The holiday town of Elche, an ideal location for your Alicante, Costa Blanca holidays is famous for both its palm trees and steeped history dating past the Byzantine Empire. Choosing to stay in holiday accommodation in Elche will give you a focal point to the entire Costa Blanca region as important holiday towns such as Alicante or only a few km's away. Elche holidays are also great for the entire family on holiday as the area is well known for it rural style villas accommodating the large family and most even have private pools. With the Alicante airport less than 30 minutes away, travel to holiday rentals in Elche from Europe and the UK has been made easy especially with the cheap flights on offer today.
When you choose Elche villa as the destination for your holiday rentals in Spain you can visit many other holiday villages and resort towns. In the surrounding area of Elche you will find all types of holiday accommodation to fit your requirements. Although Elche is not on the beautiful sandy beaches of the Mediterranean, it is only a 20 km drive to either Alicante or Sonta Pola to visit their beaches. Elche is not a vibrant area as other holiday resorts but will offer you a relaxed atmosphere and of course more history to enjoy than other areas of the Costa Blanca.
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Santa Pola has to be on your "must see list" for a day out from your Elche family holiday villa. It lies just a few miles from the airport on a calm bay. If you're a history buff you have to see the Roman mosaics which are located in the town park and the phenomenal fort which commands the town centre. It also has six beaches and a sports marina with fishing, sailing facilities and diving schools on offer so that you can enjoy new experiences while staying in one of the many villas for rent in Elche.
Another place to visit near Alicante is Gran Alacante. It is no different than most of the other towns on the Costa Blanca which offer many activities to occupy your time while holidaying in your Elche area self catering villa. Not only can you enjoy volleyball on the beach but windsurfing, kitesurfing and scuba diving are definitely on the menu. On the beaches of Gran Alacant there are several places where equipment can be hired to enjoy a day under the surf.
Hondon de las Nieves is another place on the Costa Blanca where you don't even want to think about sitting in your family holiday rental villa as there is just to much to do in the area. Around the village of Hondon de las Nieves you can find an array of activities starting with hang gliding, ballooning, quad biking, horse riding, trout fishing, mountain biking and rambling. All of this is available in and around your Hondon de las Nieves villa as well as spectacular views of the Crevillente mountain range.
The holiday area of Elche has much to offer to occupy your time from history to simply relaxing. The town of Elche is steeped in history dating back past the Byzantine Empire. When you have settled into one of the beautiful Elche holiday rental apartments, you can also enjoy a historic walk around the town viewing the irrigation system which was originally set up by the Moors and further developed by the Romans into what it is to day.
When you have chosen to stay in one of the available villas for rent in Elche, the children will enjoy a visit to the Elche Safari Park and Rio Safari which is a mixture of zoo, a community farm and safari park. Be sure to take the train which runs around the park and allows you to see the tigers, lions, jaguars, giraffes, hippos, elephants, monkeys and crocodiles in their quasi natural habitat. There is also a display of sea lions and parrots for your enjoyment.
Like most tourist on a Costa Blanca holiday, most of your time will be spent on the magnificent sandy beaches along the coast line. There is a large array of water sports available here with back up facilities which are easily accessible from many holiday rentals in Elche to make your holiday more enjoyable. On your flight in if you didn't see the area in Alicante your Elche villa occupies then take a balloon ride across the countryside and discover the stunning scenery that surround your family holiday rental villa.
If choosing the Elche area for your golfing holiday you will have an immense choice of course to play. The Costa Blanca is known for its golf and the tremendous amount of courses available and within a few minutes drive of Elche holiday rental apartments, you will be able to play on over a half dozen top class ones.
The Elche holiday area enjoys a beautifully warm climate with summer temperatures averaging in the mid to high 30's. Some days though in the peak season can see temperatures in the low 40's. For most of Europe, Elche is an ideal area to escape the winters at home.
With so many things to do during your Spain Holiday Rentals in Elche we have given a few links below for important areas on the Elche holiday area. You can also read about all there is to do in the area and other holiday regions of Spain by visiting our Elcha Holiday Guide page.
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With cheap flights from the UK and most of Europe to Alicante Airport (ALC) with Easyjet, Monarch and Ryanair, Elche has become a main tourist destination. Once in Alicante you can hire a car or private transport to your holiday accommodation in Elche. It is suggested though to hire a car so you can enjoy what the Elche holiday region has to offer during your Holiday Rental in Spain!
Most Alicante holiday travelers may be concerned about speaking the lingo when on a holiday to Spain. In Alicante this is not the case as most establishments you will visit will speak your language with this being a tourist hot spot. As with any foreign country though it is always courteous to know a few words, so remember “hello is hola” and “thank you is gracias”. The entire Elche, Costa Blanca area is accustomed to tourist so do not be afraid of the language, just enjoy your holiday in the sun and your Holiday Rental in Spain!
Elche, a town of national importance, is the focal point of the Elche holiday region with rental villas only 23 km from Alicante and the beautiful sandy shores of the Costa Blanca. Elche has been nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site and the first thing you notice when arriving are the number of palm trees. There are hundreds lining the streets and plazas making for great shade on a hot summers day. Elche is a fantastic location for your holiday rentals in Spain accommodation for history as the town dates back further than the Byzantine Empire, as a result there is an abundance of architecture to be explored during your holiday in Spain. The holiday area of Elche has many rural villages nearby and the area is known for its country style private rental villas, most with private pools. For the rural type of Spain Holiday Rentals (popularly called as Tourismo Rural), an Elche villa will accommodate all of your needs offering you a holiday of total relaxation.(read on)