Catering Holidays in Costa Blanca in Alicante


The Costa Blanca is over 200 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline in the Alicante province, on the south-eastern coast of Spain. It extends from the town of Dénia in the north, beyond which lies the Costa del Azahar, to Pilar de la Horadada in the south, beyond which lies the Costa Cálida.

Meaning "White Coast" in Spanish, the Costa Blanca, its largest tourist destinations are Denia, Javea, Calpe, Altea, Benidorm and Alicante.

Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair schedule several flights to and from Alicante–Elche Airport, originally named El Altet and Reus Airport on a weekly basis making the area easily accessible all year-round.

The main draw for tourists is the unspoiled white beaches however there is much more to Costa Blanca than meets the eye with a number of historic landmarks and cultural attractions. Explore quaint villages like Altea and Elche, fertile countryside and the world-famous holiday playground of Benidorm.

Kids will enjoy tourist-friendly water and theme parks, holidays in Costa Blanca truly deserve to be discovered, explored and even loved! With year-round sunshine, world-class attractions and some of the best beaches in Europe, Costa Blanca is a great choice of Spanish holiday destination.

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Self Catering Holiday Villas in Alforga in Costa Blanca


Algorfa is a small inland town on the southern Costa Blanca in Spain close to Benejuzar, Almoradi, Heredades and Formentera del Segura.

Algorfa have over three hundred days of sunshine and very little winter rainfall, in fact the annual average temperature is 20 degrees centigrade. Throughout the year there are a number of traditional Spanish fiestas held in the main village.

Algorfa is a relatively small community with a little over 2000 permanent residents, a perfect holiday destination for a relaxing holiday in Spain.

How to get to Algorfa in Costa Blanca

To reach Algorfa you can either fly into Alicante Airport (30-minute drive) or Región de Murcia International Airport (52-minute drive). There are a range of different airport transfer options to Algorfa including private shuttle buses, taxis or car hire.

Amenities and facilities in Algorfa

In the town of Algorfa there are a number of traditional Spanish tapas bars and shops including a pharmacy and optician.

When on holidays in Algorfa there are a selection of restaurants such as Baybrooks restaurant which offers a modern dining experience serving international dishes suitable for all tastes. Enjoy al fresco on the terrace whilst enjoying the views and soaking up the atmosphere. Or the Orange Tree is an English Gastro Pub, serving mainly traditional British dishes including favourites such as Prime Steak & Ale Pie, Shepherd’s Pie, and Freshly Battered Fish & Chips plus a selection of restaurants to choose from.

Algorfa is a popular for mounting biking and hill walking with a number of marked trails in the area.

Nearest beach to Algorfa

The nearest beach to Algorfa is Guardamar, a 20-minute drive away. This sandy blue flag beach has a selection of bars and restaurants.

Other cities and are within easy reach of Algorfa are Elche with its thousand palm trees, Alicante with its castle and promenade, Murcia with its gardens and theatres.

Elche is also another known for its thousand palm trees, castle and promenade. Murcia with its gardens and theatres as well as Cartagena a harbour town of Roman origins.

In the local area there are a number of open-air markets operating on different days of the week in many surrounding towns, villages and resorts.

Golf holidays in Algorfa

Algorfa is often referred to as a golfer’s paradise with the superb 5 star La Finca Course on its doorstep. There are also a number of other quality golf courses on the Costa Blanca within easy reach, including Las Ramblas, Campoamor and Villamartin. The famous La Manga Club is within an hour’s drive of Algorfa

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Self Catering Holiday Villas in La Zenia in Costa Blanca


La Zenia is a small tourist resort located to south of the major town of Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca in Southern Spain. A lively beach resort, this stretch of the coast is known as the Orihuela Costa. La Zenia covers just over a single square kilometre and is situated between Playa Flamenca to the North and La Regia and Cabo Roig to the South.

