About the Costa Blanca
Costa Blanca translates literally as 'White Coast' and runs along the part of the south eastern coast of Spain. Stretching from Valencia in the north to La Manga in the south it covers over 140 kilometres of spectacular coastline.
Along with soft sandy beaches along the shoreline the Costa Blanca boasts a very diverse range of scenery. There are rugged mountains, olive and citrus groves as well as colourful villages still unaffected by tourism and plenty of other historical sites. The sunny mediterranean climate means that these features are enjoyable all year round and although not as hot as the Costa del Sol the temperatures regularly soar to over 30 degrees centigrade in the summer months!
To compliment the numerous traditional villages there are also several 'modern' towns and cities that have large shopping centres, holiday resorts and a wild night life such as Benidorm and Alicante. However for the more adventurous shopper most places have market days and small boutiques.
Eating out is of course a wonderful experience with all types of international cuisine but the local fare is normally the best with fresh seafood and fruit and vegetables in abundance it would be difficult to go wrong!
All manner of sports and outdoor activities are available from golf to hiking and obviously all water sports are a speciality at most resorts!
Nearly every town and village has it's own patron saint and fiesta so whatever time of year you are in the Costa Blanca there is a local fiesta taking place nearby to enable you to take in the Spanish culture.