Costa Blanca Fiestas
Costa Blanca is famous for its various fiestas, they run all summer and are simply unmissable. Whole towns devote days and weeks to staging exquisite extravaganzas, celebrating the Christians and the Moors, winemaking, local craftsmanship, sailing, fine food, giant fireworks displays and of course bull runs. See here for a list of Fiestas on the Costa Blanca with dates.
Seacave Kayak and Snorkel Tour Javea
The coast around Playa de la Granadella hosts many secret bays, coves, and caves, but finding these can be a challenge. Discover desirable hidden spots on a guided kayak tour, and get a closer look than from shore or ship. Snorkel in the refreshing waters of the Blue Lagoon and admire impressive views of the coast as you paddle.
Torrevieja Yacht Rental
You can rent high-end boats, without the need for a qualification or nautical license of any kind.
Off-Road Jeep Tours
Venture beyond the beaches of the Costa Blanca—and enjoy an intrepid way to explore—on this full-day, off-road Jeep tour. Depart in the morning from Benidorm, and set off into nature. You’ll admire the spectacular lakes and mountains of the Guadalest Valley, visit ancient Moorish villages, head to the Fuentes del Algar nature reserve to see the waterfalls and go for a dip in the natural swimming holes, and more. With Marco Polo Expediciones.
Alicante has a strong wine growing tradition going back millennia. They are so many vineyards around the area, from large impressive private estates to co-operatives and small local vineyards. Almost every village how a co-operative and you can find some marvellous wines worth collecting or drinking on your holiday.
Officially known as El Peñón de Ifach, the rock is a massive outcrop that towers over Calpe town and beach with extraordinary views of the surrounding area. It's also a National Park with many protected birds and plants. You can walk all the way up, though the last stretch is not for the faint hearted.
Volvo Ocean Race Museum
A tribute to the Volvo around the world Ocean Race, this museum offers video, simulations and even one of the amazing yachts to have completed the course. A must for any sailing afficionados.
Fonts de l'Algar waterfall
Fonts de L'Algar is an incredibly scenic nature reserve that includes walks, swimming holes, picnic areas, as well as the stunning waterfalls.
Yacht and Catamaran Cruises.
Rent a private yacht from the ports of Alicante, Moraira, Javea, Altea, Calpe and Denia. Cruise around the coast, diving into the sea and stopping off for a picnic at beaches accessible only by boat.
A fascinating archaeological ruin of a Roman town that became Alicante. You can still see the streets and baths along with large columned houses. The tiles and pottery are worth the trip alone.
El Castell de Guadalest
Certainly one of the jewels of Marina Baixa, El Castell de Guadalest is defined by its castle sitting on top of the crag, its streets that breathe history, its long traditions and its beautiful views over a spectacular landscape. The village was declared an Artistic and Historic Conservation Area in 1974.
A beautiful reservoir known for its watersports, swimming and magnificent views. Local minerals lend the water a bright green colour.
Santa Barbara Castle in Alicante
Santa Bárbara Castle is a fortification in the centre of Alicante, Spain. It stands on Mount Benacantil and overlooks the Mediterranean and the bay.
Pink Lake of Torrevieja
This lake is genuinely bright pink and needs to be seen to be believed. Used for salt extraction, you can walk or cycle around it. Pink Flamingoes also congregate there. Perfect for out of this world Instagram pictures.
Floating Museum Torrevieja
Explore an old Patrol Ship and experience a full tour of a submarine from the living quarters to the command deck in this working port.
Altea Old Town
Another quaint hilltop village with narrow streets and beautiful architecture. The views are to die for plus there are numerous excellent restaurants and shops.
Sanctuary of Santa Maria Magdalena in Novelda
This unusual and beautiful church was built by Jose Sala in the Gaudi style, a tribute to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The marble organ and two slender 100 foot towers are terrific and unique.
El Albir Lighthouse
Another one for the Instagram feed, this lighthouse overlooks one of the most popular beaches in Spain with great views of Altea and the surrounding mountains. Perfect for snorkelling or paddle boarding.
Castillo de Denia
Denia Castle was built in the 11th & 12th centuries on a sloping hill. Used by the Moors to keep control of the area and defend against pirate attacks.
Surrounded by cliffs with just the crystal clear water before you, this is an excellent spot for snorkelling and exploring. Just south of Javea, so you can pop in for a bit of shopping or wander along the promenade.
Fonts de L'Algar Waterfall
A lovely place for a picnic, you can also follow the trail of the waterfall up the mountain. Swim under the waterfall in the pools below. The water is clear and utterly clean, coming straight from the mountain above.
This pebble beach is set next to some amazing caves that you can explore on foot or even swim in and out. There is a current, so for strong swimmers only. It lies at the bottom of a very steep and scenic mountain that winds down from Lacumbre del Sol, near Moraira.
We flew with British Airways and enjoyed the lounge at Gatwick Airport on the way out. https://www.holidayextras.com