Lugares con encanto en Benissa y alrededores.

Benissa tiene mucho mas que ofrecer que un bonito casco histórico y sus magnificas playas y calas, en ella podrás encontrar multitud de planes culturales, gastronómicos, de ocio, en concreto hoy hablaremos de rincones preciosos o lugares que visitar llenos de

historia y tradición en este municipio y sus alrededores, que quizás no son tan conocidos pero que son totalmente recomendables de visitar, ¿nos acompañas?:

  • Ermita de Santa Ana:

Se puede llegar hasta ella en vehículo o andando, pero el camino a pie es muy  fácil y agradable, apto para todo el mundo. La ruta se inicia por el camino asfaltado que hay  detrás de la nave de Muebles Martínez. Al principio del camino se pasa por un antiguo lavadero (Pou d´Avall) en el que hay una fuente de agua, solo tenemos que seguir el camino y se tarda unos 15 minutos en llegar. Esta ermita  data de 1613. Tiene una bonita fachada en piedra  y la fecha de construcción grabada en una piedra situada en el pie de la esquina derecha de la fachada. Frente a ella hay una pequeña plaza y una pinada con mesas y bancos donde poder comer o merendar. Desde la ermita surgen numerosas sendas, podemos llegar hasta un antiguo molino de agua ( Molino del Quisi ) e incluso se puede llegar hasta Calpe.

Ermita de Santa Ana
  • Molino del Quisi:

es un antiguo molino de harina construido en el Siglo XV y en funcionamiento hasta 1930, situado en la cuenca del Barranco del Quisi, ha sido declarado Bien de Relevancia local. La energía que movía sus muelas era hidráulica (en un lugar donde el clima mediterráneo hace escaso este recurso, y además sujeto a una fuerte estacionalidad), y para mantener su función utilizó una notable obra de ingeniería para la épocal: el agua utilizada para producir la energía procedía del cercano barranco de la Paratella, desde donde llegaba por una conducción de obra hasta una balsa, situada a unos 11 metros por encima del molino, donde se almacenaba en espera de ser utilizada para la molienda. En el camino encontraremos paisajes típicos de la zona, las montañas al fondo y edificios en ruinas, es un camino muy tranquilo y poco transitado.

  • Los lavaderos de Benissa:

Son antiguas construcciones del siglo XIX normalmente hechas en piedra aprovechando el cauce de algún río donde las mujeres iban a lavar la ropa y aprovechaban para socializar con el resto de mujeres que acudían, en Benissa podemos encontrar varios, todos ellos han sido restaurados con lo que lucen como en sus mejores tiempos: Lavadero del Pou d’Avall que al ser el mas cercano a la ciudad era el mas concurrido. Lavadero de Santa Ana, al lado de la ermita, Lavadero Orxelles: el mas grande de la población que todavía conserva agua potable, Lavadero Nusols, este es el único que ya no tiene agua. En todos ellos se puede apreciar la zona de aclarado de la zona de enjabonado, esta ultima separada por una losa con lo que se consigue que el jabón no llegue a la balsa y ensucie el agua.

  • La bassa dels Arcs en Jalón:

Declarada Bien de Relevancia Local (BRL), la Bassa dels Arcs o del Sapena de Xaló tenía como finalidad recoger el agua sobrante del regadío (de acequias, azudes, molinos, etc.) para el riego de huertas más alejadas. Su construcción está datada entre finales del s. XVIII y principios del s. XIX. Actualmente de la balsa solo quedan los arcos, la finalidad de estos, ademas de su valor estético, era soportar una cubierta de cañas para poder preservar el agua. Además de su gran valor arquitectónico, tiene un gran valor sentimental para los habitantes de la zona, ya que mucha gente aprendió a nadar en esta balsa formando parte de la memoria popular. Dirección para visitarla: Camino Molí de Llíber, 11, 03727 Jalón, Alicante

  • Finca la Cuta y los Jardines de Lavanda:

El jardín de esta finca ha sido creado con idealismo y amor al detalle, se encuentra situado en el Valle de Jalón. Con sus cientos de plantas de lavanda forma un espacio auténtico y mediterráneo con cómodos senderos apra pasear, aptos para sillas de ruedas, que se alternan con pequeños rincones románticos, idoneos para reposar y disfrutar del paisaje. Esta es una finca privada que se encuentra en la Carretera Benissa, 38, 03729 Llíber, Alicante, se pueden visitar los jardines todos los domingos a partir de las 10h de la mañana y el precio de la entrada son 3€.

