Normally when you talk about Spain all people think of sunny days, beautiful sea, good food, parties… and tourism in general. And that’s true! All Spanish cities located on the Mediterranean coast are famous worldwide for their beaches and the welcoming atmosphere.
If you want to study Spanish and totally immerse yourself in the Spanish culture, in Alicante and Granada you can attend our language schools and so have the opportunity to make the most of the sun and the sea in these southern cities.
The province of Alicante is known as “Costa Blanca” and its coastline is 250 km long. There you can find the best beaches of Spain (60 of them have been awarded the Blue Flag) and enjoy the beautiful clear blue water and the natural environment! Besides the most popular sites, let’s discover some hidden coves, characterised by fine sand or rocks, which are very quiet and rarely visited.
In the municipality of Benidorm there are two coves where you can both swim and dive: Cala del Tio Ximo and Cala de la Almadrava. But also the Cova del Llop Marí, in El Campello, is perfect if you want to dive thanks to its caverns, very interesting from an environmental point of view. However, in the same area, the Baños de la Reina stand out as they can be considered real natural pools; actually they are ponds for fishes or fish farms of the Roman period where you will snorkel and have a blast jumping in the water! If you are looking for peace and calm, you can choose among the four coves which compose the Cabo de las Huertas, whose size is really friendly. On the contrary the Carabassí, in Gran Alacant, is characterised by dunes, palms and transparent water: a wonderful place to go diving and enjoy the posidonia oceanica.
The coastline of the province of Granada, called Costa Tropical, is only 73 km long but it is famous for its amazing climate, as a matter of fact the sun shines continuously! Without considering the most tourist destinations, here below you have some corners not very famous, located among cliffs, where you will find pebble beaches with black sand and crystal water and where you will get in touch with nature.
Almost on the border between Granada and Malaga there is the Cantarriján beach, a cove split into two parts by a big rock, one part is nudist and the other one no, and its water is perfect if you want to snorkel. On the other hand, the playa del Muerto stands out for its peaceful and calm water. The small Cala de la Joya, a few kilometres from Torrenueva, is an unspoilt beach that you can reach only descending a staircase with 200 steps, surrounded by a cliff full of fruit trees and Mediterranean vegetation. If you want to see one of the best sunsets or rather to dive, the Rijana beach, near Motril, is the ideal place! The playa del Ruso (Albuñol) takes its name from a Soviet soldier who escaped from the regime and sought refuge in this cove in 1921. It is possible to reach it only by boat or on foot, however its warm sand and its safe shores are great if you like swimming.
Come to Spain and enjoy the amazing beaches while learning and practicing Spanish.
Spain is always a good idea!
Flavia Prandi (texto)
Mara Madone (photo)