Cala Merced is a small quiet bay just on the edge of El Campello. It is a pleasant and relaxing area, perfect for a great family holiday without being too far from the hustle and bustle of the city of Alicante or the charm of Campello With a handful of bars, Spanish restaurants, a beautiful hotel (Pueblo Ancantilado....perfect for celebrating that special occasion) and a wonderful sandy bay. It is serviced by an excellent tram facility, stopping every hour for both directions. Campello (and on to Alicante) to the south and Villa Joyosa (and on to Benidorm and as far as Denia) to the north. This is a scenic coastal journey at affordable prices that you must surely undertake on at least one occasion.
BARS & RESTAURANTS:
The Jet Set Bar Open daily from 10.00am until late, it serves a variety of food and drinks including tapas and a daily set menu. It is situated conveniently next to the Cala Lanuza beach. We can definitely recommend a mojito or two!! The bar has free WiFi.
Senses Beach Bar ( June to October ) This is a must do if staying locally, this great beach bar is open daily, serving great food and drinks...coming alive at weekends, offering live music, magic shows and entertainment, all on the lovely sandy beach of Cala Merced! Open daily between 10.00 until late! The ultimate chill out beach escape!
Chiesa Restaurant This restaurant is part of the hotel Pueblo Acantilado complex. The food is superb and the restaurant is very stylishly decorated. The hotel has two other restaurants, both offer a high standard, and throughout July and August there is nightly entertainment including children's cinema, live music and a magician, all of which takes place in the amphitheatre. Opening times are between 10.00 - 14.00 and again from 17.00 until late.
El Poblet Restaurant An English family run restaurant open daily serving home cooked local produce. You must try the traditional Sunday roast, it's delicious, the main course is only 6 euros or you can have the full three course lunch for 10 euros! Open daily from 10.00 until late.
Lanuza Restaurant Don't let looks deceive you, this restaurant is situated directly opposite the Venta Lanuza tram stop and looks rather like a motorway truck stop, but the food is very good and reasonably priced. It opens daily and serves a wide variety of tapas and an excellent menu of the day, which is why it gets very busy, especially at weekends.
There are two supermarkets in Cala Merced. One is situated within the El Poblet urbanization, close to the El Poblet restaurant. After you have taken the right turn off the main N332 road, take the first right turn and drive up to the car parking area, where you will see the supermarket. It sells a wide range of produce including newspapers, fresh bread, milk, meat, cheese, beer, wines and spirits. During July and August it is open 7 days a week, from 10:00am, it closes for siesta between 2:00pm and 5:00pm, and then stays opened until 9:00pm. On Sundays it closes at 2:00pm. During the winter months it is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
The other smaller supermarket is located at the entrance to the Hotel Pueblo Acantilado, this also sells all the basics and they sell fresh bread throughout the day. It opens at 10:00am and remains open all day until 9:00pm during the summer. Times may vary during the winter months.
Coveta Fuma is a delightful village just a few minutes drive from the centre of El Campello.
Offering beautiful beaches, clear waters, stunning views! An ideal holiday retreat for guests of all ages.
Coveta is a great destination, within this area you will find some hidden beaches, offering two beach bars, that are open daily until late.
There is a great plaza close to the beach, offering a variety of bars and restaurants..all overlooking a childrens play area, which is just perfect for the kids to play and adults to enjoy a cocktail or two in a very safe environment. You will also find a beauty salon, hair dressers, post office, well stocked supermarket, taxi service and local tram!
Coveta Fuma is served with an excellent tram link, with trams running frequently in to El Campello and on to the city of Alicante. In the other direction along the coast to Benidorm and on to Denia.
You do not have to worry about the form of transport used to reach La Coveta Fuma as access to this residential area is ideal. Alicante airport is only 25 kilometres away and the motorway can be reached in approximately 5 minutes.
BARS & RESTAURANTS:
Cheeky Monkey This is an English/Spanish bar situated in the small square in Coveta, it serves food daily and often has entertainment at weekends.
Restaurant Plaza This is a European restaurant serving many great dishes, including a good value menu of the day.
Singapore Garden A must do if staying in Coveta, a wonderful Chinese restaurants, beautiful decorated with an Oriental garden.
Within the same square there are more bars, including a lively cocktail bar which comes alive at night, and restaurants, something for everyone.