En Villas Holidays Costa Blanca podrás encontrar las mejores villas para alquilar en Benissa, Moraira o en Calpe . Situadas en las mejores ubicaciones de la población, todas ellas situadas cerca del mar y con todas las comodidades. ¿Te animas?

Charming places to visit in Benissa and surroundings.

Benissa has much more to offer than a beautiful old town and its magnificent beaches and coves, you can find a multitude of cultural, gastronomic, leisure and entertainment plans, in particular today we will talk about beautiful corners or places to visit full of history and tradition in this town and its surroundings, some of them are perhaps not so well known but they are totally recommendable to visit.

 – Hermitage of Santa Ana:

It can be reached by car or on foot, but the route on foot is very easy and pleasant, suitable for everyone. The route starts on the asphalted road behind the Muebles Martínez warehouse. At the beginning of the path you pass an old washing place (Pou d’Avall) where there is a water fountain, just follow the path and it takes about 15 minutes to get there. This chapel dates from 1613. It has a beautiful stone façade and the date of construction is engraved on a stone at the foot of the right-hand corner of the façade. In front of it there is a small square and a pine grove with tables and benches where you can eat or have a snack. From the hermitage there are numerous footpaths, you can reach an old water mill (Molino del Quisi) and you can even go as far as Calpe.

Hermitage of Santa Ana

Quisi Mill:

is an old flour mill built in the 15th century and it was in operation until 1930, located in the basin of the Barranco del Quisi, it has been declared an Asset of Local Relevance. The energy that moved its millstones was hydraulic (in a place where the Mediterranean climate makes this resource scarce, and also subject to a strong seasonality), and to maintain its function it used a remarkable work of engineering for that period: the water used to produce the energy came from the nearby ravine of the Paratella, from where it arrived through a construction pipeline to a pond, located about 11 metres above the mill, where it was stored waiting to be used for milling. On the way we will find typical landscapes of the area, the mountains in the background and buildings in ruins, it is a very quiet and little travelled path.

– The washing places in Benissa:

These are old 19th century constructions normally made of stone, taking advantage of a river bed where women went to wash their clothes and took the opportunity to socialise with the other women who came along. There are several in Benissa, all of them have been restored so they look as they did in their construction  days: Lavadero del Pou d’Avall, the closest to the town, was the busiest. Lavadero de Santa Ana, next to the hermitage, Lavadero Orxelles: the largest in the town that currently still has drinking water, Lavadero Nusols, this is the only one that no longer has water. In all of them you can see the rinsing area and the soaping area, the latter separated by a slab so that the soap does not reach the basin and dirty the water.

The Bassa dels Arcs in Jalón:

Declared an Asset of Local Relevance, the purpose of the Bassa dels Arcs in Xaló was to collect excess water (from irrigation ditches, weirs, mills, etc.) for the irrigation of more distant orchards. It was built between the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century. Nowadays, only the arches remain of the reservoir, the purpose of which, apart from its aesthetic value, was to support a reed roof to preserve the water. In addition to its great architectural value, it has a great sentimental value for the inhabitants of the area, as many people learned to swim in this pond, forming part of the popular memory. Address to visit it: Camino Molí de Llíber, 11, 03727 Jalón, Alicante

– Finca la Cuta and the Lavender Gardens:

The garden of this finca has been created with idealism and love of detail, it is situated in the Jalon Valley. With its hundreds of lavender plants it forms an authentic Mediterranean space with comfortable, wheelchair-friendly walking paths, alternating with romantic little corners, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the scenery. This is a private property located at Carretera Benissa, 38, 03729 Llíber, Alicante, the gardens can be visited every Sunday from 10am and the entrance fee is 3€.

