intention to make helmets mandatory for all riders within municipal limits. In the end, only minors will have to wear them. Not doing so could lead to fines of 200 euros for parents. 2. Small children may not ride in the front seat. Law enforcement officers will be able to stop and fine drivers carrying children under 1.35 meters in the front passenger seat, unless all the back seats are already taken up by other children also under the height limit (or the car has no back seats at all). Until now, under-12s could ride in the front as long as they had a booster seat or other approved retaining device. Taxis will have to follow the same rules, but

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parents, not taxi drivers, will be held accountable for violations. Fines can also reach 200 euros. 3. Bigger fines for drunk driving. Driving with double the allowed limit of alcohol in the blood will now mean a fine of 1,000 euros rather than 500. Those caught driving under the influence twice within the same year will get slapped with a 2,000-euro fine the second time round. 4. Fines for driving after taking drugs. The new law eliminates the need to prove that drug use influenced a person’s driving. Now, all it takes is a saliva test: if the result shows the presence of drugs in the body, drivers will be presented with a 1,000-euro fine regardless of whether the substances affected their driving or not. Prescription drugs are excluded. 5. Alcohol and drug tests for pedestrians. Pedestrians caught violating a traffic regulation – by crossing the road at the wrong place, for instance – will be obliged to submit to a drug and alcohol test. Until now, this was only the case if they were involved in an accident. 6. New speed limits. While the current speed limit on highways and freeways is 120km/h, the

reforms contemplate raising this to 130km/h. The new code scheduled for approval in June will determine where and when this speed may be legally reached. Penalties will be the same: starting at 100 euros for vehicles going up to 150km/h. 7. No minimum speed restrictions for bicycles. This reform aims to solve a problem faced by cyclists in cities. Until now, vehicles could not travel at a speed below 50 percent of the limit. This was a problem for cyclists in spots such as Madrid’s Cuesta de la Vega, a steep slope where riders have a hard time going faster than 25km/h. Freeways remain off-limits to cyclists. 8. Ban on speed camera detectors and jammers. The new legislation expressly prohibits the use of speed camera detectors: drivers caught using them will be liable to fines of 200 euros and the loss of three points on their license. Speed camera jammers are considered much more serious and entail penalties of 6,000 euros and six points off the permit. Only alert systems offering information about the locations of speed cameras based on databases will be legal. Drivers with GPS devices incorporating speed camera detection capabilities will have to deactivate this option.


9. Foreign residents must register their vehicles. Because foreigners living in Spain were not under the obligation to register their cars here, in practice it was difficult to get them to pay traffic fines or submit to controls. The new regulations will determine the deadlines and conditions for vehicle registration. 10. Road works. It will be considered a serious offense to conduct any kind of road works without first informing the pertinent traffic authorities. 11. Road debris. Dropping items of any kind on the road will carry high penalties because of “the danger it poses to other road users.” 12. Inspecting driving schools. Hindering health department or traffic inspectors trying to carry out checks on driving schools and other vehicle-related centers will be considered an offense. 13. Police can fine vehicles without stopping them. Officers will be able to fine vehicles without hailing them down if they are performing duties that prevent them from doing so or giving chase. 14. Drivers to be responsible in accidents involving game animals. Until now, such accidents were

only blamed on drivers if they were in violation of the rules of the road, otherwise the state or the owner of the hunting preserve were held accountable. Under the new law, drivers will always be considered to blame unless it can be proven that the animal stormed the road as a result of a big-game hunt held that day or within 12 hours of one having taken place. The state will only be accountable if it fails to provide proper warning signals or to mend broken fences. In practice what this means is that no compensation will be handed out in the event of a driver being killed or seriously injured after a collision with an animal on one of Spain’s nearly 25,000 hunting preserves.

being driven without the proper permit (a C permit in the case of vehicles weighing between 3,500kg and 7,500kg and a D permit in the case of buses).

15. 50 percent discount for early fine payment extended to 20 days. This is up from the current 15 days.

20. Fewer driving restrictions for cancer patients. Right now cancer sufferers are hardly ever allowed to drive, unless their doctor takes it up with the traffic authority. But improved medical treatment is set to be reflected in the new road rules, which will place fewer restrictions on patients.

16. Environmental restrictions. Vehicles may be barred from entering certain roadways based on environmental criteria. The Environment Ministry will establish the exact rules governing this point. 17. New reasons for immobilizing vehicles. As well as the vehicles of drivers who let children ride without the proper safety devices, authorities will also be able to immobilize those

18. Ban on taking unsafe vehicles to other countries. This article is an application of the United Nations’ Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, which aims to discourage the importing and exporting of new or used vehicles deemed unsafe. 19. Priority for tow trucks. Tow trucks on their way to assist motorists will have right of way and have to be treated the same way as ambulances.

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Accommodation The villa is accessed via the main door (on a covered terrace area) into a spacious hallway. Double feature wood and glass doors lead into the large living/dining room which has triple windows and patio doors leading into the sunroom. It has a log-burning fire with automatic fan, two radiators Built individually by a local builder to a very and air-conditioning unit. high specification, the property has been further enhanced by the addition of a sunroom and full From the hall, a door leads into the fully-fitted central heating (with radiators) in addition to air kitchen which has granite worktops, quality conditioning, making it an ideal residence for year appliances and a huge range of cupboards and round living. Mosquito blinds, folding screens, units High spec. fixtures and fittings have been persianas and rejas are fitted to all patio doors and used throughout with many of the light fittings windows, the bedrooms and sunroom also having being specially imported from the UK. Also from the hallway, there are doors leading to a master ceiling fans. bedroom suite (with bathroom), a shower room, The villa has front & rear drives, accessed via and two further double bedrooms with patio doors double wrought iron gates, large detached garage leading to the pool area. (power & light), and parking for several vehicles/ boat. There is a tiled area with wooden pergola At the other side of the hallway, at the front of to the side of the property and a fully-covered/ the property and overlooking the raised garden, is curtained dining pergola in the pool area. The the fourth bedroom which is currently being used pool is 5x11 metres, kidney-shaped, with steps as an office/studio, being the largest. It has triple windows, two radiators and air-conditioning unit. leading into it & overlooks a small olive grove. The villa has been architecturally designed to take full advantage of the surrounding views whilst maintaining privacy around the pool area. It has the benefit of a huge rooftop solarium (with covered pergola) giving stunning views across the valley.

