Instructions and Advice

Where supplied by the manufacturer you will find full detailed instructions for all the equipment in a link from this page, but on this page you will find the basic stuff to make things work on arrival!

Dining. Every apartment in Costa Natura makes some compromise due to size; there just isn’t room for everything! Our choice was not to have an internal dining room table or chairs. There is both a large and a small (round) garden table and six chairs.  Eat Al Fresco or lift either table indoors as needed.

Sun Lounger and Seat Covers. These are stored under the bed. Please bring them in at night. Costa Natura has many cats who provide their valuable services free! However they would like a soft bed if you leave one for them, please don’t! While on the subject, using towels on seats and sun loungers when naked is of course expected good manners.

New entrance window Lock (on arrival). Key is counter intuitive, clockwise to open, anti-clockwise to lock. If it seems stiff push the door towards its closed position and try again, it is new.

Light Dimmers. Press once for on, once for off, hold down to adjust light level.

Side Window (bedroom). Handle down – locked, handle horizontal – window opens, handle up – window tilts from the top. Mosquito screen, black plastic handles slide inward to pass two locking obstructions, slide them out to secure.

Under Floor Heat. Leave on 24/7. Thermostats are next to bathroom door. Top one is bedroom, lower one is sitting room, adjust as necessary but leave on 10 degrees when departing – thank you.

Hot Water. The water tank is in the bathroom wardrobe, thermostat under. It is pre-set at 2+ for safe heat. If you would like it hotter adjust as necessary, but in our view it is potentially dangerous and could scald, a concern with children and the elderly; so if you increase it please return to this safe setting before leaving.

TV – red button to start. In top left hand corner it will say HDMI3 if it’s set for UK TV.   Freesat takes a second to switch on after pressing green button, (smaller handset), and works pretty much like sky.  To change between Spanish TV and UK TV press “input” on TV remote, (top line of buttons), use left right arrows to select “antenna” (Spanish) or HDMI3 (UK) and click OK.  If you find a good movie or crime series on Spanish TV (Paramount or Disney but other channels too), press MENU and use right arrow to AUDIO LANGUAGE and choose anything but Spanish. Might say ENGLISH, or VO or VERSION ORIGINAL, UNDEFINED or various others. Sometimes you end up with French or German but mostly they convert to English!

Dishwasher, put tablet in slot, shut cover. Close door > press left hand on/off > press INICIO (centre button in programme selector).

Washing Machine. Plastic soap sachet goes in with washing. ALGOD is a long wash, takes two hours, RAPIDO MIX seems OK to me and takes one hour. Touch INICIO to start, (not a button to press).

HOB. Not intuitive! Well not to me anyway. It’s a touch panel on the hob and so not a good idea to sit on it!  Left hand symbol nearest you on/off, then touch the symbol for the burner you want, if a double ring press again to get the outer ring on too. Touch plus or minus to increase or decrease temperature, light touches repeated seems to work best.  Switch hob off by reducing temp to zero or touching on/off. Pressing harder seems to work less well, just a light touch. No scouring cream on here please!

On departure please ensure air conditioning handsets back in their places and TV remotes by next to FREESAT.

What we supply. Clean sheets, bath and hand towels, extra blankets if needed, full equipment for kitchen and for dining.  Your sheets will be changed weekly and contact information should you need assistance can be found on the bedroom cupboard door, (inside).

What we don’t supply. Beach towels.

Stores. Whatever consumables you find in the apartment please use, but please do not leave the dishwasher and washing machine tablet boxes empty, if one of them becomes empty during your stay please replace.  Likewise it would be kind to leave a little coffee and tea, or perhaps a bottle of wine to greet the next visitors.