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Costa Blanca North - the administrative center of Alicante Costa Blanca

Best city to buy property on the Costa Blanca North

ALICANTE

Alicante - the administrative center of the Costa Blanca, with a population of 335,000 people and pronounced seaside town. The city is located on the Mediterranean coast, and its center overlooking the beach Postiguet, two berths for yachts and commercial port. This area offers a pleasant stroll. Parallel to the embankment is Explanada de España - boulevard lined with palm trees about half a kilometer in length, the pedestrian zone is lined with a mosaic of three-colored marble, and the sides are several monumental buildings, the Canalejas park, hickly overgrown with trees, among which are century-old ficus, and park in front of him Pedro Herrero, leading to the biggest city in the Valencian Community Exhibition Hall Lonja del Pescado, which is housed in a building built in Arabic style in the twentieth century.

Fortress of Santa Barbara in size and structure are one of the largest on the Mediterranean coast. It is located on the top of most of the slopes of Mount Benacantil, rocky boulders, towering over the sea at 166 meters. The dominant position of strength from time immemorial has contributed to around human settlements, traces of which go back into the Bronze Age, the era of Iberian and Roman settlements.

At a distance of 11 nautical miles from the city of Alicante, is the only inhabited island of the Valencian Community, Isle of Tabarca. The main beach of the island - Playa de Levante, has a length of approximately 250 m. Plies many ships coming at Tabarca, starting from the quay port.

Climate

  • The city, being on the Mediterranean coast, boasts a number of warm and sunny days, which was not less than 300.
  • The average summer temperature is +27,5 ° C in winter +14.3 ° C;
  • Seawater temperature +25.6 ° C in summer and +11.2 ° C in winter

Leisure and Recreation

The province of Alicante offers boundless opportunities for leisure time. Mountains of Alicante will be a good pastime for nature lovers and hiking are popular walks in a balloon or other aircraft. Carrascar Park, located in the Reserve Font Roja and covering 2,450 hectares in 1987, was announced by the Government of Valencia Natural Park.

Among other proposals for leisure in Alicante can note aquatic sports: sailing, boating and scuba diving. In addition, you can rent a pleasure craft.

From May 20 to June 29 in Alicante held Hogeras San Juan - a holiday that has an international tourist value. In the same month in different areas of Alicante celebrates the "Moors and Christians". In the last week of June in the old town recreated ancient times, with their medieval market.

Gastronomy

In the city of any visitor can enjoy a wide range of Mediterranean dishes. Fresh fish and shellfish bay of Alicante, fruits and vegetables gardens and fields, all kinds of rice and excellent alikantiyskie wines are well represented in a gastronomic menu.

ALTEA

A very attractive place to live is a small seaside town of Altea is situated on the northern coast of the Costa Blanca. Title Altea 'comes from the Arabic word' Altaya ', which means "health for all." Altea is considered bohemian coastal resorts and in many ways is the opposite of Benidorm.

Like other towns along the Costa Blanca, Altea is composed of the old city and new. Old town overlooking the sea, sitting on a natural ledge. B1950, his chosen artists and artistic colony founded here. In Altea, including slopes and steep slopes, wandering among the narrow streets of white houses, orange trees and bushes of geraniums, you'll find lots of art studios, pottery shops and stores, which sell products of local craftsmen.

In the ancient style of architecture that blends harmoniously with the city elite boutique urbanization Altea Hills, located on top of a picturesque mountain five miles north of the city. It is called "paradise on the hills," because throughout the Mediterranean coast is difficult to find a place that would be opened from a picturesque view of the sea. Nearby pebble beach with pristine white sand you can admire the yachts anchored in elite sport port. For active recreation can try their hand at sailing or diving.

The most beautiful building in the city, no doubt, is the cathedral La Virgen del Consuelo (with a blue dome), built on the highest point of the city. Around the cathedral is a cozy restaurants and cafes. Once in the city had the Faculty of Fine Arts and built the new palace of music, Altea has rightly become regarded as the cultural capital of the Costa Blanca. It is a city of artists and art galleries, exhibition area and live concerts of classical music. If the Rolling Stones and Tom Jones usually act in Benidorm, then Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras prefer to meet with fans just in Altea.

On the coastline length of 6 km, Altea alternate rocks and beaches, among them are the Stem Beach, located near the city, Cap Blanc Cap Negret - with fine gravel, Cove Soyo and Olla beach in front of a small island with his own behalf.

