YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD a few whistles and the ringing of bells around the local area this past week, as the new Orihuela Costa tourist train enters service.
The new local attraction has been launched by Orihuela Town Hall in association with the established Valencian passenger transport company, Bus Sigüenza.
The Orihuela Costa tourist train, or “Orihuela Tren Turístico” will run local transport services along the coastline all summer, offering a super-fun way to see the sights and experience the sounds of the region.
The service will operate two routes, with one train starting out from Campoamor and running east along the Orihuela Costa coastline, and another train running return services from Playa Flamenca and travelling in a westerly direction.
This week in the local paper there was an article about inspections on unlicensed tourist rentals. We are a fully legal company and all out properties are registered, if you would like to know more about our services please contact us.
We have a first floor roadside apartment to rent in La Cinuelica with all white goods and a few pieces of furniture. The rent is 400€ a month plus bills. There is a lovely communal pool, newly painted.
We have available from the 24th April a lovely first floor apartment in La Florida for long term rental. The property has 2 bedrooms, independent kitchen, lounge and communal pools. The rental cost is 400€ a month plus bills.
We have a superb top floor apartment for sale in La Cinuelica R11. For any further information please contact us.
If you have a property to let long term from a 1 bed apartment to a 5 bed house contact us now, we can help you achieve maximum income for your property.
We have a 3 bed villa with communal pool for long term rent in La Florida for 550€ a month plus bills. Currently no photos available, but available for viewing from the 5th February. No pets allowed.
We have a new property on our books, it is a traditional spanish apartment in the area of Los Balcones, Urbanisation of Lago Jardin for 400€ a month plus bills.
This newly decorated first floor apartment in El Galen has just been reduced to 350€ a month. It has 2 bedrooms, kitchen lounge/diner, a large roof terrace and communal pool.
Contact us to arrange viewing.
Recently back on the market a lovely 3 bed quad house in Lomas de Cabo Roig close to Calle Ciprés for 500€ a month plus bills. Reference P230
We have 2 new long term rentals available.
A lovely quad house in Lomas de Cabo Roig for 500€ a month plus bills, which has 3 bedrooms. Reference P230
An independent villa in VistaBella Golf for 550€ a month plus biils, which has 3 bedrooms,. Reference NH4.
Both properties have communal pools.
We have a 2 bedroom, fully furnished apartment in El Galen for only 375€ a month plus bills.
We have only 4 long term rentals available.
A ground floor apartment in Las Ramblas for 500€ a month plus bills. (ref: A110)
A ground floor apartment in Pau 8 for 450€ a month plus bills. (ref: A106)
A second floor apartment in Vista Golf (near El Galen) for 400€ a month plus bills. (ref: V701)
From 1st November a villa in Vistabella Golf for 550€ a month plus bills. (ref: NH4)
If you wish to see any please contact us to arrange a viewing.
From 1st October we have many long term rentals available in the Orihuela Costa area. Please look at our Long term rental link and contact us if you would like to go and view.
For all long term rentals you require a permanent work contract or pension, a valid passport/NIE number, plus a reference/referee and a months deposit.
we have a 2 bedroom fully furnished apartment with communal pool for 375€ plus bills in Rojales
We have a excellent located 4 storey, unfurnished townhouse in El Galen, available NOW!
21 Blue Flags for Vega Baja beaches this summer
Orihuela, Torrevieja, Pilar and Guardamar amass the most in the Valencian Community
Cabo Roig beach
The beaches of the Vega Baja have obtained 21 Blue Flags to fly from June 2017, two more than last year. This makes it the county with the highest number in the Valencian Community.
The Blue Flag is an annual award based on a system to certify environmental quality and facilities that has been given out by the FEE since 1987.
The four municipalities along the coast of the Vega Baja are Guardamar del Segura, Torrevieja, Orihuela and Pilar de la Horadada. Orihuela has become the municipality with the most Blue Flags in the Valencian Community with nine, one more than last year, and equal second in Spain with Vigo in the Basque Country, only behind Sanxenxo which has eleven.
Orihuela Costa has been able to renew its Blue Flags for Punta Prima, Cala Bosque (La Zenia), La Caleta-Cabo Roig (see photo), Aguamarina, Cala Capitán-Cabo Roig, Campoamor, Barranco Rubio and Cala Estaca. And this year it has added Cala Mosca, where environmentalists and residents are battling against plans to build another 1,500 new homes.
