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What to do in Denia?

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Are you going to visit Denia this summer? Top ten things to do in town and surroundings; beach, mountain and much more! What to do in Denia?

Montgó: If you are going to Denia for a few days you can’t loose the Natural Park of Montgó. Walking around the mountain and enjoying the views will be a great experience for everybody.

Denia Castle: One of the most important things to visit in Denia is the castle. Because of its amazing views and walls the castle is one of the most visited places in the city. The castle inside is not very big, but is worthy for its price.

Old town: Denia is a small city, but the historic center is lively and lovely, specially during the summer. Here you can eat the best tapas and fish in town, discover some cultural places and go shopping.

Les Rotes: One of the emblematic beaches of Denia. The best plan for a day in les Rotes is swimming, diving, some sunbathing and end the day watching the sunset with a mojito near the sea.

La cova tallà: The perfect place for a short trip near Denia. This cave is very special and plenty of beauty. The journey by walk is not easy, but the views and the cliffs all around are really beautifull.

Volunteering: Coast and marine conservation is very important in the Mediterranean. You can help to mantain the nature with your work at the beach this summer.

Water sports: Ready for a free day in Denia? Water sports are the most popular hobbies here; kite surf, wind surf, kayak, diving… Choose your sport and enjoy the sea!

Reasons to be volunteer in summer

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What are you going to do this sumer? If you are thinking in a different experience for the holidays be volunteer in summer is the perfect combination.

Help to the people that need it. The first reason for volunteering, not the only one, but perfect for the summer months when you have more time.

– Strenghten self-esteem. You will help yourself too, not only the others. Your confidence will grow and your personality will be stronger.

– Take care of the environment. You can volunteer with people and animals, but don’t forget the nature! Spend the summer surrounded by the sea, forest and helping the environment is a great plan.

– Meet people. During the summer months people of the whole world visit Spain, new friends are waiting for you!

– Make history. Let’s change the world!

– Focus your working life. Better than any internship a summer volunteering will help you career.

Travel! This months are perfect for travel, discover Spain during a volunteer in summer will be the funniest holidays plan.

 

Top 5 Spanish foods

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1. Tortilla de patata

The most famous of the Spanish foods. Great for lunch or dinner, you will find it in almost every bar or restaurant across Spain. It is an omelette cooked with onion and potato with olive oil. You can try different versions of this omelette with other vegetables, mushrooms or ham. Taste it between bread as a big sandwich, delicious!

2. Croquetas

As the Spanish omelette, you will find croquetas in every city of Spain. Croquetas can be eaten as a snack or as a sofisticated dinner, it depends on how are they made. Made from a fried mixture of bechamel with chicken or ham, for the traditional croquetas or with cheese or mushrooms in the most modern recipes of this Spanish food.

3.Paella

This Valencian rice could be cooked with meat, vegetables, seafood or a mixture of all. This dish changes a lot depending on the city where is made. Do you want to eat the best paella? Go to Valencia! Paella is as famous as tortilla the patatas in the Spanish foods world, ask for the best restaurant in town for this.

4. Gazpacho

A cold soup of tomato and other vegetables famous in Andalucia. Gazpacho is easy to cook, refreshing for summer lunch and good as an appetizer. Go to any bar in Sevilla and ask for gazpacho for lunch, is the best Spanish food when it is hot outside!

5. Sangria

Do you want to drink something while you are tasting the Spanish foods? A glass of sangria is refreshing and sweet. This wine with lemonade, ice and fruits is the perfect drink for a lunch beside the beach!

 

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Things to do in Albufera, Spain

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This huge natural lake in Valencia, Spain, is spanded about 27 kms and it is about 1.5m deep. Albufera is a national park where more than 250 different birds, plants and marine species live. Are you going to visit Valencia? The visit to this natural park is definitely a must.

What to do in Albufera, Spain?

Visit the natural reserve. If you are going with a volunteers group you will visit the most amazing part of Albufera, the natural park. Here you will see hundreds of bird species, turtles, fishes and plants.