In Villas Holidays Costa Blanca you can find the best En Villas Holidays Costa Blanca podrás encontrar las mejores villas for rent in Benissa, Moraira o en Calpe .Situated in the best locations of the town, all of them near the sea and with all the comforts. Are you up for it?

Adventures in Moraira

Moraira is one of the most beautiful villages on the Costa Blanca and it has everything you need for an unforgettable holidays. Here are some of the activities you can do in this little paradise:

Diving and Snorkelling:

Being surrounded by the sea, it is impossible not to be seduced by the mysterious underwater world, from Moraira there are several routes that can be done: Cap Blanc, Cala Andragó, El Portet, Cap D’or, El portitxol, from where we can contemplate the varied flora and typical fauna of these seas, we can find: sea bream, damselfish, blennies, blennies, castanets and other smaller species, and as we move a little further out we can see meadows of abundant posidonia in which the young fish find refuge and serve as permanent pasture for salps and thrushes, moray eels, the odd ray, starfish, sea urchins, even lobsters, and it is not unusual to come across the odd octopus or cuttlefish.

Kayak and stand-up paddle:

 What better way to do sport without being too hot while contemplating the coast and enjoying the cliffs, caves, coves inaccessible by land, as well as small corners of crystalline waters where you can swim away from the hustle and bustle of the world, At Portet Beach you have the option of renting a kayak or board and from there, one of the most beautiful routes you can do is to go around Cap D’or and continue sailing to Cala Llebeig, or if you feel like going further (remember that you have to go back), you can arrive  to Cala Moraig, in Benitachell.

Another route that you should not miss is the one that leaves from Platjetes beach in Moraira towards Calpe and goes through numerous coves such as L’Andragó, Punta Estrella, Baladrar, Cala Advocat, Cala Llobella … and thus, parallel to the coast, you can reach Calpe, enjoying the landscape, the calm and crystal clear and shallow waters.

Bicycle rides:

There are many routes to do in the whole area, the the Town Hall’s tourism webpage  recommends three of them in which you will be able to contemplate the landscape, the vineyards, as well as beautiful panoramic views with the sea in the background.

Moraira-Benimarco-El Portet-Moraira approx. 19km

Teulada-Moraira-Abiar-Teulada, approx. 20km

Teulada-Abiar-Font Santa-Teulada, approx. 16km

If you like cycling, but don’t have the preparation or the desire to cycle all the time, especially on the climbs, an option is to rent an electric bike in Moraira.

Excursions on jet skis:

If you want to ride along the coast aboard a jet ski and feel the speed, the wind and the sea in your face while you contemplate incredible landscapes and cliffs, you can’t miss these excursions:

1. From Moraira to Cabo de la Nao, you will pass along the way through the coves of Benitachell, Jávea and reach the cave of Cabo de la Nao.

2.  From Moraira to the Peñon de Ifach, it is a route towards the other side of the coast, passing through the coves of Moraira, Benissa Costa to finally arrive to Calpe.

Karting:

Fun for children and adults, just choose the right kart for your age, and enjoy the circuit with friends or family, in Moraira we have a great karting circuit with all the comforts and safety measures for you to spend a fun and enjoyable time. 

Without a doubt, Moraira is the place to spend a dream holiday for Mediterranean and  sun lovers. So now you know, if you want to enjoy Moraira and the many things it has to offer, don’t think twice and book a few days of the month to rent one of the our villas in Benissa, Moraira or in Calpe and happy summer!!!

Supermarkets in Moraira

The supermarkets in Moraira work on a daily basis with the freshest and highest quality products on the market, where you can find a wide range of products and the best brands so that you can shop in Moraira at the best prices.

Doing your shopping in Moraira will be very pleasant as there are numerous supermarkets, both large ones located on the outskirts of the town, and small ones in the centre of town where you can go in case of an emergency. Both large and small supermarkets offer the best quality products at the best prices. 

Supermarkets in Moraira

In Moraira we can find different supermarket chains and among them you can find a great variety of national and international products.

