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hire voucher for collection details. It is arrangements from us. If the airline does
Please refer to your Insurance policy for details of the procedure you should follow,
advisable that one member of the party not comply with these rules you should
should you require outpatient treatment.
waits for the baggage whilst another goes complain to the air transport user’s
to the desk to complete the contract and council on 0207 2406061 www.auc.org.uk
pay the appropriate deposit and so on.
Directions to your villa If you’re unfortunate enough to lose your
Your directions are included in your travel luggage then you need to report this at the
pack. lost luggage desk in the baggage reclaim
Arriving at your villa
You can get into your villa at 1pm. If you Left luggage
arrive before 4pm, particularly in the If you have a late return flight, then there
larger villas, the maid may still be tidying are normally facilities where you can leave
up. your luggage on your last day. This
information can be found in the villa
manual or you can contact the local office.
The keys to your villa will be contained in
a security key box at your villa. Details of
this together with the boxes security
number are included with your final
documentation. Normally only one set of
keys will be supplied for the villa that you
will be occupying. We would appreciate it
if you could take care of the keys as
obtaining replacement keys, or
changing the locks can be expensive.
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Cots/extra beds Internet Satellite TV’s
The majority of the cots that we supply Many Costa Blanca Resorts have an At some times of the day or night, satellite
are of the collapsible travel type. All cots Internet access point ‘Hot Spots’, where signals may fail to operate for various
supplied in the villas comply with local you can check emails etc, and the location reasons in all our resorts and some
safety standards. All linen is laundered will be given to you in the Villa Manual. channels will be unavailable. When this
together so if you have concerns about cot Please see your Villa Manual for more occurs we will have no liability in these
linen, please bring your own. Extra beds details. circumstances that are beyond our
are normally of the fold-up variety and are control.
suitable for children only up to the age of
Many villas now include air Without any de-coder cards you should be
11 years old. able to view BBC1/ITV plus several news
conditioning/heating in the bedrooms as
channels including Sky News. We
Gas Supply standard. Please see the individual villa
descriptions. Some of these units operate cannot guarantee access to all the
Not all the villas have a gas supply. If
on a sensor that will turn off the unit if the channels however as UK de-coder cards
applicable, the villa will usually be
room is not in use. Please consult the Villa are not legal in Spain and must not be
supplied with a silver or orange coloured
Manual for full details. In the case of any used.
Butano gas bottle. In the unlikely event
that the gas should run out, please malfunction, we will endeavour to rectify
contact our local Villa Representative, who them as soon as possible, Villa Plus
will arrange for a replacement. Where gas cannot be responsible for any
water heaters are used in villas, they are non-operational time that is out of our
subject to an annual inspection by local control.
qualified engineers. A carbon monoxide
detector is provided for your additional
All our villas have barbecues and
peace of mind.
wherever possible, brick built. It is not
Electricity normal for maids to clean the barbecue
Electricity is 220 AC with continental twin and we ask guests to leave them in a
plugs. Your villa electricity supply is not reasonable and useable condition. We
always as constant as in the UK. You may have asked owners to supply cleaning
find that the electricity will “trip off” if too implements.
many appliances are used at once. This
has become more apparent as we have
added more equipment into the villas. If
this happens, simply turn off some
appliances and reset the main fuse box
(the location and full details will be in
the Villa Manual at the villa).
