Costa Blanca

costa blanca spainIt’s mild climate, abundance of activities available all year round and miles of beach stretching across the coastline are just a few of the reasons why Costa Blanca is one of the Mediterranean’s top tourist destinations.

It’s easy to see why so many people choose to holiday in Costa Blanca as there is so much to do regardless of what interests you. With an average annual temperature of 17°C, the beach is a large part of life for those living in and travelling to Costa Blanca. More than 200 kilometres of coastline boast scenic cliffs, beaches and secluded coves. This in itself can provide hours of entertainment let alone the water – sports that are available practically all year round due to the mild climate. As well as being one of the best places to go sailing, other activities available include scuba diving, windsurfing, canoeing, catamarans and pretty much any other sport you can think of. The Marina Baixa district has some of the most well known fine sand beaches which are definitely worth visiting whilst on your holiday in Costa Blanca.

An attraction that is not to be missed on your holiday in Costa Blanca is Aqualandia – Europe’s largest water park. Located in Benidorm, this gigantic leisure and aqua park has numerous attractions which are sure to amuse both kids and adults. Even if you’re not a fan of swimming there are extensive green areas, picnic areas, shops, restaurants, pizzerias, bars and coffee shops which will entertain you for the whole day. From the Black Hole – a slide in complete darkness to the giant wave pool, there’s something for everyone here from the brave to faint – hearted.  

Alicante is the capital of the Costa Blanca and offers beautiful and varied landscapes. This cultural city prides itself with parks, gardens, night – life and fine sand beaches. The port is the busiest leisure area in Alicante with restaurants, pubs and discos, a yacht club and marina.

You holiday in Costa Blanca will not be complete until you take a trip to Elche which is the palm tree capital of the world. Hundreds of palm trees decorate the roads as do many signs which proudly announce that the city was named part of the World Heritage in 2001. Not only is Elche a beautiful place to visit, the city oozes history and culture. Ever since Iberian times, Elche has been an important centre of civilisation and is now the third most important city in the Valencian Community.

Many people worry about what they can eat when going abroad. You have nothing to worry about in Costa Blanca as areas such as Guardamar have an unbelievable choice of international cuisine. You will find Greek, Hungarian, German, Chinese, American, Italian and English restaurants decorating the streets with friendly staff who are only too happy to see you. 

If you’re happy to experiment with local dishes then you will love Guardamar del Segura which has a fine mixture of restaurants serving traditional Spanish food and drinks. You will find restaurants that are geared towards tourists but there is also a large selection of more traditional Spanish restaurants where the locals eat.

Costa Blanca attracts millions of tourists every year due to its water and safari parks, aquariums, boat trips, bungee jumping and a list of other leisure options which are endless. There is no doubt that your holiday in Costa Blanca will be fun, exciting and filled with sunshine.

Image belongs to: Les Cuddiford http://www.flickr.com/photos/drofidduc/ Taken from: http://www.flickr.com

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