What to do in Costa Blanca



WHY IS IT CALLED COSTA BLANCA?
It is said that from the air, the coast shines with a bright white due to the reflection of the sun on the white facades of the buildings and constructions of the towns (like Altea for example), in addition to the contrast that the white coves and beaches make with the intense blue of the Mediterranean sea.

BEAUTIFUL PLACES AND VILLAGES TO SEE ON THE COSTA BLANCACosta Blanca is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. With an average annual temperature of 18ºC, it has 250km of sea coast full of coves, beaches, restaurants, natural spots, cliffs, lakes and rivers in the province of Alicante.

CALPE: PEÑÓN D'IFACH AND THE QUEEN'S BATHS

Among some of the best sites to see in Calpe we can find the Peñón d'Ifach, a magnificent excursion that crosses the rock through a tunnel and takes us to a (more or less hard) 330 m high climb, is a must here.

You should also visit the Queen's baths on the coast of Calpe, formerly used as a fish farm, where today you can swim in particular natural pools. 

DENIA

Dénia is the capital of the region, declared Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO in 2015. It has a castle that offers a walk along the walls of the Islamic period of the 11th century with beautiful views of the sea.

ALTEA

Famous for the white color of all its facades, with its fishing port and beautiful prints such as the Palau de Altea, the Paseo Marítimo or the district of Altea la Vella, the oldest part of this town.

BENIDORM

No. 1 in tourism on the Costa Blanca and in the Valencian Community, there are plenty of presentations, but here we leave you with the best thing to see in Benidorm, in case you were planning to visit this beautiful and interesting city.
Are you coming to Benidorm and don't know what to do? Here you will find 23 plans that you can't miss of this incredible city. I will try to make the article a guide so that you can get the most out of a good vacation in the first city that allowed the use of bikinis in Spain.
We will go over the most iconic places to see in Benidorm; the discos and nightclubs, the parks, all the beaches, also the markets, the tallest skyscrapers and some towns in the surrounding area.

THE BEST VIEWS (AND BARS) ON THE BALCONY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

El Balcón del Mediterráneo, also known as Mirador de Benidorm is the site that divides the two main beaches of Benidorm: Levante and Poniente.

This area is located in the old town of Benidorm and offers spectacular views of the whole coast and the city. The most important thing is that there are a lot of tapas bars, ask for the area "Los Vascos" and your afternoon will be made up of beer and fish frying.

ALICANTE

With one of the most beautiful old towns on the Alicante coast in the Santa Cruz district, Alicante is the provincial capital. Here you will find all the top brand shops, concert halls and cultural centers.
The Castle of Santa Barbara crowns the top of this great city, free of charge, which has an exhibition at its entrance which is renewed several times a year.

GUADALEST

Although it is not a coastal town, it is relatively close to the coast and certainly worth mentioning. This small village still preserves its medieval essence, the history that is contained in the castle walls that we can visit, the bars and restaurants and the great variety of museums that are there make Guadalest one of the most charming villages to visit in the province of Alicante.

What to do in Costa Blanca