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The subjects for discussion may vary considerably, according to the interests of the group.
The timetable is also subject to change dependent on the weather conditions.
Bringing lightweight walking boots or sports shoes would be advantageous for our trips out into the village.
Newspaper articles and/or short videos based on some of the themes, will be forwarded to you before the weekend in order that you can watch/read them in advance, if you have the time.
Meal times are important opportunities for continued conversational English*.
A bit of history
El Puig (officially and in Valencian, Puig de Santa Maria, also known simply as Puig) is a municipality of the Valencian Community, Spain.
The village is dominated by two hills, the Mountain Patà, the Mountain of Santa Barbara and the major structure of the monastery.The climate is typically Mediterranean.
El Puig comprises of two perfectly organised areas: the town itself and the beach. The latter, ‘La Playa del Puig’ is a centre for second residences and during the summer months there is a large congregation of people living here. There is a promenade of approximately 1 km in length.
Its traditionally agrarian economy is in a progressive state of transformation towards small scale industrialization, with the agricultural land planted with vines, carob and fruit trees such as orange. The main economic crop has been the cultivation and export of the orange.
There is some livestock farming with almost half a hundred head of cattle and pigs, as well as some poultry farms. The fishing industry has all but disappeared, with the summer residences being the main focus of the coast.
The industrial sector has several workshops including vegetable canning factories. These together with other facilities such as graphic arts and the many activities related to the hospitality sector produce the second major economic income for the town.