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Hidden Gems of the Costa Blanca

The “White Coast” of Spain is one of the country’s busiest spots in summer, bursting with British holidaymakers who come to catch a few rays. If you’re looking to enjoy the natural reserves and beaches of this region, Alicante is the place to be in June.

Just to whet your appetite for the summer, we’ve featured some of the best natural attractions this region has to offer:

Book a Day Out on Tabarca Island

The smallest inhabited island in Spain, Tabarca, lies just 5 miles from Santa Pola and about 12 miles from the Alicante marina, although visitors can also book boat trips from Benidorm and nearby towns. A protected marine environment, Tabarca’s shoreline is popular among scuba divers and snorkelers, and it’s great for dipping your toes in on a warm day.

Picnic in Laguna de La Mata

Situated near the historic town of Guardamar del Segura, this natural reserve encompasses a salt lake, creating a micro climate that nurtures an array of wildlife. The park is actually one of several natural parks and reserves in the region and one of the few places to view different species, particularly birds. Keen walkers can enjoy numerous walks and trails, and keep an eye out for the majestic flamingos that inhabit these lakes.

Relax on Calblanque’s Hidden Beaches

The Calblanque is just outside of Costa Blanca, but one of the region’s best-kept natural secrets. Situated near the protected region of the Mar Menor (small sea) peninsula, it consists of a selection of unspoilt, wide beaches including the Playa de Calblanque, Playa Larga, Playa Negrete and Playa Parreño. Travelling west to the remoter bays and beaches, watch out for nudists who like to bare all in sunny Alicante!

We hope you’re convinced Costa Blanca is the place to be this summer, and if you’re wondering about the best places to stay, check out Benidorm or Levante, which are fantastic Spanish family destinations.

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