The salt lakes and protected natural parks of Torrevieja provide enthusiasts with year-round sighting opportunities in this European haven for bird-watchers.
Costa Blanca Bird Club: http://www.costablancabirdclub.com
For cyclists and hikers, the well-developed routes and paths throughout the region provide for both the serious and not-so-serious sportsmen and -women.
This location is surrounded by fantastic golf courses with more than twenty courses within 20 minutes’ drive. For the keen golfers your accommodation is only meters away from the Las Ramblas golf course.
Also in this popular location and close to Las Ramblas Golf Club, the Real Club de Golf Campoamor is located just 2 kilometers away, and the Championship course Villamartin Golf Club is within 5 minutes’ drive.
With an average 320 days of sunshine a year, many people travel to the Costa Blanca to visit the exquisite “Blue Flag” beaches and coastal cities. With only a 10 minutes’ drive to a selection of beaches, it is just a question of finding the beaches, theme parks or activities which best suit your needs.
Scuba Diving: http://www.divecostablanca.com
For those in need of some rest and relaxation, La Fuente Commercial centre is a short 15 minutes’ walk away, and provides a wide selection of bars, pubs and restaurants. Make a point of visiting the Stone Grill Argentinian restaurant.
Reservations recommended: http://thestonegrill.es
The Villamartin Plaza is a bustle of restaurants, bars and local shops. With regular events such as live music and family days, keeping an eye on their website is a good idea.
Villamartin Plaza: http://www.villamartinplaza.com
If shopping therapy is your thing, the hugely popular Zenia Boulevard will definitely be a destination for you, offering a selection of over 150 stores, restaurants and even a casino for those feeling lucky. Only 6 kilometers away, many choose to cycle or catch the local bus to the center.
Zenia Boulevard: http://zeniaboulevard.es
The regional weekly markets in the nearby towns and villages are well worth a visit for fresh Spanish cuisine and products.
Each town has their market on specific days, providing regional specialities such as fruits, vegetables, meat products, baked goods or traditional leather and pottery products. Weekly Markets: http://www.infocostablanca.com
Surrounded by exceptional wine regions, wineries can be found throughout the province of Valencia including in Alicante, inland towards Vinalopó or northwards in the hilly region of La Marina Alta.
Several wineries offer guided tours but reservations need to be made. Wine Tourism: http://www.vinosalicantedop.org
The local weekly newspaper „Costa Blanca News“ provides superb coverage of what is happening in the region and is available in most larger supermarkets.
Costa Blanca News: http://www.costa-news.com