If you have the diving bug, then a big part of any break that you go on will be the chance to strap on the scuba gear and get in the water. Luckily, if you are planning on visiting the coast of Spain anytime soon, you will find plenty of places that are excellent diving spots as well as some lovely accommodation, restaurants, and things to do in the brief few hours that you are not exploring the undersea landscape. Read on to find out more.
Costa Del Sol
The Costa del Sol is a marvellous place to visit both for diving and as a holiday location. For dryer days why not visit the beautiful Playa de Artola beach in Marbella and top up your tan? Then there is the Selwo Marina, in Benalmádena, where you can see some of the larger sea life that you won’t get access to on a dive. Such as dolphins, sea lions, and even penguins. While for those wanting some on land adrenaline filled adventures there is the Tivoli World theme park, also in Benalmádena, to visit. Just make sure to get here early to avoid the queues!
Of course, there is no shortage of excellent spots to dive in the Costa del Sol, and the strip of coast between Marbella and Estepona is particularly well regarded. Also, check out Punta Atalaya for some great underwater landscape including sea fingers and the Barco Antiguo, a site teeming with marine life of the smaller variety.
As the Costa del Sol is also a very popular tourist location, it’s pretty easy to find some good quality accommodation in the area as well. Check out sites like Interhome Spain for villas with pools and apartments, or use one of the many hotel booking services online to reserve a room close to the beach.
Another great place to take a holiday if you are looking to combine diving and other activities is the beautiful Costa Blanca, Alicante, or the White Coast as it translates to in English. Obviously, if you are in the area and can stay of out the sea long enough, you will want to visit the impressive Santa Bárbara Castle in Alicante town. A mountain top fort from the 9th Century. Or, why not head North and do some hiking and climbing in the gorgeous Sierra Helada Natural Park?
Then when you get sick of being on dry land, you can get on your scuba gear and dive into the ocean in places such as Barcos de Burriana. Reached by boat, this is a site that can provide some interning flora and fauna, even if the visibility is a little low sometimes. Then there is Descubridor Island a site where you can find beautiful anemones and interesting rock formations of the cost of the Costa Blanca.
Again, accommodation is easy to find in this area, as it’s primarily set up for the tourist trade. Although if you fancy something a little bit more unusual then why not consider hiring a yacht? As then you can both dive from the boat, and use it as a base from which to explore the surrounding areas.