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Information 4 Tourist information 5 Dates for the Diary 6 Lady Gaga comes to Benidorm! 10 Game on. 12 Maps 23-26 Horoscopes 34 Getting around | Calpe 40 Bonalba Golf & Spa 46 Sections within iGuide Costa Blanca

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Dear readers... With Easter now past we are heading towards the summer months with much to enjoy in the Costa Blanca. The many bars and restaurants featured in this edition of the i Guide offer you a great choice of places to visit and enjoy and also many savings and offers when you use your FREE VISTA CARD. The resort is in full swing with Terra Mitica Park now open. VISTA CARD holders can SAVE 6€ per adult and 4.50€ for each child. Enjoy a fantastic day out at one of the parks that offer so much for the whole family, you can now buy your discounted tickets at the following bars and restaurants: Grill House Mediteraneo Benidorm encontrar localizacion en la mapa Yorkshire Pride 1 Calle Gerona Benidorm – Map 17 Yorkshire Pride 2 Calle Londres, Benidorm – Map 16 Yorkshire Pride 3 Calle Dr. Severo Ochoa, Benidorm – Map 8 Lazy Cow Beach Bar, Playa Levante, Benidorm – Map 4 Noggys Albir, Avd del Albir – Map 12 Bellagio Restaurant, Sierra Cortina Resort, Map 32

or at the VISTA Ticket office at La Nucia at Round Town News office Calle Vall de Biar 14, La Nucia. Many more are visitors arriving each day, we can all see that the winter is now distant in our memories and that holiday time is now here. So make sure you have your FREE Vista Card. Ask for yours now at any of the featured bars, restaurants, shops, Round Town Travel or Tourist Information offices. Also VISTA CARD is now available at Alicante

Airport tourist information or when travelling with ABAS - A2B transfers – Jet 2 and many more shuttle transfers. We hope you like the bigger and better i Guide and will keep reading the regions number 1 guide throughout 2012 and don’t forget to download your QR scanner with your phone its FREE and then you can then scan away to view all the best offers, discounts and much more with VISTA COSTA BLANCA www.vistacostablanca.com Have you had time to tune in to the Vista Costa Blanca Show “Top 10 at 10” live Monday to Friday from 10am with Cheryle Dale at Cool FM 97.4? Are you looking to have a private function or perhaps celebrate your birthday, check out our dedicated section on Function Rooms on the home page www.vistacostablanca.com Ideal for birthdays, weddings and other family celebrations. Find the perfect place to have your party. Also for dining in the most popular restaurants you can make a table reservation on line, simply click on the restaurant tab, choose the restaurant and click to make a booking. If you are looking for tickets for theme parks, trips, airport transfers or for the best shows in town then drop into the Vista Ticket office located at La Nucia on the main road from Benidorm towards La Nucia just after the La Nucia supermarket and Euro Cars you will find us with Round Town News office Calle Vall de Biar 14, La Nucia.

Useful Numbers Police Tourist Info SAMU Round Town Travel Red Cross Buses Fire Brigade Train local General Emergency Taxi Post Office Airport British Consulate Town hall

For information on day trips, travel and tickets featured here in the “i Guide Costa Blanca” call us 966 800 551 or

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See our venue map pages and directory on centre pages Look out for the window stickers showing the VISTA CARD sign also online at www.vistacostablanca.com VISTA CARD is being accepted in the best Restaurants, Bars and Entertainment venues. Also now for services,

Life Style, shopping, Health & Beauty and more... new businesses join us every day so keep looking online. Don’t forget to get your FREE VISTA CARD ask in the bars & restaurants or drop into the Tourist Information office – Round Town Travel Shops – Euro Change & Tabaco Stores Please present your card to get the great savings and privileges, it’s EASY...

Company Information: Edita Vista Costa Blanca SL 966 500 551 Office: Calle Vall de Biar 14, La Nucia, Alicante 03530 Tel 966 500 551| info@vistacostablanca.com | www.vistacostablanca.com NIF: B54507306 | Office Open- Monday – Friday 09.30-15.30 Editor- Marco Baiardo marco@vistacostablanca.com Design & layout- RTN Design and Print. email print@rtnnewsgroup.com Printed by- Mediaprint La Nucia

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BUS STATION 96 683 1648 RINCON LOIX Avenida Derramador, s/n (confluencia C/ Gerona) . C.P: 03503.

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Con la Pascua ya acabada, estamos en camino a los meses de verano, con mucho que disfrutar en la Costa Blanca. Los numerosos bares y restaurantes que aparecen en esta edición de la Guía i le ofrece una gran variedad de lugares donde visitar y disfrutar, y también muchos ahorros y ofertas cuando utiliza su TARJETA DE VISTA GRATIS. El centro turístico esta en pleno apogeo, con el parque de atracciones Terra Mítica ya abierto. Titulares de la tarjeta de Vista tienen 6 euros de descuento por adulto y 4.50 euros de descuento por niño. Disfrute de un fantástico día en uno de los parque temáticos, que ofrecen tanta diversión para toda la familia. Puede comprar sus entradas con descuento en los siguientes bares y restaurantes: Grill House, Av. Mediterráneo, Benidorm -ver mapa de ubicación Yorkshire Pride 1, Calle Gerona, Benidorm. Mapa 17 Yorkshire Pride 2, Calle Londres, Benidorm. Mapa 16 Yorkshire Pride 3, Calle Dr. Severo Ochoa, Benidorm. Mapa 8 Lazy Cow Beach bar, Playa de Levante, Benidorm. Mapa 4 Noggy’s, Albir, Avd del Albir. Mapa 12 Bellagio Restaurant, Sierra Cortina Resort, Mapa 32 o en la oficina de VISTA Costa Blanca situado en La Nucia, en la oficina de Round Town News, Calle Vall de Biar 14, La Nucia. Con más visitantes llegando cada día, podemos ver todos que el invierno es ya lejano en nuestra memoria y que el tiempo de vacaciones ya esta aquí. Así que asegúrese de tener su tarjeta de Vista GRATUITA... pida el suyo ahora en cualquiera de los locales destacados – bares, restaurantes, tiendas, Round Town Travel o en las oficinas de Información Turística. Ahora también la tarjeta de VISTA está disponible en información turística del aeropuerto de Alicante, o cuando se viaja con ABAS – los servicios de traslado de A2B – Jet 2 y muchas más compañías de traslados del aeropuerto. Esperamos que les guste nuestra guía i, más grande y mejor que nunca y que siga leyendo la mejor guía de la zona en 2012. No se olvide de descargarla o escanearla con su móvil – es GRATIS! Así puede mirar todas las mejores ofertas, descuentos y mucho más con VISTA COSTA BLANCA www.vistacostablanca.com

Benidorm Tel: 96 680 5914 Fax: 96 586 3625 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidormrincon@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 09:00 to 21:00 h

CENTRO Plaza Canalejas El Torrejó (antiguo Ayuntamiento) s/n C.P: 0350. Benidorm Tel: 96 585 1311 or 96 585 3224 Fax: 96 586 3625 (Ayto.) www.benidorm.org/turismo benidorm@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 09:00 to 21:00 h. Saturday 10:00 to 13:30 h. EUROPA Avenida Europa s/n (cruce C/ Ibiza) C.P: 03503. Benidorm Tel: 96 586 0095 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidormeuropa@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 10:00 to 13:00h & 17:00 to 20:00 h.

Albir Playa. Paseo de las Estrellas. Platja de l’Albir 2. C.P: 03581. L’Alfàs del Pi. Tel: 96 686 7022. Fax: 96 686 7023. www.lalfas.com alfasplaya@touristinfo.net Summer opening 09:00 to 14:00 & 17:00 to 20:00h Rest of the year Mon-Fri 09:00 to 14:00 h. L’ALFAS DEL PI Calle Federico García Lorca, 11 (Bajos Ayto.) C.P: 03580. L’Alfàs del Pi Tel: 96 588 8905 or 96 588 8265 Fax: 96 588 7112 www.lalfas.com alfasdelpi@touristinfo.net Winter Mon-Sat 09:00 to 14:00 h. Summer Mon-Thu 09:00 to 20:00 Sat-Sun 10:00 to 18:00 h.

Tourist Information Malecón de la Encantada 1 03170 - Rojales Tel: 966715001 Fax: 966714742

¿Ha tenido tiempo para escuchar el programa de Vista Costa Blanca “Los Top 10 a las 10” en vivo de lunes a viernes a las 10.00h con Cheryle Dale de Cool FM 97.4?