Below you will find the most important supermarkets to buy in Moraira:

– Pepe La Sal Supermarket

This supermarket chain can be found in several towns, specifically in Moraira there are two supermarkets, a larger one with many products and brands of national and international food and a smaller one in the same centre where you can find more national food products.

Addresses:

Ctra. Moraira-Teulada, 54, 03724 Moraira, Alicante

Calle las Viñas, Moraira, 03724.

– Overseas Supermarket

In the Iceland supermarket in Benissa you can find deep-frozen products, as well as national and English food.

Address: Avenida de la Paz, 18, 03724 Moraira, Alicante , Alicante – Telephone: 865 88 79 90

– Supercor express supermarket

Also located in the centre of Moraira, in this supermarket you will find food and household products of leading brands as well as a wide range of magazines, books, etc… It is open until 22.00h so it is usually the best place to go in case you have forgotten something.

Address: Ctra. Moraira a Calpe, 1, 03724 Teulada, Spain, Alicante. Telephone: 965743015

 – Mas y Mas Supermarket

One kilometre from the centre, offering both top brand and own brand products and groceries, with a wide variety of fresh products, fish and meat products as well as everything you need for the home.

Address: Pda. Paichi, s/n, 03724, Alicante, phone: 966 49 07 79

Three kilometres from the centre we find the Planet Shopping Centre with several supermarkets and shops, among them:

– Lidl Supermarket

Known for its weekly offers in fashion, DIY, toys, sports, electrical appliances, home and baby, in this supermarket of German origin, you can find everything you need in terms of food, especially in German and international brands. It is located on the outskirts of the town.

Address: Ctra. Moraira-Teulada, 26, 03724 el Planet, Alicante

Telephone 900 958 311

  – Supermercado Carrefour Teulada – Moraira

En este supermercado, situado en la población de Teulada – Moraira, encontrarás productos de alimentación y hogar con la posibilidad de realizar la compra online al mejor precio con descuentos y ofertas.

Dirección: Ctra. Moraira-Teulada, 23, 03724 el Planet, Alicante – Teléfono: 619 06 73 03

Is it possible to buy online in Moraira?

Online shopping in Moraira is one of the services you can find in this town, as well as going to the supermarket and requesting a home delivery service to take your shopping to your home.

This shopping service is available in most of the supermarkets listed above; you can choose the products you want to add to your shopping basket and have them delivered to your home the same day.

Receive your shopping at home by making the purchase through the corresponding website or by going to the supermarket and requesting the home delivery service.

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Club Náutico Les Basetes

One of your days could start with a visit to Club Náutico Les Basetes on the coast of Benissa, where you will find a multitude of activities to enjoy in the sea, the area’s greatest attraction.

At this Nautical Club you can practice sailing, kayaking and stand up paddle with Las Antípodas Sailing School, or get started in the world of scuba diving at its Diving Centre. Les Basetes also has two restaurants, Les Basetes Coral Beach and the Oceana Club, where you can enjoy magnificent views of the sea and the Peñón de Ifach while having an aperitif.

Club Náutico Les Basetes

La Bocana

Not far away and thanks to La Bocana you will have the opportunity of discovering Altea and Calpe’s bay with stunning Kayak or Stand Up Paddle guided routes to the Morro de Toix and the Mascarat bay, discovering de Toix caves, jumping into the water from its cliffs, sailing up to the Gasparet cove in Calpe’s bay or diving in the island of La Olla.

Club Hípico de Benissa

If, on the other hand, you prefer the mountains, we propose a horse ride in the countryside to enjoy the landscape or, why not, get started in the world of equestrianism with the help of Club Hípico Benissa.

Its wide variety of activities will make you fall in love with these beautiful animals and the countryside of the Costa Blanca. In addition, as a client of Villas Holidays Costa Blanca, the club has special offers for you.

Club Hípico de Benissa.

Bodegas Parcent

And if you are keen on gourmet experiences, why not visiting a winery in the area? Bodegas Parcent has an interesting offer: a 2-hour guided visit to the winery plus 6 wines and 6 tapas tasting, only for 20 euros per person!

The perfect experience for those interested in finding out the region’s wines. Do not miss the chance of experiencing the relaxing sunset atmosphere among vineyards at dusk with all your family.