Health and Safety
Health and Safety
Health and Sa
Safety information can turn the water cloudy. Use the £150 per villa per week in total. If the pool Breakages
You’ll find a Villa Manual with safety poolside shower before swimming to has a cover, please use it as it will In your travel documents you will have
information specific to your villa at the keep the pool clean. significantly increase the temperature of been given a Quality of Service and
property. Please take the time on arrival n Children and fair skinned people the water. Accommodation letter. Please notify our
to familiarise yourselves with the safety should wear a hat and T-shirt whilst Tap water Villa Representative should you notice any
features and layout of your villa. If you’re in the pool as harmful ultra violet rays For drinking we recommend bottled water shortfalls in the quality of
travelling with children then please take can penetrate water up to a depth of only. furnishings/cleaning etc. on the form. In
the time to point out to them any areas 1.5m and are reflected off the water case of breakages during your holiday,
where they should take particular care surface. Sun bathing either replace with a matching item or
such as the pool and balconies. If you have The best, safest and longer lasting tans report the damage to the Villa
n Beware of dangerous surfaces,
any questions or concerns, then your Villa are built up gradually - but although most Representative. For details of our
drainage channels, slippery tiles or
Representative will be happy to assist. travellers are aware of the danger, many accidental damage waiver or security
Should you have an accident anywhere in holidays are still ruined by the effects deposit, please refer to
or around the villa you must report this n Always supervise children and of sunburn. Do take extreme care not to www.villaplus.com
straight away to your Villa Representative. non-swimmers in and around the pool over-expose yourself or your children
area. (particularly young babies), especially Security
Smoking n Do not swim if you have been drinking during the first few days. We suggest you Please store valuables in the safe provided
Smoking is not permitted in any of our alcohol, especially late at night. stay under shade except for about 15 including vital documents and airline
villas and we would request you only minutes in the early morning or late tickets. If you do not use the safe provided
Report an accident immediately to your
smoke outside the villa. Please do not afternoon on the first day, gradually you may invalidate any insurance claim
Villa Representative, who will attend the
leave cigarette stubs in the garden. increasing the time as your skin becomes that you may have.
villa. Any fault with the pool or its
accustomed to the sun. Even then be sure Most villas have an alarm and nightlight.
Swimming pool equipment will be inspected and
to use a suntan preparation of the correct Ensure the alarm is switched on when
Whilst the swimming pool is an essential immediate action taken to correct the
factor for your skin and apply it liberally at you leave the villa and if practical at night
part of the pleasure of holidaying for many problem. If, in the opinion of the Villa
regular intervals, particularly after when you are in the villa.
people, if misused it can be dangerous: Representative the pool must be closed
swimming. Children should wear
n Make sure you know the depths of the for your safety until a repair is facilitated Additionally make sure all doors/windows
sun-hats and their shoulders should be
pool. as quickly as possible, you will be are closed/locked if you leave the villa or
covered as much as possible. We strongly
instructed in writing to cease using the are around the pool.
n Please observe our strict no diving recommend the use of good quality,
pool and our liability shall not exceed 33%
policy. waterproof sun creams especially when in
of the villa rental portion of the holiday.
n Do not run around the pool side - and out of the pool or down at the beach.
especially children with wet feet. Beaches
Many of our swimming pools have been
n Do not go out of your depth unless you fitted with a Pool Heat Pump. This Please be aware of the local safety
are a good swimmer. provides the pool with a beneficial precautions when you visit the beaches. At
n Do not swim if you cannot see the warming, but does not make it a “hot” all times, for your own safety, comply with
bottom. If this is the case contact your pool. Villa Plus cannot be responsible the suggestions of the local lifeguards,
Villa Representative as soon as for any non-operational time, out of our warning notices or flag systems. Should
possible. Bad weather, thunder control. In the case of any malfunction, we you have any concerns consult a qualified
storms and/or excess suntan oil will endeavour to rectify them as soon as authority or your Villa Representative.
(especially the non waterproof types), possible and our liability shall not exceed
Places to visit
Places to visit
Places to vis Places to vis
La Grava. Close to the port of Javea, a Puerto Blanco-Calpe. A small cove with Denia. A vibrant old port town with Fuentes D’Algar. The popular fresh water
pebbly/shingle beach. The facilities of the a bar and restaurant and small port with traditional squares and cobbled streets springs are an ideal place to relax and
town are within easy reach. fishing and chartered boats. The beach lined with bars and restaurants full of cool down. Seven basins are fed by the
has views towards Penon De Ifach. character. The magnificent beaches are river Algar in which you can bathe plus
Cala la Barraca Portitxol. A rustic cove of the main attraction. you can visit the environmental museum
shingle, pebbles and rock that overlooks La Fossa. In Calpe, between the Punta or discover unique plants on a nature trail.
