Casa Delano's personal recommendations on the Costa Blanca in Spain
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Our guide

Chilling at the pool the whole vacation long, turning your tanned self over every few? Sure why not, no judgement here. For all our action-lovers we put together this guide packed with all our personal faves. There’s much to explore on the Costa Blanca!

 

Basics / Markets / Shopping / Beaches / Food & drinks / Cities / Fun, action & relax / Beauty

Basics


Breakfast
The supermarket Dialprix (walking distance from Casa Delano) carries freshly baked breakfast props daily, no need to go far or for stale bread.

 

Groceries
Our faves are: Dialprix (Los Montesinos, La Herrada), Mercadona (Torrevieja, San Luis or Los Balcones), Consum (Rojales, Quesada) and Carrefour (Torrevieja, opened till midnight in the summer).

 

Fruit and Veggies
Better selection, prices and quality can be found on the local markets – give it a try.

Markets


Friday in Torrevieja
Av. Delfina Viudes, 1, 03183 Torrevieja, Alicante
MERCADILLO Torrevieja (NEW)

 

Wednesday in Guardamar del Segura
The market’s taking place in the city e.g. here: Plaça dels Pescadors; parking is a bit tricky in the crowded streets, so bring a bit patience ;).

 

Hippiemarket Torrevieja
During the summer, opened daily in the evenings. Mostly you’ll find jewellery, souvenirs and such and of course the fair!
Paseo de la Libertad

 

Hippiemarket Guardamar
During the summer, opened daily in the evenings. Mostly you’ll find jewellery, souvenirs and such and of course the small fair!
Carrer del Enginyer Mira

Retail therapy aka shopping


Zenia Boulevard
20 min drive from Casa Delano, free parking, massive range of shops in the biggest mall along the coast! The best thing? It’s open air!
Calle Jade, 2, 03189 Orihuela
www.zeniaboulevard.es
Google Maps

 

Habaneras Centro Commercial
10 min drive from Casa Delano, free parking, it’s like the little sister of Zenia Boulevard!
Avenida Rosa Mazón Valero s/n, 03184 Torrevieja
www.habaneras.es
Google Maps

 

Elche Parque Empresarial
For all our seasoned shoppers, shoe-conoisseurs and bargain hunters: this is for you! 35 min drive from Casa Delano you’ll find an assortment of shoe-outlets like XTI, Panama Jack, Gioseppo, Pedro Mirales, Tempe (it’s the accessory brand for all the Inditex brands like Zara, Massimo Dutti and so on), Pikolinos etc. Please be aware of the somewhat longish siesta time between 1pm and 5pm (may vary).
Calle Severo Ochoa, 20, 03203 Elche
www.elcheparqueempresarial.es
Google Maps

Beaches nearby

 

Playa La Roqueta
Guardamar del Segura
15 min drive
Google Maps

 

Playa Cala Capitán
Calle Cala Cpitán C Rg, 5, 03189 Orihuela
20 min drive
Google Maps

 

Playa el Moncayo
Guardamar del Segura
15 min drive
Google Maps

 

Playa la Mata
La Mata, Torrevieja
10 min drive
Google Maps

Playa La Zenia
20 min drive
Google Maps

 

Beaches for a daytrip

 

Playa La Caleta
Plaça Suelos Dotacionales Pl 16, 40, 03570 La Vila Joiosa
1h drive
This is a pebble beach – don’t forget your bathing shoes!
Google Maps

 

Playa Del Carabassí
Elche
50 min drive
Google Maps

 

Playa de Calblanque
1h drive
https://www.murciaturistica.es/de/strand/playa-de-calblanque-590
Google Maps

Playa de la Chapineta
La Azohía (Cartagena)
1:15 h drive
Google Maps

Food & Drinks

 

Spanish

 

Restaurante Finca Rebate
Special courses for special occasions! If you like dressing up – this is the place!
Carretera CV 952, km 10,5, 03190 Pilar de la Horadada
www.fincarebate.es

 

Restaurante Matola
THE best paella, authentically cooked over wood fire, typically eaten for a late lunch – try an appetizer or three as the paella-making-process takes time (but leave space for desert e.g. the “leche frita” – thank us later)
Av. d‘Algoda, 37, 03296 Matola (Elche)
www.restaurantematola.es

 

El Parador de Feliciano
Modern interpreted spanish staples – handmade with love. Try the “croquetas”.
Av. de l‘Alegría, 6, 03194 la Marina (Elche)
www.elparadordefeliciano.com