See the barracas. This traditional houses in Spain are not very common. In the park of Albufera you will have the opportunity of visit some of them that now are interesting museums about country traditions.

Take a boat. The best way to visit the lake is by boat. If you go with a group you can rent a boat, driven by a sailor man, at the same lakeside. This short trips by boat are really cheap and worthy.

Eat paella. The best place to eat paella in Valencia is Albufera. There are lots of traditional restaurants in the village near the lake. This can be expensive, ask always for prices!

See the sunset. The most beautiful sunset in Valencia, and maybe in Spain, is in this lake. Wait until late and the sensation, light and songs of the birds will be amazing.

Things to know before traveling to Spain

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1. Change your eating times

In Spain people don’t eat at the same time that the rest of the world. Lunch use to be around 2-3.00 pm, and dinner comes after 10.00 pm, remember that before traveling to Spain. On the weekends there are restaurants where you can have dinner at midnight!

2. Don’t tip like your are at home

Tips are not common in Spain. And in case that you want to give a tip 5% is most than a good one. The most usual is 1-2€ whatever it was the price of the order.

3. Is not always summer in Spain

Bring a jacket. This is real, spring and autumn can be warm during the day but with cool nights. And winter is winter everywhere, in some places even snows! Check the weather before traveling to Spain.

4. Valencia is for eating paella

If you are in Valencia you have to eat paella. Try to avoid tourist places and ask for restaurantes with home made style. If you are traveling to Spain but you are going to Madrid or the North of Spain first, wait to visit Valencia to compare the real paella!

5. Patatas bravas

After hola “patatas bravas” and “cerveza” may be the most important words to know traveling in Spain. You will learn to pronounce them in a few minutes.

6. There are lots of ham

Be careful if you ask for some ham at the market. Depending on the variety ham can cost from 1€ to 200€. “Jamón serrano” is the cheaper and “jamón ibérico de bellota” de most expensive, but there are hundreds of alternatives between both varieties of ham. Is useful to ask if you are traveling to Spain and you want to buy some ham.

7. How to get around

Bus and train are the best options to get around the country if you are traveling to Spain. Look on the Internet: Alsa for bus and Renfe for trains. If you are thinking in a bigger distance Ryanair and Vueling have cheap flights between Spanish communities.

8. Languages

Spanish is the official language in all Spain. But there are secondary languages in some communities that are bilingual like catalan. If you are traveling around Spain you can hear some of them and not only Spanish.

 

Fallas in Valencia

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Las Fallas (UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage)

¡Fallas has started in Valencia! Don’t know yet what fallas are?

The fallas is the traditional commemoration of Saint Joseph, patron of the city of Valencia. The word fallas refers to the monuments that are created for the celebration.

Every month of March each neighborhood of the city organize parties together for the celebration a build the monuments of fallas.

During the five days of March in which fallas are celebrated there are a lot of processions around the city, monuments in every corner and fireworks during all day and night. If you are coming to Valencia during this days you have to see the mascletà, coordinated firecracker and fireworks that explode everyday in the city hall square at 2 pm.

On the final days of fallas every neighborhood wear tradicional dresses and walk to the city center offering flowers to the Virgin of Valencia.

The last night of fallas, the 19th of March, every neighborhood burn their monuments. This is the cremà, the end of the festival.

During fallas in Valencia you can’t loose walk around the city to see all the monuments, listen to the firecrackers at midday, watch the fireworks at night and eat some buñuelos with chocolate, the most traditional food of the party in Valencia!

 

Why be volunteer in Valencia?

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Discover the culture, change other live and change your way of life. Participate as volunteer in Valencia, Spain is an exiting adventure. People of all ages, abilities and countries all over the world choose volunteer abroad.

Why should you think about volunteer in Valencia, Spain?

There are thousands of destinies to choose for volunteering abroad, for living the perfect experience you should think about more things than the project, but if you are thinking about volunteer in Valencia you need to read this article.

The transport: Why Spain? It is easy travel from Valencia to Barcelona or from Madrid to Seville. Spain is a developed country well communicated by train, bus or plane.

