This historic resort lies along the Mediterranean coast of Costa Blanca north region on the east coast of Spain. Unlike many other resorts in Spain there are no high rise constructions here.
The resort is a wonderful example of how the Spanish coastline and the towns and villages that occupy it used to be.
In the centre of the town you can find a market which sells everything from locally grown fruit and vegetables to fresh fish carried up to the market from the boats moored in the port.
For beachlovers the golden sandy beach in the Arenal area is a real treat. This sandy bay is lined by palm trees which offer ample shade and shelter from the hot midday sunshine. The beach is overlooked by a newly constructed promenade which is full of pleasant bars and restaurants which of course offer some of the finest fresh fish that you can find throughout Spain.
The beach is clean and safe and there are lifeguards on duty should you require their assistance.The cuisine of the area is not all about fresh seafood though; there are other dishes and meals that really give you an insight to the rich history and diversity of the area. As with many Mediterranean vacation destinations the food is humble and healthy, with many products and ingredients sourced only a few miles away from the restaurants in which they are served.
Dishes such as Arroz al horno and Arroz Negro (baked rice and black rice) are very typical of the area. For meat eaters the local produce is transformed into a veritable taste sensation. Rabbit in garlic, roast leg of lamb cooked with rosemary and thyme, black puddings and lamb chops are all very typical of the area, so whilst taking a vacation here make sure that you give them a try and I am sure that you will be pleasantly surprised with not only the taste and flavour but the sheer value for money that you will experience.