Places to Visit on the Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca is Truly a Place for everyone!
The long stripe of the Spanish Mediterranean Costa Blanca is a combination of captivating fishing villages, lively beach resorts and a picturesque coastline. Backed up by high rugged mountains, stretching away in chains of shiny limestone pinnacles. Whether you seek amazing beaches, lively social scene, night life or absolutely the opposite...The Costa Blanca is truly a place for everyone!
Check out our Editor’s Choice of places to visit on your journey to the Costa Blanca:
Dénia – Denia
The popular city of Dénia hosts 3 harbours and maintains its fishing traditions. Well known throughout Spain, not only for being the gateway to the Balearic Islands, but also due to its unique landscape and gastronomic scene. The Dénia prawn is a delicacy and a must when visiting! Pay a visit to the castle, the highest point in the city and stroll the fishermens and sailors quarter Barrio Baix la Mar. For the lazy ones, the beach of Punta del Raset is close to the center and makes for an excellent day of fun in the sun. For the adventurers among us, there's a beautiful rugged coastline to be explored with wild landscapes to the south and east governed by the majestic Montgó Natural Park, guaranteed to be a unique experience!
Close to Denia, and Moraira-Teulada you will find the unique Jávea. A jewel among the most beautiful towns to see on the Costa Blanca. Jávea has 20 kilometers of coastline, with a wide choice of beaches, like the sandy bay at El Arenal or dreamy coves such as La Granadella. Up for some watersports? There is plenty of choice from motorboat rentals, windsurfing and kite boarding just to name a few. For all creatures choosing to stay on land, check out the impressive landmark Montgó Natural Park, making for some great hiking or trekking. On clear days you can even see Ibiza Island. Away from the coast and mountains, on the other hand you will find its old town, ideal for long strolls at an easy pace, admiring the mix of medieval, gothic and Mediterranean architecture.
In Moraira you will experience a different coastal town. No high-rise hotels nor buildings, but only amazingly clean beaches, well-kept streets and plenty of good shops and restaurants. This is a quality resort area, where emphasize is mainly put on preservation. Worldwide famous for its vineyards, tranquil beaches, classy port with high class yachts, quaint shops and boutiques, Friday market and more.
The popular costal beach town of Calpe is not only know for its excellent beaches but also for its impressive limestone rock formation Peñon de Ifach, seen from miles away. Perfect for hikers and passionate photographers from where to admire amazing panoramic views. Its coastline hosts touristic beaches and secluded bays for a refreshing dip or two. The area lends itself for many outdoor activities such as mountain climbing, hiking and any kind of watersports. A tip! Don’t leave without paying a visit to its charming Old Town, cobbled streets and chic cafés.
A place that can easily be classified as the coastal town of Alicante ”per excellence”. Altea embodies the pure essence of the Mediterranean with its amazing coast, narrow cobbled streets, decorated houses with colorful flowers, cozy artisan boutiques and countless tasty restaurants. This village well-known for its blue-domed church is a relaxed and charming town with a rare charisma. A place with breathtaking beauty and enchanting corners where time takes its own time... Genuinly, a mesmerizing place to fully enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle!
Located only a few minutes inland from the coast, you`ll find the medieval and picturesque town of Finestrat. Lying at the foot of the imposing mountain Puig Campana, it enchants with its winding streets, hanging houses and colorful balconies. A traditional Spanish village and perfect getaway where to spend a day trekking the mountain, visiting the Fountain of Moli or the castle or the 18th century church. You will be rewarded with amazing views of the Mediterranean sea from the view point on the edge of the old town. And if you are a gastronomic daredevil, treat yourself to some of the local delicatesse before you leave. Like the snails, a specialty in Finestrat, elaborated like nowhere else!
Sure! The popular Benidorm is a synonym to beach time, family attractions, music festivals and crazy nightlife... But yet there's another side to Benidorm beneath the skyscrapers that not a lot of people know about. If you take a closer look, you will find the authentic old village with its traditional white-washed houses, wonderful churches and the famous view point The Balcony of the Mediterranean. Continue the maze of cobbled streets lined with enchanting shops, boutiques, quaint bars & restaurants. All bursting with the Spanish undying atmosphere and character, and as always accompanied with some tasty traditional Tapas!
The colorful fishing village Villajoyosa has more than 3000 years of history! It's the birthplace of the famous Spanish Valor chocolates and offers 15 km of beautiful coastline, fine sandy beaches, coves and beach bars. It stands out for being one of the cities in Spain with the best preserved Roman remains, admired for its cool and artistic mural art and with frequent visits to its charming Thursday market where the Vilas (the locals), are just a happy and joyful bunch of people. A must visit as it is one of the few coastal towns still preserving its true character!
Alicante is one of the most chic and fashionable European Metropolis. Historical and cultural, young, and vibrant, coastal, and urban! In other words, quite a cosmopolitan roller coaster! If you are versatile, wont settle for less and do not easily compromise on priorities, then Alicante City makes a great candidate for all you restless souls! Don't worry, we have put together a bucket list of things to do to get you started!
Let’s visit the typical Spanish picturesque fishing village Guardamar del Segura. Well worth a visit due to its 11 kilometer stretch of golden sandy beaches, dunes and green pine forests; astonishing unique features not often seen anymore on this coast. In addition, this charming fishing village offers great parks with abdundant vegetation, an impressive museum, enchanting shops, boutiques and a wide boulevard with market stalls, cozy cafés, tasty restaurants and chic cocktail bars.
A Captivating & Picturesque Coastline!