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Tourists visiting Costa Blanca in the Region of Valencia will no doubt have been lured by the seven wonders of the province of Alicante, seven man-made and natural landmarks that can be found in a place packed with history, art and tradition. The region is famous for the multiple varieties of rice that are part of Alicante's gastronomy which taste even better accompanied by a bottle of wine made with the native muscatel grape, and with views of the Marina Alta's Mediterranean. Costa Blanca is also the birthplace of the “turrón of Jijona”, a typical Christmas dessert famous all over the world.

As for golfers, there are more than 35 golf courses to choose from on the coastline stretching from Castellón in the North to Costa Blanca in the South. The Mediterranean bathes the Region of Valencia along its 600 kilometres of coastline and makes it the ideal location for golf fans who will find courses that meet their expectations in all areas of the region: Castellón, Valencia and Alicante. The whole region and specially the Costa Blanca enjoy a privileged climate enabling golfers to play golf all year round. In fact the Costa Blanca's climate is even recognised as one of the best in the world by the World Health Organisation. This was taken into account when world champions such as Severiano Ballesteros, José María Olazábal and Jack Nicklaus designed some of the golf courses located between Denia and Orihuela.

Once you arrive to Costa Blanca, you will discover a beautiful place with a spectacular landscape that blends high mountains with sandy beaches. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know the nearby towns and to enjoy the region's different leisure activities, gastronomy and culture, which caters for all tastes.

For more information, visit www.regionofvalencia.com

Photos Courtesy of the Costa Blanca and Valencia Tourist Boards