What To See On The Costa Blanca (Alicante): Eight Must-See Locations
In addition to the Ifach Rock and the Albir Lighthouse, the Costa Blanca is home to numerous other breathtaking outdoor destinations. The most breathtaking locations on the Costa Blanca
In this post, we have compiled a list of the most beautiful places to visit along the coast of Alicante. These natural areas are dispersed along the entire coastline and are listed from north to south.
Any of these locations should be on our list of things to do on the Costa Blanca, which is characterized by its numerous coves and rocky terrain, with numerous mountains and hills that end in the Mediterranean Sea.
The fascinating Cova Tallada (cut cave) is the first location we encounter along the northern Alicante coast. The easiest access is from the Les Rotes coves in Denia, where it is recommended to arrive by public transportation during the high season.
This cave is located at sea level and faces the ocean; it contains a small lake and some pitch-black rooms that can be explored with a headlamp and, of course, with extreme caution.
In addition, we can explore the seafloor in front of the Cova Tallada with snorkeling equipment or by kayak. During the summer months, telematic booking is required to walk to the cave. Determine the route to Cova Tallada.
Jávea (or Xàbia) is home to some of the most picturesque coves along the Costa Blanca. If we have the chance, we must visit the coves of Portitxol and Granadella, which have restricted access during the high season.
Other nearby natural areas include Cape Nao and Cape San Antonio, which offer breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and are geographically the closest points of the peninsula to the Balearic Islands.
In addition, the cliffs surrounding the coves of Javea contain caves and coves that are only accessible from the water and can be reached by kayak.
If we enjoy hiking, the route along the cliffs of Benitatxell is unquestionably one of the must-do activities on the Costa Blanca.
It is an easy route with breathtaking views of the cliffs and the Mediterranean Sea that connects two of the most beautiful coves along the coast of Alicante: Moraig and Llebeig.
In addition, we can visit the intriguing Arcs cave and the Moraig fault in the Moraig cove. If we have extra time on the same day, we should hike the Cap d’Or route, which is close, straightforward, and offers spectacular views of the coastline. See route of the Benitatxell cliffs.
Rock of Ifach
If we could only visit one location along the coast of Alicante, the Peón de Ifach would likely be the natural area that the majority of people would recommend, as there is no other rocky mass so abrupt along the entire eastern coast of Spain.
The Natural Park of the Rock of Ifach is one of Alicante’s most popular destinations. From its elevation of 327 meters, one obtains a panoramic view of Calpe and its bay, as well as the Morro de Toix and the Oltà mountain range, where one can also hike.
Similarly, to scale the rock of Ifach, we must traverse a tunnel carved into the rock in the early 20th century. This magnificent rock has some climbing routes, and its marine environment merits exploration with scuba gear or snorkeling gear.
The Albir Lighthouse
The Faro del Albir and its surroundings, including the easy access road and the breathtaking views of the Altea Bay and the nearby mountains, are without a doubt one of the most beautiful places we can see along the coast of Alicante.
The Albir Lighthouse is located at the northern end of the Natural Park of the Serra Gelada and is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs due to the road’s paved surface and lack of significant inclines.
Along the way, there are a number of vantage points from which you can see some of Alicante’s most notable mountains, including Puig Campana, Mount Ponoig, and the Sierra de Bernia, among others.
In addition, very close to the lighthouse are some old ocher mines, the exteriors of which are accessible via easy paths. See the route to the Albir lighthouse,
Hercules and Aguiló Towers
On the coast of Alicante is one of the Iberian Peninsula’s best-preserved Roman funerary towers. It is known as the Tower of San Jose or the Tower of Hercules and is located on Torres Beach in Villajoyosa.
The Torre del Aguiló was constructed in the sixteenth century to defend against attacks by Barbary pirates. It is located close to the cove of Finestrat. The path between these two towers is another activity available to us on the Costa Blanca.
This route is also known as Sendero de la Costa or Colada de la Costa de Villajoyosa; it consists primarily of wide paths that run alongside the Mediterranean Sea, and the entire route features beautiful scenery.
Cape Santa Pola
What to see in Alicante and the Costa Blanca: The Santa Pola coves.
Coves of the Santa Pola cape. The Santa Pola mountain range is an incredible fossil coral atoll that was submerged in the ocean millions of years ago. There are several trails that lead to the Civil War anti-aircraft batteries and the lighthouse.
On clear days, the cape of Santa Pola offers one of the best panoramic views of the Costa Blanca, which stretches from Alicante (with the Sierra de Aitana in the background) to the rock of Ifach and includes the island of Tabarca in the distance.
Similarly, the almost virgin coves located to the east of the cape have a remarkable pine forest where hundreds of families spend the weekend. This stretch of rocky coastline is also ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. Determine Santa Pola’s routes.
In close proximity to the cape of Santa Pola are the Municipal Natural Park of Clot de Galvany and the Natural Park of the Salinas de Santa Pola, where we can observe, among other bird species, flamingos and the imperiled brown tea,
Lagunas de la Mata and Torrevieja
Lagunas de La Mata and Torrevieja are easy hiking routes in Vega Baja.
Next to the lagoon of La Mata is a vineyard (Torrevieja).
The final of the must-see locations on the Costa Blanca is located further south and is very close to the Region of Murcia. The Lagunas de la Mata-Torrevieja Natural Park consists of two large lagoons teeming with birdlife.
There are several vantage points along their routes from which we can observe flamingos and other bird species. Here is the spectacular pink lagoon, where swimming is prohibited due to the tiny crustacean called Artemia salina that inhabits it.
The pink lagoon of Torrevieja is used as a salt farm, although the salt does not originate from the sea but rather from the Cabezo de la Sal (Pinoso), which arrives via a salt pipeline with a higher salt concentration than the sea. Directions to the Laguna Rosa
A short distance away are the pine forest of Guardamar del Segura and the coastal road of Orihuela Costa, the latter of which is densely populated.