Top 10 Reasons to Visit
1. Beautiful Beaches
The top reason people visit the Costa Blanca is the beaches. With more than 200kms of coastline, you are sure to find a spot to suit you. The Costa Blanca has fine sandy beaches, rocky coves, dunes and cliffs. They have been attracting sunbathers, sailors, water sports enthusiasts, families, artists and photographers for many years.
2. Glorious Golf
The Costa Blanca has plenty of golf courses to suit all ages and abilities. The warm climate means golfers can play all year. Many host pro-am and celebrity tournaments which prove to be a lot of fun. You can enjoy playing a round in the sunshine while walking through some beautiful countryside.
3. Fine Food and Drink
The Costa Blanca is world-famous for its paella but it also serves many other tasty regional dishes using local produce such as shellfish, fish, tomatoes, peppers, rice and oranges. The Denia prawn is an exquisite delicacy to be enjoyed on these shores for a special celebration. There are also some fine vineyards on the Costa Blanca producing reds, whites, roses, sweet Muscatel wine and cava.
4. Stunning Scenery
As well as its picturesque coastline with little coves, formidable cliffs, golden sandy beaches and magnificent marinas, the inland Costa Blanca is just as stunning. The mountainous region provides a photo opportunity around every corner. The Jalon Valley in springtime turns into a pretty pink valley with the blossom on the trees. Further inland there are magnificent rock formations and caves to feed your imagination.
5. Fun-packed festivals
Spain loves to party and the Costa Blanca is no exception. Visitors can join in a fiesta somewhere on the Costa Blanca. Alcoy is the best place to watch the Moors and Christians mock battles, Orihuela hosts the best medieval market, Denia joins in the fallas when they burn giant papier-mache statues, Benidorm sets the scene for top music festivals and carnival, while Jalon comes to life during the wine harvest.
6. Top Shopping
The Costa Blanca has outstanding markets and shopping centres to pick up quality souvenirs, foods and wines. Elche is famous for its shoe industry, particularly the Panama Jack brand, Alicante has the El Corte Ingles department store, Torrevieja has a fantastic street market, Benidorm has many high street names in its shopping centre while Ondara and Orihuela also have splendid indoor shopping centres.
7. Meeting People
During your time on the Costa Blanca, you are sure to bump into some colourful characters. Many nationalities have made the Costa Blanca their home. Whether they are musicians, artists or simple story tellers, the people you meet will make your holiday complete.
8. Photographic Scenes
Pictures paint a thousand words, so they say. There are millions of photo opportunities on the Costa Blanca from the people you meet to the stunning landscape and sparkling sea. Wherever you go is a scene worth snapping. The quaint squares in the inland villages, the changing colours of the seas, the imposing mountains, geraniums growing on a little balcony, colourful festivals and happy families are sure to provide inspiration for photographers of all abilities.
9. Dancing Until Dawn
Be warned, the night does not get started until late and goes on until dawn. Whether you want a cool cocktail in a chill-out bar, a fine meal at sunset, salsa dancing, top DJs or the latest sounds, you will find a venue to suit you. Many musicians from Latin and Central America as well as across Spain and Europe have moved to the Costa Blanca so you can enjoy a wide variety of musical sounds. However, often the music does not start until midnight.
10. Family Fun
The Costa Blanca is the ideal holiday haven for children and families. There are many safe Blue Flag beaches, theme parks and attractions to amuse everyone. Many hotels offer family packages while the restaurants adore welcoming the little ones. Around Benidorm and Torrevieja, you will find numerous theme parks with rides, slides, animals and attractions.