Activities and Attractions in the Costa Blanca region of Spain

Cycling

There is plenty of opportunty to cycle in the area free of traffic. We have details in the villa of local bike hire companies who can deliver and collect bicycles from the house from €15 per day or €49 per week. The nearby country park (Parque El Recorral); the banks of the Segura river; and, the nature reserve around the salt lake provide plentiful local opportunities for peaceful cycle routes.

Go Karting

There's a great Go-Kart track only a short drive away. Fun for ALL the family ! Just head down to the N332 La Zenia roundabout and head towards Torrevieja. The track is a few Kilometres up the road on your left hand side.You can't miss it.

Health Beauty and Spa

Health Beauty and Spa treatments can be found locally at The Beauty & Wellness Centre at Pueblo Bravo, a very well equiped and staffed centre popular with locals with great prices!

You can also find treatments at the 4*Hotel La Laguna, 45 minutes walk from the Villa.

Horse Riding

There are a number of horse riding facilities in the area and we feature four of them here.

Guardamar

El Refugio equestrian centre specialises in offering comprehensive horse riding holidays. They also offer a great range of riding facilities by the hour and by the day.
1 hour (60 minutes) riding out with a guide €22
1 hour (45 minutes) lesson in the riding school €22
1 hour (45 minutes) lesson / spanish dressage in the riding school €33
1 day-ride €50

Start in the morning at 9.45 - prepare the horses - ride between 1hr 30 mins and 2 hours - have a break in a bar/restaurant - ride back to the stable - arriving at the stable between 2 and 3 p.m.

Visit the
El Refugio website for further information.

El Rancho

Opened in 2005 this equestrian centre is run by a couple from Sweden. As well as the horse riding there is a restaurant (menu del dia), large swimming pool (with free sun loungers !) and poolside bar.

There are instructors available for beginners and lessons available. For experienced riders there is a 3 hour tour with a picnic (with wine) for 45€ and there are 1 or 2 hour tours (with or without canter) for 15€ and 30€.

El Rancho is on the road to La Marquesa from Los Montesinos. Just take the La Marquesa road (it is signposted) from the centre of Los Montesinos and El Rancho is on your right after about 3 km.

Tel: +34 609 541 695 or +34 659 497 311 or +34 616 071 058 Website: http://www.elrancho.se

Dehesa de Campoamor

Now this place can be a little tricky to find but it will be well worth the effort. As you drive South along the N332 past Cabo Roig and en route to Dehesa de Campoamor you will see this place on your right and below road level.

The best approach is to go to campoamor beach and head West in the direction of Los Altos. Note the sign on the tree is 3 horseshoes.Take a Right turn . Now you pass underneath the N332 at the CENTRO ECUESTRE sign. Take the Right hand road at the Residencial Monte Mar sign. You will see the entrance on your right soon after passing through the underpass.

The cost is €15 per hour for the indoor school and €18 per hour to ride out.

You can make a booking by telephone or it maybe as well to find the place first and make a booking in person. Booking: T +34 629 905 3968

Club Hipico

You will find Club Hipico on the road to San Miguel de Salinas just past Villamartin Golf course Villamartin. Lessons are provided or up to 4 people can ride out in a group into the surrounding countryside.

Coming from Villamartin, after turning right onto the San Miguel road you will see an uphill track on your right. This is the entrance drive to the Stables.

There is also a bar/restaurant close by which is run by an eccentric (but fun) German. The opening hours can be somewhat erratic ! T: +34 965 97 15 37

Tennis

There are Tennis courts in the old part of Ciudad Quesada and also new courts within 800m of Villa Oasis.

Costa Blanca Diving

PADI qualified dive instruction based in San Miguel de Salinas about 10km from Villa Oasis.

T: + 34 966 77 46 93 or + 34 627 01 95 02 or + 34 626 70 12 30. e-mail: info@costablancadiving.com

Website: http://www.costablancadiving.com