Located in the province of Alicante, the Costa Blanca is well connected a destination with 2 international airports, which are the Valencia and Alicante Airports, the latter located in the city of Elche.
In the Costa Blanca we find from big tourist cities, with modern infrastructure skyscrapers, such as Benidorm, to small Mediterranean villages where time seems to have stopped as in the old town of Altea, the valle de Guadalest or the colorful houses of the old town in Villajoyosa.
In other cities, nature with its landscapes of the Sierra Helada and the Sierra de Bernia dominate the place, as in the wonderful Peñón de Ifach en Altea, the marine reserve of Denia, Benissa, among others.But a good place to stay to enjoy the scenery is Jávea, where you can visit the wonderful Javea Scenic Viewpoints Route. In addition, many natural parks that stretch along these shores, delight hikers and nature lovers. The Costa Blanca is an authentic jewel of the Mediterranean.
The Costa Blanca is a cosmopolitan region where approximately 1,200,000 inhabitants, of which 28% are foreigners, live. The friendliness of its people, its rich cuisine, the many festivals and traditions, as well as its privileged climate for decades have attracted millions of local and foreign tourists.
The Costa Blanca has a fantastic climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year and an average of 21 degrees, with mild winters and hot summers; any time of the year is good to visit.
This region has over 200 km of coastline, with spectacular beaches and coves. It holds an average of 74 beaches awarded with the Blue Flag by the EU for its quality and services, 60 beaches and 14 ports which are one of the main attractions.
But the Costa Blanca is not only a destination for sun and beach, nature lovers will find here their little paradise as they can enjoy numerous natural parks like Parque Natural Mongó, Sierra Helada, Peñón de Ifach, Las Salinas or Sierra Gelada where they can do hiking and excursions with the whole family.
The presence of different cultures through this territory has left its mark in the form of important historical heritage in this region, since archaeological remains of the Roman, Greek, Phoenician and Iberian have been found. The selection of museums and monuments is infinite: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Alicante, Museo Arqueológico, Casa Modernista or Santuario de María Magdalena, Baños de la Reina and fortifications, walled villages, towers, Castillo de Alicante, Castillo de Santa Bárbara in Alicante, Castillo de Guadalest, and much more.
The Costa Blanca is synonymous with holidays, and has a full calendar of festivities and traditions where religious and pagan festivalsare mixed. This is one of the regions of Spain where most holidays are celebrated, being the summer season, the height of all this tradition. One of the most prominent and celebrated festivities in almost all the municipalities of the Costa Blanca is the Fiesta de Moros y Cristianos where color, music and the smell of gunpowder flood everything. Also widely celebrated isthe night of San Juan, the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of all fishermen, the world famous Fallas or the “Bous a la mar” are some of the many festivals and most important traditions of this region.
The wonders of the Costa Blanca
The 141 municipalities of the province of Alicante offer visitors a host of leisure and tourism activities. From Denia to Calpe, via Benidorm to Santa Pola and Torrevieja… the Costa Blanca offers visitors a great cultural offering, a broad historical heritage, delicious cuisine and endless beaches, coves and cliffs to enjoy the sea.