The “white coast” of Alicante, Costa Blanca more than lives up to its name, with sandy beaches as far as the eye can see. But it’s not just the beautiful beaches that keep visitors coming every year. Fun-fuelled attractions, a legendary social scene and beautiful scenery are just some of Costa Blanca’s highlights. This stretch of coastline boasts a gorgeous Mediterranean climate that attracts party-goers all year round. The landscape is just as enticing, with almond trees and orange groves, first irrigated nearly 3000 years ago, giving the region a zesty tang.
In the summer, Costa Blanca is at its peak, with thousands of visitors coming to soak up the sun. The cities buzz with the energy of curious travellers looking for bargain deals at the markets and trying delicious local tapas. You can spend your day working on your tan at the beach and experience the notorious Costa Blanca nightlife in the evening. The party scene is vivid and it doesn’t pipe down until the sun comes up!
Families are just as welcome, with a wide choice of family-friendly resorts, water parks and themes parks the children can get on board with. If you are not in it for the sun-drenched experience, you can always visit Costa Blanca in the winter. Winter-warmth is almost guaranteed, and what better weather to explore historic cobbled streets or take those golfing courses by storm? Party-goer, family-break, or just looking for some peace and calm, Costa Blanca is the place to be.
The beating heart of Costa Blanca, Benidorm is a long-time favourite among travellers. The city is as vibrant as it is historic, with a cobbled old town on the one side and a skyline of skyscrapers on the other. Award-winning blue flag beach? Take your pick among three! For families looking for some fun-fuelled adventure, the Terra Mitica theme park and the Aqualandia water park are just the thing. And when the sun goes down? See the city come to life with tapas bars, country karaoke and trendy clubs, going strong until morning.
Lively Alicante is just a short 40-minute drive from Benidorm, with a handy airport nearby. This provincial capital is packed with historic and cultural attractions. A walk by the old quarter feels like a return to an older time, with the impressive castle of Santa Barbara looming over the winding cobbled streets. It’s also a hot spot for foodies, golfers and shoppers, with an exciting gastronomic scene, many golfing resorts and lively markets with bargain deals. A colourful mix for a vibrant city!
This lively international resort, just south of Alicante, boasts beautiful salt beaches and a strong economy. Along the coastline you will find a modern yacht club and many inviting restaurants and bars by the beach. If you want a break from the sun, pay a visit to Torrevieja’s museums, gardens and natural sights.
Exploring Costa Blanca…
Santa Barbara Castle
Dating back to the 9th century, Santa Barbara Castle’s is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe. Overlooking the entire city of Alicante, it is definitely hard to miss. A trip to the top is worth it for the beautiful ocean views alone.
Natural Park of Penyal d'Ifac
This stunning natural park is set in Calpe, an autonomous part of Valencia. The rocky landscape makes it perfect for climbing, hiking and mountaineering. If you’re not much of an adventurer, you can opt for coffee with a view!
Terra Miticia and Aqualandia
Get your dose of holiday fun at Costa Blanca’s most thrilling attractions. The Terra Miticia theme park is known for its exciting rides. Not much of a daredevil? There are calmer rides and kiddie options for the whole family to enjoy. If you don’t want to stray far from the water then Aqualandia water park might be the better choice for you - just as much thrill, plus lots of splashing around.
El Paradise beach
While all Costa Blanca beaches are beautiful, with golden sun, clear blue waters and a blue flag to boot, El Paradise gives other beaches a run for their money. It’s especially great for families with small children, plus it’s got every facility you could ask for.
The cuisine in Costa Blanca is all about strong flavours, vibrant colours and exciting combinations. In coastal towns, seafood and paella are a must. Made with the freshest haul, excellent quality is all but guaranteed. In the more mountainous regions, the cuisine slightly differs with dishes like Oletta, a traditional meal cooked with wine and meat, pumpkin and beans. The region of Costa Blanca also boasts some excellent wines, so make sure you ask for local.
Costa Blanca restaurants
Paella by the seaside, a glass of local wine to cheers, summer breeze in your hair - this is the kind of gastronomic experience you can expect at Costa Blanca. Taste seafood made from only the freshest ingredients - it was probably delivered just this morning from the nearest fishing village. And for dessert, local grapes or ice cream will leave you feeling refreshed. Of course, no holiday to Costa Blanca can be complete without trying tapas. Small dishes, exciting combinations - it’s a party of flavours in your mouth!
Holidays in Costa Blanca are for everyone, just ask the thousands of visitors who go there every year! With great beaches to choose from, a rich history and many thrilling attractions, you can pick and mix what you want your holiday in Costa Blanca to look like. Relaxing getaway, family break, or adventurous escapade? Either way, booking your trip with easyJet holidays is the best way to go. Hassle-free and good value for money, your Costa Blanca vacation is only a few clicks away.
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