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place to observe Kentish Plover, Slender-billed, Audouins and Mediterranean Gull along with Whiskered and Gull-billed Tern. In the winter months Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Spoonbills and Great White Egrets are abundant. In addition, we can not overlook the waders migration which can be impressive. The tour is organised by Birdwatching Spain with more information available at:

For wine lovers, there are any number of local establishments to visit in the region. On the outskirts of Elche you’ll find Bodegas Faelo, a small familiar winery with more than 100 years of vine growing tradition. It is run by the fourth generation of traditional winegrowers in Matola, an area in the countryside of Elche, an area with a long winemaking tradition. They are the “Vinos del Camp d’Elx (Wines from the field of Elche). Until the year 2000 the bottling of Faelo wines had never been made in the House- Winery. Their wines were sold in bulk, but Jaime Soto, owner of Bodegas Faelo, along with his father, decided to combine tradition and technological

advances in winemaking. That decision

gave birth to the winery philosophy: “Bodegas Faelo Selected Viticuture” As growers, they are governed by respect to natural environment, to follow their traditions, as well as biodynamic and selected viticulture. They take care of their vineyards (land and grapevines) in a natural way obtaining, thus, a product in harmony with environment. Your 10€ tour includes a visit to the winery guided by its owner. You will visit the house, winepress and museum, vineyard, fermentation room and barrel room. Best of all, you will also taste three wines (white, red and rosé) accompanied by dried sausages from the area, artisan cheeses, homemade bread with extra virgin olive oil and dried fig and date bread. The price is 10€ per person and the duration of the visit is one hour and a half approximately. More info from

Torrevieja has a brand new film and cultural club. Thanks to a collaboration with Cines IMF in Torrevieja,

located beside

Habaneras Shopping Centre in the Ozone Centre, every week a brand new film shows, once a night, for all seven nights, in English language with Spanish subtitles, called: V.O.S.E. No need for headphones. It costs 5€ on Monday and Wednesday and 7€ every other night and fiestas. However film club members can visit on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 5€ and after you’ve seen ten films, the 11th is free, plus many other benefits from joining the club. Everyone can find out what is showing each week by sending an email to: with the words ‘Opt In’ on the subject line. It costs just 20€ to join per person, 30€ a couple or 5€ for youths, students and Jove Carnet holders. Check out for more information. New films are announced every Tuesday or Wednesday. Get on the mailing list to get your free updates.

Walking Football fever is now taking off and those 50 and over who fancy kicking a ball around again, ladies included, can now take part in Walking Football, which takes place in Torrevieja on

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a Friday morning at 11am in the sports city, or Los Montesinos at 10am on Tuesdays. It all helps us to get fitter during 2016. Recently the lads and wags from Los Montesinos travelled to Moriara for an away tournament, and English and Scottish teams have all expressed an interest in playing here.

During the winter the The Rojales Craft Market is open on the 1st Sunday of each month in the morning from 11am to 2pm. It’s is a fun place to visit if you are looking for small a gift, piece of art or decoration, don’t miss the monthly Craft Market at the Cuevas del Rodeo in Rojales. Local artists put their work on display along with other craft works to browse and enjoy. Also on the 1st Sunday of each month is the Ace Cafe Classic Car event, on the street outside La Torre Hotel in Los Montesinos from 11am to 1pm while Moonshiners have their Classic and Custom Rod event at the Miroil Garage in Catral on the last Sunday of the month between 11am and 1pm. Admission is free.

Kids of all ages are invited to attend the Torrellano Miniature Steam Train. It is run by the friends of the railways association and so is normally only open on Saturdays between 4pm and 8pm with Miniature Train Rides during February and March on the 2nd Sunday from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Every month the Friends of the Railways Association host a miniature train event at the railway museum in Torrellano. Donations of 1.50€ per visit are requested.

For more updated news about local artists and events that are happening all around the Costa Blanca, check out a new Facebook page called ‘Artists Direct Spain’ which is constantly updated to find out the latest news and whereabouts of your favourite local artists and updated news on events as they happen.

We try to ensure that all information on forthcoming events is correct. All information is sent directly to Keith from the organisers or local town halls and not just taken from other sources. We still advise you to check any information as there are sometimes last minute changes or cancellations which are out of our control.

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