Costa Blanca literally means “White Coast”.
The Costa Blanca is over 200 kilometres (120 mi) of Mediterranean coastline in the Alicante province, on the southeastern coast of Spain. It extends from the town of Dénia to the north, beyond which lies the Costa del Azahar to just above Cartagena in the south, beyond which lies the Costa Cálida.
Costa Blanca is a popular destination for European tourists. The hot, dry climate, brilliant light and miles of fine, sandy beaches and temperate water make the ‘White Coast’ one of Spain’s liveliest tourist zones. Hidden along the Costa Blanca there are still unspoilt sandy beaches, hidden coves, cliffs and headlands to be found. A local train service, El Trenet, that runs between Alicante and Dénia, helps give access to quieter spots.
The Costa Blanca – Weather
The Costa Blanca enjoys a healthy micro-climate and fantastic weather all year round. The northern Costa Blanca is more mountainous than the southern areas. As a result, the north tends to be much cooler in winter.
Costa Blanca Beaches and Golf
Dotted all along the Costa Blanca are some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Europe. These beaches often receive “Blue Flag” certification for safety, also for cleanliness and entertainment.
Costa Blanca Things to do, Top Attractions
Most of the coastal areas offer thrilling water sports and boating activities. Outdoor activities and adventures are also popular here. There are plenty of mountains, hiking trails, valleys and natural beauty on offer. Lovers of extreme sports will be in heaven. This is a top location for surfing, windsurfing, and paragliding among other sports. The Costa Blanca is also home to some top golf courses, several of which have appeared on the European Golf Tour.
Costa Blanca Places To Visit
Places to visit on the Costa Blanca include Alicante, Altea, Benidorm, Benissa, Calpe, Dénia, Elche, El Campello, Finestrat, Guardamar del Segura, L’Alfàs del Pi, Orihuela Costa, Pilar de la Horadada, Santa Pola, Teulada–Moraira, Torrevieja, Villajoyosa, and Jávea). Benidorm and Alicante cities are the major urban centres.