Another law comes in from the EU. Maybe Brexit wasn't as bad as we all thought!

€750 for mobile chat at wheel under new Spanish driving laws.DRIVERS face fines of up to €750 for using a mobile phone while at the wheel from tomorrow (Saturday).

The fines are to be introduced following a controversial change to law that will allow all EU authorities to even trace overseas drivers for fines.

The new laws outlined cover eight offences including speeding, failing to stop at a red light, failing to wear a seatbelt and using a phone while driving.

Until now, foreign motorists could be fined in Spain only if they were stopped by police at the roadside or were in a hire car (where the company holds drivers’ personal details).

Under the new laws, from tomorrow Spain and all other EU nations will be able to obtain drivers’ details.

The Department for Transport in the UK has said it will seek to revoke the rules following Brexit in two years.


Me now thinking why did we move from the UK!!

Commented niamcult in Quesada 2017-05-07 19:11:13 UTC

At least the UK has seen sense by saying that this stupid rule will be revoked.
But saying that, when someone has lost a relative or close friend due to someone being totally wrecked behind the wheel, then a €750 fine
is an insult!

Commented twizzlemaid in La Rioja 2017-05-07 19:19:39 UTC

Why should the Dot want to reverse this? If you are caught anywhere within Europe, in my opinion the country in which the offence took place should be able to follow up and impose and collect the appropriate fine on the same basis as if the offender were a native of that country.

Commented virgobob7 in Comunidad Valenciana 2017-05-07 19:23:11 UTC


Good day. Can you please tell me where the Bowls club is in Quesada please?

Hi Jim.
The Quesada Bowls Club is located in Calle Toledo. Their telephone number is 966719439 Email:

Very good club and well worth a visit.

Commented Support in Alicante 2017-05-05 13:18:46 UTC


Hello to everyone in Quesada and those of us that love the place and of course to Quesada life its nice to be back in contact with everyone again, life has not been the same over the last few months without you all.
I see that the site has a lot more things to be added but at least we have our forum back. I would just like to ask everyone to get registered and tell everyone the forum is back so that we can build our on line community again, and so that I have some one to take to.


Hi Everyone.

We have just moved to Dona Pepa in Quesada and would love to meet some ex-pats in our age group (60+)
We have been told there are lots of interesting things going on in the area, but not sure where to find them!
I see from the comment that this forum has just been reactivated and looks like we are the first ones on here.
Anyone else out there in our age group that can give us some pointers :-)

Love to hear from you.

Liam and Louise x

Commented niamcult in Quesada 2017-05-05 11:19:51 UTC

Dear Liam and Louise

Welcome to Spain and hope that everything turns out sunny for you guys!
Our Forums and Events calendar are back and we are going to try and get everyone back talking again.
This is just for people who wants to have a chat and to add any forthcoming events that they know of on the events calendar.
It is very easy to use and NOT full of people wanting to sell stuff!!
Any bars that you know of has a forthcoming event, Karaoke, Bingo, Quiz night, then tell them to let people know by putting it on our events calendar!

Commented Support in Alicante 2017-05-05 12:53:50 UTC


Hi. Can anyone tell me what are Red Days are please

Hi Bob.
Welcome to the ASL forum.
In answer to your question Red Days are public holidays in Spain.
Some are for just local areas and some are national.
Bars and restaurants are always open and the main super markets normally open in the mornings, but you will find the local smaller supermarkets will be open all day.
Here is the current list of RED DAYS for this year.

Sunday 1st January Año Nuevo New Year’s Day
Monday 2nd January - Public Holiday as New Years Day is on a Sunday.
Friday 6th January El Día de los Reyes Epiphany Day - Declared as a regional Holiday in all regions
Sunday 19th March San José St. Joseph’s Day
Monday Mar 20th March equinox Season- San Jose Local holiday(?)
Sunday Mar 26th Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Sunday Apr 9th Palm Sunday Observance
Thursday Apr 13th Maundy Thursday Common Local holiday
Friday Apr 14th Good Friday National holiday
Sunday April 16th Easter Sunday
Monday Apr 17th Easter Monday Common Local holidays
Sunday Apr 23rd St George's Day Local holiday (?)
Monday Apr 24th Day of Aragón Local holiday (?)
Monday 1st May Día del Trabajador Labour Day
Sunday May 7th Mothers' Day Observance
Sunday 16th July Virgen del Carmen Virgin Carmen Day
Tuesday 15th August Asunción Assumption
Monday 9th October Dia de la Comunitat Valenciana Day of the Valencian Community
Thursday 12th October Fiesta Nacional de España National Day of Spain
Wednesday 1st November Día de todos los Santos All Saints Day - National holiday
Wednesday 6th December Día de la Constitución Constitution Day - National holiday
Friday 8th December Inmaculada Concepción Immaculate Conception - National holiday
Monday 25th December Navidad Christmas Day - National holiday
Tuesday Dec 26th St Stephen's Day Local holiday
Sunday Dec 31st New Year's Eve Observance

Commented Support in Alicante 2017-05-05 12:04:21 UTC

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Simon Ward

Sad news to hear that Simon Ward of Sunseekers
in Quesada has passed away.
Our condolences to his two children.


We knew of Simon but not that well.
He was known to be a bit of a scoundrel from what we heard.
Rest in peace

Commented virgobob7 in Comunidad Valenciana 2017-04-02 19:54:17 UTC

Might make it a bit safer buying a place in Quesada!

Commented niamcult in Quesada 2017-04-02 19:56:26 UTC

Free toddler group, TIDDLEY WINKS

A totally FREE toddler group for expectant mums and parents with toddlers under school age is now open every Thursday 11am-1pm at The Dojo, Avd de las Naciones, Quesada. Everyone is welcome to join this happy get together to share experiences and advise. Come and join in for free.


Hi there! Is this toddler group still on? Thanks

Commented pascual.roni in Guardamar del Segura 2017-02-07 14:11:45 UTC

What would you like us to feature here on the forum?

Here at A Quesada Life would like to know what it is we can provide you with that would make your daily visit to our forum even better.

Let us know today!


Our Quesada Life Facebook Page

Good Morning everyone!

Please take some time to like our Quesada Life Facebook page, where we will keep you up to date on anything exciting going on in the area.


Thanks for he sugestion Kellie. I am in La Marina so it's not really convenient traveling hat locatio, thanks again.

Commented Miguel in La Marina 2016-10-20 20:50:08 UTC

What would you like to see!?

Hey everyone!
I would love to know what posts and info you would all like to see more of here?

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