Plaza Ruiz Capdepont s/n 03181 - Torrevieja Tel: 965703433 Fax: 965715936

¿Esta buscando el sitio ideal para una reunión, un evento o una celebración para cumpleaños? Eche un vistazo a nuestra sección dedicada a los salones para eventos en la página de inicio www.vistacostablanca.com - Ideal para celebrar cumpleaños, bodas y otras celebraciones familiares. Encuentre el lugar perfecto para disfrutar de su fiesta. También si desea cenar en uno de los restaurantes más populares, puede hacer una reserva en línea, simplemente haga clic en la pestaña del restaurante, elegir su preferido y haga clic en realizar una reserva. Si está buscando entradas para los parques temáticos, excursiones, traslados al aeropuerto o para los mejores espectáculos de la zona, entonces acérquese por la oficina de Vista situada en La Nucia, en la carretera principal de Benidorm hacia La Nucia, justo después del supermercado La Nucia y el Euro Cars. Nos encontrara junto a la oficina de Round Town News en Calle Vall de Biar 14, La Nucia. Para obtener información sobre excursiones, viajes y entradas que aparecen en la Guía i Costa Blanca , llámenos al 966 800 551 o por correo electrónico info@vistacostablanca.com SINTONIZE DIARIAMENTE A LAS 10H00 PARA ESCUCHAR EL TOP 10 @ 10 CON COOL FM LOGO – 97.40 CON CHERYLE DALE

Calle Caballeros de Rodas 27 03181 - Torrevieja Tel: 965709023 Fax: 966703357 Calle Portugal (Bus Station) 17 03003 - Alacant/alicante Tel: 965929802 Fax: 965920112 Playa san Juan. Avenida de Niza s/n 03540 - Alacant/alicante Tel: 965154586 Calle Miguel Hernández, s/n (provisional) 03140 - Guardamar Del Segura Tel: 965724488 Fax: 965727292

Theme parks opening Times

Mundomar Open 7 days 10am-6pm Terra Natura 10.30-17.00 Monday- Friday Weekends open until 18.00 Terra Mitica Opens Friday – Saturday – Sunday 10.00-20.00 April 30th & 1st May open all day From May 10th open Thursday – Friday – Saturday – Sunday

TOURIST INFO DENIA C/ Dr. Manuel Lattur n.1- E, Dénia. Tel. 96 642 23 67 – 902 11 41 62. E-mail: denia@touristinfo.net

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Dates for the

Diary

Fechas para la agenda: El 1 de mayo es el día de los trabajadores aquí en España, una fiesta nacional. Mayo es el mes de Comuniones, muchos miles de niños de toda España celebran su sagrada comunión, después de tres años de preparación. Los niños se visten con vestidos y trajes elegantes y lo celebra toda la familia. El 6 de mayo es el día de la madre, en España, Día de la Madre Se celebra cada primer domingo de mayo. En el Día de la Madre, en España, los niños bañan a su madre con regalos especiales. Algunos niños pasan horas haciendo el regalo adecuado para su madre como una tarta casera, tarjeta hecha a mano o algún otro tipo de regalo que han hecho con sus propias manos. Mientras que algunos niños ahorrar dinero

durante todo el año y comprar regalos costosos para su madre. En los días antes del Día de la Madre, los establecimientos disponen de grandes descuentos y las ventas de regalos para el Día de la Madre de. Además de dar a su madre un regalo especial, los niños también tratar a su madre a un almuerzo o cena especial. Los restaurantes en España que ofrecen descuentos especiales para el Día de la Madre, para que toda familia pueda disfrutar de una buena comida juntos. Los niños españoles como los niños de todo el mundo, tratan de expresar su amor y gratitud a su madre en el Día de la Madre. Una buena manera de sorprender a tu madre con algo especial sería hacerse cargo de sus tareas y el trabajo del hogar durante una semana.

May 1st is the workers day here in Spain a national holiday. May is the month for Holy Communions, many thousands of children across Spain celebrate their holy communion after three years of preparation. The children are dressed up in posh frocks and suits and the whole family celebrate. May 6th is mother’s day, in Spain, Mother’s Day is known as Dia de la Madre. It is celebrated on every first Sunday of May. On Mother’s Day, in Spain, children shower their mother with special presents and gifts. Some children spend hours making the right gift for their mother such as a homemade cake, handmade card or some other gift that they have made with their own two hands. While some children save money for the whole year and buy expensive gifts for their mother. On days before Mother’s Day, the shops carry great discounts and sales for Mother’s Day’s gifts. Apart from giving their mother a special gift, children also treat their mother to a special lunch or dinner. The restaurants in Spain offer special discounts for Mother’s Day so that every family can enjoy a good meal together. Spanish children like children from all around the world, try to express their love and gratitude to their mother on Mother’s Day. A good way of surprising your mother with something special would be by taking over her chores and household work for a week.

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The Ultimate tribute to Lady Gaga on the Costa Blanca! Not to be missed - Coming Soon!

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•Crema de Verduras Mediterráneas •Salmón Noruego Ahumado con Langostinos •Solomillo de Ternera Grille en su Jugo con Guarnicíon •Tarta Gran Palace El Menú incluye una botella de vino de Navarra (para dos personas) y Cava Codorníu Extra.

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Gran Palace Plus

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• Foie de Pato con Menbrillo • Crema de Verduras Frescas • Cóctel de Gambas Marinadas en Salsa de Soja acompañadas de Frutos de Mar y Salmón con Salsa de Limón y Finas Hierbas • Solomillo con Salsa a la Pimienta y Guarnición • Postre Especial del Chef El menú incluye 1 botella de Vino de Navarra para dos personas y Cava Codorníu Brut.


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LADY GAGA BENIDORM

And her little dancing Monsters | New and Exclusive | Coming soon!

Lady Gaga is one of the most successful and talked about stars in the music industry today, not only because of her music but also because of her outrageous outfits and jaw dropping lyrics. Her vocal ability and song writing technique make her a chart topping sensation with hits including Poker face, Bad Romance, Edge of Glory and Born this Way, to name but a few. Now coming soon to a Venue near you, Leah Kankowski, Craig Pickles and Rafael Faust bring you “Lady Gaga Benidorm”. A show jam packed with dynamic dance routines, outrageous costume changes and extreme enthusiasm brought to you in true Gaga Style. Throughout the winter months the guys have rehearsed long and hard concentrating on specific Gaga Moves, mannerisms and vocal techniques, all of which are brought together in a show not to be missed this summer! Lady Gaga is famous for stunning her audiences in concert and the guys have worked extremely hard to recreate as much as possible on stage, all be it on a smaller scale!! This summer “Lady Gaga Benidorm” is calling all of the Gaga fans to come and support their new show. Calling all Little Monsters to come and put their paws up and celebrate some of Gagas biggest hits! Leah, Craig and Rafael have all worked previously in other shows in and around Benidorm and are looking forward to

getting the new Lady Gaga show up and running. After months of hard work on vocals, costumes and routines, it’s nearly time to “Just Dance”! Come and “Dance in the Dark” with the “Boys Boys Boys” or chat on the “Telephone” with “Alejandro”. Watch out for the “Paparazzi” while you live on the “Edge of Glory” Because simply you were “Born this Way”. Stay tuned for dates and times, “Lady Gaga Benidorm” coming very soon to a venue near you!

The Ultimate tribute to Lady Gaga on the Costa Blanca! Not to be missed!

Lady Gaga Benidorm Y su pequeños monstruitos bailarines Nuevo y exclusivo próximamente!! Lady Gaga es, hoy en día, una de las estrellas mas exitosa y mas comentada en la industria musical, no solo por su música pero también por sus escandalosos vestuarios y sus letras que nos dejan boquiabierta. Su habilidad vocal y su técnica única de componer hacen de ella una sensación encabezando las listas discográficas con sus hits incluyendo Poker Face, Bad Romance, Edge of Glory y Born this Way, por nombrar algunos. Ahora próximamente un local cerca de ti, Leah Kankowski, Craig Pickles y Rafael Faust os ofrecen “Lady Gaga Benidorm”. Un espectáculo repleto con rutinas de bailes dinámicos, escandalosos cambios de vestuarios y un entusiasmo extremo que se les brinda en un verdadero estilo Gaga. A lo largo de los meses invernales los chicos han ensayado largo y duro concentrándose en específicos movimientos Gaga, amaneramientos y técnicas vocales, todos ellos son expuestos juntos en un espectáculo

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que no se tienen que perder este verano! Lady Gaga es famosa por deslumbrar sus audiencias en concierto y los chicos han trabajado extremadamente duro para recrearlo lo máximo posible sobre el escenario, pero todo en menor escala!! Este verano “Lady Gaga Benidorm” esta llamando a todos los fans de Lady Gaga a venir y apoyar su nuevo espectáculo. Llamando a todos los monstruitos a venir y levantar sus patitas y celebrar algunos de los mas exitosos Gagas hits! Leah, Craig y Rafael han trabajado anteriormente en otros espectáculos en y cerca de Benidorm y están deseando poner en marcha el nuevo Lady Gaga show. Después de meses de duro trabajo en vocales, vestuarios y rutinas, se acerca el tiempo de “Just dance”! Ven y “Dance in the dark” con los “Boys Boys Boys” o hablar en el “Telephone” con “Alejandro”. Cuidado con el “Paparazzi”

mientras vives en el “Edge of glory” porque simplemente habías “Born this Way”. Estate atento para fechas y horarios , “Lady Gaga Benidorm” próximamente cerca de ti! El Ultimo homenaje a Lady Gaga en la Costa Blanca! No se lo pierdan!


