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Day: November 18, 2016

Take a stroll in Albatera on Sunday

Join this free excursion and marvel at the natural wonders of the Rambla Salada A public walk is taking place this Sunday morning along the beautiful natural surroundings of the Rambla Salada in Albatera. It has been organised by the association Albatera No Al Vertedero (Albatera says no to the dump), who have been campaigning against a massive rubbish dump being installed in the area, and they are keen for residents of all nationalities to come along. They explained that they and everyone who joins them will enjoy this unique place that is hidden away in the mountains, walking over its 19th century aqueducts and canals and marvelling at the ancient salt water springs, continuing along the riverbed to the Barrón Negro for a rest, before returning through the countryside of Las Ventanas and the massif of El Cuchillo, where you can gaze at its windows sculpted by the wind over the years that give it its name and admire the view over most of the Vega Baja. The walk is suitable for families and will show the importance of these natural spaces, which they hope will soon be protected. The meeting point will be the Pabellón Santiago Sanz in Albatera, on Avenida del Calvario at 9am and then everyone will drive to the start. The walk will take about three hours. No registration is necessary, just come and...

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Discount shopping and fun for all ages in Orihuela this Saturday

Up to 30% off in stores and restaurants and free tours, museum entry and children’s activities Shops bars and restaurants in the centre of Orihuela will be offering discounts and staying open from 10am-10pm this Saturday, November 19th. This event designed to boost trade for the traditional shops will take place in the area known as ‘around the bridges’, which includes Calle Mayor, Calle San Pascual, Alfonso XIII and the Plaza Nueva. To encourage shoppers at this quiet time of year, there will be discounts of up to 30% and activities to entertain children, including bouncy castles, workshops and entertainment. One of the main attractions is that the museums will also be open until 10pm and entry is free to all of them as well as the Chapel El Loreto and the Cathedral tower. The Sacred Art museum has five guided tours, at 11am, 1pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm. In the afternoon there will also be dramatised tours, which you have to sign up for by calling the Tourist Office on 96 530 2747....

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