Supermarket Coveta This is a great well stocked store, open daily between 10.00 - 14.00 and again between 17.00 - 20.00. Fresh bread and pastries, along with national newspapers can be brought here.
El Campello, was once a small fishing village, and is a bit of a hidden gem. It is steeped in history, and is now a small coastal resort attracting many visitors from all over Europe. With its long coastline of beautiful white sandy beaches and the crystal clear water of the Mediterranean it`s a perfect location to enjoy a stroll along the promenade and perhaps stop off for a relaxing drink whilst soaking up the atmosphere and the stunning views!
You can enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine at one of the numerous restaurants sited along the main seafront, many of which offer tasty locally caught seafood. El Campello is an ideal holiday destination for all ages, although those wanting to enjoy the nightlife may need to travel to nearby Alicante or Benidorm to frequent the many bars and clubs where you can drink and dance away into the early hours.
El Campello has been awarded many blue flags for the clean beaches and clear water, offering water sports and marine trips. Why not stroll along the harbour and relax with a glass of wine, or visit the daily fish market and mingle with the locals. El Campello has something to offer everyone from new boutiques to the fantastic cuisine. You will not be disappointed with your trip to Campello.
BARS & RESTAURANTS:
Da Riccardo This is a great Italian restaurant, situated on the promenade, which affords a great location to enjoy your evening meal. It is very popular with local Spanish families and the portion sizes are quite large, so sharing is a great idea. We've eaten here on many occasions and never been disappointed. Situated on the beach promenade.
Marco Polo This restaurant is probably our favourite, again situated on the promenade. Its cuisine is French influenced, as with Da Riccardo's we have never been disappointed with this place and for dessert lovers try the Nespresso with 5 mini desserts.... Situated on the beach promenade.
Mims Restaurant This restaurant is located on the N332, next to the Colmar camp site. It serves a varied menu from a la carte to "menu del dia" and is most definitely worth a try, the food really is excellent.
Eloy This is a very popular Spanish restaurant, the "menu del dia" is great value for money and is very busy at lunch times, particularly at weekends. On the N332 next to Mims.
Crystal This is a great place to enjoy a small snack, breakfast or lunch. The "menu del dia" is great value at around 8 Euros. There's usually a good choice and of dishes and the portions are generous. Situated on Calle San Bartolome two strett back from the beach.
Bar Lobo Marino This is a great bar to enjoy evening drinks and has an outside terrace to enjoy the summer evenings, a great place for people watching. Situated on the beach promenade.
Natalies Bar A British owned bar offering the typical english breakfast, great tea and coffee and a welcoming atmosphere. Situated on calle San Bartolome two streets back from the beach.
Bar Galicia This is the place for the best tapas in town. Always busy but worth a visit. Situated on calle San Bartolome.
There are several large supermarket in Campello - Mercadona, Aldi, Lidl and Consum, plus a lot more smaller supermarkets and bodegas.
There are a variety of small independent boutiques selling the latest fashions, shoes, beachwear and accessories.
The local street market in Campello takes place every Wednesday from 8:00am to 2:00pm, it is located in the old town and starts outside the town hall building. Please note that most shops in Spain are closed on Sundays, except for the months of July and August.
PLACES OF INTEREST:
Old Town Here you will find the church square, or "Plaza Canalejas", which is one of the oldest squares of the town, where also the library can be found. This parish church was built in 1849 and, devoted to the worship of St Theresa, it is the true hub of the open air religious celebrations and festivals throughout the year.
Fishing Port At the north end of the beach there is a working fishing port where, from Monday to Friday, there is a Lonja del Pescado (fish market), offering fresh fish for auction and sale to the general public.
La Torre Illeta The continuous invasions of the Spanish coasts, by Berber pirates, led to the construction of a security system in the 16th century which consisted of circular watchtowers along the length of the coast. La Illeta Tower was built between 1554 and 1557 and can be found overlooking the marina. It was declared a Cultural Heritage Site and was restored in 1991. Two of the towers still stand in El Campello: "El Barranc d'Aigues", on a cliff top and "La Illeta". The latter, is symbolic for El Campello people and is used as a celebration point for different events, mounted on this tower is the emblem of the town.
La Illeta del Banyet Below the tower on a small rocky point are archaeological remains that date from 3000 years BC.