the beautiful Isle of Portitxol. Snorkelling de Bassetes and the Penon de Ifach. Fine Altea. A beautiful coastal resort, the old
and canoeing is available. golden sand. Sailing, windsurfing and town sits atop a hill and is dominated by Montgo Natural Park. A Natural Park
beach sports available. the glazed blue-tiled domes of the church. 753 metres above sea level, located in the
El Portet. A picturesque sandy cove The town hosts the best market on the municipal areas of Denia and Javea. Over
surrounded by high cliffs. A small coast and has a thriving trade in the art 699 plant species grow here and several
promenade features a range of shops. walking trails take you through some
restaurants. impressive scenery.
Benidorm. Geared to entertainment
La Fustera/Baladrar/La Llobera. To the with restaurants, clubs, shops, pubs and .
north of Calpe heading towards Moraira bars, there’s something for everyone
are a number of coves and marinas. in Benidorm. A promenade runs along
Excellent for snorkelling/Scuba diving. the famous Levante beach, lined with
pavement cafes and exclusive shopping
area. And the sweeping rollercoasters of
Terra Mitica and the Mundomar sealife
park will keep everyone entertained for
Guadalest. Known as the ‘Eagle’s Nest’
is in a spectaclar location set high on a
pinnacle and carved out of a mountain
top. It offers magnificent views over the
surrounding mountains and countryside
down to the valley of the Guadalest river
below. The remains of several ancient
castles can still be seen today.
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Festivals and Events
Festivals & E Fesortals & E
Diving Sailing & Windsurfing
Unspoiled underwater locations have Les Basetes Nautical Club. 1km from
led to several commercial diving centres Calpe. For windsurfing and dinghy sailing.
April ir, old town Ja
g in the street
Artisan Craft Street Fa a. 26/4-3/5. In
cludes dancin opening. Multi-lingual diving courses are Winsurfing schools in Calpe and Javea.
s of Nazareth, offered at Les Basetes just to the north of
Fiestas of Jesu Calpe Yacht Club has dinghies for hire.
d dancing in st
M ay 1st Sunday . Procession an . Tennis
Rose, Javea. tolome church Fishing
Fiestas de la from San Bar
3r d. Procession There are numerous leisure facilities in
a Cruz, Javea. Fishing charters are available from all
Fiesta of Sant the area that include tennis courts.
main ports on the coast. A special angling
June . On beach by license is obtainable from branches of Club de Tenis Los Pinos, Ctra. Cabo la
ians, 2nd weekend
rs and Christ
Fiesta of Moo Caja/Caixa Rural Bank for fishing in Nao, Urb. Balcón al mar, 03730 – Jávea.
g & singing.
Moraira. Music, dancin reservoirs, rivers and estuaries. There Tel 0034 96 577 0294.
l Festival of Javea 15-17th. fireworks.
IX Internationa processions, are both public and private waters on
-2 4th. Dancing, Club de Tenis Xabia, Ctra. Cabo la Nao
Joan, Javea 14 the Costa Blanca in Spain. You’ll need an
Fiesta of Sant s/n. Playa del Arenal, 03730 – Jávea. Tel/
additional permit to fish in some of them.
en air dancing Fax. 0034 96 579 0289.
ivities with op
July kend , Moraira. Fest Email: email@example.com.
Santa’ 1st wee 15/16th. Sea Horseriding
Fiestas of ‘Fon in t of Moraira.
the Patron Sa Club Hipic Benissa, Plaça Rei Jaume, 11, Club de Tenis L’Ancora, Avd. De Paris 18
The Feast of sailors.
16 th. e fiesta of the 03720 Benissa. Tel 0034 965 731 832 03730 – Javea. Tel 0034 649 451 966
Carmen , Javea 16th. Th ttles
stra Sra. Del actments of ba Riding school and rides into the
Fiesta of Nue ristians, Ja vea 14-18th. En e
Moors and Ch Dancing in th
Fiestas of the July-2nd Aug. surrounding area
Angel es, Javea. 31 .
