The Costa Blanca is made up of numerous resorts on the south-east coast of Spain. The Costa Blanca is a coastline of more than 200 kilometers in the province of Alicante in south-eastern Spain, bordered on the north by the city of Denia and the Costa de Valencia, and on the south by the city of Torrevieja and the Costa Calida. The landscape is divided in two. The northern part is a mountainous zone and the southern part a lush coastal plateau. In addition to a traditional beach holiday, the Costa Blanca offers countless attractions, activities, cultural experiences and tastes. The coast may not be the best choice for those looking for a unique and diverse holiday destination in the south, but it is a sure choice for those looking for a traditional Spanish beach holiday.
The name of the Costa Blanca was given by the British airline BEA when it advertised the area as a tourist destination from 1957 onwards. In the Costa Blanca, tourism is a major industry. Sandy beaches and dunes alternate with boulders and steep cliffs, forming a landscape where white, blue, and green mix. Thanks to the beautiful scenery, good transport connections, different cities and friendly people, the Costa Blanca has quickly grown in popularity among Finns as well. The landscapes of the Costa Blanca are varied not only because of the alternation of mountains and valleys, but also because some of the area is humid and some, on the other hand, very dry. The climate is most favorable in the Iberian Peninsula; winters are mild and summers warm. It is no wonder that the coast is popular with tourists: there are 300 days of sunshine a year, of which 120-150 are completely cloudless. According to the Ministry of Tourism, almost 2 million seniors spend the winter season here. During the summer, Spanish and foreigners, especially the Nordic ones, populate the coast with dozens of separate resorts from May to September.
Thanks to its good climate and sporting opportunities, the Costa Blanca is a dream holiday destination for the active athlete, especially when it comes to water sports. The short distances are marked by a blue flag of European quality (Bandera Azul) in recognition of the cleanliness and cleanliness of the beaches. The coastal towns offer tourists a wide range of sports, such as football, diving, tennis, golf, water skiing and sailing. One of the most popular sports is golf. Within a radius of about 30 km from Torrevieja, there are five 18-hole golf courses of good quality and organically maintained. More golf courses are constantly under construction in the Costa Blanca.
The most popular holiday destination in the Benidorm region has become the most popular holiday destination in Europe, past Nice and Paris. The sands of the city’s stunning sandy beaches were once imported from Africa. In addition to sunbathing, it is popular to visit the magnificent Cabaret shows at Benidorm Palace.
Alicante - The fortress of Santa Barbara divides the city into two parts. In addition to the fortress, you should visit the harbor in the heart of the city and the beautiful Church of St. Mary. The narrow alleys of the old town are full of atmospheric tapas restaurants.
The city of Elche palm trees has more palm trees than anywhere else in Europe. Elche has beautiful parks worth visiting, as is the city park and the Huerto del Cura, which has a fine cactus park in addition to palm trees. In the Basilica de Santa Maria in Elchen you can admire the scenery as it pains its tower and you will find nice cafés in its square.
The old town of Orihuela has idyllic little alleys and streets. In Orihuela you will find the Episcopal See and the San Miguel Priestly Seminary. Orihuela is not known for its palm trees, but for the orange trees, which are stunning especially during the harvest.
The city of Murcia has a huge history. The old town is crowned by a magnificent cathedral. The Real Casino de Murcia is a great place to visit due to its interior architecture. Atmospheric old town with its magnificent buildings.
Cartagena - The old town hides the magnificent ruins of a Roman theater. You can also visit the city in a Roman home and take the elevator to the city’s fortress, which offers stunning views.