Not too far down from Cape Nao is a small, peaceful cove called Ambolo. I discovered it because, besides from being a photographer, I like to fish. Some friends recommended it to me and now I love taking pictures of the scenery.
To arrive at this cove, you need to get to the village of Benitachell and then ask for the Cumbre de Sol housing development. It’s a bit tricky to get to, but once you arrive it’s really worth the trip. It’s a peaceful place and has a small beach bar in case you forgot to bring food. It’s small, but pretty, and far from all the mass-tourism areas. Depending on what time of year you go, you might even find yourself there alone!
When you jump from the rocks and you dive into the water in order to try an get cool ... you will be stunned to discover that you are in the middle of a fabulous natural aquarium. Fabulous?? Yes it seems that schools of fish of various species have made their habitat there, which swim alongside you, ignoring you, maybe you should be considering other species to swim if they could think, you think how wonderful it is to walk around this giant pond or aquarium , where the diving visibility is at an average of 4 or 5 meters is 15? 20? 25 meters? Wonderful.
I must admit that it was not until recently that I discovered this place just 20 minutes away from my home, it is a place that belongs to the town of Torrevieja and the beaches bordering my city. It is a tiny cove surrounded by palm trees where if you look around and you close your eyes you feel as if you have been transported to a far away paradise island.
We found this quiet cove luckily, since we lost the car looking for a place like this ... The truth is that we liked being a place with such very few people, something that is not very common for the beaches in this area, and because I found one very nice cabana bar (hammocks in the shade next to the stunning sea). It is a natural creek with gravel and pebbles with clear deep turquoise waters, in a site where the pines almost reach the sea.
The area between Moraira and Calpe (in the municipality of Benissa) is lined with some of the most attractive coves of the Costa Blanca. Sand or gravel, they all have in common transparent waters that allow you to see the amazing rocky bottoms they hide, and they are the perfect scenery for diving and sailing.
Among them, the most popular one is Cala Fustera. It has a greater number of restrooms and it has a sports area and a children’s area. A small marina located on the border with Calpe offers the services of a sailing school and a diving centre.
The most impressive ones are:
- Cala Baladrar
- Cala Fustera
- Cala Advocat
- Els Pinets
La Cala is made up of white sand, gravel and rocks, its waters are deep and have a very deep blue color, which, when added to the beautiful surroundings of the small islet of Portitxol that has pretty seabed full of arches, tunnels and other beautiful rock formations, make the Cala Portitxol or La Barraca a cove perfect for diving lovers. There is access available for people with disabilities, and they also provide you with information about the sea state, toilets, canoes, a restaurant, and lifeguards.
While admiring the precious white houses and Mediterranean architecture along a modern and renovated path along the shoreline of an enclave of the White Coast to the north of Moraira, you’ll find this precious beach with its white sand, posidoniaceae and crystalline water. It’s a perfect place for swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving.
The only thing to keep in mind is that it’s small and, like in any place along the coast in August, it’s nearly impossible to find a place to throw your towel down and enjoy the sun.
The Fox Cove, another place of paradise that the Costa Blanca has to offer. During the winter it is a lovely place to go fishing, contemplate the beautiful views of the Mediterranean, watch the waves crash against the cliffs or go for a walk on the rocks if the weather is nice. During the summer it is a meeting place and place for the younger generations to have a good time. From one of the rocks you can leap a few feet into the water and then you can dive without much effort to a small underwater cave where you can take a few seconds to catch your breath. I came here with my friends when I was a teenager and I still continue to go now I am older. It is a small natural amusement park since you can do several activities right on the shore, diving, rock pooling (small clams), etc.. A fun and entertaining cove ...
What to say except that this is one of the beaches I like best on the Orihuela Costa. It has fine sand, a beach bar, two beach volleyball courts, water sports, lifeguards, toilets and too many other things to mention. The cove has a restaurant with a pool, rocks where you can go snorkeling, a lifeguard, Red Cross post and locked bathrooms. Sometimes there is entertainment such as flamenco shows, music etc. I hope you like it, as I am new at this.
I want to tell you about this beautiful bay at the end of Villajoyosa (Alicante). It's fairly difficult to get here, but it's worth it, with the Xarco tower in the background and, beyond that, the lights from Alicante. The tower stands on a rocky outcrop facing the sea, between the bays of Carritxar and Charco. Built in the seventeenth century, it has a conical base and cylindrical main body, and is now somewhat deteriorated, but still quite pleasant to look at. At dusk, you're guaranteed a spectacular sunset here, and the clear water is perfect for swimming.
The protected Moraira bridge is an ideal departure place for traveling the southern coast of Marine Alta región. From the precious L’Andragó beach (which is worth stopping for a quick dip in the water, or at least to admire the view) the path starts to climb and hugs some incredible cliffs. It´s a heavenly and secluded gleams below: la cala de Cap Blanc.
The cove, which is one of the most beautiful in the Costa Blanca (White Coast), can only be reached on foot. Don´t miss out on seeing it up and close. It´s truly remarkable.