By Peter McLaren-Kennedy • 10 February 2022 • 11:14
Although its origins go back much further, Valentine’s Day as we know it today goes back to the 18th-century, when it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards.
Unfortunately the tradition has been commercialised taking away the essence of what the day is all about, expressing your love for the cherished one in your life.
But the Marina Alta is different it has so much to offer, to make the day special whether you prefer the mountains, the valleys or the seaside, there is somewhere for everyone.
So where could you go?
There’s nothing quite as romantic as a trip back in time to when kings and queens ruled and when the wine was made by hand. There are plenty of options but my favourites are:
To finish Valentine’s Day off
Valentine ’s Day has become synonymous with eating out, but skip the commercial and usual places and head somewhere special like
What else could you do?
The Alta Marina offers a wide variety of options, whether you go sailing, swimming, walking or sightseeing. But why not try something a little different?
If you are looking for an overnight stay then the Marina Alta has a lot to offer with many interesting and top quality bed and breakfasts, as well as the usual hotels along the coast. But do yourself a favour and go inland, you will be surprised at the availability of quality establishments.
Happy Valentine’s Day – spend it in the Marina Alta and you won’t be disappointed.
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Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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