 

Arroceria El Sarmiento
Classic Paella, cooked over woodfire in a pretty backyard-y atmosphere – book a table outside!
Carretera Torrevieja, Cartagena Km. 5,7, Orihuela Costa
www.arroceriaelsarmiento.com

 

Restaurante Finca La Vuelta
Special courses for special occasions!
Calle Colada de los Palacios, 59, 03179 Formentera del Segura
www.restaurantelavuelta.com

 

Sushi & more

 

UMAMI · Restaurante Japonés Fusión
Sushi and Bowls in cool atmosphere made by passionate chefs.
Calle Benejúzar, 4D, 03181 Torrevieja
www.umami.gold

 

Alma · Restaurante & Beach Club
Restaurant and cocktailbar with beachviews and super cool vibes!
Av. Suecos, 2, 03188 La Mata (Torrevieja)
www.almaplaya.es

 

Ramë Cocktails & Food
Super cool interior, modern cuisine and cocktails – the perfekt place to start the night with all the cool kids!
Calle Clemente Gosálvez, 5, 03181 Torrevieja
www.ramegastrobar.com

 

Beet Vegetariano
It’s hipster heaven! Cool interiordesign, vegan/vegetarian cuisine, nice staff!
Calle Pedro Lorca, 13, 03181 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spanien
www.instagram.com/beetvegetariano

 

Soleluna Benijofar
Authentic Neapolitan pizza from the wood oven, delicious pasta and great cocktails.
CV-920, 8, 03178 Benijófar, Alicante, Spanien
Soleluna on Facebook

 

Tapas

 

Hostal Restaurante Maruja
Back to the roots – or the eighties! Perfekt for a quick lunch or snack while feeling sand between your toes.
C/ Playa, Cami del Pinet, 105, 03194 Elche, Alicante, Spanien
www.hostalmaruja.com

 

Bar la Marina
One of the true originals of the city. Extensive fish-tapas menu and perfekt spot for people-watching.
Muelle Pesquero, 8, 03181 Torrevieja

 

Bar Taperia Los Zamoranos
Paseo de la Libertad, 5, 03181 Torrevieja
Website Bar Tapería Los Zamoranos

 

Bar La Esquina
30 min walk from Casa Delano. Perfekt for spanish breakfast or tapas – try the Café Asiático!
Plaza Sagrado Corazón, 1, 03187 Los Montesinos

 

Kiosco el Tintero
A true veteran among the bars! It’s basically located IN the sea, enjoy a snack or aperitivo here!
Calle Ramón y Cajal, 74, 03181 Torrevieja

 

Sweet tooth

 

Chocolatería Valor
Churros. Nough said.
Calle Benejúzar, 4D, 03181 Torrevieja

 

La Crème de la Crêpe
Sweet or savoury? Enjoy some of the prettiest pancakes or waffles here.
22, Calle Fotógrafos Darblade, 03181 Torrevieja

 

Borgonesse (icecream)
Enjoy a scoop while wandering la Glorieta.
Carrer Hospital, 10, 03203 Elche (Elx)

 

Heladeria Las Dunas (icecream)
Try ordering like that when sitting down: „una tarrina pequena/mediana/grande con uno/dos/tres sabores“ (one small/medium/large cup with 1/2/3 flavors). You’ll then get a cup instead of a bowl which makes quite a difference on the tab! You can also order a cone „cono“ or „barquillo“ – all the locals do it!
Av. dels Pins, 8, 03140 Guardamar del Segura

 

Heladeria Delnano (icecream)
Try ordering like that when sitting down: „una tarrina pequena/mediana/grande con uno/dos/tres sabores“ (one small/medium/large cup with 1/2/3 flavors). You’ll then get a cup instead of a bowl which makes quite a difference on the tab! You can also order a cone „cono“ or „barquillo“ – all the locals do it!
Av. dels Pins, 56, 03140 Guardamar del Segura

Sightseeing – Cities

 

Murcia
Park your car here: Glorieta and explore the old town streets of the city on foot. As Murcia is located inland, it can get quite hot in the summer, you might want to avoid extremely hot days. Siesta time is between 2 pm and 5 to 6 pm, perfect for a glass of “leche merengada” in one of the cafés.

