Costa Blanca is a place for delicious Mediterranean life. To translate from Spanish, Costa Blanca is «white shore». Here you will find 150 kilometres of sandy beaches coloured with light gold.
Sun here pleases 320 days a year, and the water in the sea is suitable for swimming almost all year round. Pink flamingos, blooming almonds, orange trees, golf, sailing and delicious wine - everyone can find joy for themselves.
This special place people have chosen for their lives for many centuries BC, and till now, the cities and resorts of Costa Blanca attract people from all over the world to spend time recreation or arrange a place for life.
The portrait of each city is unique, and at a distance of 20 kilometres can be a different life - from the romantic narrow streets of the old Altea to the modern skyscrapers of Benidorm. Let us introduce you to the exciting places of Costa Blanca and the features of coastal cities.
Valencia is the TOP-3 largest city in Spain. The central part of the Spanish population, but the city is generally multi-ethnic. This is the greenest Spanish metropolis, and the picturesque Mediterranean resort attracts visitors to the city all year round.
The history of Valencia begins in BC with the settlements of the Greeks and Romans. Since then, the city has become an important cultural and commercial centre. Now Valencia presents a harmonious mix of historical heritage and modern architecture. The old town, with its walls and collisions, is adjacent to the modern City of Sciences and Arts, a large aquarium and a Biopark.
Valencia gastronomy is fantastic. The fame of Valencian paella has swept the world. Also, you can try the local brand of beer «Turia», and «Valencian water» with horchata and farton: long-shaped biscuits glazed with sugar syrup.
In addition to kindergartens and schools, there are nine public and private higher education institutions in Valencia. The universities of Valencia are as good as those of Madrid and Barcelona.
Transport infrastructure includes an international airport, which you can reach by metro. The seaport of Valencia is considered one of the largest ports in Spain.
Gandia - 5 km coastline, sandy beaches and medieval history.
This town is famous for its heritage of dukes. Historical monuments such as the Ducal Palace, the Cathedral Church, the town hall and the first Jesuit university in the world are fascinating.
Fish auction is a tradition that no Gandian will miss. Fishing traditions intersect with modern aquatic activities.
Yachting, windsurfing, diving and sailing lovers spend their time here. From the port of Gandia, you can go to the Balearic Islands – Ibiza and Majorca.
To improve mobility, residents and tourists prefer to use electric scooters and bicycles.
Gandia’s new residential complexes are close to commercial centres, schools and kindergartens.
Valencia International Airport is 50 minutes away by car.
Denia is a small picturesque town in Spain at the foot of Montgo, located between Valencia and Alicante.
The old and cosy part of the city, founded by the Romans, is filled with beautiful architecture, historical places and numerous restaurants. Central Platan Alley has a unique charm.
The town is famous for making the world’s best raisins and fresh fish. The city has a whole fishing quarter Baix la Marc, with its small squares and colourful houses.
One of the largest ports of the Marina de Denia coast has regular flights to the islands of Ibiza or Majorca. The sandy beaches of Denia are separated from the port part and are suitable for a quiet family holiday with children.
Denia’s new residential complexes are close to commercial centres, schools and kindergartens.
Denia is located almost an equal distance from Alicante and Valencia in the hour availability from each. Both cities have international airports.
Moraira is the ideal city for those looking for a small and cosy place among the mountains. There are no vast hotels. Local festive mood, gastronomic pleasures and fantastic beaches are located in a small relaxing area among the hills and gardens.
The level of comfort and beauty allows you to compare this place to the sensation of the luxurious French Nice. Yachting and beautiful terrace buildings attract connoisseurs of the Mediterranean taste of life.
There are two main activities in the city: tourist business and grape growing, but no less critical is considered a fishing port near the yacht club.
Restaurants offer fresh fish and seafood. The abundance of vineyards allows you to enjoy magnificent wine and taste great raisins.
Beautiful places - Javea, Calpe and Benissa are nearby, and you can also reach the nearest Alicante airport in just one hour by car.
Calpe is a picturesque city in the northern part of the coast of Costa Blanca. The central attraction of Calpe is the majestic Ifach Rock, 332 meters high. Even in the last century, the rock and its surroundings were private property; now, it is a popular part of the tourist route and a protected area.
A lively fishing port with many fish and seafood restaurants attracts locals and tourists. Historically, a fish auction has been organized by the Fishermen’s Guild.
The underground cellars of the only underwater winery in the Mediterranean are unique - Vina Maris.
Royal sailing club Calpe, swimming in «Queen’s baths», diving in the bay and beautiful sandy beaches - a paradise for lovers of water sports and recreation. The salt lake, which is several hundred years old, has become a natural habitat for pink flamingos.
New residential in Calpe complexes are comfortable for life and interesting for investment.
The city’s location allows you to reach the major cities and the international airport within one hour by train or car.
Altea is one of the most beautiful towns on the coast of Costa Blanca, located on a hill between the cities of Benidorm and Calpe.
Paved paths and stairs and blue and white glossy domes of the Catholic Church Nuestra Señora del Consuelo give a unique charm to the city. This church often falls on the souvenirs of Costa Blanca and is considered the town's symbol.
