There is nowhere on the Costa Blanca that isn’t worth a photograph. With the colours of the landscape, and the Mediterranean light as a natural backdrop, the place is asking for a set of photographs that could easily be mistaken for a professional photo essay. Have you been to some of the area’s famous beauty spots to snap those stunning photos? That’s our excuse for a trip around the province of Alicante.
The region’s villages harbour some real treasures. Altea is a case in point, with an ancient town centre as beautiful as it is historic. That’s why if you visit, not only will you learn a little more about the town’s past, but you can take away some fine snapshots as an enduring memento of your visit.
Another charming little town in Alicante is Villajoyosa with its colourful houses. However, if you’re a city type, the town of Alicante has some places that are perfect for snapshots, taken with your mobile phone or a camera, it doesn’t matter, you’ll get some lovely pictures.
One such spot is Barrio de Santa Cruz, where you will be captivated by its little streets with the opportunity for some great snaps. Other places providing some excellent views are Paseo de la Explanada and the Santa Barbara castle.
There is always talk of nature’s beauty, and with reason. The Costa Blanca is a perfect illustration of this with water featuring prominently in many of these villages. In Alicante province, the sheltered little coves known as calas are as beautiful as ever. Here are a few names for you: Cala del Portixol, Cala Ambolo, Cala del Moraig, Cala Llebeig, la Granadella… There are also some legendary beaches such as the Isla de Tabarca, all well worth some photos.
Still on the theme of sea and water, another really photogenic spot is the island of Benidorm. You probably know it already, precisely because it has so often been the subject of photographs. So go and see for yourself, and take your own photo as a souvenir. We also recommend the famous Peñón de Ifach, in Calpe. To really appreciate this wonder of nature you need to see it for yourself.
And talking of impressive natural phenomena, we should mention the Cova Tallada, in Jávea. It’s not often you get to photograph a cave like this one. It can by reached on foot or by water in a kayak, which might well give your photos that little extra special touch.
Also don’t forget to visit the famous cliffs and gorges in the area. The Barranco de la Encantada, or the Enchanted Ravine in Planes, is really delightful. Aside from its beauty, it also harbours an ancient legend. It is said that a fairy damsel holds a treasure there, waiting to be found. However she only appears every hundred years. Who knows, she might pose for your photo!
Nature is generous and the Costa Blanca has been blessed with numerous beauty spots, all worth a visit and recording forever. The Granadella Natural Park offers the perfect blend of flora and fauna. And as luck would have it, it is right next door to Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, so whenever you leave your villa or apartment you can find something new to photograph.
If you are going to travel around Alicante, further away from the sea and closer to the sky you will find the Sierra de Bernia. These mountains belong to the Cordilleras Béticas range and the landscapes and views you will be able to photograph there would grace the pages of a glossy magazine.
Finally, we need to tell you about the best places on the Costa Blanca for viewing and photgraphing sunsets. From the city of Alicante, the heights of Santa Bárbara castle are ideal for watching the sun go down. However, there are other places in the province which you’ll also want your camera lens to capture. This is the case of Jávea’s look out points, a set of fifteen natural balconies where you can watch the sun as it sets on the horizon.
Equally striking are the sunsets from the Balcón del Mediterráneo and the Cruz de Benidorm. Another place that is also very close to Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, is Puig de la Llorença. At a height of 445 metres, this vantage point affords incredible views of the evening sun. Have you made your list now? Get your camera and a map and set off on your trip around Alicante province!