The essentials spots of the Costa Blanca

Santa Barbara Castle in Alicante

The Costa Blanca has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The climate, however, is just one of the many attractions offered to visitors. A place full of history, castles, rich gastronomy, beautiful beaches, natural parks and a wide range of leisure that gives life to this region on the Mediterranean. Discover our selection of the most essential tourist spots of the Costa Blanca.




Parque Natural Montgó

Parque Natural Montgó, a Jávea and Denia icon is a must visit for all lovers of nature and hiking. If what is sought is to be in contact with nature, accompanied by family or friends, this is the place. A tour through the many paths that lead to the top where you can enjoy breathtaking scenery and exceptional views, on clear days you even can get to see Ibiza Island.


Port of Denia and Castle

Puerto y Castillo de Denia

If you are touring this region, include this on your list because it’s a must visit. Located on top of a hill along the harbor overlooking the Bay and the city, it is this fantastic castle, which has become a symbol of the town. Inside the castle, a lovely walk will lead you to discover the different rooms, towers, bastions and courtyards, besides the fantastic archaeological museum. Once up in the castle do not miss the fabulous view of the entire city.


Beautifull Altea panoramic view
Altea Old Town

One of the jewels of the Costa Blanca, the streets of Altea draw a labyrinth of immaculate white houses, filled with plants and colorful flowers, alleys, stairways and paved walks. A captivating walk through its streets will transport you to another time and surprise you at every step with charming corners. Do not miss Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo and the Mirador de Cronistas where you can enjoy breathtaking views. For us, this would be, without much doubt, to know the essentials list of the Costa Blanca for its great charm.


Boats infront of Tabarca island

Visit the island of Tabarca

On the island of Tabarca, opposite of the city of Alicante, you can make a one day trip on one of the ships that sail from the port of Alicante. The crossing takes 1 hour or so, and upon arrival you will enjoy a protected marine reserve where you can swim in its fabulous beaches, diving and tour the small island. A good choice for a different day with the whole family.


The Popular barrio de Santa Cruz and Castillo de Santa Barbara in Alicante
Barrio de Santa Cruz de Alicante

An imperative visit that you cannot miss is a visit to Barrio de Santa Cruz de Alicante. A charming path between its steep, narrow streets with old houses decorated with colorful plants that make this area a magical place. Enjoy the many bars and restaurants, an ideal place for a stop to drink a good wine or enjoy a tapa. Do not forget to get close to the different viewpoints of the district to enjoy one of the best views of the city


Panoramic view of Cala Granadella beach in Javea

Cala Granadella in Jávea

This beautiful cove south of Jávea has been recognized for several years as the best beach in Spain by a famous TV show. Surrounded by high cliffs in a virgin and wild enclave, Cala Granadellawill surprise you with its crystal clear turquoise waters and privileged seabeds, it is no wonder that it is a very popular beach and many boats come here to enjoy its waters. In the Costa Blanca you will find more than 100 amazing beaches, in which 74 beaches are awarded the Blue Flagso it is very difficult to make a selection, but this is our bet between the best beaches of the Costa Blanca.


Castillo de Guadalest

A little gem located just 24 km from Benidorm which is well worth a visit to get away from the maelstrom of the crowded cities and the summer heat. Guadalest is a small and very picturesque mountain village that will transport you to another time. It has a small castle and several museums. From the top of the town you canenjoy exceptional views across the valley.


St. James church in Benidorm old town

Old Town and Mirador de Benidorm

You cannot miss a visit to the old town of Benidorm. Stroll along the Paseo de la Alameda, the Gambo street or Mayor street full of shops and terraces, or visit the beautiful Church of St. James dating back to the 18thcentury. With many shops, restaurants and cafes, the old town is a perfect area to get lost with all the family. It is worth walking through its streets to the Balcón del Mediterráneowhere you can enjoy stunning views of the city, its beaches and skyscrapers.

Parque Temático Terra Mítica

We recommend visiting the amusement park Terra Mítica, located in Benidorm, it is one of the most visited parks on our shores. Its theme is based on the ancient Mediterranean civilizations represented in five different areas: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia and The Islands. Enjoy countless attractions, roller coasters and shows which will delight young and old. If you would have to pick just one park to visit, this is our choice between the main activities to do in the Costa Blanca.



Villajoyosa and its polychromed houses

One of the most charming and picturesque villages on the Costa Blanca is Villajoyosa. Located just 10 km from Benidorm, this small town is famous for its beautiful coastline with brightly painted houses, besides having one of the best preserved historic centers on our shores, which is the result of a commercial and marine village that has defined its particular architecture.