Altea differs from other cities due to the ban on building houses over four floors. Even the new part of the city has low-rise buildings and maintains a coherent silhouette of the city. The local budget is mainly financed by tourism.
The city has the unofficial status of the cultural capital of the region. The Faculty of Arts of Miguel Hernandez University (Elche), many art galleries, and Palau Althea Palace of Music are here.
Altea beaches are rocky and pebbly, and they are not filled at the peak of the season, unlike the sandy beaches of Benidorm and Calpe.
Alicante International Airport is a 50-minute drive away.
Polop (Polop De la Marina) is located in the mountains at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level. This cosy place surrounded by mountain ranges, canyons, and pine and oak forests is ideal for those who want to live in harmony with nature.
The city is located above Benidorm. You can reach picturesque beaches, shopping centres and tourist infrastructure in 10 minutes. Alicante International Airport is a 50-minute drive away.
This region has preserved historical monuments of the Middle Ages and Moorish times. It is a pleasure to walk the picturesque streets of the city. Fabulous views of the Sleeping Lion and Puig Campana mountains, the colourful trenches and the sea give harmony and peace.
The local economy is based on agriculture. They grow fruit, almonds and olives.
For a family stay, there are all necessary - kindergartens and schools, playgrounds and sports sections — a unique place for a measured and harmonious life, ideal for hiking, climbing and yoga.
Finestrat locals call it «Window to the Sea» for impressive sea coast views from the heights. Puig Campana borders the central part of the town, and the city is 238 meters above sea level.
Here you can feel all the charms of Spanish culture. This narrow medieval street with decorated courtyards, cosy parks and terraces that open up beautiful views from the mountains.
The area of La Cala Finestrat, with access to the sea and its picturesque beach, colourful flea market, restaurants, shops and entertainment for children, is notable.
Finestrat is ideal for families with children: every district has kindergartens, schools, playgrounds and sports sections. The town has a sports palace, a football field, and a modern skate park for golfers equipped golf course.
Finestrat is a 10-minute drive from Benidorm, the famous tourist centre of Costa Blanca, and 40 minutes from Alicante International Airport.
Full of skyscrapers, kilometres of sandy beaches in the colour of gold and active nightlife, Benidorm attracts tourists worldwide with its mild climate. Surrounded by mountains, the city has a unique, comfortable microclimate all year round.
Less than 100 years ago, there was a small fishing village surrounded by orange and olive trees. Now Benidorm has become the tourist capital of Costa Blanca and «Spanish Miami».
The skyscrapers of this city, not typical of traditional Spain, create a unique image. Here is the highest residential complex in Europe - Intempo Residential Sky.
In Benidorm, everyone can find a comfortable area. The tranquil La Cala area is ideal for a well-built family life. The English district is waiting for its guests at parties in clubs and bars around the clock. Water parks, children’s amusement parks, and concert venues will occupy children and adults.
The city has a good traffic interchange, kindergartens, schools, and specialized educational institutions, including an international language school for those who want to speak fluent Spanish.
Alicante International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.
Villajoyosa is a small picturesque town in Spain. Colourful houses and picturesque beaches create a feeling of a fabulous place with a cheerful mood. The name Villajoyosa translates as fun settlement.
This place has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. Fortress walls and watchtowers have been preserved in the historical centre.
The town is notable for its most delicious chocolate in Spain. Here produces sweet products - the most famous chocolate - Valor, turron Carremi. Also, you can find here signature cafes, shops and three chocolate museums. Festivals and festivals revive the measured life of this bright town.
The modern part of the city has good traffic interchange, proximity to schools and shopping centres. The Terra Mitica Children’s Entertainment Park and the Terra Natura Zoo are 13 minutes away by car.
The nearest international airport located in Alicante – is 35 minutes drive
San Juan is a prestigious area 10 minutes from Alicante.
Visit card of the city - the sandy beach of Playa de San Juan, 3 kilometres long. The beach is convenient for recreation with children, and it has a gentle approach and moderate waves.
In the Alcazar de San Juan is the museum «House of Hidalgo», where you can get acquainted with the life of the Spanish hidalgo, who inspired Miguel de Cervantes to create his character, Don Quixote Lamancha.
Convenient traffic interchange, parks, more than 30 public and private educational institutions, medical centres and the «Alicante Golf» golf club. A wide variety of restaurants, cafes and bars.
The Escuela Europea De Alicante College is one of the best private institutions in the province, focusing on foreign languages: Spanish, English, French and German. The diploma allows admission to universities in other EU countries.
Alicante International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.
Alicante is the main resort of Costa Blanca and the province's capital. The ancient history of the city is intertwined with rich modern life.
Alicante attracts people with its restaurants, parks, shopping centres and nightlife. Large-scale street festivals are impressive and attract many viewers. The city regularly hosts concerts, theatres and museums.
The symbol of Alicante - the most beautiful boulevard on the Spanish coast attracts residents and visitors to its shady palm trees and alleys. The city has the cleanest beaches, popular sailing and golf.
