Take a Tour Around the Costa Blanca and Its Seaside Towns From Your Alicante Villas

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Tour ALICANTE VILLAS from the airport along either of the major roads heading north, and the first town you reach is Villajoyosa, or as is translated from Spanish the "Joyful Town". It is approximately 30 kilometres north from Alicante and south of Benidorm, which is only a further 10 kilometres away. Famous for its chocolate, Villajoyosa has an economy boosted from the many groups that are taken by coach to visit the chocolate museum and chocolate factories. It has both a chocolate and a fishing heritage though, which are what have kept the town alive for so long.

Benidorm, just 10 kilometres further north with its bright lights city look, terrific night life and fabulous beaches, is probably the most famous town on the Costa Blanca. The local attraction is Terra Mitica, currently the Costa Blanca's largest theme park, although Paramount are building another attraction near Murcia in the Costa Calida, only an hour away by car.

Further to the north are small towns like Javea and Denia which are either side of Montgo Mountain, the last spur of the Cordillera Prebetica Mountain Range, which reaches down as far as the sea. There you will find small fishing villages which have attracted not only tourists but artists alike. Head a little further and you will be moving into Costa Azahar.

Approximately 40 kilometres south of the international airport El Altet of Alicante is Torrevieja which is the southern end of the Valencian community and the Costa Blanca. Torrevieja and Pilar de la Horadada are on the border of Costa Calida on the coast. They boast Europe's largest salt flats and are teaming with bird life, two salt lagoons and the old tower which gave the historical town of Torrevieja its name. Around the lakes there are many natural pathways and is one of the more popular tourist walks in the region. It is ideal for anybody, even those with walking difficulties.

As you move north of Torrevieja, other places that may be of interest are the towns of Guardamar del Segura and Rojales, while Guardamar is on the mouth of the river Rojales is a little further inland. Then you come to Elche: considered to be the palm tree capital of the world with thousands of palm trees which were planted in the time of the Moors when they occupied the region several hundred years ago. The palms are an integral part of a famous mystery play that is also part of the Elche heritage: a play that involves almost every inhabitant of the small town. Wherever you are in the region of Costa Blanca, your ALICANTE VILLAS [http://www.akilar.com/spain-rentals/costa-blanca-alicante/alicante] are sure to be in the very centre of all that's going on around.
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