Parking is available along the length of the beach area and there are also bus and taxi stops. The beach has wheelchair access and is Blue Flag approved with a lifeguard usually present from 1 June to 30 Sept.
The famous Levante sunrise and Poniente Sunset stretch the length of this resort gently shelving into the warn sea. Fine sand and well served by beach bars with watersports and facilities along the entire length. Pedestrianised promenade along the length of the Levante beach. Can become very busy during peak season and parking can be difficult. Both are Blue Flag approved and lifeguards present year around.
This relatively small cove, approximately m, consists of shingle and pebbles. This is a quiet and picturesque bay used by naturists. Cala Blanca Beach has beautiful scenery and an authentic Spanish restaurant. From the distance, you can the boats moored up in the bay by the purple caves. There are a few rock pools to explore and the sea is great for snorkelling.
Cala Grandella is small but full of character. Measuring at about m, this is a cove consisting of shingle, pebbles and rock with clear water.
A lifeguard is present with safety flags indicating swimming conditions. Canoeing is available and sunbeds and parasols are available for hire. Diving and snorkelling are also popular here. Shower and toilet facilities are also present. A bar and restaurant overlook the fantastic view from this bay. Ample parking is available nearby with view points overlooking the bay. Barraca Portitxol is an exceptional rustic cover consisting of shingle, pebbles and rock.
This cove looks out to the beautiful Isle of Portitxol. The beach has the advantage of a shallow bay with the water gradually sloping, making it ideal for paddling or shallow snorkelling. There is a lifeguard present with safety flags indicating swimming conditions. Canoeing is available for the more active, along with view points to enjoy the stunning scenery. Toilet facilities are also available. There are a selection of restaurants behind the beach.
Cala Pope Tango is a wonderfully unique smaller cove. It is rustic with sand and small pebbles, great for exploring. You can enjoy a spot of diving and this cove also has safety flags and buoys to advise of swimming conditions.
There are ample facilities nearby including restaurants and a bar. This is a small cove consisting of shingle and pebbles, with view points and accessible only by foot. Denia has a long stretch of beach from the resort centre northwards towards Olivo. Fine sand and gently shelving, the beach is rarely crowded throughout the year.
Well served by beach bars and shower facilities and parking is available throughout the length of the beach. Denia also has a number of smaller coves and shingle beaches providing a peaceful alternative. Blue Flag approved and lifeguard present 1 June to 30 Sept. El Benissero extends from the Port breakwater along to the Parador hotel.
This is a semi-urban open beach with shingles and rocks, making the water crystal clear. This beach is popular for walking. Here you can hire jet skis or take a perch at one of the chiringuitos.
Windsurfing and canoeing are also available here at El Benissero. If you want to hire a jet ski you'll need photo ID. There is a lifeguard facility here with safety flags for swimming conditions.
Sunbeds and parasols are available to hire and there are also shower facilities. There is also a car park and bus service nearby. A restaurant and bar are also located here. A sandy cove surrounded by high cliffs makes this one of the most picturesque beaches on the coast. The small promenade features a range of shops and some good quality restaurants.
The resort centre is walking distance and offers a wide range of facilities and parking. Granadella Beach is found at the end of a winding lane and has a gravel car park. Lifeguards are on duty during high season. The beach is made up of stones and is popular with the locals, as the water is very clear and there are lots of rocks eith side, making it a lovely cove. There are 2 beach front restaurants available. The pebbly beach runs from the Parador end of the sandy Arenal beach, all the way to the Port.
During the summer months this pebbly beach has some lovely beach bars dotted along the route, a great place for anything from breakfast to sun downers and on into the night.
Most offer wifi, TV, food and of course drinks. Take a dip in the sea, watch the world go by and enjoy some of the amazing fireworks set over the sea in July normally as part of the Moors and Christians Fiesta.
The gently shelving beach of L'Ampolla lies just a short distance from the resort centre. Fine sand and with good childrens facilities with a playpark showers available. There is also a beach bar and plenty of parking which also serves the resort centre. With fine golden sand, it has all kind of services and facilities and in summer nights it becomes an improvised cinema.
It is delimited by a well cared waterfront where restaurants, ice-cream stalls and all kind of shops follow one another. Equipment and services: this beach has special handicapped persons facilities, red cross, playground, sports area, restaurants, camping, lifeguards, beach umbrellas and hammocks, parking, walloways, cleaning service and waste bins. You can just see the 16th century Cap d'Or watchtower used to warn against Barbary pirates.
Benissa's La Fustera beach is a short distance down from the coastal road and is popular with the locals. The La Fustera supermarket open all year is nearby. To the north of Calpe on the winding coastal road towards Moraira are a number of coves and marinas proving clean and safe facilities, well maintained and groomed daily.