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Markets on the Costa Blanca Monday Agres, Callosa d’En Sarria, Cox, Denia, Elche, Formentera, Granja de Rocamora, Ibi, La Nucia, Llocnou de Sant Jeroni, Parcent, Petrer, Penaguila, Playa de Miramar (summer evenings), Monover, Real de Gandia, Santa Pola, Sax, Xeraco Tuesday Alicante, (Rastro), Aspe, Altea, Barx, Bellreguard, Benijofar, Campo de Mirra, Castalla, Elda, Orihuela, Palma de Gandia, Piles, Playa de Piles (summer evenings), Rafelcofer, Relleu, San Fulgencio, Sella, Tibi, Villalonga, Xalo(Jalon), Xeresa Wednesday Ador, Albatera, Alcoi, Alqueries, Almoines, Banyeres, Barx, Benjema, Beniaries, Benidorm, Benilloba, Benitatxell, Biar, Callosa de Segura, Calpe (Rastro),

Llocnou de Sant Jeroni, Pego, Playe de Bellreguard (summer evenings), Rafelcofer, Rojales, Tavernes de Valldigna, Villajoyosa, Xabia (Javia), Xixona (Jijona) Friday Albatera, Almoines, Banyeres, Benejuzar, Beniarres, Benidoleig, Crevillente, Daimus, Denia (Rastro), El Verger, Finestrat, Gata de Gorgos, Granja de Rocamora, L’ Alfas del Pi, Monforte del Cid, Monstesinos, Moraira, Muro de Alcoi, Oliva, Onil, Petrer, Pilar de la Horadada, Playa de Daimus (summer evenings), Rafol d’ Almunia, Sella, Tibi, Torrevieja, Villalonga.

El Cammpello, Elda, Guardamar del Segura, La Font d’en Carros, Muchamiel, Monforte del Cid, Novelda, Orba, Ondara, Petrer, Polop, Potries, Rotova, San Miguel de Salinas, Sella, Teulada

Saturday Alcoi, Alicante, Almoradi, Alqueria, Banyeres, Bellreguard, Benifairo, Benissa, Callosa d’En Sarria, Calpe, Castalla, Castell de Castells, Catral, Elche, Elda , La Font d’En Carros, La Romana, Gaianes, Hondon de las Nieves, Novelda, Ondara, Pedreguer, Tavernes de la Valdigna (summer evenings), San Vicente del Raspeig, Salinas, Relleu, Santa Pola, Xalo (Jalon) Rastro

Thursday Agost, Agres, Albatera, Alguena, Alicante, Aspe, Benidoleig, Cocentaina, Hondon de los Frailes,

Sunday Benidorm, Elche, La Nucia, Campoverde, Camp de Guardamar, Algorfa, La Marina, Zoco.

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May is just

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Sport lovers can sit back and enjoy the race for the title, visit the best sports bars in the region just read on and find out how good the sports line up is and then get down to any of the sports bars listed here for an unbelievable atmosphere and not to mention the great drink deals on offer! With Spurs slipping up yet again recently you can now say well do they really deserve to be in the Champions league next season? With Harry Redknapp being considered for England manager maybe things are just all a little too much to handle and the emphasis has been diverted elsewhere instead of on the job that needs finishing! Spurs still have the FA cup to win so there is a lot at stake it could be all or nothing for this historic top London team. Manchester United seem to have the title in their hands yet again with 5 points clear but with Villa – Everton – Manchester City – Swansea and Sunderland in the run in anything can happen. City on the other

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hand are facing Norwich – Wolves – United – Newcastle and QPR so in my opinion there is not much in it other than City to face the inform Newcastle who have come back again as the outsiders contending for 4th place. Possibly the 30th April will be the decider but City still relying on United to slip up somewhere and that really is quite unlikely, wouldn’t you say? Other massive games include Barcelona v Real Madrid on 21st April, FA Cup final on 5th May (come on you Spurs) 13th May being the last day of the season is going to be the biggest day of the Football season as it will on be going to the wire in many cases and then 19th May is the Champions league


final.......will Chelsea make it there??? Who knows? Rugby fans have much to enjoy with the Heineken Cup also on 19th May and the Super league packed out during May so don’t forget to support Tad and the crew at any of the three famous rugby bars “The Yorkshire Pride”. To end a great month of sport and the end of the football season watch Amir Khan challenge for the title belt when he meets again in the big re match against Lamont Peterson in Las Vegas. The first fight was noted as one of the best fights of 2011 and went 12 rounds, it ended with a controversial split decision in favour of Peterson. So don’t miss this will surely be another belter!

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Descargar: Guía de Vista

DESCARGA GRATUITA – GUÍA DE VISTA – La Guía número 1 para la Costa Blanca Mientras que los meses de invierno estaban pasando, Vista Costa Blanca ha estado ocupado desarrollando su aplicación para iPhone VI – GUÍA DE VISTA – COSTA BLANCA La guía de bolsillo número 1 en linea para su teléfono Buscar por categoría – Restaurantes – Bares – Entretenimiento – Compras – Ocio – Hoteles – Servicios Buscar por ubicación – Navegación GPS destacando los locales de VISTA más cercanos Utilize la tarjeta de Vista en su teléfono – No se necesita buscar una tarjeta plástica de VISTA, tiene el suyo disponible en cualquier momento....... Ahorre dinero – Obtenga grandes ofertas y descuentos Disfrute de más tiempo y divertirse con un buscador rápido y fácil de usar en su teléfono. La Costa Blanca está cada vez mejor con VISTA dándole más......

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The Perfect Summer

Sangria

Sangria is a wine punch typical of Argentina, Spain and Portugal. It normally consists of wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener, and a small amount of added brandy. In the case of fruits, they are chopped or sliced such as orange, lemon, lime, apple, peach, melon, berries, pineapple, grape and mango. A sweetener such as honey, sugar, simple syrup, orange juice is added. Instead of brandy, other spirits may be added. Because of the variation in recipes, sangria’s alcoholic content can vary greatly. The ingredients in sangria vary, particularly in the type of fruit used, the kind of spirits added (if any), and the presence or lack of carbonation. White wine can be used instead of red, in which case the result is called sangria blanca or, as in Argentina, clerico. Some recipes that use heavier reds can be lightened by mixing a bottle of white in the mix. In some parts of Northern Spain, sangria is called zurra and is made with peaches or nectarines • 26 fl. oz dry red wine [1]. In most recipes, wine is the dominant ingredient and acts as a • 16 fl. oz sparkling apple juice base. In some regions of Portugal, • 4 tablespoons gin cinnamon is also added with the • 4 tablespoons citronsweetener. flavored vodka Preparation consists of cutting • 2 tablespoons sugar the fruit in thin slices or small cubes, then mixing in advance • Juice of 1 large orange all ingredients except for ice • Juice of 1 large lemon and carbonated sodas. After • 1 small orange, sliced thinly several hours, or a full day in a • 1 small lemon, sliced thinly refrigerator to allow time for the fruit flavors to blend with the rest • 1 small lime, sliced thinly of the ingredients, the ice and any last-minute ingredients are added Pour all the ingredients into and the drinks are poured. A non-alcoholic version of sangria a large pitcher, mix well, and is made from wine grapes, refrigerate. Serve chilled over carbonated water, essence of ice. lemon, and cane sugar.

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La sangría es un tipo de ponche de vino típico de Argentina, España y Portugal. Normalmente consiste de vino, fruta picada, un endulzante y una pequeña cantidad de coñac añadido. En el caso de las frutas como naranja, limón, lima, manzana, melocotón, melón, frutas del bosque, piña, uva y mango, son picadas o cortadas en rodajas. Se añade un endulzante tal como miel, azúcar, almíbar o zumo de naranja. En vez de coñac, se puede utilizar otras bebidas alcohólicas. Debido a la variación en las recetas, el contenido alcohólico de sangría puede variar enormemente. Los ingredientes de la sangría también varían, particularmente en el tipo de fruta utilizada, el tipo de alcohol utilizado (si se pone)

y la presencia o ausencia de bebidas gaseosas. Se puede utilizar vino blanco en lugar de tinto, en cuyo caso el resultado se denomina sangría blanca o, como en Argentina, clerico. Algunas recetas que utilizan vinos tintos más pesados, pueden estar mezclados con una botella de vino blanco. En algunas partes del norte de España, la sangría se

llama zurra y esta hecha con melocotones y nectarinas. En la mayoría de las recetas, el vino es el ingrediente principal y actuá como base. En algunas regiones de Portugal, también se añade canela con el endulzante. La preparación consiste en cortar la fruta en rodajas finas o pequeños cubos, después mezclar todos los ingredientes excepto el

hielo y las bebidas gaseosas. Después de varias horas o un día completo en una nevera, para dar tiempo a los sabores de las frutas de mezclarse con el resto de los ingredientes, se añade el hielo y cualquier ingrediente de ultima hora y listo para servir. Una versión de sangría sin alcohol esta hecha de uvas de vino, agua carbonatada, la escencia de limón y caña de azúcar.

