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Smoking law in Spain

Smoking at bars and cafes in the urbanization. Is it not a law regulating where smoking is forbidden? A matter for Policia Local?

It is in the U.K as we all know does that not mean its a E.U law and so should be the same in Spain? Anyone know?

Commented Team ASL in La Marina 2018-03-21 08:41:38 UTC

It is not a EU law.

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2018-03-21 09:44:37 UTC

Well it should be as far as I am concerned, people that smoke are not only killing them selves but those around them.
All in all is a very silly thing to do.

Commented Team ASL in La Marina 2018-03-21 15:00:23 UTC

a friend of mine died at the age of 93... he smoked all his life and had 2 pints every day before he passed away... live and let live...

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-22 11:15:23 UTC

And one person survived when jumping from an airplane without a functioning parachute. So why use a parachute? Unnecessary cost.

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2018-03-22 14:58:25 UTC

Well I am convinced, I will be taking up smoking tomorrow and look forward to a long healthy life.

Commented Team ASL in La Marina 2018-03-22 18:47:24 UTC

A SPANISH LIFE NEWS: Torrevieja prostitute’s price of silence

Two women have been arrested and charged by the Guardia Civil for blackmail and threatening behaviour after they extracted over 90,000 euros from a resident of San Miguel de la Salinas.

The man had paid one of the women, a 32-year old Romanian, for sex, over 12 months ago, since which time she had been threatening him. Either he paid her money or she told his wife that she was a prostitute who had regularly been providing her husband with sex.

He chose the former and in the ensuing period he is understood to have given the woman two cars and over 90,000 euros in cash.

The man met the prostitute, a hostess in a Torrevieja club in December 2016. Apparently, he had several sexual encounters with her.

Everything seemed to go well until she began asking for large amounts of money in exchange for her silence. The first time was 40,000 euros. The man agreed and made the payment through the prostitute’s bank account. He thought that would be an end to the situation, but he was wrong.

Shortly afterwards she demanded another 25,000 euros. On that occasion, it was not to her bank account, but to that of a male relative. Once again the sanmiguelero agreed to the request and paid for her silence, but it did not work either. The woman asked again for another 25,000 euros and this time she wanted it paid in cash. She also asked for two cars which he gave to he and never saw again.

With the situation having gone on for over a year the man finally chose to denounce the situation to the San Miguel Guardia Civil who opened their investigation in December 2017. They found that it was not one but two women who have been pocketing the cash, the Romanian and her 36-year old Bosnian friend.

Both were subsequently arrested and charged with crimes of extortion and threatening behaviour. The two women appeared in court last week but after being charged the pair were released and are now awaiting trial.


I bet they are not in Spain anymore... fancy releasing them!!!

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-22 13:17:19 UTC

Indian spices

Where is the best place to buy indian spices in bulk around Catral please


I was watching a program on T.V called something like “bargin lovin Brits” I will leave you to work out what it was about.
Well they showed 2 ladies out side the little English Shop by the petrol station near the arches, in Quesada, they had set up a little sample table of Indian food which they sold in pre made up kits, it had all the spices in so you could cook it yourself at home.

They Said they had started the business because it was so hard to get spices in Spain, if you can track them down then I am sure they can help you.

Commented Team ASL in La Marina 2018-03-21 19:59:00 UTC

We were on it... the film crew were here for 4 hours for 3 minutes of footage... filming the pie lady delivering to us... love a home made pie

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-22 11:10:32 UTC

Off Plan Properties in Spain

How many people in Spain have lost their deposit on off plan developments? if your one of these people... we can help... visit fill in the form and we will contact you the next day...

Los Montesinos

No ambulance service in San Fulgencio

A serious matter!!!
Completion of ambulance service
admin | March 16, 2018
Being scheduled date of March 15, 2018 the completion of the current contract ambulance service between the City Council and the company Hospimar 2000 SL
does not constitute a subject that service those provided by Article 25.2 of Law 7/1985 of 2 April regulating the Local Regime, as amended by the Act Streamlining and Sustainability of Local government, including municipalities exercise own competences in terms of state and regional legislation, having nature of competition City Council delegated to other public administration, and still under the same simultaneous provision by other public administration.
Attended the background and exposed legal bases, hereby communicates the completion of ambulance service that until this moment had contracted with the company Hospimar 2000 SL

Emergency services
• Emergency Coordination Center: 112
• Local Police San Fulgencio:
• 966 794 453/696 465 481/608 493 553 (Office)


Looking for reliable plaster to skim the inside of villa any recommendations please

I have been a plastering and rendering contractor for over 40 years.. however I'm retired now... have a look in the tradesman section on here or theres often a couple advertising in the Leader free newspaper

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-17 17:56:44 UTC

Jewellery Malking Classes

We are about to open our workshops for students wanting to learn to make jewellery. All our classes are taught by professional jewellers. We are starting with a 4 day course commencing 11th April with the lecturer flying in from Italy to teach for us. He speaks both English and Spanish. The class will be from 9am to 1.30pm each day. Beginners to full time jewellers will love this class making a cuff bracelet.
Contact us at or see our facebook page at In the Studio Jewellery School

Daya Nueva


We want to service our car and get it checked over properly as apparently it needs a new ITV at the end of next month. We are looking for a good recommendation, if possible a mobile mechanic who can come and check it at home and who is reasonable and honest. We have not had good experiences with garages in England in the past and don´t want the same problems here. Thanks


I know where you are coming from as there are so many unreputable garages out there and its hard to find a trustwothy and honest garage unless you know lots of people who can provide recommendations. Are there any members or users who can offer their advice or experiences of garages/mechanics out here in Spain. Many thanks.

