WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY - Pilates, Yoga, Excursions & More

FLIGHTS

To join in on one of our Activity Holidays we recommend flying to Murcia (San Javier) which is the nearest airport. From here it is about at 45-50 minutes drive to Mazarron.  Alicante is about 1 and a half hour’s drive. The flight lasts about 2 and a half hours.

Murcia: B.A. Ryanair, Easyjet and and Jet2 all fly from the UK to Murcia. Ryanair flies from Luton and Stanstead.  Easy Jet flies from Luton, Stanstead, Gatwick, Bristol and Southend. Others include Aer Lingus, Iberia, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International.

Alicante: This is a much more international airport. Ryanair, Easy Jet, Monarch, B.A., Jet2, Thomson Airways, Vueling, Norwegian, Thomas Cook, Norwegian Air International, Blue Air, Aer Lingus, Flybe all fly to Alicante. Flights can be found from Luton, Stanstead, Manchester, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kerry, Leeds, Bradford etc.

If you are going to join us on one of our Activity Holidays, we recommend that you book early to secure the best deal. Our Learn Spanish and Pilates Classes as part of our organised activity holidays are in the quiet season, so flights are very cheap.

TRANSFERS

If you are going to join us on one of our Activity Holidays, we can arrange transfers from Murcia and Alicante from our local, reliable and trustworthy taxi company or you can arrange your own. Please let us know well in advance. To give you an example, a taxi from Murcia to your destination is currently Euros 50-60 each way. A taxi from Alicante to your destination is currently Euros 80.

BREAKFAST

On our Activity Holidays, breakfast is taken in the apartment. We will direct or take you the local supermarket to purchase any items you may need for breakfast or during your stay. For late arrivals there will be a welcome pack in your apartment with essentials for breakfast.

 

DINNER

Some dinners are not included (please see itinerary).

TIPS

Lunch and dinner tips are not included. Please leave a 5 – 10% tip at your discretion.

 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

Any extra activities which we may organise for you such as bike hire, massage and beauty treatments, will be at your own cost.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU ON OUR ACTIVITY HOLIDAYS

  • WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:
    1. Swimming costume (towels are provided, both for bathing and swimming)
    2. Hairdryers are provided
    3. Electric travel adapters are NOT provided.
    4. The apartments are fully equipped with washing machines, irons and ironing boards
    5. Shower / pool sandals (flip flops, deck shoes…)
    6. Lightweight walking shoes/trainers for tourist visits
    7. A cardigan/light jacket for the evenings.
    8. A cardigan/sweatop/jacket to keep you warm on the Learn Spanish excursions, suitable non-restrictive fitness attire for the Pilates and Yoga Classes
    9. Dress is casual. Shorts etc for daytime, jeans for the evenings
    10. Tea bags! It’s impossible to buy decent tea bags in Spain!

     

     

     

For language study

A small personal English / Spanish dictionary for your Spanish Learning/Lessons can be useful.

Travel documents

For our Activity Holidays, holders of full UK passports do not need visas for visits to Spain whatever the length of stay. If you do not have a full British Passport, please check requirements with the Spanish Embassy.

Health

No vaccinations are needed by EEC residents to enter Spain. on one of our Organised Activity Holdays. If you have an E111 card please bring this with you to aid processes in the unlikely event you have to have medical care whilst you are away. Please also bring regular prescriptions with you in case you need to inform the doctor in Spain. If you have a particular medical condition requiring special treatment, in case of emergencies we suggest you carry a letter from your own doctor describing your condition and the treatment required. Please also inform us of any medical conditions on your booking form.

Travel insurance

We advise you take out travel and repatriation insurance on booking one of our Organised Activity Holidays to ensure you are covered for any event that may happen BEFORE departure forcing cancellation.

Driving and Car Hire

An international driving permit is not required for EU citizens as long as you have a valid photocard licence. Third party insurance is compulsory as is on-the-spot payment of fines for non-residents. Car hire can be arranged locally, please ask if you would like help with this, a car can be handy for non-participants.

Tipping

Tipping of 5-10% of the bill is about average in restaurants and for other services.

Credit Cards

Most hotels, department stores & larger restaurants in Spain accept major credit cards – Amex, Visa and Mastercard.  The small local bars & restaurants you will be visiting during your trip may not do so, so you should carry a little cash for extra drinks etc.

Currency

Spain’s official currency is the Euro.  Euros are divided into cents and there are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, of 1 and 2 Euros and notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros. There are plenty of ATMs and banks in the area.

Electricity / Communications

Electricity operates on 220 or 225 AC. Plugs are 2 pin.Please bring your own adapter if required.  The apartment will have WIFI as do most local restaurants. Time GMT + 1 hour.