It has a lovely selection of bars, shops, restaurants and facilities with a sprinkle of Spanish culture. La Zenia is a wonderful beach destination with everything you need for a great family holiday in the sun.

How to get to La Zenia in Costa Blanca

La Zenia is a 20-minute drive from San Javier Murcia airport or you could fly into Alicante Airport which is roughly a 40-minute drive away.

The AP-7 autoroute coming down from Alicante airport and goes south to Murcia San Javier airport passing by La Zenia so you can easily reach this resort from both airports.

Amenities and facilities in La Zenia

There are a large selection of cosmopolitan cafes, lively bars, and restaurants located just off the beach serving good quality food. The restaurants and bars serve a variety of different types of cuisine and eating out is relatively cheap.

The beautiful promenade is perfect for seaside walks and along the cliffs above the many coves you will be treated to wonderful views and scenery of the Spanish Mediterranean coast.

Zenia Boulevard the largest commercial shopping centre in the Province of Alicante. There are a large number of streets, squares, fountains, concerts and daily events that give life to Zenia Boulevard with over 150 stores.

The nearest medical centre is in Cabo Roig, just 1.5 kilometres to the South of La Zenia, and the main hospital at San Miguel de Salinas is just five minutes away by car.

Day trips from La Zenia

For days trips visit the inland town of Elche known for its Vila Murada old town and the Palmeral of Elche, a vast palm grove. Head south to the Mar Menor, a coastal saltwater lagoon in the Iberian Peninsula located south-east of the Autonomous Community of Murcia, Spain, near Cartagena.

Drive to the neighbouring town of Villamartin, 2 kilometres inland, offering rolling valleys, copses of palm trees or visit the historic city of Murcia, a university city in south-eastern Spain and the capital of a region also named Murcia. Plaza Cardenal Belluga is the city’s architectural showpiece, where the ornate cathedral, with its mash-up of styles from Gothic to baroque, and the colourful 18th-century Palacio Episcopal stand in striking contrast to the modern 1990s Ayuntamiento (city hall) annex by architect Rafael Moneo. The city also has a number of good shopping malls.

Head 12-minutes north to the city of Torrevieja known for its Mediterranean climate and coastline. Promenades run along sandy, resort-backed beaches or further north to the village of Rojales in the province of Alicante and autonomous community of Valencia, Spain. The village is famous for the beautiful cave houses which are located in the hills to the south of the town. Or Orihuela a beautiful city with wonderful charm and character of an old Spanish town.

Golf holidays in La Zenia

La Zenia is a great base for a golfing holiday in the south of Spain. There are a number of golf courses, one of the nearest being the Real Club de Golf Campoamor Resort. This golf course has been challenging experienced golfers since 1988 with a 6,277 m round and par 72. Another option is the Las Ramblas Golf Course which opened in 1991 and was designed by the prestigious Pepe Gancedo or Villamartin Golf Course constructed and build by Mr. Putmann and opened in June 1972. Villamartin is situated on the southernmost tip of the Costa Blanca.

Nearest beach to Le Zenia

There are three Blue Flag beaches to choose from, each beach offers plenty of space to relax and enjoy the average 320 days of sunshine that the Costa Blanca has to offer throughout the year.

Cala Bosque and Cala Cerrada are the most widely known and popular beaches in La Zenia. There are many beautiful coves with the most wonderful sandy ideal for families and a big draw for tourists. Cabo Roig and Playa Flamenca are worth a visit when on your next self-catering holiday in La Zenia.

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Self Catering Holiday Villas in Orihuela in Costa Blanca


Orihuela Costa is a popular tourist destination for tourist with a vibrant and multicultural feel in the southern Costa Blanca. The district has six principal areas, Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Villamartin, Cabo Roig, Compamor, and Mil Palmeras plus several smaller villages dotted in between.

Many fiestas taking place throughout the year and the coastline enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate. With cool seas breezes and the surrounding mountains serve to protect from the cold north winds during the winter.

