There are many factors to take into account when choosing a destination for incentive trips or company events. In this sense, the Costa Blanca meets all the requirements you can expect for a business trip or for staging congresses, exhibitions or any other type of business event.
Costa Blanca, a well-communicated area
The Costa Blanca is a first-class tourist destination featuring an extensive network of infrastructures and roads, making it easy to reach your destination or travel around the area. If you want to arrive by plane, the best choice is Alicante airport, which is located in the town of Elche. It is the fifth busiest airport in Spain in terms of traffic, with 12 million passengers in 2016. The airport was last refurbished in 2011 with the addition of Terminal N, so you’ll find modern facilities adapted to the needs of the 21st-century traveller. The airport is connected by bus to resorts such as Benidorm and Calpe, and for car journeys you can use the A-7 and AP-7. These are known as the dual carriageway and motorway of the Mediterranean and run along the Costa Blanca from north to south. For journeys to central Spain there’s the A-31, which links Madrid to Alicante and is a local transport hub thanks to its many ring roads. There’s also a well-maintained network of secondary roads, an essential requirement for such an important tourist destination.
Hotels suitable for MICE tourism
Also vital for ensuring the success of business trips and MICE-related activities are hotels. Let’s have a look at three in particular.
The AR Diamante commands an unbeatable geographical situation, while providing excellent facilities for business events and exhibitions. There are eleven rooms of different characteristics, so you can choose the one that best suits the needs of your event.
The SH Villa Gadea, with views of the Mediterranean, has five adjustable meeting rooms, as well as larger rooms for congresses.
Nestled in a beautiful setting in Denia, La Sella Golf Resort boasts a 1500-m2 convention centre with 12 multifunctional rooms, and also offers guests the chance to play a round of golf or relax at the spa.
Team building on land, by sea and in the air
There are countless options for team building on the Costa Blanca thanks to its combination of diverse natural landscapes (from the 244 kilometres of beaches to the mountainous inland), the calm of the Mediterranean and the infrastructures and services provided by such a tourist-friendly area. Outdoor trails for hiking, cycling, horse riding or segways; jet skiing, kayaking or other activities on the sea; and parascending if you want to take to the air.
The Costa Blanca climate
This Costa has always been considered a sun-and-sand destination. The reason is due to an average temperature of 20°C and more than three hundred days of sun per year. Although we can’t control atmospheric phenomena, the almost guaranteed good weather makes the Costa Blanca a fantastic MICE destination.
The best-known features of this privileged area are its beaches. Famous ones include Benidorm (Levante and the quieter Poniente), the spectacular Portet beach in Moraira, the Playa del Arenal in Jávea, and the Playa de la Fossa in Calpe. But as mentioned above, the inland area is very mountainous. Must-visits include the Montgó Nature Park, between the towns of Denia and Xàbia, and the Guadalest Valley in Marina Baixa. Meanwhile, a fusion of sea and mountain can be found at the Peñon de Ifach Nature Park in Calpe.
And finally, its towns and cities, with highlights including the old towns of Benidorm or Altea.
How Memorable Events can help you
The excellent conditions of the destination definitely help, but by themselves are not enough to fully ensure the success of your MICE activities. You need detailed and personalised planning to develop ideas and focus on goals, professional commitment, and mentoring to guarantee that the proposed objectives are achieved.
That’s why the Costa Blanca, with the help of Memorable Events, is a perfect place for your incentive trips and company events.