Where the Costa Blanca is unique !
A UNIQUE MIXTURE OF NATURE, SUN, CULTURE AND TOURISM
With a coastline of over 500 km, the Costa Blanca offers a wilde range of wonderful sandy beaches, awarded to one of the best beaches in Europe. And herefore rightly belongs to the top of the most popular holidays destinations, undoubtly a destination where rare nature reserves, a favorable climate, ancient history and modern tourism come together.
The special micro-climate on the Costa Blanca allows you practically all year long to enjoy the long sandy beaches, sun bading or different activities with a magnificent pleasant temperature and makes Alicante one of the sunniest provinces of Spain. The presence of the salt lakes shows the climate gives a particularly beneficial effect, confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as one of the most healthy regions of Europe.
Ancient history and culture of this country, mixed with pre-historic sites of Celtic and Iberian civilizations, is a story mixed with battles and victories. Various civilizations have troughout history made their partical contribution to the rich culture of the area. Some cities possess an impressive cultural heritage. The muslim influence is reflected in the many Arab castles. Many old constructions have left their mark on the land, as well as numerous Christian churches and monuments or modernism like in Novelda an imitation of the Goya cathedral in Barcelona. Nostalgia and history merge in a visit to the village of Guadalest hermit at the height of Calpe, the old bohemian town of Altea, Villajoyosa with his coloured houses, Alicante with the intact preserved Moorish Castle Santa Barbara and archaeological sites such as La Alcudia in Elche where the Iberian s culpture of "the lady of Elche" was discovered. Each village has preserved its typical Spanish habitats and culture, many of which are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Elche, the former Roman Illice with the medieval sacred and lyrical Mistery play "Misteri d'Élx", the Gothic town Orihuela, old village like Rojales with the cave houses (Cuevas de Rodeo) will bring you back into the past. The Costa Blanca is the land where in many towns and villages historical celebrations of the victory of the Christians from the Moors, a lot of processions with parades and fireworks are taking place,
A wealth of nature: It is a mistake to think of Spain is just the land of sea and sun. Throughout the area you will find unspoiled natural areas of ecological significance with a range of authentic flora and fauna. In Calpe, the natural phenomenon El Peñon de lfach is the highest cliff in the Mediterranean sea, known as the jewel and symbol of the Costa Blanca. On the south, you will discover the magic of sun and sea, the salt flats of Santa Pola with hundreds of flamingos, the rocky outcrop of the Cabo Santa Pola with views of the island of Tabarca. The El Hondo lagoon, habitat of birds and the Palm Groves of Elche, the unique 'El Palmeral', the largest palm city in Europe, Guardamar with the sandy dunes flanked by lush pine forests all were placed by UNESCO on the List of Nature monuments. Further southwards you will find beaches with fine white sand, the coastal lagoons of La Mata and the salt lakes of Torrevieja with its salt mining and where you will experience the beneficial effect of sun and salt. On the Costa Calida you will discover Mar Menor, an internal sea with a large spit of land, and La Manga offering a lot of watersports.
Tourism: Benidorm, known as the largest tourist town on the Costa Blanca with its beaches, hotels and entertainment. A city created by and for tourism, the 'Orlando' of the Mediterranean! Torrevieja the city of salt-winning also has been declared as a major and favorite holiday destination. A city, with thousands of visitors from home and abroad. Discovering the unknown inland of the Costa Blanca, Alicante, the island Tabarca, the salt lakes or villages like Guardamar del Segura, Ciudad Quesada and a range of Golf courses, this all a very surprising experience!