The landscape ranges from rugged rocky shores, deep blue waters, to fine white sandy beaches, and coves providing the perfect conditions for a gentle swim.

On average there is almost 325 sunny days per annum, with average temperatures easily reaching 22 degrees.

How to get to Orihuela Costa in Costa Blanca

Alicante–Elche Airport is located 47 minutes to the north of Orihuela Costa. The AP-7 road offers a direct link form the airport to this coastal resort in southern Spain. And Murcia-San Javier Airport is located 17 minutes to the south of Orihuela Costa. You can also travel along the AP-7 road which offers a direct link from the airport to this beautiful seaside resort.

Amenities and facilities in Orihuela Costa

Zenia Boulevard is easily reached for your holiday apartment or villa in Orihuela Costa. the It’s the largest shopping centre in the province of Alicante with over 150 shops and an endless choice of international bars and restaurants along with daily concerts, children’s entertainment and other events.

There are also a series of smaller shops and amenities scattered along the coast, each with their own character and charm. Plus, there are a number of larger and well-known supermarkets in area including Carrefour, Lidl and Aldi.

There is a popular street market every Saturday morning, where you can purchase everything from clothing, leather goods and fruit and vegetable for self-catering holiday in Spain.

The famous Cabo Roig strip is lined with a multitude of shops, eateries serving all types of cuisine and bars to suit every occasion.

Whether you are a keen golfer, shopaholic or sun worshipper, you will never be stuck for things to do in Orihuela Costa. There is a wide selection of kid’s activities too including go-karting, surfing, hiking, cycling and water activities such as scuba diving, sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing and kayaking, as well as providing a favourable spot for sea anglers.

Nearest beach to Orihuela Costa

Playa Flamenca, bordered by the Torrevieja beach of Punta Prima in the north and La Zenia travelling south, this is one of the busiest locations in Orihuela Costa’s beach network. It features 150 metres of golden sand a popular choice for swimmers and sun seekers. The beachfront has a pleasant promenade, lined with shops, bars, and restaurants.

La Zenia beaches offers all sorts of water sports and activities covering 350 metres of coastline and There is a regular bus service operating throughout the area and taxi rank nearby, with a multitude of shops, bars and restaurants within easy walking distance.

The Bue Flag beach of Cabo Roig is located a little further south, a cove shaped beach with 420 metres of golden sands.

Dehesa de Campoamor network of beaches are very popular particularly with the Spanish who flock here from Murcia, Alicante and Madrid, throughout the summer. And Playa de La Glea is known as the “Big Beach”, the largest in Campoamor, and the best-equipped.

Golf holidays in Orihuela Costa

Orihuela Costa is a golfer’s paradise within no less than three exclusive courses in the area. Real Club de Golf Campoamor, Las Ramblas and Club de Golf Villamartin plus there are an additional eleven fairways located within a short drive away.

Each course offering its own challenges and appeal, the Real Club de Golf Campoamor Resort has been challenging experienced golfers since 1988 with a 6,277 m round and par 72. Another option is the Las Ramblas Golf Course which opened in 1991 and was designed by the prestigious Pepe Gancedo or Villamartin Golf Course constructed and build by Mr. Putmann and opened in June 1972. Villamartin is situated on the southernmost tip of the Costa Blanca and the oldest and most established in the region.

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Self Catering Holiday Villas in Pilar de la Horadada in Costa Blanca


Pilar de la Horadada is a town and district in the Province of Alicante, in the southeast of Spain. Located 66 km south of Alicante, the city is the southernmost of the Valencian Community, only 1 km north of the Province of Murcia.

Pilar de la Horadada is located 3km inland from the beach at El Mojon. The resort is approximately 25 minutes’ drive to the north of Murcia San Javier airport and approximately one hours drive to the south of Alicante airport.

The region is largely agricultural and surrounded by market gardens, orchards, citrus groves and pastoral farms.