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10 Facts

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about Spain 1. Spain is the third largest country in Europe in terms of geographical territory. 2. There are four official and co-official languages in Spain: Castillian (what most people think as “Spanish”), Galician (spoken in Galicia), Euskara (spoken in the Basque Country) and Catalan (spoken in Catalonia). 3. The population of Spain is approximately 45 million: the 6th largest in Europe. 4. The Spanish climate is extremely varied. The north of Spain is largely wet and temperate with the south being dry and hot. The centre of Spain is cooler and can be extremely cold during winter.

“44% of the worlds Olive Oil is produced in Spain!”

5. The realm of the Kingdom of Spain at one time included the country of Portugal. 6. Spain “owns” two cities in Africa: the cities of Ceuta and Melilla in Melilla. 7. There are 17 Autonomous Regions in Spain (Comunidades Autónomas) in Spain and 2 Autonomous Cities (Ciudades Autónomas). The Autonomous Regions are: Andalucia, Aragon, Asturias, Cantabria, Castile La Mancha, Castile Leon, Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Navarre, The Balearic Islands, The Basque Country, The Canary Islands and Valencia. The Autonomous Cities are Ceuta and Melilla. 8. The capital City of Spain

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(Madrid) is the highest capital city in Europe. Madrid is 667 meters above sea level. Madrid is also situated precisely in the centre of Spain. 9. Spain is geographically the closest country to Africa: at its closest point, the region of Andalucia is a mere 12 miles from the coast of Morocco. 10. Spain produces around 44% of the olive oil consumed on Earth: Spain produces double the amount produced in Italy and four times the amount produced in Greece. One region in particular (Jaén) is the super-producer of olive oil: approximately 25% of Spain’s output is produced in Jaén - almost 10% of the world’s olive oil!

Aragón, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, León, Castilla, Cataluña, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia,Navarra, Islas Baleares, el País Vasco, Canarias y Valencia. La Ciudades Autónomas de Ceuta y Melilla. 8. La ciudad capital de España (Madrid) es la capital más alta de Europa. Madrid es 667 metros sobre el nivel del mar. Madrid también se sitúa

precisamente en el centro de España. 9. España es el país más cercano geográficamente a África: en su punto más cercano, la región de Andalucía se encuentra a sólo 12 millas de la costa de Marruecos. 10. España produce alrededor del 44% del aceite de oliva consumido en la Tierra: España produce el doble de la cantidad producida en Italia y cuatro veces la cantidad

producida en Grecia. Una región en particular (Jaén) es el productor súper de aceite de oliva: aproximadamente el 25% de la producción de España se produce en Jaén casi el 10% de aceite de oliva del mundo!

10 Hechos sobre de España

“44% de el aceite de oliva del mundo se produce en España!” 1. España es el tercer país más grande de Europa en términos de territorio geográfico. 2. Hay cuatro lenguas oficiales en España: castellano (lo que la mayoría llaman “español”), Gallego (hablado en Galicia), euskera (que se habla en el País Vasco) y catalán (hablado en Cataluña). 3. La población de España es de aproximadamente 45 millones: sexto de los mas grandes en Europa. 4. La clima en españa es muy variada. En el norte de España gran parte es húmedo y templado, en el sur es seco y caluroso. El centro de España es más fresco y puede ser muy frío durante el invierno. 5. El reino de España una vez tenia incluido el país de Portugal. 6. España “posee” dos ciudades de África: las ciudades de Ceuta y Melilla en Melilla. 7. Hay 17 Comunidades Autónomas de España (Comunidades Autónomas) en España y 2 Ciudades Autónomas .Las Comunidades Autónomas son: Andalucía,

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Your Free Vista Card is Accepted at the Following Locations 01 Beach Terrace Bar 02 Churchills Fun Pub 03 Daytona Rock Bar 04 Lazy Cow 05 Guinness Bar 06 KM Playa 07 KU Lounge 08 Yorkshire Pride 3 09 Little Belfast 10 Moon Beach Lounge Bar 11 Outback Sport Bar 12 Rachels Bar 13 Red Dog Western Bar 14 Regent Bar 15 Sinatras Entertainment 16 Yorkshire Pride 2 17 Yorkshire Pride 1 18 Buddies Bar 19 The Last Stop Karaoke

20 The Plaza 21 The Village Pub 22 Tikki Beach 23 Why Not Bar 24 Triangle Karaoke Bar 25 Tropical Bar 26 Coco Paradiso 27 Bodhran Irish bar 28 4 Kings Restaurant 29 El Senyoret 30 Grill House 31 El Italiano 32 Bellagio Restaurante 33 The Magic Roundabout 34 Rays II Chippy 35 Simply Delicious 36 Stretford End 37 Spice of Life Indian 38 India Gate

39. Hepburns Hair & Nails 40 Aqualandia 41. Benidorm Palace 42 Jail Rock 43 Molino Showbar 44 Amigo 24 45 Rock and Roll House 46 Mundomar 47 Easy Hire Centre 48 Mail Box 49 Euroclinica Rincon 50 Europound 51 Topo Gigio 52 Subway Playa 53 Subway Rincon 54 Sheilas 55 White Horse 56 Monroes 57 Patrizzi

58 Tobacco Ibiza 59 Topo Gigio rincon 60 Clinica Benidorm 61 Jokers 62 Chaplins 63 Sinatras Sport 64 Parrilla Argentina La Salamandra 65 Terra Mitica 66 Terra Natura 67 Michaels Restaurant 68-71 Eurotobacco 72 Gallowgate 73 Indoor Market 74 La Cava Aragonesa 75 Klee Kafee 76 Rich Bitch 77 Jenny’s Fashion 78 Country Ribs

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New to Benidorm’s Old Town is Cafe Michael. Situated in Calle Santa Faz, opposite Don Juan and just off the main walking street. Michael, Owner and Chef from the famous Michael’s Restaurant has retired... Well nearly! After selling the Restaurant at the end of 2011, he took a well earned break and new owners Rob and Mandy are keeping the flag flying serving up delicious meals from Michael’s menu with some new additions of their own. After 3 months R&R Michael is bored and has opened Café Michael to serve up delicious home baked Pies, Pasties, Quiche,

cakes, cheesecakes and favourites such as Butchers Pork Pies and Sausage Rolls to the town! With prices for eat in or take away from as little as 1€ he is assured to be a big hit with locals and holidaymakers alike. Doing nothing by halfs as usual, Michael has bought specialised Pie and Pasty making equipment from the UK to ensure consistent, quality products time and time again. So pop along and see “Who is eating all the pies!” Open from midday to 2.00am.

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Old Town Benidorm 01. Patrizzi Buy 1 tapas, get one free Calle Rosario 9, Local 2, 966813631 ______________________ 02. El Rincon Navarro Buy 1 tapas, get one free Calle Travesia de San Miguel 7, Old Town Benidorm 966813631 ______________________ 03. Refuel Cafe bar Vista card holders can enjoy a superb meal and get a free glass of wine Calle San Pedro 10, Old Town Benidorm 966831010 ______________________ 04. Bar Domino 10% off food with Vista Card 965854476/603 891600 Calle Martinez Oriola 15, Old Town Benidorm ______________________ 05. La Taberna del Norte Buy 1 tapas, get one free Calle Rosario 9, Local 3, 966813631

06. Michaels Restaurant 10% off Steak Menu 10% off 3 course Sunday Lunch Free after Dinner Liquor ______________________ 07 Deja Vu 10% discount when making a reservation Calle Santa Faz 9, Old Town Benidorm 965859693 ______________________ 08. Al Terrazzo 10% Discount Travesia San Miguel 6, Old Town Benidorm, Benidorm, 03501 Tel 627 777 265 ______________________ 09. La Taperia 10% discount from the A la Carte menu 6 Santo Doming Street, Alicante, Benidorm 618131873 ______________________ 10. El Italiano Free after dinner liquor Plaza Triangular, Plaza Hispanidad 3 Benidorm Tel: 965 859 533 ______________________ 11. Duomo Italian Restaurant Free after dinner liquor Calle Alicante 6, Old Town Benidorm, Benidorm, 03500 Tel: 965865118

12. La Cava Aragonesa Free bottle of CAVA with a Combo 4 Tapas / La Tabla. Plaza de la Constitucion 2, Calle MartĂ­nez Oriola, Old Town Benidorm, 966801206 ______________________ 13. Ritch Bitch Show Bar Free Shot. Calle Del Pal 4, Old Town Benidorm 666055906 ______________________ 14. Klee Kaffe Show Bar Free Shot on Arrival Calle Pal 9, Old Town Benidorm 688654349

02 Nuevo Alcazar Vista Card holders get a free glass of CAVA Urbanizacion Panorama, Calle Argentina 2, La Nucia 965873208 ______________________

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01 Deja Vu Discount for groups On the CV-70 near Mas Y Mas LA NUCIA 634 358 545

