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Short Breaks in Spain - Fri 19th November 2010

All I want for Christmas is… a short break in Spain

Be canny about Christmas gifts for your loved one. Book them a short break on the Costa Blanca – and they might take you too. With VillaSpain, you can rent a villa in Javea, a bolthole in Moraira or an apartment in Calpe for just three days between 1 October and the end of June. Combine it with a city break to max the fun.

Check out our villas in Javea, Moraira villas and apartments in Calpe.

Here are our top tips for an Alicante short break:

What to do in Alicante

Sample the delights of this vibrant town before heading up the coast. With lush parks, golden beaches and pulse-racing retail therapy, there’s plenty to keep you occupied.

Don’t miss the stunning contemporary art gallery – the Museo de Arte De Siglo XX La Asegurada – for your fix of Picasso, Dali, Bacon and Miro. Hit the mountain-top for a glorious view of the city from the formidable Castillo de Santa Barbara.

Shop ‘til you drop for butter-soft leather bags, ceramics and wicker baskets. Kick back with cocktails and traditional tapas at city hotspot, the über-cool but relaxed Senzone Rooftop Terrace.

What to do in Denia

Had your fill of the fast life? Head up the coast to Denia. Drive by all means, but take the train if you want to up your eco-friendly credentials (and save money!). You’ll be rewarded by breathtaking scenery and a stress-free, leisurely journey.

Settle into your villa, plunge into the pool and relax. Indulge in watersports – the rocky coves to the south are ideal for scuba-diving – or head up the coast and take your pick from the best beaches on the Costa Blanca. Amble through the rainbow-coloured houses of the Old Quarter and tuck into paella by the port.

You’ll be surprised how much (or how little!) you can pack into a short break.

Remember. Book a short break with us in 2011 and get a £50 voucher towards your Summer 2011 holiday. Go on, get away more.

What are your top tips for short breaks on the Costa Blanca? Where do you go for sightseeing in Alicante? Which is your favourite beach near Denia?
Email stories and pictures of your favourite way to spend a Spanish long weekend to blog@villaspain.co.uk

Posted by Bruce Gibson

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