Day: June 14, 2018

Fire by the N-332 near Torrevieja

Vegetation and pine trees burned by Doña Monse Hotel A fire today, Thursday burned  300 square metres of vegetation and pine trees on land next to the N-332 between San Miguel de Salinas y Torrevieja, specifically level with the Doña Monse Hotel, according to the Provincial Fire Brigade. It started at 1:19pm in a place near to several urbanisations and fire fighters from the Vega Sur fire station in Torrevieja went to deal with it. At first they called for help from the forest brigade in Guardamar del Segura but in the end it was not necessary for them...

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Warming up for the Hogueras in Torrevieja

Activities next week before the big bonfire night A week of activities in Torrevieja’s Molinos del Calvario neighbourhood are planned for the run up to the Hogueras de San Juan fiesta on June 24th. Alicante province is renowned for its midsummer celebrations, which consist of bonfires on the beaches, fireworks and constructing huge satirical sculptures called ninots, which are burned on the night. Councillor Domingo Pérez encouraged more neighbourhoods to get involved in years to come, promising the town hall would support them. This year’s senior and children’s Hogueras will be unveiled at 9:30pm on Saturday. The senior one...

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Torrevieja countryside pilgrimage

A weekend of camping and activities in the countryside The annual pilgrimage in honour of the Virgen del Rocio in Torrevieja is an opportunity for a weekend of camping and activities in the countryside. More than 500 people are expected to join in, including some on horseback and in carts. This year it takes place on June 16th and 17th, starting at 11am on Saturday after Mass when the statue of the Virgen will be carried from El Salvador parish church in Torreblanca to the Municipal Recreational Area of Lo Albentosa. There she will be placed in her sanctuary...

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Torrevieja reveals outdoor swimming pool opening details

Lanes will always be open to the general public Torrevieja Councillor Víctor Ferrández has announced that the municipal outdoor swimming pool is due to open on Monday, June 18th. He noted that this could be delayed if the last bout of rain has altered the chemical levels and the water quality is not adequate, but if so the indoor pool will remain open in the meantime. The outdoor pool will open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm (half an hour later than last year), and Sundays from 10am to 2pm. These hours may be...

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Pilar spends €45,000 on new beach facilities

Weather station to be installed in Pinar de Campoverde Pilar de la Horadada Town Hall has approved a contract to supply two new lifeguard huts for Playas de las Higuericas and Mil Palmeras for a total of €37,510. Another agreement reached was to contract four chemical toilets which are adapted for people with disabilities to be installed on Playas El Puerto, Jesuítas, Rocamar and Vistamar at a cost of €7,947. The council has also formalised an agreement to collaborate with the Valencian Meteorology Association AVAMET to publish data from a meteorological station and a webcam. This is due to...

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