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State Education in Javea, Spain

Many expat parents who move to the Costa Blanca find it difficult to decide whether or not to enrol their children in a state school or a private school. Like many countries full time education for children aged between 6 – 16 years is compulsory. Home schooling is legal in the UK but not in Spain

La Tomatina

The legendary La Tomatina is a Spanish festival which is held on the last Wednesday of August in the usually picturesque town of Buñol. This pretty town rests 30 miles from Valencia, a Mediterranean city with an excellent reputation for its production of sweet and succulent oranges. However, on this day in Buñol it's another fruit which claims all the glory. During the festival the town transforms itself to host what is considered to be the largest tomato fight in the world.

Las Fallas

Las Fallas is a spanish fiesta where different cities around Spain (Valencia and Denia for example), spend all year building giant sculptures just to set on fire!

Spanish Christmas

Christmas is a special time of year, and each country that choose to celebrate Christmas has its own distinctive customs and traditions which make it unique to them. The Spanish are no exception. Christmas is a widely celebrated holiday in Spain which lasts well into the New Year.


The town of Villajoyosa, otherwise known as La Vila Joiosa (which translates as ‘Joyful Village’) is a coastal town and which is situated in the Costa Blanca, Spain, and sits right by the Mediterranean Sea.

Aitana safari park

The Safari park sits on a mountain plateau and offers plenty to see and do. A wide selection of exotic animals call this home, and visitors are invited to watch them roam in their natural habitats


The city is the capital of the province of Alicante and the second largest Valencian city with a population of around 350,000 residents. Originally named “Lucentum”


The Bioparc in Valencia is a unique day out which all the family can enjoy. Bioparc can be found near the City of Arts and Sciences, located at the Parque de Cabecera s. It is not as well publicised as some of the other tourist attractions on offer, but is still well worth a visit.


Gandia is one of Spain’s largest coastal towns. It can be found on the Costa del Azahar less than an hour’s drive from the bustling city of Valencia .The town was has a significant cultural and commercial history. Several famous poets came from here such as Ausias March and also the author Joanot Martorell.