Costa Blanca is much more than its paradisical beaches. In this article, we’ll tell you about some activities you can enjoy in nature around Cumbre del Sol. This time, the plans are on dry land: horse-riding, golf, and various spectacular hiking routes for all levels.
Horse-riding in Cumbre del Sol
Riding a horse increases your balance and improves your posture. And if that wasn’t enough, it also increases muscle tone throughout the body and is good for your mental health. And to top it all off, riding the trails of Cumbre del Sol and enjoying the natural scenery turns into a unique experience. Whether you are an experienced rider or have never seen a horse up close, the Cañada del Sol Equestrian Centre offers you everything you are looking for. Lessons, booking guided excursions in different areas and for all levels. It is also a recovery centre and has a restaurant with a daily menu for a great day out.
Golf courses with captivating views
Golfing in Costa Blanca North is one of the unique experiences of living in Cumbre del Sol. With excellent temperatures all year round, golfing conditions are optimal 365 days a year. Playing golf whilst enjoying the outdoors and good weather is a luxury that only a few special places can boast.
A few minutes away from Cumbre del Sol, you can visit different courses and play your favourite sport. The Golf Club in Javea is a definite one to visit if you don’t want to travel too far and enjoy very well looked after courses. The Ifach Golf Club near Teulada-Moraira is a certainly impressive course. Given its location, you can enjoy amazing views of the Mediterranean and the Peñón de Ifach whilst teeing off surrounded by pine trees. Another two very interesting options for golfing around Residential Cumbre del Sol are La Sella and Golf Club Altea. La Sella (near Montgo natural park) with numerous clubs, was designed by José María Olazábal and has 27 holes. Golf Club Altea is another place to enjoy golf and has a 40 year long history.
Captivating hiking routes
Living in Cumbre del Sol means embracing nature and feeling surrounded by it. Not only for its incredible views of the sea, beaches and coves of the Mediterranean. But also for its extensive green areas and the number of natural parks in the area. One of the best known is the Granadella Natural Park. Thanks to this, the Costa Blanca coastline offers a wide range of spectacular hiking routes.
One of the best known hiking routes is probably the cliff paths. Along the coast of Benitachell there are spectacular geographic features in the form of cliffs. Some of them are even more than 100 metres above sea level. This route separates Cala del Moraig cove from Cala Llebeig cove. It is 4 kilometres long and is quite a pleasant walk due to its low-medium difficulty.
Montgo is one of the best natural parks in the area. There are many different hiking routes to do throughout. We recommend you do the classic route which runs through almost the entire park, it’s not very demanding in terms of slopes and terrain, but it will take you about 6 hours, as it covers about 16 kilometres. Within the natural park there are other interesting routes such as the Cova Tallada and Torre del Gerro.
The Abiar-Calistros route runs around the town of Benitachell and starts right in its town centre. This route focuses more on visiting key points in the town. Some of them being the Plaza de la Iglesia and the Portalet. It also takes you to the camí de la Torreta and the old system of natural wells.
Although this article was supposed to be dedicated to activities on dry land, we think we can make a small exception. We recommend the underwater route to discover the Moraig Cave. Above all, for diving lovers, it is a very interesting dive due to the special geological conditions of the place.
Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol offers a wide and varied range of plans, all falling underneath the same umbrella. Essentially, enjoying nature, the Mediterranean climate and an exclusive area such as the Costa Blanca North. We are talking about exclusivity in every sense of the word. Don’t miss our next articles to discover more activities and news.
The Mediterranean Sea bathes almost 250 kilometres with its waters forming coves, beaches, cliffs, and unique places on the Costa Blanca. Hours, days, and months of sunshine all year round in a unique enclave that shines brilliantly in spring. Taking advantage of the good weather, in today’s article we’re going to tell you about some activities to enjoy nature with friends and family around Cumbre del Sol. Take note!
Visit the coves of Jávea in kayak
Explore the cliffs, crystal clear waters, caves and spectacular coves of Jávea by kayak. Get up close and personal with the aquatic world and be amazed by of one of the most famous coastlines in Spain. The coast of Jávea is the perfect place to enjoy guided kayak routes. Don’t worry if you’ve never used a kayak before, if you know how to swim and are in good enough shape, that’s more than enough, you’ll be accompanied at all times. One of the best ways to get in touch with the sea and relax on a day of calm waters.
Beach and mountain? In the same place?
Can’t decide what to do and looking to tackle both beach and mountain? DreamseaSurf Camp Mediterran is your best option. An authentic luxury glamping site on the cliffs of Cala Moraig, with 21 tents and terraces where you can enjoy views of the sea. A different and stylish type of accommodation to enjoy a few days off be surrounded by nature. Stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling, kayaking and many other activities such as yoga, mountain biking and hiking await you in this popular destination. Without a doubt, this is a place where you can enjoy all of the Costa Blanca to the fullest.