Santa Barbara Castle is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain and the most famous sight of Alicante. Ancient churches, cathedrals, and medieval streets are well preserved.
Alicante University has tens of thousands of students. This popular and respected university owns one of the most architectural attractive Spanish campuses.
Modern traffic interchange makes the city fast and comfortable. The international airport is located 11 km south of Alicante. The central railway station is located in the city centre. All major Spanish cities have daily rail connections to Alicante.
The ancient city of Spain began its history 5000 years B.C. Elche has his coat of arms.
Palm Park (El Palmeral), from a distance similar to a natural forest, for its uniqueness and beauty, received in the 2000 year the title of the Heritage of Mankind of UNESCO.
The feature of the city of Dama Elche (Dama de Elche) is a stone sculpture in the form of a bust of a female priest with a height of 56 centimetres and weighing 65 kilograms. The noble Iberian lady with a headgear became one of the symbols of Elche and the region as a whole.
The most important sector of the economy is agriculture. Elche grows pomegranates, figs, dates, citrus, cotton and various greens. In the industrial sector, everything revolves around the shoe industry. The export of footwear has one of the best export performances in the country.
Elche is a city of educated people: preschool, school and higher education can be obtained without leaving the city. For this purpose, there are kindergartens, primary and secondary education colleges and three universities.
The international airport is located 10 km from Elche.
The history of San Fulgencio dates back to the 18th century when a project was launched to drain several wetlands near the mouth of the Segura River. Time turned the land into fertile soil suitable for agricultural use. That is why hemp, potatoes and artichokes are grown here and now.
Local gastronomy combines meat and vegetables typical of the city with agricultural traditions. Rice dishes, especially rabbit rice, are also typical, usually cooked on firewood.
Tourism and real estate development have also become significant sources of income for the local population.
San Fulgencio has located 16 km from Elche and 26 km from Alicante-Elche International Airport.
Torrevieja - a famous resort town which got its name in honour of the observation tower of the 14th century - «Torre vieja», which translates as «Old Tower».
On the site of the city, by the beginning of the 19th century, there was only an old watchtower and observation tower with several fishing houses around. It is a growing city with a promenade along the sandy beach, hotels, and residential complexes. Walking through the streets of Torrevieja, you can see the parrots from Argentina and India.
Among the city’s attractions are the Moor Tower, the Immaculate Conception Church and the Torrevieja Casino.
The famous salt lakes Salinas de Torrevieja y La Mata, pink and emerald, became the permanent habitat of flamingos.
Torrevieja is a famous city among foreigners, including a significant part of the Russian-speaking population. This is due to relatively low housing prices, beaches, children’s zones, language schools and other critical infrastructure.
It is located near the regional centres of Murcia and Alicante. The nearest airport can be reached in 40 minutes by car and in one hour by train or bus.
Viliamartin is the name of several urbanizations and famous golf courses in the province of Alicante.
The development of Villamartin began in 1972, thanks to golf courses. The interest of residents from all over Europe in golf attracted investment for the region's construction and created an international atmosphere. The residents are fluent in both Spanish and English. It is a cosmopolitan urbanization that includes more than 2000 apartments, villas and townhouses.
The Villamartin zone is a significant tourist destination with various activities for the whole family, from golf to water sports and karting. Bars, restaurants, promenades and yacht parks - here you can find everything for Mediterranean life.
For children, there are kindergartens, schools and sports sections. El Limonar International School offers courses in Spanish and English.
The city is an hour from Alicante Airport and 20 minutes from Murcia.
Orihuela is a resort town rich in architectural heritage and beautiful sandy coast.
The city is located on the Segura River and is divided into historical and modern areas. The centre of the town is an area around with ficuses, eucalyptus, and oranges grow. Baroque, medieval architectural ensembles and Gothic Cathedral are popular among tourists and locals. There are many bars, restaurants and night discos.
Three well-known golf courses, which provide training for beginners and open professional championships, attract amateurs from around the world.
The sandy beaches of Orihuela, 16 km long, are filled with turquoise water, coves and berths. Beach volleyball, water sports and recreation with children - all available, thanks to 70 meters wide beaches.
The bus station borders the city station. Here you can reach the regional centres and the international airport within one hour. The motorway allows you to get to Murcia in 30 minutes.
Murcia - the region's capital of the same name- is a fantastic city with a rich historical heritage. The town is on the Segura river, an hour from the sea coast. The city's history started in 825 and is now rich in architectural and artistic heritage.
Murcia has up to 500 thousand residents. The National Reserve is the pride of the region. Vineyards and agriculture form the main economic direction of the area.
The Cathedral and Baroque buildings attract the old town. The city is famous for its cuisine, tapas, wine, fresh fruits and vegetables.
The city tram line connects all parts of the city. The public bicycle system provides citizens a comfortable and fast way to move around the city.
Murcia is one of the largest student cities in Spain. The largest and oldest university in Murcia has about 38,000 students. It is the largest university in Murcia.
In the suburbs of Murcia is a small airport that serves domestic and international flights. Also, the larger Alicante airport is a 40-minute drive from the city, with an annual passenger flow of 10 million people.
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