Sun in the sky, churros, sand between the toes, flamenco dancing, boutique hotels, siestas, tapas… It’s not difficult to see why Spain is such a hit with tourists. Boasting a pleasant climate all year round and an abundance of superb beaches, Costa Blanca is one of the country’s finest places to visit. Discover Costa Blanca’s best-loved hotspots.
Best for Proximity to an Airport: Alicante
Alicante is the closest of all the resorts to the main airport in the Costa Blanca – the airport even shares the town’s name. But don’t worry you won’t be disturbed by planes!
If a long lunch in a café, while lapping up some sun rays and admiring luxury yachts sounds good then Alicante’s marina may be the place for you to visit. With plenty of restaurants, bars and shops there is always something to do.
Or if you are looking for something more cultural then head up Mount Benacantil in the centre of Alicante. This high peak is home to the Castillo de Santa Barbara (Castle of Santa Barbara) a 12th century fortress designed by Al-Idrisi. Originally built for fortification the castle has stood through many a siege and battle to become a beautiful site seeing attraction for visitors to the area.
Best for Creature Comforts: Benidorm
If you’re the sort of person who likes their creature comforts, Benidorm is the place for you. Known for being home to over 500 hotels and a plethora of beaches, bars and restaurants, Benidorm is a tourist’s paradise. Benidorm is so tourist-orientated that it even has a prime time British sitcom, centred on regular and first time holiday makers to the resort.
Restaurants in Benidorm cater for a wide variety of tastes, so whether you’re in the mood for traditional tapas or a Chinese takeaway, you can find it all in the sun drenched city of Benidorm.
Best for History: Calpe
If you love visiting places steeped in history, Calpe is an essential visit. Marvel at the reconditioned 15th century churches, trek to the ancient Penon de Ifach rock and view the superb surrounding bays, or simply kick back in one of the many back street tapas bars.
For an in-depth guide to the local culture in Calpe, visit the Museo Fester in Calle Jose Antoni which showcases the local carnivals and the town’s traditions at great length. This small yet beautiful town will please anyone with a taste for relaxation and culture.
Best for City and Sun: Murcia
If you are looking to combine a city break and sun holiday then take a look at Murcia in the Costa Blanca. Spain’s 7th largest city, Murcia is nicknamed ‘Europe’s orchard’ thanks to its detailed agricultural past and history as a producer and exporter of fresh food. So if you are a bit of a foodie you will love Murcia!
The Murcia-San Javier Airport is rather small and is located around 30km southeast of Murcia; however, in the next few years a new bigger airport is set to open 23km from the city, which is sure to boost tourism in the area. Pay the area a visit now to be able to say you went there before it was trendy!
Best for Romantic Getaways: Torrevieja
Flanked by the Mediterranean Sea, those seeking a romantic break to Spain will be in their absolute element visiting Torrevieja. This city is bursting with luxurious beachfront restaurants, stunning walks and fun filled sightseeing activities. Couples can relax by their hotel pool on a sun lounger, go for sandy walks along the beach, indulge in tasty tapas and fully enjoy the benefits of residing very close to the neighbouring cities of Murcia and Alicante.
Tempted by Torrevieja? Los Locos Beach is home to a series of privately owned holiday apartments in Torrevieja. All apartments are available to rent on a self-catering basis and overlook the gorgeous Playa De Los Locos sea front. Visit the Los Locos Beach website today to see what’s available.