Known as the jewel in the crown of E. Spain, the Costa Blanca region is very popular with British people, with more than two millions of them visiting this place on a yearly basis. However, it seems that even though there are many other places they can visit, most UK tourists prefer to visit Benidorm. This is an amazing place where parties are held almost every day, so if you’re the quiet type and would like to visit other, more relaxing places, then here is our list for the top Costa Blanca tourist destinations you should definitely check out.
Located approximately eighty kilometers N. of Alicante and around 1h and twenty minutes by car from the airport, this place is perfect for those who would like to spend a relaxing, peaceful and yet memorable vacation in one of top destinations in Costa Blanca. Tens of thousands of tourists visit this place very year, with the majority of them coming from Germany, Holland, France and UK. The area is ripe with natural beauty and it’s in fact protected from high rise buildings and development because of that. Therefore, if you cherish authentic Spanish vacations and you’d like to experience what spending a truly relaxing and amazing vacation is all about, then coming to Moraira is highly recommended.
At only a very short distance away by car from Benidorm, Altea is an amazing place that’s generally popular with German families, yet it’s worlds apart from its closest neighbor. There are plenty of golden sandy beaches here and not only can you find high quality and affordable apartments to rent, especially if you plan to spend more than a week here, but the seafront promenade is an excellent place to sit and spend some time with your friends while enjoying a cool beer and just watching the world around you.
Not far from the city of Elche and in the proximity of the Alicante airport, Santa Pola is a wonderful destination for those who love shopping and department stores. Speaking of which, the popular El Corte ingles department store is located here together with a wide range of local boutiques and stores. If you love boating and want to go on an adventure on the sea, then you can easily rent one and explore the magical island of Tabarca which is the smallest inhabited islet in the country. On top of that, this is also an essential marine and nature reserve where you can easily spot dolphins as they play in the shallow waters of the sea. There’s also a quiet, yet quaint fishing village nearby, a wonderful ancient fort you can visit and many great restaurants where some of the freshest and most delicious seafood you’ve ever had is served with a smile to both hungry tourists and locals.
The top attraction in Costa Blanca has to be the city of Benidorm. In fact, a large part of the tourists landing at the El Altet airport in Alicante will immediately hop on a bus or a taxi in order to get to this place. Benidorm is actually known as the best place to party in Costa Blanca and it’s also an amazing place where anything goes, but up to a certain limit. Whether you decide to party with your friends or total strangers, this place is simply teeming with action and there’s always something to do and see when you come here.
Just up the coat of Benidorm, Javea is a small town that’s visited by thousands of Germans, Norwegians, French, but also Dutch and British people every year. While it’s true that this is more of a middle class place, it still has that “air of fun in the sun” that makes it a top choice for most tourists who just want to have a great time. There are no high rise apartment blocks or hotels here, but the climate is simply perfect. If you love anything English related, then you’re going to be positively surprised by the high number of English bakeries and cafes here. There’s even a full size Iceland British supermarket here that sells everything you need to have an amazing self catering vacation in this wonderful town!
Whether you’re looking for a lot of sun, golden sandy beaches or the best possible parties in Spain, Costa Blanca has it all. There are plenty of great places to visit here, so no matter if you come here on your own or with your friends, you’re definitely going to have an amazing time.