Costa Blanca, spanish for ‘white coast’ occupies a prime stretch of Spain’s Mediterranean coastline and is mainland Spain’s most popular holiday destination – and it is easy to understand why.
The Costa Blanca has mile upon mile of scrupulously clean and safe white sandy beaches, clear blue sea and stunning resorts. This, combined with the breathtaking scenery of it’s grand mountain ranges are but a few of the areas attractions.
The Costa Blanca spans from south of Valencia, past the shores of Benidorm and Alicante to Torrevieja in the south. The Costa Blanca has two striking areas, Costa Blanca North (also known as the Marina Alta) and Costa Blanca South (the Marina Bajo). The Northern part of the Costa Blanca features seaside towns and resorts such as Benidorm, Calpe, Dénia, Jávea and Moraira. Further south, bigger resorts like Alicante and Torrevieja and the Orihuela Costa attract millions of tourists annually.
Travelling to the Costa Blanca is relatively easy with multiple international airports – Valencia, Alicante and Murcia (San Javier) with lots of flight options all year round, with the average flight duration from the UK being just under two and a half hours.
In addition, the region is connected to European railway systems by high speed train lines and excellent motorways follow the coast south to cater for travellers driving to the region.