Beaches:

  • Cap Blanch - pebble beach, 800 meters in length, average width of 80 m
  • La Roda - pebbly beach length 700 m, average width of 50 m
  • Cap Negret - pebble beach, the length of 2000 meters, average width of 50 m
  • Soio Cove - pebble beach, the length of 25 m, width 10 m
  • La Olla - sand and gravel beach, length 1000 m, average width of 10 m
  • Platja del Mascarat - pebbly beach length 200 m, width 80m
  • La Solcida - nudist beach, the length of 50 m
  • La Barreta de Gualda - pebbly beach length 100 m width 10 m


Leisure and Recreation

Antique Center, Old Town and the Church of St. Michael, a fishing port, the Museum of Fine Arts of Ramon Navarro, a museum of musical instruments Villa Gadea, sailing club, yacht club, "Luis Campomanes, the market, a concert hall. In Altea has 2 water sports center - Altea marina and port "Luis Campomanes" - here you will be offered not only sailing but also other types of recreation (diving, windsurfing, fishing, boating). In the municipal sports center you can play tennis, volleyball, basketball, hockey, swim in the pool. In addition, on the coast there are more than a dozen golf resorts: the nearest club to the field for 9 holes located next to the urbanization "Altea Hills".

Holidays:

  • Feast of St. Anthony - June 11-13,
  • Cap Blanche Feast of St. Juan - June 24,
  • El Fornet Feast of St. Pedro and the Virgin Carmen – July
  • Feast of St. Jaime - Cap Blanche
  • Feast of St. Anne - July, Altea la Vella (2 km from Altea)
  • Feast of St. Lorenzo - 1-15 August, Castel del Oya

Monuments:

  • The ruins of Fort de Berny (XVI century).
  • Watchtower Torre de la Bellaguarda (XVI century).
  • Watchtower Torre de la Galera (XVII century).

BENIDORM

BENIDORM- Benidorm - the largest tourist resort coast Costa Blanca. is one of the most famous resorts in Spain. The city is located in the Alicante province autonomous region of Valencia, on the Bay of Benidorm. A large modern airport of Alicante El Altet is only 40 minutes drive from Benidorm;

Giant Rock, at sea. forms the symbolic center of the bay, giving it the shape of two interlocking crescents. From the land the city is surrounded by high mountains which protect it from sudden changes in weather and cold northern winds. Exceptionally favorable geographical position creates a unique natural microclimate, characterized by an even temperature control of air and water, and virtually no cloud cover.

The beaches of Benidorm are among the best in Mediterranean and regularly confirm their status by winning the "blue flags" from testing the purity of water and sand. – Levante, Poniente and Mal Pas. Together they make up 274,424 square feet;

Climate

Benidorm is 2.900 hours of sun in summer and 500 in winter. The average annual temperature on the coast ranges from 17 ° C to 32 ° C, with an average temperature of 12 ° C - 16 ° C in winter and 24 ° C - 26 ° C in summer.

Temperature in Benidorm can reach 29 ° C in the sun, but here a pleasant breeze blows and the shadow it is much lower. There are no sharp changes in temperature. From December to March sea temperature is about 15 ° C.

Leisure and Recreation

In addition to sun and sea, Benidorm offers any educational and recreational activities, charming places to visit:

  • Terra Mitica - the youngest a theme park in Spain. Embodies the idea of the legendary Mediterranean civilization. The park is divided into five thematic sections: Rome, Egypt, Greece, the Iberian Peninsula and the part on the journey of Ulysses. Each area has its own characteristics, peculiar only to her, attractions and entertainment.
  • Aqualandia - one of the biggest water parks in Spain Mundomar - dolphins, seals, exotic birds
  • Benidorm Palace Hotel - the best in Spanish classical ballet and various shows Sightseeing Tours - Bus Tour in Guadalest, Finestrat, Orcheta, Sella, Altea, to the Algar fountains and the city of Valencia.
  • Travel by boat to the island of Benidorm.
  • Water-skiing - the only platform in Spain for water skiing.
  • Water sports - scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing. Adventure Tours - Jeep safaris, bicycle tours, mountain climbing.

Holidays

In Benidorm, held annually for more than fifty different events, each of which has its own special appeal and charm. That's more than any other city in the world.

The most colorful festivals are:

  • March 17-19. Fallas (huge sculptures made of papier-mache, which is burned at the end of the holiday). This holiday was brought to Benidorm from Valencia. Easter. The religious celebration of Holy Week. June. Hogueras de San Juan. This festival is similar to Fallas its sculptures out of papier-mache and bonfires. He was brought in Benidorm come from Alicante.
  • June. Celebration de la Virgen Romeriya del Rocio. Very colorful festival, which lasts three days. He was brought from Andalusia. On holidays people wear traditional Andalusian costumes and organize festivals and dances. July. Song Festival at Benidorm.
  • October (first weekend of the month) and the Peasants' Feast of Moors, which highlights the battle that took place during the XIII-XV centuries. The holiday is a theatrical performance on the streets. The climax takes place in a fortress built in the Plaza Triangular. Beautiful costumes Moors and peasants, and music (much of which is composed specially for the holiday) is truly impressive. The holiday lasts three days. November (the second weekend of the month). The holiday's patron saint - in honor of the patron saint of Benidorm, it lasts more than a week.
  • Apart from religious celebrations are held as parades, sporting events, dances, fireworks and a parade. Everyone feels welcome at festivals, and many tourists choose their vacation time so that it coincided with some holidays they enjoyed in the past.
  • Property in Benidorm is in great demand as a inastrantsev and the Spaniards. Mostly built apartment in Benidorm, high-rise buildings, but there are areas where building luxury villas with panaramnym overlooking the sea.