Exterior Outside the main door is a spiral wrought-iron staircase leading up to the larger-than-average roof solarium which affords stunning views over the valley. This also has a covered pergola for dining/sunbathing. The grounds of the villa are well designed with feature areas, including a raised garden with balustrades and steps, and there is a water fountain by the dining pergola. The garden is well-stocked with a full range of Mediterranean trees, shrubs and plants and has a fully automated irrigation system for minimal maintenance. If you want a one-of-a-kind villa with every possible mod con, plus the WOW factor, this is the one for you.

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Ayuntamiento de Mojácar Mojácar puts into action five measures during a time of crisis...Here are 3 of them...

Seafront promenade The current economic situation prevents the full execution of the second phase of Mojácar’s seafront promenade, and therefore the Environment Ministry has decided to divide it into three parts. For this reason, the Extraordinary Plenary meeting recently celebrated at Mojácar Town Hall gave the green light to the extension of the seafront promenade, on approving the first stretch of the of the second phase which will extend the length of the promenade by 880 metres, from the area known as ‘Cueva del Lobo’ to the Red Cross. Also approved was the collaboration agreement between the Agriculture, Food and Environment Ministry and Mojácar Town Hall on the execution of the measure denominated “Breakdown I of the Seafront Promenade 2nd Phase project”. This agreement demonstrates the enormous effort made by the Coasts General Management on one of the most relevant demands for Mojácar and taking responsibility for 50% of the investment. Beaches Mojácar Town Hall pays particular attention to its coast. It therefore periodically carries out cleaning of the coastline, and the gullies formed during winter have been straightened out with new earth and by flattening. Special attention has been given to the Marina de la Torre area with the installation on the beach of a shaded zone for the disabled, since the Tourist Office, as the councillor responsible for the area Emmanuel Agüero explains, “became aware of the large number of disabled people who come to the hotels located there; specifically one of the hotel chains had 4.000 guests with some kind of disability last year. As a result, and with the aim of adapting one of the most important zones in terms of tourism, it was agreed to prepare this shaded area and to increase the number of amphibious chairs for disabled people to bathe, which they need, and to eliminate barriers.” The total investment adds up to approximately 13,000 euros.

Oficina Municipal de Turismo de Mojácar . Plaza del Frontón s/n , 04638 Mojácar. Tel: 902 575 130 www.mojacar.es 32

At the same time, Mojácar Town Hall has made available to the local Civil Protection a new vehicle, as well as equipment for the volunteers making up the group, and who this year will be back to look after and watch over the beaches and conditioning factors.

Municipal Actions Architectural barriers in a locality with a difficult physical geography like Mojácar make access to the village difficult. The putting in operation of a lift which communicates the lower part of the village with Aire Street in 30 seconds makes access to the urban centre of the village a great deal easier and offers singular views of the Valley of the Pyramids. There have been positive comments about this new mechanical access located near the sports centre, on the esplanade of which there is a weekly market, from those who have been using it since last Friday and who are making use of it.


Things to do...Places to see...

LO PAGAN

Mar Menor - Costa Calida - Murcia - Spain Lo Pagan is situated on the north shore of the Mar Menor and has merged with San Pedro del Pinatar to become one big town. It has a beautiful beach, promenade and small marina. During the summer months there is a lively funfair beside the marina which adds to the seaside atmosphere. The town is most famous for its mud baths. These are free, which is great news if you have a large family to keep occupied. All ages can use the mud baths from 1 to 100, but only the truly hardy indulge during the winter months. The mud baths are located at the end of the beach and the start of the salinas walking and cycling route out to sea. Simply walk down the steps, cover yourself with the therapeutic mud, said to be good for all types of skin complaints, aches and pain, dry off in the sun, then re-enter the water to wash it all off!

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Tel: 950 478 555 Fax: 950 478 728 Mob: 625 451 433 info@k7mojacar.com www.k7mojacar.com Paseo del Mediterráneo, 201 Aptdo. Correos 1077 Mojácar - Almeria.

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A very nice 1 level, 3 bed / 3 bath villa with separate annexe of 1 bed/1bath. Pool, sea views, very spacious lounge, air con and ceiling fans throughout. Very well presented.

Very good opportunity to purchase a 3 bed property only a couple of minutes walk to the beach and close to all amenities. Very large south facing terrace with wonderful sea views.

Nicely presented 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment fully furnished with air con, sea views, 2 communal pools, spacious bedrooms.

Los Gallardos Ref: 1179 249,000€

Mojácar Playa Ref: 0856

Mojácar Playa Ref: 1228

4th floor 1 bed apartment. Terrace with mountains views. Very large pool and beautiful gardens, underground parking and storage room. Good investment for rental purposes.

Very nice ground floor apartment with 2 beds / 2 bath, the master being en-suite. large 27sqm terrace/garden at the rear of the property all paved. white goods still like new.

