|Shopping|| 1 || km ||Airport|| 35 || km |
|Suburban traffic|| 900 || m |
Holiday Park; Golf; Near water
On the Spanish east coast lies the Costa Blanca, the 'White Coast', with its healthy sunshine and cool sea breeze. The distance (by car) from Amsterdam to Alicante is ca. 1888 km (including 1660 km via motorway). Amsterdam to Alicante takes about 2.5 hours by air. A visit to the city of Alicante (8 km away) is highly recommended. Pass the day in this town shopping or visiting museums and monuments. Of course don't miss out on the town of Santa Pola with its salt lakes, also at a distance of just 8 km. This idyllic fishing port was once an important Roman harbor. The fort, which dates from the 1600's, now houses the archaeological museum and an aquarium. Take the ferry from the coast of Santa Pola to the small island of Tabarca. It has only 40 inhabitants and almost everything is prohibited: camping, water-skiing, etc. Yet 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 real must for both young and old is the Aquapark in neighboring Torrevieja (30 km). Here you will find huge slides and several swimming pools. You can also enjoy horseback riding with Dutch instructors (beach rides or take lessons) or visit the Rojales golf course (10 km). 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 all year round!