Handpicked by a Alicante Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Must See Places - Costa Blanca'.

The Costa Blanca, located in the beautiful region of Alicante in Spain, is a destination that offers a diverse range of attractions for visitors to explore. From stunning beaches to picturesque villages, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this coastal paradise.

One of the must-see places in Costa Blanca is the stunning Castle of Santa Barbara. Perched high on Mount Benacantil, this historic fortress offers breathtaking views of Alicante and the Mediterranean Sea. Visitors can explore the castle grounds and learn about the fascinating history of the region.

Another must-visit destination in Costa Blanca is the charming town of Altea. Known for its whitewashed buildings and cobblestone streets, Altea is the perfect place to wander and soak up the traditional Spanish atmosphere. Be sure to visit the beautiful church of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, with its iconic blue dome.

For those looking to relax on the beach, the Costa Blanca has an abundance of options to choose from. From bustling resort towns like Benidorm to hidden coves like Cala del Moraig, there is a beach for every taste. Spend the day soaking up the sun and swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean.

No visit to Costa Blanca would be complete without sampling the local cuisine. From fresh seafood to traditional paella, the region is a food lover's paradise. Be sure to try some of the local specialties at a traditional tapas bar or seaside restaurant.

Whether you are seeking adventure, relaxation, or culture, Costa Blanca has something for everyone. Explore the must-see places in this stunning region and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Canelobre Caves

The picturesque town of Busot is home to the spectacular Canelobre Caves. Only 24km from Alicante, these breathtaking caves are similar to a Gothic cathedral inside, and are well worth a visit.. These caves are believed to date back to 740AD but to have taken more than seven million yearsto be created by the water eroding limestone rock. The entrance used by visitors today was created during...

The Lavender Gardens

The Lavender Gardens in the Jalon Valley is a delightful haven for gardeners, nature lovers and artists, who will appreciate the beautiful flowers, fabulous views and relaxing atmosphere. Stepping through the lavender door is like walking into a secret garden, full of wonder, which appeals to all the senses. The brilliant colours and impressive mountainous backdrop are an artist's dreams. The a...

La Mata-Torrevieja Lagoons

More than 100 species of birds, amphibians and reptiles live in the La Mata-Torrevieja lagoons. Inside the nature park lie Torrevieja's salt lakes which produce 700,000 tons of salt a year. This is a must-see park for all nature lovers and bird watchers. The best time to visit is at sunset or sunrise, particularly if you are a photographer. You will find an abundance of wildlife particularly ...

Alicante Castle

Alicante's impressive castle is the main symbol of the city sitting high on the mountain top. It's a great day trip for all the family - and the views over the bay are amazing. Santa Barbara Castle is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain. It's a fabulous place for exploring dungeons, cannons and towers while finding out more about the people who lived there over the centuries. The cas...

Las Calaveras Caves

These magnificent caves are in the north Alicante region. There are some marvellous examples of rock formations within the caves. Said to be the largest caves in the world, they certainly are among the oldest and are said to be more than 50,000 years old. Inside you will find some amazing and fascinating examples of stalactites and stalagmites. While looking at the rock formations, you may t...

Rock of Ifach

The Penon de Ifach has been a symbol of the region since ancient times and would have been an important landmark for sailors in bygone days. Now it is a nature reserve offering a haven to many wild birds, mammals and reptiles as well as interesting flora and fauna. It has been declared one of the seven wonders of the Valencia community. There are several ways to walk around the rock, includi...

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