The Costa Blanca is the tourist name given to the Mediterranean Coast located in the southeast of Spain, province of Alicante (Spain), ranging from the town of Denia to the of Pilar de la Horadada.
When we talk about the Costa Blanca, we talk about beaches and coves of dream, more than 2,800 hours of sunshine a year, with an average annual temperature of around 19.3 ° C, making its microclimate have the perfect features to live in this coast throughout the year. The climate of Alicante is well known for its mild climate among all the cities of the Costa Blanca, Alicante is protected in its northern part by small hills and further north by a mountain range (approximately 1,600 ms). These mountain ranges make it doesn’t rain in the city more than 20 days/year.
All of this encourages the practice of water sports, golf, diving activities, and any other type of activity “outdoor”.
The Costa blanca has a coastal length of 200 km, and along it, offers fantastic beaches, but also magnificent cliffs, beautiful countryside, crystal clear waters where alternate white sand coves and pebble beaches.
For the practice of golf lovers, the Costa blanca is one of the favorite destinations, since it offers an extensive network of fields with excellent facilities and have been designed by prestigious players.
The same goes for the practice of nautical leisure since the Costa Blanca you will find a variety of very wide clubs sailing, rental boats, scuba diving, sailing and windsurfing schools, etc…
The gastronomy is still another of the major claims of the Costa Blanca due to its extensive range: from the typical paella, excellent dishes of meat and fish or seafood, wines with designation of origin for the delight and satisfaction of the most demanding palates.
Some of the areas of interest that we cannot miss are: Altea, Benidorm, Albir-Alfaz del Pi, Javea, Moraira, Alicante, Calpe, Denia, Guadalest and plenty more.
Make sightseeing in the Costa Blanca is finding surprising contrasts that allow you to make unexpected leaps between tourist universes in a matter of minutes. For instance, from Benidorm, the capital of the Sun and the beach, to the beautiful mountains of the sierra de Aitana on a journey of less than an hour’s drive. Gives equal where to start, Guadalest Vall up or Vall de Guadalest down, the experience will be unique. If we start by Benidorm, and the rest of coastal municipalities of the Marina Baixa, as L´ Alfas of the Pi, Finestrat and Villajoyosa, Altea, the sea will always be present. Coves and beaches unrivalled along the coast, water sports and attractions such as the cable ski, spectacular theme parks and entertainment, nightclubs and bars to live music without brake, areas of drinks for all tastes and urban spaces with the signature of the best architects and urban planners, such as Ricardo Bofill (Laiguera Park), Carlos Ferrater (paseo de Poniente) and Oriol Bohigas (paseo de Levante). Not to mention one offer hotel and accommodation second to none and all that a tourist can dream to cover the 24 hours a day without leaving live experience.
All this without sacrificing the taste of sea and the beauty of the surroundings respected due to the compact nature of the city of Benidorm, whose skyline is already a reference image of the tourist imaginary. A few kilometres away, Altea, with its picturesque town crowned by the legendary Blue Dome of the Church of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, offers crafts, water sports, a variety of restaurants excellent and more remarkable coves. Download map of the Costa Blanca: Mapa Costa Blanca.
Shopping. Craftsmanship and cutting-edge design coexist in a province pioneered the manufacture of shoes, bags, rugs, toys and a wide range of products, including the production of “turrón”, ice-cream or wines with designation of origin.
In addition to the traditional markets with fresh food of first category, as the Central Market of Alicante, we find numerous little markets , such as the one in Altea, or second hand, as in La Nucia, in addition to establishments where craftsmanship is dressed in the style of avant-garde design. Other interesting markets, are that of El Campico in Guardamar, the Xaló, from the Swan in Benidorm or the Santa Faz and the Alicante City Hall square.
If in Alicante the avenida Maisonnave has become the most important commercial area of the city, Elche and Elda are capitals of shoes in Spain, since there are outstanding designs of the most recognized brands in the market, which can be found in Elche Industrial Park and at the outlet of the footwear eldense route. And the offer is extended also to handbags and accessories. Crevillent is the paradise of carpets, with numerous shops and offers, while Ibi bets for the toy industry and its derivatives.
Buying turrón in Alicante is guarantee of quality and excellence, with its recognition with denomination of origin in Jijona, like ice cream, with a production of innovative flavors. Just like wines that have won international awards and which are available at numerous wine cellars, which also allow the visit and wine tasting, thanks to the so-called wine route.
All this and more can be found on the Costa Blanca, so… welcome!