 

Cartagena
Cartagena is located by the sea and is home to a big marine base.
> Explore the harbor and the coastline via Catamarantour with Catamarán Olé
> try this: Café Asiatico (condensed milk, espresso, licor 43,brandy, cinnamon, foamed milk, lemon, coffee bean), it’s THE cartagenero drink.
> visit: home of Licor 43: www.licor43.com/de-de/experiencia-43

 

Alicante
The „city of light“ is located by the sea and boasts a large harbor which can be admired perfectly while strolling along „Esplanada de Espana“. Don’t miss the spanish vibes of barrio Santa Cruz with its quaint little streets full of colorful flowers! It’s located at the foot of the mountain which is topped by iconic Santa Barbara Castle.

 

Elche (Elx)
THE
sight of the city and unesco world heritage is the botanic garden „Huerto del Cura“. While exploring the city you’ll often times come across signs of the moorish heritage of the city – look out for them and snap a pic!
> try this: fresh haircuts for men at Gran Ducado Barbería
> need more infos about the city of Elche? Check this (german)

 

Cuevas del Rodeo, Rojales
You’ll find a colorful community of artists whose ateliers and galleries are located in the traditional caves of Rojales.
Check for events and workshops here:
www.facebook.com/CuevasDelRodeoDeRojales
www.rodearterojales.blog

 

Javéa
Here’s another beautiful daytrip up north: the city of Javéa! If you like the signature style of Ibiza you’ll love Javéa. Boutiques, shops, restaurants all very ibizan and very cool!
> THE beach: Playa de la Granadella (pebble)
> Cool restaurant with super stylish interiordesign und curated menu: Restaurante Cala Bandida / www.calabandida.com

Sightseeing – fun, action & relax

 

Fuentes del Algar / Les Fonts de l‘Algar
Algar springs are the perfect destination for the whole family! Action, fun and adventure can be found in the cool waters and springs – splashing and exploring is a must, just don´t forget your water shoes. Bring your own picnic and enjoy your meal in the designated picnic areas or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants in the village. Bring your cam/gopro to document all the fun!
Pda. Algar, s/n, 03510, Alicante, Spanien
www.lesfontsdelalgar.com

 

Portuskayak
For even more action and adventure we recommend booking a kayak or SUP tour with the guys of Portuskayak. Salvi and Jandro are true gems and make the tours really special! Don’t forget to book in advance.
Plaza El PORTUS, nº6, 30393 El Portús (Murcia)
www.portuskayak.com

 

Once down south you should also visit the city of la Azohia with it’s beautiful beach “Playa San Ginés”and enjoy lunch in one of the bars or restaurants along the beach.

 

Carmen del Campillo
A place right out of a fairytale! If you have ever seen Alhambra castle in Granada, that’s basically what awaits you in the campo between Crevillente and Albaterra. A beautiful and mystic place best visited in the early evening before sunset (golden hour alert!). Enjoy some tea and sweets after you’ve seen your fill and enjoy the magical vibes.
N-340, 03330 Barranc de Sant Gaietà, Alicante
Check this out (german)

 

Batería de Castillitos
If you’re interested in military history or beautiful views over the deep blue mediterranean, this is your place! Batería de Castillitos could also double as some kind of movie set, but see for yourself! Pack some sunscreen, water, and wear sturdy shoes for this adventure!
Google Maps

Beauty & more

 

Liosmios Tattoo
If your looking for a lifetime-souvenir that gets right under your skin, Antonio is your guy! He tattoos super delicate fineline art. Check his instagram:
www.instagram.com/liosmiostattoo

 

Andrea Micropigmentacion
Perfect brows, lips or eyeliner? Andrea is your girl to achieve your never-runny-always-perfect-look. Shoot her a message via instagram to make an appointment:
www.instagram.com/andreamicropigmentacion

 

Nicolas Rech Hair
If your looking for hollywood hair, perfect balayage and beautiful haircuts you’ve come to the right place! Nicolas runs his salon with his brother and if there’s a new trend he’s sure to bring it right to his clients! Appointments are only taken by phone and if you want to get the whole 9 yards call several weeks in advance.
www.instagram.com/nicolas_rech_hair

 

Barbería Gran Ducado
Styling and beauty for all the guys among us? How about a visit at Barberia Gran Ducado in Elche? They are THE best if you’re looking for a precise cut, shave and styling. And the vintage vibe they have going on and the cool beer they serve are the cherry on top!

Google Maps
www.granducado.com
www.instagram.com/barberiagranducado

All information is without guarantee and may change without notifying Casa Delano.