Each of the coves has access to one of the commercial centres along the coast road. There is parking at each of the coves and some have small beach bars providing drinks and snacks throughout the day. The coves provide excellent snorkelling and boats can be chartered for Scuba diving. Lifeguards are available during peak season. Bus and taxi stops are also along the beach, enabling easy access. This beach has scenic walks and you can stop at a restaurant there for a bite to eat.
This is a semi urban beach with rocks and shingle. Ministre is located between El Benissero and Arenal. You can see here where the Toscan stone used to be excavated.
For a beach with more facilities, Arenal is a short distance. Moraira beach has everything you need and you can even choose between fine sand, rocks or pebbles! This beach is not over-populated and has a range of excellent facilities, including beach games, restaurants, washing facilties, a watch tower to admire the amazing view and ample parking.
Plenty of parking nearby although in peak season may be busy with locals. Blue Flag approved with lifeguard present 1June to 30Sept. This is a small rustic cove with shingle and rocks. Surrounded by white cliffs and some rock pools, this cove is only accessed by foot. You can enjoy the stunning scenery from the view point on the promenade. Ample parking is nearby. A small cove with good facilities including a bar and restaurant and a small port with fishing boats and boat for fishing charters.
The beach views across to the Penon De Ifach and some of the modern architecture of the resort of Calpe. Parking available. Segon Muntanyar is a semi urban, rough and rocky area of beach that is popular for walking. A restaurant serves this beach and and there are also bus services. There's something about Spain that means that culinary excellence is in its very roots. The country may be a relaxed one, yes, but the flavours and tastes that can be experienced in Spanish cuisine is an exciting adventure, and one that's best experienced in the coastal regions of the country, places such as Costa Blanca.
The close proximity to the ocean of course indicates that there'll be plenty of seafood on the typical Costa Blanca menu, but be sure to expect a healthy dose of meat too, along with great use of seasonal produce and locally sourced herbs, spices and oils.
For incredibly fresh seafood, why not venture down to the harbour and buy directly from the fisherman? The Spanish markets are a must-see for many of the Costa Blanca visitors, and there's an abundance of them to explore. One of the most favoured markets is the one in the town of Moraira, held every Friday morning just behind the town centre.
Here you'll find an abundance of fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables as well as nuts, spices and oils, herbs and dried fruit, along with many non-food items too. A very similar market takes place every Thursday in Javea, too. Be sure to also take a look at the slightly smaller market in Teulada.
It takes place on a Wednesday, and is much more of a local market. Here, you'll find more practical items and excellent quality food for a little less than in Moraira. If you've hired a car and are happy to travel a little further afield for produce, then be sure to check out Denia, Altea and Benissa. All of these host markets that are full of local flavour, but be sure to ask about the specific days and times when you arrive in Costa Blanca.
In Costa Blanca, the food is very traditional; the flavours are strong and the colours are vibrant, and there are most certainly a few dishes that you should try during your time in the resort. You'll find some more foodie tips and the nicest places to try the dishes in Villa Plus Guide to Costa Blanca , but in the meantime, have a look at some of these speciality dishes Paella — Perhaps one of the most iconic dishes of Spain, Paella makes use of everything that the country is great at producing.
Fresh fish, saffron-infused rice and local vegetables make this dish a tasty treat, and seems to taste even better when ordered in a giant pan to share between you and your guests. Cocido con Pelotas — Though a potage, the tasty dish combines little balls made of egg and parsley that appear in the soup both crumbled and fried. Arroz a banda — At its essence, arroz a banda is a simple dish, though it can be paired with extra bits depending on the preference of the chef.
Typically, it is rice that's cooked with dried red peppers to give it a little kick, but is often served up with calamari squid , shrimp, chicken or pork with garlic. You cannot ignore the prevalence of tapas dishes in this region of Spain, either.
Though the above dishes are delectable too, there are few things more exciting in a meal than sharing a few small plates, giving you the option to sample as many bites as possible! This is a growing notion in the UK too, and though tapas dishes feel like they could be difficult to recreate at home, in actual fact they are simple and easy to prepare — perfect to eat with a group of friends and a good bottle of wine.
Here, we have easy versions of two Spanish favourites: Patatas bravas with chorizo, and Paella with squid. Firstly, you'll create the very thick sauce that you'll eventually stir into the potatoes.
To do this, you need to fry the onion, garlic, chilli, paprika and cayenne pepper in the olive oil until browned. Next, add the chopped tomatoes, combine, and leave it to simmer until a nice, thick paste is formed — this will take around 20 minutes.
In the meantime, steam the potatoes for around 10 minutes. In another frying pan, slowly cook the chorizo so that its oils are released. Once the potatoes are steamed, add them to the chorizo pan, and turn the heat up! Once browned, they are ready to serve up with your sauce. To get started, put the olive oil in a frying pan and heat, before adding the chorizo, onion and garlic, allowing to cook until softened.