This 2 bed/2 bath ground floor apartment is close to the parque commercial. Converted from a 3 bed so extemely spacious inside & suitable for all year round living. Viewing reccommended.

Mojácar Playa Ref: 1418

Palomares

Mojácar Playa Ref: 1406 140,000€

64,000€

Ref: 1427

99,000€

79,995€

99,000€

Very spacious 1 bedroom apartment needs a little bit of modernisation hence the price. Structurally good plus there is scope to increase the size (already dug out behind existing walls)

Excellent frontline 2 bed / 2 bath apartment facing the sea. very nicely furnished and well presented. Situated in a very good location near to an excellent part of the beach.

2 bed apartment in frontline complex. Needs modernisation hence the price. Secure parking, very large pool. Perfectly situated close to all amenities.

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Bora Milutinovic coached in every tournament between 1986 and 2002 - but for different teams: Mexico, Costa Rica, USA, Nigeria and China. Six teams have been unbeaten but not the champions in the same finals. Those unbeaten teams are: Scotland in 1974 (1 win, 2 draws), Brazil in 1978 (4 wins, 3 draws), England in 1982 (3 wins, 2 draws), Cameroon in 1982 (3 draws), Belgium in 1998 (3 draws) and New and New Zealand 2010 (3 draws). The only person to have played both the men’s World Cup Football and World Cup Cricket is Viv Richards - playing for Antigua in football and West Indies in cricket. Australian Ellyse Perry has appeared in both the women’s cricket (2009) and football World Cups (2011). Cameroon’s Roger Milla is the oldest player to have played at the World Cup - he was 42 years and 39 days old when he played his last match against Russia in 1994. Northern Ireland’s Norman Whiteside is the youngest ever finals player, being just 17 years and 41 days when he took the field against Yugoslavia in 1982. Shirt swapping was once officially prohibited in 1986 because FIFA did not want players to ‘bare their chests’ on the field. The highest attendance at a World Cup match was 199,854 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janerio for the 1950 decider between Uraguay and Brazil. In the 1950 finals, there was only a final pool to determine the winner, without a knock-out Final as has been held in other Finals series. The most common surname of World Cup players is Gonzalez or Gonzales. The most common score in a World Cup finals match is 1-0.

2014 Fifa World Cup: draw and group-by-group fixtures. The opening game of the 2014 Fifa World Cup will see hosts Brazil play Croatia on 12 June, at 22:00 and the first England match is June 14th, Kick off at Midnight, against Italy

Group A

Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon

Group B

Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia

Group C

Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan

Group D

Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy

Group E

Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras

Group F

Argentina, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Iran, Nigeria

Group G

Germany, Portugal, Ghana, United States

Group H

Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea 36

Second round

28th June - 18:00 - SR Game 1 Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B 28th June - 22:00 - SR Game 2 Winner Group C v Runner-up Group D 29th June - 18:00 - SR Game 3 Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A 29th June - 22:00 - SR Game 4 Winner Group D v Runner-up Group C 30th June - 18:00 - SR Game 5 Winner Group E v Runner-up Group F 30th June - 22:00 - SR Game 6 Winner Group G v Runner-up Group H 1st July - 18:00 - SR Game 7 Winner Group F v Runner-up Group E 1st July - 22:00 - SR Game 8 Winner Group H v Runner-up Group G

Quarter-finals

4th July - 18:00 - QF Game 1 Winner SR Game 5 v Winner SR Game 6 4th July - 22:00 - QF Game 2 Winner SR Game 1 v Winner SR Game 2 5th July - 18:00 - QF Game 3 Winner SR Game 7 v Winner SR Game 8 5th July - 22:00 - QF Game 4 Winner SR Game 3 v Winner SR Game 4

Semi-finals

8th July - 22:00 - SF Game 1 Winner QF Game 1 v Winner QF Game 2 9th July - 22:00 - SF Game 2 Winner QF Game 3 v Winner QF Game 4,

Runner Up

12th July - 22:00 - 3rd Place Game Loser SF Game1 v Loser SF Game 2

World Cup Final

13th July - 21:00 - FINAL Winner SF Game 1 v Winner SF Game 2


Brazil are the only country to have appeared in every finals, 19 finals tournaments from 1930 to 2010. And they have automatically qualified for the 2014 tournament as hosts. The 2010 World Cup is the first with no debutant associations, although two of the qualifiers (Slovakia and Serbia) have previously appeared only as parts of former competing nations. No host country had ever been eliminated in the first round - until South Africa in 2010.

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The Stadiums

The 2014 World Cup will feature 12 playing venues, here’s the list of the stadiums and how many people will be able to attend the games. Stadium Att. Estadio do Maracana 76,930 Rio de Janeiro Estadio Mineirao Minas Gerais

