Alicante - Spain seen from the mountains
Alicante is a Spanish province that attracts millions of tourists every year. People from different countries come here tempted by the vision of relaxing on the golden sand of beaches grazed by turquoise water. It is also eagerly visited by those in love, who are waiting for a lot of charming nooks and hidden coves. But with all this, Alicante also has something else to offer, equally attractive.
It is difficult to say which of the beaches of this part of the coast should be crowned with the most beautiful. La Granadella , located in the northern part of the Costa Blanca, twice awarded the title of the most magnificent beach in Spain, can certainly stand in the competition. Rocky, yet popular among sunbathers. Diving and snorkeling enthusiasts also like it - the water is not only warm, but also crystal clear, which makes it easy to see shoals of colorful fish sneaking over the sea grass. In summer, the beach is crowded, so it's best to go there in the morning to be able to count on a vacancy. In the morning, it is also worth going to Levante beach - getting off early in the morning will reward you with a wonderful sunrise that can be admired there. It is a beach popular with fans of water skiing, sailing and paragliding. Together with Benidorm's second beach, Poniente , it enjoys a warm microclimate provided by the mountains, protecting the bay from cold wind blows. Families with children like El Portet , a beach in Moraira, hidden in a cove sheltered by cliffs. You can see Peñon de Ifach, a characteristic rock rising out of the water near the Calpe resort. The water here is calm, clear and joyfully blue, so children can splash safely in it. The same is true of Santa Pola , a beach located next to traditional fisheries. Its bars and restaurants are famous for their fish dishes.
The beauty of mountainous Spain
But you can't think that Alicante is just beaches and the sea, the hustle and bustle of pubs and a darker and darker tan. If we go inland, to the north, we will get to know a different, calmer face of Spain. A holiday in this part of the region will meet the expectations of people looking for a break and at the same time who want to have easy access to the attractions of Pedro Almodóvar, flamenco and gazpacho. It is worth mentioning here the town of Orba , situated among orange groves. The houses higher up have a great view of the valley and the citrus trees growing on it. Orba is not a typical tourist resort, but in summer it fills up with vacationers who rent villas there at prices much lower than at the seaside. The other villages of the valley, Campell and Fleix, are quiet villages where you can relax and enjoy the views of the nearby peaks, often shrouded in threads in the morning. So quiet and yet relatively close to the bustling coast.
Also noteworthy is Benimaurell , a village ideal for tourists who love hiking on the Spanish hills. Beautiful walking routes start right here in the village itself. Alicante seen from this side enchants with something completely different than a few dozen kilometers away, in the south-east, where it is washed by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea . It shows the beauty of green valleys, numerous vineyards and groves with citrus.
Camping in Spain
Isn't it a beautiful region? Enchanting with both the mountains and turquoise and the temperature of the sea. As much as you want to spend here, if not the whole vacation, then at least a few days. And where can we find the perfect place to stay? There are many fantastic spots in Alicante , great both for relaxation and as a starting point for excursions around the region. One of such points can be Càmping & Bungalows Vall de Laguar , located in the heart of the valley, which - like a pearl oyster - hides in its interior peaceful villages, such as the above-mentioned Benimaurell. In addition, approx. 36.5 km from the campsite (driving via the Orba) is Cape Nao, with its rocky limestone cliffs. It is the easternmost part of the province, an extremely atmospheric place. It's really worth getting to know them.
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