Summer, sun and beach. Spain has always been one of the most popular holiday destinations
Summer, sun and beach. Spain has always been one of the most popular holiday destinations for foreigners and especially the famous and recognized area of Costa Blanca. 250 km of coastline extend from Pilar de la Horadada in the south, to Dénia in the north. Characterized by its white-painted houses and the bright sand of its beaches that contrast with the blue of the Mediterranean Sea. An area that offers a variety of cultural, leisure and sports activities, in addition to the mild Mediterranean climate and its kilometers of beaches. If you are planning your next visit to the Costa Blanca, we would like to list several destinations that you should not miss with your family and friends.
Marjal de Pego a Oliva
Spend a day in this splendid nature reserve located between the towns of Pego and Oliva, belonging to the provinces of Alicante and Valencia. This protected nature reserve has a remarkable flora and fauna, surrounded by palm trees, reeds and rice paddies. The rivers Bullent and Racons are born here, which provide rafts of clean water. Hiking trails run throughout the area and, during the summer months, Pego City Council offers free boat trips.
If you are looking for a quieter alternative to the sea, the hot springs of Font Salada are the perfect choice. An ideal destination in any season, since water temperatures remain stable throughout the year and offer an average temperature of 23 ° C. The Font Salada is located in the natural reserve of La Marjal de Pego a Oliva and it is known that its hot springs have a positive effect on various skin diseases. A beach bar that is open throughout the year offers several culinary delights of the area.
Cueva de las Calaveras
In the idyllic town of Benidoleig, a limestone cave from the lower Cretaceous can transport you in time to about 135 million years ago. The cave entrance is about 70 meters above sea level and the cave is 440 m long, which has stalagmites, stalactites and domes over 50 m high. At the end of the cave you will find a beautiful lake called Toll Blau. A magical place that amazes the big and small visitors. Afterwards, you can end the day comfortably in the cave cafeteria.
Barranc del Infern
A little further inland, in the Vall de Laguar we find the Barranc del Infern, the Hell Canyon. This is located in a picturesque area and is known as the hiking paradise. It is an old cobbled road with a total of 6,873 steps that lead to several springs, ancient ruins, picturesque landscapes and magnificent viewpoints. A must see for passionate nature lovers. After an intense day of hiking, you can enjoy a typical dish in one of the popular restaurants in the Vall de Laguar.
At the highest point of the city of Guadalest is the Castle of San José, built by the Moors in the twelfth century. This historic cultural monument is a popular tourist destination, surrounded by picturesque streets, museums, souvenir shops, restaurants and coffee shops. From the castle you can enjoy magnificent views over the reservoir, the Sierra de Aitana, to the sea. It is worth visiting the old manor house and the city museum, the Casa Orduña, as well as the 18th-century baroque church and the prison.