Pilar de la Horadada enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer with an average temperature of 20 degrees.

How to get to Pilar de la Horadada in Costa Blanca

San Javier Airport Murcia is only a 16-minute drive south from Pilar de la Horadada in Costa Blanca, Alicante, Spain. There is no direct connection from Murcia Airport to Pilar de la Horadada however, you can take the taxi to La Ribera then take the bus to Pilar de la Horadada. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Pilar de la Horadada.

Amenities and facilities in Pilar de la Horadada

The cuisine is similar to that of the rest of the region, where the presence of the sea putting its stamp on many local dishes. The surrounding farms provide the fruits and vegetables of the local cuisine. Many restaurants serve favourites from all over Europe and the rest of the world.

The centre of Pilar de la Horadada is a shopper’s paradise with many clothes shops, cafés, boutiques, pastry shops, and gaming salons lining the main Calle Mayor.

There are a range of water sports available along the coastline and Pilar de la Horadada has excellent sports facility including an athletics pitch and horse-riding facilities.

Nearest beach to Pilar de la Horadada

Pilar de la Horadada has a selection of long golden beaches on its doorstep. Mil Palmeras is ideal for sailing enthusiasts, linking up with the Rincón and Puerto inlet. The area comes alive on hot summer nights. Las Villas, the beach behind Torre Horadada marina, is the longest beach followed by a smaller beach at La Mojón, which reaches the border with Murcia.

Golf holidays in Pilar de la Horadada

Lo Romero Golf is the perfect course for golfers who are passionate about golf and the Island of Golf is an ideal course for golfers for all levels of ability. Enjoy a par 72 golf course and from the 18-hole stunning view of the Mediterranean coast.

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Self Catering Holiday Villas in Rojales in Costa Blanca


Rojales is a town in the province of Alicante and autonomous community of Valencia, Spain. This inland town is situated near Guardamar del Segura on the Orihuela Costa on the southern Costa Blanca of Spain.

This Spanish town is famous for the beautiful cave houses which are located in the hills to the south of the town. Rojales dates back to the Moors during the Moorish occupation of Spain from the 8th until 13th Centuries A.D. The Moors were famous for setting up the irrigation systems throughout Spain to water the fruits and vegetables planted making Rojales what it is today.

Rojales enjoys great weather conditions, in the summer the daily temperature average over 30°C, and even during winter, temperatures rarely drop below 15°C.

How to get to Rojales in Costa Blanca

Rojales is approximately 35 minutes’ drive from Alicante Airport and 30 minutes’ drive from Murcia-San Javier Airport. Once at the airport you have a range of different airport transfer options to Rojales including private shuttle buses, taxis or car hire.

Amenities and facilities in Rojales

There are many good selections of cafes, restaurants and bars serving both local and international cuisine plus, many shops and bakery’s perfect for a self-catering holiday in Rojales.

Visit the weekly market every Thursday which sells fish, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other locally-made goods and produce.

The most important Rojales festival to the locals of Rojales is held on the 29th of June and it honours its patron Saint of Saint Peter. Other fiestas include the Virgen del Rosario in October and the Romeria de San Isidro in May.

Popular tourist attraction in Rojales

The town of Rojales is a haven for nature lovers, with the Natural Park of the Lagoons of Torrevieja and La Mata just a few miles away. The lagoons are a vast region of salt marshes, lagoon waters and reed beds which are filled with migratory birds, especially flamingos. The park is crossed by a large number of marked trails for both walking and cycling.

Casa de Las Conchas, a shell house which was designed and made by Don Manuel Fulleda Alcaraz. From the age of seven he collected large and small shells on the beaches of Guardamar del Segura and La Manga del Mar Menor. These shells now decorate the walls and patio of his house. The mosaics are very varied from circles and flowers to animals. In total there are 600 square meters of wall covered with around 550.000 shells.

Visit the caves of El Rodeo, which were built into the hillside with these being the homes of 19th Century people.

