Our casa has the perfect location to start your trip to discover the beauty of the Costa Blanca.
The 332 meters high “Penon de Ifach” is a stunning rock in the nature reserve which you can climb and gives you an amazing view of Calpe and the coastal area nearby. Then descend to the lagoon behind the rock where migratory birds come to hibernate or rest on their way to Africa.
On both sides of the rock you can see wide and beautiful sandy beaches. One of the best known beaches on the Mediterranean is Calpe’s Levante beach. It has a 2 km long promenade, along which numerous restaurants, terraces and boutiques are located.
The salt lake, located behind the beaches is very famous. The salt lake dates back to Roman times and is now inhabited by large wild flamingos. The mountainous hinterland has nature that is still in its original state. Calpe also has a port where fish is auctioned daily. Fishing and diving are two important sports that are practiced there.
The historic center of Calpé is certainly worth a visit. You will find wall paintings, typical small cozy streets and squares and there is still a real village atmosphere. Every Saturday there is a market where you can find everything from fruit and vegetables to fabrics and small trinkets. You will also find many restaurants here.
Pedramala is located between the enchanting white hilly villages of Moraira and Benissa. These authentic villages still have the typical Spanish style and there is no high-rise to be found.
The center of Moraira is located directly at the fishing port, where you will find a fish market next to the fishing boats where you can buy fresh fish every day. Those who do not want to prepare their own fish can of course also enjoy the catch of the day in one of the many restaurants in the center of Moraira and along the coastal road towards Calpe.
The center of Moraira consists of about twenty pleasant streets that are mainly filled with restaurants, bars and shops. The streets are partly only accessible to pedestrians, which benefits the atmosphere of the center. Whoever walks through Moraira feels that the atmosphere here is very pleasant.
Altea is a picturesque Mediterranean coastal village with beautiful white houses on a hill. It is mainly known for the blue & white tiled roofs and the many galleries and studios.
Altea is a museum in itself and the most artistic town on the Costa Blanca. A place where many (inter) national painters, sculptors, poets, singers and writers have their "Taller" (workplace) and get inspiration.
On the hill you will find numerous bars & restaurants in the narrow white winding, cozy streets.
On top of the hill you will find a square with the large church, Nuestra Señora del Consuelo. The church has a beautiful dome with blue and white glazed tiles.From this square you also have a breathtaking view of Altea, the Mediterranean Sea and Benidorm. The square itself is also very atmospheric, especially when the evening falls. The terraces are therefore very full almost every evening.
At the bottom, the bay of Altea lures with various beaches and the half-moon-shaped harbor offers a home for yachts of all sizes. A fantastic place to taste the typical rice dishes of the region in one of the many restaurants.
In the interior of the Costa Blanca lies the old village of Guadalest, well hidden in the mountains. The unique thing about Guadalest is that the village is beautifully integrated into the rocks.The almost thousand year old village is entirely situated around the castle. The castle, simply called El Castell de Guadalest, has for years been an important defense point for the Moors against the Spaniards. Because Guadalest could only be reached through an entrance carved from the rocks and the castle had towers that protruded above the rocks like a crow's nest, it was easy to defend. From the beginning of the seventeenth century, the Spaniards became the rulers of Guadalest.
Over the centuries, the village has expanded beyond the natural boundary defined by the rocks. However, most sights are still within the old core of Guadalest. Worth mentioning are, apart from the castle, the atmospheric market square, the town hall and the church built in Baroque style. Museum lovers can visit two museums.Visitors to Guadalest also get a beautiful view of the reservoir built in the last century, which has been supplying drinking water to a large part of the province of Alicante for many years.
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona and is also seen as the orange capital of Spain by the many orange trees in the city. Valencia is one large open-air museum and the buildings are characterized by Art Nouveau. Nowhere else can you find so many beautiful buildings from Catalan modernism together.
The largest covered market in Europe, Mercado Central, is a great example of Art Nouveau in Valencia. A visit to this market is an absolute must during a city trip to Valencia and a feast for all your senses! Here you will find more than 400 stalls where the delicious fresh products are displayed. Dried hams, local cheeses, fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, freshly baked bread, paella … you name it, they’ve got it! Also nice: in the middle of the market hall you will find the Central Bar of star chef Ricard Camarena where you can eat delicious Spanish tapas.
The modern part of the city - called Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias - is also worth a visit. The super modern architecture really comes into its own here. In La Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias - which literally means City of Arts and Sciences - you will find various museums and modern buildings.
The city park of Jardines del Túria is the ideal place to relax. This long city garden is laid out in the drained bed of the Turia River and is one of the largest natural city parks in Spain. The park, which winds through the center of the city, covers an area of 110 hectares and extends for approximately 9 kilometers. The park serves as a meeting place and recreational area and is frequently used by runners, walkers and cyclists.