Costa Blanca Spain
Costa Blanca Spain, get information and resort guides for towns and places on Spain's Costa Blanca region.
Regions of Spain - The Costa Blanca Alicante
Costa Blanca Spain Map: Above you are able to look at a Google map of the Costa Blanca, a coastal holiday area of Spain entirely in the province of Alicante (autonomous community of Valencia). The region of the Costa Blanca extends from the town of Denia in the north to El Mojon in the south (in close proximity to Pilar de la Horadada) and covers a distance of approximately 170 km.
Below you will find resort guides for some of the more popular coastal resorts and also information on places of interest that you can visit on a trip to the area. Alicante is the main city of the region, with Elche a close second in terms of size.
Elche Costa Blanca: The second largest city on the Costa Blanca, Elche is known as the city of palms, due to the huge number of date palms growing there, originally brought in by the Phoenicians.
Pilar and Torre de la Horadada: At the southern end of the Costa Blanca is the town of Pilar de la Horadada and its coastal area called Torre de la Horadada. With numerous little sandy beaches and a popular Club Nautico, this area attracts plenty of visitors.
Campoamor: Just to the south of Cabo Roig, lies the coastal resort of Campoamor (Dehesa de Campoamor), much favoured by the spanish, Campoamor has fine sandy beaches and a large marina.
La Zenia: One of the busy Orihuela Costa resorts within Spain's Costa Blanca region, La Zenia has a great beach and plenty of excellent facilities. The La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre is one of the major draws for visitors to the area.
La Mata Costa Blanca: Located just to the north of the busy town of Torrevieja, Torre la Mata is a little more spanish and a little quieter than its bigger neighbour. La Mata has good beaches and decent facilities. Try a visit to the Salt Lagoons Natural Park.
Guardamar del Segura: Standing at the mouth of the River Segura, Guardamar has a long history, being a significant safe harbour back in Roman times. Now it attracts thousands of holidaymakers all year round, its sandy beaches stretch for miles and its tree lined parks provide much needed shade in the summertime.
La Marina Costa Blanca: Comprising both a coastal beach resort and an inland residential urbanization, La Marina has a huge percentage of foreign residents with a good proportion being British. The sandy beaches of the coastal part of La Marina stretch for miles, so if you want your own little part of the beach, this is the place to head.
Santa Pola: Another of the Costa Blanca's coastal towns, Santa Pola is to the south of Alicante, its population is split between the old town and the newer area of Gran Alacant. Its history goes back to Neolithic times, with tools and paintings from this era being found in the area. Just north of these two is Arenales del Sol, a beach resort much favoured by the spanish, and a great place to watch planes taking off from Alicante airport, which is nearby.
Albir: Situated near to Altea and Benidorm, Albir (or L'Albir) is a popular beach resort which is a little quieter than Benidorm, but still handy for all the facilities and amenities of that resort.
Altea: Located just to the north of Benidorm, Altea mostly relies on tourism for its survival, although its history goes as far back as the times of ancient Greece, when the Greeks set up a marketplace there. Altea's Our Lady of Solace church is one of the picture postcard settings of the Costa Blanca region.
Denia Costa Blanca: Located right at the northern tip of the Costa Blanca region, Denia is a popular holiday destination and also a popular place for the purchase of holiday homes in the sun. Denia was originally a fortress town but these days is much more peaceful with a pretty harbour and good facilities.
Villajoyosa: Situated close to the famous resort of Benidorm, Villajoyosa is famous for its multi-coloured fishermens houses and for its chocolate factory. Visit our dedicated Villajoyosa website for a business directory, map, weather and more information.
Torrevieja Costa Blanca: One of the largest and busiest coastal towns in the Costa Blanca region, Torrevieja grew up with the property boom of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Popular with both Spanish tourists and foreign holidaymakers, Torrevieja has everything you would expect in a holiday town, good beaches, decent shopping and lots of bars and restaurants.
Mil Palmeras: Down at the southern end of the Costa Blanca region lies an area called the Orihuela Costa, and the southernmost resort of the Orihuela Costa is called Mil Palmeras. Renowned for its fine sandy beach Mil Palmeras is quiet in the winter but very busy in the summer.
El Campello: Located just to the north of Alicante and on the N-332 road as it heads towards Villajoyosa and Benidorm, El Campello is a traditional fishing village which has developed into a popular holiday resort, with decent facilities, a good sized marina and fishing port (with popular fish market), and nice sandy beaches.
Playa Flamenca: One of the much visited Orihuela Costa resorts, Playa Flamenca is little more than an overgrown urbanization. Don't be put off by this though as it has excellent sandy beaches, great facilities, superb shopping nearby (La Zenia Boulevard), easy access to golf, and a highly popular street market held every Saturday. It is also in a great location for visiting both the Costa Blanca and the Costa Calida (including the Mar Menor).
Zeniamar: Located between the resorts of Punta Prima and Playa Flamenca, Zeniamar is a top quality residential and holiday complex with fabulous pool and sunbathing areas, gym facilities and other facilities, it is handy for both Playa Flamenca and Punta Prima beaches.
Benidorm: Located to the north of El Campello and Villajoyosa, Benidorm is the most visited coastal resort in Spain (and possibly the whole of Europe) with many millions of visitors each year. It is certainly the most popular resort in this region and has worked hard to improve its image in recent years, and though still somewhat "brash and British" in many ways, it is attracting lots more native Spanish visitors and many of other nationalities.
Cabo Roig: Much further south in an area called the Orihuela Costa is and extremely popular little coastal resort called Cabo Roig. Now this a very "British" area where pretty much everyone you will come into contact with in shops, bars, banks etc will be able to speak English, so if you like the hot weather but don't want to feel too far from home, Cabo Roig is the ideal place. The resort has great facilities in terms of places to eat and drink, and much improved food shopping facilities, with a new Consum supermarket opened in 2013. The beaches are excellent and there are water sports facilities and a lovely marina and yacht club.
Benissa: A historic town located just inland from the Costa Blanca coastline, Benissa is one of the oldest towns in the region, with evidence of settlement in Iberian times. Its medieval town centre is well preserved and well worth a visit if you are in this area of the northern Costa Blanca. Nearby coastal towns include Moraira, Javea and Calpe.
Gandia: While not strictly speaking within the Costa Blanca area, Gandia lies on the northern tip of the region and would certainly be worth a visit by those travelling around the area. You could also call in on the charming little town of Oliva or perhaps play a round of golf at the Oliva Nova golf course.
Calpe Costa Blanca: To the south of Javea and Moraira and to the north of Benidorm, lies the renowned coastal resort of Calpe (or Calp). Perhaps best known for its huge rock, the Penon de Ifach, which rises from the sea in the centre of the resort, and forms a Natural Park which you can visit for wonderful views along the Costa Blanca coastline.
Javea Costa Blanca: Situated just south of Denia in the northern region of the Costa Blanca, Javea (of Xabia) is another of the Costa Blanca's most popular coastal resorts. It was formerly a significant port during Roman times, and while its harbour is still busy, it attracts mostly pleasure craft and expensive yachts.
Moraira Costa Blanca: Situated between Calpe and Javea on the northern Costa Blanca, Moraira has a pretty harbour and is another of the Costa Blanca's popular holiday resorts. The surrounding countryside it peppered with attractive detached villas, a perfect spot for a holiday home.
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