Let's face it, Benidorm has a certain reputation. And its (allegedly) sinful past is the reason for the Benidorm Cross, the huge crucifix that overlooks the high rise hotels and the beautiful beaches.
An easy walk inland from the village of La Ermita up to the imposing dam on the Rio Amadorio with beautiful views of the mountains, catching a few curiosities on the way.
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.
In March 1939, Alicante port was full of Republican refugees desperate to escape as Spain's civil war neared its end. Almost 2,000 of them got away thanks to the bravery of a British captain and his crew. This is the remarkable story of the Stanbrook, still remembered nearly eighty years on.
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.
Ronda has the most famous bridge in Spain, the spectacular Puente Nuevo. And there's plenty more to see in this beautiful Andalucian town.
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.
Great castle, nice beach, shopping, museums, nightlife; Alicante is the centre of the Costa Blanca. Here's my pick of the top things to do.
Museum visits are generally for rainy days. Problem is, there aren’t that many rainy days on the Costa Blanca. So visiting the archaeology museum in Alicante (MARQ) generally means sacrificing some sunshine. But it is worth it.