Or nearby visit the Azud Dam the Azud, a stone dam dating back to the 16th century which is still in operation. Its purpose was to raise the level of the river to direct the water into the irrigation trenches and onto the water wheel.

Visit the Gasparito Wells Built in the 1920s where you will find the West Well has been converted into an exhibition gallery, whereas the East Well is still used for the collecting and stocking of water. The Gasparito Wells date back to the 1920’s, these two subterranean wells excavated from the mountain sandstone were designed to collect and store rainwater to supply the surrounding areas.

Golf holidays in Rojales

In Rojales many championship golf courses are nearby however Rojales does have its own excellent 18 hole golf course and clubhouse called ‘La Marquesa’ plus the neighbouring town of Ciudad Quesada has an 18 hole golf-course.

There are many other golf courses in the vicinity and some are championship standard, such as ‘La Finca’, future venue for the Ryder Cup.

Nearest beach to Rojales

Rojales is an ideal spot to spend your vacation as it is close enough to the beaches yet is not that busy as a coastal resort will be in the summer months. Rojales is just 10 minutes away from the fabulous sandy beaches of Guardamar del Segura with its beautiful sandy beaches and 15 minutes from Torrevieja’s beaches. Torrevieja known for its superb promenade, restaurants and shopping centre is a 20-minute drive away.

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Family Friendly Attractions in Costa Blanca, Spain


We have out together some of the top activities and best things to do with the on the Costa Blanca. Find the best family-friendly places and how to keep the children entertained on your holiday on the Costa Blanca in Alicante.


Aquopolis Torrevieja

Aquopolis Torrevieja WaterPark is open from June to mid-September, featuring slides, swimming pools for all ages, picnic and relaxation areas. If you are looking for a fun family day out on your holidays, you will find it in this waterpark. At Aquopolis Torrevieja you will find the best fun, from adrenaline moments with its amazing water attractions to relaxing moments in the Jacuzzi and VIP area.

Aqualandia Water Park

Aqualandia is a water park, located in Benidorm in the Costa Blanca, Spain. It is twinned with the marine animal park Mundomar, which is immediately next door to Aqualandia, and shares the same free car park. Water is sourced directly from the sea.

Platja d'Aro Adventure Park and Pals Adventure Park

Platja d'Aro Adventure Park and Pals Adventure Park are located in Costa Brava. Two parks adapted to all ages; you can choose the multi-adventure experience you prefer. There are over 200 adventure activities. In our parks you will find zip lines, suspension bridges, vacuum jumps, climbing walls, stairs, swings and many other activities to enjoy with family and friends.

Mundomar

Mundomar is a marine animal park located in Benidorm, in Costa Blanca, Spain. It is twinned with the water park Aqualandia, which is directly adjacent to it, and shares the same car park. There is a viewing area at the top of Mundomar next to the Dolphinarium, which gives a view of the majority of Aqualandia.

Safari Aitana

Enjoy a wild and natural experience in spectacular surroundings, located at 1000 meters of altitude and covering an area of 1.500.000 m2, the Safari Aitana is a reservation for wild animals from five continents. In the Safari you will be able to observe numerous animals in their day to day life!

Visit a Submarine - Delfin S-61

The Delfin S-61 was the Spanish Armada’s first submarine which is now a floating museum in Torrevieja harbour. It’s quite claustrophobic and is amazing to think that sailors actually worked on board the submarine as it patrolled the oceans.

Santa Bárbara Castle

Santa Bárbara Castle is a fortification in the centre of Alicante, Spain. It stands on Mount Benacantil, 166 m. Bronze Age, Iberian, and Roman artefacts have been found on the slopes of the mountain, but the origins of the castle date to the 9th century at the time of Muslim control of the Iberian Peninsula, from 711 till 1296.
From the 18th century the military role of the castle has declined and it was used sometimes as a prison. The castle remained abandoned until 1963, when it was opened to the public. Lifts have been installed inside. There are some guided tours and refreshments plus other amenities near the summit.