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01 Bistro Mayer Mexican Restaurant Free Glass of Wine with Unlimited Ribs offer Edificio Playa Mar II, Avenida del Albir, 03581 Albir. 966 868 213/637 189 558 ______________________ 02 dLux Restaurant & Bar Free Glass of CAVA when dining Paseo de las Estrellas 3, 03581 Albir, Alfaz Del Pi. 673 086 266 ______________________ 03 Pizza & Cia 15% Discount Calle Joaquin Rodrigo 3, Albir, Alfaz Del Pi, 03581 ______________________ 04 Indonesia Restaurant Free Spring Roll Starter & 10% discount. Calle de Pau, Casals 7, Albir, 966 864 969 ______________________ 05 Casa Fitness Casa fitness offer a day pass normal price 8€ with Vista Card save 3€ including a class Cami Viejo de Altea,Edf La Rotonda, Local 4 L Álfaz del pi, Albir 695747669

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06 Le Grand Cafe – bar/ restaurant Free Glass of Wine with your meal Avenida del Albir 20, 03581, Albir, Alfaz del Pi. 625 513 837 ______________________ 07 Restaurante El Sacristan Free after dinner coffee with your Vista Card C/Juan Sebastian Bach 2b Albir 03581 966865950/633152909 ______________________ 08 Ritz Restaurant & Bar 10% off your bill Paseo De Las Estrellas, Edificio Playa Mar III, Local 2-3, Albir. 966 867 448/616 076 688 ______________________ 09 Sarita Indian Restaurant Card holders Only “Free Banoffee Pie” Evenings Only Avenida del Albir 11, 03581 Albir, Alfaz Del Pi. 966 864 394 ______________________ 10 Scandinavian Home Cooking Free glass of wine with your meal Avenida de L’Albir 4, 03581, Albir. 690 011 209

11 Coco Loco bar / restaurant Free Glass of wine with your meal Paseo de las Estrellas 1, Local B, 03581 Albir, Alfaz del Pi. 697 213 111 ______________________ 12 Noggy’s 10% off main menu. Free shot with your drink. Avd Del Albir 15, Albir Alicante, 03581 tel 966 866 587 ______________________ 13 Carpe Diem Vista Card offer a great menu only 15.95€ save 10% with Vista Avenida Oscar Espla, 4, Albir, Alfaz Del Pi 966864946 ______________________ 14 Transilvania Restaurant Albir 10% off a la carte menu Camino Viejo de Altea 36, 03581 Albir, Alfaz Del PI 966 864 199 ______________________ 15 Flavours Buy 1 & get the 2nd half Price on food. C/ Manuel de Falla 2, El Albir, Alicante 630 507 150

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Alfaz del Pi Bar El Niu Free Glass of Wine or beer with Fridays Fish n Chips Ejercites Espanoles 4, Alfaz Del Pi, Alicante. 686 241 685

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01 Beach Terrace Bar 10% Discount Edificio Torre Principado, Avenida de Madrid, Local 26, Benidorm 672 856 131 ______________________ 02 Churchills Fun Pub Karaoke. Free Shot on Arrival Edificio Torpa, Local 4-6, Calle Lepanto 14, 03500 Benidorm.696 493 685 ______________________ 03 Daytona Rock Bar 20% Discount off drinks Playa de Levante 03503 Benidorm 667 463 382 ______________________ 04 Lazy Cow Free bottle of wine with 2 main meals on Tuesday & Wednesday Free shot with first drink ______________________ 05 Guinness Bar 20% Discount off all drinks Playa de Levante 03503 Benidorm 965 853 062 659 411 879 ______________________ 06 KM Playa Now Open Edificio Payma Bajo, Av Almeria 5, 03503 Benidorm. 607 805 142 ______________________ 07 KU Lounge 20% Discount off all drinks Avenida de Alcoy 6, Playa de Levante s/n, 03503 Benidorm. 607 744 802 ______________________ 08 Yorkshire Pride 3 Free Shot on Arrival Calle Dr Severo Ochoa, Rincon de Loiz, Benidorm 03503. 649 788 887 ______________________ 09 Little Belfast Free bottle of wine to take away with main meal for 2 Hotel Marina, Benidorm ______________________ 10 Moon Beach Lounge Bar 20% Discount off all drinks Avenida de Alcoy 6, Playa de Levante 03503 Benidorm. 965 850 919/607 744 802 ______________________

11 Outback Sport Bar 10% Discount off all drinks Calle Philippines 8, Benidorm 627 142 381 ______________________ 12 Rachels Bar 10% Discount off drinks (Excludes other offers) Avenida Doctor Severo Ochoa 6, Local 6-7, 03503 Benidorm. 635 688 885 ______________________ 13 Red Dog Western Bar Free Shot. Calle Ibiza 12, Planta 12, Puerta 3, 03503 Benidorm 679 179 424 ______________________ 14 Regent Bar Free Drink with a main meal Edificio Rincon, Local 9-10, Avenida Estocolmo 2, Benidorm 636 915 432 ______________________ 15 Sinatras Entertainment Venue 10% Discount Calle Ibiza 12, Planta 12, Puerta 3, 03503 Benidorm 679 179 424 ______________________ 16 Yorkshire Pride 2 Free Shot on Arrival Calle Londres, Benidorm, 649 788 887 ______________________ 17 Yorkshire Pride 1 Free Shot on Arrival Calle Gerona 5, Benidorm 649 788 887 ______________________ 18 Buddies Bar Free Shot Edifico Triomar II, Local 5, Calle Ibiza, Benidorm New Town, Benidorm 965 856 220 ______________________ 19 The Last Stop Karaoke Sports Bar. 10% Discount on drinks. Calle Gerona 03503, Benidorm. ______________________ 20 The Plaza Free Shot Edificio Don Pepe, Avenida de Estocolmo, 03503 Benidorm. 696 493 685 ______________________

21 The Village Pub 10% off all food and a Free Shot. Edificio Gemelos XX, Calle Lepanto 9, 03503 Benidorm. 696 493 685 ______________________ 22 Tikki Beach 10% off all food Avenida de Alcoy, Playa de Levante, 03503 Benidorm. 660 26 1052 ______________________ 23 Why Not Bar Free Shot on Arrival Avenida del Mediterraneo 41, 03503 649 788 887 ______________________ 24 Triangle Karaoke Bar Free Shot on Arrival Edificio Coblanca 6, Avenida de Estocolmo 3, 03500 Benidorm. 696 493 685 ______________________ 25 Tropical Entertainment Bar 10% Discount Calle Ibiza 12, Planta 12, Puerta 3, 03503 Benidorm 679 179 424 ______________________ 26 Coco Paradiso 10% off Drinks bill Avda Severo Doctor Ochoa 36-37, Rincon De Loix Benidorm ______________________ 27 Bodhran Irish bar Free baby Guinness Principado Playa, Calle Doctor Orts Llorca, 965860093 ______________________ 28 4 Kings Restaurant 10% Discount on food Avendia del Mediterrano 43, Benidorm, 03503 ______________________ 29 El Senyoret Playa de Levante 10% Off Your Bill Calle Doctor Perez Llorca, 1 1° 101, 03503 Benidorm 965 853 883 615 453 866 - 618 280 309 ______________________ 30 Grill House 10% Discount on all food and drinks Avenida del Mediterráneo 33, 03503 Benidorm 639115299 ______________________

31 El Italiano Free after dinner Liquor Plaza Triangular Benidorm 965859533 ______________________ 32 Bellagio Restaurante Free Limo Pick up and return for groups – 10% discount from the bill. Urban. Sierra Cortina, Calle Roma 36. 03509 Finestrat, 966 831 837 ______________________ 33 The Magic Roundabout Free Tapa on arrival Edifico Gemelos IV, Local 9, Calle Ibiza s/n, 03503 Benidorm. 696 493 685 ______________________ 34 Rays II Chippy 10% off main meals Av, Mediterraneo 58, Benidorm ______________________ 35 Simply Delicious Free tea or coffee when you buy a fresh cream cake eat in or take away with Vista Card Avd Ametta de Mar 26, Rincon De Loix 966801753 ______________________ 36 Stretford End Free carton of orange juice for the kids. Calle Londres, Benidorm New Town 966807424/626270860 ______________________ 37 Spice of Life Indian Restaurant 10% Discount off the bill Calle Doctor Orts Llorca 11, 03500 Benidorm. 965 866 881/660 148 620 ______________________ 38 India Gate 10% discount from the bill C/ Gerona num 2, Old Town Benidorm, Benidorm, 03503 ______________________ 39. Hepburns Hair & Nail Salon Hepburns - Save 10% with Vista Card on any of their products on TuesdayWednesday and Thursday every week!!!! call Hepburns now 965 866 557 Indoor Market Benidorm Rincon De Loix ______________________

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La Alhambra de Granada La Alhambra, denominada así por sus muros de color rojizo («qa’lat al-Hamra’», Castillo Rojo), está situada en lo alto de la colina de al-Sabika, en la margen izquierda del río Darro, al este de la ciudad, frente a los barrios del Albaicín y de la Alcazaba.