75,783

Estadio Mane Garrincha 72,888 Brasilia Arena Corinthians Sao Paulo

68,000

Castelao 60,326 Fortaleza Estadio Fonte Nova Salvador

60,000

Estadio Beira Rio Porto Alegre

50,000

Verdao 47,000 Cuiaba Arena Cidade da Copa Recife

46,160

Arena da Amazania Manaus

46,000

Arena das Dunas Natal

45,000

Arena da Baixada Curitiba

43,981

2010

Winners

South Africa Spain Spain 1-0 Netherlands

2006 Germany Italy Italy 1-1 (5-3) France 2002

Japan/S. Korea Brazil Brazil 2-0 Germany

Year Hosts 1966

Winners

England England England 4-2 Germany

1962 Chile Brazil Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia 1958

Sweden Brazil Brazil 5-2 Sweden

1998 France France France 3-0 Brazil

1954 Switzerland Germany Germany 3-2 Hungary

1994 US Brazil Brazil 3-2 Italy

1950 Brazil Uruguay Uruguay 2-1 Brazil

1990 Italy Germany Germany 1-0 Argentina

1946

not held

1942

not held

1986

Mexico Argentina Argentina 3-2 Germany

1982 Spain Italy Italy 3-1 Germany 1978 Argentina Argentina Argentina 3-1 Holland

1938 France Italy Italy 4-2 Hungary 1934 Italy Italy Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia 1930

Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay 4-2 Argentina

1974 Germany Germany Germany 2-1 Holland 1970

Mexico Brazil Brazil 4-1 Italy

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Peugeot Specialists

Sale of new and used vehicles

Car wash & valeting area

Specialised in 4x4’s

Quick body works

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New One Stop Tel: 950 473 040 Fax: 950 472 412 www.newonestop.com / info@newonestop.com Paseo del Mediterraneo 131, Mojácar Playa 04638, Almería REF: 711

Bedar

149,000€

Beautiful cortijo full of rustic character & charm, set on a wonderful fenced and gated plot. 2 beds (possible for a 3rd) 90m2 built, 14,000m2 plot. Own well, solar power, 15 mins to the coast.

Mojacar

89,950€

Bedar

125,000€

Tel: 950 615 319 UK: +44 (0)1622 817 954 www.gcen.co.uk

REF: 518

115,000€

Mojacar

84,950€

A beautiful 1 bed cortijo full of rustic character and charm, in very good condition, set on a lovely elevated plot with swimming pool and magnificent mountain and sea views. Build - 78m2, plot - 2200m2.

4 apartments for sale of 2 bed, 2 bath, south facing, spacious living/dining room, Private secure underground parking and store room, A/C hot & cold, 89m built, beautiful communal pool & garden.

REF: 466

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Overseas property purchases Proceeds of your property sale Maintenance costs Pension payments Mortgages

REF: 684

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Brand new apartment with 2 beds, 1.5 Bath, 62m terrace with sea & mountain views, lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen, 17m store room, A/C hot and cold, Lift, underground parking, paddle court, communal pool.

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Mojacar

64,950€

Zurgena

159,000€

Beautiful rustic-style cortijo in very good condition with seperate self-contained guest house, set on a lovely plot.Tranquil location with great access & only 10 mins to the beach at Las Negras.3 beds,2 baths - plot 3,400m2.

Luxury Penthouse, 1 bed, 1 bath, large Terrace 39m, sea & mountain views, fully fited kitchen, sold fully furnished, A/C (hot & cold), private locked garage, 2 communal pools, excellent value for money.

Beautiful villa in immaculate condition, set in a great location with wonderful country/mountain views.122m2 built, 1070m2 plot. 3 bed, 2 bath, pool, garage. A/C, gas central heating. superb garden full of mature trees and plants.

REF: 620

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Mojacar

99,950€

Immaculate ground floor large apartment, with 2 beds, 2 baths, overlooking pool & garden, complete, fitted large kitchen, living/dining room, beautiful pool & private secure Garage, A/C, gym, fully furnished, easy access.

Mojacar

94,950€

Well represented golf apartment with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), with very nice sea views, large equipped kitchen & laundry room, living/dining room, 2 beautiful pools, fully furnished, very easy access.

Cerro Gordo

82,000€

A beautiful cortijo full of rustic character & charm in VGC, set on a wonderful fenced & gated plot of 1.000m, built 168m. 3 beds, 1 bath, + a second cortijo need to reform as separate 1 bed. All mains services.

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This Issue:

“Get on Yer Bike” Cycling improves your Health and Wellbeing

Cycling for fitness can be one of the most beneficial and easiest ways to lose weight. The benefits of cycling to lose weight is the low impact nature of cycling and the ability to cycle more frequently with more volume than you can with running. Although swimming is another great sport that’s low impact during a weight lose period , it’s not as convenient as getting “On Yer Bike” and riding. Getting on your bike regularly not only gets you where you want to go, sometimes faster than a car, but also protects you against a wide range of illnesses, improves your cardio vascular system, reduces levels of depression and stress and makes you feel better by raising your self-esteem therefore improving your mood. Cycling everyday where the exercise leaves you breathing heavily but not out of breath, is an effective and enjoyable form of aerobic exercise. This is the type of exercise that is most effective at promoting good health and wellbeing. For example cycling reduces the risk of serious conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and the most common forms of diabetes. A 15 minute bike ride 5 times per week burns off the equivalent of 11 pounds of fat in a year and cycling for an hour burns the energy supplied by a chocolate bar or a couple of alcoholic drinks. All of us should take part in some form of mild to moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes five times per week that leaves us out of breath.

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...with thanks to Gary from www.cyclogicalcostablanca.com

There are no age barriers to cycling and people of most fitness levels, of all body shapes can cycle, slowly and gently if necessary. So “GET ON YER BIKE”.

Getting started...

What sets cycling apart from most forms of exercise is how well it fits into our busy, modern lifestyles. Apart from the bicycle itself (and a recommended protective safety helmet ) no other equipment is needed, no special time needs to be set aside and no special clothes are required. Instead of spending time stuck in a car a bus, train or on foot spend it on your bike. How much you ride depends on you, your fitness and your lifestyle. New cyclists could start off by using the bike to pop a few hundred yards down to the shops or the post office, gradually increasing the distance they cover. In a few weeks aerobic fitness will have improved and you will be able to ride for miles without feeling anything more than a little puffed out. The more active an individual is, the healthier they are. But whichever form of cycling you choose to pursue, remember to have fun whilst you are doing it.