CALPE

Calpe- a city in the Valencia community, located on the Mediterranean coast in the north of Alicante province in the regional area of Marina Alta (Marina Alta), between Valencia and Alicante, - both cities have international airports and excellent rail and bus to Calpe.

Calpe on the coast of majestic Peñón de Ifach (Peñon de Ifach) - a rocky promontory 332 m in height, stretching into the sea at one kilometer, and the old lookout tower on top of it is a symbol of the Costa Blanca.

Calpe has the official status of protected parkland, on its territory (over 50 sq. km..) Are more than 300 plant species, some of which are included in the lists of rare and endangered species. Climb to the top you can make in one day on a tourist trail. Also near to Calpe is another natural park - Parque Enginent, covering about 5 square meters. km., a well equipped recreation area, barbecue area and children's playgrounds.

In addition, along the coast from one bay to another beautiful stretch beautiful beaches. Another attraction is Calpe Salinas - salt lake, which since the days of the Romanesque era produced salt extraction.

As of 2009 in Calpe resides about 28 000 people

Climate

The climate is mild, the average annual temperature - about +20 º C. In winter the temperature is about +5 º C, and in summer - up to +40 º C. The number of sunny days per year - about 300.

Culture & Recreation

The city has many monuments, museums, cathedrals and churches. Cathedral in the old town - La Iglesia Antigua - the only surviving monument in Valencia Gothic-Moorish style "Mudejar". Cathedral altar belongs to the XV century. In the city the remains of the ancient city wall, previously surrounded the fortress Castillo de Calpe.

Walls of the houses of the old quarters are decorated with beautiful murals. The town is an archaeological museum, the Museum of the festive costume, Ethnological Museum, the museum collection items and lithography.

The convenient location of Calpe lets you choose to practice virtually any sport. Swimming, diving, surfing and different kinds of boating, water skiing, jet skiing and much more - for lovers of sea sports. Golf, tennis, squash, rock climbing and caving - for fans and underground sport.

Gastronomy

Calpe embankment stretches along the coast of almost 3 km. Along it are numerous cafes and restaurants, which is represented as a traditional Mediterranean cuisine and the cuisine of many nations around the world.

Today, maritime culinary traditions Calpe attract many admirers. Famous fish range attracts gourmets: in any of the restaurants on the coast you can enjoy the entire range of the freshest seafood.

Kitchen in Calpe traditionally based on rice and fish. There is also a well-known traditional dish of the fisherman - is called «Launa de Calpe», which resembles a fish stew containing various types of fish, garlic, olive oil, red pepper, parsley, saffron and, of course, salt and water.

Past 20 years, bought a property in Calpe, mostly Germans, but today this place is a favorite, for Russians.

DENIA

The pearl of the Costa Blanca town called Denia. This city is conveniently located between major cities in Spain: Valencia and Alicante, where the international airport. Denia is located on the site of ancient Greek colony. The city's name is associated with the Roman goddess Diana, the temple which was excavated arheolagami. In the subsequent history of these places reigned Arabs. At the top of the mountain Montgo, which is an ornament of the area, are the ruins of the Arab castle.

To date, Denia is a resort town, with its small port, where ferries to the Balearic Islands, and for a few hours drive you can get on Mallorca or Ibiza.

The city draws its beautiful beaches, stretching about 19 km. From pebbles and sand, and rocky coastline. To the north of the city center extends for miles sandy beaches of Les Marines, Les Bovetes, Les Deveses y L 'Almadrava. To the south - the rocky coast of Les Rotes with small coves and pebble beaches.

In other beautiful places in the northern Costa Blanca dominates the rocky shore and there are only urban beaches.

Climate

Climatic conditions at the coast are not inferior to the famous Canary Islands. Here, at least 325 sunny days a year. Sea with crystal clear water, fresh air and good ecology.

Culture and Holidays

In Denia and surrounding cities can be fun to relax. The whole world is known folk Spanish bullfight with the bulls. No less interesting masquerade with songs, music and fireworks. Throughout the year, excellent opportunities for sailing, hiking, tennis, golf, horseback riding, etc.

Gastronomy

The Spaniards admit that Denia - the capital of the Costa Blanca on the art of cooking seafood (National paeya, royal lobster with garlic sauce). On the coast and in the old part of town is a huge number of restaurants and small eateries where you can sample a variety of gourmet cuisine of Spain.

Recently, real estate on the Costa Blanca is the most popular among Europeans clients than properties in other regions of Spain.

 

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