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Su posición estratégica, desde la que se domina toda la ciudad y la vega granadina, hace pensar que existían construcciones anteriores a la llegada de los musulmanes. Su conjunto, completamente amurallado, posee una forma irregular limitado al norte por el valle del Darro, al sur por el de la al-Sabika, y al este por la Cuesta del Rey Chico, que a su vez la separan del Albaicín y del Generalife, situado en el cerro del Sol. Se tiene constancia por primera vez de ella en el siglo IX, cuando en 889

Sawwar ben Hamdun tuvo que refugiarse en la Alcazaba y repararla debido a las luchas civiles que azotaban por entonces al Califato cordobés, al que pertenecía Granada. Posteriormente, este recinto empezó a ensancharse y a poblarse, aunque no hasta lo que sería con posterioridad, ya que los primeros monarcas ziríes fijaron su residencia en lo que posteriormente sería el Albaicín. A pesar de la incorporación del castillo de la Alhambra al recinto amurallado de la ciudad en el siglo XI, lo que la convirtió en una fortaleza militar desde la que se dominaba toda la ciudad, no sería hasta el siglo XIII con la llegada del primer monarca nazarí, Mohamed ben Al-Hamar (Mohamed I, 1238-1273) cuando se fijaría la residencia real en La Alhambra. Este hecho marcó el inicio de su época de mayor esplendor. A Yúsuf I (1333-1353) y Mohamed V (1353-1391) les debemos la inmensa mayoría de las construcciones de la Alhambra que han llegado a nuestra época. Desde la reforma de la Alcazaba y los palacios, pasando por la ampliación del recinto amurallado, la Puerta de la Justicia, la ampliación y decoración de las torres, construcción de los Baños y el Cuarto de Comares, la Sala de la Barca, hasta el Patio de los Leones y sus dependencias anexas. De los reyes nazaríes posteriores no se conserva prácticamente nada. De la época de los Reyes Católicos hasta nuestros días podemos destacar la demolición de parte del conjunto arquitectónico por parte de Carlos V para construir el palacio que lleva su nombre, la construcción de las habitaciones del emperador y el Peinador de la Reina y el abandono de la conservación de la Alhambra a partir del siglo XVIII. Durante la dominación francesa fue volada parte de la fortaleza y hasta el siglo XIX no comenzó su reparación, restauración y conservación que se mantiene hasta la actualidad.


Granada’s Alhambra The Alhambra’s Moorish palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and its court, of the Nasrid dynasty. After the Reconquista (reconquest) by the Reyes Católicos (“Catholic Monarchs”) in 1492, some portions were used by the Christian rulers. The Palace of Charles V, built by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, was inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications. After being allowed to fall into disrepair for centuries, the Alhambra was “discovered” in the 19th century by European scholars and travelers, with restorations commencing. It is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country’s most significant and well known Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions. The palace complex was designed with the mountainous site in mind and many forms of technology were considered. The park (Alameda de la Alhambra), which is overgrown with wildflowers and grass in the spring, was planted by the Moors with roses, oranges and myrtles; its most characteristic feature, however, is the dense wood of English elms brought by the Duke of Wellington in 1812. The park has a multitude of nightingales and is usually filled with the sound of running water

Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was constructed during the mid 14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in al-Andalus, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city of Granada. from several fountains and cascades. These are supplied through a conduit 8 km (5.0 mi) long, which is connected with the Darro at the monastery of Jesus del Valle, above Granada. Despite long neglect, willful vandalism and some ill-judged restoration, the Alhambra endures as an atypical example of Muslim art in its final European stages, relatively uninfluenced by the direct Byzantine influences found in the Mezquita of Córdoba. The majority of the palace buildings are quadrangular in plan, with all the rooms opening on to a central court; and the whole reached its present size simply by the gradual addition of new quadrangles, designed on the same principle, though varying in dimensions, and connected with each other by smaller rooms and passages. The Alhambra was extended by the different Muslim rulers who lived in the complex. However, each new section that was added followed the consistent theme of “paradise on earth”. Column arcades, fountains with running water, and reflecting pools were used to add to the aesthetic and functional complexity. In every case, the exterior was left plain and austere. Sun and wind were freely admitted. Blue, red, and a golden yellow, all somewhat faded through lapse of time and exposure, are the colors chiefly employed.

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Kenny Corris brings you the horoscopes.

Enquiries 686 361 594 and/or appointments: 96 587 8424. Meet Kenny on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Bistro Maya Albir from 17.00 details and further information call Els on 966 868 213

Aries: A wily Mercury enters to ensure that you are ready to do business and that you get all the backing that you need to make it happen. When Uranus transits mid May you begin to realise that you are being positively directed to make even more of the situation then as you first saw it. Luck and sheer determination win through, so take control of your power and just go for it! Taurus: Greatly influenced by the energy of the Sun at this time of the year, the heart and soul are rewarded for keeping everything together under difficult circumstances and negative opposition from those who do not know just what you are capable of. You have been misjudged by someone, and could take revenge; however it is far better that others see what you can do. Gemini: Beware that an innocent request means more than immediately meets the eye, since all is not what it seems to be right now. The Venus retrograde sees love coming from an unexpected source, so be prepared to open your heart when the time comes; although this is very bad time to make any commitments you may live to regret; it is a time to put magic on the agenda.

Cancer: Stored anger may very well find its way to your door as there is currently a conflict of interests, brought about by an intense Saturn and the wayward actions of an inspiring Pluto. Beware of making decisions that you very well may live to regret, but do set plans in motion because no matter what, you should have your escape route clearly defined and your wits about you! Leo: Balance has to be restored if you are to see any necessary changes getting a chance in getting off the ground. Cosmic actions between Mars in Virgo and Chiron in Pisces put you in the mood to investigate all opportunities even though you may well not like what you see; and this may force you to take appropriate actions that are against your principles. Virgo: This is a busy time for you as you are partnered by the negative energies of a warring Mars. Do not accept everything for the sake of it, redesign any ground rules and take control at all odds. There was never a better time to show who’s boss, but stay connected because any shifts in energy could shake the foundations of all that you hold dear, and send out the wrong message. Libra: Scheming Saturn brings both light and wisdom to a project and gives you a real insight into your next moves. In taking control you are using your own intelligence to nip something well and truly in the bud, before someone really does get hurt in the process. Though not of your making, rules are rules, and the likelihood of making everyone happy in this situation is rapidly fading. Scorpio: Mercury conjuncts with Jupiter in your opposing sign of Taurus. There comes a chance to turn nothing much into something. You are backed by the positive energies sent to bring abundance and an everlasting peace into play; you just have to see to it that you keep your temper until the time is right, even though others involved may seem to be losing the plot for some reason. Sagittarius: Let this be a time that you finally let your hair down, as you step into the role as host for a forthcoming event with style and grace. With Jupiter in cahoots with Taurus there comes a time when second best isn’t an option, and you alone can pull out all of those stops to bring in a touch of class to the occasion, as celebrations are on the cards and you are more than ready. Capricorn: Pluto sees you taking defensive measures now that things are going a bit pear shaped. Close examination will reveal that it wasn’t your fault, but that you did see that the writing was on the wall. In all honesty it is clear that you were waiting for things to improve all around; and that somebody’s ulterior motive has sadly put paid to your own wishes, hopes and desires. Aquarius: Waiting resolutely for things to get better you will experience that first things have to get worse before any changes can be made. It is true that the leopard finds it hard to change his spots. As the truth seeker of the horoscope you are currently under the pressure of Saturn in Libra, and unsure whether it is easier to spill the beans and be true to yourself, or to just walk away. Pisces: Inspiring Chiron links you with reality to make any achievements you feel that you have to make. The sheer indecisive actions of late have done nothing to help a situation that begs for your control. You have had to do what you did because in your heart of heart’s there is remorse and forgiveness, but remember that hurting you is both unforgiving and out of order.