Parasailing in Jávea

Fly over the Costa Blanca, imagine touching the sky from the. Activity subject to weather conditions. There is no age limitation, children can also practice this activity.

Go Snorkelling in Costa Blanca

Experience the stunningly underwater world all by yourself or book a guided tour. Swim with the fish, spot sea stars and enjoy the sunshine and the crystal-clear sea along the Costa Blanca coast.

Games for Thrones Tour – Girona

Visit season six filming sites in Girona. Much of the city's Old Town was transformed into the streets and landmarks of King's Landing and Braavos, two fictional towns from the HBO hit series.

Go Scuba Diving

Cala Culip, in the coves of Cap de Creus, is one of the best beaches for marvelling at shipwrecks. While the Medes Islands, off Estartit, are known for their caves and wealth of coral. Costa Brava has a range of excellent PADI diving schools.

Beaches

The Costa Blanca or ‘White Coast’ is famous for its white sandy beaches of white sand, with a selection of pretty little coves and bays. We have put together a few of the top beaches on the Costa Blanca.

Playa La Granadella in Jávea

The Playa La Granadella is a perfect horseshoe-shaped bay near the delightful resort of Jávea. The intense blue water, dramatic cliffs and Mediterranean pines make it one of the most beautiful on the Costa Blanca. There is a beach bar and a few nearby restaurants, and the bay is famous for snorkelling, thanks to its seagrass beds.

Playa El Altet in Alicante

Playa El Altet is backed by protected dunes and is accessed by a wooden boardwalk. It is located about 10 kilometres south of Alicante, near the small town of El Altet. There are no facilities here, so pack up a picnic and make sure you bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a parasol, but you can expect blissful peace and quiet, and wonderfully clear water.

Playa de Levante de Benidorm in Benidorm

Benidorm is the capital of the Costa Blanca and boasts two of the finest sandy beaches on the whole Mediterranean coast. Younger kids will enjoy the play areas on the beach, while older kids who are more confident swimmers can have fun on the diving boards and wet playground out in the sea.
Alternative beaches along the coast are Playa Racó de l’Albir de Alfaz del Pi and Playa La Roda de Altea in Altea, Playa Les Marinesin Denia, Playa de La Fossa de Calpe in Calpe, Playa La Caleta de Villajoyosa in Villajoyosa, Playa de Tabarca and Playa San Juan in Alicante.

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Local Tourist Attractions in Costa Blanca


We have selected some things to see and places to visit on your next holiday to Costa Blanca, Alicante. Alicante is located in the Valencian Community (region) which includes 3 provinces: Valencia, Alicante and Castellón. It is a province of eastern Spain, bordered by the provinces of Murcia on the southwest, Albacete on the west, Valencia on the north, and the Mediterranean Sea on the east. Alicante is a port city on Spain’s south-eastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, coloured houses and a nightlife scene. From here, an elevator or a steep climb leads to medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara, set on a hilltop with sweeping views of the Mediterranean coast.

Alicante is famous for its wonderful palm tree flanked boulevards and shopping streets. The original name of the city “Lucentum” translates as “City of Light”. This attractive town along the Costa Blanca has stunning beaches, huge plazas, wonderful parks and lots of adventure as well as great weather.


Algar Waterfall

Algar Waterfall is worth a visit when you are in Benidorm. A picturesque nature reserve featuring waterfalls, a walking tracks, swimming holes & a picnic area. The waterfalls are 30 meters tall and they create a series of natural pools. They are located 15 km inland from Benidorm the journey should take about 30-minutes on a narrow and windy road.

Guadalest Valley

The Guadalest Valley, also known as the 'Eagle's Nest' is situated at about 25kms from Benidorm. The drive offers stunning views of the mountain scenery and as you pass the village of Polop, the winding rustic roads give the feel of the bygone era.