Virgin de los wine of honour
Fiesta of the ing out of the Los Caballos, Buscarrons Norte, 30,
bands. Mass and shar
streets to live 03779 El Poblets, Denia, Tel 0034 966
o fight at 475 177. Swiss management, lessons and
August Last Wed s. The world’s rides into the surrounding countryside.
Bunyol near Va
Fiestas of Mos
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Wine and grap
music and da
Costa Blanca is a golfer’s paradise. There are over fifteen 18 hole Denia Moraira (Benissa)
golf courses all within a two hour drive of Javea and Moraira. La Sella Golf. Located next to Montgo Golf de Ifach. Situated in Moraira
Remember to bring your handicap card along with you though. Natural Park. Suitable for players of all (Benissa) on a country estate with some
standards. 18 holes, Par 72. Tel (96) 645 42 of the best views on the coast. 9 holes.
Here’s a taster of some of the courses:
52 Ctra La Jara-Jesus Pobre, 03749 Jesus Urbanisation San Jaime, Ctra. Moraira-
Alicante La Marques. A fine golf course within Pobre – Alicante. Calpe, km 3, Apdo. 28, 03720 Benissa. Tel
Ciudad Quesada set in low lying land. 18 96 649 7118.
Alenda Golf. A demanding course located holes, Par 72. Address: Ciudad Quesada II, Javea
about 15 km west of Alicante. 18 holes, 03179 Rojales.Tel 96 671 9536 534. Club de Golf Javea. In a wonderful Oliva
Par 72. Address: Monforte del Cid, natural setting surrounded by pinewoods, Oliva Nova Golf. Voted as Severiano
03670 Alicante. Phone(s): +34965620521. Campoamor Golf. This course is 60 miles from Alicante on the way to Ballesteros’ best designed golf course – a
Website: www.alendagolf.com. surrounded by pine woods and orange Valencia. Ctra. De Javea a Benitachell, km true but fair test for all golfers. Urb 46780
trees and overlooks the coast from 4.5, Apartado 148.Tel 96 579 2584. Oliva. 18 holes, Par 72. Tel 962 857 818.
Alicante Golf. Designed by Severiano Torrevieja to La Manga del Mar Menor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ballesteros this course is located at There are three 18 hole courses, Par 72.
the beach of San Juan. 18 holes, Par Cartagena-Alicante, km 48, Orihuela. Tel
72. Address: Avda. del Parque, s/n. La 96 532 1366.
Condomina, Playa de San Juan 03540
Alicante. Tel: 965153 794. Altea
Website: www.alicantegolf.com. Don Cayo Golf Club. Set in rolling hills
below the spectacular Sierra Bernia in
Bonalba Golf. Located in beautiful Altea. Mature course with tight fairways
surroundings with breathtaking and undulating greens. 9 holes Urb.
Mediterranean sea views. 18 holes, Sierra de Altea Golf. 03590 Altea la Vieja,
Par 72. Address: Partida de Bonalba, Alicante. Tel: 965 848 046. Directions: just
s/n 03110 Mutxamel. Tel 965 955 955. after leaving exit 64 of the AP7, follow
Website: www.golfbonalba.com. directions to Altea la Vieja (“Altea the
El Plantio Golf. An interesting course near old”).
Alicante. 18 holes, Par 72. Ctra. Antigua Benidorm
Alicante-Elx, km 303114 Alicante, close to Villaitana Golf Club (formerly Real de
Alicante Airport. Tel: 965 189 115. Faula). Close to the seaside resort of
Las Ramblas de Orihuela. Challenging Benidorm, 2 courses set in a pine valley
course situated in a mountainous area with sea and mountain views. Levente
with water hazards. Ctra. Alicante- (North) Course 18 holes, Par 72 and
Cartagena, km. 48. Apartado 35, Orihuela Poniente (South) Course 18 holes, Par
Costa, 03189 Alicante.Tel: 966 774 728. 62. Tel 966 813 013. Address Av. Eduardo
Website: www.golframblas.com. Location: Zaplana Hernández-Soro Partida del
30 km from Orihuela – Alicante airport: Moralet.,03500 Benidorm.