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Facts about the Sun Your skin is the largest organ in your body and also the most versatile. Just think! Your skin is responsible for holding everything else together. EPIDERMIS From head to toe it protects all the muscles, bones and all other organs. What does it protect them from? Sun, injury, variance of air temperature, and infection come to mind immediately. In addition it has the job of storing body fat, producing vitamin D and regulating body temperature. Skin is made up of three layers known as the epidermis, dermis and subcutis. The epidermis is the outer layer and is made up of squamous cells, which sit on basal cells which are layered over melanocytes. Melanocytes are the cells that produce melanin which causes them to darken as the first defense against sun damage. The dermis is comprised of blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, hair follicles and glands which work together to protect the epidermis from air

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temperature changes and drying out. The subcutis layer is defense for the other organs. Benefits of a Suntan Astronomers tell us the Sun is a star while most people understand it is Earth’s life source. The primary source of energy for all life, this energy created by the sun is harnessed in a variety of forms. Photosynthesis is probably the most familiar to people. It is the method whereby plants capture the energy of the sun and convert it for the benefit of all life forms. Man harnesses this energy by consumption of plants or consumption of plant eating animals for the fueling of the systems that comprise his body. Plants and trees are burned to release this energy for heating and cooking. In the far distant past plants died and over a period of time broke down to form petroleum, natural gas and coal

which have many uses in our present society. Fossil fuels are simply stored sunlight from the distant past. Vitamin D production in the skin is the result of UVB rays. It is not recommended that the sun be the only source for your daily requirements since skin cancer is a real concern with overexposure. Accepted daily recommendations are 200 IU (international units) for everyone up to age 50. After age 50 the requirements increase to 1000 IU with 2000 IU being the maximum in a day for anyone. It is important that seniors be made aware of the increased need since the tendency is to spend less time in the sun as you age. Taking too much Vitamin D can be as dangerous as not enough. Other sources for Vitamin D without taking supplements are salmon, mackerel, sardine, eggs, fortified milk and cod liver oil. If you become concerned about your Vitamin D level have your doctor perform a blood test. How often do you think of weather as a benefit of the sun? The energy provided by the sun causes the atmospheric circulation because of the uneven heating of the earth. This circulation then causes the wind and precipitation, both necessary in the life cycle of plant and animal life. Wind is considered one of those forms of energy production that researchers have focused on. For years they have also been working on harnessing solar energy for our use. Sun Tea Solar thermal heat has been used in various ways for centuries. Man has built houses facing south to collect the heat passively and created photovoltaic or solar cells to change sunlight into electricity. John Herschel on expedition to Africa in the 1830’s used a thermal collector box for cooking. And many remember the wonderful smell of clothes that are dried on a clothesline. But let us not forget one of the tastiest benefits of the sun, sun tea. Being in the South, we definitely couldn’t survive without our sweet tea, so thank goodness for the Sun! Remember sunscreen, UV blocking clothing, UV blocking sunglasses, umbrellas and extreme caution during prime sun time 10AM to 4PM will make your time in the sun more FUN. Checking the UV index will provide you with information regarding the type of UV rays you need to prepare for while out in the sun. We care about you and your loved ones, so please check out our UV tanning index and have fun out in the sun! The UV Index provides a daily forecast of the expected risk of overexposure to the sun. The Index predicts UV intensity levels on a scale of 0 to 10+, where 0 indicates a minimal risk of overexposure and 10+ means a very high risk


How to Make Perfect Paella

Perfect paella. Have you ever really experienced it? Probably not, unless you’ve been to Spain.

Truly spectacular paella, must have a thin layer of rice (no thicker than a half-inch), it must feature a few other ingredients on top (but not so many as to smother the rice), and it must have been cooked and served directly in a real Spanish paella pan. Lastly, if the bottom layer of rice yields a golden caramelized crust, called socarrat, you know you’ve reached the pinnacle of paella greatness! 1. The Rice: The rice should be medium grain. Spanish rice is rounded and short; it absorbs liquid very well, and it stays relatively firm during cooking. Those qualities make it ideal for paella, where the rice grains absorb flavor from the liquid. the rice should be dry and separate when done, not creamy like risotto. The most appreciated variety of Spanish rice is bomba, but you’ll have fine success with the widely available medium-grain rice sold by Goya. Arborio is an acceptable substitute; long-grain rices, however, are not. 2. The Pan: A true paella pan is wide, round, and shallow and has splayed sides. It does not have a lid. It has two looped handles and may dip slightly in the middle so the oil can pool there for the preliminary sauteing. The shape of the pan, which is called either a paella or paellera, helps ensure that the rice cooks in a thin layer. The Valencians say that the cooked rice should be only as thick as “un ditet,” or the width of one finger (about 1/2inch). The key is to maximize the amount of rice touching the bottom of the pan because that’s where the flavor lives. For that reason, paella pans grow in diameter rather than in height. 3. The Heat Source: Try to find a heat source that can accommodate the whole paella pan. Depending on the configuration of your burners, you’ll need to straddle the pan over two burners or set it on your largest burner. Either way, you’ll have to move and rotate the pan to distribute the heat. Or you can cook the paella outdoors on a large gas or charcoal grill, or even over a wood fire, which is how it’s done at paella competitions in Spain. 4. The Sofrito: A sauteof aromatics, called the sofrito, provides the flavor base. The components of the sofrito vary by region. Tomato, onion, and garlic are a popular trio for the sofrito. Some cooks use paprika, herbs, or a dried sweet red pepper. The technique is simple; saute the vegetables over medium heat until they soften and the flavors meld, and the water from the tomato has evaporated. This mixture should be thick enough to hold its shape in a spoon. 5. The Cooking Liquid: A flavorful liquid cooks the rice, while imbuing it with additional character. If you don’t have a homemade stock on hand, improvise one with the ingredients in the paella. For paella with shrimp, for example, simmer the shells in salted water for a quick, flavorful stock. If you use canned stock, choose a low-salt one. You can also use water, as many home cooks do in Spain. Almost every paella recipe calls for the liquid to be infused with saffron, which contributes color as well as a subtle background flavor to the rice. It isn’t difficult to make a fantastic paella (though getting the toasty socarrat to appear on that bottom layer does take a little practice), One of the most common mistakes is to overload the pan with too many ingredients, thereby suffocating the rice. When the rice in a paella is cooked well, nothing else matters-not the chicken, not the clams, not even the artichokes. These other ingredients do have a role to play in the pan, and that is to provide flavor to the rice. For great paella, add them with restraint, and let the rice take center stage.

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The month of MAY

May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. May is a month of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore May in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of November in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa.

No other month begins or ends on the same day of the week as May in any year. The month May was named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May. Conversely, the Roman poet Ovid provides a second etymology, in which he says that the month of May is named for the maiores, Latin for “elders,” and that the following month (June) is named for the iuniores, or “young people” Did you know all this happens in May! • April 29 to May 5 in Japan, which includes four different holidays, is called “Golden Week”. Many workers have up to 10 days off. There is also ‘May sickness’, where new students or workers start to be tired of their new routine. (In Japan the school year and fiscal year start on April 1.) • May 1 is the feast of St. Joseph the worker in the Roman Catholic calendar. In the Catholic Church the month of May is dedicated to and honors the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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• May 1 in the Irish calendar is Beltane (Bealtaine), the first day of Summer, and a public holiday is held on the first Monday in May. • May is the month of Music in New Zealand. • May 1 is May Day in many countries. This is also celebrated as Labor Day in many countries. • May 1 is May Day in the United Kingdom, however the public holiday is held on the first Monday in May. • The night before May 1 in Germany it is an old custom to plant a “Maypole” to honor someone. Often young men set up an adorned birch in front of their girlfriend’s house. • May 3 is when the Polish Constitution Day is celebrated in Poland. • May 3 is Japanese Constitution Day Japan • The first Saturday in May is the date of the annual Kentucky Derby, the most famous horse race in the United States. • May 4 is the day of Remembrance of the Dead in the Netherlands, commemorating all the casualties in military conflicts involving

Rosa chinensis, the flower symbol of May

the Netherlands. • May 4 is Liberation Day in Denmark, celebrating the ending of the German occupation from April 9, 1940, to May 4, 1945. • May 5 is when Cinco de Mayo or the Batalla de Puebla is celebrated in Mexico. It is also celebrated widely in the United States. • May 5 is the Children’s Day in Japan and Korea • May 8 is VE Day in Western Europe. In Eastern Europe it is celebrated on May 9. • May 10 is Mother’s Day in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador.


El mes de

Mayo

La Batalla de Puebla se celebra en México.

Mayo es el quinto mes del año en los calendarios juliano y gregoriano, y uno de siete meses con la duración de 31 días.Mayo es un mes de otoño en el hemisferio sur y la primavera en el hemisferio norte. Por lo tanto mayo en el hemisferio sur es el equivalente estacional de noviembre en el hemisferio norte y al reves. Ningún otro mes comienza o termina el mismo día de la semana que mayo en el año. El mes de mayo fue nombrado por la diosa griega Maya, quien se identificó con la diosa de época romana de la fertilidad, Bona Dea, cuyo festival se celebrará en mayo. Por el contrario, el poeta romano Ovidio proporciona una segunda etimología, en la que dice que el mes de mayo es el nombre de los maiores, en latín para “ancianos”, y que al mes siguiente (junio) es el nombre de los iuniores, o “los jóvenes.

¿Sabia que habia tanta felicidad en Mayo? • En Japón el 29 de Abril al 5 de Mayo , que incluye cuatro fiestas diferentes, lo llaman”Semana Dorada”. Muchos trabajadores tienen un máximo de 10 días de descanso. También existe la “enfermedad de mayo ‘, donde los nuevos estudiantes o trabajadores comienzan a estar cansados ​​de

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su nueva rutina. (En Japón el año escolar y el año fiscal comenzará el 1 de abril.) • El 1 de mayo es la fiesta de San José Obrero en el calendario católico romano. En la Iglesia Católica el mes de mayo está dedicado a la honra de la Santísima Virgen María. • El 1 de mayo en el calendario irlandés es Beltane, el primer día de verano, y un día festivo se celebra el primer lunes de mayo. Mayo es el mes de la música en Nueva Zelanda. • El 1 de mayo es May Day en muchos países. Esto también se celebra como el Día del Trabajo en muchos países. • El 1 de mayo es el Día de mayo en el Reino Unido, sin embargo, el día festivo se celebra el primer lunes de mayo. • La noche antes de 1 de mayo en Alemania es una vieja costumbre de plantar un “árbol de mayo” para honrar a alguien. A menudo, los jóvenes establecer un abedul adornada delante de la casa de su novia. • El 3 de mayo es cuando el Día de la Constitución polaca se celebra en Polonia.

