From the first time I set foot on the North-Costa Blanca, I was mesmerized. That was six years ago and the fascination has never left me! Not only me, but my wife and three children absolutely adore the region as well. There’s so much to love about it. For one, the climate is ideal. The Costa-Blanca has been identified by WHO as having one of the healthiest climates in the whole world. Just imagine, 300 sunny days of sunshine a year! Now, compare that to the rainy weather in UK, there is mo contest! Never mind the amazing landscape, mountains, and rugged sandy beaches. It’s the ideal region to have a residence or visit.
I’ve enjoyed spectacular holidays in the region thanks to Solivillas.com. For six years, I’ve booked my holidays to Javea, Denia, and Moraira through this company and I’ve never had a problem. Well, I did have a problem once when I booked with a competitor and it was a disaster! Everything from departure scheduling to accommodations were a total wreck! I learned my lesson quickly and have stayed with the company ever since. It’s best not to mess up a good thing, especially when it comes to trusting others expertise when travelling. I like smooth transactions when I travel, especially when travelling with my family.
I guess we are spoiled and we adore having our needs taken care of from beginning to end, especially because we love the region so much. In fact, we are so in love with the region that we are seriously considering making a permanent move there. The decision will be tough because each district is so wonderful. Here are my thoughts on each particular area.
Javea is simply divine. In my view, it’s the most distinctive and enjoyable area with its varied panorama and awe-inspiring Montgo Mountain. I’ve always been interested in the history of the places I visit and Javea is full of times past. The Old Town has the medieval Church of San-Batolémé in the centre of town and the Solar Blasco-Archaeological Museum as well. Strolling through the small Spanish streets tasting the tapas, and experiencing their relaxed viewtowards life is paradise.
Many times my family and I have gone to the Javea Port Beach to watch the native fishermen haul their catch for the day. The port is relaxing with superb local fish restaurants to enjoy around the harbour. In fact, the port is very much like a small village with lots of shops and tip-top restaurants. Then you have the beaches. My favourites are Portixol and Granadella, the scenery is breath-taking. There’s just so much to do that we never get bored!
Moraira is another small stunning coastal town positioned south of Javea. I find the serene and laid back atmosphere refreshing; it has a Mediterranean charm to it. Moraira has plenty of coastlines backed-up by vineyards and mountain. It’s a treat tasting the wines made from the muscatel grapes in the area and wines from the San Vincente-Ferrer wine cellar. The family outings are full of fun too. We go to the main beaches L’Ampolla and Plagetes, and sometimes to the centre where El Portet, the picturesque bay is located. The kids enjoy the go-kart racing, horse riding, and sometimes we hire a boat. Other times we go to the small fairground. Whenever I can take a break, I go and sneak in a few rounds of golf.
Denia is positioned north of Javea. It is right below the north-side of the Montgo-Mountain, which divides Denia and Javea. This district is pretty much a labour town and much bigger than Moraira and Javea. We always venture by the sea when we are in town and take pleasure in the main street filled with shops, good eating, and shady trees. My kids love the 16th century palace right in the centre of town. One thing we must do whenever we visit Denia is go to the town market if we are in the vicinity on a Monday. My wife loves to buy the freshly plucked fruit, healthy vegetables, and other products. We take everything back to our rented apartment and have a feast! The local ferry is nice too; it takes us straight to the Balearic-Islands of Menorca, Mallorca, and Ibiza. Denia is a great working town full of charm and ambience.
Thanks to a wonderful holiday during each visit, my family and me have been able to become very familiar with the region, grown to love it, and will eventually move there, which is something we are all looking forward to!