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We have 7 Different Varieties of Paella. Slow cooked leg of lamb on advance order.

1/4 Chicken, Potatoes & Salad..........6€ Boquerones, Potatoes & Salad..........7€ Garlic Chicken, Potatoes & Salad....7€ MENU DEL DIA Starter - Stew, Lentils or Salad Main - Fish, Chicken or Pork Chops Dessert or 1 drink or 1 coffee...... ....10€ All homemade food. Best prices on Mojacar Playa

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Glorious food food

Tray Baked Chicken

This is a quick,simple and tasty dish for lunch or supper. You add additional vegetables if desired or substitute vegetables, the choice is yours!!! The chicken is great served with either a jacket potato, rice or salad.

Ingredients: • 4 Large ripe tomatoes. • 2 Medium red or white onions. • 1 Red and 1 Yellow pepper. • 4 Garlic cloves. •½-1 Teaspoon smoked paprika. • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil (possibly may need a bit extra) • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar. • 6 smallish chicken portions without bones - available from Mercadona or your local butcher. • Optional – you can add some fresh Thyme (why not try lemon Thyme from the garden centre).

You will need: • Large baking dish or sheet, roughly 10 x 12 inch.

Method: 1. Preheat oven to 180c (160c for fan oven) or gas 4. 2. Quarter tomatoes, peel onions and cut into large wedges, deseed and roughly chop peppers and put on tray or in dish with chicken bits. 3. Squash the unpeeled garlic cloves with the back of your knife and add to the above. 4. Add the oil, balsamic, paprika and a good pinch of salt and pepper and mix all ingredients together and spread evenly, making sure the chicken is not covered by the vegetables. 5. Roast for about l hour or until the chicken is golden and cooked through, turning and basting a couple of times during cooking with the juices.

Enjoy!

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With this food and gourmet section we hope to bring you all the best of the local restaurants, bars, hotels and cafes to make the decision of where to eat and drink a much easier task. Presented by location in alphabetical order it should be a breeze to find the establishment you are looking for . If your establishment is not listed please e-mail: info@ultimatemagazine.es to be included in the next edition.

Aguilas:

Agua Amarga

Café Bar Aranda 630535836 Comic Café-Pub 968448199 Hotel Cala Real 968414562 Hotel Carlos lll 968411650 Hotel & Spa Don Juan 968493493 Hotel El Paso 968447125 La Vía 646430496

Hotel & Restaurant Family 950138014 Albox Jacks 950120718 La Cena 950430930 Mesón de Irene 647730130 / 950430145 The New Dehli 950431705 / 639231507

india tandoori Indian Restaurant

SPECIAL MENÚ

15€

• Papadoms + 4 dips • Mix Starters • Chicken, King Prawn or Lamb • Pilau rice - Naan bread full Indian menu also available • Desserts • Chay Te INDIAN TAPAS 1€

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Garrucha - Aguilas, T. 664 407 503 Ctra. No 106. 04617 Palomares

DÖNER RICO RICO KEBAB GIANT HOUSE PLATE 6,50€ OS + NACH S & BURGERGS HOT DO E! & MOR

SALAD • CHIPS • EGG KEBAB • PITA BREAD

KEBAB PITA OR WRAP 4€ DISH OF THE DAY + DRINK 5€

SUNDAY PAELLA & FREE TAPAS 4€ OFFER SPANISH OMELETTE & BOTTLE OF WINE 6,95€


Antas

Bedar

Desert Springs Resort

El Milindurrio 950453345 Asador Gloria 950453150 / 625668613 Cortijo Carlotta 950619226 / 638549646 El Fogon, Asador Argentino 950459081 Mi Casa 950453007 / 950453048

El Cortijo 950398108 La Fuente 950469185 Miramar 950469308 La Monta単a 950398856 Bar El Pinar (El Pinar) 634363834

El Chiringuito Pool Bar 678746706 El Torrente Restaurant 637861590 The Crocodile Club 678746706

Arboleas

Cabrera

El Mirador 687160806 Hotel Rural Azabache 615654093 Humbugs 676604008 Hostal Meson 950430137 / 635612738

Los Pastores 950468002

sador

Carboneras Hotel Valhalla 950130444

Garrucha El Almejero 950460405 Meson Del Mar 950460675 Hotel Tikar 950617131 Casa Adriana 950133154 Escanez 950460278 Gondola 950133928 La Parada 950133569

rgentino

Ctra. Vera-Garrucha, 18, 04621 - Vera Playa. ...for those who want to savour the best meat in the world in traditional Argentinean style.

www.angus-hereford.com

Tel: 950 460 588

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Restaurante Andalucia 950460604 Rincón del Puerto 950133042 / 950133043 Tela Marinera 950460882 Zaks Plaice Fish & Chips 950133193 La Alfoquia Bar La Union 950634533 Los Castaños Cortijo Las Piezas 950951498 / 634780943 Los Gallardos Apolo 600495182 El Naranjo 950398799 La Cumbre 950888126 / 629030438 Miraflores 679970933 / 609506869 Mojácar: Cafes, Bars,Restaurants & Beach Bars. Aku Aku 950478981

Al Punto 950475899 Ankara 950473042 Antonella 950450215 Arriba 950615591 Azeefa 950475899 Badgers 950478525 Bar Esencial 618826092 Bar Med 666140901 Bodega Mi Cortijo 950889023 Beachcomber 950473099 Bellagio 950472323 Burladero 950615041 Cafeteria Dolce 950475178 Casablanca 950472474 Casa Egea 950472190 Captains Bar 617477797 Cortijo Media Luna 950478813 Cowboy Cocina 950472924

