After a large and tasty feast, who wouldn’t want to burn some calories? Costa Blanca offers a myriad of outdoor adventures and sport activities for a perfect active vacation. With uncountable marinas, yacht clubs, and quality beach resorts, water sports like windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, scuba diving and rowing, are expectedly very popular! Due to the perfect climate and moderate winds, you can practice these all year round.
Beyond doubt, scuba diving is one of the most popular activities to take on. Because of the amazingly clear sea, rich with flora and fauna, scuba diving in these waters will take your breath away (not literally!). This is known to the experienced scuba divers that confirm the “awe” effect. We especially recommend Dénia and Javea, since the seabed between them is under the protection of the Marine Reserve of Tabarca and the Natural Reserve of the Cape of San Antonio.
But hey, have you tried sailing? No matter what your answer is, a beginner or advanced sailor, there are yacht sailing courses for any level of skill and experience. World-class sailing schools, some of which are a member of Royal Yachting Association, offer courses for families, individuals, youngsters, and ladies only.
Notably, the most splendid yacht race in the world, Volvo Ocean Race, launches from Alicante every third year in October. It dates way back to 1973 and since then it has led to the development of a wide range of activities and facilities linked to this competition, the most important of which is the Volvo Ocean Race Museum.
But, Costa Blanca has more to it than a beautiful sea! There’s also grass and not just any grass but acres and acres of outstanding golf courses with high-quality facilities and restaurants for a very luxurious golfing experience. One of the gorgeous courses in Spain, designed by Severiano Ballesteros in 1995, is located in Oliva Nova. It expands on 50 hectares, with 18 holes scattered around a perfectly maintained grass with smooth bends, curves, and elevations, lined with palm trees and ten artificial lakes. And while you play golf, your kids can play in the Children’s Park.
Speaking of sports and outdoors, one cannot but mention a bunch of activities that you can do while exploring inland. Due to the roughness of Costa Blanca’s geography, you have the opportunity to try extreme and adventurous sports, such as hiking, climbing, canyoning, bungee jumping, and paragliding. The Infierno ravine in La Vall de Laguar, known as the king of all hiking trails, is a narrow and steep passage measuring nine kilometers in length. You can choose to go alone or accompanied by experts from specialized agencies.
If we were to choose one activity that brings the most joy even to the extreme adventurists, it would be flying in a hot air balloon. So old school, so different than anything you’ve tried before! Seeing all this beauty from above is something you should not miss when visiting this part of Spain. The flights take off from Elche, granting spectacular views of the nearby villages, the salt lakes of Santa Pola Sand Flats and the Parque Natural del Fondó national park, for which the area is famous.
Birdwatching is yet another popular activity among visitors. No matter if birding is your hobby or not — the diversity of nature, combined with mild climate and an excellent network of services — it will make some very enjoyable days out in the field for any nature lover. Costa Blanca is undoubtedly the perfect location to enjoy birdlife.
If you are an adventurous spirit and long for exploring new things, Costa Blanca will undoubtedly surpass your expectations.