Harbour This area is dedicated to nautical sports activities, with a capacity for more than four hundred vessels.
GETTING ABOUT: To get out and about on the Costa Blanca the cheapest way is to take the Tram. The Tram can be picked up at El Campello and this can take you south to Alicante or as far as Denia to the north. It is a great way to see the coastline and villages of the Costa Blanca and the trains run regularly.
FIESTAS: There are fiestas almost every month of the year in El Campello and some of the more important ones are listed below:
The Three King's Procession On the 6th of January every year the three Wise Men arrive by sea from the "Orient" laden with gifts for all the children. The Procession passes along the main streets from the port to the Church Square where children's dreams are fulfilled. For Spanish children this day is equivalent, if not more important, than Christmas Day.
Holy Week On Palm Sunday, the town goes out in procession and the palms are blessed. It is the starting point of the Holy Week events, among which the Silence Procession (Passion Wednesday) and the Entombment, ending with the traditional Mona Day (Day of the Easter Cake) when the family eat in the country or on the beach.
Virgen del Carmen Festival The most important festival for the town is of the "Virgen del Carmen" (Our Lady of Mount Carmel), the patron saint of fishermen. A great many events, shows, games and "mascletaes" (fire and sound) begin in July, building up to the 16th of July, which is a local holiday, when most of the moving events take place: The fishermen's procession and the transfer of the virgin to her chapel, where a Hail Mary is sung to her, and ending with a huge fireworks display.
The day of the Valencian Community This is celebrated on the 9th October with great enthusiasm by the Campello townspeople as it is a prelude to the beginning of the Moors and Christians festival. On the night of the 8th of October, there is dancing and a fire street show in the form of a procession through the main streets.
Moors and Christian Festival This is the main festival of the year and takes place from the 11th to the 15th of October. The Moorish disembarkation on Carrerlamar beach and the battle in front of the Torre de la Illeta, on the morning of the 12th, start the most spectacular fiestas. On the 15th the religious acts in honour of Saint Theresa and the "Virgen de los Desamparados" takes place, finishing with a magnificent firework display.
Alicante is a delightful city with museums, theatres, cinemas (some with original language soundtracks). Easily reached by car, bus or tram, Alicante offers top quality shopping and night life.
Santa Barbara Castle You cannot fail to notice this impressive castle situated on an outcrop overlooking the city of Alicante. It is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe and covers the complete summit of the Benacantil Mountain. Originally built by the Moors in the 10th century, the castle received its name after its capture from the Moors by King Alfonse of Castile on the 4th December 1248: Saint Barbara's day. Over the following centuries it was developed and extended leaving it with three main areas all dating from different eras.
Santa Barbara Castle has everything you would expect, cannons, a palace, dungeons, a moat, the ruins of a small church and of course that famous lookout tower. From all around the walls you get the most fantastic views: a definite photo opportunity.
The castle is free to visit and there are two entrance points. It is an excellent place to visit at anytime of the year. In the height of summer it is a perfect place to catch the sea breeze, whilst in the cooler months the walk up to the castle through the parks and pine wood allows you time to reflect on the difficulties of capturing it.
In the summer months of July and August the Town Hall hosts a programme of special 'castle evenings', usually consisting of concerts held on Friday and Saturday nights in the courtyard of Santa Barbara Castle. These concerts are free (limited only by the maximum capacity of the venue) and start at 10.00pm. Being out under the stars on a warm evening, listening to music with the backdrop of a medieval castle is a truly enchanting experience.
Fires of San Juan (Hogueras) In June, Hogeras is a spectacle that really should not be missed. One of Alicante's most important fiestas is the Festival de San Juan which lasts for one week in late June of each year celebrating the arrival of summer. The town is filled with street processions and floats bearing satirical figures made of wood and papier mache and the whole town is engulfed in an atmosphere of music, colour and extravagance.
In addition, every day at 2:00pm from the 20th to 24th June, there are firework displays in the Luceros square: the ear-splitting "mascletas" (firecrackers and fireworks), which ideally should be experienced wearing ear-plugs because of the noise. Finally, at midnight on 24th June, is the high point of the fiestas. After a spectacular white "palm tree" of fireworks, there is the "crema" (burning of the floats), where the bonfires all over the city are set alight and blaze away amid much merriment and dancing and singing. The fire-fighters shower the merrymakers with water in what is known as the "banya". BUT, the fiesta is not over yet. From the 25th to 29th June there is a fireworks competition on the el Postiguet beach, and the historic centre of the town comes alive with a medieval market and a range of shows.
