Spring in Altea – almond blossoms and more
One of the things the Costa Blanca is famous for is the almond blossoms. When the temperatures in February are around fourteen degrees, the entire coast turns into a flower parade. Almond trees are in bloom everywhere. A spectacular start to spring, which never gets boring. From afar it sometimes looks like it has snowed. A little further from the coast, the blossoms are usually a little later. The Jalon Valley (Vall de Pop) is one of the most famous sites. Fantastic to drive through, by car or by bike. And of course, a nice picnic basket with you. In Xaló and the villages of Parcent and Alcalalí it is beautiful. In the latter village they also celebrate the Feslali festival. But it is also worthwhile to go and see in Alicante, in the Valle de Guadalest. Campo de Cagitán in Murcia is sometimes white and pink until March and it smells delicious. And don’t forget to bring some nougat!
Perfect sports weather
Many people come to Altea and surroundings in the spring because it is ideal weather for cycling: usually around 20 degrees. Not too cold, not too hot, and beautiful surroundings. What more could you wish for? Horse riding and hiking are popular sports during spring break. On Wikiloc you can find a number of nice walking routes, such as this one through Altea. Golf is also a popular sport for holidaymakers in the spring. Altea has a golf club and the golf course Don Cayo with beautifully selected on the Sierra Bernia and the sea. Villaitana Golf in Benidorm also has two beautiful courses and there are many more special places to discover.
Culture and chocolate
Spring is also the perfect time for culture. Altea and Calpe are beautiful, but also Villajoyosa (with a nice chocolate museum) and the mountain village of Guadelest with a fun miniature museum. By car you can get there in no time, and you can enjoy the view of the beautiful turquoise coloured reservoir from the castle on the mountain top.
Also nice: a day trip to Calpe to visit the archaeological museums and the fish market of the city. But spring also means Easter, and that is celebrated here in Spain with the Semana Santa or Holy Week. There are spectacular faith celebrations everywhere. In Villajoyosa there are processions in the city every evening. Oh, and media February is the Festa del Porquet: The feast of the pig. A tribute to Spanish cuisine with lots of pork.
Day at Jalon
Also nice: on Saturday there is a large ‘rastro’ in Jalon – a trunk sale. At this flea market you can often find special things and antiques for sale, but also local products such as honey. Near the market is a nice bodega, with good wine – another thing Jalon is famous for. With the car that you can book with all villas of Perfect Destinations, you are there in no time. Although, when you are planning a wine tasting, it might be better if I drive you. ☺