Underground Living on Lanzarote

Lanzarote – the eastern most Canary Island – is home to some of the most unusual real estate on the planet. Thanks to a cataclysmic volcanic eruption – which lasted six years from 1730. Which covered one quarter of the island in solidified lava – so forcing a serious re-think about how to construct homes and houses.

This unique architectural approach is today best epitomized by the incredible home of the island born artist and architect Cesar Manrique – owner of what is undoubtedly the most famous and surreal property in Lanzarote.

Back in the 1960´s Manrique created a house… Continue reading

Benidorm on the Costa Blanca

The town of Benidorm, located on the Costa Blanca in Spain, is not a sleepy fishing port, with hammocks swaying in the sun by a beach. Well, there may be some hammocks swaying by the beach, but the ‘town’ of Benidorm boasts some of Spain’s tallest hi-rise buildings.

 Located 45 kilometers northeast of Alicante, it’s a convenient and inexpensive place to fly into from just about anywhere in Europe. Benidorm is known for it’s white sand beaches and nightlife, albeit Las Vegas-style.

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Calpe’s Penyal de I’fac or Piñon de Ifach

Piñon de Ifach and Calpe’s Port

Located between Valencia to the north, and Alicante to the south, the town of Calpe is dominated by the 332-meter tall “Piñon de Ifach,” or the rock of Ifach. The rock itself juts out into the sea as imposingly as does the Rock of Gibraltar, and is a beautiful protected mountain wilderness area and park with several spectacular hiking trails and excellent rock-climbing.

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