ALICANTE HISTORY: The first settlements in the area were centred around the slopes of mount Benacantil. Although no definite remains have been found, historians are sure that the Iberians fortified the hilltop.
Another settlement was located in the Benalua area, where the Roman city of Lucentum was built. With the arrival of the Moors, the present-day city was built under the protection of the castle. King Alfonso, later known as the Wise, conquered the city in 1246 for the Castilian crown, and in 1308 Jaime II incorporated Alicante in the Kingdom of Valencia. In 1490 Ferdinand the Catholic granted Alicante its City Charter, and 100 years later it was to become the natural port of Castile, propitiating a growing sea trade, thanks to which the economy of the area began to flourish and population grew considerably, with Alicante attaining the rank of Spain's third largest trading port. In 1691, under the reign of Charles II, the French Armada bombed the city for seven consecutive days. It then became involved in the War of Spanish Succession (1701-14). It sided with the Bourbons and suffered the bombardment and destruction of the castle of Santa Barbara by English troops. During the War of Independence (1804-14), known as the Peninsular War, it was the provisional capital of the Kingdom of Valencia while Valencia proper was occupied by Major General Suchet. In the 18th century Alicante began to recover after the disasters of recent wars, but it was really in the 19th century when it started to expand considerably. With the arrival of the railway in 1858, its linkage to the centre of the peninsula guaranteed its leading role as a port, giving it the cosmopolitan air of a city facing the sea and welcoming maritime traffic. Today, Alicante is the second largest city in the province of Valencia with a population of 334,678 (2014), a central location on the Costa Blanca, and now deriving much of its income from the tourist industry.
PLACES OF INTEREST:
El Barrio The atmospheric centre of the old town near the town hall. North-west of the town hall is the 17th century church of San Nicolas de Bari (or Concatedral de San Nicolas) dedicated to the town's patron saint. El Barrio is the throbbing heart of Alicante's nightlife. This is a good place to start a night out with its vibrant Latin atmosphere as the bars/clubs in this area tend to close earlier than those located around the marina.
La Explanada de Espana This is the pride of Alicante and is the heart and soul of the town. It is one of the most beautiful waterfront promenades in Spain with its shady palm trees and intricate mosaic pattern - perfect for a leisurely stroll with plenty of cafe's to take a "cafe con leche" and watch the world go by. There's an open air stage where concerts are held and you will always find some kind of street entertainer or artisan selling their wares.
Alicante Harbour. Traditionally an important port town, its harbour and waterfront has become a magnet for members of the yachting fraternity and water-sports enthusiasts the world over. With abundant moorings, superb marine services and a wide choice of nautical schools and sailing clubs the marina is one of the many social centres to be found in Alicante.
Shopping As you would expect from a city, Alicante has a large variety of shops, from high street stores, to department stores and boutiques.
El Corte Ingles A large department store that sells everything from perfume, clothing and jewellery to household goods and furniture, there is also a large food hall, with several restaurants.
Alicante Markets: Mercado Central / Central Market Schedule: From Monday to Friday from 7:30am. to 2:30 pm / Saturdays from 7:30am to 3:00pm. Indoor market - you will find some fresh food: vegetables, meat, fish, fruits, flowers, bread and sweets. ( Avda. Alfonso X El Sabio 10)
Los Hippies de la Explanada / Hippies of the Explanada From Monday to Friday (Tuesdays closed) they open from 11:30am to 2:30pm and from 5:00pm to 8:30pm. Saturdays, Sundays and fiestas days they open from 11:00am to 10:30pm. In summer from 11:30am to 2:30pm and from 5:00pm to 2:00am. It consist of some stands located in the most emblematic promenade in Alicante where you will find jewelleries, imitation jewelleries, piercings, hippie and ethnic fashion, incenses, items made of wood, leather and ceramics, an unforgettable walk opposite the harbour. (Explanada de Espana, between Real Casino de Alicante and Canaleja's Monument)
RESTAURANTS & BARS: There are simply countless bars and restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes, with a variety of cuisines in offer.
