Moving to a new country is fraught with challenges – finding a new job, getting to grips with the local way of life, new culture, new food etc. But there is another challenge and one that is often overlooked amidst all the other pressures of the move: making new friends. This can be especially difficult for adults who don´t have the advantage of going to school every day and being forced to make friends that way, as is the case with children. Thankfully, there are loads of ways of smoothing this part of the transition and ensuring that finding your place in the sun needn´t mean abandoning your social life.
Benahavís is one of the towns that makes people swoon when they just hear its name. To many it is the most picturesque town in Andalucía, which is saying a lot for a region which is famous for its immaculate and white-washed villages festooned with colourful hanging plants. So what makes Benahavís so special? Here are Sonneil´s top 10 things to love about Benahavís. Seguir leyendo
Costa del Sol is also known as Costa del Golf and there is a good reason for that. There are ca. 60 golf courses located along this sought-after stretch of coastline, of which 4 are ranked in the Top 10 in Europe: Valderrama Golf Club, San Roque Golf Club, La Reserva and Los Naranjos. These golf courses have been designed by renowned names such as Severiano Ballesteros, Robert Trent Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Dave Thomas. But let me tell you that it is not only the high quality of the golf courses themselves what attracts golfers from all around the world to this area.
As every year, Alicante celebrates the coming of the summer with the Bonfires of Saint John, Hogueras de San Juan. This festival lasts for 5 days, from 20th to 24th June. It brings hundreds of people into the street willing to enjoy music, food, firecrackers and the most important thing… fire!
There are basically two main layouts: separate and open-plan. Let us examine this in greater detail… Seguir leyendo
El Cabo de las Huertas is a never-ending-summer place located in the North of Costa Blanca, boasting over 300 days of sunlight per year. It is both a cape splitting Alicante’s coastline into two different parts, the sought-after San Juan Beach, and a district part of Alicante. A former grove area, hence its name, which has turned into a well-liked residential area fringed by a stunning stretch of coastline made up of little sandy beaches and unspoilt coves yet to be discovered. Seguir leyendo