Port of Alicante. Alicante
Festival of Moors and Christians in Denia. Alicante
Palmeral de Elche palm grove. Alicante
Do you want to see 218 kilometres of coastline with calm waters and fine white sand beaches? You will see mountains that loom over the Mediterranean, fruit groves and palm groves. In eastern Spain, in the province of Alicante, 2800 hours of sun a year await you.
Many of the beaches of the Costa Blanca have a Blue Flag, and some of them are very famous, such as Levante and Poniente beaches in Benidorm. The nature in this area also holds pleasant surprises for you, such as the Guardamar dunes; the Peñón de Ifach crag in Calpe; the Torrevieja-La Mata lagoons; the Nature Reserve of Tabarca Island and its marine fauna; and the Fuentes of Algar, a group of waterfalls and springs in Callosa d'En Sarrià.
For the most active people
There are several marinas for enjoying the sea at Costa Blanca. If you prefer, you can also explore interior hiking paths, see caves like Cova del Rull in the Vall de Ebo, go scuba diving at the Cape of San Antonio or play golf on perfectly equipped courses.
Are you interested in the cultural attractions?
Archaeological sites from the Roman period, historical centres such as the Monforte del Cid, castles like Sax, Petrer and Villena, gothic and baroque churches, and modernist towns such as Novelda and Alcoy are some of the monuments and places you can visit. The Provincial Archaeological Museum (MARQ) is also highly recommended.
Fun by night and traditional festivals
The Costa Blanca is also well-known for its nightlife and its traditional festivals, such as Moors and Christians and the famous Bonfires of San Juan. In Costa Blanca you can choose from coastal towns, villages in the interior that are full of history, and big cities. Check our map of tourist destinations: