Please select an area:

  Northern Costa Blanca - click for more information    
  Marina Alta, (Northern Costa Blanca), Spain   Javea   Denia





(View all areas)

Those who have travelled around the Costa Blanca's 'White Coast' will understand why the Moors referred to it as 'paradise' and 'a fragment from the next world'. Surveys and world health bodies proclaim that the region has the most perfect all year round climate in the world. It is also considered to be the most picturesque of the Costas, boasting white sandy beaches and sheltered rocky coves lying beneath dramatic cliffs which then level off into fertile orange groves, almond and raisin plains, olive groves and vineyards, which are a key feature of the area's economy. Despite all these natural attractions, it is still easy to find unspoilt fishing villages and explore the inland by car, bus or train, or for those feeling more energetic, cycling and walking. 
The region is still a very Spanish oriented part of Spain with many interesting places to visit, including the 13 century fortress perched high in the mountains of Guadalest, or the attractive town of Altea and fine old Spanish city of Alicante, watched over by the Santa Barbara castle. 

The Costa Blanca is also renowned for being a shopper's paradise, offering everything from a fantastic range of fashionable clothes and leather goods to wines and perfume, along with the many regular markets in the villages and towns offering a tremendous range of goods from fresh vegetables, fish, fruit to household goods and antiques.

When it comes to eating out, you are spoilt for choice with many restaurants offering both excellent fare at prices hard to believe.

The Marina Alta region lies within the Northern Costa Blanca, south of Valencia and north of Alicante. The principal towns of the Marina Alta include Moraira, Javea and Denia, whilst inland there is the very scenically attractive Jalon Valley. The whole area is particularly attractive with olive and orange groves, vineyards and trees/shrubbery providing the backdrop to the hills and cliff tops. Don't just take our word for it here is a recent extract from an article which appeared in the Ulster Tatler (January 2000)

"The Costa Blanca area of Spain is really beautiful. In the area north of Alicante around Denia Javea, Moraira and Calpe, the landscape is greener than in the southern areas. This area reminds me of the coastal areas of Ireland, with the cliffs and beautiful sea views, but with the big difference that the sun shines all year around. There are several golf courses in the area and most new developments are near a golf course. It is also a great place for sailing. I was there last November and people were out swimming and sunbathing on the beaches. There are no high rise buildings being built in this area and much of the land is zoned for conservation, which makes it a low density area.............."

^ top