What to do on the Costa Blanca when it rains? The cold season is slowly approaching and this means it can get chilly, windy and some days it may even rain, even though the Costa Blanca is well-known for its beautiful weather and many sandy and white pebble beaches. There are lots of museums and other places to visit such as the Tapas street or the Casino in Benidorm, or maybe a museum or Spa in Altea when you want a different day out with your relatives.
Moors & Christians museum in Altea
Most people have heard of or seen a Moors & Christians parades in one of the towns on the Costa Banca. During each town’s patron festivities, the locals honor their history and parade the main street all fantastically dressed in spectacular costumes. Marching bands that play impressive music accompany them. The town of Altea decided to dedicate an exhibition to these fantastic outfits, and that is how the museum came to life. It can be visited on the first floor of the cultural center/library at the end of the main shopping street. Outfits from the last 35 years are on display and show how this local fiesta evolved.
The museum opens Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs and from 17.00 to 21.30 hrs.
Tapas street in Benidorm
One of the most emblematic streets in Benidorm, without a doubt, is the Tapas street in the historic center. It is right in the area between Levante and Poniente Beach. This tapas street, that is partly covered, is home to a variety of many tapas restaurants where they serve the best type of finger food you can taste. They mix typical Spanish tastes with Mexican and French flavors in the many restaurants that fill the street. And come rain come sun, this street is always buzzing with people and activity.
If you want to spend a different kind of day and spend a bit of money then this is the place to be. Casino Mediterráneo Benidorm opened its doors in 2014 on the Avenida del Mediterráneo. Since then it has become a meeting point in the Rincon de Loix. They have Roulette and Black Jack tables and different sorts of gaming machines. As well as an area with sports betting machines and large televisions. And if you think you are good at Poker you can participate in one of the weekly and monthly tournaments they organize.
The address of the Casino is Avenida del Mediterráneo 55 in Benidorm. During the winter months, it opens from 10.00 to 03.00 hrs from Sundays to Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays it closes an hour later at 04.00 hrs.
Villa Gadea Spa
If you want to relax, for no reason or after doing one of the above activities, you could visit a Spa. One of our readers visited one and mentioned this great way to spend a rainy and cold day indoors. The Thalasso Spa Thermal Club of SH Villa Gadea has the best healthy ways to help you rest and relax. They have saltwater pools, massage seats, jacuzzi, foot massage cabins and lots more. On top of that, there are aromatherapy and other types of showers, a Finnish sauna and a brand new ice cave. And after you are completely at peace you can have a drink at the Ecobar.
You find The Thalasso Spa Thermal Club at Partida Villa Gadea s/n in Altea. The opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 21.00 hrs
Saturday: 10.00 to 22.00 hrs
Sunday: 10.00 to 14.00 hrs.
Check their website for more information about price, offers and packages
These things in Benidorm and Altea are just a few of the options of what to do in the area when it rains and you want to do something indoor. More options will soon follow in another blog.
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