I went to Finca Panoramica with a friend. We were picked up from the airport by Pete the owner and our guide for the week Donas. The transport was provided for the week so we didn't have to hire a car and navigate the Spanish country roads. The finca is in a rural location with amazing views of the countryside. It was immaculately clean when we arrived.
During the week we did two walks, snorkelling, sea kayaking and canyoning. The first activity was a short walk, which I thought was a good way for us to get to know each other and our hosts. By the time it got to friday and we were abseiling down a canyon we knew and trusted Donas who was down there with us. There was a degree of flexibility to the week, so when it became evident after the first walk that several members of the group had bad knees/ankles we did snorkelling the next day rather than the longer, higher intensity walk that was originally planned. We did this a day later instead - the views from the top of the ridge were amazing.
During the week we were also chauffeured out to local villages for dinner, driven to Benidorm for our day off (where Donas recommended a very good Spanish restaurant) and still had plenty of time for relaxing by the pool and having a BBQ. The finca also had a kitchen which we used to make dinner when we weren't eating out.
All in all this was a brilliant holiday in an excellent location. The only issues were the communication with Splash before we got to Spain. We had been given an incorrect list of activities, so I bought a rather more expensive insurance premium than I needed and we didn't get an itinerary/list of things you need to take until 4 days before we flew out. I have raised these issues and was assured that the company is aware of the problem and will rectify it for future guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Splash Finca Panoramica is the Costa Blanca mountain base of Splash White Water Rafting, located just 40 minutes from Alicante airport. The Finca (country house) has been constructed on the site of an ancient ruin above the village of Bolulla and offers panoramic views of the coast and surrounding mountain ranges. Set in the breathtaking Sierra Bernia hillside but still just 15km from the coast, the finca provides a total escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life yet still offers easy access to the lively coastal towns and beaches. As well as being an ideal rural retreat, there is a range of activities available including canyoning, hillwalking, mountain bike, road cycling and much more. Whether you prefer to relax poolside at our chlorine-free saltwater pool, or explore the local bars and restaurants in the area, this is the perfect base for holiday groups of all sizes and ages.With cheap flights from the UK to Alicante, and inexpensive car hire, Splash Finca Panoramica offers an unmissable opportunity to soak up some Spanish sun! ... more less