See your Bar, Restaurant or Hotel in this Gourmet Guide section of ultimatealmeria

Cave Bar 950478799 D’Angelo 950478517 Delfin Dorado 950475212 Dolcevita 950472001 Don Pancho 950472543 El Cid 950472063 El Corralejo 950615537 El Deseo 670018035 El Flamenco 664051713 El Gaucho 950478846 El Lance 950478812 El Patio 670018035 El Sitio 950615411 El Vasco 950472649 Enrico 950472995 Eudoxia 663314445 Fanys 634312820 Fusion Beach Cocktail Bar 950615224

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this Summer... ...enjoy the cool and friendly atmosphere of Hola-Ola. What better way to enjoy a lazy afternoon or evening either sitting at our beachside bar or sitting on the terrace with fabulous sea views, drinking a bottle of our house wine and a great selection of freshly prepared tapas for only â‚Ź10.

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We also have a full and varied menu which includes: Pig Cheeks, Oxtail Stew, Mussels, Seabass & Seabream, not forgetting our comprehensive House Specials available everyday. Hola-Ola is situated right on the beach, just after the tourist office and has a fully stocked bar with a great selection of beers, wines & spirits.

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Fully air conditioned internet cafeteria with a large terrace facing the sea. Cafeteria Bellagio is on Mojacar Playa near Hotel Pueblo Indalo. You can start the day with our breakfast from only 2€ or ask for your favourite hot or cold sandwich all made with quality ingredients.

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Harley-Davidson Inc, often abbreviated H-D or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer. Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the first decade of the 20th century, it was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers (Indian being the other) to survive the Great Depression.

Except for the modern VRSC and Street model families, current Harley-Davidson motorcycles reflect the styles of classic Harley designs.

While Harley-Davidson’s attempts to establish itself in the light motorcycle market have met little success, and have largely been abandoned since the 1978 sale of its Italian Aermacchi subsidiary, Harley-Davidson also survived a period of poor the company re-entered the middleweight market quality control and competition from Japanese in 2014 with its Street series of motorcycles. manufacturers. Harley-Davidson sustains a large brand community From 1977 to 2014, the only motorcycles sold which keeps active through clubs, events, and a to the public under the Harley-Davidson brand museum. Licensing of the Harley-Davidson brand have been heavyweight motorcycles, with engine and logo accounted for $40 million (0.8%) of the displacements greater than 700 cc, designed company’s net revenue in 2010. for cruising on highways. Harley-Davidson motorcycles, or “Harleys”, are noted for the Either a classic or modern day monster, Harley’s tradition of heavy customization that gave rise to are enjoyed the world over, especially in this climate. So why not take a cruise now. the chopper style of motorcycle.

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The Irish Rover Your No.1 entertainment venue in Mojácar for all the family Paseo de Mediterraneo, Mojácar Playa,

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The famous Irish Rover Sunday Carvery is still ONLY 8.50€ Main Course consisting of 3 meats, 7 fresh veg - served 1pm until 5pm NEW Lunch time menu available (except Sundays) - served 12pm until 6pm - ONLY 5€ CURRY CORNER - A full, authentic menu is available to eat and take away free delivery with orders over 20€ within the Mojacar post code only

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OMEDY FUNNY JOKES LAUGH COMEDY FUNNY JOKES LAUGH COME

Mrs Brown

Mrs. Brown’s Boys is a television sitcom created by and starring Irish writer and performer Brendan O’Carrol. The titular character Agnes Brown is played by O’Carroll himself along with several close friends and family members making up the rest of the cast. The show adopts an informal production style where the production mistakes and tomfoolery, mostly I have just brought a pair of Meatloaf instigated by O’Carroll, are edited into knickers...On the front it says “I will do each episode. anything for love” on the back it says After being slated by critics, the show “But I won’t do that!” has become a ratings success in both Ireland, where it is set, and the United If women belong in the Kitchen, Kingdom, where it is recorded. It is also shouldn’t men belong in the Garage gaining increasingly higher ratings in with all the other tools? Australia and Canada. Subsequently in 2012 it won three television comedy I had my first cage fight last night, the awards including a BAFTA. feckin’ Budgie never knew what hit it! Here are some of her funny quotes...

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Brendan O’Carroll He has appeared in many movies and television shows over the years and has had parts in Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere, Angela’s Ashes, Agnes Browne alongside Anjelica Huston (an adaptation of O’Carroll’s novel ‘The Mammy’), Sweety Barret with Brendan Gleeson, The Fattest Man in Britain and The Van. Over a two-year period, he presented Brendan O’Carroll’s Hot Milk and Pepper on RTÉ from 1996 until 1998. I’ve just been barred from B&Q, some I’m not fat, I’m environmentally friendly, twat in an orange apron came up to me the fatter I am, the less water I need to and asked if I wanted Decking? Luckily fill the bath! I got the first punch in! People have said to me that Facebook Fact: More money is spent on boob is a great way to get hold of old friends. jobs and Viagra than on Alzheimers At my age, if I want to get hold of old research. By 2040 the elderly will have frineds I need a feckin Ouija Board! perky boobs and stiff willies but no feckin idea why! In the Bible it rained for 40 days & 40 nights and they called it a disaster. In Britain we call it a feckin summer!

In 2013, Brendan also starred in The Security Men written by Caroline Aherne and Jeff Pope, for ITV. O’Carroll has his own feature length series box set of his most famous character, Mrs Agnes Brown. Mrs. Brown’s Boys debuted on RTÉ and BBC in 2011. It was confirmed that there would be a movie starring O’Carroll as Agnes Brown. Filming started in 2013.