Sadesgo Centro de Alquiler

Sadesgo offers sporty people the opportunity of discovering the Costa Blanca’s most symbolic corners in a different, fun and safe way, getting to places and landscapes that would not be accessible to general visitors otherwise. They do so by renting bikes, electric scooters and Ninebots, with which one can travel while being safe and ecologic. Or why not considering a horse drawn carriage ride?

Sadesgo

Our adventures are designed for all the family. We respect and are passionate about our homeland and want to show in a sustainable way what makes of the Costa Blanca a unique and special place.

Giner Rent a Car

Rent A Car Giner

During your stay there is another factor to take into account: transport. So why not move around as if you were a VIP during your holidays? Rent A Car Giner in Benissa offers special discounts for guests of Villas Holidays Costa Blanca.

Based in Benissa and Alicante and Valencia airports, at Rent A Car Giner you will find the perfect rental car with the best terms & conditions, to enable you to get around the Marina Alta without any worries and discover all its corners.

Restaurante Toni Cantó

Villas Holidays has as well different suggestions so that you live an authentic gastronomic experience. Toni, at the front of the Toni Cantó Restaurant in Teulada, has created a selection of weekly gastronomic menus especially for the guests of Villas Holidays Costa Blanca.

If you call to make a reservation and say you are going on behalf of Villas Holidays Costa Blanca, Toni Cantó will not only prepare a menu  with top quality products for you with a special price for you to enjoy the gastronomy of the area, but will also pay for your journey, booking you a taxi to and from your holiday property.

Restaurante Toni Cantó

Restaurante Kalas

Continuing towards the sea you will find Kalas restaurant in a lovely setting in the centre of Moraira, managed by three professional young chefs trained separately in Santa Pola, the Basque Country, London and Dénia, with a wide professional experience acquired all over the Spanish territory.

restaurante Kalas

The most important thing for these artists is to provide an impeccable service, hence why they put maximum effort in taking care of even the smallest details in every recipe and its presentation. Kalas combines perfectly both typical tapas and haute cuisine touches made with innovative techniques, always bearing in mind the use of fresh products with the utmost respect. They have as well a weekly lunch menu for 12€.

Bar El Palleter

If you decide to stay in Benissa you should pay a visit to Bar El Palleter after going all over the old town. Gisela and Félix will advise you in a modern atmosphere with a stylish decoration so you succumb to the traditional and typical dishes of the area.

Here you can try the traditional mid-morning snack with seasonal products; but if you prefer having lunch instead, they are specialised in Benissa’s typical dishes such as stewed octopus and all kind of rice dishes. A true experience for your senses.

Restaurante 34 de San Nicolás

Another option Villas Holidays Costa Blanca suggests is 34 de San Nicolás restaurant. It is in Benissa’s old town, located in one of the village’s most picturesque streets. It is a welcoming space with a cosy decoration with hues that simulate Benissa’s unique and stunning sunsets.

Miguel and Santi offer seasonal and market cuisine, whose main base is the best fresh fish directly from the fish market and own production seasonal fruits and vegetables.

34 de San Nicolás awaits you to try their appetising special toasts prepared with different types of homemade bread for breakfast, or their lunch menu for 14€ from Tuesday to Friday. However, if you prefer to have dinner after wandering through the old town, they will surprise you with any of their dishes, prepared with the best market products. It should be noted that, due to staff rest, the restaurant is closed on Sunday evening and on Monday.

34 de San Nicolás

Hotel Diamante Beach

Or you may prefer a romantic dinner with your partner without kids around, a relaxing walk by the sea with the music of the waves or simply spending a couple of hours at the spa of Diamante Beach Hotel, considered to be the most luxurious in the area, with a wide offer of beauty treatments.

Hotel Diamante Beach

Do not worry, we have you covered! With Villas Holidays Costa Blanca’s hourly babysitting service you will find those well-deserved moments.

As you can see, there are endless possibilities for you to enjoy everything that the Costa Blanca has to offer at your own pace and without complications. Enjoy your holidays!

