On the Costa Blanca you live your dreams
The charm of a land, its people and its customs.
In this Blog we will give you all the secrets that this area hides. What gives him an incomparable reputation of bewitching the tourist and catching him until he makes his vacation the most remembered of a lifetime.
The Costa Blanca is blue. In it you will find the best beaches to enjoy the sun and the unique coves to disconnect from everything. There are more than 170 beaches and coves. Blue is also the color of the flags that crown more than 81 beach of them. What guarantees the quality of its waters, the beauty of its nature and why not, the care provided by its neighbors.
Apart from the open beaches for the current bath, in the Costa Blanca we find nudist beaches and open beaches for House pets.
This area apart from being valued for its beaches and cliffs also stands out for being the second most mountainous area in Spain. It includes more than 50 peaks of 1,000 meters. Mountain lovers can enjoy hiking trails such as climbing walls and ravines with secret accesses and legendary passages without forgetting caves with historical charm that can vary from caves with cave paintings to holes made by the Moors of the area …
These mountains also offer several castles and fortresses that defy the passage of time. This route gives you the possibility of accessing a radically different experience. The rugged relief of the pre-coastal mountain ranges and the peaceful life of the mountain villages are offered as an alternative to the coastal bustle. The fortresses located in the rocks and limestone ridges fly over spectacular valleys furrowed by feral streams. In the midst of this landscape, especially recommended for lovers of hiking, spoon dishes and strolling through small towns, the fortresses that the mythical leader Al Azraq stands and that, later, after the Christian reconquest, passed into the hands of military orders, such as Montesa, Hospital or El Temple. The Arab footprint is still present, in the corners of the villages, old farmhouses, where Almohad towers proliferate, rehabilitated as viewpoints for the contemplative enjoyment of the unhurried traveler.
This eastern echo also remains in the depopulated Moriscos and in the walled enclosures of the Morerías. A indelible footprint, which confirm the lines of terraces built with stone dry and watering the flows that run, from azudes, by chancebes and ditches
The Castell can be highlighted in this field from Guadalest, the Castell de Forna, without forgetting the monasteries and the hermitages that fill the area with spirituality and give them this mystical air.
It should also be noted that this area is an unparalleled attraction for pedal lovers who love to fight against their serpentine roads and with height without losing sight of the mare nostrum that is the background image that accompanies us on a day-to-day basis.
Everything we have described so far It is an environment where a rich cultural variety develops that we can Savor in the rich local cuisine and in its wide variety. Also in Your music and your parties.
Talking about the coast parties Blanca we can assure you that they are very enriching occasions that celebrated on different occasions throughout the year and where the tourist melts with the local people since the latter know welcome others and do their best.
The party on the Costa Blanca is culture, is history, and is enjoyment. In summer the party is guaranteed for everyone the days. For example in the area of the upper marina and precisely in Benissa, and surroundings every week one of the games or neighborhoods celebrates its parties Employers You can highlight the parties of the Barrio San Antonio, Fiestas de San Jaime in the game Benimarco where two neighboring towns (Benissa and Teulada) They merge into a party for several days. Pedramala parties. Parties of Pines and many more because summer is to live on the Costa Blanca.
The Costa Blanca is a natural park and as mentioned before being the second most mountainous province in Spain makes this territory an exclusive space in which to move from a valley to a peak of more than 1,000 meters in the same route – with the 1,550 meters of Aitana and 1,436 of the Puig Campana–, or discover native and unique vegetation throughout Spain, in addition to forests already protected and already scarce in Europe, such as lime trees in Sierra Mariola.
Precisely this natural park takes the palm offering views spectacular and a natural herbarium of aromatic and medicinal plants that do not They can be found elsewhere. In addition, nature invites you to visit the Sierra de Maigmó, which offers one of the most beautiful views Spectacular of the coast. The Montgó natural park and its unique flora that descends to the Mediterranean to embrace a varied marine fauna.
And from the mountain to the valleys that look sideways at the mountains that cradle them over 900 meters high. The Vall d’Alcalà, Vall d’Ebo, the Vall de Laguar, where the abrupt Barranc de l’infern, the Vall de Pop, Vall de Gallinera or the Vinalopó Valley are located, with Denomination of Origin for your table grape , are full of natural wealth that should not be lost.
In short, we are going to allow ourselves the detail of giving our clients 10 coastal routes to enjoy hiking and the waters of the Mediterranean that only the Costa Blanca knows how to combine.
1-The Ecological Path of the Benissa Coast
This ecological path will take us to visit some of the most beautiful coves on the Costa Blanca such as Cala Baladrar, Cala la Fustera and LLobella and many more. It is a very simple route suitable for all the public, with explanatory panels to better understand and value our environmental heritage
2-Ascent to Peñon de’Ifach
On top, this unique rock mass reaches 332 meters high and allows you to enjoy extraordinary views from its top. The Penyal d’Ifac is a symbol of the Costa Blanca, a landscape landmark of the first order. It was declared a Natural Park in 1987, being today the most visited protected area of the Valencian Community. Fortunately, this protection figure has allowed the conservation of endemic flora species that only grow here, challenging gravity, winds and sea saltpeter. It has also allowed the rock to be a refuge for many species of birds, whose habitat unfortunately decreases as the urbanized area of our province increases. For all this, and much more, undoubtedly the Penyal d’Ifac deserves to take a place in this list of routes to enjoy the coast!
