COSTA BLANCA – BEAUTIFUL BEACHES & LOVELY ATMOSPHERE
Maybe I’m biased, but I think the Costa Blanca is the most beautiful place for a summer holiday in Spain. Whether you are looking for a sporting holiday, want to experience art and culture, or just relax around the pool or by the sea.
White coastal region
The Costa Blanca is popular with tourists from abroad and Spaniards alike. The region owes its name to the white blossom of the almond trees the hills are dotted with. They don’t bloom in the summer, but the famous white houses are still there. Just like the beautiful beaches. In Altea, the beach is covered with white pebbles, which make a beautiful sound in the surf. La Olla is one of the longer beaches of Altea and is easy to reach, even for people with walking difficulties. A perfect beach to dive from is El Mascarat. The very clean beach La Roda is located directly on the promenade, you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds.
Pleasant temperature in summer and winter
Altea has a Mediterranean climate, with warm dry summers and few clouds. In July and August, the maximum daytime temperature is around thirty degrees, the minimum temperature around 20. There is hardly any rain, the seawater is about 24 degrees. Nice beach weather.
So much to do in and around Altea
There is so much to do in Altea and the Costa Blanca. Personally, I love to start the day with a walk along the beach and have a relaxed breakfast at one of the nice restaurants. Although that walk is also fun in the evening, in combination with a drink or ice cream on the boulevard. Be sure to look at the – occasionally quite naugthy – works of art on the boulevard. Speaking of art: there are nice exhibitions in the art galleries in the centre of Altea regularly. On Tuesday there is a bustling market. Especially in summer there are several festivals that are worth a visit. Also, be sure to visit the waterfalls of Algar and the spectacular El Castell de Gaudalest. Fuentes De Algar, towards Benidorm, is a beautiful relaxing place with lots of greenery, waterfalls, and views.
Fun and games
Want a little more action? Go sailing or take a helicopter ride. Nearby you can play paintball and there are several amusement parks: Terra Mitica, Mundomar, Magic Natura (with zoo), Aqualandia or Aqua Natura. Great for kids. Just like the chocolate museum in Villajoyosa by the way. And in Benidorm there is of course always something to do. For example, you can do a jetkis tour, diving, sea kayaking and water skiing. But there is also a vibrant nightlife with larger and smaller discotheques, pubs and pubs.
Touring by tram
Want to experience something special? Get on the tram to Alicante: the route takes you past luxury villas and the coastline. Get off at the last stop and walk straight to the city centre. Don’t feel like going back by public transport? Give me a call and I’ll pick you up.