Running Holidays on Spain's Costa Blanca
Wonderful beaches from Valencia to La Manga
Rich heritage of ancient towns, pretty resorts and mountains
Spain's Costa Blanca extends for 170 miles along the Mediterranean coast from Valencia in the north to La Manga in the south. The Costa Blanca is famous for its attractive resorts with wonderful beaches, attracting millions of tourists every year.
Its many tourist resorts are only part of the Costa Blanca's rich cultural heritage. The Alicante and Valencia provinces combine beautiful landscapes with fascinating towns. And inland you will find the real Spain, with ancient towns and villages steeped in history and set in stunning scenery. Towns still enjoying traditions and cultures, just as they did hundreds of years ago.
The north of the Costa Blanca has a particularly attractive terrain, being green all year round with wonderful mountain vistas. The countryside is one of Spain's most fertile areas, famous for wine, citrus trees supplying fruit worldwide and almond trees that blanket the ground with rich blossom.
Moraira is a small town on the Costa Blanca coast, half-way between Alicante and Valencia. The town is set at the end of a small valley, and enjoys an enviable position between the cultivated muscatel grape vines and the L’Ampolla beach, the largest blue flag beach in the area. Read more about Moraira, which still retains its Moorish charm...
Denia is a wealthy and prosperous town, with a backdrop of orange and lemon groves. Whilst the Mediterranean breeze showers Denia in an aura of perfume, you enjoy coffee at one of the many street café bars. Denia is adorned with limed treed avenues giving shade in the heat of the day. Read more about this fascinating town which has more festivals than any other Spanish town...
Javea is a delightful old fishing town, divided into two parts - the old port and the more modern tourist area. Javea is more lively than its neighbour, Moraira, with its many sea-front bars and restaurants in the port and the Arenal. There's an annual 5k run along Javea's sea front - read more here...
Calpe is about 20 minutes south of Moraira, famous for its huge salt lake, often graced with wild pink flamingos, a must stop for all the family. Calpe is totally dominated by the Penon de Ifach rock, about 336m high, being somewhat reminiscent of Gibraltar. Read more about Calpe and the Penon de Ifach here...
Guadelest, about 25km inland from Benidorm and perched on a rocky outcrop over 600m high, is the most visited village in the region. Children enjoy visiting Guadelest and hearing the bloody stories of the impenetrable castle. Read more about Guadalest here...
There are many more fascinating sites and places of interest from the wine bodegas in the Jalon valley to the stunning monastery inland from Gandia. Or you can take a rail trip and visit the historical sites of Valencia. The cost of the trip by train is very reasonable and avoids the worry of parking your car. We will be delighted to help you choose an excursion based our own experience.
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