In the ancient times Guadalest was originally an Islamic country, and was of great military importance. The ancient ruins and castles can be seen even in the present times despite having been destroyed by the battles and natural disasters.

Isla de Tabarca

Visit Tabarca also known in Valencian as Nova Tabarca and Illa Plana, and in Spanish as Nueva Tabarca and Isla Plana. It is an islet located in the Mediterranean Sea, close to the town of Santa Pola, in the province of Alicante, Valencian community, Spain.
Located at approx. 9km south east from Santa Pola, Tabarca is the smallest permanently inhabited island in Spain. The population count is about 80, but that changes dramatically during the summer months. Tabarca has a quite interesting history. All of 2km long and 300m wide, the island was a refuge for the Barbary pirates up to the end of the 18th century.

Go Snorkelling in Costa Blanca

Experience the stunningly underwater world all by yourself or book a guided tour. Swim with the fish, spot sea stars and enjoy the sunshine and the crystal-clear sea along the Costa Blanca coast.

Games for Thrones Tour – Girona

Visit season six filming sites in Girona. Much of the city's Old Town was transformed into the streets and landmarks of King's Landing and Braavos, two fictional towns from the HBO hit series.

Go Scuba Diving

Cala Culip, in the coves of Cap de Creus, is one of the best beaches for marvelling at shipwrecks. While the Medes Islands, off Estartit, are known for their caves and wealth of coral. Costa Brava has a range of excellent PADI diving schools.

Torroella de Montgrí Music Festival

Torroella de Montgri Music Festival is held in August each year. Known as Costa Brava’s ‘Town of Music’ with a history of musical chapels, royal festivals and an adopted French Ars Nova style, this charming town brims with musical heritage. Torroella de Montgrí is a coastal municipality on the Costa Brava, and small town in Catalonia, Spain. The town lies on the north bank of the Ter river, a few kilometres before it flows into the Mediterranean.

Gastronomy & Wine

The region of paella, tapas and Rioja! You’ll be spoilt for choice in Costa Blanca. Explore the mountains for huge vistas of vineyards and stop at one of the quaint rural villages for a real taste of Spain. The produce is sensational there and you won’t be short of food and wine experiences. A great place to stock up on the fine foods and wine produced, such as chocolates, olive oils, nougat known as turron and wines such as Moscatell.

Festivals in Alicante

The province hosts as many as six festivals declared to be of International Tourist Interest: the bonfires of San Juan on midsummer night in Alicante; the International Habaneras and Polyphony Competition in Torrevieja; the Moors and Christians festival in Villajoyosa and Alcoy; and the Elche Mystery Plays and the Palm Sunday Procession in the city of Elche.

Visit the town of Elche

The town of Elche is also the site of the Palmeral de Elche palm grove, awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO. There are numerous archaeological sites in Alicante, many of which belong to the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula, also declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

Shopping in Alicante

Alicante beach city is a haven for shoppers who can wander around the seafront and the historic streets to enjoy little curiosity shops as well as well-known brands and the famous Spanish department store El Corte Ingles. The Alicante region is famous for its quality shoes and other leather goods especially bags.

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How to travel to and around Costa Blanca in Spain


How to reach Alicante from Ireland?

Alicante is located in the Valencian Community (region) which includes 3 provinces: Valencia, Alicante and Castellón. It is a province of eastern Spain, bordered by the provinces of Murcia on the southwest, Albacete on the west, Valencia on the north, and the Mediterranean Sea on the east. Alicante–Elche Airport, originally named El Altet, is the fifth-busiest airport in Spain. Another option for anyone staying in the Northern Alicante is Reus Airport, which is 6.4 miles away or just over 10 minutes by car from Alforja. Although Reus is closest, there are three airports in total within 100 miles of Salou.

Flights from Ireland to Alicante & Reus are popular and there are direct flights from Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock and Belfasts. Airlines serving these routes include easyJet, Ryanair, Aer Lingus and British Airways.

