Ecotourism in Alicante: what the Costa Blanca has to offer?
Alicante has the advantage of having a privileged geographical situation. Its natural wealth can be found both on its known coasts and in the interior of the province. And it is that throughout the Valencian Community you will find different ways of doing ecotourism, as we already talked about its neighboring province Castellón.
You have many ecotourism options in Alicante . For example, the beauty of the Alicante coast is no secret. Fine sand, dunes and cliffs of infarction right next to the city or in more remote corners that create small paradisiacal areas for the bathers.
It is also no secret that Alicante is the province with the most blue flags that certify the quality of its more than 200 kilometers of beaches. With mild temperatures almost all year, those who want to know its coastline through water activities are more than welcome. Beaches such as Jávea, Benissa or Dénia will win the hearts of more than one. You can enjoy activities such as windsurfing, sailing, diving, paddle surfing or kayaking during most of the year.
For lovers of marine fauna and diving, without a doubt the Island of Tabarca is a mandatory stop. At 22 km from Alicante, with a port in Santa Pola, you can discover what was the first Marine Reserve of Spain declared in 1986. The beauty of this small island resides both in its seabed and on the surface, so it is ideal to spend a day in it.
We can not forget the dune cords, such as those of Guardamar del Segura, and the wetlands and salt marshes, such as Lagunas de La Mata or El Hondo, which are also a sight to behold. But in addition to the well-known coastline of Alicante, we must highlight its natural interior heritage that is also worthy of praise.
Activities such as hiking, caving, climbing, bird watching and balloon flight are the most outstanding. Although the most impressive and demanded is the one of canyoning, due to the abrupt geography of the interior of the province that provides to this activity spectacular ravines like the one of L'Estret de Les Penyes or the one of the Barranc de l'infern . And it is that Alicante is the second most mountainous province of Spain, that's why it is one of the best places to carry out active tourism activities in the middle of nature.
Cycle tourism is also increasingly linked to this province, and with La Sierra Aitana as the protagonist, it is not surprising that the Tour of Spain has even included it in its route. Although if pedaling on the mountain is not for you, there are trails to get lost among its wonderful landscapes, suitable for all levels.
In short, thanks to the diversity of activities offered by Alicante, you have the opportunity to know it by land, sky and sea. You just have to choose how you would like to know it. And if you still can not decide how, here are 6 reasons that can inspire you.