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Environment/Nature news & information for Costa Blanca

Flash floods in Javea and Denia
Environment Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Flash floods in Javea and Denia

The Valencian Community - typically hot, sunny and dry at this time of year - has seen torrential rain over the past few hours, with a total of 105.2 litres per square metre falling in the popular holiday spot of Javea...

Portuguese Man O'War shuts another Costa Blanca beach
Environment Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Portuguese Man O'War shuts another Costa Blanca beach

ANOTHER Costa Blanca beach has been shut to bathers after a Portuguese Man O'War sighting – this time that of El Campello. Earlier this week, reports of the deadly marine hydrozoan being seen on the beach in Altea...

Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted
Environment Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted

AT LEAST one beach on the Costa Blanca has been shut after a Portuguese Man O'War was found on the shores. Altea (Alicante province) has banned bathers for the moment, and the poisonous species have been seen on the...

Four-metre shark found on Santa Pola beach
Environment Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Four-metre shark found on Santa Pola beach

A DEAD shark of nearly four metres (13 feet) long and weighing 200 kilos (31st 6lb) has been found on the beach in Santa Pola, south of Alicante. It was first seen on the shores of Levante Beach on Wednesday afternoon,...

Floods cause mayhem in Calpe and Benidorm
Environment Sat, Oct 7, 2017

Floods cause mayhem in Calpe and Benidorm

SUDDEN downpours today have flooded the towns of Benidorm and Calpe (Alicante province) leaving drivers trapped in their cars. Firefighters had to rescue one family from Calpe's Avenida Rumanía – a couple and...

Earthquake in Pilar de la Horadada
Environment Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Earthquake in Pilar de la Horadada

AN EARTHQUAKE rocked the southern Costa Blanca this weekend, the national geographical institute has just revealed. The epicentre was in the sea just off the coast of Pilar de la Horadada in the province of Alicante,...

Montgó fire under control
Environment Sat, May 3, 2014

Montgó fire under control

The forest fire that broke out at the foot of the Montgó Nature Reserve in Denia (Alicante), was finally declared under control by 3pm today, but not before almost 40 hectares of greenery had been destroyed. Local...

Adverse weather closes schools in Javea and Denia
Environment Wed, Nov 14, 2012

Adverse weather closes schools in Javea and Denia

The "adverse" weather conditions seen in the province of Alicante yesterday got worse overnight and schools remain closed in Javea, Denia, Ondara and Els Poblets with these and other coastal towns on red alert...

Tropical jellyfish in Dénia has 'very painful sting'
Environment Tue, Jul 20, 2010

Tropical jellyfish in Dénia has 'very painful...

A SWARM of 'exotic' jellyfish with a very painful sting has washed up onto the shores of Dénia (Alicante). The creatures, which are not native to the area, are said to be highly dangerous and around 2,500...

Torrential rain cuts off AP-7 at Benissa
Environment Mon, Sep 28, 2009

Torrential rain cuts off AP-7 at Benissa

LAST night’s rainfall in the provinces of Alicante and Valencia caused the AP-7 motorway to be cut off this morning. Over 100 litres per square metre was recorded in the Marina Alta, Marina Baixa and La Safor...

Costa Blanca fires brought under control
Environment Mon, Jan 26, 2009

Costa Blanca fires brought under control

At about 6 pm last night, firemen stated that they had finally managed to bring under control the fire in La Nucia that was brought on after heavy winds downed power cables. The winds were also blamed for the fire...

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