The language: Hola, can you speak Spanish? Lots of schools teach Spanish as a second language but in Spain you can be understood in English too. Not everybody speaks fluent English, but you can talk with young people and learn Spanish easily!

The Security: There are volunteering projects in dangerous countries, if a risk adventures is not your ideal trip choose a secure country. If you are scared about traveling alone in a foreign country choose Europe, here is easy.

The people: ¡Olé! Spanish people have a reputation of being very openness, easy-going and happy. If you want to have fun enjoy holidays in Spain!

The food: Anything else to say than, taste some tapas and paella!

The city: Valencia is the third most important city in Spain. It is a big city, but not as big as Madrid, the capital, easy to discover by walk or bike, with good public transport, museums, beach, parks and good communication to other cities.

The weather: An average of 20 Celsius degrees with a hot summer and mild winter.

The project: Help others! You can choose where do you want to be useful. Community project, working with children, nature conservation… A different participation for different projects all around the city.

Still have doubts? Call our agents +34 626 995 507 and let’s speak of your perfect destiny!

 

Why pay for volunteering abroad?

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Volunteer abroad is the best way for gain experience in different fields, learn languages and discover other cultures. Asking other volunteers you will know that volunteer in other country is an amazing experience in live that you will remember and repeat. But why pay for volunteering abroad?

Voluns is not an NGO but we work with non resources organizations and they are financed by the fees that they receive from volunteers and donations. In addition, volunteers pay for a service, we give training and support, accommodation and, depending on the case, transport and language courses.

What will you pay for volunteering?

Management: Choose the perfect project, the destination and the organization. Our staff is always ready to help you and make your program the perfect experience after, before, and during your trip. Contact us here http://www.voluns.com/contact-with-voluns/

Transport and accommodation: Accommodation in host families or volunteers apartments are included for complete your stay in Spain. Meals normally are not included, ask to the staff if you are interested. Some transports, like the journey from your accommodation to the project, are included, it depends o the date and the project.

Support: Accommodation paperwork, transport tickets, information about the country, healthcare, if you need any insurance… You are not alone, we are going to be with you during all your experience. Something is wrong? Just call us!

Partners: We have been working for several years with partners and organizations that are worried by the social and environmental problems in Spain. We work together for the cause and your support will make non profit organizations stronger. Environmental conservation, Coast and marine conservation, Working with children or Community development, which is your favorite project?

Manage and supervise Volunteers: Helping you to arrive everyday to the project, coordination, and trainee. Your work is going to be valuable and professional experts will help you everyday to improve your collaboration.

Orientation: Maybe you have special skills, like being a teacher or doctor, maybe you just want to enjoy a different kind of holidays. Voluns staff will orientate you to choose a project, select a group of volunteers and make your work useful.

Volunteer project: Help the organizations and support them to buy material for the children or tools for cleaning the natural park is the most important use of the volunteer fees. Every euro counts to make a better community.

How much does it cost?

It depends on the project, days of volunteering and accommodation. It never includes the travel from your country. Ask for more info and prices to info@voluns.com

THANKS to all volunteers – Volunteering Spain

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It’s Thanksgiving Day and the Voluns Team wants to say MUCHAS GRACIAS to all the volunteers who come from all over the world to make a difference in Valencia. Thanks for spending your holidays or gap year helping others working with children, in community development or in conservation projects. And thanks for sharing all your happiness and experiences with us.
Keep on traveling, keep on volunteering and be the change you want to see in the world.

Trip to Albufera Park

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It is the largest lake in Spain and one of the most important wetlands in the Iberian peninsula. A place of great Ecological interest in which unique species of waterfowl hibernate. Its rich waters have traditionally served as a livelihood for fishermen and rice farmers, giving rise to succulent cuisine. To taste it, approach the town of El Palmar, a scenario that inspired many works by Blasco Ibáñez. Here you can discover typical valencian dishes such as Paella, Arrós a Banda, or the All i Pebre – made with eels from the lake. After lunch, there is nothing better than a quiet boat ride through Albufera, contemplating the reddish and golden tones of the sunset over the waters.

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