Crevillente Crevillente is an ancient and picturesque country town with a population of around 24,000. It's famous for its clothing and carpets. It is easily accessible lying 10Km from Elche and 35Km from Torevieja.
Hondon Experience real Spanish character at the tiny villages of Hondon de los Friles and Hondon de las Nieves. These peaceful and quiet villages are tucked away in the mountains behind Crevillente.
Albertera Albertera is a small village that lies between Crevillente and Oriheula with a population of around 9,000. It has good Spanish schools and motorway access.
Pilar de la Horadada Pilar de la Horadada is the first village you reach after you enter Costa Blanca via the N-332 from Costa Calida. It has recently become an independent municipality and its mainstay is tourism. It has 4 km of pleasant beaches: Playa de las Mil Palmeras, Playa del Río, Playa del Gato, Playa de los Jesuitas-Cala Rincón, Playa del Conde, Playa del Puerto and Playa del Mojón. Its huerta (irrigated land) predominantly produces tasty fruit and vegetables which are exported throughout the world.
Calpe is located 63 Km north of Alicante and 21Km from Benidorm. The Peñón de Ifach is the highest rock in the entire Mediterranean and divides Calpe's shoreline in two. There are miles of sandy beaches and a number of marinas which makes this a very picturesque area. The town an interesting history going back to the 15th century when a wall was built to protect the village, on one tower remains.
Dénia is located 100 km from Alicante and 58 km from Benidorm. There are boats that leave daily for the Balearic Islands. In the centre of this coastal city is its 11th Century castle. The coast line has 20km of beautiful coves and some fine sandy beaches to the north.
Jávea is the west most point of Valencia's coastline. 92 Km from Alicante. The old town is 2km from the sea and the marine and port area of Aduanas del Mar. there are a mixture of sandy and shingled beaches bordered with pine trees and suitable for diving. There are also an number of small coves.
Moraira has grown from a small fishing village but still retains its Spanish character. There is a large marina, plenty of shops, bars and restaurants and has a weekly market.
The Mar Menor or ‘Little Sea' is one of the major highlights of Costa Calida . It contains 5 islands and its deepest point does not touch more than 7m. On an average it's 2 degrees warmer than the Mediterranean and can be accessed by a narrow channel at the northern tip of the peninsula. Two man-made canals traverse the peninsula at strategic points.
La Manga which was earlier famous as a ‘summertime' only resort is now turning into prime residential property in the Costa Calida. This 30km peninsula is now about 80% developed comprising mostly of apartment blocks.
The majority of the fantastic Mediterranean and Mar Menor coasts are sandy and boasts three marinas.
Golf lovers will have a great time here as it houses the renowned La Manga golf complex, a 1,400 acre sporting paradise nestled between the low hills which separate the Mediterranean from the Mar Menor sea in South Eastern Spain. The landscaped resort offers three of the finest golf courses in Europe, if not the world. The resort has hosted five Spanish Opens as well as numerous national, charity and corporate golfing events... It also offers a host of other popular sports like tennis, swimming, diving, equestrian sports and others in the year-round Mediterranean climate. Besides this, it has extraordinary dining, gaming and spa facilities.
San Pedro Del Pinatar/Lo Pagan This is a small but important town and is pleasant and well-liked. It has plenty of shops, a weekly Monday market and entertainment all year through. Its suburb Lo Pagan has a long beach and a promenade area with a marina. It's easily accessible since it has a motorway close by.
Santiago Del Ribera This is still a fresh, undeveloped area in the Costa Calida but urbanisation plans are in the pipeline. Its major attractions consist of the long palm lined promenade and the interesting shopping street that starts on the promenade and goes inland.
San Javier San Javier is another medium-sized centre in the Mar Menor and in the throes of development. It has a beautiful church and other facilities like banks, supermarkets, shops and so on.
Sucina This is a typical inland Spanish village on the Costa Calida. An almost perfectly straight road takes you to where it lies, inland between San Javier and Murcia in front of the mountain series. Right in the heart of the village is the church tower. Sucina contains amenities like a few banks, a pharmacy, a post office, a couple of supermarkets, restaurants and so on. There is a brand new golf course planned for 2005 in this area.
Los Alcazares This is the largest settlement on the Mar Menor. This is a much larger centre compared to other towns on the coast. Favourites here are the mile long promenade, large marina and beautiful beaches. Besides these, it has many shops, restaurants and bars. A new shopping mall with a Cinema is being built in the northern side of town.
Los Nietos This is a small but charming Spanish seaside resort with a promenade, safe beaches, and a small marina. It is expanding with several construction activities happening here.
Playa Honda This is a new town which has attracted a lot of foreigners because of its major developments and low prices. It has flat, safe beaches and a sea front promenade has been planned.
Aguilas This is just like Playa Honda or Los Nietos with wonderful beaches and a growing urbanization.
Cabo De Palos The best part of Cabo De Palos is its ancient fishing port and marina with a famous lighthouse. It is a small, typical Mediterranean fishing village strongly dependent on tourism. Unlike La Manga however, it has an all-year-round economy and the outstanding feature of this is the Aussie Bar near the Marina . It has many gourmet restaurants and is close to the marine reserve of the Hormigas Isles which lies just a few miles offshore.
Cartagena This is an ancient seaport and naval dockyard where the first submarine was built in 1900 and where submarines are still built today. Shopping promises to be exciting at the large shopping centre. A Corte Ingles department store is due to open this year. Unlike Murcia which has no direct route from Torrevieja and Alicante and is linked only by busy roads, Cartagena offers easy access and has the makings of a growing commercial centre.
Puerto de Mazarron This is a bustling fishing town with a port and marina.
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