things to do in Costa Blanca

MERMAID DIVING CENTRE - Moraira. Scuba Diving centre, near Moraira's main beach. Offering diving lessons and courses for all levels. Equipment and an extensive shop. Tel: 965 744 150

SCUBA MORAIRA - PADI 5 Star Dive Centre in Moraira offering daily boat dives, night and cavern dives. Try dives. All PADI courses available. Well stocked shop with all the latest scuba diving, swimming and snorkelling equipment. Tel 96 649 2006

LES BASETES - Great day out for all the family! Water sports centre - Scuba Diving Centre - based at Club Nautico, out of Moraira along the Calpe road. Rent a kayak, wind surf, hire a boat trip, enjoy a swim in the clear blue waters, and dine at Restaurant Timon. All in one place! Daily dives for beginners to advanced, try dives, and so much more.

COAST MOUNTAIN KAYAK. The Costa Blanca’s kayak & stand up paddle specialists. We run daily kayak excursions in Javea, Moraira, Denia & Calpe, provide kayak & stand up paddle equipment rentals from our beach front store in Moraira.

AQUALANDIA WATER PARK - Benidorm. A fantastic water adventure park, with many different water slides and chutes. Try the Kamikaze, if you dare! Take a dip in the big wave pool, relax under the waterfalls, or try the newest attraction, the Black hole! A lovely fun way to cool down on a hot summers day.

MUNDOMAR MARINE PARK - Benidorm. This park has something for everyone, a great day out for all the family. Flamingos, Turtles, Sea Lions, Seals, Penguins, Parrots, Bat Cave and much more. The main attraction being the fantastic dolphin shows, not to be missed!

MUNDO MARINO - Boat trips, excursions, the fantastic "Glass bottom boat", see the world beneath the sea! Fancy a day at sea? Want to discover some little hidden bays? How about a mini cruise?

CASINO MEDITERRANEO Alicante. Fancy a little flutter? Slot machines, Roulette, Blackjack to name but a few! There is also a good restaurant offering fine cuisine, on Friday & Saturday evenings International buffet and entertainment - variety shows.

L'OCEANOGRAFIC (Arts & Science - Valencia) contains the largest aquarium in all of Europe and has 45,000 animals of 500 different species including fish, birds, reptiles, sharks, dolphins, whales, sea lions and many, many more There are nine underwater towers including an underwater restaurant! Each tower is structured in two levels and represents the major ecosystems of the planet. L'oceanografic is set in a large complex where you can also find the Science museum, Cinema / Laserium, Opera house and more.

TERRA MITICA PARK - Benidorm. Terra Mitica Park is a great day out for thrill seeking families. The park offers over 80 shows a day and has 30 fun rides. Walk through the five themed areas of the park; Rome, Greece, Egypt, Iberia, and The Islands. For the daring among you, ride the "Magnus Colossus" Europe’s longest wooden roller coaster. The park is packed with thrills and excitement for all ages.

TERRA NATURA - Benidorm. Four themed areas and a water park. 1.500 animals from 200 different species, 50 of which are endangered. 2.500 trees, bushes and covering plants from over 160 species typical of the park's different regions. Restaurants, Gift shops, culture, shows and folklore. Tel: 902 522 333

JEEP SAFARI 4X4 A full day of adventure and fun driving through the Costa Blanca’s beautiful rough and green countryside. Self drive or we drive you! Also offering paintball war, hiking days out, bike rides, and much more!

THE FUENTES DEL ALGAR

The Waterfalls of Algar are spectacular, and well worth a trip to see them. Set in a natural beauty spot among big mountains, 45 mins from Moraira on the road to Callosa from Taberna. There are many different walks you can do here, most taking you along paths that run beside the beautiful river as it comes tumbling down the mountains. Swim in the crystal clear rock pools and splash about under the waterfalls!

VERGEL SAFARI PARK Lying northwards just beyond Ondara, about 1/2 hour’s drive from Moraira is the famous, and great fun Vergel Safari Park. There are lions, tigers, leopards and wolves roaming free in the park, you drive through in your car which allows the lions and tigers to come right up to you!! There is also an area with domestic animals, pigs, ponies and goats. There are go-carts, mini trains and children's play areas - a really great family day out.

