Beach and sunshine are huge draws for the short flight over to Costa Blanca but there are also vibrant cities, medieval towns and valleys to explore. The tiny town of Altea is only 15 minutes away from the SHA Wellness Clinic with Wellbeing Escapes and is a charming little destination filled with art galleries and crafts shops, pretty white-washed buildings and a romantic Old Quarter of cobblestoned streets and plenty of eateries. Seaside towns such as Altea and Alibir are perfect those looking for quieter beaches than those along the better-known high-rise Costa Blanca resorts.
Where is Costa Blanca?
In the province of Alicante on the south eastern coast of Spain, Costa Blanca is affectionately known as the White Coast, with over 120 miles of Mediterranean coastline.
A bus service will take you between towns and there is a light rail service from Alicante to Denia that stops in most towns too. The little villages are suited to walking and cycling and the SHA Wellness clinic offers Nordic walking experiences
Food and drink
Expect a mouth-watering Mediterranean diet full of fresh ingredients and rich flavour. Spanish and Catalan dishes include traditional tapas and little dishes of seafood and fish such as calamari and anchovies. Enjoy manchego cheese, patatas bravas and that famous Catalan coffee. At the SHA Wellness Clinic the focus is on healthy nutrition and carefully selected gourmet menus include fish, whole grain pasta, miso soups and natural, healthy teas.