UV rays and sun protection (II)

UV rays and sun protection (II)

¿What types of UV rays are there? ¿What is the difference between them? ¿How can we protect ourselves from them? Keep reading if you want to find out!

 

UVA rays

UVA rays cover almost 95% of the UV radiation that reaches the Earth’s surface. They are the most powerful category of UV rays, are always there during daylight every single day and can go through windows and clouds.

 

These rays penetrate the skin deeper than UVB rays, reaching both the epidermis and the dermis, the deepest layer of the skin. They help you with your tan, but they are the source of the much-dreaded signs of skin aging too: wrinkles, spots and flaccidity.

UVB rays

Mainly, UVB rays damage the epidermis or skin’s outermost layer. They are responsible for painful and annoying sunburns and have a significant role in skin damage that can eventually lead to cancer.

 

UVB rays can reach the Earth’s surface, especially at high altitudes, all year round.

Which are more dangerous?

Both are, but in different ways; while UVB rays can cause short-term visible damage (burns), UVA rays accelerate the skin’s aging process, so a prolonged exposure to both can cause cancer.

 

What is the best protection?

Choose an SPF 15 or higher sun protection factor that protects you against UVA and UVB rays and apply it regularly and conscientiously, all year round!

 

UV rays and sun protection (I)

UV rays and sun protection (I)

By now you are probably aware of the importance of applying sun protection not only when exposing to the sun but any time you are out of home.

Many people haven’t acquired this habit yet, probably because they are unaware of the importance of protecting the skin from the sun rays. There are still many things left to learn about how the sun affects our skin, but a good starting point is knowing how to distinguish what UVA and UVB rays are.

Ultraviolet rays, commonly known as UV rays, are a type of electromagnetic radiation that comes from the Sun and hits the Earth. The difference with the visible light rays is that the latter are longer and visible to the human eye.

Therefore, UVA and UVB rays are different types of UV light. Both fall into the short wavelength category, and that’s why we can’t see them. However, just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they won’t affect you.

In the next post we will see how to distinguish them, which ones are more dangerous and how to protect ourselves from them.

Let the show begin!

Let the show begin!

Besides its sun, sand and sea, the Costa Blanca has different interesting cultural options on offer. If you are keen on dance, theatre or opera among other things, we are going to show you some of the places where you will discover and enjoy great performances.

A few kilometres away from our Villas you can find the Auditori Teulada Moraira. This magnificent auditorium, which opened its doors in 2011, was designed by the architect Francisco Mangado and it is located on Teulada’s highest point, with beautiful views to Moraira. It has a varied programme divided in several theatrical seasons, with opera, ballet, classical music, theatre, monologues… If you want to find out more, do not hesitate to visit its website, www.auditoriteuladamoraira.es.

Let the show begin!

Going South we find the Palau d’Altea. In the village’s old town and open in 2001, it has the perfect location, visitors can arrive to it easily and you will recognise it thanks to the building features. It offers an interesting programme in two theatrical seasons, which includes dance, music, theatre, etc. Follow this link, www.palaudealtea.com, if you want to know more about it.

Benidorm has one of the most known performance venues in the area, the Benidorm Palace. With more than 40 years of history, this venue is famous for its dinner shows, besides galas such as the New Year’s Eve one and renowned music concerts. For more information, you can visit its website, www.benidormpalace.com.

Have you chosen a show yet?

Let the show begin!

Things to bear in mind when renting a holiday home (II)

Things to bear in mind when renting a holiday home (II)

In the previous post we talked about the need to choose a reliable agency, to book in advance and to take into account the booking conditions when renting a holiday home. In this article we follow up with other points to bear in mind during the search for the perfect house.

Where is the house located?

Do you prefer to be by the sea or surrounded by mountains and in the countryside? Are you looking for a secluded location or an area that is close to the lively nightlife of the area? Do you not mind driving to the beach, or would you prefer to take a short walk?

Explore our catalogue https://villasholidayscostablanca.com/ of houses in charming towns of the Costa Blanca such as Moraira and Calpe and choose the area that best suits your tastes.

