Costa Blanca Guide
The Costa Blanca, with its wonderful beaches attracts millions of tourists every year. In the north the Costa Blanca starts with Denia and Javea two wonderful towns at the bottom of a mountain. In the south the costa blanca goes down to Guardamar and Torrevieja.
With such wonderful cities like the Elche, the palm tree capital of the world. You can basically travel along as the carretera national goes all way alongside the coast.
There are many attractions alongside the Costa Blanca, some of them specially for tourists like the entertainment park Terra Mitica at Benidorm or the bays of Altea and Calpe.
Others are smaller towns and villages like Villajoyosa just south of Benidorm, famous for its old town and its chocolate. The beauty of the Costa Blanca comes from the seaside villages and towns. Its beaches along with its tiny villages give the Costa Blanca its unique attraction.
Denia Spain about 85 km north east of Alicante along the Costa Blanca. Denia is famous for being one of the most attractive places to spend your holidays. You best reach Denia via the road N 332, a wonderful road along the coastline of the costa blanca or the highway AP7. In Denia find 20km of sandy beaches for all tastes. Find the warmth of the sun, enjoy the pleasure of diving into the warm waters of the Med. To the north, sandy beaches, perfect ofr sunbathing in the soft breeze, swimming or walking along the shores. The beaches are all the services and the Blue Flag for clean areas of the EC. To the south hidden rocky coves are a paradise for nature lovers. Crystal cold waters, ideal for scuba diving or fishing.
The city of Javea Spain lies about 80 km north east of Alicante, in between Denia and Altea. You can reach Javea via the road N 332. There are about 24 000 habitants of Javea live in three different parts of the city. The village of Javea which lies about 3 km land inward, the port of Javea and the area around the beach of Javea. In the old part of Javea there are still some traditionally built houses with balconies remaining. Along with some Javea hotels, you should enjoy spending your time just passing by the little shops.
Guardamar offers everything you need for a holiday in Spain. Guardamar, on the Costa Blanca, in Spain, is surrounded by two large and beautiful natural salt water lakes which form the "Salinas de Guardamar" and are an official Spanish Nature Reserve. These lakes attract a wide variety of bird life. Guardamar has learned a few lessons from places like Benidorm, because you'll find no high-rise skyscrapers or package holiday hotels in Guardamar and because Guardamar is orientated towards families and couples, you'll find no night-time trouble with lager louts etc. The concentration of salt and warm temperatures, combine to endow Guardamar and nearby areas with a particularly healthy micro-climate, recommended by doctors for its beneficial properties. Bathing in the salt lagoons is also becoming popular for many medicinal reasons.
The city of Torrevieja lies about 50 km south west of Alicante. You can reach Torrevieja via the road N 332 or AP7. Many English speaking facilities in this region of Spain. A large British and Irish communities around this area. The entire area around Torrevieja is famous for their salt production plus a fabulous holiday resort. Apart of the salt industry, tourism and fishing keep the city alive. The harbor surrounded by many Torrevieja hotels, gives home to 300 fishing ships and over 900 private sport boats. A wonderful view especially when sun sets.
Benidorm, located about 45 km northeast of Alicante, just south of Altea is one main attraction along the Costa Blanca. Despite its skyscraper skyline, it stands for beach and nightlife, Lots of Benidorm nightlife. Surrounded by up to 1558 m high mountains, Benidorm is perfectly protected against the sometimes cold north winds.