Marina del Mar

We've got a Julia on Fase 1, and we visit every 2/3 months . Each time we prune our bougainvillea & oleander bushes right back so they dont hang over the narrow pavement in our road. When we return , they've grown so much again , so we cut them back again . Recently, we were told that ' an official' visited our house while we were in UK , and seemed to measure the extent to which our bushes impacted the pavement .
I'm not sure if anyone has complained , and pedestrians in our road are very few , but does anyone know if there's a specific council rule , which we obviously want to comply with . Thanks ,
Rob Hughes
MdM Fase 1
Urb La M

What’s the Best place to celebrate New Years Eve on the Urb

Hi Guys
Looking forward to celebrating New Years Eve this year on the Urb and wondering where’s the best place for drinks and music ?
We are in our early 50’s and not into ballroom type music.
Thank you in advance ; )

La Marina


The company Aeromax is offering Internet. Do they have a good service or not? Can anyone recommend Aeromax?

car rental

hi .does anyone know of anyone that does car rentals on the urb needed ASAP,,and phone number.THANKS

La Marina

La marina sport centre

Hello all,
I'm due to Stay on the urb mid May, And was wondering if anyone knows if the swimming pool will be open then? Can't seem to find any email address. As I remember its the pool near the satellite roundabout.
Thanks in advance,

Smoking law in Spain

Smoking at bars and cafes in the urbanization. Is it not a law regulating where smoking is forbidden? A matter for Policia Local?

It is in the U.K as we all know does that not mean its a E.U law and so should be the same in Spain? Anyone know?

Commented Team ASL in La Marina 2018-03-21 08:41:38 UTC

It is not a EU law.

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2018-03-21 09:44:37 UTC

Well it should be as far as I am concerned, people that smoke are not only killing them selves but those around them.
All in all is a very silly thing to do.

Commented Team ASL in La Marina 2018-03-21 15:00:23 UTC

a friend of mine died at the age of 93... he smoked all his life and had 2 pints every day before he passed away... live and let live...

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-22 11:15:23 UTC

And one person survived when jumping from an airplane without a functioning parachute. So why use a parachute? Unnecessary cost.

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2018-03-22 14:58:25 UTC

Well I am convinced, I will be taking up smoking tomorrow and look forward to a long healthy life.

Commented Team ASL in La Marina 2018-03-22 18:47:24 UTC

No ambulance service in San Fulgencio

A serious matter!!!
Completion of ambulance service
admin | March 16, 2018
Being scheduled date of March 15, 2018 the completion of the current contract ambulance service between the City Council and the company Hospimar 2000 SL
does not constitute a subject that service those provided by Article 25.2 of Law 7/1985 of 2 April regulating the Local Regime, as amended by the Act Streamlining and Sustainability of Local government, including municipalities exercise own competences in terms of state and regional legislation, having nature of competition City Council delegated to other public administration, and still under the same simultaneous provision by other public administration.
Attended the background and exposed legal bases, hereby communicates the completion of ambulance service that until this moment had contracted with the company Hospimar 2000 SL

Emergency services
• Emergency Coordination Center: 112
• Local Police San Fulgencio:
• 966 794 453/696 465 481/608 493 553 (Office)

Good bye to Spain

It’s 12 months to D day, and the end or our marriage to Europe, I have seen so many people getting ready to leave as no one seems to know hat is going on and if we will be able to stay with the same rights as we have now.

I love Spain and the life I have but will I be able to keep it?

I don't think anything will change tbh

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-10 11:39:19 UTC

A Spanish Life News: Rajoy says that Spain and the UK will maintain their current “wonderful relationship” following Brexit

Spain and the UK will maintain their “wonderful relationship” following Brexit says Rajoy

The President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, stressed in London, where he met with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, that the second phase of Brexit negotiations will start “as soon as possible”. He also thanked Theresa May for her position on Catalonia.

​At the press conference that Mariano Rajoy and Theresa May offered the media at the start of their meeting, they agreed that Spain and the United Kingdom maintain close and fruitful relations and that these will continue following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

The President of the Government of Spain described bilateral relations as enjoying a “wonderful” period: the United Kingdom is the leading destination for Spanish investments and the fourth ranked trading partner while, in turn, the United Kingdom is the second ranked investor in Spain. “But the most important aspect is the relations between the people”, said Mariano Rajoy, who recalled that 18 million British tourists visit Spain each year, half a million British citizens live in our country and 250,000 Spaniards reside in the United Kingdom.

The President of the Government argued that both governments have been “very active” in defending the rights of citizens in the negotiations for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. He also expressed his “absolute conviction” that the second phase of these negotiations will start “as soon as possible”. The goal, he maintained, is “to preserve the wonderful relations” that exist between Spain and the United Kingdom.

Respect for the rule of law

As regards the situation in Catalonia, Mariano Rajoy thanked Theresa May for the support she offered the people and Government of Spain over this matter. “Without respect for the rule of law and for the laws of a country, there is no democracy”, he stressed.

For her part, the British Prime Minister expressed her “support for the President of the Government on the issue of Catalonia” and expressed that “it is fundamental for the rule of law to prevail and for the Spanish Constitution to be respected”.

To end, the President of the Government pointed out that combating terrorism is a priority for both countries. “We have been hit very hard, but we will win this fight and to ensure this it is fundamental, as indeed we have been doing, for our intelligence services work together ever more closely”, he remarked.

Royal British Legion - Orihuela-Costa, Spain

La Marina

lets hope so as a lot of people are very worried

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-06 11:40:19 UTC

A SPANISH LIFE NEWS: “Clausula Suelo”: What is it and can you claim money back from the banks?

Over the last 20 years or so, buyers from all over the world have flocked to Spain in order to buy their dream Spanish property. In doing so, many of them used tracker mortgages and, as a result, may have been paying too much interest on the money they borrowed.

Tracker mortgages offer interest rates that track the Euribor (European Interbank Offered Rate) which is a reference rate that is updated daily. It takes into account the average interest across all the countries in the Eurozone. Tracker mortgages are good because if interest rates are good because if the interest rate falls, then the amount of interest a borrow pays should also fall.

Many Spanish banks, however, have been found guilty of not passing the decrease in interest onto their clients when the rates dropped in 2009. Instead, they included a minimum rate of 3% to 4% in their mortgage agreements meaning that borrowers never benefited from the lower rates and banks continued to enjoy high profits from their lending activities.

The “clausula suelo”, or interest floor clause, caused many to lose their entire life savings as well as their homes because they could not keep up the repayments. The Supreme Court in Spain agreed that many of the clauses in the mortgage agreements are unfair and have ruled that mortgage holders are able to claim back their money.

In some cases, the amount of money which can be reclaimed runs into thousands of Euro.

If you have been affected by having a Interest floor clause mortgage and would like our help in recovering your money, then please send us a email to: as we will be able to help you.

La Marina

heres the link I found a few weeks ago they helped me

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-06 11:38:39 UTC
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