CALPE ADVENTURE - Ready for war? Paintball in Calpe. Pit your wits against your friends! Also Quad excursions, Jet ski tours, Scooter hire, Bike rentals.

CAVES - Cuevas del Canelobre - Situated about 24kms northeast of Alicante, near Busot the “Cuevas Del Canelobre” are well worth a visit. The huge chamber is open daily for visits, and at times is used for concerts and Folk Festivals. The “Cova De Les Calaveres” (Skull Cave) is situated near the village of Benidolieg, inland from Denia, about 40 minutes drive from Calpe. Opened in the Sixties as a tourist attraction, it has a large car park, tourist shop and Café.

GOLF COURSE MORAIRA - IFACH GOLF CLUB Welcomes locals and visitors. Nine holes and a clubhouse with the best views on the Costa.

AV KARTING - KART CENTER - Moraira. The best place and the best way to enjoy speed and races. Have you ever felt speed at ground level? This is your time! We have karts for all ages. You only have to choose one of our four categories of karts and get prepared to let the adrenalin get going in an unbeatable location.

PARAGLIDING: Tandem flights - Fly with the birds! Do you have a head for heights? Stunning views of the Costablanca from way up high!

Beaches & hidden bays close to Moraira

CUMBRE DEL SOL This is a nice place for an afternoon out. It's only 5 min's out of Moraira on the Benitachell Rd, turning right at Rusty's bar. There are several walking routes, all with viewpoints for some impressive views. There are beautiful hidden bays along the coastline, most of which you can walk down to.

Playa del Portet - A small cove with a sandy beach, crystal clear waters and a few restaurants near by, only 5 min's from Moraira town.

Playa de l'Ampolla - situated by the castle (Moraira) with a gentle shelving sandy beach. Bars and cafes all close by.

Platgetes - A small sandy beach with rocks, which make this beach ideal for snorkeling. There are many bars near by.

Cala Punta Estrella - A very small rocky cove, reached by a very steep stairway cut into the cliffs. Rocky shelves everywhere, making it ideal for snorkeling. Little steps drop down into the clear blue sea. No amenities.

HIDDEN COVES can be found along the coast road, heading towards Calpe. This makes for a lovely afternoon drive, to find all the little hidden bays!

Some nearby Beaches and Coves;

Playa L'Andrago - This is a small pretty cove, with no sand; The Algas bar / restaurant is close by where you can get snacks and drinks.

Cala Baladrar - Beautiful little bay, no sand, rocky. Small bar offering drinks and snacks. BBQ's in the evenings. (Summer months)

Cala Advocat - Pretty cove with good parking. Small refreshment bar near a very small sandy beach. Rock cliffs and good views of the Calpe rock.

Cala Pinets - Beautiful small rocky cove. No amenities.

Cala Fustera - Sandy bay, good for swimming. Bars and a restaurant.

MARKETS

Moraira's market is held in the big car park in Moraira town, it starts early on Friday mornings. Calpe's market is on a Saturday morning.

Other local Markets:

Monday - Denia, Tuesday - Altea, Wednesday - Teulada, Wednesday - Rastro Calpe, Wednesday - Jalon, Thursday - Javea, Friday - Moraira, Saturday - Calpe. Saturday - Rastro Jalon, Sunday - Rastro Pego.

For those who enjoy browsing round markets and second hand stalls, the flea markets at Jalon and Pedreguer are well worth a visit. On Saturday mornings the peaceful little town of Jalon, surrounded on all sides by beautiful mountains hosts it’s weekly market and car boot sale in the dry river bed alongside the town. The largest of these is held on Sunday mornings at Pedreguer, just off the N332, about 20 minutes drive from Moraira. On Saturday mornings the peaceful little town of Jalon, surrounded on all sides by beautiful mountains hosts it’s weekly market and car boot sale in the dry river bed alongside the town. All of these are excellent places to visit for those of you who enjoy bargain hunting!

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