The official arrival of summer calls for a celebration: by the beach, enjoying the sea and the sun and relaxing at one of Costa Blanca’s famous beach bars.
La Siesta in Jávea
This elegant terrace in Jávea is a place immersed in peace and tranquility, transmitting good vibes and inviting to relaxation. We recommend their Perfect Gins as they have a long list with great combinations, and their fusion tapas that range from authentically Iberian to Moroccan, Thai and Lebanese-inspired. La Siesta is a generous terrace (take the virtual tour below to see the whole place) equally beautiful by day and by night and might be one of the best places to illustrate what Spaniards mean by estar de terraceo.
Oli-ba-ba in Oliva
The setting is absolutely stunning and considered one of Europe’s finest. Oli-ba-ba beach bar has a Pacific island theme featuring two replicas of towering Moai – monolithic structures carved by the ancient Rapa Nui people of Easter Island. At night, the figures appear to almost guard the premises, as warm Valencian breezes waft through the thatched roofs and the sun sets. Senyoret rice, the authentic paella from Valencia, awaits you along with sangria made with cava, the famous sparkling wine of Spain. At night, we recommend Agua de Valencia with cava as well, vodka and orange juice.
L’Olleta in Altea
Right in front of the L’Olla beach, the hidden gem of the town of Altea, and shaded by pine trees, L’Olleta offers unbeatable views of the sea coast from the mountain range of Albir in the south to Peñón de Ifach by the east. The beach bar has a sophisticated cuisine with signature tapas, lobster salads and above all a very varied rice cuisine, from which you can choose any alternative in three variants: dry, mellow or caldosa. The terrace of L’Olleta is home to all year round events and parties with live music, great wines and exquisite cocktails.
Cover image via L’Olleta