3-Crossing the Serra Gelada
From Calp, we move south to visit another of our protected natural areas: The Serra Gelada Natural Park. This impressive coastal mountain range, whose cliffs are among the highest in Europe, offers us different routes to enjoy its varied flora and fauna. On this occasion, we will make the crossing along its entire crest, which provides stunning views over the sea. A demanding route from the physical point of view, but also one of the most satisfactory in the province.
4-Route of the L’Albir Lighthouse
We stayed in the Serra Gelada Natural Park, to enjoy another of its routes: the pleasant and accessible walk to the Lighthouse of Albir. A route suitable for all audiences, an “old acquaintance” of our blog, but we like it so much that we can not stop recommending. Like the previous route, it starts at the visitor reception center of l’Albir. From here, two and a half kilometers of paved road separate us from the beautiful lighthouse. Throughout the tour, we will enjoy excellent views of the Bay of Altea, as well as the mountains in the area, and Penyal d’Ifac itself on the horizon. Essential!
5-The Path of the Coast of Vila Joiosa
We continue our trip south to reach Vila Joiosa, a beautiful town with a seafaring tradition. This linear path will allow us to enjoy an undeveloped stretch of coastline, about 4 kilometers long, between Platja el Torres and Cala de Finestrat. A very simple route with many attractions, such as the beautiful naturist cove El Racó del Conill, or the old watchtower for the defense of the coast: the Aguiló Tower.
6-The Carved Cave
We come back to the Marina Alta region to recommend a route that by now Many know. La Cova Carved is an impressive cavern by the sea, half natural and half artificial, hidden between the cliffs of the Marine Reserve of Cap de Sant Antoni, riding between Dènia and Xàbia. It is a destination that, sadly, has been news for the massification that has suffered during the last years, especially in the summer months.
We suggest you visit it now, out of season, and if possible one day during the week. We propose to access it as what it is: a sacred place, a temple of nature, a gateway to the interior of Mother Earth. Try to cross your threshold in silence, letting the murmur of the waves be the only sound that resonates in the high vaults of the cave. Listen in silence, let yourself be invaded by the echo of its rocks, because only then will you discover the true treasure it houses …
7-The Castle of the Granadella
A few kilometers further south, in the municipality of Xàbia, we find one of the most famous and beloved coves in our province: Cala Granadella. This is the starting point of a short route but somewhat complicated technically, as we find a couple of climbs equipped with chains. Nothing really difficult for people with mountain experience, although probably not suitable for children. In any case, like most routes in this list, it is the perfect combination between beach and mountain. The PR-CV 354 path will take us to the Morro del Castell, where we can visit the ruins of an old tower, which was built in the 18th century for defensive purposes. Here we also propose a game: let yourself be soaked by the history of the place, let the stones speak, and imagine that you are the watchmen of the tower, attentive to the possible entry of privateers, in communication with your companions of the Tower of Ambolo , across the bay …
8-Cape Prim and Cala Sardinera
Closing the Bay of Xábia from the south, we find the formidable Cap Prim, a narrow tongue of land that enters the sea, sheltering Cala Sardinera. The simple walking tour starts from the Mirador de la Creu del Portitxol, and provides great views of the Montgó and its extension towards the sea: the Cap de Sant Antoni. In addition, in this unique portion of the coast of Xábia, we find some of the best coves in the province, such as Cala Barraca or Portitxol. The latter can also be visited on foot, also starting the path of the Creu del Portitxol.
9-The Cliffs Route of Benitatxell
We continue moving south, and so we reach the coast of El Poble Nou de Benitatxell, famous for its impressive cliffs and beautiful water coves crystalline This route has become very popular in recent years, and in a way deserved: it is a simple route that will allow us to enjoy some excellent views and, if the weather accompanies, bathe in one of the last virgin coves of the province: la Cala LLebeig.
Due to its popularity, again we recommend visiting it out of season, and avoiding holidays or weekends. As in the Cova Carved, we are in natural environments under high environmental pressure, so it is advisable to take extreme care: do not leave garbage, do not damage the flora or fauna, do not leave the path, etc.
10-The watchtower of Cap d’Or
A little further south, entering the coast of Teulada-Moraira, we reach the Cap d’Or. The point where the impressive cliffs of Benitatxell end, which in turn shelters the beautiful Portet de Moraira. Cap d’Or is an impressive watchtower that reaches 165 meters high, a place chosen for the construction of a watchtower in the 16th century. This simple route will take us to one of the best viewpoints of the Marina Alta, overlooking the Penyal d’Ifac, among other reliefs.