Do you know why no-one in Scotland has an outdoor swimming pool? It’s not a trick question. It’s because the weather is so rubbish.
When it’s not snowing, it is raining. Even when the sun does come out, it is barely warm enough to melt the permafrost. If you were daft enough to put in a swimming pool you would only be able to use it a couple of days a year although, to be fair, you could go ice-skating whenever you wanted.
By contrast, the glittering pool on the terraces of Splash Finca Panoramica in Costa Blanca in Spain never freezes over. Surrounded by hammocks and loungers the invitingly cool water is just one of the finca’s attractions.
Just an hour from Alicante Airport and 20 minutes from the beach, the finca is a little oasis of tranquillity. Contstructed on the site of an ancient ruin above Bolulla, the finca is a large, two story country house.
If you get bored of lounging by the pool and taking in the amazing views you can explore the surrounding countryside, visit the beach, enjoy a round of golf or check out one of the area’s water parks (there are 3 nearby), theme park or safari parks.
And if you’re feeling really adventurous you’ll definitely want to try some of the adventure activities Splash is so famous for. Splash Finca Panoramica offers canyoning, scuba diving, sea kayaking, a catamaran cruise coasteering, mountain biking, abseiling, climbing, paintballing and much more.
Fully qualified European and American guides will ensure that you are fully equipped and trained so that you can enjoy the activities safely. Car hire is essential, and your tour guide will advise on cheapest providers, typically priced at £10 per day.
All of the rooms have en-suite showers and excellent self catering facilities. Breakfasts can also be arranged on request.
Read what other visitors had to say about Splash Finca Panoramica:
‘Breathtaking! The Finca is stunning.. The rooms are beautiful .. The facilities are super. The views of the mountains and the towns in the distance are amazing. Very rugged and we saw something different every time we looked!’ – Reviewed 9 July 2011
‘Fantastic tranquil location we’ll return. Immaculate landscaped gardens and v private pool area. Numerous outdoor seated areas to take advantage of sun or shade. Fantastic area within easy reach of coastal resorts Altea Calpe Denia Benidorm therefore providing something for all tastes.’ – Reviewed 5 July 2011
If you want to experience Spain in a way that most visitors can only guess at then today’s Big Deal is:
£96 for two people for 3 nights in Splash Finca Panoramica, a 60% saving an the standard £240 (room only)