For the fishermen villages of Costa Blanca
The Alicante coast recreate the perfect symbiosis between history and beach tourism. The Alicante coast from Denia to Pilar de Horadada has become in recent years a major tourist attraction. Dubbed the area like the Costa Blanca, its beaches, coves and cliffs delight all visitors.
Denia To the north of the province Denia is. Its origin dates back to Roman times, when the city was dedicated to the goddess Diana. The City Council keeps in its façade two memorial tablets from the ancient Roman temple. Since then he lived times of splendor thanks to its port and today continues wrapping traveler in narrow streets and suggestive marine atmosphere. Their houses are typical of a plant, white and red tile, with the traditional porch of the region known as riu-rau. The Muslim past evidenced by its castle as well as the annual celebration of the festival of Moors and Christians, common in the region. Another summer festival is the Bous a la mar (bulls to the sea), declared of National Tourist Interest. It is interesting to see the Church of the Assumption with Renaissance and Baroque altarpieces, as well as the popular neighborhood of fishermen, which includes one of the best environments in the city. Its natural environment is made up of large beaches of fine sand north and south rocky and rugged landscape and the natural park Montgó.
Jávea also ideal for enjoying the sun and water sports, Jávea is installed between the capes of San Antonio and Nao. Beyond its clear waters, its old town has much to offer, two kilometers from the coast on a plain at the foot of the Montgó massif. In its day the city grew around the fortress of San Bartolomé, the heart of the village church. This monument of Elizabethan Gothic protected the village from the attacks of pirates. To learn more about this fascinating history, is the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum. Not to forget the beautiful examples of local architecture, which can be seen in the bars of the houses or the lintels of rough stone, or go through the port area to approach the church of Our Lady of Loreto, which emulates the shape of the keel of a boat.
Altea also protected by the mountains is Altea with its beautiful image of white houses crowned by the blue dome of the church dedicated to the Virgen del Consuelo. Not in vain from the square above the village extraordinary views of the whole region are obtained. From here we proceed to a dizzying descent through cobbled streets adorned with gazebos and arbors. In this town highlights the artists’ studios, craft stores and terraces. And in the lower area you are the, the neighborhood of fishermen and port, still with an intense fishing activity shopping street. And of course its six kilometers of beach bordered by the promenade, rounding a magical and peaceful proposal.