The Costa Blanca (or 'White Coast') is a 200km stretch of Mediterranean coastline, home to over 170 glorious beaches and coves. This region of southeastern Spain is best known for its year-round sunshine, world-class beaches, rich history and postcard-perfect landscape, stretching across the province of Alicante, from the town of Denia in the north to Pilar de la Horadada in the south. Think sweeping white sands, luxury marinas, ancient Roman remains and colourful fiestas, with beachfront apartments and villas with private pools in the heart of it all!
The definition of the perfect beach escape, the sun-kissed Costa Blanca boasts a beautiful subtropical climate, golf courses and water sports galore, modern amenities and an endless choice of fun things to do for a family-friendly stay. For young, free and singles, the Alicante nightlife scene varies from the upscale lounge bars of Denia, to the bright lights of Benidorm. The surrounding mountain landscape with its wild flora and fauna is a natural paradise for hikers and cyclists and the region is dotted with cultural gems, historical remains, whitewashed pueblos and atmospheric old towns. There so many ways to enjoy the Costa Blanca, which offers something for everyone.
Enjoy panoramic views from the traditional mountainside town of Moraira, delight in the delicious seafood gastronomy of Calpe and relax on the unspoiled palm-lined coves of Benissa, with its botanical beauty. Take a walk along the sand dunes of Santa Pola's El Carabassí beach, treat the kids to the thrills of Terra Mittica theme park and witness the wonderful sunsets of La Mata. If you're stuck on where to stay in the White Coast, don't worry - we've selected some top destinations so you can experience the best of this little slice of paradise...
Javea retains the charms of its fishing village past, with friendly locals, secluded coves and exquisite Gothic architecture. The port area Aduanas de Mar boasts excellent seafood restaurants, while the mountaintop fortress of Guadalest makes for the perfect day trip.
50km southwest of Alicante, Orihuela is a city and district at the foot of the Sierra de Orihuela mountains, home to 3 golf courses, a sprinkling of national monuments and small cliffs ideal for fishing. The golden shallow beaches along the coast are all family-friendly.
The upscale port city of Denia is a peaceful and picturesque resort, known for being a typical Spanish beach town, with a Roman castle overlooking its luxury marina. Tourists flock to Denia for its rustic seafood restaurants, authentic fishing village way of life and close proximity to Valencia.
100km from Alicante, Torrevieja boasts family-friendly beaches, its famous pink salt water lakes, and some beautiful parklands and sand dunes. Only accessible by boat, take a day trip to neighbouring island Tabarca, with its fortified walls and fascinating pirate history.
Teulada is a coastal town in the region of Moraira, with a history of wine-making. It is home to some beautiful coves and a historic quarter with its ancient castle, surrounded by picturesque vineyards. Benissa and Benitachell are just a stone's throw away from Teulada.
Located in the province of Alicante in southeastern Spain, the beautiful coastline of the Costa Blanca attracts over 11 million tourists each year, with a varied 200km-long strip of fine white and golden sand, stretching from Denia in the north to Pilar De Horadada in the south. Discover a surrounding landscape of picturesque olive groves, and orange and almond trees, while the north alone has 20 natural parks. The Costa Blanca offers the perfect family escape in the sun, boasting more Blue Flag beaches than any other Spanish costa, with a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere, pretty whitewashed pueblos and bustling towns with plenty of modern amenities, tapas bars, restaurants and clubs.
North of Alicante, where the unspoiled districts of Altea and Benitachell lie, discover a mix of lush green pine-lined hillsides and rocky terrain, with Sierra Helada or 'Ice Mountain' boasting the perfect playground for hikers and cyclists. The glorious coastline varies from resort to resort; Benidorm's urban Levante Beach is a 2km stretch of fine golden sand, perfect for people watching, while the sheltered coves and bays of Moraig and El Campello offer more tranquil surroundings away from the main crowds. Venture away from the coast to rural Alicante's Orba or Jalon Valleys, where the scent of cherry blossom lingers in the air and the Onya and Gorgos rivers run along tiny villages untouched by commercial tourism. The salt marshes of Torrevieja are also a must-see for nature lovers.
A 10-minute drive north of Benidorm, the art and culture capital of Altea is an inspiring destination for creative minds and bohemian spirits, with its atmospheric old quarter and flower-adorned streets that retain their old Spanish charm. It is also home to Museum of Culture and Fine Arts, as well as a newly-built concert hall. Foodies and culture vultures will also love taking a gastronomic tour in fishing villages like El Campello and Elche.
For families, there is plenty to do, from Benidorm's Terra Mitica theme park, to Dino Park Algar, located in the Cactus d'Algar Botanical Gardens. Take a walk on the wild side with Rio Safari Park in Elche, and swim with the sea lions, or become one with nature with a trip to Algar Waterfalls, 15km from Benidorm and Altea. The Cala Moraig Caves are the jewel of Benitachell, with panoramic views, sandy beaches and hiking routes at various difficulty levels.
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