We left our most enjoyable place in Las Ramblas after around 3 years. We have now decided to relocate to another area of Las Ramblas, because we do very much enjoy the overall area, with everything this has to offer.
Our new place was build approx. 2011, and the style is therefor different to older developments. Advantage is that in 2011 they started putting insulation in floors, walls and roofs, so this place is more pleasant temperature wise, than our old place.
The architecture is more modern. Now almost every new development is square, white and with pleanty of glass, that provides a more bright and light interior feeling, which we do like. We call this type of style "sugar cubes" because from a distance, houses looks like sugar cubes stacked on top of each other.
Here is our new place:
This place is not for rent.
Here is our previous place:
The above is our previous Spanish place in the sun. A 50 minute drive south of Alicante in the Costa Blanca region. The main attraction is pleasant temperatures - even during the winter months - sandy beaches, restaurants, bars and shopping close by and a varity of golf courses. Our new place is only about 500 yards down the road from our previous place, but we can now long-spit to the Las Ramblas Golf Club house
Our place belongs to what is know as Orihuela Costa. This is a region rather that a town/city. Our nearest town is Villamartin and for that reason the displays listed below is from Villamartin. We are sure that the weather at our place will not differ to much as Villamartin is only a stone throw away (in estate agent terms :-)
The months of June, Juli and August are hot - really hot. Mid september is "bearable" but you still need to get out of the mid-day sun. This is obviously a "luxury problem" for us Scandinavians, but it is something that you have to be aware of.
We do like the sun and the warm weather, but we don't think that Juli and August will turn out to be our favorite months in Spain. These are the nicest months in Denmark so we might just stay here during the hottest season.
End of September and all of October is the best - we think. Pool is hot. The sea is hot. Most of the summer turists are back to work, so traffic and parking is so much easier. it is all together more relaxed, and night temperatures are so much more acceptable.
Be aware that the climate change means that Spain can become extremly hot during the summer months.
This is definately not to everyones taste, and for people with heart problems it can be even dangerous.
Du chose the time to visit Spain with care. Especially if you don't much enjoy high temperatures. It could ruin an otherwise enjoyable holiday.
Be warned also
It's not alway a case of sunglases, shorts and pinacoladas. This photo slide is from the 17th of January 2017. It can get cold - typically from Christmas time and on.
Having said that, we spend Christmas 2022 and New Year 2022/2023 in our place, and we had "Indian summer" temperatures all the way until mid January. We could walk about in our summer outfits