for more than 300 kilometres along the south east coast of Spain,
the Costa Blanca, or White Coast, is a beautiful place to holiday.
Not just the tourist area of Benidorm, but new ex-pat communities
like the area of Torrevieja, are pulling in the tourists as these
area are more suited for families away from the lager louts.
an African and Moorish feel to the buildings, with a more Spanish,
relaxed, slower pace to life. The Spanish government is embarking
on major projects to conserve the environment as the increase of
foreigh visitors reached a peak of 45 million in 1998, an increase
of 5% over 1997.
has allocated around £60 million annually for the environmental
projects, particularly along the coastal areas, which involve block
paved walkways and palm fringed streets. Many of these streets and
walkways are lit by lanterns at night for romantic walks along the
coast. They also have slopes for wheelchair access.
The Costa Blanca
is blessed with one of the best climates in the World. The World
Health Organisation recognises the region as one of the healthiest
on the planet, perfect for asthma sufferers and those with respiratory
The Salinas, the natural salt lakes near Torrevieja, which
is the second largest in Europe, are also a draw to many, particularly
those suffering from aches and pains induced by a damp Northern
For maps and street guide of the local area, including the location of the apartment, please click here.