Here’s Why You Should Visit The Costa Blanca Region
If you are looking for beautiful beaches and a lot of fun, Spain’s Costa Blanca region bordering the Mediterranean Sea is the place for you. This region belongs to the Alicante Province starting with the small town of Denia and reaching to Torrevieja, the last significant town in the province and quite a popular one among tourists.
As its name “Costa Blanca” indicates, this region enjoys a “white coast” of white, beautiful beaches available for residents and tourists to enjoy. Some of the popular holiday spots in the Costa Blanca region which to enjoy these beaches include Javea, Altea, Moraira, Benidorm, Torrevieja and Guardamar.
There is something in each villa considered to be a tourism favorite. Each has that something special that will meet your holiday needs. Javea is located on the east Iberian Peninsula approximately ninety kilometers from Alicante and just slightly over one hundred kilometers from the city of Valencia. Both cities have their own international airports allowing for convenient travel.
Reviewing a map of the Costa Blanca region will show that highway A-7 connects Javea to the rest of Europe using the exit ramps at Ondara (62) and Benissa (63). Javea is beautifully situated near the mountain peak Montgo and is rich in beautiful landscapes, fabulous beaches and a great World Heritage history.
Your visit to Javea would not be complete without experiencing one its most interesting cultural pastimes, bullfighting. During the summer months, there is no need to purchase high-priced tickets to get a great seat in the bullring since the bulls are usually brought into the streets. Those turning eighteen years old make plans for this traditional event. A series of streets are blocked off at each end and a temporary corral is built to enclose the bulls. The idea is for the young men to show how brave they are. Sometimes at night, rag soaked in petrol is tied to the bulls’ horns and it up while the young men, again, show their bravery against the bulls.
In the summer, the most local people go to their country villa near the town centre where they harvest graves. Harvesting grapes is a hard and long process, using part of the muscatel grapes for making raisins. Javea was a great exporter and became known for bringng economical growth to this area. During your visit, be sure to check out the popular markets. The market now includes many products with these Javea harvested grapes and raisins. This would definitely be a great sightseeing trip to include in your holiday.