The Costa Blanca or White Coast as it’s known in English is formed of over 200 km, or around 120 miles of stunning Mediterranean coastline. The popular Costa Blanca tourist destination is part of the province of Alicante which stretches from its most northern point in Denia, to Pilar de la Horadada in the south. Pilar shares a border with both the Costa Blanca and the Costa Cálida.
The Costa Blanca – White Coast
The Costa Blanca enjoys a healthy micro-climate and fantastic weather almost all year round. The super climate here can be largely attributed to the Alicante and surrounding mountain ranges. These mountain ranges act as a protective shield against bad weather fronts while helping to keep the warmer air insider the areas. The northern Costa Blanca is more mountainous than the southern areas and considerably cooler in winter.
Costa Blanca Map Location
Costa Blanca Beaches, Golf & Cities
Dotted all along the Costa Blanca are some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Europe. The beaches in this amazing location consistently receive “Blue Flag” certification for safety, cleanliness and the entertainment on offer. Most of the coastline and beach areas offer an abundance of thrilling water sports and boating activities. Outdoor activities and adventures are also popular here with the abundance of mountains, hiking trails, valleys and natural beauty on offer. Lovers of extreme sports will be in heaven, there are many top locations for surfing, windsurfing, paragliding and many other sports available. The Costa Blanca is also home to some top golf courses, several of which have appeared on the European Golf Tour. Probably the best known city in this area of sunny spain is Benidorm which lies to the north of Alicante. A short distance south of Alicante is Elche with Torrevieja one of the southernmost popular tourist locations.
Top Attractions & Days Out
With most of the top locations accessible in under 2 hours you are never far away from the seemingly limitless attractions and good days out on offer. Below we have compiled 10 of the best, there are many more of course which we hope to cover in the near future.
Top Attractions in Costa Blanca
Things to do in Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca is packed full of fantastic things to do away from the beaches and golf courses. Below you can access several areas to find articles grouped together for water and outdoor activities along with more information and local services.
Popular Towns & Suburbs
There are many popular towns and suburbs all along the Costa Blanca with most of the best known located close to the Mediterranean Sea. The Orihuela Costa is perhaps the most popular on the southern Costa Blanca. Below you can check up some of the top locations on the Orihuela Costa.