Spain has the most blue flag beaches of any country with a staggering 586 and the Costa Blanca region has the most of any part of Spain
The coastline that runs south from Alicante City, down to the tip of The Mar Menor (La Manga) is home to a wide range of fantastic beaches, Sports marinas and beach resorts that will meet the needs of a wide range of visitors tastes. Small coves, beautiful bays and lovely streches of white sand combine to provide a fantastic choice of beach areas. Alicante city itself is full of a wide selection of bars, restaurants, street cafes and tapas bars and this theme is repeated in other smaller resorts such as Santa Pola, Guardamar, La Mata, Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa.
Guardamar´s beautiful long sandy beach is accompanied by a lovely promenade offering excellent and affordable restaurants where you can sit back and enjoy tapas, fresh seafood and a cocktail while looking out onto the clear blue Mediterranean Sea. Further along the coast you will find the beaches of La Mata and Torrevieja before arriving at the shores of the Orihuela Costa. The small coves of La Zenia and Cabo Roig are favourites amongst locals and holiday-makers alike.
Popular amongst many visitors are the Cabo Roig Strip and La Zenia beach areas where you will find some great nightlife and lively bars such as Paddy´s Point where for many years visitors have enjoyed live music every night throughout the year. Torrevieja is another popular resort with excellent restaurants, bars, discos and sophisticated late-night beach clubs.
Just a few minutes from La Zenia Beach is the largest shopping centre in Costa Blanca – La Zenia Boulevard, an American style, open-air Shopping Mall that offers a wonderful retail experience. From Zara and Mango to Primark and H&M, all the biggest names in retail are there. The extensive food court offers a range of dining options from traditional fast food to tapas bars, an Argentinean steakhouse and an Italian amongst others.
There are various weekly and daily markets in this region that run throughout the year. The harbour-side Torrevieja Market, situated next to the fairgrounds, is always popular for jewellery, clothes and gifts while a host of local markets offer fresh fruit and vegetables and other local produce.
The Costa Blanca is a true golfing haven offering the best year round climate in Europe and a great variety of fantastic golf courses
At La Finca Golf and Spa Resort where our Spanish office resides, you are situated in a perfect, central location to access every course in the area – from the narrow, tree-lined fairways of Las Ramblas and Villamartin to the expansive modern designs of Las Colinas and La Finca, there is a variety of challenges to excite the most discerning of golfers. A La Finca resident has a championship course on the doorstep and is also within 20 minutes of 6 other courses and within 45 minutes of another 10 venues.
Golf resort properties are naturally of interest to keen golfers but are also popular amongst non golfers. The natural beauty of the large garden that a golf course represents offers appeal and the level of property and community presentation is always of a very high standard.
Golfing properties on established resorts also offer great possibility for growth and increase in home value and are less susceptible to price drops making them a sound investment. Golf properties also offer a year round income potential for clients looking to rent our properties. The golf seasons of Spring and Autumn combined with family travel in summer period mean that golf properties have a great rental income opportunity with 9 months of the year in the peak period.
La Finca is the Jewel in the Crown of the three “Quara Clubs”. Developed in 2000, La Finca has matured into an excellent course in an idyllic setting. With dramatic views across the Vega Baja and the surrounding mountains, there is a magical feel about the course. At over 7000 yards long from the back tees, it represents a real test for golfers of all level while generous fairways and large greens make it enjoyable for golfers of all levels.
Villamartin and Las Ramblas are the sister courses of La Finca and have been well established for many years and remain highly popular amongst locals and tourists alike. Both courses require accuracy off the tee and will offer some good birdie opportunities with shorter approaches to the always well maintained greens.
Las Colinas is a highly rated course, playing host to Stage 2 the European Tour Qualifying School and ranked in the top 100 golf courses in Europe. Set in the pine forests of Campoamor, Las Colinas offers a variety of challenges from monster par 5s to tricky par 3s and a fantastic 18th hole finishing in front of the clubhouse.
Vistabella is one of the newest courses in the region and offers a really enjoyable round while the links style undulating greens will test your short game skills. Set in a small valley with a mountain backdrop, the course is wonderfully picturesque even if your scorecard might not be! Recently extended from 11 to 18 holes.
Explore Cities and Take in Spanish Culture
The Costa Blanca region is the perfect base to explore the rest of Spain
The beautiful beachside city of Alicante is just 35 minutes away and is a wonderful place to explore. From the small cobbled streets, lined with inviting tapas bars and cafes to the stunning St Nicholas Cathedral to the picturesque marina, there is something to see at every turn.
But why stop there? The High speed train link from Alicante can take you to Madrid, the nation´s historic capital in just 1 hour and 50 minutes. Enjoy a morning of horse racing at Madrid´s excellent hippodrome before a walk through the famous Retiro park. Take in centuries of Spanish culture at the various museums in the city centre before enjoying some of the best nightlife in the world. Spain offers so much to experience and at La Finca you have the perfect base to start exploring.
For those looking for something closer, Benidorm is less than an hour away and offers a lot more than the TV show may have you think. The famous Terra Mitica theme park and its sister attractions, the Terra Natura zoo and the water park Aqualandia are wonderful days out for the whole family. At night, the old town offers a Spanish charm and excellent dining options while the “New Town” is the place to be if you want to be hypnotized on stage, ride the mechanical bull or watch a fantastic tribute act. For a slightly more cultured day out, explore the historic port city of Cartagena where you can see the ancient Roman ampitheatre, explore naval museums and take a sightseeing cruise along the coast.
There is so much to see and experience in this colourful country and the Costa Blanca region is in the centre of everything. Don’t look back and wish you´d done it sooner, start your Spanish adventure today and let Blindz Estates help you make your journey as easy and enjoyable as you deserve.