The Spanish are among the most long-lived nations of the world and it doesn’t take a scientist to understand why. The climate, healthy diet, and relaxed lifestyle contribute to the overall well-being of the people lucky to be born under the Spanish sun-blessed skies.
Want to eat like a local? If you wish to explore the authentic flavours of Costa Blanca, its finest olive oils paired with terrific local produce, fresh fish, cheese, poultry, and the praised wines of this region — you can do so easily in numerous family-owned and local restaurants. Fine dining and wining are on every corner, serving as a proof of Spain’s passion for good food. It certainly makes a substantial part of Spanish culture and lifestyle, which you are bound to enjoy when being here.
Treat yourself with a breathtaking Mediterranean sunset over a glass of wine and delicious local specialties like Puchero, Fideua and the king of them all — La Gamba Roja de Dénia! Most of these dishes are considered a healthy diet, especially the seafood which abounds on the coast. ¡Qué bueno!
Costa Blanca is a gastronomic revelation. From delicious Paellas prepared in millions of different ways to fresh seafood, native olives, and tasty wines — the region cradles a mixture of traditional food and modern cuisine. Paella is commonly known as a Valencian traditional dish, but it actually has ancient roots. The original Valencian paella recipe goes with white rice, meat (chicken and rabbit), green beans, white beans, snails, saffron, and rosemary. Artichokes could be added when in season.