The Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca and Els Poblets
Our holiday homes and apartments are located in Els Poblets, in the northern part of the Costa Blanca, about 6 km north of the famous coastal village of Dénia. Els Poblets is located right in the middle of Valencia and Alicante’s major cities. This makes it easy to get to both airports, which are approximately 100 km away.
The name Costa Blanca on the one hand reflects on the traditionally white painted houses, on the other hand on the light conditions that make the sand white appear. Also in the blue and white flag of the province Alicante (City of Light) the colour of the blue sea and the bright coast are reflected.
The Costa Blanca is a popular holiday destination because of its mild Mediterranean climate and more than 300 sunny days a year. The long beaches that are never crowded and offer a change between stone/Felsstrand and fine sandy beaches.
In the province of Alicante, both Spanish and Valencian (a dialect of Catalan) are spoken.
The region is also home to paella, the rice pan dyed with saffron traditionally comes in numerous variations on the table, as paella with crustaceans (paella de mariscos, paella marinera), paella with meat (paella de carne) or as mixed paella (paella mixta). Also more modern variants, such as a vegetarian paella are offered in some restaurants. The paella is eaten at lunchtime because it is too rich for a dinner.
Breakfast is traditionally very sparse. A coffee (cafe con leche) is drunk, which is drunk either with a sweet croissant or a toast with jam (tostada com mermelada).
Lunch is for most of the main meal and we are taken from 13:30/14:00. You are also welcome to have lunch with tapas, small appetizers, of which there is a wide choice depending on the locality. Dinner is taken from about 21:00/21:30. Since foreign guests are not accustomed to this rhythm, meals are offered earlier in many restaurants.
The hinterland of the Costa Blanca with the small villages, many of which have received their Spanish originality. Jalon, Lliber, Alcalali, Parcent, Murla, Castell de Castels, Guadalest and many others are worth a visit. The village of Jalon, or Xaló, in Valencian dialect language, is known for its wines, honey, raisins and almond products, as well as for its Embutidos, air-dried sausage Varieties.
In addition, there are a number of theme parks Terra Mítica, Mundo mar, Terra natura. In Valencia there is the Ciutat de les Arts y Ciencies, the City of Arts and Sciences, a futuristic project with a science museum, planetarium and water park.
Alicante is an interesting excursion destination with the picturesque old Town and its many restaurants and small shops. Day trips to the offshore islands are offered from the port of Alicante.
Ferries depart from the nearby port of Denia to the Balearic islands, Mallorca and Ibiza. The speedboat can be reached in about 2 hours, the island of Ibiza, about 70 km away. During the summer months it is possible to take a day trip by speedboat to Ibiza.