It makes perfect sense Costa Blanca to be recognized as a top choice for holidays - a great number of its beaches have gathered awards for their excellence in terms of water quality and the cleanliness of their dunes. As its own name suggests, Costa Blanca (white coast in English) is pretty known for the whiteness of the sand and for the preservation of its natural patrimony.
Here Alicante is the capital city of this territory, as most of the main services like the airport are based there. History has left his mark on this Spanish city - the Moorish influence can be found all over the city, as the Arabs occupied this region for centuries. The Castle of Santa Barbara, Alicante´s top places to visit, is proof of their passage in this area and it is located on the top of Mount Benacantil, really close to the beaches.
Just 44 km away from Alicante you can find Benidorm, being nicknamed for “Mediterranean Manhattan” due to its high buildings.
When you speak about paradise places, you immediately think about the Canary Islands, the Dominican Republic and other places located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. No need to go that far - the stunning Algar Waterfalls are world-famous for its beauty and for the crystal clear water that invites you to dive in over and over again! Do we need to add more?
Benidorm is the perfect place to spend the holidays with the family. You can find the best amusement parks and they can provide unforgettable times not just for the little ones but also for you. Terra Mitica is probably the most famous, with a good number of quality shows and amazing rides that will blow your mind!
It's very difficult trying to find someone who doesn't like animals, especially the ones that live in Terra Natura Zoo, located in Benidorm. The zoo gives you the chance to interact with them through guided activities, allowing you to feed them, as well as taking care of their habitat. The zoo also has the Night Safari activity so that people can watch the activity of the nocturnal animals.
The Mediterranean Sea seduces all sailors in the region due to its clear waters and abundance of sea life. For quite a considerable fee, you can go for a boat trip from Alicante to the emerald island of Tabarca, a precious piece of land which was once a haven for pirates. Because of its diversity, it became the first Spanish Maritime Reservoir in 1986.
The airport is where all ways of transportation meet. The bus services, for instance, can get you to almost anywhere in Costa Blanca. Alicante, the main city of the coast, can be reached through bus line C-6 and has an interval of 20 minutes, so no need to worry about getting on the bus stop too soon. If you intend to go to other cities like Calp or Benidorm, you can also take the bus but with Alsa company. You can check here all the schedules regarding departures and arrivals.
Summer is the best part of the year to visit Costa Blanca - the temperature can go from 23ºC to 32ºC, being August the hottest month of the year. About the Winter, it really isn't that much different compared to the northern climate. The coldest month of the year is January and it can go down to 11ºC during day and 5ºC to 7ºC during nighttime. The period that registers the most rain is at the beginning of Spring, as well during the first days of November. In general, Costa Blanca has a really nice weather considering all seasons and their respective characteristics.
From big shoppings to tiny boutique shops, fashion is on every corner in Costa Blanca cities. If you are looking for a big selection of the most well-known clothing and accessories brands, we highly recommend the city of Alicante, for it has the biggest shopping malls and therefore bigger supply for your fashionable needs. The most popular ones are Zenia Boulevard, only a few minutes away from the coast.
Costa Blanc's only airport is based on Alicante, 14km southwest from the city and pretty close to Elche city. According to the airport's administration research, most of its passengers come from the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and Norway. Ever since its inauguration back in 1964, its growth has been inevitable: the tourism of the region required several renovation projects around the land that surrounds the airport and in 2011 a totally new boarding area became active with the purpose of serving more than 6.000 people per hour.
Food is always on our minds when we are choosing our holiday destination. Searching for the best restaurant can be the turning point on the final decision - after all, we do a lot of thinking through our stomachs. The Mediterranean area is obviously famous not just for its location but for its gastronomy as well. As you go through Costa Blanca, you can find the best restaurants, each one with a unique menu that distinguishes themselves from each other. Being close to the sea, fishes and seafood dominate a huge part of the menus, as well as the traditional concepts of cuisine like tapas or paellas but with a modern touch on them. You can see for yourself through our suggestions:
Needless to talk about the beaches belonging to the shores of Costa Blanca: the essence of the Mediterranean is strongly present in them, with crystal clear waters where you can dive and dive and never get tired. The Granadella Beach is a perfect example of that, making a natural connection between the mountains and the sea. In social media language, it is the perfect place for an Instagram photo shoot.
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