Sun drenched beaches, beautiful parks, fun days out……the Costa Blanca has so much to offer.
With an average of 320 days of sunshine in this area of Spain, it will give you plenty of sunny days to see all the local attractions.
Since our arrival in Spain in July 2018 we have been attempting to see all that the Costa Blanca has to offer, the first thing we did when we arrived was to write a list of the all the places we wanted to visit and the list just keeps on growing as we hear about more and more places to visit, every time we visit a place of interest we will tell you all about it here.
Our KIds LOVE this waterpark, its situated in Ciudad Quesada which makes it our Local waterpark, bonus!
Please read our blog here for more information about the Aquapark
Rio Safari – Elche
We visited the safari park in Elche for Harveys bday. Its a great safari park, there is a safari train that you are booked onto when you arrive and you can walk around the park in your own timescales. There is also a great water splash area here too, your kids are guaranteed to have a great day, make sure you take your swimwear and towels.
To read about our day out at the Rio Safari please click here for the blog
Guardamar Del Segura Park – Parque Reina Sofia
Guardamar Park is the first park we visited when we moved to the area, after many recommendations and it never disappoint’s. There is a great play area, lovely ponds and plenty of wildlife to see.
You can read all about Guardamar Park here
Rojales Cave houses
We have enjoyed spending many an afternoon at the cave houses, its feels like you’re in another world, white washed caves, amazing art installations and there are some great events that take place at the cave houses too.
To read about the cave houses please click this link to read our blog
Garden of nations – Parque de las naciones – Torrevieja
This is such a great park, our children particularly love the play area here with the giant dragon slide! The park itself is home to lots of chickens, ducks and peacocks who wander around the park enjoying themselves. Very pretty park in summer when all the flowers are out.
You can read our blog about the Garden of Nations by clicking here
Watermill park – Parque del molino de aqua – La Mata
This is our new favorite park, the play area here isn’t great, its quite small and needs some repair work but the park itself is absolutely beautiful and leads down to the beach at La Mata. There are plenty of picnic benches too so you could enjoy a lovely afternoon here and bring your own food & drinks.
Please click here to read our blog with lots more information about this park
Pink Salt Lake – Laguna Salada de Torrevieja
You cant deny the beauty of this lake, its STUNNING! I must say though that I have since heard that you are not permitted to bath in the lake itself but when we arrived at the lakes there were plenty of locals and tourists at the lake utilising the healing natures of the natural mud and salt.
Blog will be coming soon
Blue Salt Lake – Laguna Salada de La Mata
The Blue lake is stunning too, you cant get as close to the lake itself as you can at the Pink lake but the walks around the lake and the vineyards are beautiful, there is a visitors center that is open on the morning with lots of information about the lakes.
Blog will be coming soon
Tabarca Island – Isla de Tabarca – Boat trip from Santa Pola
This was such a fun day out , we took the trip with friends that were staying with us and it didn’t disappoint. Beautiful island and beautiful views, the food smelt and looked amazing too.
Blog coming soon
Santa Barbra Castillo – Alicante
One of the best conserved castles I’ve ever seen, stunning views of Alicante and the harbor, free admission, free parking and the restaurant serves lovely food too, you could easily spend all day here as there is so much to see.
You can find out more about Alicante Castle by reading our blog here
Submarine – Torrevieja
Harvey absolutely loved our visit to the submarine, its cheap to visit and is the only Spanish submarine that is moored up and open to the public.
find out more by reading our blog about our Submarine visit by clicking here