The flight takes between 2 hours and 30 minutes to 3 hours and covers a distance of 1,500 - 1740 km depending on the airport.

There is free Wi-Fi internet, baby changing facilities, cash machines, currency exchange desks, a children’s play area, car hire and car parking.

Getting to and from Alicante Airport by Bus

Alicante Airport is connected to Alicante and several destinations within Costa Blanca by the bus services available at Alicante Airport premises. There is a single bus stop for all the lines operating at Alicante Airport. It is located at the second level of the main terminal at departures.

C6 bus line: Alicante Airport to city

By the C6 bus line, transfer from Alicante Airport terminal building to downtown Alicante every 20 minutes and at night from 00:00 am to 5:00 am every hour.

1A bus line: Alicante Airport to Elche

By 1A bus line you can transfer from Alicante Airport to Elche. Stops on route Torrellano, Parque Empresarial, Elche. The bus operates from 07:10 am to 22:10 pm, all year and every hour, except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays every two hours.

1B bus line: Arenales del Sol – Alicante Airport – Elche

By 1B bus line, it is possible to transfer from Alicante Airport to Elche and also to Arenales del Sol.
Stops on route are Arenales del Sol, Alicante Airport, Torrellano, Parque Empresarial, Elche.
The bus operates from Monday to Friday 07:10 am to 22:10 pm and on Saturday and public holidays from 06:55 am to 20:55 pm, all year - every hour, except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays every two hours.

Other bus lines

The intercity buses also connect Alicante Airport with the several locations: Benidorm – Calpe, Murcia, Torrevieja and Santa Pola. Price range may vary from € 2.00 to € 10.00 according to distance.

Taxi from Alicante Airport

The taxi rank is conveniently located just near the airport terminals. It is also very safe to use Alicante Airport taxis since the drivers are licensed and insured.

Car Hire from Alicante Airport

There are approximately eight car hire companies with desks at Alicante Airport: Goldcar, Enterprise Atesa, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, RecordGo, Centauro and Sixt. All of the desks are inside the terminal, on floor 0. Alicante Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads.

Alicante-Elche Airport address for your Sat Nav is; 03195 L'Altet, Alicante, Comunitat Valenciana, SPAIN

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Self Catering Winter Rentals in Costa Blanca, Spain


Are you looking for a long-term winter let in Spain? All along the Province of Alicante we offer winter holiday lets at rates significantly reduced from the standard weekly short-term holiday rate.

Long term winter lets on the Costa Blanca, are hugely popular due to the mild temperatures and fewer days of rainfall. Take advantage of over 300 days of sunshine, so you can enjoy good weather even in winter.

Do you want to talk to us about your individual winter holiday requirements by phone? From our Irish call centre located in County Wicklow, the ‘Beautiful Garden of Ireland’ we can help you find a longer-term winter let in Spain. We are the first stop in planning your next winter holiday, our knowledgeable call centre agents will assist you on your journey.

Long Term Winter Lets Fantastic Rates Available!

A winter rental can be anything from 4 weeks to 3 months in duration, between the months of October to March. We will listen to you to understand their needs so we help you find a long-term winter let at a great rate, for the duration you require.

Escape the cold climate in Northern Europe and wake up to the sound of waves crashing from your winter holiday let on the southern Mediterranean coast of Spain.

We have everything from studio apartments, country cottages and houses in the town centre to luxury villas with private. The main draw for tourists is the unspoiled white beaches however there is much more to Costa Blanca than meets the eye with a number of historic landmarks and cultural attractions. Explore quaint villages like Altea and Elche, fertile countryside and the world-famous holiday playground of Benidorm.

With year-round sunshine, world-class attractions and some of the best beaches in Europe, Costa Blanca is a great choice of Spanish holiday destination.

Click on the link below to see our list of winter holiday lets in Spain.

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