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Holidays

Costa Blanca & Valencia

The Costa Blanca brings to mind images of idyllic beaches and coves in the Region of Valencia. However, the Costa Blanca also offers many other attractions that provide a careful blend of modernity and tradition. Alicante, Dénia, Altea, Calpe, Xàbia andTorrevieja are all coastal destinations with an ideal climate for practising water sports. Further inland, nestled among beautiful landscapes, towns such as Elche, Orihuela, Guadalest and Alcoi offer a rich artistic and cultural heritage. Discover the popular fiestas and celebrations, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, art, modernity and countless activities and events.

  • Casa del Mundo, Costa Blanca

    Recommended by Quirky Accom

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    Experience glamping in the beautiful inland of the Costa Blanca only 25 km from Alicante. As the name implies, when you are a guest at the Casa del Mundo, you will feel that you are on a journey around the world. Various types of accommodation have been brought together from all corners of the world.  Imagine sleeping in a traditional wooden gypsy caravan, an Indonesian gazebo or an African safari lodge.
    The European gypsy caravans are tastefully decorated and have a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Beautiful wooden craftmanship together with typical coloured glass skylights.  From the platforms at either end you can admire the views.
    The Balinese rice barn also has a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.  The African Safari Lodges are 54 square metre large tents with two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a covered terrace.
    All these accommodations, within 20,000 square metre rural land, are situated near the finca and its facilities.  The area is covered with numerous plants and fruit trees giving the option of privacy or of joining with others. 
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    Varied accommodation options - from gypsy caravans to a Balinese rice barn - are set around a pool and restaurant in near the Costa Blanca.

  • Day Trips for Kids in the Costa Blanca

    There are so many activities for kids in the Costa Blanca, both inland and on the coast. Here we have divided your recommendations into the four sections of Benidorm, Torrevieja, Alicante & Javea

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  • Family-friendly holidays in Torrevieja

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    The town of Torrevieja, in the Costa Blanca has a population of around 90,000. There is a strong contingent of British, Germans and Scandinavians who live here all year round (Torrevieja has the largest number of British residents of all the Spanish municipalities). Torrevieja is famous for its beautiful beaches, lively social scene and fantastic shops.

    Here we have listed recommendations by our members were to stay in Torrevieja. If you want tips on shops, restaurants and playareas, please visit our Torrevieja section. We are constantly adding to all our sections and if you have been to Javea on holiday we would love to hear your recommendations and comments.

    *Family Holidays with the Kids in Torrevieja*

    Child-Friendly Accomodation in and around Torrevieja
    Family Friendly Hotels in Torrevieja
     

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  • Family-friendly holidays in Alicante

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    Alicante is the second largest Valencian city and the eigth largest metropolitan area of Spain with a population of near on quarter of a million. Alicante is one of the fastest-growing cities in Spain with an economy largely based on tourism and construction

    Here we have listed recommendations by our members were to stay in Alicante. If you want tips on shops, restaurants and playareas, please visit our Alicante section. We are constantly adding to all our sections and if you have been to Alicante on holiday we would love to hear your recommendations and comments.


    *Family Holiday in Alicante with the Kids*

    Family Family Friendly Hotels in Alicante
    Child Friendly Accomodation in Alicante

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  • Family-friendly holidays in Benidorm

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    Before the dawn of Spanish tourism, Benidorm was a small Valencian village near Alicante. Today it is famous world over for its hotels, beaches, night life and unique skyline. With a permanent population of approx 70,000 inhabitants, this increases to over 500,000 in peak season. Benidorm is particularly popular with the Brits with a number of British pubs, shops and restaurants.

    Here we have listed recommendations by our members were to stay in Benidorm. If you want tips on shops, restaurants and playareas, please visit our Benidorm section. We are constantly adding to all our sections and if you have been to Benidorm on holiday we would love to hear your  recommendations and comments.


    *Family Holidays in Benidorm with the Kids*

    Child-Friendly Accomodation in Benidorm
    Hotels with Children´s Play Area , Children´s Swimming Pools and Kids Clubs.

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  • Family-friendly holidays in Javea

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    Since the 1970s Jávea / Xàbia has become a popular place for affluent northern European expats and it is estimated that approx. 12,000 British people now live in the area. Javea is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Spain  with plenty to offer visitors such as a picturesque old town with gothic buildings, port and sandy beaches.

    Here we have listed recommendations by our members were to stay in Javea. If you want tips on shops, restaurants and playareas, please visit our Javea section. We are constantly adding to all our sections and if you have been to Javea on holiday we would love to hear your recommendations and comments.

    Family Friendly Hotels in Javea
    Child Friendly Accomodation, Hotels, Apartments and Campsites in Javea
     

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  • Family-friendly holidays in Valencia

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    Valencia has recently been put on the world map after hosting hte 2007 and 2010 Americas Cup. This fact, along with the construction of the "City of Arts and Science" [by renowned architect and Valencian Santiago Calatrava have transformed the City. Massive construction  over the last 10 years have turned a once little-considered medium city into a more interesting travel destination.
    Despite being on the Mediterranean Sea, even residents say that "Valencia has always lived with its back to the sea", meaning that the spirit and the core of the city is not necessarily integrated with its beach. The city center and the most visited neighborhoods are not particularly close to the beach.
    Valencia was founded by the Romans and was held by the Moors from the 8th to the 13th century (with a short interruption by El Cid). In 1609, the Moors who had converted to Catholicism were expelled from the city. During the Spanish civil war in the 1930s, Valencia was the capital of the Republic, which eventually lost to Francos forces. Franco then prohibited the use of the Valencian language.

    Valencia has around a million inhabitants, predominantly from the city itself of from the close-lying villages and towns. There is also a large number of Spaniards from other parts of Spain.
    Valencia also has a fair amount foreigners, attracted by (in the good times) a booming economy and available employment. The largest group is Latin American, Africa and China.
    European and North American ex-pats are present too, although not in huge numbers. Valencia is not like places along Costa Blanca or costa del Sol where ex-pats are numerious.

    **We are currently developing this section on family holidays in Valencia. If you have visited the region and would like to recommend a hotel, villa or campsite, then please do let us know**

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