The weather tends to be pretty good too, meaning most of the time it's possible and very enjoyable to get out into the mountains or onto the crags. This of course helps with fitness and wellbeing.
The local population are generally really friendly and welcoming, and English is widely spoken (in case your Spanish is a bit rusty)!
But it isn't necessary to spend a whole winter here to reap these benefits, it's very doable to feel the change in a just a few days. A recharge. And we all need a recharge every once in a while.
What is there to do here?
Golden sand beaches and lots of them. Swimming during winter is still popular. Historical towns, markets, ancient villages as well as Valencia, the city of Sciences. Okay, but what about if we look away from the seaside, what then do we see?
Absolutely loads of them too. And most of them are pointy and rocky. This is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, via ferrata, and wow those ridges.
I could ramble on for ages, but instead I'll let the photos do the talking. All photos have been taken during December 2018 - it's what winter is like.
With cheap and easy flight access from the UK to Alicante and Valencia airports why not get some annual leave booked and come sample some of these amazing places.
Merry Christmas all