La Nucía

‘’God made the country, and man made the town’’

William Cowper

When on holiday, the Mayor of the place you are visiting will be quite far down on your ‘things to know about an area’ list. But Bernabé Cano, who has held the title in La Nucía since 2001, is no ordinary town hall councillor.

He seems to have single-handedly re-shaped his hometown from an insignificant Spanish outpost into one of Spain’s premier leisure and sporting destinations, with Ciudad Deportiva Camilo Cano the headline act.

At the same time, there has been an expansion of residential estates across the wider La Nucía municipality where Brits still remain mad keen on buying their place in the sun.

Church in the town of La Nucia, Costa Blanca.

Once you factor in one of the region’s finest musical auditoriums, a Michelin-star restaurant, a famous Sunday market, the recent addition of two Barceló hotels and an international resident population so large an official International Weekend is organised annually, you begin to appreciate the transformation of a once sleepy market town.

With nearby golf courses at Meliã Villaitana and Altea Golf Club, La Nucía is a great base for the golf enthusiast to combine sporting endeavours with holiday entertainment.

If, however, you view the game of golf as a ‘good walk spoiled’, you’re in the right location to begin discovering the inland villages and the culture and history of the Marina Baixa region. 


Musical Auditorium, Auditori De Les Nits, in the town of La Nucia, Costa Blanca.