In first line to the Las Arenas beach in Valencia, used to exist one of Valencia’s most emblematic places to summer. The swimming pool of Las Arenas was an excursion place for many families who would spend all day there swimming and eating. The Las Arenas swimming pool, which closed its doors at the beginning of the eighties, used to be situated, where today rises one of Valencia’s grand luxury hotels, the hotel Las Arenas. Regardless, it stayed in the memories of many different generations of Valencians, who once enjoyed one of the most popular recreational spaces of Valencia.
In a few hours the Football World Cup 2014 in Brazil will officially kick off. It won’t be the first time for the World Cup to take place there however, a fact that without doubt brings many bitter memories to Brazilian fans. Last time the World Cup took place in their homeland, the brasileira led by Jair, Ademir and Chico, was unexpectedly defeated by Uruguay in the famous Maracanazo.
With his victory over Novak Djokovic, who had defeated him in four matches previous to the Roland Garros 2014, Nadal, tennis player born in Manacor, managed accumulated the prestigious number of 14 ‘grand titles’, which up until now only the American Pete Sampras had achieved. With his 9th trophy in the Parisian tournament, he is three Grand Slam titles behind the Swiss player Roger Federer.
The Valencian company Mariner, specialised in handcrafted luxury furniture and lighting, has been selected as winning company in the fourth round of a pioneer project, sponsored by the Valencia CF. Aim of the project is to give international visibility to distinct SMEs of the Valencian Community. Winning this competition means a great deal of support for Mariner, giving its international profile an important boost.
The future of the Valencia CF, the most important sporting institution of the Valencian Community, and without a doubt, one of the most renowned all around Spain, owing to the large number of fans it has come by over the years, will be written from Singapore, starting June 2014. Reason being no other than the arrival of multimillionaire Peter Lim in Valencia. Lim is the new owner of the club, after an agreement with the Fundación Valencia CF, trust of the club, and Bankia, the entity with which the Valencia CF still has a huge debt.
From 23 to 25 May, the Festival del Mar (Sea festival) will take place for the third time at the port of Javea, Alicante. It is organised by the Asociación de Comerciantes y Empresarios de Aduanas del Mar (ACEAM) (Teulada-Moraira Association of Businessmen and Traders), in collaboration with the Yacht Club of Javea and the town council of this city on the Costa Blanca.
The motorcycle racer Nico Terol, born in Alcoy, will once again represent the Costa Blanca at Grand Prix’s taking place around Spain. This way, and thanks to the renewal of the ‘Nico Terol Race by Costa Blanca’ campaign, the Provincial Council of Tourism will have an information stand at all the circuits of the different races on the national championship calendar, in order to give people more information about the municipalities that make up the coastal area of the Valencian Community.
Want to improve your swing but unsure where? Tired of planning a day’s golf only for it to be ruined by the weather? Bored of going to the same club, experiencing the same holes? Looking for some variety? All of these questions can be answered in one foul swoop. Visit Galicia, and more specifically the A Coruña province, to enjoy some of the most lush, green courses in Europe.
From 24th to 28th April, Valencias marina will once again roll out the red carpet to host the latest edition of the Valencia Boat Show, a boat exhibition that aims to surpass last year’s numbers, both in terms of visitors, as well as exhibitors. These aspirations would see more than 50,000 attendees visit the iconic Veles e Vents building.
The Palexco, A Coruña Congress and Exhibition Centre, is a formidable contemporary space for exhibitions, congresses, seminars, presentations and conferences in the heart of the city. This impressive, contemporary glass building is a new landmark in a city famed for its rich history, and at the same time a strong indication of a thriving metropolis open to innovation and the future. The Palexco is the first congress centre in Galicia to be awarded the Q mark for Tourist Quality, which will serve in further promoting the centre and A Coruña, attracting more corporate events and tourists, thus confirming its status as a lively, bustling, modern city.
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