Lizarran is a chain restaurant serving tapas and pinchos, basically anything served on a skewer and when you settle your bill they simple count the empty sticks. It's a great place to sample different types of Spanish dishes.
Ristaurante Spiga This is a really great restaurant situated in the old town, food is stunning, well worth a visit if you're having a night out in Alicante. (Calle Mayor 11, Alicante)
Villajoyosa - meaning 'the joyful town' (from the Catalan name La Villa Joiosa).
Villajoyosa is full of colour and rich in history and although it has adapted to cope with the demands of modern tourism it has managed to retain its charm. Villajoyosa is situated at the mouth of the River Sella on the Costa Blanca and is the historic capital of the Marina Baixa district. In this region you will find olive, carob and almond trees, as well as a number of palms, pines and prickly pears. Tomato plantations have now largely replaced the considerable number of vines that used to be prevalent in the area.
PLACES OF INTEREST:
The Old Town The original and older part of Villajoyosa has been declared an historic monument and there are still various bridges remaining from the time of the Romans. The city walls, dating from the 16th century illustrate how defence from attacks by Berber pirates was so important. The Municipal Museum contains interesting remains of the settlement of the city.
The Port There's no doubt at all that Villajoyosa has always been an important fishing village and still to this day, the port has a working fishing fleet. The small marina also offers moorings for modern boats as well as a multitude of water activities. The fishing boats come in every afternoon and fresh fish is auctioned on the port.
Valor Chocolate Museum. The museum tells the story of Don Valeriano Lopez Lloret who started the business in 1881 when the town first began to import cocoa beans from Ecuador. Now set in a 19th century house, the Valor chocolate factory and museum is open to the public. Free tours are given every hour, Monday to Friday, 10am - 1pm and 4pm - 7pm. Saturdays 10am - 2pm. Tour includes audiovisual show, chocolate museum, factory visit, chocolate art gallery & chocolate shop. Heaven!
The Promenade This is where you will find the most colour in Villajoyosa in the form of the beautiful promenade, lined with cafes and bars, fine restaurants and rows of brightly coloured houses. The houses are similar to those that hang over the river bed in the town centre, typical in the style of a small fishing village.
The history of Villajoyosa dates back to the Bronze Age, and the early Iberians and Romans settled here. In Roman times, the town was known as "Alonis", it is not known exactly where Alonis was located but it is thought it was near the centre of the present town. Some remains of baths and a military settlement have been found. Like many of the other east coast towns, it was subjected to attacks by the Barbary Coast Pirates.
It was founded as a Christian city with the name of Villajoyosa in 1300 by Bernardo de Sarria. According to legend and possibly a little history, on the 29th of July 1538, 36 boats carrying Algerians arrived to ransack the town but the inhabitants were able to fight them off thanks to the intercession of Saint Martha. Since that day, she has been the town's Patron Saint, a fact which is commemorated with the regular re-enactment of the landing of the Moors.
Tourist Info (+34) 966 851 371
The popular resort of Benidorm is situated approximately 60km to the northeast of Alicante airport on the sun drenched Costa Blanca.
A small fishing village until the 1960's, today Benidorm stands out for its hotel industry, beaches and summer life and has a distinctly cosmopolitan feel. It has three major beaches, each of which has a blue flag (the maximum rank granted by the European Union): Levante, Poniente and Mal Pas.
The Old Town in particular is an evocative maze of cobbled streets and inviting establishments to drink and shop in. With its blue-domed church and typical Mediterranean style white buildings, it manages to retain its character amongst a myriad of tower blocks likening itself to the skyline of Manhattan.
Thanks to the Sierra de Bernia and Sierra Helada mountains Benidorm is protected from cold northerly winds all year round. A local micro-climate provides ideal conditions for year round tourism
BARS & RESTUARANTS:
There are quite simply hundreds of bars and restaurants on offer in Benidorm. If it is tapas and typically Spanish food you're looking for, you may be surprised by what Benidorm has to offer, it's really not all fish and chips and full English breakfasts!!
Tapas Alley is the locals' name for a mouth watering concentration of Catalan or Basque style 'Tapas opportunities', running from Pl. de la Constitutio and along Santo Domingo. It's not just tapas, take your pick from a number of choices to suit all tastes, budgets and appetites, as Spanish food experiences go, it's well worth having a look, so interesting, so Spanish, and as you would imagine it's very busy on Friday and Saturday evenings in winter and summer alike.