Children’s Activ Shopping
Terra Mitica. An exciting theme park, just Aqualandia. Within easy reach of all Like the majority of coastal resorts in Spain you’ll find a wide variety
five minutes from the centre of Benidorm. the resorts, Aqualandia in Benidorm is of markets in the Costa Blanca selling everything from clothes and
Different areas represent Greece, Rome packed full of fun rides. There are slides,
lacework to vegetables and fruits.
and Egypt. Each part has a host of rides springboards, pools, rapids etc to satisfy
and attractions with speed, excitement all members of the wet set. Themed areas In the larger cities such as Valencia and Benidorm you’ll stumble upon plenty of
and thrills thrown in. house the Pistas Blandas, the Laguna, fashionable boutiques and shopping centres. In the town of Javea there is a market
Niagara and much more. every Thursday where you can expect to find local produce and clothing while in
Mundomar. The kids will love Mundomar Moraira there’s a Friday weekly market where fresh fruit, leather goods, pottery and
in Benidorm. There is a dolphinarium, Safari Vergel . The large safari-park En rugs are sold. The street market in Teulada a few miles inland is worth a visit. In
parrot show, flamingos, turtles, sea lions, Vergel near Denia is definitely worth a Benidorm there’s a Saturday arts and crafts market with live music.
a bat cave, penguins, a children’s park and visit. Drive through the park in your own
a galleon. The park is well equipped with a car and admire such animals as tigers,
number of refreshment kiosks. lions and even Iberian wolfs. Kids will
have fun in the playgrounds or on
Go-Karts, trampolines and boats.
All Villa Plus resorts have local Spanish restaurants with a welcoming The town of Calpe is dominated by the towering ‘Penon de Ifach’ rock
and traditional atmosphere. which is often used as a symbol of the Costa Blanca. The summit can
The food and cooking is typically Mediterranean in its liberal use of olive oil (Spain
be reached via a tunnel and offers panoramic views along the coast
produces one third of the world’s supply), onions, garlic, peppers and tomatoes. Like and on a clear day to Ibiza some 60 miles away.
the rest of Spain, meat and seafood are eaten almost everywhere in the Costa Blanca. Calpe has a wonderful mixture of old Valencian culture and modern tourist trappings,
The Valencian region is also the home of the famous rice dish Paella which is widely with three of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the coast. The town itself is rich in
available in all resorts. Seek out tapas bars and have a taster of Spanish food. history and culture and its strategic position on the coast has attracted many voyagers
and settlers throughout history. The cobbled stones of the old town lead to a modern
Some popular tapas amphitheatre with displays and shows during the summer evenings. The cove of Puerto
Aceitunas – olives Blanca lies to the south of Calpe, with a small marina and port looking towards the
modern skyline of Calpe in a peaceful location. There is a very popular restaurant and
Albondigas – meat balls in sauce
small beach with water sports during the summer season.
Ali oli – garlic mayonnaise
Calamares a la romana – deep fried squid rings Beaches Dining & Nights Out
Chanquetes – tiny fish, deep fried Calpe has three excellent white sandy From traditional Spanish restaurants and
Gambas – prawns beaches where you will find pedaloes, tapas bars to English style pub food, fast
wind surfers and even jet skis. The small foods and international cuisine, Calpe has
Seafood rocky coves that litter the coastline and something to suit all tastes and pockets.
Caracoles – snails the clear waters make this the perfect There are a selection of lively bars and
Lenguado – sole spot for scuba diving. clubs that offer live music.
Mejillones – mussels Shopping Sports
Rape – monkfish There are shops selling local handicrafts Water sports include fishing, scuba diving,
Rosada – a thick white fish such as ceramics, leather goods and water skiing, windsurfing and sailing.
Paella – contains mussel, cockles, prawns and squid wickerwork together with a range of The Puerto Blanco diving centre has trips
souvenirs and gifts. for beginners and experienced divers.
Meat, poultry and game Besides watersports you can play Golf,
Cochinillo – roast suckling pig tennis or hire a cycle.
