Perfect places for diving on the Costa Blanca

Perfect places for diving on the Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca boasts over 200 km of coastline with 170 beaches, many of them with an EU blue flag.  Given these dimensions, the area is considered to be one of the best and most fun coastlines in Spain for divers.

The Costa Blanca, and particularly its northern end, is home to some of the most delightful sandy coves and beaches in the Spanish Levante. With water temperatures averaging 20ºC in summer and 14ºC in winter, snorkelling, diving or any other water sport is practically a requirement here. However, 170 beaches are a lot of beaches, and so, would it help if we told you about some of the best ones?

A classic: La Granadella

Considered to be one of the finest beaches in Spain, Granadella is a magical spot where the sea and the mountains merge to perfection.  Thanks to the peaceful waters and the seabed of gleaming white sand, diving here is a unique experience and ideal for watching marine life.
If you want more, there is another possibility for diving in Jávea in Portixol, known as the most “instagrammable” beach on the Costa Blanca.  What makes it so special? Probably the fact that it forms a bay surrounded by high cliffs.

Diving at the foot of the Peñón de Ifach?

Yes it is possible. We are talking about El Racó, a pebbly little cove with crystal clear waters brimming with sea creatures of every kind, with a perfectly signposted underwater route, and so it is ideal for diving and snorkelling fans.

Los Arcos Cave: emblem of the Costa Blanca

El Poble Nou de Benitachell has one of the best beaches for diving namely, Cala Moraig. This cove harbours some of nature’s wonders among its rocks. Not only that, what makes this place really special is the los Arcos Cave.  One of nature’s most stunning spectacles, it has been produced by the sea eroding the rocks over the years to form a cave with natural stone pillars. It is very popular with snorkellers and it is relatively easy to reach. Other interesting routes for diving in Benitachell can be found in  Cala Llebeig and Cala Testos, and for more information about these beaches check out this link.

For those seeking something completely different, there’s nothing better than spending a few days at the impressive DreamSea Mediterranean Camp, at Cala Moraig, which has attained almost cult status with Mediterranean lovers, for its amazing glamping experience. Nature + Sea + Activities, what more could you ask?

Close to Benitachell, in the municipal district of Benissa, you’ll find cala Pinets. This sheltered yet rather wild little cove has a pebbly shore. It is ideal for switching off while you snorkel or just decide to spend some time communing with the sea.


And there’s more! Altea, Dénia…

As we mentioned at the start of this blog, with over 200 kilometres of coastline there are many (but never too many) beaches. Not all of these are found close by villages and little known spots. In popular towns like Altea you can also find some interesting possibilities for having a good time such as Mascarat beach. Furthermore, in Dénia you will find the clearest most transparent waters of the Costa Blanca at El Fresquito beach, which may not be the best known, but this is precisely where its charm lies.

Now perhaps you have a better idea of how many beaches, coves and caves there are of every kind and for every taste. Make the most of them because there is still a month of summer left and you can enjoy every single one, and then tell us which is your favourite!  Don’t miss out on our coming artícles about other activities and things to do on the Costa Blanca Norte.

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!

A Winter Filled with Activities

A Winter Filled with Activities

The Costa Blanca is recognised for its high quality of life and from VAPF, we offer you luxury apartments and villas ideally located at our Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol so that you can fully enjoy the good weather, the sea and nature.

Winter is the perfect season to enjoy different outdoor activities with lower temperatures and less people than the summer brings. There are activities for all tastes and just a few kilometres from your home. You can stay around Cumbre del Sol and play a game of tennis or paddle, go for a horse ride or even go hiking on one of the many trails to discover the coast or the Granadella Natural Park. If you’ve already soaked up everything that Cumbre del Sol has to offer and you want to live new adventures, you can always explore the regions of Marina Alta, Marina Baixa and l’Alacantí.

Discover the history of these three regions of the province of Alicante by visiting the most symbolic towns. You can start by conquering the tallest mountains in the region, set new challenges by practicing extreme sports or admire the beauty of nature and the sea by following the different trails that pass through some of the natural parks or along the coast.  Living on the Costa Blanca gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy both the mountains and the sea.

In addition, the city of Alicante has started a new campaign to show that water sports can be done year-round. Since the end of October, Alicante’s tourism department has been organising numerous free activities that you can participate in every Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the beaches of Postiguet and San Juan until the last weekend of December. Spots are limited, so you will have to register and wait for confirmation. Finally you can try out sports such as: paddle surfing, SUP yoga, sea kayaking, surfing, bodyboarding and boot camp. On the official Alicante tourist office website you can consult the timetables, activities and registration.

As you can see, there are a lot of activities for you to enjoy alone or with your family in the region where you live, both in summer and in winter. Don’t forget to check out our blog and follow us on Facebook and Instagram so that you are always up to date about VAPF’s developments.

Diving Party in Moraira, in May

Diving Party in Moraira, in May

Diving Party in Moraira

Diving Party in Moraira

After the great success of its last edition, the Diving Party returns to Moraira during the last week of May 2011. It will take place, as usual, in two places: L’Ampolla beach and the Moraira Yacht Club.

During two days, L’Ampolla beach will host:

Discovery scuba diving lessons.
Time: From 10:00 h. Lenght: 15 minutes. Price: € 30.


Fiesta del Mar in Moraira 2011, in April

L'Ampolla beach in Moraira holds sports activities

L'Ampolla beach in Moraira

If you plan to be in Cumbre del Sol in the weekend from 9th to 10th April, we have a good proposal to spend your free time. Only 4 km from the estate, in Moraira, the Fiesta del Mar party will be held during the weekend, at Playa de L’Ampolla beach, next to the castle.

Fiesta del Mar in Moraira is a sea-themed party, with activities such as kayaking, standup paddle —SUP, sailing, beginner’s lessons, competitions, contests, exhibitions, etc.

This is the schedule of activities at Fiesta del Mar in Moraira: