The Costa Blanca is one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations. Do you know why? Because it offers sun, the Mediterranean sea and good food, as well as an endless number of places you can explore. Alicante is a city with a great atmosphere, with a lively nightlife and interesting cultural offerings, the best restaurants and shopping. But what else you can visit while on holidays on Costa Blanca? Here is the list of beautiful towns you may visit!
Alicante city is a must visit when you are coming to Costa Blanca coast. Alicante is a city and port in Spain on the Costa Blanca with beaches, monuments and fantastic museums all form part of this city’s great appeal bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and renowned for being a dynamic city, with a warm climate.
Altea is one of the best places to visit on the Costa Blanca. It has retained it’s beauty and charm unlike many other former fishing villages. Famous for the white color of all its walls, with its fishing port and beautiful landscapes such as the Palau de Altea, the promenade and the oldest part of the village from where you can enjoy incredible views!
Calp was once a small fishing village but little remains of its origins and it is now a large tourist development. There are long, wide, sandy beaches on either side of the Penon de Ifach rock and these are the reason for the large numbers of tourists every year. Both beaches have the blue flag for cleanliness and have excellent facilities. They are surrounded by pubs, clubs and restaurants meaning that you never have to stray far in the search for restaurants.
Benidorm is the most visited tourist resort on the Costa Blanca coast of Spain. Its excellent beaches, wide variety of accommodation, restaurants and many recreational activities means it’s a hit with tourists from all over Spain and other countries. As well as there are many activities you can do with your family and kids, such as visiting Mundomar, Aqualandia and Terra Mitica.
This historic coastal town is ideal for a day trip during your holiday to the Costa Blanca. In its old quarter you will find the district named Los Pescadores with its unique, colourful houses. If you have a sweet tooth, make sure you head to the Valor Chocolate Museum. Another must-see place in Villajoyosa is its Roman ruins, Allon. This is the most important Roman discovery in Spain in the last decade!
The name Costa Blanca means “white coast”. In Spain, it is one of the popular destinations among tourists because it has a charming view on villages around, has warm sandy beaches, and is famous for seaside cafes with delicious seafood. Now, when you already know the most important holiday destinations on Costa Blanca, we have prepared as well as a list of top beaches in Alicante and nearby:
Playa de la Caleta (Villajoyosa)
Villajoyosa is a magnificent village on the Costa Blanca that is home to Playa de la Caleta beach. It can be reached in 30 minutes from the center of Alicante, where you can find beautiful sandy beaches surrounded by rocks and mountains. The water in the sea there is literally brilliant and transparent. Apart from enjoying the sea and nature, you can try delicious seafood in the local restaurants.
Playa de Tabarca (Alicante)
Tabarca is a small island that is a must-see for tourists if you are visiting Alicante. You can reach the island by ferry, which costs 20 euros per person. The island is 5 km from Sant Pola. If you are fond of snorkeling and diving, it is a perfect place for this activity. It is certainly a great idea to go there for the whole day and enjoy the sun and tasty food.
Playa San Juan (Alicante)
Located just 15 minutes from Alicante’s center, this amazing beach is three kilometres in length. Playa San Juan is not only a great tourist destination but also a really popular place among the Spanish people going there on holidays. You can find numerous bars, cafes, and restaurants around and go on a real gastro tour here. More so, the beach offers a wide variety of facilities: kayaking, puddle surfing, fitness areas, and even playgrounds for children. If you want to get to this beach by public transport, take trams L1, L3, or L5.
Playa de Levante de Benidorm (Benidorm)
Playa de Levante is probably one of the best-known beaches in Europe. It is actually one of the busiest and most appealing beaches in Benidorm. If you have a liking to busy lifestyle, you will never get bored here. The beach offers a number of facilities: parasailing, jet skiing and other water sports, as well as bars, cafes, and restaurants on the beach line.
Playa de la Fossa de Calpe (Calpe)
Playa de la Fossa is the second-biggest beach in Calpe and is a great tourist destination known for its pale sandy beaches. A kilometer from it is a huge jutting rock that is considered to be one of the region’s landmarks. Due to its facilities and pristine waters, Playa de la Fossa de Calpe has a Blue Flag status. Apart from nature, you can enjoy hiking to the Costa Blanca rock and delicious seafood.
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