Calpe Spain

If you still have not decided as to where you can go for your budget holidays to Spain, you should consider visiting the beautiful paradise of Calpe. Because of its geographic location, you and your family, especially the kids can do so many fun activities here. Not only that, since it is strategically placed in the center of many markets and restaurants, you can do shopping and dine in authentic European restaurants without spending much. Indeed, this place is one of the best tourist destinations in Spain.

Piñon de Ifach and Port

Between Valencia to the north, and Alicante to the south, the town of Calpe is dominated by the almost 800 foot tall ‘Piñon de Ifach,’ or the rock of Ifach. The rock itself juts out into the sea as imposingly as does Gibraltar, and is a beautiful protected mountain wilderness area.

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Costa Blanca and the Marina Alta of Spain


The incredible Costa Blanca

 

Along the Costa Blance in Spain, is an area jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea known as the Marina Alta. This cape is stunningly beautiful with many dramatic views, fresh breezes along the cliffs; and is known as the warmest and driest place on the European continent. The towns around this point of land are Javea in the north, Teulada-Benitachell, Moraira, and in the south, Calpe. The villages along the coast feature heavily developed tourist facilities, smaller towns inland, and many vast areas of villas coating the surrounding hillsides. Here and there you can find evidence of the ancient areas of grapes and olives that once covered the hillside terraces. The mountains in the area offer hiking and horseback trails, and the beaches have plenty of water sports to choose from. Yachtsmen will find many large marinas along this coast, with berths for visiting vessels, and some have haul out facilities for repairs.

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Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands (Islas Canarias)

Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands, a part of Spain, that lies 60 miles off the coast of Morocco. Like the other Canaries, it’s a volcanic island, with extinct volcanoes and cinder cones dotting the landscape in every direction. Like the nearby Sahara desert, the sun shines almost every day of the year here.

Fuerteventura boasts some of the best beaches in all Europe. Long stretches of fine white sand embrace the coastline. Crystal clear aqua water laps it’s shores. The dry, mild climate makes Fuerteventura an ideal destination anytime of the year. Constant winds, and the surrounding sea act to moderate temperatures. Water temperatures vary from about 65-80 F. depending upon season.


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Grenada

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The timeless Alhambra

Grenada is an industrialized region at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas. It’s crowded, noisy, polluted, but full of life! The main attraction to the area is the famous Alhambra, a moorish palace that still retains its awesome beauty after many centuries.

Grenada was founded in the 8th century by the Moors and was a major seat of power for Moorish Spain until 1492, when the Spanish conquest wrested the city away for the Moors. During the Moors rule the city was a major center for art, literature, science and trade.

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