While it is easy to be impressed with the charming medieval towns and villages along the coast, not all the towns and cities are beautiful. Sadly, many of the older fishing villages have been...well, let's say transformed, thanks to package tours from throughout Europe. What one finds in these towns is often very ugly, although I must confess I was fascinated by some of the newer developments going up. For those of you who don't know what Alicante and Benidorm and Calpe look like, and are not quite sure whether you want to find out, here are a few images.
One thing you will appreciate after looking at some of the newer developments is the impact of Vancouver's condominium bylaws that restrict what one can do to the outside of their unit!