Old Town of Benidorm is a maze of narrow cobbled streets with quirky corners and little plazas. You will find lots of shops here and hundreds of places to eat and drink. You'll also find just about any imaginable type of cuisine.
The Placa del Castell fort stood here until 1812 when the British and Spanish troops blew it up whilst expelling the French. Here you will find the Placa del Castell with a beautiful balcony and viewpoint. From here you can see the expanse of both sides of Benidorm. As you look out to sea, behind you is the church. In the Placa del Castell area there are some fine cannons that used to stand in the fort, along with a monument to those lost at sea.
The promenade is long and wide and perfect for long walks. Benidorm's beaches are justifiably famous and the resort's continuing success owes much to those fabulous golden crescents. Stretching for a luxuriant six kilometres from Levante beach in the east to Poniente beach in the west, consistently high quality blue flag bathing, lifeguard patrols, a wealth of water sports and an impressive approach to cleanliness mean these beaches are among the best in Europe.
5th January - Cabalgata de Reyes (Three Wise Men) February - Carnival March - 16th March Virgin of the Suffrage 16th to 19th March: Fallas de San Jose April - Holy week May - Cross Festival June - Corpus Cristi Procession 24th June: Hogueras de San Juan July - San Fermin July - San Cristobal July - Fiesta de Carmen July - San Jaime August - All summer there are concerts in Aiguera Park and the Rincon de Loix is celebrated at the end of the month. September - Fiesta de Asturias September - Fiesta de "la Vendimia" September - Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) October - Fiesta de Imalsa II October - Fiesta de Roser November - Honors of "Virgen del Sufragio and San Jaime" November - Fiesta de "la Carxofa"
The local tram service runs from Alicante, in the south, and heads north to Denia. It is clean, air-conditioned and reasonably priced. Tickets are purchased on board from a machine. It's possible to change the setting into many different languages, so easy to use for all international tourists. The machine accepts coins, paper money and credit cards.
Please use the link bellow for all timetables and information. http://www.fgvalicante.com
It's also possible to combine a trip on the tram with a boat trip to the island of Tabarca. Check out the following link for more information.
Valencia is a charming old city and the capital of the Old Kingdom of Valencia province of Spain that is well worth a visit. It is the third Spanish city in terms of importance and population, and the 15th in the European Union, with 810,064 inhabitants in the city proper and 1,832,270 in the Metropolitan Area . It is on the Mediterranean Sea approximately four hours to the south of Barcelona and three hours to the east of Madrid. Valencia is famous for its Fallas Festival in March, for being the birthplace of paella, for hosting the "2007 & 2010 America's Cup", and for the massive architectural project by Santiago Calatrava called The City of Arts and Sciences. The river Turia ran through the centre of the city, but it was redirected a while back and replaced by a beautiful park. This is a very nice place to spend any free time you have in the city on a sunny day.
By foot Aside from going to the beach and the City of Arts and Sciences, exploring the hub of the city requires no public transportation. Much of this city can be done walking, stopping for a coffee or a beer, and then walking more, all very leisurely. It's not necessary to have the mindset of mastering a complex public transportation system.
Valencia travel guide online will provide heaps more information.
Train from Alicante city to Valencia central takes 1hour 45 mins and a coach from Alicante takes 2 hours 25mins. Driving will talke aproximately 1 hour 45 minutes.
El Campello offer a varied and attractive castline. Next to the port and the old fishing neighbourhood, la Platja del Carrer La Mar, regenerated with fine golden sand alongside the charming promenade. It's a hub for good restaurants and exciting entertainment,
The Platja de Muchavista - Muchavista beach, extends south another 3 kms. until it meets San Juan beach.
The conservation of our coastline has been awarded well deserved blue flags for the beaches in Campello and Muchavista, for the quality of the sea, the cleanliness of the towns and the services offered on the beaches, ie, disabled access, library in the summer and childrens play equipment on the beach as well as offering playground for aduts, workout equipment?
The extensive combination of the beaches, exceptionally good weather during the whole year, makes this area an ideal spot for practising all nautical sports - there is a Club Nautico where you can take sailing classes , and a varied range of fishing, scuba diving, surf etc. all on offer.