Places to Visit in Costa Blanca and Costa Calida
The beautiful southern area of Costa Blanca and Costa Calida, have an average of 320 days a year of sunshine and maintains an average year round temperature of 24°C. According to the World Health Organisation the area has the "healthiest climate in the world".
This is caused by the combination of constant year round warm temperatures and the three huge salt lakes rich in minerals of "Laguna de la Mata" (now a conservation area) and the "Salina de San Miguel" that surround Torrevieja and the salt lakes of Lo Pagan on the Costa Calida.
The natural salt lakes dry the air, therefore reducing humidity and producing a healthy atmosphere beneficial for people who suffer with chest problems, arthritis, rheumatism etc. These lakes are also home to a host of wildlife including large flocks of Flamingos.
The Costa Blanca and Costa Calida beaches are famous throughout Europe with long stretches of soft white sand and sparkling clear Mediterranean sea. Each boasts the European Blue Flag awarded for clean beaches and totally unpolluted water.
Most of the towns hold large traditional daily street markets and spectacular festivals and processions taking place all year around but also have the modern amenities such as newly constructed hospitals, shopping outlets and sports centres, etc.
Below are just a small selection of the varied activities and trips available to do in our area.
Based in Blanca within the beautiful Sierra Espuña mountainous region of Murcia, you can go white water rafting or kyaking for the day slowly drifting down the river through many villages. Join their groups for a truly enjoyable experience.
www.alana-aventura.org Tel: 670 060 923
A fun day out for all the family. Aquapark in Torrevieja.
Time: Open from 10am until 7pm. Tel: 965 715 611.
A small water park ideal for small children as the park isnt too big to walk around.
This city is a must to see. As you enter the city, you will find within, a wealth of history and beautiful architecture. Along the port area which is used by the Navy, there are an array of restaurants when you can sit and relax around the harbour and see on certain days the huge cruise ships that come in from all around Europe.
The city holds a wealth of Roman history within it's walls including the well preserved Roman Ampitheatre, the Casa de la Fortuna with it's underground remains of a working Roman house which would have been owned by a rich domina.
The Punic wall which surrounded the city in medieval times, the panoramic lift plus many other historic sites to explore. You can browse the modern day shops also or sit in bars and restaurants within the city and watch the world pass by.
Go-Karts & Paintballing
There are different categories of Karts and tracks including the baby kart tracks for ages 5 to 10 years old, junior tracks from 10-15 years old and adult tracks. The entrance is just off the N-332 near Playa Flamenca.
Tel/Fax: 965 32 80 69
Go-Karts Mar Menor. The entrance is near San Javier Airport just off the AP7 Exit 784.
Tel/Fax: 868 104 550 www.gokartsmarmenor.com
Mar Menor Ferry
You can take the ferry from Santiago De La Ribera over to the La Manga Strip, where you can enjoy stretches of white sand beaches that run along the Mar Menor and Mediterean coatlines. The ferry operates during the summer from 11.30 to 22.30 each day.
BE WATER It is a 5-star PADI diving center, authorized in the community of Murcia, We have professionals with more than 15 years dedicated to scuba diving with autonomous equipment, situated in San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia, 30740
The beautiful cosmopolitan city of Murcia with its many restaurants, tapas bars, designer clothes shops, baroque cathedral and bull fighting ring and the largest shopping mall in Europe is a must to visit for the day.
Tabarca Island, off Alicante
Take the 45 minute boat trip from Torrevieja Port to the lovely island of Tabarca. The Island of Tabarca, a village fortified by King Carlos III, is the only inhabited island on the Costa Blanca. With St Pauls church, the Govenor's house, St Joseph's tower and the lighthouse.
Tabarca also offers shops, beaches, coves, jet skiing, pedaloes and a variety of typical dishes in the many restaurants.
Terra Natura – water and animal park (Murcia)
You can split the day with the kids and spend half in the water park and half looking around all the exotic animals in the animal sanctuary. Visit Kenya, Zanzibar and The Iberian Peninsula
www.terranatura.com Tel: 902 505 560