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• El 3 de mayo es Día de la Constitución japonesa de Japón • El primer sábado de mayo es la fecha del Kentucky Derby anual, la carrera de caballos más famosa de los Estados Unidos. • El 4 de mayo es el día de recuerdo de los muertos en los Países Bajos, en conmemoración de todas las víctimas en los conflictos militares que involucran a los Países Bajos. • El 4 de mayo es el Día de la Liberación en Dinamarca, que celebra el fin de la ocupación alemana del 9 de abril de 1940, al 4 de mayo de 1945. • El 5 de mayo es cuando el Cinco de Mayo o la Batalla de Puebla se celebra en México. También se celebra en los Estados Unidos. • El 5 de mayo es el Día de los Niños en Japón y Corea. • El 8 de mayo es Día de la victoria en Europa Occidental. En Europa del Este que se celebra el 9 de mayo. • 10 de mayo es Día de la Madre en México, Guatemala y El Salvador.

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Calpe

getting around

A big reason to visit Calpe is undoubtedly the beautiful beaches with beautiful sands and crystal clear water. The resort of Calpe is dominated by the huge Peñon de Ifach, an enormous Gibraltar like rock which separates the two main beach areas of Playa la Fossa and Playa Cantal Roig. The Peñon de Ifach is a Natural Park. It is 332m high and extends for a kilometre out to sea. You can climb to the top from the information office at its base but to do so in Summer heat is quite an achievement! If you approach from the coast road from the north you’ll be confronted with a selection of large supermarkets and even larger apartment blocks and hotels running adjacent to the coast. These cater for holidaymakers who come to spend their days on the 900m long beach of Playa la Fossa (also called Playa Levante). Playa de la Fossa is a first class beach with golden sand and excellent facilities including several children’s play areas, tennis courts and even a bowling green. It has been awarded a Blue Flag. The majority of the restaurants along Playa la Fossa are geared towards Spanish tourists with local fish and rice dishes very popular. the occasional British establishment appears with its typical fare which strikes a nice balance as far as the resort is concerned. There is a pedestrianised promenade (Paseo

Infanta Cristina) the full length of the beach with a number of cocktail bars which help generate a lively nightlife scene. On the other side of the Peñon is a smart marina followed by narrow, rocky beach called Playa Cantal Roig. A promenade (Paseo Infanta Elena) runs from here past a Roman fish farm and Roman baths as far as another superb beach at Playa Arenal-Bol. The end of this 2000m long beach is pretty much in the old town. Just follow c/Valencia for two minutes and you’re in the Plaza Mayor. Both of these beaches have also been awarded Blue Flags. The old town of Calpe is worth a wander around to see some historical buildings and squares. There’s a street market every Saturday in the town and a flea market every Wednesday. In the summer months there are crafts fairs in the old town. Another worthwhile visit is to the daily fish auction at La Lonja in the port. These take place every weekday afternoon at 5pm. The salt flats just inland from Playa Levante date back to Roman times and are an important location for many species of migrating birds so don’t forget your binoculars.

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Second Home and Garden Open Day A successful second open day On 30, March 31 and April 1, the second Home and garden open day took place. After the success of the first open day, Grupo Navarro hosted the second event on 30th & 31st March & 1st April after expanding the number of days and exhibitors with more activities and workshops. Group Home and Garden is composed of companies from various sectors, whose aim is to provide services to both the home and garden; swimming pools, electricity, landscaping, awnings etc. More than 20 companies, which had a showcase of their products, news and promotions took part. A large number of activities: courses, workshops, children’s parade, bouncy castles, cooking demonstrations by

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restaurants such as The Xato and Ca l’Angels and an exhibition of historic motorcycles by the Museum of Historic Vehicles of Guadalest Valley, live broadcast of the Tour of Flanders and many more activities took place Entrance was free along with a draw for 2 tickets for the F1 Grand Prix of Europe in Valencia. A great family day out was had by all, enjoying the surroundings of the garden centre as well as finding their ideal home products. Let us hope for many more of these fantastic home & garden events that are great for the consumer as well as being able to promote and support local business in the area.

“A Fantastic day out for the whole family!”


II JORNADA DE PUERTAS ABIERTAS GRUPO HOGAR Y JARDÍN Una exitosa segunda jornada de puertas abiertas Tras el éxito de la primera jornada de puertas abiertas, el Grupo Navarro organizó el segundo evento los días 30 y 31 de marzo y el día 1 de abril, después de ampliar el número de días y expositores y también con actividades y talleres. Grupo Hogar y Jardín está formado por empresas de diversos sectores, prestando servicios tanto para el hogar y jardín, piscinas, electricidad, jardinería,

toldos...más de 20 empresas que tenían un escaparate de sus productos, novedades y promociones. Un gran número de actividades: cursos, talleres, desfiles para niños, castillos hinchables, demostraciones de cocina de restaurantes como El Xato o Ca l’Angels y una exposición de las motos antiguas a cargo del Museo de Vehículos Históricos del Valle de Guadalest, la emisión en vivo de la Vuelta de Flanders y muchas actividades más.

La entrada era gratuita, junto con el sorteo de 2 entradas para el Gran Premio de Formula 1 de Europa en Valencia. Un gran día para pasarlo con la familia y disfrutar del entorno del centro de jardinería, así como encontrar productos ideales para el hogar. Esperamos que haya muchos más de estos fantásticos eventos de hogar y jardín, que son excelentes para el consumidor, además de apoyar y promocionar empresas locales en la zona.

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Bonalba Golf & Spa

The Design of Bonalba Golf is very balanced, with five large lakes, which affect seven holes, and with plenty of bunkers, perfectly designed to make decisions from the tee.

Golf Course

This 6,367 m., 18 hole par 72 course is situated in the foot hills of the Sierra de Bonalba, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the beaches of San Juan. Bonalba is known for its large lakes, gently sloping lay-out and has its own Golf Academy. Bonalba golf has a fantastic

restaurant for those with a healthy appetite and a cafeteria if you just want that lighter snack. The club shop is well stocked and buggy, trolley and club rental are all available. There are changing room facilities ample parking and practice areas. Bonalba is less than 10 minutes to get to from the city of Alicante, and it is

2 minutes away from the highway A-7 ( Exit 67).

The Spa

Make sure you check out the NEW MEMBERSHIP PRICES! At €20 per person and €30 per couple you can escape in our KIKLOS gym followed by a swim in our heated swimming pool. With cosy sauna and turkish bath and

invigorating heated jacuzzi! You can also benefit from discounts of up to 50% in beauty, massage, products, total training & aqua gym classes! There are further discounts for Bonalba Residents, please bring your rental or paperwork with you along with bank details to join the SPA-Set today!

© 2011 Bonalba Golf Resort & Spa - C/ Vespre, 6-bis - 03110 Mutxamel - Alicante (Spain) Tlf: +34 965 955 955 - Fax: +34 965 955 078. www.golfbonalba.com

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El diseño del Bonalba Golf es muy equilibrado, con cinco lagos amplios, que afectan a siete hoyos y con muchos búnkers, perfectamente diseñados para tomar una decisión desde el tee. Campo de Golf Este campo de golf de 6367m, de 18 hoyos y un par 72, se encuentra al pie de la Sierra Bonalba, con vistas a la Mar Mediterráneo y a las playas de San Juan. Bonalba es conocido por sus lagos grandes, su diseño con pendiente suave y tiene su propia academia de golf. Bonalba Golf tiene un restaurante fantástico

para las personas con un buen apetito y una cafetería si lo que desea es algo más ligero. La tienda del club de Golf tiene un buen surtido de productos y el alquiler de buggys, carritos de golf y palos están disponibles. Hay vestuarios, un amplio aparcamiento y áreas de practica. Bonalba está a menos de 10 minutos de la cuidad de Alicante y está a 2 minutos de la autopista A-7 (salida 67). El Spa ¡Asegúrese de comprobar los nuevos precios de socios!

A 20€ por persona y 30€ por pareja, se puede escapar en nuestro gimnasio KIKLOS, seguido de un baño en la piscina climatizada. ¡Con una sauna acogedora, baño turco y un jacuzzi climatizada vigorizante! ¡También puede beneficiarse de descuentos de hasta el 50% en belleza y tratamientos, masajes, productos, las clases de gimnasia, entrenamiento y clases de gimnasio acuático! Hay descuentos adicionales para residentes de Bonalba. Por favor traiga su alquiler o sus documentos con usted, junto con los datos bancarios para unirse a el SPA hoy.

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April/May 2012