|Shopping|| 500 || m ||Airport|| 8 || km |
|Suburban traffic|| 1100 || m |
Golf; Near water
On the Spanish east coast lies the Costa Blanca, the 'White Coast', with its invigorating sunshine and a cool sea-breeze. The distance by car from Amsterdam to Alicante is 1888 km (including 1660 km via motorway). Flying from Amsterdam to Alicante takes about 2 hours from Rotterdam Airport. A visit to the city of Alicante at 15 km away is very recommendable. Pass the day in this town for shopping or visiting museums and monuments. Don't miss out on the town of Santa Pola with its salt lakes, also at 8 km distance. This idyllic fishing port was once an important roman harbor. The fort, dating from the 1600s, accommodates the archeological museum and an aquarium. Take the ferry from the Santa Pola coast to the small island of Tabarca. Only 40 inhabitants live here and almost everything is prohibited: putting up tents, 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 young and old is a visit to the Aqua park in the neighboring Torrevieja (30 km). Here you find huge slides and several swimming-pools. You can enjoy horse-back riding with Dutch instructors (beach rides or taking classes) or visit the Rojales golf-course at 10 km. Summers last long in this area (from the end of April until half October). Winters do not get colder than ca. 12 C. You can visit the Costa Blanca all year round.
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