Then add the turmeric, stirring the pan's contents as you go, before adding the prawns, peas and rice along with a good dose of boiling water, around ml. Keep stirring until everything is combined and cooked through before serving — don't forget those lemon wedges, they make a great visual addition when plating up! French Riviera. Italy Puglia. Portugal Algarve. Our finest villas that offer a little something extra. New to Villa Plus. Destination Villa Name Any Destination.
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Once upon a time, La Carihuela belonged to Torremolinos and was its fishing area. Nowadays, located on its western outskirts, La Carihuela still retains its charm and quaintness with narrow streets, a lovely new pedestrian promenade lined with fabulous fish restaurants and an extensive stretch of sandy beach with beds and umbrellas for hire, pedaloes, windsurfing and bars with showers and toilets.
The Marbesa beach is a long narrow stretch sand popular with local residents. There is no promenade here but the rather quality residential area of Marbesa overlooks it, with plenty of parking. A good choice of restaurants and bars some having sunbeds and umbrellas for hire. Popular with the locals for jogging and walking. Take the Las Chapas exit off the N and head down to the beach. Mijas Costa is the long stretch of coast between Fuengirola and Marbella along which many urbanisations have sprung up on the inland side of the N and pedestrian bridges and under passes have been built to enable access to the many beaches.
The majority of the beaches are sandy but fairly narrow. The urbanisations of Riviera del Sol and Calahonda all have access to reasonable beaches where a beach bar or restaurant is never far away and they will all have toilets and sunbed and umbrella hire. The Nueva Andalucia beach is situated a 15 minute stroll west of Puerto Banus and is sandy and well equipped. Several beach clubs overlook the beach, including the Moosh Moosh at Villamarina and although not a formal promenade, it is an easy walk into Puerto Banus to enjoy the nightlife and shopping.
A good choice of beach restaurants and bars with toilets, showers and sunbed and umbrella hire. Windsurfing and pedalo hire available and jet ski and speed boat hire from the marina itself.
It is also known as Playa de las Dunas-Carib and is a naturist beach. It can be best accessed by the Cabopino exit off the N and turning right into the sand dunes before arriving at the marina.
You will see signs for Andres beach bar. Usual facilities with sunbed and umbrella hire and toilets. Turn off the N coast road and follow signs down to the beach past the old Moorish watchtower. At the bottom there is plenty of parking and access to the beach. The beach boasts a first class restaurant and bar, with pool and gardens and from where you can hire sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach.
Pedalo hire and windsurfing are available. Puerto Banus is the ideal place for an exclusive selection of designer shops, restaurants and nightlife entertainment , together with an incredible display of yachts and pleaseure boats in the Marina.
To the east, towards Marbella town at a distance, the beach is mostly boarded by a relaxing promenade and leads you along the 'Golden Mile' streach of beaches with its array of top grade Hotels, beach bars and beach clubs along the way.
Windsurfing and pedalo hire are available as well as jet ski and speed boat hire, at selected beach areas on this part of the Marbella coastline. Playa Puerto Banus is another very popular beach and without doubt the place to be seen! Protected to the west by the marina jetty, it stretches along to the east and is overlooked by the Marbella Club. If the beach was crowded you might be tempted to spend a day at its beach club and rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
If not, then be prepared for a crowded beach. Lots of bars and restaurants close at hand and the usual facilities. These three popular beaches located together around the Elviria area at Kms , and off the N coast road, all have very good facilities with plenty of restaurants and beach bars and adequate parking. They are all reached down small roads through urbanisations and there is no promenade linking the three.
Needless to say they do get busy during high season, especially at weekends with the locals but with daily cleaning, the beaches are safe and the atmosphere is always good. Access the beach by turning off the N at Sitio de Calahonda and taking the narrow road down with Mcdonalds on the left side. There is a car park and a flight of steps lead down to a fairly narrow beach with a restaurant and bar and sun bed and umbrella hire. Very popular at weekends when parking could become difficult.
Sabinillas is a fairly large coastal town located on the N coast road in between the exits for the inland villages of Casares and Manilva. Not regarded as a holiday resort, the long sandy beaches are popular with the locals and those that know about them with good facilities including bed and umbrella hire.
A real Spanish town with good shopping and a weekly market that is well worth visiting for its beach and typical bars and restaurants serving exquisite fish dishes. No promenade as such but plenty of parking in the little side streets leading down to the beach. San Pedro is an attractive market town with its centre lying around yards from the coast on the N San Pedro beach is one of a series of long clean sandy beaches running from Puerto Banus to Guadalmina.
The promenade and beach areas are attractive with good safe bathing and sports facilities. Sotogrande at the far western end of the Costa del Sol and close to Gibraltar, is a top venue for golf and polo.
