Alicante's wines haven't always grabbed the attention; the Rioja and Ribera del Duero get all the glory. But there are some real gems here on the Costa Blanca. Here are a few we've tried.
Spain has a great regional tradition for cold meats . Every part of the country seems to have its own speciality. Here's a guide.
Almond blossom is one of the springtime sights on the Costa Blanca. But its future is threatened by a pest attacking the almond trees. And so far, there's no cure.
Alicante has a wine secret. It's called fondillón and it's probably the most famous wine you've never heard of. Here's the story of how fondillón was brought back from the brink of extinction.
To say Villajoyosa is famous for chocolate is a bit of an understatement. Not many places can boast three working chocolate factories. Go on a visit and sample the product!
How to find your way round a meat menu in Spain. What to order, the different cuts of meat and styles of cooking. Everything from the most expensive steak to pigs trotters!
There's a bewildering variety of fish on offer in Spanish restaurants. So which do you go for? Here's a handy translation guide to the fish or seafood you'll find on Costa Blanca menus, or at the pescaderia in the supermarket.
Paella may be the most famous dish on a Spanish menu. But the Comunidad Valenciana is its real home. Here's how to choose the best rice dishes from the rich variety on offer.
Feeling hungry or thirsty in Villajoyosa? Here are a few recommendations for the best places to eat and drink in La Vila.
Every weekday afternoon Villajoyosa’s fishing fleet heads into port with the catch of the day. Watch the trawlers being unloaded and see how the fish is auctioned off - it's a surprisingly hi-tech operation,