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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.

Winter Heating on Marina del Mar Fase 1

Tonight , 3 Jan 17, it's really cold in our Julia. We're new to the Urb and have tried AC heating , plug-in fan heaters and halogen heaters. None give good levels of heat.
How do those of you who've spent many years in la Marina heat your houses in cold evenings like this and overnight.
Thanks , Sue Hughes

We have a portable gas fire, trouble is it does cause condensation but it's warm. I also have small oil heaters with thermostats on in the bedroom with the door closed it takes the chill off the room. I have a curtain across the arch way ( not sure if it's the same in Julia's ) that leads from the room to the bedrooms I find it keeps the heat in the room better. We have plenty of nice rugs down as well as the tiled floors are cold. Keep warm!

Commented YorkshireLass in La Marina 2017-01-04 07:29:36 UTC

Thanks so much for your help, we bought a portable gas heater today plus gas bottle, so should be warmer tonight !. We paid 45 euros for the gas bottle, do you know if we have to return it to the same shop when it runs out ? also, when we buy a 2nd gas bottle , is it another 45 euros, or cheaper ?
The assistant only spoke broken english, so we didn't really understand. Also, if we have the gas heater on 2/3 hours each night , approx how long will it last ? thanks v much again, really appreciate your advice. Best wishes Sue H

Commented suehughes11 in La Marina 2017-01-04 16:36:44 UTC

Hi Sue. Personally I would not go to the expense of buying another bottle. You can go to any gas provider and exchange. Not sure how much a refill is these days but would have thought around €15 so paying €30 for a bottle is expensive as they are always available for sale.

Commented Support in Alicante 2017-01-04 18:59:49 UTC

Sue you can take the bottle to anywhere that sells the gas they just exchange it for another bottle. There is a guy that comes round fase 1 from memory( I'm in UK at moment so it could have changed) it's Tuesday & Friday around mid morning, if you put your bottle out he looks up the streets ( might be an idea to chain it to something though) however there's plenty of places to buy gas from... petrol station, super valu,ferretaria, etc. With regards to getting a spare,if you are on Facebook join La Marina and Quesada buying and selling, there are usually bottles for sale on there and if not you can put advert in asking if anyone has one, doesn't cost anything.once again from memory the gas should last approx 11 days depending on which setting and length of time. We used to leave the oil heater on all night and the thermostat would kick in when temperature dropped Enjoy your time in La Marina.

Commented YorkshireLass in La Marina 2017-01-05 16:51:43 UTC

Many thanks to you Both, I appreciate your responses.
Please can I ask one final question - we bought a 4200w calor gas heater, but after 3 hours of being switched on, last evening, it cut out. We have since learnt that gas heaters have a 'deoxygenisation programme), and need a certain level of oxygen to work safely. I think our heater cut out as we had all the internal doors closed, so no air/oxygen was circulating. Do you leave the window open a little, or just keep all internal doors open ? I know its a safey device (which is good !), but just wondered how it works for safety purposes. Thanks again, for taking the time to respond. Sue Hughes

Commented suehughes11 in La Marina 2017-01-06 09:28:22 UTC

Sue it has happened to us but not on a regular basis. I believe we just left the door that leads into the kitchen slightly ajar. Do you have a carbon monoxide alarm? I plan to bring one next time I come over, although it's not often I stay for the winter like I used to... I prefer the summer lol!

Commented YorkshireLass in La Marina 2017-01-06 14:20:03 UTC

Thanks so much for your advice, still think we prefer the Spanish winter to English winters !
Best wishes for 2017, kind regards,Sue

Commented suehughes11 in La Marina 2017-01-06 19:01:47 UTC

Boxing Day 26th December

Does anyone know if any of the local restaurants are open on 26th December please?

La Marina

Have you lost money on a Spanish Property Investment

Mr and Mrs W - A happy ending.

In June 2016 Mr and Mrs W from the East Sussex contacted us.

Back in 2004, like hundreds and thousands of other people they put money down on what they believed would be their dream home in Spain.

It wasn’t even built and that left them tens of thousands of Pounds out of pocket.

In November 2016, they were paid their money back PLUS INTEREST.

All from the comfort of their front room

Because we did it all for them.

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Damsel in distress seeks handy man

I need someone who can put up a speaker shelf, tv wall bracket, picture, hooks, gadget rail etc.

If they can put up some light fittings even better and there might be a biscuit in it!

Own drill and ability to stand on chair without oxygen a bonus.

If you can help please email misstinabrownuk@hotmail.com or text on 633205978.


Tina in La Marina

Give A Gift For Christmas

Once again, Expat Solutions, found in Consum Square on Urb La Marina, is collecting Christmas gifts for those in need.

Gifts for girls and boys of all ages, baby products, toiletries, hats, scarfs and gloves and anything else that would make a gift can all be left in the collection box.

Gifts don’t need to be wrapped and can be left between 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday at the office; all donations are accepted and appreciated.

Show someone you care at this time of year.

For more information you can call on 966727681 or email us at info@expatsolutions.es.

All gifts get donated to the needy in the local area.



If you know the man talk to him. If not go to the Policia!

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2016-08-27 17:54:41 UTC

how about rubbing his face in it!!!

Commented exsas in La Marina 2016-08-30 14:30:11 UTC

The culprit is the owner of a small brown dog and a rotweiller. I saw him the other day and when he knew I was watching he slowly took out a blue doggy bag and bent down as if attempting to collect it, at this point I carried on walking. Came back about ten minutes later and the blue bag and dog poo was still at the bottom of someone drive ! This was 2 roads down from Calle Berna in the side road. Definitely the same guy though because I followed his route.

Commented kerryahills in La Marina 2016-11-07 11:24:48 UTC

Jeweller to re-size a ring

Anyone know of a jeweller in the area who can re-size a ring? Maybe Quesada?

Any help appreciated

The Treasure Chest on the main high street can resize and polish your ring.

Commented chalkie in Quesada 2016-10-16 21:21:15 UTC

sounds painful!

Commented dynosore in San Fulgencio 2016-10-26 09:31:32 UTC

The resizing stings a bit, but the polishing is quite pleasant.

Commented chalkie in Quesada 2016-11-07 08:52:29 UTC


Why oh Why do we have to still suffer peoples barking dogs???????? Totally NO Consideration whatsoever, the owners must either be deaf or both . All hours night , day, early morning,,Its a invasion of ones private life especially the early hours of the morning

Alan,its no use commenting or criticising dogs in LA Marina.The Canine Mafia don't take a blind bit of notice.Why the hell should they care about waking you up at all hours,having you tread in their beloved dogs stinking brown parcels and allowing your peace and quiet to be invaded all day.Some owners don't care.After all why should they,we are only human beings.??

Commented blarter222 in La Marina 2016-11-06 14:21:35 UTC
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