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Best Day Trips from Valencia

by alison.chou on Friday, August 12, 2016

Valencia is a city that never gets old, but for those moments when you’re yearning for a change of scenery, check out these can’t-miss day trips.

For our students studying in Valencia, we have two words for you: lucky you! Valencia has everything you could ever desire: beautiful beaches, perfect climate, bustling metropolitan life, and a unique charm that’s part contemporary, part traditional, but all Mediterranean. And for when you’re yearning to step out of city life for an exciting day trip, you’re only a quick car or train ride away from some amazing sites, impressive naturescapes and idyllic towns. Here are some of our recommendations for some of the best day trips from Valencia.

Altea

Altea

Looking for that super quaint, charming village to remind yourself why you fell in love with Spain in the first place? If so, Altea is a must-see. This adorable town, located on the Costa Brava approximately 1.5 hours south of Valencia (by car), is known for its labyrinthine cobblestone streets and picturesque white-washed houses. In the heart of the historic center is the beautiful La Mare de Déu del Consol Cathedral, topped with its iconic dome of bright blue-and-white tiles. Take a walk through Altea’s streets and narrow alleyways, and you’ll catch breath-taking glimpses of dazzling blue: the sparkling clear waters of the Bay of Altea. The town is also known as an increasingly popular destination for artists; their presence can be felt in the bursts of bright color that adorn pristine white facades and the quirky, artisan boutiques… read more »

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Las mejores excursiones de un día desde Valencia

by Diego on Thursday, August 11, 2016

Valencia es una ciudad que nunca pasa de moda pero, para esos momentos en los que deseas un cambio de aires, te proponemos estas excursiones de un día. Tenemos dos palabras para nuestros estudiantes de Valencia : ¡Qué suerte! Valencia cuenta con todo lo que puedas desear: hermosas playas, clima perfecto,  una animada vida metropolitana, y un encanto único que es parte contemporáneo y en parte tradicional, pero todo mediterráneo. Y si tienes ganas de cambiar de aires, sólo tienes que tomar un coche o un tren y  rápidamente llegarás a  algunos lugares increíbles, verás paisajes impresionantes y pueblos idílicos. Estas son algunas de nuestras recomendaciones para que pases un estupendo día de excursión por los alrededores de Valencia … read more »

Consejos para sobrevivir al mes de agosto en España

by alison.chou on Friday, July 29, 2016

Te contamos todo lo que necesitas saber para sobrevivir al calor y a las multitudes este agosto. … read more »

How to Survive August in Spain

by alison.chou on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

We’re bringing you everything you need to know about how to survive the heat and the crowds this August. If you are learning Spanish in Spain this summer, it's important that you know how to make the most of the month of August. Some Spaniards take a whole month of vacation , pack their bags and take off to the beach.  Regardless of age or social status, there are many who engage in this “summer migration”: there are the employed taking their well-deserved vacation days, the retired looking to get a change of scenery, and of course the students who so eagerly look forward to their summer vacation. Understandably, for foreigners who come to Spain, it can be a bit strange to find some cities emptier and quieter than usual or their towns suddenly saturated with Spaniards that usually do not live there but that are spending their vacation there, just like any other tourist … read more »

Summer Cinema in Spain

by Becca on Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer cinema in Spain has always had a certain element of sentimentality. For many, attending outdoor movies is more an excuse to enjoy a warm summer night than anything else; in fact, it's safe to say that for many Spaniards, their earliest memories are wrapped up in the nostalgia of a summer night spent outside at the park in front of a movie screen. … read more »

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