Costa Blanca is in the province of Alicante. Its name meaning is White Coast. It got its name from around 200 km of white coastline which lies along the Mediterranean ocean. The popular resort of Javea, Denia, Gandia are found in the northern part while to the south is Torrevieja. Other smaller resorts which are now slowly being developed include Moraira, Altea and Calpe. These are popular with Spanish tourists to the north.
Main Resorts of the Costa Blanca
A unique beach. A mix of pebble and sand unlike other beaches and is one of the most beautiful of the Costa Blanca towns.
was a sleepy fishing village which has boomed to be the Europe’s largest holiday resort today and has continued to attract lots and lots of visitors yearly.
Calpe is an ancient fishing port in Spain full of culture and history. Its most well-known landmark is the Ifach rock which stands proudly at 332m at the head of Calpe. With a line of thrilling medieval towns and and fortified villages creating a historic impression, Calpe and its spectacular nature reserves still remain unaffected by modern development.
Dénia is home to a castle on a rocky crag overlooking the city. It was built in the 11th and 12th century and offers views around the sea, the city and the surrounding area. The bonfire festival is celebrated here each March. Huge paper mache statues, called fallas are set up throughout the town, and then set ablaze.
Gandia is one of the largest coastal towns. It is the most northerly resort on the Costa Blanca which caters for predominantly Spanish tourists but the beaches are fantastic and well worth a visit. Ithas all the historical monuments, commercial activity, and shopping, and during summer apartments and holiday villas are found here and are fully booked each year.
Javea is one of the most popular resorts of the Costa Blanca. It has an interesting old town, a busy marina area and the lovely, sandy beach of El Arenal. It is regarded as the coastal jewel of Costa Blanca Spain for its brilliant beaches and gentle Mediterranean winds. Moraira – Moraira is a real jewel of the Costa Blanca. Located just south of Javea it has stylish cafes and restaurants and a small, sandy beach just next to its very small “castle”. – see more at www.spanish-fiestas.com/costa-blanca/