#spanishexperience @ #giselasolivegarden, April 22nd – 29th 2017

The project of Gisela’s Olive Garden began in late summer 2013, when my partner and I started to rent rooms for holiday makers in the outskirts of Alicante, Spain. Living in San Vicente del Raspeig for a year brought us a whole new experience in managing a small B&B business, traveling within most parts of the Spanish peninsula and having the chance of meeting locals who became dear friends and who I don’t want to miss in our life.

Despite the fact of having made an unforgettable experience and having improved the Spanish language a lot, we decided to return to our roots and to rent out the whole property for family, friends and other holiday makers from all over the world through different websites.

We have been very lucky that the renting concept to holiday makers has been made easy thanks to dear friends from the neighborhood who helped with the cleaning, garden and swimming pool a lot. Thanks to them the house has become our second home and chill out place every time we come back to Alicante.


New experience of learning Spanish 

For our 4th season in 2017 I try to tackle new possibilities and would like to offer a Spanish learning experience. Taking up again the initial idea of the B&B, my focus is to provide a new and exciting “Spanish experience” with a 5 day Spanish course by a certified teacher giving classes in the house. The group would consist of a minimum of three and at the maximum of six students.

In addition to the Spanish course,  different half day excursions within the region of Alicante are included in the price:

Wine tasting and explanation of the wine production (English or Spanish), half day excursion with a local tour operator in Spanish, tapas cooking class in the house in Spanish  and learning local and traditional tapas recipes, visit of a spectacular cave full of stalagmites and stalactites with guided tour in Spanish. Two dinners are served in the house. Enjoy the time relaxing in the lush garden, explore the city of Alicante or enjoy the beautiful beach in San Juan.

The city centre of Alicante is 25 minutes away by tramway. The bus line  is even quicker. Alicante offers plenty of restaurants, shops, bars and has a beautiful beach right next to the historic center.

Castillo de Santa Barbara overlooks majestically the city and is a must when visiting Alicante. From the top you can enjoy a spectacular view over the whole city, mountains and the Mediterranean.

My goal is to give you a full Spanish experience during your week at Gisela’s Olive Garden and to show you the reason why I love the region so much. Take the chance and experience  a week of local culture combined with a relaxing atmosphere and the chance to speak and improve your Spanish! I am looking forward to providing you a full Spanish experience and am excited to welcome you soon in my second home.

The full Spanish Experience at Gisela’s Olive Garden in detail: three to six guests

  • B&B (two single rooms/ double rooms with en suite bathroom, 7 nights

  • B&B (one single room/ double room with private bathroom across the corridor, 7 nights 

  • 5 Spanish courses of 90 minutes conversation (min. 3 students/ max. 6 students) 

  • short trip to Castillo de Santa Barbara, incl. transport

  • half day trip with local tour operator, incl. transport (Altea region) 

  • wine tasting experience and snack, incl. transport (Bodegas Mendoza) 

  • cave visit, entry and guided tour, incl. transport (Cuevas del Canelobre) 

  • Tapas cooking class at Gisela’s Olive Garden, food and recipes provided

  • 2 dinners at Gisela’s Olive Garden

  • Single or shared rooms available for the week 

Price single use room / minimum 3 participants: April 22nd – April 29th 2017   € 1260.-

Price shared room / maximum 6 participants: April 22nd – April 29th 2017         € 850.- 

not included: air fare and transfer Alicante-Elche Airport to Gisela’s Olive Garden (Taxi  €25.- /20 minutes)

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

Hasta pronto chicos en Gisela’s Olive Garden,


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Tortuga Tours: The best way to explore Costa Blanca

Hey folks, it’s been a while since my last post. Sorry for that and I hope other future post come to you quicker than this one!

How is your summer by the way? Still enjoying sun, sea and sand or are you in a place on the globe where rather rainy clouds are hiding the sun?

Anyway where ever you are, you might want to escape a few days from your daily routine and see and experience unknown ground. Alicante’s coast has a variety of precious sights and spots which need to be discovered. Here I got a plan for you:

Have you thought about a Segway tour in the morning along Alicante’s Esplanade and port with a delicious breakfast on the way? What a fun idea to start your day!

If you have a more ambitious personality, grab a bike (electro bike or mountain bike) and explore the coast or near mountains in the back country of Alicante.

Take a stroll around the city of Alicante with a guided walking tour and learn a lot about Alicante’s ancient times and culture.

Sign in for a winery tour in Alicante’s region and taste some delicious wine in an authentic scenery.

Why not pop over on a speed boat to Ibiza and Formentera for a day trip and swim in the turquoise Mediterranean and relax on picturesque beaches?

Whatever your plan is, I’m sure Tortuga Tours can provide the perfect day for you and your loved ones. Lots of fun is waiting for you on the beautiful Costa Blanca. What are you waiting for?

Enjoy your perfect holiday!