Costa Blanca Destination Guide
The ‘White Coast’ is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Spain. It is stunningly beautiful with pine-covered mountains stretching out alongside the 200 kilometres of coastline and groves with orange and almond trees. There is a combination of beaches with fine white sand or pebbles. The rugged cliffs give way to hidden coves and private inlets. The climate is considered one of the best in the world with year-round sun and subsequently warmer temperatures. The smaller towns and villages have retained their traditional charm as local culture is still very much a way of life.
Some of the popular towns include Denia. It boasts a backdrop of the Montgo National Park Mountains and caste ruins. Javea is a smaller town, with a lot of historical significance, pristine beaches and coves and friendly locals. Benissa and Moraira are small coastal villages with unspoilt scenery and natural surroundings. The resort town of Benidorm is one of the most popular tourist spots. It has a 4-mile stretch of pristine beaches and facilities as well as a wealth of land and water-based activities and sports. Be sure to explore the winding, cobblestone streets of the old town and the Baroque-domed church.
The cities of Alicante and Torrevieja both have good airports, excellent beaches, shops, bars and plenty of restaurants. Should your travels take you a little further inland, away from the coast you will find rugged hills and orange groves, hill-top villages and the breathtakingly beautiful Algar waterfalls. Monovar is located just 30 minutes’ drive from Alicante. It is known for its superb wines with two particular grape varieties being the Monastrell and Fondillon. The region is extremely family-friendly and there are plenty of activities and destinations for children including Aqualand, Mundomar and Terra Mitica. Typical foods include Paella, tapas and the sweet treat Turron, made from the delicious local almonds.