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Information on Costa Calida & Costa Blanca

ALICANTE 

Alicante the capital of Costa Blanca is an important city of the region.  It enjoys beautiful countryside, sea in front and hills as a backdrop. Towards the north are the hills and toward the south it becomes more flatter sandy ground. The city enjoys modern architecture alongside the old town and  yet retains the character as a distinctive Mediterranean look.  City and the surrounding areas are getting very popular with the Europeans from all ages. Many Brits have decided to buy property and enjoy the mild climate it has to offer, not forgetting the cost of living. The city has a intense network of shops almost providing anything and every thing what you may enjoy at home. 
Alicante is served with an international airport and good connection to north and the south. It is served by both a costal road and the motorway.  
 
Influenced by both Christians and the Moors Alicante has number of sites to visit to include the Town hall, the Cathedral of San Nicolas, church of Santa Maria, Barbara Castle, San Fernando, maritime promonard and the marina. It also has number of celebrations and fiestas to include Bonfires of San Juan and San Faz. 

La Manga

La Manga in Costa Calida, a place where nature has provided conditions that have converted them into virtual paradise. There are few places in the world where this privilege is doubled by geographic and environment aspect and La Manga is one of them. La Manga is surrounded by two seas. A double reward for the area. On one side this narrow 21 km long strip of land is served by Mar Menor sea and the other by Mediterranean sea. The beaches are beautiful and now been given the blue flag - safe for children. The area enjoys warm waters rich in salts and iodine. The area offers salt marshes with flamingos, natural parks, salt lakes, farms and  small beautiful villages  The temperatures both in summer and winters which  much desired for through out the year.

La Manga is well served by road, railway and airports. Towards the north is Alicante Airport approx. 75 minutes by motorway and  Murcia airport approx. 25 minutes away. Both airports have scheduled flights to Europe. It has fast access and easy distance to major towns like Murcia and Cartagena. 

La Manga has number of night spots, wide varieties of water sport, golfing in one of the many courses in the area, horse riding, boat trips and a marina. There are number of  hotels and restaurants offering some great gastronomies. A true paradise for every one to enjoy.

 

Benidorm 

Benidorm is situated towards the north of Alicante. A very popular city with the tourists. It was a small fishing village which now developed into a large city with little left of the village. A cosmopolitan city serving with high apartments, hotels, beaches, shops, bars and discos. The city is mostly geared for the tourist market and a good place for shopping.
Short journey away from the resort is Terr-Mitica which provides number of  great attractions like roller coaster, parks, shops and other attractions to enjoy a day out.

Denia

Denia is a less brash resort than it's neighbours, and is a really busy town that lies beneath the heights of the Montgo National Park. In the past it was inhabited by both Greeks and Phoenicians, and it was named after the Roman Goddess Diana. English raisin dealers lived here in the 19th Century. Perched high above the town are the ancient ramparts of the Castillo de Denia, either wander around these ancient stones or stroll beneath the shady plane trees that line one of the main streets, just full of restaurants and boutiques. If the mood takes you from the Port you can have a day trip to Ibiza. Otherwise simply stretch out on the 20 miles of golden sands that extend from Denia to the North. There is safe bathing for children, for it is another Blue Flag beach. Also worthy of a mention is just south of Denia town are sets of cliffs well known in the area for scuba diving. For all those interested a school offers lessons and trips. 

Javea

If you take a short drive south from Denia you reach the lively town of Javea. A favourite with tourists of all nationalities and blessed with a sweeping bay. A wide selection of restaurants are on offer near beach on the promenade. You certainly won't be concerned with your wallet as you can get a 3 course meal for around 10-15 each including a few drinks too. What mainly attracts the visitors to Javea is the market which takes place every Thursday in the old town selling such wares as fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, some furniture and antiques. Javea is a true unspoiled beauty.

Moraira

A genuine paradise among stretches of greenery along the Costa   Blanca. Teulada-Moraira is a top-class tourist resort with excellent facilities and services. It has eight kilometers of coastline and three magnificent beaches of fine sand alternating with small, pretty, rocky coves. Enjoy over 80 restaurants with an infinite gastronomic choice, village fiestas and outing to buy handcraft products in small shops and street market. 

Torrevieja 

Situated on the coast about 50 Km south of Alicante. The city is surrounded by large natural salt water lagoons thus producing salt and considered to be the highest salt producer in Europe.    
Torrevieja has undergone a major transformation over the last few years. It used to be a city connected to fishing and housed most of the fishing fleet of the area. Now it is a large city considered to be a tourist resort providing allsorts of amenities from apartments, hotels, shops, bars, restaurants and many more. It boasts of its recreation amenities such as golf courses tennis courts, yachting marinas, water sports and water parks.   

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