Keeping you updated with useful information
New ITV vehicle testing centre opened in Balsapintada
A new ITV for vehicle technical inspections has opened recently. Very conveniently located in Balsapintada. Fast, friendly and efficient inspection. no lines!
Appointments can be made beforehand.
Tel 868 782 729. Open all day from 7.30 till 21.30.
Valencia opens first ocean pool (where you can watch Jaws while floating on a lilo)!
Imagine watching Jaws on the big screen while lying on a lilo floating on the open water.
That’s what Valencia has planned for its new ocean pool – a designated swimming area set within the marina in a revamp of the Mediterranean city’s waterfront.
CLUBHOUSE DISCOUNT CARD
The clubhouse discount card is available to HdA owners from the clubhouse bar and gives you a 10% discount on food and drink there. Bring along a recent utility bill and ID to get it.
List of Spanish national holidays 2019
Here is a list of Spanish national holidays 2019, plus Spanish school holidays, daylight savings, Mother’s and Father’s Days and regional Spanish bank holidays.
The government in Spain determines the Spanish national holidays each year, although Spanish bank holidays differ between regions. While each community must observe the set national holidays in Spain, regional holidays can be decided by local governments. In 2019, every region has a total of 12 Spanish bank holidays, of which eight are celebrated as Spanish national holidays and four are celebrated as regional Spanish public holidays or municipal days.
Guide to getting Spanish citizenship and permanent residence
Find out when you can apply for Spanish citizenship or permanent residency, and what conditions and paperwork you need to qualify.
If you want to live in Spain long term or even permanently, you will need to apply for permanent residence or Spanish citizenship.
SMOKE FREE BEACHES IN MURCIA
Thanks to a 2018 initiative, Murcia currently has 9 smoke-free beaches, with the aim of educating the population about the harmful effects of consuming tobacco and cannabis.
The idea, proposed by the region’s ministry for health, which hoped to promote a healthy lifestyle, is that if the beaches prohibit smoking, abstention from smoking will become the norm.
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED FOR BRITISH NATIONALS OVER 50 RESIDING IN SPAIN
This website provides details of official Spanish government and non-government organisations as well as many others in the voluntary sector. It is designed to help you quickly find contact information and a brief description of the services offered to support you, or a friend or relative, on a wide range of issues.
NEW BUS LINK TO HACIENDA FROM COVERA AIRPORT
From the 1st April InterBus have launched a number of new airport bus services linking RMU to the resorts and the wider region. Fantastic to see that Hacienda del Alamo is now served on one of those routes!
CLICK HERE FOR TIMETABLE
SHERATON DISCOUNT CARD
The hotel has a new discount scheme available to residents. It is a membership card which will entitle the holder to 5% discount on any beverages, food, rooms, or anything else to do with the hotel, such as the Spa..It has nothing to do with the discount cards for the Club House. You can still use those in the Club House.
To be entitled to this card, you will need to register with Betsy Ronquillo who is the “Elite Members” Manager and she sits just past the main reception desk in the hotel. You will need to fill in a form and will be issued with the card and your membership number as soon as she has registered you, which should be straight away. You will need one form for each person, so, couples will each have a membership number.
With this card, you will also be able to use it with any Marriott Bonvoy Hotel or 6,700 hotels across 29 brands worldwide, such as Protea Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, obviously Sheraton etc. It will entitle you to start collecting points for each night you spend in one of their hotels. As the points increase, so will your entitlements. To start with you will be able to access free in-room WIFI and Member Rates. As you start collecting points you can use these for free nights. After just 10 nights, you will be elevated to Elite Status.