South Costa Blanca

South Costa Blanca

The South Costa Blanca begins beneath the city of Alicante.
This coast is much drier and flatter than Norther part of the Costa Blanca.
The southern part of the Costa Blanca is flatter and is has the beautiful large sandy beaches.
South Costa Blanca is also well-known for its good golf courses . Most of the best golf courses are situated around Orihuela.

This part of the region of Valencia and a small part of Murcia is much drier with very beautiful sandy beaches. The vegetation consists of palm trees, orange trees and lemon trees. The south Costa Blanca is also more typical “Spanish”.  The coastline of the South Costa Blanca is flat  with salt lakes and even mud lakes.
The touristic regions can be found in Torrevieja, Cabo Roig, Villa Martin , La Zenia, Campoamor. Mil Palmeras. The Spanish tourist can be found in Lo Pogan, Pilar de la Hordada, Santiago de Ribera. All villages nearby the Mar Menor .

Alicante is the gateway for most people who arrive in Alicante airport.
Starting from Alicante airport people take the road to North Costa Blanca  towards Benidorm, Altea, Valencia….. or South towards Orihuela and Torrevieja….or West towards Castilla La Mancha.
The region of Castilla La Mancha ( towards Madrid ) is the region of many old towns and castles.
It is the region of the legend of  Don Quixote from Cervantes. The important cities are Albacete , Ciudad Real , Cuenca, Guadalajara and Toledo.

In the South of Alicante, Santa Pola  is located with endless sandy white beaches.
Santa Pola is an old harbor where you can take the boot to the island of Tabarca.
South to Santa Pola is the first salt lake of Santa Pola , the Salinas de Santa Pola.

Further away there are many coastal resorts. All with nice names like : La Marina , La Escuara, Bonavista , Las Oesqueras , the village of Guardamar del Segura,  Portic Playa , El Moncaio, Portic Medeterani, Pinomar, and nearby Torrevieja La Mata .

 

Map of the South Costa Blanca

Map of the South Costa Blanca

Map of South Costa  Blanca

Inland the south Costa Blanca,  is the town of Elche also called Elx famous for its thousand palm trees and  Dama d’Elx. Dama of Elx of the Lady of Elche is a piece of Iberian sculpture from the 4the century BC with Greece influences.
Nearby there are different golf and country clubs well-known by the expats . The village of Rojales is surrounded by orange and lemon trees . Buts Rojales have very attractive cave houses.
Ciudad Quesada is a modern town built for tourist since the ’70.

Nearby the coast line after the salt lake of Santa Pola, there are two salt lakes nearby Torrevieja : the salt lake  of la Mata and the salt lake of Torrevieja .
One of the salt lakes is blue -green color the other is an impressive pink color.
These salt lakes are a natural park with a rich fauna and flora  but also the storehouse of the winter salt of Western Europe.

Both lakes are very nice locations for walk  or picnic and superb photos !
The are a lots of developments inwards in the area of Torrevieja like Lomas de Don Juan, Los Dolses, Villa Martin, San Miguel de Salinas, Los Montesinos,  Las Calas, Los Balcones.Castillo de Don Juan, …

The area of La Zenia is know for its golf courses. The most famous golf courses in La Zenia are:  the well-known Villamartin Golf Course, the Campoamor Golf Course and Las Ramblas golf Course .

Near the coast line beneath Torrevieja are Punta Prima, Playa Flamenca, Zenia Mar, La Zenia, Cabo Roig , La Regia, Campoamor and Mil Palmeras.

The next town of the South Costa Blanca is the town of Pilar de Horadada with many beautiful beaches popular by the locals .

When you reach Pilar de Horadada in the south Costa Blanca , you are leaving the region of Valencia and are entering the region of Murcia. All the next towns and villages are situated near the Mar Menor , a large inside sea, The first town in Murcian region is San Pedro de Pinitar, Lo Pagan, San Javier , Santagio de la Ribera , Los Alcazares and finally  the coastal strip of the Mar Menor La Manga

The Mar Menor, or Little sea , is a unique area in South Costa Blanca, and have the fortune to have at one side the Mediterranean Sea and at the other side the salt water lake. The Mar Menor is the largest salt lake in Europe.  Over the last hundred years the region of the Mar Menor has become very popular among tourist. One of the most important and oldest attraction are the mud bath of Lo Pagan , because they have a therapeutic value for ages.