Once the location has been chosen, the area where the house is located must be taken into account. If you are looking for a quiet and uninterrupted stay you can choose for example a house in the country (like this one https://villasholidayscostablanca.com/alquiler/201428/26/06/2018/03/07/2018/Reserve) instead of on the beach, to take full advantage of your days of relaxation. Or if you prefer to have supermarkets and restaurants just a stone’s throw away, you can opt for a property with services just a few kilometres away, such as this one https://villasholidayscostablanca.com/en/our-villas/.

If, for you, the distances between towns or from your accommodation to the city centre, hospitals, etc. are important, we advise you to check the distances, as there have been cases where proximity to the city centre is offered as “just a few minutes away” but some guests have told us that in reality, once they arrived at the reserved house, they realised that they were 45 minutes by car along winding roads.

Things to bear in mind when renting a holiday home (II)

The style of the house

Needless to say, the way in which a house is decorated is a factor to be taken into account when booking a particular holiday home. With our catalogue of more than 50 houses you will have the freedom to choose a house with the same style of your own home, as ‘a home away from home’, a Mediterranean style house, or opt for a style that is totally different from your usual tastes. We have houses that suite all tastes!

The photos that we publish in Villas Holidays Costa Blanca are real and in most cases are taken a few weeks before, so we guarantee that our travellers will really find the house they have booked. No make-up or fake photos, which are so common these days.

Accessibility

It is important to consider the accessibility of a holiday home when travelling with someone who has specific mobility needs. A quick question to our team of rental agents and they will inform you about the accessibility of the property you are interested in so that you have a comfortable and pleasant stay.

Things to bear in mind when renting a holiday home (II)

Amenities

When booking a holiday home it is important to consider whether the rental includes certain items you may need, such as towels and sheets, hairdryer, coffee maker, dishwasher, barbecue or WiFi, among others.

Knowing this information will not only mean that you will arrive less stressed, but in some cases it will also free up space in your luggage for you to fill it with gifts and souvenirs from the destination you are visiting.

On the page of each house you will find all the necessary information. Also, the Villas Holidays Costa Blanca team is at your disposal for any questions you may have through the web chat, by mail and telephone.

We hope these tips have been helpful for you to enjoy a perfect holiday.

Things to bear in mind when renting a holiday home (I)

Things to bear in mind when renting a holiday home (I)

Holiday home rentals are becoming more and more popular thanks to all the advantages they offer, such as good value for money, more space and privacy.

But what do you have to have to bear in mind when looking for a holiday home? In Villas Holidays Costa Blanca we have created a list with a series of tips to take into account when in search of the ideal home for a holiday at the Costa Blanca.

The support of a reliable and professional agency

When booking your holiday home at the Costa Blanca it is essential to have the back of a rentals agency with a good reputation and years of experience in the market; after all, the house itself is part of the whole experience when organizing and booking your holidays, hence the importance of doing a bit of researching: how long has the business been on the run, the kind of homes offered in its catalogue and their clients’ feedback.

You should run away from online portals which are not obvious or transparent enough (run by telemarketing operators with little or no professionalism), and choose a business with a quality and personalized service from the first enquiry until the end of your stay (even once back home); like this, your holidays will be a wrap.

Villas Holidays Costa Blanca relies on many years of experience thanks to its predecessor, Alquileres Cresmarta, and with the support and trust of hundreds of happy clients. You can read more about the company here https://villasholidayscostablanca.com/en/company/.

Book in advance

Finding and booking where to stay during your holidays has many advantages; not only the fact that you will avoid the nightmare of homes low availability as peak season approaches but you will have a wide range of available houses where to choose from; without forgetting early bird booking offers!

Booking terms & conditions

¡Warning! Before booking any holiday home read carefully the terms & conditions that apply to your holiday home booking; they specify things such as the cancellation policy, payment conditions, contract changes, the rental price, the deposit or the arrival and departure times. By doing so, you will avoid unexpected surprises or misunderstandings.

Again, pay attention to the small print of online portals. Be suspicious if they don’t use a comprehensible language nor provide a physical address to submit any possible complaints.

These are the more “technical” elements to bear in mind when looking for a holiday home rental. The next post will go on with more “practical” tips.