Snorkelling, a classic
And just because it’s a classic doesn’t mean it’s any less fun. There are many places to snorkel in Alicante. From the long sandy beaches to the secluded coves, you can snorkel and find many surprises. Discover the seabed among the rocks and meadows of Posidonia oceanica. A huge variety of marine fauna hides in this area. A few minutes away from Cumbre del Sol you can find coves that seem to have been created specifically for snorkelling. We recommend the coves of Les Rotes and Cova Tallada (in Dénia). As well as the Barraca cove (Jávea) and Fossa beach (Calpe). If you want to stay closer to home, we suggest Moraig cove (Benitachell). You can also visit some of Benissa’s coves such as Llobella, Advocat or Pinets. All of them are perfect for immersing yourself and enjoying this corner of the Costa Blanca.
Enjoy the peace and quiet
Maybe you feel like leaving your snorkelling gear at home, or you don’t feel like kayaking. If that’s that case, there’s nothing like enjoying the coastline from a boat. The perfect plan to discover the coastline by sea from Cumbre del Sol to the south of Alicante. Costa Blanca has a number of locations that are paradise. And which, of course, give the coves of Formentera or the sunsets in Ibiza a run for their money.
We think that Dénia is a good place to start, where you’ll find a natural cave like the Cova Tallada. Cabo de San Antonio (Jávea) is another good place to spot wildlife. This area is known for being frequented by sea turtles, dolphins, whales, and birds. In Jávea, you can also find the Bay of Portixoll, a classic for sailors in the area due to its scenic beauty. We cannot fail to mention the port of Moraira, one of the best located on the Costa Blanca. It is known above all for its superb location, sheltered by Cabo la Nao and Cabo Moraira, as well as the Peñón de Ifach. It’s also very close to the old town and has a wide range of restaurants and shopping areas.
The Mediterranean is like the deep sea waiting to be discovered, inside and out. Stay tuned for the next articles in our blog where we will bring you more plans and activities for summer.
With April comes Easter, a time that’s interesting to tourists in almost all parts of Spain and, in particular, in Costa Blanca. Here’s a series of plans and options near Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol to spend this holiday season in one of the most popular destinations throughout the year.
Easter brings an extra incentive to any resident or anyone who wants to spend a few days here, a truly luxurious offer. Watching the traditional processions with excitement, exquisite cuisine, and the famous dreamy beaches, all tied together with rich historical and cultural heritage sites.
Torrijas and Easter mona cake – easter’s sweet staple foods
When Easter arrives, it’s tradition in Costa Blanca to bake some of the famous Easter sweets. Flour, yeast, milk, egg, butter and sugar are more than enough to make the famous mona de Pascua cake. On Easter Sunday itself, tradition rules in Alicante. Families get together to have a snack and eat this dessert outside in nature (beach, mountain, countryside…). Interestingly, the mona has always been considered a loving gift from the grown-ups to the youngest members of the family.
The other star dish of Easter in Costa Blanca is torrijas. It’s surprising how something so simple can have such a spectacular flavour. Stale slices of bread soaked in red wine or milk with lemon and cinnamon, dipped in whisked egg and then fried in oil. Some people serve them coated in cinnamon and sugar and others sweeten them with syrup.
Processions in Alicante
Holy Week in Costa Blanca is, above all, a festival of religious tradition that year after year attracts many visitors due to its incredible, emotional processions. Throughout the municipalities of the area, you can enjoy activities such as the famous procession of silence on Holy Thursday and the procession of the Holy Burial, the protagonist of Good Friday, in which women who wish can accompany the Holy Sepulchre dressed in a black shawl and veil. Two processions in the city of Alicante are worth mentioning: the procession of the Holy Supper on Holy Thursday, which is one of the most famous in Spain and helps a good cause, as after the procession, the food that is placed on the table of the procession is donated to a home for the elderly. And, on the other hand, the palm trees of the Explanada are witnesses to the most popular and familiar procession of all those celebrated in the city, that of the Borriquita on Palm Sunday.
Other processions to take into account if you want to experience what Holy Week is all about are those of La Pasión in the town of Orihuela, in which more than 8,000 Nazarenes and around 1,200 musicians parade; and the procession of Los Tres Abrazos (The Three Embraces) in Crevillente.
Days out, music, markets…
There is also room for other non-religious activities to enjoy Easter in Costa Blanca. It’s a tradition in some towns such as Moraira-Teulada to play live music in the streets. In the city of Alicante, the Jornadas de Cuaresma (Lenten Days) are held to promote the hotel and catering industry throughout the province with the help of the best chefs in the area.
It’s also interesting to wander around the historic centre of any municipality in Costa Blanca, especially those of Altea, Dénia, Benitachell and Moraira, and discover their most emblematic spots, such as the medieval market that takes place in Calpe during easter, where you can buy typical Costa Blanca handicrafts.
And what about outdoor plans? Easter is the perfect time to discover natural areas such as the Benitachell cliffs route, take a stroll along the L’Andragó cove in Moraira or have an aperitif in the marina of Altea.
As you have seen, during Easter Week the towns and villages of Costa Blanca dress up and put on hundreds of events that make the Alicante coastline a splendid place to be. The perfect mix of discovering and getting to know religious traditions and enjoying a unique area on the Mediterranean coast. Don’t miss our next blog articles in which we will continue to tell you about more things to do near Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.