8 Refreshing Destinations on the Costa Blanca to Visit This Summer
It’s finally June, and you know what that means! That long-awaited summer vacation is almost here. Vacations are a time for relaxation and escape, so you can feel completely rejuvenated when you tackle a brand new year filled with success.
Summer Vacation: Take Time for Yourself
No schedule. Just blue skies and long hours of sunshine. However, like it or not, with summer vacation also comes that not-so-pleasant heat. Forget about the sticky haze and enjoy some well-deserved days of relaxation. It’s easy! We’ve got fresh ideas to help you make the most of some healthy, quality leisure time. That’s part of our VIVOOD philosophy. Beaches, coves, and some of the most amazing lakes and rivers in the interior of the Valencian Community are waiting to be discovered. Let’s go!
- The Island of Tabarca
Less than an hour and a half off the coast from Benidorm is the island of Tabarca. With daily ferrys departing throughout the day, for under 30€, you can have an incredible day on the only habitable island in the autonomous community of Valencia. Once a refuge for Berber pirates, today you can wander through the town centre, visit its historic walls, or sample the best fresh fish from the restaurants lining its picturesque marina. Best of all, you can cool down at any of its tiny white sand beaches, or beautiful coves full of fish and marine life.
2. Calp – Baños de la Reina (The Queen’s Baths)
They may look like small swimming pools, but in fact this is a Roman site made up of six basins that were originally used for breeding fish. It was also a place to come and enjoy the area’s natural beauty. Its calm, crystal clear waters are ideal for a relaxing swim where you’ll discover the famous marine environments in the waters surrounding the Natural Park of Penyal d’Ifac. The unique experience of swimming in a real Roman ruin is sure to make this summer vacation an unforgettable one.
3. Moraig Cove and the Cave of Arches
Hidden away just beside Moraig Cove, in the town of Benitatxell, is one of the jewels of the Costa Blanca, the Cave of Arches. It is a natural marine cave formed of three huge arches. Inside, you’ll find an immense pool of the most stunning turquoise water. The view is even more spectacular when sunlight shines through the hole in its dome, reflecting and sparkling in the water. The cave is also the mouth of an underground river, and the opening at the end of a plethora of underground passages still to be explored.
4. Snorkel at Tio Ximo Cove
If you’re into watersports, snorkeling is the perfect activity for your summer vacation. There is no better place to go than Ti Ximo Cove. This small inlet is still a secret to many, making it the best place to find peace and quiet for calm day at the beach. This little treasure is in Benidorm, but away from the din of the city and the thousands of tourists that descend on it each year. Its fine sand, rocks, and crystal clear waters make it the top spot to go snorkeling.
5. The Algar Waterfalls
Only half an hour from VIVOOD in the town of Callosa d’en Sarrià, the Algar River forms this precious natural spot with springs that spew out from the rocks, calm backwaters, and incredible waterfalls. Visit us for a summer vacation to take advantage of Alicante’s untouched natural landscape. Click here for rates and availability.
6. The Enchanted Ravine or the Clear Gorge
In the small town of Planes, located in the northern region of the province of Alicante, you’ll find the Enchanted Ravine. Legends hold that beneath its waters, the Moors hid their treasures and cast a spell on the ravine so that the natural landscape would protect it. Ironically, the real treasure is the natural beauty encircling the gorge. Head here for an unforgettable swim, surrounded by mountains, forest, and lush vegetation. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find some treasure, yourself.
7. The Guadalest Basin
This is the emerald jewel of Valencia. The color of its waters, and the surrounding rocky landscape seduces and hypnotizes everyone who visits here. Head up to the Guadalest Castle lookout for a breathtaking view, make your way down to the dam, or go on a small excursion directly from VIVOOD to the shores of the reservoir and dip your feet in the water while taking in the stunning majesty Guadalest Valley. This is the ideal spot for anyone looking to spend their summer vacation in the great outdoors.
8. The Icing on the Cake: Our Infinity Pool
What better way to beat the heat of your summer vacation than taking a relaxing swim in our Infinity Pool here at VIVOOD? It’s a slice of paradise after coming back from a day of leisure.
At our Infinity Pool you can swim unlike you ever have before: surrounded only by nature in a unique and comfortable environment, with endless views, and all the amenities and services of our panoramic terrace and pool bar.
Now that you know all of the best spots to cool down this summer, don’t hesitate. Plan your trip to the Valencian Community and the Costa Blanca. Beaches, nature, and the magical Guadalest Valley await. This summer, come and lose yourself and enjoy some healthy leisure time at VIVOOD.