Situated on the south east coast of Spain, the Costa Blanca is renowned for its white sandy beaches and warm Mediterranean climate. Enjoy the warmth all year round whilst playing your favourite sport or exploring the local history, and the breathtaking scenery that the region has to offer. Meet the friendly local people, enjoy the fiestas or simply relax on one of the many 'blue flag' beaches that this region of Spain is renowned for - The Costa Blanca!
The area is recommended by the World Health Organisation as being one of the healthiest regions in Europe to live. The nearby Las Salinas (salt lakes) draw moisture from the air creating a unique microclimate, thus conditions such as asthma, arthritis, and rheumatism are greatly improved, in this marvellous year round climate. As well as being a leading Spanish resort, the Costa Blanca proudly boasts a wide range of sporting facilities, including some of the best yacht clubs and marinas in the country. With 320 days of sunshine every year and close to the airports of Alicante and Murcia (San Javier) the Costa Blanca is surrounded by numerous golf courses, offering excellent facilities with a great choice for all golfers. In addition, the beach at Guardamar offers 22 kilometres of beautiful golden sands offering the very best in sun, sand and sport.
Costa Blanca is a very beautiful region of Spain and also it is known as being one of the most popular destinations in Spain during the holiday seasons. Whether you are a man in search of Spanish culture and tradition or a young teenager looking for sun, sand and an exciting nightlife, Costa Blanca is the perfect place for you. This destination can accommodate both families and couples, as well as groups of teenagers holidaying together. Because of the fact that this region has been welcoming tourists since 1950, especially tourists from the UK, these villas tend to be very well decorated and offer a very high standard of accommodation. Areas like Costa Nova, Duca, La Cala and La Sella are particularly well known for their beautiful gardens and Costa Blanca villas in these areas will benefit from fantastic pools and private terraces. The coastline of Costa Blanca is known in the whole world for its soft sand beaches and calm waters, a privileged climate and a warm sea.
This beautiful landscape is not just defined by the sea, but also by the mountains that overlook it, Alicante being the second most mountainous province in Spain and we can see here the grandeur of the Mediterranean landscape: valleys with crops grown on terraces packed with oaks, pines and carob trees perfumed by a wide variety of aromatic plants. Costa Blanca can also be very appreciated by people interested in archeology, as this region has some archeological sites that give an idea about the rich history of an area that has been populated for thousands of years. Costa Blanca has been renowned over the years for its beach holidays, but nowadays more and more it has become popular with cyclists, walkers, painters and nature lovers.
There are also small towns like Altea, La Villa, Benissa and Cabo de Gorgos who are able to offer you a real taste of the Spanish countryside and by renting Costa Blanca villas in these areas you get the peace and tranquility of rural Spain right on your doorstep. Costa Blanca is the perfect location for a family: the children can go and have fun at one of the many water parks, while keen golfers will be in paradise as the area has some of the best courses of golf in Spain. Either you are a person who wants to enjoy a good book on the beaches of Costa Blanca, or you are the explorer who wants to see the orange groves and colorful orchards in the mountains, you should definitely consider Costa Blanca as a priority destination for your holidays.
Written by : Barbara Brough