When it comes to dreamy summer destinations, the province of Alicante in Spain is hard to beat.

Located on the stunning Costa Blanca, this Mediterranean gem is blessed with breathtaking beaches and salt water lakes that entice sun-seekers from around the globe. Whether you're craving an idyllic family getaway, a romantic retreat, or a thrilling water sports adventure, Alicante offers something for everyone.

In this blog, we'll take you on a tour of the most captivating nearby beaches and salt water lakes in the province, ensuring you make the most of your upcoming vacation.

Playa La Roqueta

We begin our journey with the enchanting beauty of Playa La Roqueta, a peaceful retreat away from the bustling crowds. This secluded beach is nestled between rocky cliffs, creating a sense of privacy and tranquility. Its location, only 10 min from our Penthouse Apartment, provides a serene and laid-back atmosphere, allowing you to unwind and enjoy the soothing sounds of the waves crashing against the shore.

The beach is characterized by its golden sand, which is softer and finer compared to other beaches in the area. While Playa La Roqueta may be tranquil, it also offers opportunities for adventure and excitement. The clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea are perfect for snorkeling, allowing you to explore the vibrant marine life that thrives in the area.

If you're feeling more adventurous, kayaking and paddleboarding are popular activities, allowing you to navigate the calm waters and discover hidden coves. Additionally, the surrounding cliffs provide excellent opportunities for rock climbing or hiking, offering breathtaking views of the coastline.

Playa Centre

Situated 11 min from Casa Marietha in the heart of Alicante, Playa Centre offers a unique blend of relaxation, entertainment, and convenient amenities. Stretching for approximately 500 meters, the beach offers ample space for sunbathing, picnicking, or enjoying a leisurely stroll along the shoreline. Join us as and discover why it's a must-visit beach for locals and tourists alike.

Nestled along Alicante's iconic Esplanade de España, Playa Centre enjoys a prime location that is easily accessible for both residents and visitors. Its central position makes it a convenient destination for those exploring the city, as it is within walking distance from numerous shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Additionally, Playa Centre benefits from excellent transport links, with bus stops and a tram station nearby, ensuring easy access.

The calm and inviting waters are ideal for swimming, while the gentle sea breeze creates perfect conditions for activities like windsurfing and sailing. Pack your beach essentials, embrace the energy of the beach, and let Playa Centre envelop you in its vibrant coastal allure.

Playa Moncayo

Located near Guardamar del Segura, Playa Moncayo stands out in the lush pine forests of Guardamar del Segura, creating a picturesque and secluded environment. Whether you're arriving by car, bus, or bike, Playa Moncayo welcomes you with open arms.

The beach (approximately 2.5 kilometers) and crystal-clear waters, are inviting and providing ample space for sunbathing, picnicking, or playing beach games. The gentle lapping of the waves and the soft sea breeze create a sense of tranquility that is sure to soothe your soul.

Playa Moncayo is a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Birdwatchers will be delighted to spot various bird species, including herons, flamingos, and seagulls, among others. The beach also has volleyball nets and designated areas for beach soccer, allowing you to engage in friendly games and enjoy active pursuits just 11 min from your Penthouse Apartment.

La Mata Beach

La Mata Beach is located in the town of Torrevieja, just a short 14 min drive from Casa Marietha. The beach's untouched and unspoiled environment creates a sense of serenity and harmony with its fine golden sand that stretches for more than 2 kilometers.

Unlike some of the more crowded beaches in the region, La Mata Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and laid-back ambiance, that makes it an ideal destination for all ages. Enjoy quality time together, build sandcastles, play beach games, or take leisurely walks along the shoreline. With its shallow azure waters  and gentle slope, La Mata Beach is also a safe and inviting option for children.

Showers, toilets, and changing facilities are conveniently available, allowing visitors to freshen up after a day of sun and sand. Additionally, the beach features accessible pathways and ramps, making it inclusive and welcoming to all visitors. Nearby, you'll find a variety of beachfront cafes, bars, and restaurants, offering a range of dining options to satisfy your cravings.

Playa El Rebollo

Far away from the city's noise and crowds lies Playa El Rebollo, renowned for its tranquility, unspoiled natural surroundings, and stunning dunes: a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The beach's location within a protected natural park further enhances its serene ambiance, allowing visitors to connect with nature and enjoy a peaceful escape from the urban lifestyle. The beach stretches for approximately three kilometers and its untouched natural beauty, sets it apart from many other beach in the area.

However, what truly distinguishes Playa El Rebollo are its impressive sand dunes, which form an intricate ecosystem that supports plant and animal species providing a habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna. Explore the area's unique ecosystem, observe a diverse array of migratory birds and swim in the breathtaking surroundings located just 15 min away from Casa Marietha.

Laguna de la Mata-Torrevieja

Alicante's saltwater lakes, known as "salinas" in Spanish, are a network of interconnected lagoons characterized by their high salt concentration. These saline ecosystems are the result of a delicate balance between the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding land. The saline lagoons not only provide a unique and picturesque landscape but also play a crucial role in maintaining the region's biodiversity and supporting various flora and fauna species.

One of the most prominent saltwater lake areas in Alicante is the Laguna de la Mata-Torrevieja, located in the Natural Park, only 11 min from your Penthouse Apartment. This expansive protected area encompasses two main lagoons, Laguna de la Mata and Laguna de Torrevieja, along with their surrounding wetlands and salt flats.

The lagoon's high salt concentration creates ideal conditions for traditional salt extraction. As the sun evaporates the water, it leaves behind crystallized salt that is harvested and processed. The result is the famous pink salt of Torrevieja, prized for its unique color and flavor. The saltwater lake provides an enchanting destination that leaves a lasting impression.

Embalse de la Pedrera

Embalse de la Pedrera, also known as El Hondo Natural Park; is located approximately 21 min from Casa Marietha. While it is not a saltwater lake, it is a wetland area with both saltwater and freshwater lagoons. This man-made reservoir, surrounded by rolling hills and lush vegetation, stands for a myriad of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

The reservoir is also a popular spot for fishing, birdwatching, hiking, boating and sailing, allowing visitors to explore its scenic shores. A Photographer's Paradise: Whether you're a professional photographer or simply enjoy capturing stunning moments, this hidden oasis will surely inspire your creativity.

Salinas de Santa Pola

We end this blog with exploring the natural salt flats of Santa Pola, uncovering the natural wonders, traditional salt production methods, and the rich biodiversity.

The traditional methods used in these salt flats have been passed down through generations, preserving a centuries-old tradition. Explore the trails, witness the flamingo colony, and learn about the historical significance of the salt flats. From the observation points, you can admire panoramic views of the salt flats and observe the diverse birdlife that calls this place home, situated 27 min from your Penthouse Apartment, Casa Marietha.

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