It also boasts a fabulous marina with wildlife marshland and is a luxury beach resort. The fine beach club backs on to the wide sandy beach which is safe and clean for bathing and taking the sun. At the beach club there are many water sports and activities available, including pedalos, jet skis, speed boats, windsurfing, childens games and competitions, tennis and golf. Also on site are excellent restaurant and bar facilities.
Torreblanca and the adjoining resort of Los Boliches, both located on the eastern side of Fuengirola were awarded the Blue Flag for their beaches in Wide expanses of sand stretching several miles from Fuengirola along to Carvajal attract holiday makers and locals alike and the facilities are first class.
Plenty of beach bars and restaurants offering wonderful fish dishes and fresh char grilled sardines, sun bed and umbrella hire, toilets and beach showers. Water sports on offers include pedaloes and windsurfing with several locations for 5 a side football.
Well located just off the N at the Torremuelle exit with several beach bars and restaurants close at hand. The sandy beach is not huge but is clean, safe and well equipped with sunbed and umbrella hire, pedaloes, toilets and showers.
Parking on beach side is limited in high season but spaces available on other side of the road, with underpass access. Another popular beach on Benalmadena Costa is at Torrequebrada and access is from the N via the huge building which is the Torrequebarada Hotel and Casino on the beach side.
The beach has a couple of restaurants and bars with toilets and showers and all the usual facilities such as sunbed and umbrella hire, pedaloes and surfing. Parking is a little difficult in high season.
A pleasant promenade overlooks the beach, and houses many popular restaurants and bars that are full to bursting point during the high season months. The beach is clean and safe with excellent facilities including toilets and showers, sunbed and umbrella hire, jet-ski and speed boat hire close by from the marina, pedalos and wind surfing.
Try to park in the Avd. The Costa del Sol is known for many things: Sun, sea and sand are the usual three that holidaymakers are keen to mention, but one thing that they really shout about is the food. The area is known for blending the old and the new when it comes to cuisine, and there is a lot to experience in the more authentic, local restaurants.
If you really want to see the true Costa del Sol, there are few better ways to experience real Spanish culture than with a visit to a local produce market. The area has an abundance of them, though not all of them are food produce specific, and many of the opening times and days vary throughout the seasons — it's always best to check when you arrive so you don't venture out on a wasted journey! For fresh fish and meat, fruit and veg, you will find that most towns will have a local Municipal Market, usually located near the heart of the old town - known locally as the Mercado Municipal.
These local markets are usually only open in the mornings, generally between 9am and 1pm, with stalls displaying a great selection of fresh foods. Each town will also have a specific day for their weekly "Rastro" markets which offer a combination of stalls, ranging from clothing to leather goods with a healthy dose of locally farmed produce too! As with the majority of Spain, in Costa del Sol, be sure to expect a good punch of colour and flavour that has been perfected over hundreds of years.
Whilst some dishes will have some modern touches, many of the region's favourites are old recipes that have been made time and time again — be sure to give something unexpected a try when you visit. Well-seasoned, this dish is refreshing and tasty, and is best served with freshly chopped peppers and onion. Tapas — Costa del Sol is no exception to the Spanish love of tapas.
These small plates are full of different ingredients and different tastes which can be mixed and matched with others to create an exciting dinner atmosphere, or can be great if you just fancy a small plate for a light meal.
You can read more about the tapas dishes that the area is known for in our Guide to Costa del Sol. As an area that fully embraces the Mediterranean location, you can't help but associate the taste of their food with sun and holidays. On a warm summer's evening, just serving up the right kind of food can even make dining in at home into a treat that feels distinctly Spanish, especially if you've got the right recipes to hand. Clams are a large part of the Costa del Sol foodie culture, as is the traditional dessert dish of Churros con chocolate.
This recipe is simple but delicious, relying on high-quality ingredients to achieve that authentic depth and flavour. Place them in a casserole dish or stew pot on a medium heat and stir in the onion, garlic and parsley.
Cook for a minute or two, then sprinkle with flour, salt and pepper and turn the heat up. Once the clams have opened up and softened, the dish is ready to serve straight from the pot. Sprinkle with parsley to serve.
Firstly, mix together the flour and the baking powder in a large bowl. Then, mix through the olive oil and water to form a dough. Once the dough has reached the desired thick but flexible consistency, leave it to rest for around 30 minutes.
After the dough has rested, heat the oil up in a sturdy frying pan and allow it to heat up — the oil should sizzle. Fill a piping bag with your doughy mixture, and slowly pipe in reasonable lengths into the frying pan.
Allow them to cook until golden, covering if necessary to ensure an even cook. For the chocolate dipping sauce, you should melt the two types on chocolate together, and stir to combine. To loosen the chocolate up, add a little of the milk and stir, continuing until you are happy that the churros can be dipped! Serve the churros warm with the chocolate dip on the side, and enjoy! French Riviera.
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