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With regularly appearing we give short stories about important, funny, interesting and inspiring information about the versatile life on our Costas.


Costa Blanca good for bird watchers

author: Remco van Drie
Costa Blanca good for bird watchers - Van Dam Estates

Bird watchers can indulge themselves on the Costa Blanca. This is due to the great variation in habitats that the coast and the hinterland offer. Roughly five different eco-systems, which sometimes... Read more

A tour along the Salinas in San Pedro

author: Remco van Drie
A tour along the Salinas in San Pedro - Van Dam Estates

The complete walking route around the Salinas Regional Park in San Pedro del Pinatar is the most complete way to experience this nature reserve in all its facets. The 12-kilometer tour introduces... Read more

Mad Max and the Mines of Mazarrón

author: Remco van Drie
Mad Max and the Mines of Mazarrón - Van Dam Estates

Do you know that feeling of walking around and doubting whether you should be there? It's so quiet, so morbid, so deserted. Did I omit to see the No Entry sign? And then those colors. They... Read more

Walking along jagged sand rocks

author: Remco van Drie
Walking along jagged sand rocks - Van Dam Estates

Walking along the dry riverbed of the Rio Seco in Pinar de Campoverde (part of Pilar de la Horadada) offers sports enthusiasts some unexpected surprises. The most impressive are the meter-high sand... Read more

El Palmeral: A sea of palm trees in Elche

author: Remco van Drie
El Palmeral: A sea of palm trees in Elche - Van Dam Estates

The palm tree forest in and around Elche is much more than a natural phenomenon unparalleled in Europe. The approximately 200,000 date palms, which together form El Palmeral, are part of an ingenious... Read more

A quiet day in Guardamar

author: Remco van Drie
A quiet day in Guardamar - Van Dam Estates

Guardamar del Segura could never have existed in its current form without the protection of the Alfonso XIII park. This area, directly behind the dunes, was developed in the 19th century with an... Read more

Moroccan Oasis in Crevillentes Campo

author: Remco van Drie
Moroccan Oasis in Crevillentes Campo - Van Dam Estates

Casa Morisca in the campo of Crevillente has been lovingly christened the Mini Alhambra. That's a rather pretentious nickname, which is obviously hard to live up to. Yet this Moroccan oasis,... Read more

The cathedral is the pride of Murcia

author: Remco van Drie
The cathedral is the pride of Murcia - Van Dam Estates

Murcia is a big city, but still has a very relaxed atmosphere. This is undoubtedly due to the fact that a large part of the old city center is designed as a walking area. This makes it easier to soak... Read more

Easter week in Orihuela Big and exciting

author: Remco van Drie
Easter week in Orihuela Big and exciting - Van Dam Estates

Hardly anywhere in Spain is Semana Santa (Easter week) celebrated as grandly and compellingly as in Orihuela. The religious festival acquired the title of 'international tourist interest' in... Read more

Bella Lola stares sadly over the sea

author: Remco van Drie
Bella Lola stares sadly over the sea - Van Dam Estates

The bronze statue of Bella Lola along the promenade in Torrevieja is a sought-after subject for photographers. The way she looks hopefully over the Mediterranean Sea appeals to the imagination of... Read more