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If you’re thinking about Spanish specialities, most people assume paella is the signature dish across the country. While this is certainly one of the best meals you can have in the Valencia region (where the best Bomba rice is grown), there are lots of other delicious things to sample if you’re travelling around the Alicante… Read more about 7 local delicacies to taste in Alicante The post 7 local delicacies to taste in Alicante appeared first on Alicante...
If you’re thinking about Spanish specialities, most people assume paella is the signature dish across the country. While this is certainly one of the best meals you can have in the Valencia region (where the best Bomba rice is grown), there are lots of other delicious things to sample if you’re travelling around the Alicante area.
Here are our top seven, all of which go excellently with a glass of local wine.
The prawns from Denia are a distinctive shade of red, best cooked by frying them with a dash of olive oil and a clove or two of garlic. There are a number of chefs in the area that prepare them especially well, but you can usually find Denia prawns on the menu of the many tapas bars around the Costa Blanca.
Salazones are portions of salted fish – usually tuna, cod, anchovies or even octopus. These can have a very strong flavour, so we recommend trying them as a tapas plate first (although you’ll almost certainly be ordering a second plate)!
We hope you like fish! Esgarrat is another local speciality involving seafood. A small portion of cod is served mixed with sweet red peppers, garlic and olive oil to create a delicious starter or tapas dish.
Artichokes are a popular crop on the Costa Blanca – you’ll probably notice them growing in many of the local fields, particularly in Almoradi. This has inspired many of the town’s favourite dishes, including steamed artichokes and stuffed artichokes. In spring, Almoradi even hosts a week-long artichoke festival.
Olla Churra, or Olla Xurra is a type of stew, comprising of various meats and sausages mixed with beans and vegetables – sometimes with potatoes or rice too. It’s hearty and full-flavoured (and one of the few traditional local meals that doesn’t contain fish).
Arroz a Banda is a local rice and fish dish, which some people actually think is more delicious than paella. Rice is cooked with peppers and garlic with bits of fish and fish stock. See if you prefer it to the conventional paella we’re so familiar with!
What better way to finish off a delicious meal than with something sweet? Turron is a type of nougat, made from almonds and honey. It’s one of the region’s best traditional treats, although the recipe varies slightly across different areas. The Jijona version (from where Turron is believed to have originated) is known for being particularly soft, while the Alicante nougat has more ‘bite’.
Spain’s Costa Blanca is one of Europe’s most favoured holiday destinations and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a gorgeous part of the world with wonderful beaches, sunny climes, a stunning and varied landscape and great gastronomy. With such wonderful weather and beautiful surroundings, spending days on the beach and lounging by the pool… Read more about 6 things to do with your toddler on the Costa Blanca The post 6 things to do with your toddler on the Costa Blanca appeared first...
Spain’s Costa Blanca is one of Europe’s most favoured holiday destinations and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a gorgeous part of the world with wonderful beaches, sunny climes, a stunning and varied landscape and great gastronomy.
With such wonderful weather and beautiful surroundings, spending days on the beach and lounging by the pool are a lovely idea. But with toddlers in tow, it’s generally unrealistic to expect long stretches of rest and relaxation.
In fact, surviving a holiday in the heat with a toddler can be incredibly draining and difficult. In most cases, life with a toddler on holiday veers between fun and laughter and frazzling parenting.
In order to get the most out of your holiday on the Costa Blanca, it’s a good idea to have some special trips and activities planned to keep your little ones entertained.
After a fun-filled day your cherubs are much more likely to settle into bed at a reasonable time, giving you a chance to relax with a glass of wine and enjoy one of the Costa Blanca’s gorgeous sunsets from your balcony.
Here are 6 great places your toddlers will absolutely love.
An absolute must for kids and adults alike, the Terra Natura Zoo is a new generation wildlife park that enables you and your children to get close to the animals with invisible barriers providing a ‘zooimmersion’ experience. This day trip will keep your toddlers entertained from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. There are lots of animals, birds and reptiles to see, as well as rides and kids’ play areas. There’s also a water park with pools and slides.
A great family animal park with a range of animals from around the world. Highlights include a safari train ride, a sea lion show, a parrot show, and feeding the animals. There’s also a water splash park here, which is perfect for children aged 4-8.
A small but beautiful aquarium perfect for an hour with younger children. If nothing more, it provides the opportunity to take a break from the sun.
A hidden gem in Alicante. This park is a little tricky to reach by public transport but well worth the effort. The park is an oasis of palm trees, waterfalls and numerous playgrounds with a walking trail, a café and toilets. Great place for a picnic, and it’s free.
A huge modern aquarium and marine park home to around 500 different aquatic species. You can walk under water and see fish, sharks, penguins, whales and walruses. There is a Dolphinarium, a central lake and there’s even an underwater restaurant.
Mundomar is another animal park that is perfect for families. The park has different species of mammals, birds and reptiles, and there are various shows, activities and experiences on offer (additional fees apply for some), such as swimming with sea lions or having photos taken with the animals.
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The Alicante-Elche Airport has started a new route to Bodo, Norway, by the company Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), which will operate this connection every Saturday during the summer season. This new flight will allow travellers flying from Alicante to experience the midnight sun that occurs in this area during the summer, as well as other charms… Read more about Alicante Airport to the land of the midnight sun The post Alicante Airport to the land of the midnight sun appeared first on...
The Alicante-Elche Airport has started a new route to Bodo, Norway, by the company Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), which will operate this connection every Saturday during the summer season. This new flight will allow travellers flying from Alicante to experience the midnight sun that occurs in this area during the summer, as well as other charms of this Scandinavian destination and attract new visitors to the Costa Blanca.
To celebrate, the airport prepared a commemorative cake of the route that was cut by representatives of the Scandinavian Airlines company, one of the longest airlines to operate from Alicante airport. Director of the Airport, Tomás Melgar distributed the cake among the passengers who were waiting to board the first plane bound for Bodo.
The Alicante-Elche Airport is the first of the Aena network in terms of the number of scheduled flights with Norway this summer, specifically the airlines have offered about 3,500 flights to this destination and more than 637,000 seats.
Also, with this new link there are already 11 connections that the Alicante airport has with Norway during the current summer season. In addition to Bodo, the airlines connect with Aalesund, Bergen, Evenes, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Oslo-Gardermoen, Oslo-Sandefjord, Stavenger, Tromso and Trondheim.
The airlines have offered a total of 117 destinations with Alicante for the summer season that starts this Sunday, March 25 and ends on October 27, 2018.
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