The Costa Blanca South is served by two airports. El Altet which is situated near Alicante city in the Costa Blanca South and, San Javier which is situated on the shores of the Mar Menor in the province of Murcia Costa Calida. Consequently each airport is more commonly known as either Alicante or Murcia airport.
For information on airport transfers, car hire and hotels you can visit www.corveraairporttravel.com
International School Information
There are several International schools along the Costa Blanca with great reputations enabling children to study in many languages as well as both Spanish and English curriculum.
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Whether you are planning to move to the Costa Blanca on a permanent basis or just have a holiday home here it is important you know where the best doctors are for you.
Visit the following page to find a list of International doctors and medical centers here in the Costa Blanca.
Top Golf Courses In Alicante, Spain
The popular Costa Blanca has always been a firm favourite among golfers, especially as much of the very best golf in Spain can be found on the Golf Courses in Alicante which stretches most of the beautiful Costa Blanca. The fact that the Alicante region enjoys average summer temperatures in the 30’s Celsius and more than 300 days of sunshine per year, makes it one of the most visited golfing destinations in the world. Alicante is well known for it’s stunning sandy beaches and the numerous tourist resorts on the Costa Blanca, making it the perfect holiday location for all the family to enjoy. The area known as Orihuela Costa lies in the south of the Alicante region and enjoys a close proximity to several excellent golf courses, some of the best beaches in Spain and 2 international airports, it attracts thousand of holidaymakers each year.
Las Colinas Golf & Country Club – Par 71
Las Colinas Golf & Country Club lies a few kilometres inland and borders the Orihuela Costa. The club was the recent winner of Spain’s Best Golf Course in the World Golf Awards, as well as Spain’s Leading Villa Resort in the World Travel Awards. The course is of competition standard yet also offers players of all levels an enjoyable game with its undulating hills and gentle valleys. The 18 hole course is par 71 and the club offers all amenities including a putting green, driving range and even a golf academy.
Villamartin Golf Club – Par 72
Villamartin Golf Club is less than a 10 minute drive from Las Colinas and had the honour of hosting the 1994 Mediterranean Open, which was won by Jose Maria Olazabal after an exciting play-off with Paul McGinley. Conveniently located next door to the super Villamartin Plaza, Villamartin golf course is a par 72 and unlike many other courses in this part of Spain, none of the holes are equal. Some of the challenges include the many old olive and pine trees, steep ravines and blind bunkers, yet players are compensated with beautiful view over the Mediterranean Sea. The recently renovated club house offers all the usual amenities and a fantastic new restaurant with views over the 18th hole.
Real Club de Golf Campoamor – Par 72
Also just a few kilometres from Las Colinas is the Real Club de Golf Campoamor. Offering views of the coast all the way from the town of Torrevieja to the Mar Menor resort, this is a very pleasant course to play. Designed over 2 connecting valleys, the course is par 72 and has wide fairways surrounded by pine forest and orange trees. Facilities include clubs, trolley and buggy hire as well as golf lessons and a friendly social club. There are talks of building a new club house, restaurant, sports centre and swimming pool.
Las Ramblas Club de Golf – Par 72
Within walking distance from Campoamor is Las Ramblas Club de Golf. The par 72 course has hilly terrain and is extremely varied with fast greens and water hazards, so players can expect to make use of all their clubs. The steep slopes and dense vegetation present quite a challenge but the leafy shade is a welcome relief during the summer months, as are the lovely sea views. The choice of practice areas include chipping, pitching and putting greens as well as a practice bunker and driving range. Clubs and buggies are available for rent and the club house offers a bar and changing rooms.
La Marquesa Golf & Country Club – Par 72
Further afield, near the village of Rojales is La Marquesa Golf & Country Club with a par 72 course over gentle hills, with lakes, protected bunkers and blind holes to test players skills. In the pretty club house players can enjoy the cafe, bar and restaurant as well as facilities such as changing rooms, practice areas, repair shop, pro shop and buggy hire.
The Blue Flag Beaches Of Orihuela Costa
The beautiful beaches of the Orihuela Costa stretch from the popular seaside resort of Punta Prima to the prestigious area of Campoamor. The entire area is connected by a scenic coastal path that offers wonderful views as it winds its way through hidden coves, secluded bays, sand dunes backed by pine forests and lofty cliff tops. For its size, Orihuela Costa has recently been recognised as having the highest number of Blue Flag Award beaches in Alicante. This makes the Orihuela Costa and surrounding areas highly sought after among holidaymakers and those that are in the market to purchase property in Spain. Within walking distance from the beaches there are a host of amenities, shops, bars, restaurants and commercial centres. The beach and marina areas offer a wide range of water sports and there are sports centres and world class golf courses within a 10 minute drive from the coast.
Punta Prima Beach
Punta Prima beach offers visitors a nice mix of sandy bays and rocky coves that are a favourite with snorkelers and fishermen. Walking along this part of the coastal path takes you past 2 extremely popular beach bars, aptly named Sunrise, they entertain a devoted crowd of expat’s and holidaymakers with chilled music, 1,40€ pints of beer and views to die for. Punta Prima borders the outskirts of Torrevieja, and the coastal path continues all the way to the town’s centre where there are a choice of 3 beaches, a pleasant promenade and lovely marina. Closely located to Punta Prima beach are many popular restaurants you can also find the busy urbanisations of Señorio de Punta Prima & Rocio del Mar.
Other Popular Beaches in Orihuela Costa
Continuing south along the path, the gentle walk brings you to the busiest of Orihuela Costa’s beach towns, Playa Flamenca. There are 2 main beaches with golden sand and great facilities such as quaint beach hut bars serving a choice of drinks, cocktails, pizzas, snacks and ice creams. Water sports abound and there are thatched parasols & sun loungers, beach volleyball, rope climbing frames, showers & WC’s. The lovely La Zenia beach enjoys similar facilities, and just a short walk takes you to the famous La Zenia Boulevard, the largest shopping centre in the Alicante province. The Boulevard houses over 150 shops, boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants, many of which provide fantastic ocean views. There are takeaway joints such as Burger King, churros & waffle stands, tasty sushi bars and sweets galore. With excellent adult entertainment, exciting kids rides and water fountains, the Boulevard makes for a great day out. A short drive from the super Bouelvard is Villamartin Plaza where you can find more great bars, restaurants and nightlife.
The popular Cabo Roig strip continues our coastal walk and runs parallel to the N332 dual carriageway, it is home to the most famous bar on the Orihuela Costa. ”Bushwacka Bar” entertains holidaymakers and locals all year round with its cheap drink options and banging music, bringing in hoards of faithful followers. Just behind the strip is the beach area, much loved by midnight Don Juan’s and Scandinavian swimmers. The coastal path sort of peters out as it gets to Campoamor, but the Blue Flag beaches offer an amazing collection of luxury properties and pretty green areas.