The Costa Blanca or White Coast as it’s known in English stretches for over 200 km. This is equal to 120 miles of stunning Mediterranean coastline. Below you can find out about all the top attractions and things to do in here during your visit.
This super tourist destination is part of the province of Alicante in the Valencia region. Denia is the most northern point with Pilar de la Horadada the most southern. Pilar shares a border with both the Costa Blanca and the Costa Cálida. Both of these Spanish Costas are popular tourism areas, especially in summer.
Costa Blanca Things To Do
The Costa Blanca enjoys a healthy micro-climate and fantastic weather all year round. The climate here is partly thanks to the Alicante and surrounding mountain ranges. These mountains act as a protective shield against bad weather fronts. They also help to keep the warmer air inside the local areas.
The northern areas are more mountainous than the southern areas. As a result, the north tends to be much cooler in winter., Don’t let that put you off, to the north are some of the most beautiful towns you will see.
This beautiful location includes many popular suburbs such as Cabo Roig, La Zenia, Playa Flamenca and Villamartin. The Mediterranean Sea runs alongside each of these coastal areas. Orihuela Costa is one of the top places to visit on the southern Costa Blanca which attracts a lot of tourism each year.
Beaches & 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.
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.
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 are the cities of Torrevieja and Elche.