Barclay's Bank

Does anyone know where the nearest Barclay's Bank is?if in fact, there is one!! There was one in Quesada,but that's gone.

Relocating to Spain

Hi, my wife and I are thinking of making a move to LA Marina. We are a little concerned about such issues like healthcare. Do the Spanish NHS honour our. E111 cards now that we are set to leave europe? We have heard some stories from people that the Spanish authorities have been taking these cards from ex-pats without any explanation.
Does anyone have an opinion whether this is a good or bad time for Brits moving to Spain?
Where would be the best place? We have heard that LA Marina Urb is basically a massive housing estate. We do not want Blackpool with sunshine, any suggestions?

It is most definitely not Blackpool in the sun. I only visit there and have never seen a kiss-me-quick hat yet. It is a place to chill. Outside of the "season" you hear more yapping dogs than people at night. As for the Brexit thing, it is too early to tell. If you want lively give it a miss, but to chill take the leap

Commented silverfox1955 in La Marina 2017-02-26 13:35:55 UTC

Thanks for the comments Silverfox, it's just that we have heard some 'horror stories' about life in the sun. Wasn't sure if Brexit had kicked in as yet, anyway it may make no difference at all. We are due to come over soon so will get first hand experience. On another subject does anyone know when the Processionary Caterpillar season finishes as we are worried about our dogs?

Commented Bill Smyth in La Marina 2017-02-26 20:45:47 UTC

Commented 2nd Casa in La Marina 2017-03-01 12:31:50 UTC

The old yapping dog syndrome rises its head again.!! That will never change,the dogs are far more important than peoples relaxation and sleep.All the people that complain can't all be wrong?

Commented blarter222 in La Marina 2017-03-11 19:06:25 UTC

i havent got a (yappy) dog as you call them,but i would say someone with a dog who makes itself known is less likely to get burgled etc.

Commented exsas in La Marina 2017-03-12 16:51:39 UTC

Sorry,not sure who you are,I was actually addressing the comments from Silverfox1955.He has a very valid and fast increasing point,not really sure what continually yapping dogs throughout the night has to do with burglary. Not heard of any burglaries on the URB of late,I could be wrong though!!

Commented blarter222 in La Marina 2017-03-12 20:40:16 UTC

British car mechanic

Does anyone know a good British car mechanic who can help with all the Spanish beurocracy involved in getting my car through it's mot? Think it may need a new clutch as well.



We have just heard about poison being put down in the Park area of Calle San Sebastián/Calle Argon,
La Marina Urb. Also processionary caterpillars are on the paths and verde of Calle de Monaco, La Marina Urb.
In Calle Bilbao a dog died Sunday because he ate poison on his nightly walk on the lead!!.
Please take care.

La Marina

I've seen a spraying truck doing the pine trees by me in Oasis this morning. Maybe they are doing the whole urb.


Commented Bob Smith in La Marina 2017-02-17 13:12:02 UTC

More poison found!!!
More pieces of meat were with poison in the area of la marina found.
Near the intersection of Calle Avalon / Calle San Sebastian.
The police have been giftproben seprona, and handed over to the guardia civil.
It was also a lawsuit. We know of 5 dogs by inclusion of the poison.
We ask all dog owners their animals in this neighborhood for a walk.
We've just received word that another dog was poisoned. Avda San
Fulgencio near parque Berlin. Please warn everyone and keep your
eyes open. Also we would like to ask you if you see anything
suspicious please just to write it down, if possible, take pictures
and get a sample in a plastic bag with you. You can do this then
in the guardia civil in guardamar. Ask there to an official of the seprona.
Thank you.

Commented Izzy in La Marina 2017-03-06 17:02:28 UTC


Does anyone know of a florist on the urb
Many thanks

La Marina

Big FM...Rip Off FM

Throwing a question out there, yes im new to this thread, i myself have screened it for many a year.
BIG FM radio station are a comeplete waste of airtime. Not only are some of the DJs useless, the station nonstop plays adverts and then some more adverts. Their entire Facebook stinks and it has one interest, money. Every post is about 1€ advertising and we dont lie about the figures for how many listeners. Big Fm, how many listeners do you have, as my own conclusion is, either Bay Radio or, Radio Donna are the peoples choice.
My suggestion, stop bashing and talking about other stations, keep your nose out of others business


thank you JH for your comment as we always listen to opinions, for your information we have the least amount of advertising than any LIVE radio station on the Costa Blanca with only 12 minutes of advertising in each hour in comparison to some, I am sorry that you feel this way about our station however it is clear that you prefer to listen to our competition and that is your choice, free will is a wonderful thing. our comment about listener figures is correct as it is impossible to know how many listeners we have as the technology to tell me if you have your radio on and tuned to big fm doesnt exist
We make no pretence that we are a community radio station and with the largest crew of live presenters on any english radio station in spain who by the way are all volunteers we work for the benefit of our community and play what we are asked to .
our advertising is 1€ per play and that barely covers the costs of running the station, but we dont do this for the money, we do it because we love what we do and as we are still growing, we must be getting something right.
I take on board your comments, but somehow i dont think you will take any notice of anything ive said in return.
To end we are a community radio station, in the community for the community by community members
Richie Sparks
Station Manager
Big FM

Commented Richie in La Marina 2017-01-17 16:36:03 UTC

well said richie,keep up the good work,there are people who appreciate what your team are doing.

Commented exsas in La Marina 2017-01-18 12:29:13 UTC

Can't suggest anything for your dislike of the radio station apart from there's a shop in Rojales who may be able to fix your radio tuner.

Commented chalkie in Quesada 2017-01-19 08:50:54 UTC

well said chalkie. i notice no more comments from jh,perhaps he was just joking hence the "jester" !!!

Commented exsas in La Marina 2017-01-20 13:56:52 UTC

Reminded me of the older days of charities calling each other as well as bars and noise, not to mention Jeff. Happy days.....

Commented chalkie in Quesada 2017-01-24 20:12:47 UTC

Cunsumer advice

Can you tell me if there is a citizens advice service covering the la Marina area?

La Marina


does anyone know where I can purchase a bottle of CIF cleaner in La marina please ?

La Marina

Not sure if they will have it but worth a try.... Thursday or Saturday Market as I know there's one or two stalls sell English cleaning products or maybe Iceland?

Commented YorkshireLass in La Marina 2017-01-12 06:59:00 UTC

Will try markets , Iceland sometimes have it but never know when its coming in
Thanks for yourhelp

Commented Don A in La Marina 2017-01-12 09:15:32 UTC

There's Pick n Pay on the industrial estate at Guardamar you could always give them a ring
965 72 88 98

Commented YorkshireLass in La Marina 2017-01-12 14:55:22 UTC

THanks, I forgot about them .will try.

Commented Don A in La Marina 2017-01-12 16:28:54 UTC

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La Marina

Malika's new endeavours

Hi Everyone. A lot of you might remember Malika and Me when we we had the bar in La Marina Village and used to do the Moroccan nights with Belly Dancers. Well we have moved on and are now situated in the Santara Resort located in Gran Alacant. Malika is now running the restaurant here and we will be having some theme nights as before with the first of the New Year starting with a Flamenco night on the 21st January followed by a Morocco night soon after.

The resort is adapted especially for the over 55's and fully wheelchair friendly. Here you can take a relaxing weeks holiday on a resort that's geared to give you all you need for health and recuperation or to help you recover from an operation with its onsite wellness facilities or take a long term rental in an apartment or bungalow to reside in for as long as you want with like minded people.

The place is very nice and you will get free parking.

Thank you and a Happy New Year to you all.

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