Autumn and Winter Sunshine The weather is most definitely beginning to cool down in northern Europe now generally, but this year has seen a wonderful, long summer in Spain, and particularly along the Costa Blanca. September and October have so far been unusually warm and settled, and this weather seems here to stay for a [...]
We were really pleased to welcome the Cameron-Jones family when they stayed with us recently, as they were not only spending part of their family holiday in Spain with us here on the Costa Blanca, but also celebrating the 18th birthday of one of their sons, Max. They had booked four nights with us, and planned to spend one of their days on a guided mountain bike tour of the area as well.
Tim and Samantha wanted to have a mix of rest and relaxation along with seeing some of the countryside in this beautiful region of Spain, so decided to spend part of each day relaxing around the pool as well as exploring some of the towns and beaches within easy reach of the villa. On the day of Max’s birthday, Tim and Max, along with his brother Alistair, went for a morning’s mountain-biking with Dave Warrington and had a great time taking in the fabulous scenery and discovering unspoilt mountain villages and hamlets, before returning to the villa for a very welcome lunch. After a well-earned rest in the gardens they set off again, this time with Samantha as well, and took in the whole of the valley opposite us, going as far as the monastery at Sant Jeromi before returning in time for evening meal. They all agreed that it was considerably less effort than they had expected, and that the high quality and technical advantages of Dave’s bikes helped considerably to make it a thoroughly enjoyable day for everyone.
Their other days were spent exploring Playa de Gandia as well as the main town of Gandia itself, enjoying the beaches of Oliva and Gandia, and of course relaxing in our gardens and pool in the truly beautiful weather that they had during their visit. As well as dining out in a couple of the excellent restaurants nearby they also took advantage of our evening meal service and were more than happy to spend the rest of that evening sitting outside in the cool of the garden. However, all too soon it was time for them to move on, and they were travelling a little further south along the Costa Blanca where they intended to visit relatives they had not seen for some time. They had had a good combination of relaxation and activity during their stay with us and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our part of the La Safor region. It was a pleasure to have them visit us, and hopefully they will return in the future and enjoy another family holiday in the sun at Villa Florencia.