Tag: Costa Blanca
Passersby were astounded when a huge 200 kilo shark was pulled from the waters of Levante Beach at Santa Pola. The body of the already dead shark was moved towards the shore by Urbaser workers and was then removed from the water using a powerful crane.
The shark was spotted for the first time on Wednesday evening near the shoreline, but it was not until Thursday that the Policia Local got in touch with Urbaser and organised for several workers to meet at the beach to begin the process of removing the shark from the water.
With the help of a small motorboat the body was nudged towards the shore and a crane was then used to take it out of the water. The remains of the animal are believed to be still at the Urbaser facility as details are being finalised to transfer it to the Coastal Ecology Institute of the Generalitat Valenciana.
The exact species of the shark is yet to be confirmed.
What a great week ahead for entertainment. Hot Chocolate and Bob Marley
fans will be especially spoilt this week as effervescent Greg Bannis will be in
lots of areas this week. Greg, who was in Hot Chocolate for 16 years (and
replaced Errol Brown) is an extraordinary man. He has boundless energy and
with his love of all music and people, is always a wow factor. Greg works in
Austria, Germany and France, but now lives on the Costa Blanca. The Greg
Bannis experience can be found at The Pub in Gran Alacant on Tuesday and
El Rey in Balsicas on Thursday. Friday will be his first visit to the expansive
Olympia Pool and Gardens in Mil Palmeras then on Saturday it’s over to
Villamartin Plaza where he joins up with Dean Alexanda at Players Lounge.
He is only here for a short time, but already Curtis is making his mark as a bit
of a rock god! The very talented musician and showman will be at The Club in
Quesada on Saturday for the first time, followed on Sunday at Olympia Pool
and Gardens. I recently went to see his show and in my opinion he is one of
the best guitar players I have seen. Not only is he good looking, but he has
the personality to match and the skills of a great entertainer. His list of credits
show just how diverse his talents are. It’s not everyone who can say they
have been the guitarist with the 4 Tops. If you haven’t seen him yet, get
yourself to these venues. You won’t believe your eyes and ears!
Benidorm comes to La Marina Urb. on Saturday. Hillside complex has the
return of the Benidorm’s top Tina Turner Tribute, aptly named “Benidorm
Tina”. The lady sounds and moves just like our Tina and does some belting
dance songs for her second show from 60’s to ACDC. Shimmy on over to
Calle Bilbao for a very special show. If you are into 70’s and Quo then you are
in luck as multi talented Mickey Lewys from Benidorm will be at Posh Club,
next to the market place. Mickey can do it all, from Comedy to playing in
bands, to playing a piano and guitar. (Though not all at the same time!)
As always, if you would like your events listed, please email me full details in
plenty of time to:firstname.lastname@example.org. Venues needing acts can
find me all over Facebook (bit of an addict ha, ha) or go to my website
www.lrshows.com or call the hotline on 634 332 354
Keep Entertainment Live on the Costa Blanca
Spain has always been a popular destination for British holidaymakers all year round and according to the latest Official Airline Guide (OAG) data, the UK-Spain market is the largest European country pairing this winter season.
Compared to last year’s winter months, the market has grown by more than 12 percent for the number of seats and flights between Spain and the UK suggesting that more and more Brits looking for winter sun are choosing Spain as their desired destination.
The pairing between the UK and Spain being named as the largest in Europe is not only good for the airlines but also positive news for the Spanish property market, as Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, explains.
He said: “The increase in the number of flights and seats available between Spain and the UK reaffirms the high demand for the Spanish sunshine as Brits seek an escape from the dreary winter weather at home.
“With short haul flights from the UK to Spain proving the most popular routes in Europe, Taylor Wimpey España is ready to accommodate this winter sun demand with the launch of a new residential phase on the La Recoleta III development on the border of Orihuela Costa and Torrevieja.
“This area of the Costa Blanca is particularly popular due to the excellent climate and transportation links as well as the range of available water sports including windsurfing, sailing and paragliding that can be enjoyed all year round.”
Local hotels, bar and restaurants are also looking forward to benefitting from winter tourists. Many hostels, hotels, campsites and apart-hotels are already reporting increased occupancy rates based on the same time last year and are predicting that thiswill increase even more over the Christmas and New Year period.