Elche -Nit de l’Albá – Night of Fire

The night of the 13th of August is the Nit de l’Albà, one of the most eagerly awaited celebrations by the people of Elche. This night, in which hundreds of fireworks light up the night with light, colour and sound, is also known as the night of the fire (Nit de Foc). The pyrotechnic show […]

Bonfires of San Juan, Alicante – Las Hogueras de San Juan

The Bonfires of Saint John are a traditional and popular festival celebrated around the world during Midsummer, which takes place on the evening of 23 June, St. John’s Eve. It is customary in many cities and towns in Spain; the largest one takes place in Alicante, where it is the most important festival in the […]


Carnaval is one of Spains most vibrant, colourful and fun winter fiestas offering a welcome relief to the winter months. Held in most towns during February or March, this lively festival is celebrated as a lead up to Easter and especially the 40 days of Lent. Carnaval typically involves celebrations and parades combining elements of […]


Aqualandia is a huge water park for all the family. Situated on the west side of Benidorm in the hills, Aqualandia is twinned with the Mundomar which is next door and shares the same free car park. With over 20 water attractions, including water slides, swimming pools, river rapids and sunbathing areas, Aqualandia is currently […]

El Gordo

With billions of euros handed out in prize money every year, the Spanish Christmas lottery is the biggest in the world and is one of the most popular lotteries in Spain. It is also one of the oldest lotteries in the world, having been established in 1812. The name “El Gordo” means “the fat one” […]


Casa Rural Ubeda has been celebrating Christmas Day for many years now with a traditional dinner and party day The festivities begin with a warm mulled wine and ‘ice breaking’ fun game, allowing guests to meet each other in a fun and informal way, although many know each other, as they return each year Throughout […]

Elche at Christmas

Only 25 minutes car drive away from the Casa Rural Ubeda, Elche is a city in southern Spain and boasts a varied landscape where the palm tree is king. Undoubtedly one of the most characteristic features of Elche is El Palmeral (“The Palm Grove”) that covers a large part of the town and its surroundings. […]

Olive Growing in Spain

Spain is one of the world’s leading producers of olives and olive oil. The country has a long history of olive cultivation, dating back to the Roman period. Today, there are more than 300 million olive trees growing in Spain. The majority of these trees are located in the southern and central regions of the […]

Beaches of Santa Pola

There are six main beaches in Santa Pola, which is siutated about 10 minutes south of Gran Alacant. All the beaches are sandy and all have Red Cross facilities and lifeguard towers with the Gran Playa and Playa de Levante both having wheelchair access as well. All the beaches are cleaned every night and are […]

Easter in Alicante

Easter celebrations in Alicante start on the Friday before Palm Sunday, when the figure of Christ of the Sea arrives in the harbour in a boat escorted by the port police. From then until Easter Sunday, a total of 28 processions wind through the city streets accompanied by sombre music. The Palm Sunday procession, with […]