|Shopping|| 400 || m ||Airport|| 8 || km |
|Suburban traffic|| 450 || m |
At the beach; Holiday Park
On the Spanish east coast lies the Costa Blanca, the 'White Coast', with its beneficial sunshine and cool sea breeze. The distance from Utrecht to Alicante is 1,888km (including 1,660km via motorway). By plane from Utrecht to Alicante it takes about 2.5 hours. A visit to the city of Alicante (15 km away) is highly recommended. Pass the day in this town shopping or visiting museums and monuments. Don't miss out on the town of Santa Pola with its salt lakes, also just 8 km away. This idyllic fishing port was once an important Roman harbor. The fort, which dates from the 1600s, now houses the archeological museum and an aquarium. Take the ferry from the Santa Pola coast to the small island of Tabarca. Only 40 people live here and almost everything is prohibited: camping, water-skiing, etc. Still the island attracts hundreds of visitors daily. The city wall surrounding the village has three towers. Several narrow streets lead up to the church square. The most peculiar house is the governor's residence which houses the island's only hotel. A must for young and old is a visit to the aqua park in neighboring Torrevieja (30 km away). Here you will find huge slides and several swimming pools. You can enjoy horseback riding with Dutch instructors (beach rides or lessons) or visit the Rojales golf course at 10 km away. Summers last long in this area (from the end of April until the second half of October) and winters do not get colder than ca. 12 C, so you can visit the Costa Blanca year round!