Commented Rio in Almoradi 2011-05-30 13:25:00 UTC

Hi js, Not sure if you have located a mechanic by now, but if you haven´t I can recommend an British mechanic who has always serviced my car and many of my freinds have used him for all sorts of car problems. His name is Bob and his number is 600386466.

Commented savemoney61 in Almoradi 2011-06-01 10:24:12 UTC

Thank you for the advice. We have not found anyone at the moment so I will give Bob a call and see what he can do. I will post back our comments in due course. js

Commented js424400 in Almoradi 2011-06-01 11:34:42 UTC

Car mechanics estepona


Commented phillip.jones in Estepona 2013-10-06 06:54:08 UTC

Dave Evans Catral is great mechanic and can do remaps also

Commented janesteveandlottie in Quesada 2018-03-14 19:01:21 UTC

Rental Enquiries

I´m looking for a long term rental, I´ve made several enquiries on this site but have not received any response at all. Does anyone know if the enquiries are working okay, or how I can find out. Many thanks


If you contact us on may possibly able to assist you with long term rental.

Commented karen_holidayhomes in Quesada 2013-04-22 16:25:38 UTC

Hi Linda
In which area you looking to rent

Thank you so much for taking me to view the apartment today, it was beautiful but too big for me and my dog. Thank you also for getting back to me so promptly, many agents never bother to get back to me at all.

Commented lindayea in Almoradi 2013-04-24 14:43:36 UTC

Thank you, I have called into your office in Almoradi but they didnt have anything suitable.

Commented lindayea in Almoradi 2013-04-24 14:44:40 UTC

Your welcome, if I get anything a little smaller I will let you know.

Commented karen_holidayhomes in Quesada 2013-04-24 14:48:42 UTC

Give me a ring I may have something to suit you
Fred 965720988

Commented fred pegman in San Miguel de Salinas 2013-04-24 16:38:03 UTC

I have a 3 bed 2 bath furnished townhouse in Rojales for Long Term Rental...Please contact 636 928 611 for futher details

Commented amandajaneslater1 in Almoradi 2013-05-13 17:46:13 UTC

We have a new property on our books in Almoradi for 275€ a month, 2 bedroom and will accept pets.

Commented karen_holidayhomes in Quesada 2013-05-13 17:57:14 UTC

Is it in Almoradi you are looking for something?

Commented tommypersson47 in Torrevieja 2013-05-14 16:22:06 UTC

I have properties for long term rental

Commented fred pegman in San Miguel de Salinas 2013-05-14 16:25:05 UTC

Hi could you give me more details pls of the long term rent properties you have in San Miguel. Many thanks.

Commented Baby-Steps123 in Quesada 2013-05-15 16:26:30 UTC

Hello. Do you have anything in the Benijofar / Benimar area???

Joolz x

Commented Joolz in Quesada 2013-05-27 10:02:49 UTC

Please email I would like a 3plus bed property with use of a pool. Long term 3yrs plus. As from this summer! Thanks! x

Commented Joolz in Quesada 2013-05-27 10:04:18 UTC

We have a long term let in Heredades for a good price you can contact me on for more info

Commented info in Quesada 2013-05-27 21:15:24 UTC

has to be walking distance to benijofar, but thanks for offer x

Commented Joolz in Quesada 2013-05-28 10:06:23 UTC

You are welcome take care Goldenkeys

Commented info in Quesada 2013-05-28 15:02:09 UTC

Twice I have asked you to ring me so far you have not 965720988

Commented fred pegman in San Miguel de Salinas 2013-05-28 15:16:25 UTC

I´m so sorry not to get back to you, I´ve had no internet. A long story, first I was with Vodafone, then I changed to Orange who for whatever reason cancelled my contract, then I tried another company who wanted 250 Euros up front which I would get back in 6 months time, I didnt like the sound of that, then another company who´s installer is off sick and they dont know when I can have the internet, eventually I went to Internet Vega Baja who have been superb. Hence the reason I didnt get back to you !

Commented lindayea in Almoradi 2013-06-16 08:39:38 UTC

I think the site admin have been replaced it will get a lot better as the answerd my enquiry yesterday... but I don't know how I'm on this thread ???

Commented janesteveandlottie in Quesada 2018-03-14 19:00:01 UTC

Attention all estate agents in Quesada and surrounding areas

Did you know that you can now upload your portfolio of properties directly to A Spanish Life? This is a FREE listing service. Simply send us your XML feed and we will upload the same day giving you a wider audience of potential buyers. Email enquiries to
We look forward to working with you.


sound like a great idea having everything for sale in the area your looking at

Commented janesteveandlottie in Quesada 2018-03-13 13:36:57 UTC


Just to let everyone know that we actually bought our property in Quesada through A Spanish Life a few years ago.
We had heard of many horror stories where disreputable people calling themselves estate agents taking advantage of people like myself which made us very wary indeed, but happy to say everything went through very smoothly and love living in Spain!!

Thanks again ASL.

Commented niamcult in Quesada 2018-03-13 16:42:27 UTC

We found our villa via an estate agent on here tbh... and we actually bought the first house we found... after looking at a lot more we came back to the first one we saw... still here now 13 years later

Commented janesteveandlottie in Quesada 2018-03-14 18:56:49 UTC
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