Costa Blanca North

The coastline boasts some of the Spain's finest sandy beaches over 100 kms in total. As well as delightful natural features such as La Albufera - a freshwater lake famous for it's bird life, eels, flat bottomed boats and surrounding paella restaurants - and charming towns such as Altea - one of the prettiest little pueblos on the Valencian coastline - as well as the tourist Mecca of Benidorm with it's superb beaches and fantastic nightlife.

Along the Costa Blanca - the White Coast - you will find some of Spain's most popular beach resorts including Gandia, Oliva, Denia, Moraira, Javea, Altea, Benissa and Calpe offering great beaches, excellent sports activities, lovely marinas and fishing ports surrounded by restaurants and bars serving some of the best of Spain's traditional cuisine.

Inland, the hidden treasures are bountiful. A 15-minute car journey from the coast will take you through some of the most stunning and breathtaking landscapes, where the mountains rise majestically and castles abound, offering a taste of real, rural Spain.

From the coastal area of Calpe, inland you will find Benissa, a town built several miles from the coast to ward off pirate attacks. From here a drive through rolling hills takes you to Lliber a small historic village and on to Jalon and the famed wine country of the Jalon Valley. Dubbed the Costa Blanca's 'Jewel in the Crown' by the British travel press, vineyards, almond groves, orange and lemon groves literally cover the valley floor. Once famed for it's sweet raisins made from muscatel grapes, the area now produces award-winning wines that can be sampled in one of the local bodegas. Beyond the town of Jalon, other pretty rural villages including Alcalali, Parcent, Orba, Murla and Benidoleig, are dotted along the valley and on into the neighbouring Orba Valley.

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