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Costa Blanca

Deciding for the Costa Blanca

Sun, sea, mountains and the relaxed Spanish lifestyle. The Costa Blanca is ideally situated. On one side, there is a fantastic view of the sea with breathtakingly beautiful beaches. On the other, the mountains, rugged nature and the authentic hinterland. A night sky filled with stars and a valley filled with lights.

Best climate in Europe

Costa Blanca has the best climate in Europe. The WHO, World Health Organisation, even named the Costa Blanca one of the healthiest places to live on the planet! That’s because of the beneficial effect of clean air and the absence of industry. Plus, lots of Vitamin D all year round, with 300 days of sunshine and an average temperature of around twenty degrees!

Add to that the relaxed Spanish lifestyle with little stress and the healthy Mediterranean cuisine and it’s no wonder that the average life expectancy is high here. And it’s a healing living environment for people with respiratory problems, allergies, rheumatoid or osteo arthritis.

Precisely because of the climate, pretty much all outdoor sports are popular here: in and on the sea, on the beach and in the mountains. Swimming, sailing, surfing, kite surfing, paddle boarding, snorkelling and diving. Walking, hiking, cycling or horse-riding in nature. There are tennis and padel courts and you can play a few rounds on one of the many beautiful golf courses. It’s also the ideal climate for doing absolutely nothing.

Every season has its own charm

The spring, when nature awakes, everything blooms and everyone goes out and about again. The almond trees with clouds of white blossom which gave the Costa Blanca its name. Then the convivial commotion of the summer. The autumn, when peace returns, daily life goes back to normal and the sea is still lovely and warm. And of course the festivities at Christmas, celebrated exuberantly with lights, decorations, Christmas trees and markets. Feliz Navidad!

EBS Team favourites

The EBS Team consists of many nationalities. But one thing they have in common is their love of the Costa Blanca.

From this section of the website, we’d like to tell you about our favourites, in the broadest sense of the word: restaurants, beautiful little bays, cycling or hiking routes, views or nice places to shop.

We kick off with Portixol/Cala Clemence and the Coll de Rates, a well-known destination for racing cyclists… Portixol is a combination of hidden beach with beach bar, where you can enjoy the sea and lunch in peace. The Coll de Rates is a wonderful and not too steep climb for racing cyclists, which appears in 90% of professionals’ training programmes!

Portixol Beach and Cala Clemence Beach Club

Portixol is one of those little bays the Costa Blanca is praised for. In this case, a pebble beach, but many locals sunbathe there in the summer. To make being in such a beautiful bay even better, there are often beach bars -chiringuitos – where you can relax with a drink and delicious food.

In Portixol, that’s Cala Clemence Beach Club, situated in a lovely spot, high above the water. Nice view of the sea and part of the rugged coastline, where large and small boats pass and anchor for a swim.

There is a danger here, at weekends, of the late lunch (from 16:00 to 18:00 in Spain) developing into a dance party led by DJ Very Ferry or DJ Laurant… at which point the peace is over.

Coll de Rates

Racing cycling and the Costa Blanca are inextricably entwined. Every year, a great many racing cyclists, both amateur and professional, come especially to this region to chalk up kilometres where the E.B.S. Team also cycles its local rides. That’s great, certainly for Dutch cyclists, though it takes some getting used to: you often hear newcomers say: ‘There’s not a single metre of flat’.

The gently sloping roads between Dénia and Altea alternate with longer climbs and mountains. The summits vary from 300 to 1200 metres; admittedly no Alps or Pyrenees, but taken from sea level, climbs of up to 15 kilometres long.

One of the best known is the Coll de Rates, a climb of 6 kilometres with an average of 5% elevation. So quite friendly. At the top, your reward awaits you in the form of an unexpected lunch place that serves “apfelstrüdel” in the best mountain tradition. But if you don’t want to stop at the summit, there are Parcent, Alcalali or Jalon before or after the climb.



Jávea is a charming little town with a historic centre.. In the old town centre, La Villa, you can spend hours just wandering through the Medieval alleyways and streets with historic buildings, nice restaurants and pavement cafés. The boulevard has numerous little restaurants where you can eat tapas and paella.

Fisherman's district Duanes del Mar

Visit the marina and fishing harbour in the fisherman’s district of Duanes del Mar with its old, whitewashed fishers’ cottages on the quay. Fishing boats sail out from here early in the morning. We recommend a visit to the fish market at the end of the afternoon. From the patio of “A Borda”, a good restaurant, you have a wonderful view of the luxury boats in the marina.

Nice places in Jávea

• Restaurant Bambulla is on El Arenal beach
• Bar & steakhouse Acqua is next to Bambulla on the boulevard

Nomad is a mixture of hotel, restaurant, rooftop bar with jacuzzi and small concept store in one

• In the old town is one of the best places to eat in Jávea – Volta i Volta



Moraira is a relatively unknown village between Calpe and Javéa, of course also on the coast. It has a small cozy and lively center, surrounded by the ‘areas residenciales’. Moraira has few hotels and high-rise buildings, this is even regulated by local law, so that the rustic character and charms are preserved.

Of course there is a lot of activity at different times of the year, because many people who choose a house on the Costa Blanca have found Moraira.

There are several sandy and rocky beaches and for the more active days there are plenty of walking, cycling and water sports options.


El Portet, a neighborhood with its own beach

Everyone in Moraira knows El Portet. A beautiful residential area, built against the hills that rise directly from the sea, with a beautiful small sandy beach. To top it off, this sandy beach has a small boulevard with catering establishments.

Nice places in Moraira

• Restaurants Saga and the Foodbar at Andrago
Algas is also a wonderfully relaxed café/lunch and lounge area in Andrago
• A nice classic Spanish restaurant is scarce in Moraira, which is why Vista Ifach at the entrance of the harbor is recommended
• In the old village is one of the Mediterranean restaurants of Moraira, Dgust