Guardamar has retained the three it got last year for Playas de La Roqueta, el Moncayo and Centro.
Torrevieja also got the same five it did in 2016; for Playas de El Cura, Los Náufragos, Cala Piteras, Los Locos and La Mata.
Pilar got an extra one this year for Playa de las Higuericas and was able to renew those for Mil Palmeras, Playa de los Jesuitas and Playa Conde.
We often receive enquiries from clients and real estate professionals regarding the legal situation of tourist rentals and whether it is necessary to register the property in the Valencian Community, Andalusia and other regions of Spain
This year the government have started to investigate the licences on properties, deeming that it is compulsory for ALL holiday lets to be officially registered. We advise that if you’re renting a property as a holiday let to make the application for your licence now in order to avoid hefty fines in the future.
It can vary from region to region, that’s why we recommend that you get in touch so we can explain to you in more detail on how your property is affected in your area
If your property is based in the community of Valencia then the decree 92/2009 gives you a definition of what will be considered as a tourist rental which can be translated as the following:
Article 2. Definition of tourist accommodation
Services which are deemed to be standard hotel industry services are outlined in Article 3 and include cleaning, change of linen, storage of luggage, laundry, repairs and maintenance and all services similar to these.
Decree 92/2009 distinguishes between three different types of tourist rentals which are classified according to the facilities which are available to guests. The three types are Superior, Premier and Standard. The requirements for each can be seen in the table below:
|Lift||✔(property on floor 2 & above)||✔(property on floor 3 & above)||✔(property on floor 4 & above)|
|Sound & heat insulation||✔||✔||✔|
|Noise level of facilities||Regulated by Law 7/2002 on Protection Against Noise Pollution|
|Plug sockets in all bedroom with labels showing voltage||✔||✔||✔|
|Air conditioning in bedrooms||✔||✘||✘|
|Air conditioning in living rooms||✔||✔||✘|
|Heating in bedrooms||✔||✔||✘|
|Heating in living rooms||✔||✔||✘|
|Telephone or access to internet||✔||✘||✘|
|Swimming pool (interchangeable for beach front)||✔||✔||✘|
|Evacuation plan on the door of the property||✔||✔||✔|
|Easily visible list of emergency and other useful telephone numbers||✔||✔||✔|
|Min double bedroom size including wardrobe||12m²||10m²||8m²|
|Min main bedroom size including wardrobe||14m²||12m²||10m²|
|Min single bedroom size including wardrobe||9m²||8m²||6m²|
|Min size of living/dining room & kitchen||26m²||22m²||18m²|
|Min size of living/dining room||20m²||17m²||14m²|
|Bathroom or toilet||✔||✔||✔|
|Min size of bathroom||6.5m²||4.5m²||4.5m²|
|Minimum size of kitchen||8m²||7m²||5m²|
|Minimum size of studio apartments||34m²||29m²||24m²|
|Wardrobe for every bedroom||✔||✔||✔|
|Oven / Microwave||✔||✔||✔|
Tourists are being warned over travelling to Turkey this summer over fears it could be a target for ISIS.
The majority Muslim nation has long attracted westerners to its golden beaches and historic towns, but there are now serious concerns tourists will become “primary targets” for ISIS in the country.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s soldiers are heading to Raqqa after liberating the Syrian city of al-Bab, and for that, terrorists have vowed to strike the neighbouring nation.
Multiple ISIS publications have sworn to fight back and attack Turkey, rejoicing in killing soldiers over the border in Syria.
A new report, by a professor, and former Turkish police chief has found travelling to the nation could well be walking into an ISIS trap.
Ahmet Yayla Professor of Criminology and former counter-terrorism police chief has consistently warned about attacks in his former home country.
The report, The Reina nightclub attack and the Islamic State threat to Turkey, claims there “may be as many as 2,000 hardcore fighters loyal to the Islamic State inside Turkey”.
On New Year’s Eve a rampaging gunman carried out a bloody assault on the Reina nightclub leaving 39 dead and 71 injured, eight weeks after Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for all-out war against Turkey.
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