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Glamping

Altiplano Tipis

The thought of camping gives me flashbacks of school camping trips. Wet, rain-sodden fields, damp tents and trips to the bathroom knee-deep in mud.

price ranges and are becoming increasingly popular throughout Spain. Choose to stay in a range of accommodations with not a soggy sleeping-bag or gas burner in sight.

around the world. Power provided to yurts is usually gas or solar energy with many locations adopting an eco-friendly approach to holiday accommodation.

I am sure it was some kind of 1970’s parent/ ‘Flirt with a Yurt’ teacher conspiracy to teach us a lesson on A yurt is a covered wooden structure with its origins in Mongolia and Turkmenistan in how good we actually had it at home. central Asia. Traditionally a yurt would be Since then, my only dabble into the great built as a wedding gift for a newly married outdoors has been luxury caravans and couple, comprising a large single space American style RVs the size of a small with a fire and chimney in the centre. bungalow. Fuel for heating the yurt in these remote Getting back to nature, however, has regions is usually animal dung, thankfully moved on. Camping is no longer a form modern holiday yurts are provided with of torture reserved for ‘Bear Grylls-type’ wood-burners! reality shows or arctic expeditions. In fact it even has a new name. ‘Glamping’ Andalucía has many yurt-holiday locations is one of the fastest-growing sectors of including the Hooting Owl in the Alpujarra mountains of Granada or Hoopoe Yurthotel tourism across Europe. near Ronda. Family holidays for wealthy suburbanites no longer consist of exotic long-haul trips Facilities differ from place to place, some traipsing around theme parks. Nowadays have private kitchens and shower rooms, they simply load up the Land Rover while others offer shared amenities. ‘Evoque’, strap the kids in the back, load Either way, the accommodation is the bikes on the roof and head off to the of a high standard with wooden floors, comfortable beds and nearest luxury ‘glampsite’. colourful, sumptuous soft Glampsites come in all shapes. sizes and furnishings sourced from

Most yurt locations have restaurants on-site offering locally sourced organic produce and many offer tours or walks in the nearby countryside.

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Luxuries include swimming pools, saunas and spa facilities but the emphasis is mainly on simple living and enjoying the wonderful surroundings. ‘Tipi or not Tipi’ Tipi (teepee), from the Sioux word for ‘used to dwell in’ are conical tents, originally made


from animal skins, modern holiday tipi’s are made from canvas. Smaller than a yurt and ideal for couples, tipi’s cosily boast double beds, brightly coloured rugs and bedcovers giving a real native American vibe. Less ‘Dances with Wolves’ and more ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ tipi resorts have modern facilities, shared self catering kitchens or gourmet restaurants. Altiplano tipis is located near Baza, Granada and offers boutique accommodation in luxury tipis or studio-style cave dwellings. ‘Bed-down like a Bedouin’ Live like a Moroccan king in a luxury Bedouin tent in Benissa, high in the hills above the Costa Blanca. The private Bedouin tent was created by a tent maker who manufactured tents for King Mohammed of Morocco.

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Set in its own grounds the La Jaima tent at Refugio Marnes combines luxury accommodation with a taste of the wild, with private bathroom and kitchen inside. Bring your own concubines! ‘Under Canvas’ Bringing camping into the 21st century the tents at Casa Laila in the Guadalhorce valley inland from Malaga are beautifully appointed. Each with large bed, beautiful linens and rugs, each with a private hammock. ‘Best of the rest’ Casa del Mundo, 30 kilometres from Alicante offers an eclectic range of accommodations including, gypsy wagons, railway carriages, African safari lodge and an Indonesian rice house. Each unit is colourfully decorated in the style unique to its heritage, with all mod cons including kitchen and bathroom. A large swimming pool set in the vast gardens is available for guests along with a restaurant which presents a menu with dishes from around the world.

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These are just a few of the ‘glamping’ experiences available in southern Spain. So leave your wellies and kagools at home, take a deep breath of invigorating fresh air and get back to nature (without having to share your bed with it!).

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T Here at Flores Casquet will give you all that and more. We do repairs to any type of car or van to the highest standards. From a full service to a complete engine refurb, we can do it all here and at very competitive prices and of course you can rest assured all work carried out will leave your car running safely. We speak English & Spanish!

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THEGOLFPAGE ...your regular insight into Spain’s best and most played golf courses, world tournaments and news.

this issue

Shadow Creek Las Vegas

L AS VE G AS

Course Highlights... Hole 4

The fourth hole is a par five that bends to the left around a wide lake. After the tee shot, golfers reach the landing area where the lake and the green are fully exposed to view.

If you are a golfer and play courses all over the world such as Spain, UK or USA you probably, at one time or another think you are being “ripped off” for 18 holes.

How much it cost to make this course is under debate but estimates place it between $60 million to $100 million. So what does $500 get you?

So just to make you feel a little better we thought we would put in the world´s most expensive round at $500.

First up you will be driven to and from the course in a limo. You will also get your own personal caddy for the round to guide you through each of them.

Shadow Creek Golf Course – Nevada, U.S.A. ($500 pp, per round) Located in North Las Vegas, Nevada, this 18-hole golf course owned by casino mogul Steve Wynn and also designed by Tom Fazio opened in 1989. if you live in Spain, Valderrama is 350€ per round at the weekend and back in the UK, only £160 will get you a round at the home of golf, St.Andrews. Built from the desert floor it reportedly has over 21,000 trees of over 200 varieties to make sure the course is hidden from public view.

