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Things to do

There is so much to do on the Costa Blanca and so much to see that you will not have enough time to fit it all in.

On this page we list the activities that we and previous guests recomend. There is something for the whole family and the best of all this is just SOME of the activities, when you explore you asre sure to find much more.

Above all a visit to one of the white sandy (Blue Flag) beaches with their shallow waters is always a great way to enjoy the day.

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  Things to do

Torrevieja's Aqua Park “Aquapolis” has lots of water slides suitable for all ages and is well worth a visit. Take a picnic and eat in the gardens or why not try one of the cafes where all tastes are catered for.

Children and adults alike will love the fairground at the port. Visit at night and you will find the craft market thriving with street entertainers, tourist souvenirs and local crafts. You can buy hand made jewellery, carved art from Africa, leather goods at a fraction of the price at home or have you portrait drawn by any one of the many talented artists.

And if that hasn't worn you out on the way back from Torrevieja stop at the Go-Karts in Punta Prima and challenge the kids to a driving test.

Torrevieja holds numerous festivals for you to enjoy or even take part in. Don’t miss the Habaneras and Polyphony Event In August, which nowadays has become an international event and is considered to be one of the most cultural happenings in europe. The aptly named Festival of May ends with a magnificent and colourful celebration of traditional Spanish dancing

Surrounding Torrevieja are the world renound salt lakes. Known as 'Laguna de la Mata' and the 'Salinas de Torrevieja', date back to the 12th century and are currently the most important in the world.

A variety of wildlife, including flocks of flamingo thrive on the wetland habitat, which is managed as a conservation area. Visitors are catered for too, with walkways and tracks to explore. The lakes are an ideal location for walking and cycling and being just a few minutes away from the town centre the are also very accessible. The lakes bask in a wonderful micro dry climate which produces fantastic winter weather, so you can be assured of great days all year round. Many people suffering from ailments such as arthritis, rheumatism and asthma can find that they are greatly improved after visiting the lakes.


  Day Trips

Why not visit the Lakes of La Mata and enjoy a mudbath. The treatment is recommended worldwide to ease pains associated with rheumatic, dermatological, heart and respiratory complaints.

Murcia whose majestic cathederal features some fine examples of Spanish baroque and Renaissance art, also has an excellent shopping centre.

Benidorm has numerous attractions such as a zoo and various parks with the addition of the new Theme Park, Terra Mitica and is Spain's answer to Disneyworld with it’s roller coaters, water rides and attractions, coffee shops and restaurants. Parking in Benidorm will be difficult as it will be busy so park away from the beach area. Benidorm is like Blackpool, lots of shops. The beach is not that big for the amount of people that visit so be warned and get there early to stake your claim.

Also approximately 1½ hours drive inland are two health spas/mineral hot springs (Archena and Fortuna) set in magnificent surroundings amidst mountains, palm trees, orange and lemon groves, where one can bathe in temperatures of 35ºC in the winter months or receive special medicinal mineral water treatments.

Cartagena where the world's oldest surviving submarine was launched, is a town with plenty of Spanish Naval history so plenty of boats and ships and shops.

Santa Pola is another village with a Sunday morning Market and a lovely beach area and wonderful walks. You can also take a boat trip to boat trip to the island of Tabarca.

Alacante is a must visit, in the evening there is plenty of entertainment, in the day time lovely beaches, Not to mention the modern shopping centre

Europe's biggest palm garden is in Elche, which is also famous for the making of fine leather shoes. Best of all is the Safari Park.

 

 

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