Revered as the ‘White Coast’ for its breathtaking beaches, Costa Blanca stands as one of Spain’s most sought-after destinations.
Encompassing an impressive 124 miles (200 kilometres) of Mediterranean coastline in the Alicante province, on the southeastern coast of Spain and basking in over 300 days of annual sunshine, this picturesque paradise reigns supreme in the realm of vacations.
Prepare to be captivated not only by its sun-drenched shores but also by the myriad of other attractions that await.
Start your journey through Costa Blanca
Are you yearning to embark on an exhilarating adventure? We knew you would be. The time has come to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Costa Blanca.
ALICANTE Alicante seamlessly marries cultural allure with radiant, golden sunbeams – not to mention its awe-inspiring coastline. A visit to this stylish city is an absolute must. Place Santa Bárbara Castle, serene parks, artisan boutiques, and trendy bars at the forefront of your itinerary for an unforgettable experience.
ALBIR Albir, a coastal haven with a distinct edge, beckons sun enthusiasts in search of relaxation in an upscale locale. Drop by for a traditional tapas feast during lunchtime or indulge in a leisurely stroll to El Faro lighthouse, where spectacular views and a refreshing stretch await as your reward.
ALTEA Enchanting Altea, situated north of Alicante, continues to exude the same timeless charm it boasted back in the 1950s when it first introduced itself on the tourist map. Meander through its charming cobbled streets, explore the historic quarter and delightful promenade, and ensure you carve out time to explore the bustling local market and cycling routes.
CALPE For history enthusiasts who prefer a leisurely pace, the former fishing village of Calpe beckons. Boasting an impressive 14 beaches, it seamlessly blends contemporary high-rises with cherished Spanish architecture, all complemented by a natural park, marina, and salt mine.
Unravelling the finest beach escapes
LEVANTE BEACH BENIDORM – Benidorm’s prestigious Levante Beach, awarded the Blue Flag status, offers an array of thrilling water sports, vibrant bars, and delectable restaurants. Take a moment to recline on a sunbed and admire the immaculate sand, which is consistently well-maintained. It’s a haven for beach aficionados!
PONIENTE BEACH, BENIDORM The gently swaying Blue Flag on Poniente Beach positions it front and centre as one of Benidorm’s top-rated beaches. Relish in over 3 km of pristine, well-preserved sands, complete with sun loungers at your disposal and an array of eateries to ensure you’re nourished and refreshed. Pure bliss.
PLAYA ARENAL-BOL, CALPE Among Calpe’s impressive selection of 14 beaches, Playa Arenal-Bol stands out as a sunbathing haven. With over a kilometre of sandy expanse, choose your ideal spot to relax and unwind. Numerous bars and restaurants are also conveniently situated nearby.
PLAYA DEL ALBIR, ALBIR If the glistening white sands and crystal-clear waters of this sun-soaked spot weren’t enough to entice you, its coveted Blue Flag status might just do the trick. Nestled between Benidorm and Altea, it offers an idyllic haven for relaxation and soaking up the abundant sunshine.
Must do activities for all ages
FOR ADULTS… Whether you’re an aficionado of water sports or prefer the solid ground beneath your feet, Costa Blanca has an array of options to enchant you.
Stay active with a round of golf – after all, what’s better than honing your swing while soaking up the sun’s rays? Las Rejas Open Club is a leisurely option for pitch and putt, while the 18-hole Villaitana Golf invites you to master trick shots over bunkers.
From invigorating road biking to picturesque coastal cycling routes, you’ll thrive in the open expanses of Costa Blanca.
Cycling enthusiasts extol the virtues of the region’s loops, so go ahead – give them a whirl. And if history, scenery, or photography tickles your fancy, Parque Natural de Penyal D’Ifach is your haven.
FOR THE FAMILIES… For families, excitement knows no bounds in this region – particularly at Aqua Natura, where thrilling rides and splash-happy slides ensure non-stop fun. Adrenaline junkies with older kids will relish Aqualandia, with its Vertigo and Black Hole attractions. If you’re seeking a tamer experience, the Wave Pool awaits.
Perhaps you’re drawn to hair-raising rides set against the backdrop of ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece?
Feast your eyes on the exhilarating Terra Mitica. The whole family will be captivated by Mundomar, a park where encounters with birds, reptiles, and even dolphins await. Nature enthusiasts will be astounded by the beauty of the Algar Waterfalls.
When it comes to embracing the wonders of Costa Blanca and its neighbouring attractions, there truly is something for everyone – from sun-soaked relaxation to exhilarating adventures and family-friendly escapades.
More info: Costablanca.org
This article is sponsored by HOSBEC, Valencia Region Travel & Tourism Association