If you’d like to find a location on the Costa Blanca, where everything from sandy beaches, to golf courses and family attractions, is at your fingertips, then why not browse HomeAway’s list of holiday homes in Blue Hill. With a world-class infrastructure all around, you won’t have to waste any precious holiday time getting to the places you want to go and do the things you want to do. Holiday rentals in Blue Hill cater mostly to families and large groups, with multiple bedrooms and ample space both indoors and out, in private gardens. Blue Hill holiday homes tend to feature pools, and homey conveniences like satellite TV and air-conditioning, which makes things even more comfortable.
-Beaches. The area’s coastline is a sequence of small, sandy beaches like Cabo Roig, Cala Central and La Zenia. Many of the beaches are quiet, and tend to be fringed only by light development, but there’s always good services and amenities, with refreshments, showers and lifeguards. Further down, Playa Mil Palmeras is a kilometre in length and has a bustling promenade.
-Golf. The amount of golf courses in this area is really impressive, with two within a couple of kilometres, and six others less than 20 minutes away. La Romero is in the immediate vicinity and offers a lush 18-hole course, the last hole of which is a very challenging 356-metre par 4. Also near is Real Club de Golf Campoamor, an 18-hole par 72, with practice greens, a shop and electric trolley rental.
-Torrevieja. This is a thriving town with lots of interesting things for tourists. On Fridays you could come here to visit the outdoor market, which, with more than 1200 stalls selling all manner of products, is one of the largest in Europe. There’s also a water park, Aquopolis, which boasts 15 different pools and slides, as well as other amusements like mini-golf and a good choice of refreshments stands.
-Tabarca. From Torrevieja you could also catch a boat to the island of Tabarca, which is a few kilometres off the coast and a beautiful natural haven. It’s no more than 1,800 metres long and 400 metres wide but has perfectly unspoiled sandy beaches, and the clear waters are perfect for swimming and snorkelling. To round off your trip, the island also has some fabulous restaurants serving the freshest seafood.
-Orihuela. This historic town is a simple drive in from the coast, and has some important buildings from different eras. One is the Arabic Castle, dating to the 800s and still with large sections intact, including its towers. You could also see the Gothic cathedral, which is from the 1300s and built on site of Orihuela’s former mosque.
Summers in this region are predictably warm and sunny, with rainfall rare and only occurring in brief bursts. If you arrive at an apartment in Blue Hill in summer then you should be prepared for daily highs that get up to between 27 and 34 degrees, sometimes rising even higher. Nights are also warm, and lows linger around 20 degrees in July and August. With year-round sunshine, winters are mild but usually bright, with maximum temperatures of 16 degrees in January.
The international airport for the region is Alicante (ALC), a major centre for air transport, with plenty of connections to cities across Britain. Most of the traffic occurs during the summer, when Alicante becomes one of Spain’s busiest destinations. With a car the trip to Blue Hill apartments is effortless – you can simply take the AP-7 for about 40 minutes. With the Costa Azul line you can also catch a bus from the terminal to the town of Torrevieja, which is just up from Blue Hill.