Ternera – veal
Pollo asado – roast chicken
Conejo – rabbit
Cerdo – pork
The resort of Javea is broken up into a number of small regions each Moraira has grown from a pretty little fishing village into one of the
with its own unique character and attractions. The ‘old town’ has most popular villa destinations in Spain.
made few concessions to tourism and within its narrow streets you’ll This stylish resort centre has a wide promenade that leads to the modern marina area.
find a wide choice of shops and bars amongst museums and historical Lined with restaurants and bars, yet at the heart of the old village, it has kept much of
buildings. its old-fashioned charm. Moraira is blessed with a number of stylish cafes and eateries.
The majority of restaurants offer fantastic fresh fish dishes. In the old town a weekly
The ‘Javea Montgo’ region is set below the impressive Montgo Mountain dominating the
market takes place every Friday. Alternatively if you enjoy a drop of wine then it’s well
views from miles around. The ‘port area’ is lined with a wonderful variety of restaurants
worth visiting the San Vicente Ferrer wine cellar.
and shopping areas combining the traditional feel of the old fishing village with the
modern sophisticated marina. La Grava beach stretches from the port area towards Beaches flamenco dancing and karaoke and there
the modern facilities of the Arenal beach. ‘Javea Arenal’ has a wide selection of shops, In the heart of the resort rests a beautiful are one or two open-air dance venues.
bars and restaurants surrounding the horseshoe shaped bay with a large sandy beach horseshoe shaped bay with a sandy The only nightclub in Moraira is Mystique,
stretching from the Parador to the cove of Cala Blanca. Javea’s coastline stretches from beach and calm, shallow waters. This is located in the centre.
the Cova Tallá to the Cala de la Granadella a distance of over 20kms. This stretch of in contrast to the majority of small coves
coast varies from the bright lights and sophisticated bars and restaurants of the Arenal Sports
south of the region which are rather rocky,
area to the peaceful coves of Granadella and the harbour side fish restaurants. Moraira’s lovely beaches offer a wealth
making them excellent for snorkelling.
of watersports. Local leisure facilities
L’Ampolla Beach is at the heart of Moraira
Beaches Dining & Nights Out include golf courses and other sports like
and has fine sand with a play park for the
The Arenal beach is one of Europe’s blue Javea restaurants cater for most tastes tennis and squash. There is a
children. There’s a beach bar and plenty
flag beaches; this sandy stretch of coast and by the port and along the waterfront go-karting circuit between Moraira and
of parking which also serves the resort
gently slopes into the sea and makes it the food is particularly cosmopolitan Teulada Tel 96 574 14 69. Website www.
a great place for introducing children and includes fast food. There are some kartinglafontsanta.com.
to swimming. Behind the beach is a excellent fish restaurants. The nightlife Shopping
promenade where you will find lots of includes the occasional bar offering a There are no large supermarkets and
local crafts for sale while at the port area disco, music and karaoke. shopping malls but these can be found
of Javea there are a number of smaller, not far away in the approaches to the town
pebbly beaches that are lined with beach Sports
and surrounding suburbs. In the main
bars. There are watersports available from avenues of old Moraira there are boutique
Arenal. Other recreational activities stores selling local arts and crafts,
Shopping include golf, tennis and horse riding.
Javea has a large number of shops and souvenirs, holiday gear and bric-a-brac.
boutiques which provide for holiday
Dining & Nights Out
needs including gifts and souvenirs. An
Despite being relatively small, central
open air market is held each Thursday in
Moraira has numerous good quality
Constitution Square where you can barter
restaurants, several of them with Michelin
for goods. Look out for local handicrafts
stars. For local fare try Casa Dorita in the
such as embroidered linens, leather
church square. Most of the restaurants
goods, wickerwork and pottery.
offer live entertainment including
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Central European Time - If you are travelling from the UK then you
must put your watch forward 1 hour.
220 AC - travellers from the UK will need a two-pin plug adaptor.
Opening Hours for Shops
Most large shopping centres and department stores open from 10:00 - 22:00 while
smaller shops generally run from 09:00 - 14:00 and then from 17:00 - 20:00.
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