Costa Blanca, or the ‘White Coast’, is located on the southeastern coast of Spain, overlooking the Mediterranean and the neighbouring Balearic Islands and party capital, Ibiza. With year-round sunshine, world-class attractions and some of the best beaches in Europe, Costa Blanca is a great choice of Spanish holiday destination, whether for autumn 2021 or your 2021 break. While the pristine white beaches are the main draw for tourists, there’s much more to Costa Blanca than meets the eye with a number of historic landmarks and cultural attractions to enjoy alongside tourist-friendly water and theme parks.
Top resorts in Costa Blanca
To many of us, Spain means Benidorm. And with over 4 million annual visitors, the quintessential Costa Blanca resort has …From €168 per person
If it’s glittering seas and sand-swept shores you’re seeking, you’re in the right place. From its welcoming atmosphere to its …From €225 per person
Old Valencia architecture with a fishing village allure that will keep even the well-travelled traveller entertained with culture and historical …From €161 per person
Torrevieja in Costa Blanca, SpainFrom €166 per person
When you jet off to Spain for a break with the family, friends or your partner, you’re pretty much guaranteed …From €186 per person
San Juan de Alicante
San Juan de Alicante in Costa Blanca, SpainFrom €231 per person
Your guide to Costa Blanca holidays
The glorious white beaches of Costa Blanca are, of course, the region’s main draw. From swimming in the warm waters to lounging in the sunshine, it can be hard to drag yourself away from the beaches. If you do find yourself craving a bit more variety during your holiday, there’s a wide selection of attractions within easy reach on the Costa Blanca. You can delve into the rich heritage of Alicante with a trip to the Museo Arqueologico Provincial, which pays homage to Iberian art and ceramics, or learn more about Spain’s fascinating naval history at Museos Flotantes at Costa Blanca. Here you can climb aboard a submarine to get a glimpse of what it’s like to live below the seas, or explore an old customs boat. You can hit the pristine white sands of Benidorm, the proud owner of some of the best beaches in Spain, or visit the scenic Algar Waterfalls on the outskirts of Callosa d’En Sarria.
As you’d expect from a region called the White Coast, the beaches in Costa Blanca are something to write home about. The White Coast lays claim to a staggering 200 kilometres of beaches, which are located in the Alicante province and enjoy a warm Mediterranean climate. Playa de Levante is one of the most iconic Costa Blanca beaches and is known as Benidorm’s Sunshine Beach. Alongside the long stretch of immaculately-kept sands, Playa de Levante has a Blue Flag accreditation thanks to its great facilities, year-round lifeguard patrols and pedestrianised promenade. Playa de San Juan is five kilometres long and is pristinely clean, with the odd patch of swaying palm trees and calm, warm waters that are like stepping into a bath.
A lovely little beach with a more secluded feel and dramatic views, Cala Ambolo is just 300 metres long, and has a shingle and pebble shoreline and crystal-clear waters – but please note that this is a nudist cove. For a family-friendly beach, head to Playa de la Fossa, a gorgeous white sandy beach with plenty of parking and fishing trips available from the boats in the harbour. Here you can enjoy views of the striking Penyal d’Ifac, a huge limestone rock that rises out of the seas on the horizon.
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