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Monday, February 21, 2011

Scenic Up The Coast To Benidorm


Torrevieja Spain is probably the most celebrated summer holiday destination in the Spanish Alicante. It lies about 50k south of the city of Alicante. The best way to reach this unique vacation city is to drive up the Costa Blanca. Torrevieja and the town of Pilar de la Horadada are in the southern tip, the last towns before you head into the province of Murcia. You should compare the terrific flight specials and other holiday combinations across the airline world with the rest of Europe. There is often deep discounted airfare from the UK.

The Alicante called the Altet airport is where you will land as your holiday plans begin. Once on the ground it should only take about half an hour at the most to arrive safely at your hotel. Did you rent a car? Drive the highway N-332 heading south. You'll also appreciate that Torrevieja is connected with Alicante by buses. This service will also connect with Elche, as well as other towns and cities. Some full service hotels will also conveniently meet you at the airports. Taxis are always available for those on a tight schedule. As your drive to your destination, you relax while viewing the lovely scenery.

While in Torrevieja plan to visit the Natural Park such as the lagoons of La Mata. These are composed of working salt lakes that are among the most important in Europe as well as local wetlands of particular interest to local botanical value. Did you know that the local salt swamps export salt across Europe? The locals will tell you that local out-door salt baths help those afflicted with conditions such as Arthritis.
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But, the best part of this excursion is when the sun reflects in these salt mountains. Alongside the naturalists and scientific information, you will be marvelled at the sheer beauty. There are more than a hundred species of birds living beside other amphibians and reptiles in a natural park which is composed if two lagoons separated by a firm sand bar. The vegetation around the lagoons is indigenous to the salinity of the ground and how humankind uses the land.

Birds are the most interesting attraction within the park. Birds like the stone curlew as well as the wintertime attraction of diving birds. The park has an important nucleus of eagles, storks, and avocets. You'll have much to do while visiting this resort town.
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Among the nightlife in town, you find the historic tower from which the city got its name. It's easy and fun to take a day excursion up the Costa Blanca to visit Santa Pola on the outskirts of Alicante. If you have an economical rental car, you enjoy the drive up the coast to Benidorm and its fascinating theme parks. Further along the Mediterranean coastline you drive to such little towns as Altea and Javea.
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