Discover the Costa Blanca’s nautical side

Discover the Costa Blanca’s nautical side

There are around 250 kilometres of coastline joining the Mediterranean Sea to the land in what is known to us all as the Costa Blanca. A unique location, famous for the hours of sunshine enjoyed all year round. And in this unique setting you will find  Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, a place that, aside from the waves lapping its shores, is surrounded by towns with a wealth of cultural, historic, and gastronomic charms, with plenty of leisure activities as well. The fact is that, in summer, the sea features prominently when it comes to making plans with friends and family.  We suggest a few options here to get you started!

And right there in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol you have so many water sports on offer that you won’t want to be out of the sea all summer. We are talking about Dreamsea Mediterranean Camp, a place to discover and develop new passions. Have you ever heard of Stand up paddle? This activity lets you paddle off on a surfboard to discover some delightful little Costa Blanca hideaways.

More traditional pastimes include kayaking or snorkelling, activities that Dreamsea Mediterranean Camp also provides, designed to make your summer with us full of new experiences and comforts. We also offer Glamping services. Does that ring a bell? It is a combination of “glamorous and campingSo you can enjoy the very best of nature without sacrificing comfort!

But as we mentioned, aside from Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, there are plenty more water sports to enjoy! The fact is that if you have always been a fan of films with a seagoing setting, at Moraira some great adventures await. The port has a long list of options for boat rentals and you can choose the one that best suits your style, and spend a lovely day at sea. Plan your route and then pay a visit to this Alicante port. You won’t be disappointed!

If you are more of an adrenaline junkie, there is one activity that will definitely ensure that the freedom of the sea gets right under your skin. Riding the waves has never been easier than with a jet ski. And just a few steps away from Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol you have the best scenario for a trip out to sea. Both Denia and Jávea have an enormous range of options for practising this aquatic sport.  One way of discovering the Mediterranean Sea at top speed!

And under the waves you can dive into the sea depths, with the sea bed unquestionably one of the main tourist attractions on the Costa Blanca. In Javea, scuba diving is their daily bread. Because the subterranean waters here are unique throughout Spain. Why should that be? We would like you to discover that for yourself when you dive down to explore the flora and fauna of the seabed.

High on the list of places for scuba diving on the Costa Blance is the famous Cova dels Arcs. This cave has galleries and passageways along with a subterranean river which can be explored by more experienced divers. Apparently, this cave was submerged some 6,000 years ago when the sea level rose. It is a real historical treasure and an amazingly beautiful discovery for lovers of scuba diving.

As you can see, Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol has infinite number of leisure activities for you to enjoy. But we know that the sea and the water is the biggest attraction in summer and so we hope that we have helped with this round up of activities and places for you to discover in the Costa Blanca where water, and more water! is never in short supply!

Escape To Tabarca Island

Escape To Tabarca Island

Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, ideally located on the Spanish Costa Blanca between Valencia and Alicante, gives you the opportunity to enjoy the best beaches and endless activities with your family. A few kilometers from your home you’ll find a true paradise: Tabarca, the only inhabited island that’s a part of the Valencian community and where you mustn’t forget to bring your snorkelling equipment.

A visit to Tabarca is practically obligatory and you can discover it in just one day as a small island that’s 1,800 metres long and barely 400 meters wide. Are you wondering how to get there? The best way to get to Tabarca is from the Santa Pola port, just over 8 km away, so it will only take about 15 minutes to get there. However, if you prefer not to go so far by car, you can enjoy a longer crossing and board in Benidorm which will take an 1:15 minutes.

Once on the island, we recommend you take advantage of the morning to discover all its attractions. Head east, towards the Campo area where you can visit the Torreón de San José (an old prison), the lighthouse and a small cemetery from where you can see the islet of La Nao. This part of the island is protected, so you will be able to admire many birds, although you won’t be able to stay to sunbathe on these beaches. However, in this area you can find the best diving circuits, so we recommend that you dive in and discover the caves and native marine species.

After having explored all of this, you’ve probably worked up an appetite, and you’ll be able to choose from over 10 restaurants scattered throughout the island that serve rice and fish, the typical dish being the caldero tabarquino.

Before immersing yourself in the crystal clear waters, you can walk through the streets of the fishing village and visit the fortified wall, declared a Historic-Artistic Site and a Site of Cultural Interest in 1964, to contemplate the island and the Mediterranean. You will also find the churches of San Pedro and San Pablo, built in 1759 and 1770 (currently closed to the public for restoration work) and the New Tabarca Museum in the Almadraba building, an old warehouse used for tuna fishing.

There is no doubt that the greatest attraction of the island is its crystalline waters and dreamy coves. The whole coast offers beaches that you can get to without difficulty and choose as a starting point for your snorkeling circuit. The Cova del Llop Marí, near the town centre, is only accessible from the water and is a real haven for marine species. If Tabarca has known how to protect its seabeds, it’s because its waters are a Mediterranean Marine Reserve.

Don’t hesitate! Book your boat ticket, get your snorkeling gear ready and set sail to Tabarca for an incredible experience. The island has a couple of hotels so you can stay more than one day. And what’s more, they say that the island transforms at night and reveals its true charms.

This is just one of the many activities you can do near your home on the Costa Blanca. Be sure to check out our blog and follow our social networks for all our recommendations.

Activities on the Benissa coast

Activities on the Benissa coast

Kayak, day and evening outings during the month of August in Benissa

Kayak, day and evening outings during the month of August in Benissa

Benissa and Vall del Pop have prepared a full program of active vacations with activities for all tastes: guided snorkelling tours, kayak, catamaran, boat and snorkel, so that those who are most active can enjoy the sea this summer. We include information on each activity during the month of August.

Guided snorkel tours along the Coast of Benissa, to see the beaches and seabed: Saturday, August 21st La Llobella cove, Sunday 22nd August L’Advocat beach, Saturday August 28th Baladrar Cove, Sunday August 29th Les Bassetes bay. The routes will depart from the Diving Center Les Bassetes at 4pm, for more information phone 965835428.