Costa Blanca Guide
Costa Blanca boasts a magnificent coastline with beautiful beaches and varied natural landscapes. Rocky coves and the beautiful mountain ranges create a region deserving of exploration, and a wonderful varied region to live. The area is considered to be one of the healthiest places in the world to live.
Moraira is a small exclusive coastal town. It has a large marina, sandy beaches, a good number of wine bars, excellent restaurants and boutique shopping. Its coastline joins the Benissa Costa where you can discover pebble beaches and rocky coves excellent for snorkelling and diving. Moraira has been granted the Blue Flag for its clear crystal waters. The beaches are well equipped with parking areas, Red Cross Services and shower facilities. Many water sports are also available from the main beaches.
Walking distance from Moraira centre is El Portet, a small sandy bay with turquoise water and exclusive properties around. The sea is shallow which is perfect for young children. There is a small promenade offering some great restaurants where you can enjoy some traditional food and take in the views. El Portet is also a great position to watch the sunset over Ifach Penon in Calpe.
Jávea, is a town of beauty and magical landscapes. Here, nature has been so generous that it is difficult to find another place like it. The sea is pure blue, clean and revealing. If you enjoy sport as part of your lifestyle, Javea is an ideal town to live and lead a healthy life. Javea offers fantastic areas for hiking, biking, diving, snorkelling, running, boat trips and much more! There is also two private schools providing a high standard of education.
Jávea is framed by the Capes of La Nau and Sant Antoni on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. The town is protected from continental winds by the mountainous barrier of the Montgó. It has a varied landscape, both along its 25 kilometres of coast and inland. It has a mild climate throughout the year with an average temperature of 18 ºC. Careful urban planning maintains Javea Old Town charm and The Arenal has a blue flag beach, fun nightlife and great restaurants. Javea Port is a community within itself which also has fantastic restaurants serving fresh caught that day!
Calpe is home to the Peñón de Ifach, the highest rock in the Mediterranean, and can be walked up almost right to the top for a fantastic view of the sea and surroundings. It has fantastic long sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The promenades have many beachfront bars, restaurants and shops perfect for stroll of a summer evening. It is a large town, but well spread out, and is surpisingly quiet for its size.
Benitachell is a pretty traditional Spanish village with a beautiful small church and close to the beaches of Moraira. On the mountain of Cumbre del Sol you will find some incredible properties with spectacular sea views. There are plans to build an exclusive hotel and new shopping centre due to be completed within the next 2 years. At the base of the Cumbre is the Cala del Moraig. A small but beautiful rocky cove where you can enjoy crystal clear waters and a charming beach bar in the summer. Lady Elizabeth School situated on the Cumbre is a highly regarded private school catering for international students.
Denia is a medium-sized town with a population of nearly 40,000. Long stretches of sandy beaches make up the majority of Denia’s 20 kilometres of coastline. Also coming under the town of Denia is the extensive, spread-out sub-district of Las Marinas, a mostly residential area, that also has many beachfront bars and restaurants to relax in. Denia beach stretches so far that it is never crowded, even in August. The port offers regular ferry services to the Baleric islands and because of this, it is deep enough to attract large superyachts which can often be seen moored here all year round. The port also has a lively nightlife with many bars and clubs.
This part of the coast is a perfect summing up of all the Costa Blanca’s positive benefits rolled in to one – a blend of mountains and sea, historical traditions and modern facilities, magnificent views and an abundance of fiestas!
The dramatic Sierra Bernia mountain range creates not only a stunning backdrop to the coastline but also creates its own micro climate, maintaining temperatures of 15° in the winter and 25° in the summer.
On the top of the hill in the old town of Altea you will find the church “Virgen de Consuelo” which is situated in the Casa Antigo offering panoramic views of the coastline and particularly views of the port with it´s own fishing fleet.
Albir is a cosmopolitan town offering a gastronomic range of food and drink and there is nothing more enjoyable than a stroll after dinner along the promenade enjoying the Mediterranean breeze.