You also can´t just turn up with your clubs as only invited guests of MGM Mirage resorts are allowed to play. Every hole at Shadow Creek could make a signature statement at most golf courses throughout the world. Sparkling creeks, towering waterfalls and lush gardens are framed by commanding mountains. Shadows slide across dramatic landscapes, changing shape and contour from dawn to dusk.

The steep hill and tall trees on the right are accents for the left side of the hole near the green, which is framed by the lake and a steep, tree-covered hillside on the left. From a wide landing area, this hole narrows to the green, lending a closer feeling between golfing companions and between man and nature.

Hole 18

In a way, the 18th hole is a combination of every golf shot, every design treatment and every setting created on the rest of the holes at Shadow Creek. Alternate tee positions are set into a high ridge to offer various angles on the tee shot. Water on the right flows from the green toward the tee into three lakes which are broken by three waterfalls. A long, high-ridge line travels from the tee up the left side and then the hole doglegs at the landing area, which is about 25 feet above the water. Playing safely to the left will bring golfers to a second dogleg, just short of a bend in the lake. Then it’s an approach across water and bunkers to the long narrow green that’s framed by steep hills, dense trees and flowers. The finishing hole was purposely planned as a par five so that we would have room to reprise as many design elements as possible. This hole calls to mind the environment surrounding the entire property and, we hope, the exhilaration of playing golf at a place as special as Shadow Creek. If you have but one round left in your bag, make it happen here. Shadow Creek may be the most spectacular golf course this side of heaven.

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North Island, Frégate Island Private and Denis Island If what you want is utter seclusion and perfect peace, in a location off-limits to everyone but the resort staff and a few other guests, then a private island is the only place to go. The 17 palatial teak villas on neighbouring Frégate Island Private (pictured) - each with a private pool, dining pavilion and butler offer more conventional, less-laidback luxury, as well as a yacht club, PADI centre and kids club. More affordable, if not exactly inexpensive, are the three villas and 22 cottages on Denis Island, a crescent of palm-fringed beaches, half an hour by plane from Mahé. The wildlife is a major draw: there are superb birdwatching opportunities, and you can snorkel or swim in the lagoon among turtles, clownfish, parrot-fish, triggerfish and rays. North Island (www.north-island.com), from €2,115 per person per night, all inclusive . Frégate Island Private (www.fregate.com), doubles from €3,300, minimum stay three nights Denis Island (www.denisisland.com), doubles from €970, full board When to go: All year round, although June-September are drier and less humid, with temperatures from 24°C to 28°C

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The Wakaya Club & Spa, Laucala Island and Dolphin Island Fiji’s pre-eminent private-island resort was The Wakaya Club & Spa. It’s an exceptionally lovely development of 10 handsome vernacular cottages, or bures (rhymes with hooray), made from woven bamboo and indigenous yakawood. Bill and Melinda Gates chose to spend their honeymoon here, perhaps because few resorts prize privacy so highly. Indeed, the grandest bure of all, Vale O, is set amid 16 acres of private land, and Wakaya Island is inaccessible even to passing yachts; the only way to get there is by private plane. However since December 2008 the Wakaya Club has had a rival in Laucala Island, a 3,000-acre island that was once the property of Malcolm Forbes. It’s an idyllic place, with a fine sandy beach, stretches of mangrove, a swimming pool and walking trails. Close to the island’s main jetty stand three large weathered-timber, palm-thatched, veranda-wrapped bures, built using local techniques. 
The central building is essentially living space, and it is flanked by two more buildings containing two double bedrooms apiece. There’s also a ‘sleep-out bure’ on a hilltop - an utterly romantic, if rustic, open-walled structure for those unfazed by nature where you’re woken by an unforgettable sunrise. The Wakaya Club & Spa (www.wakaya.com) from US$2,185 Laucala Island (www.laucala.com), doubles from US$4,560 Dolphin Island (www.dolphinislandfiji.com), exclusive use from A$9,000 (about £6,000) per night, including all food, drinks, transfers and non-motorised water sports When to go: Fiji is warm and wet all year, though from May until November temperatures drop and it rains less.

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which an aqua trampoline is anchored to the seabed. Necker Island (www.neckerisland.virgin.com), exclusive use from about US$58,300, minimum
 stay five nights, sleeps 28 When to go: From Easter to June, when the foliage is in bloom (and hotel rates tend to be less expensive than the popular winter season Antigua and Barbuda: Jumby Bay Two miles off the north-east coast of Antigua lies Long Island, something of a misnomer given that it’s neither elongated, nor long - not much more than a mile end to end, with a circumference of less than four. All of which may explain why the island, which is part of the Texas-based Rosewood Resorts group and reopened last year after a US$28 million renovation, is more usually referred to as Jumby Bay. This everything-
taken-care-of attitude pervades all aspects of the resort, 
an all-inclusive of the classiest kind (even Champagne is complimentary as long as you order it by the glass). For somewhere so new, the look is resolutely old-school, ostensibly ‘British colonial’ with terracotta (or roseate stone) floors, loud colours and prints. But every room is impressively kitted out, right down to the provision of Nespresso machines, Bose sound systems and bicycles (each villa has its own golf cart). There’s a substantial 
spa and an excellent kids’ club (the whole place is supremely child-friendly), and as a big, slick, luxurious, happy holiday resort, it’s hard to fault. Jumby Bay (www.jumbybayresort.com), doubles from US$1,540 When to go: From Easter to June, when the foliage is in bloom (and hotel rates tend to be less expensive than the popular winter season).

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Closed Mondays

Paseo del Mediterraneo 133. Opposite Playa Blanca & Titos

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Open O Mon-Sat M S t 9:30am 9 30 - 6:00pm & Sun 9:30am - 1:30pm

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