If you’re looking for fun in the sun, then the ‘White Coast’ Costa Blanca is ready to welcome you. This true British favourite holiday destination offers everything you could possibly need for a beach break. Restaurants, pubs, karaoke and discos – what more would you want?
There is a range of accommodation to enjoy Costa Blanca, all located near the beautiful sandy beaches. On Costa Blanca, you have a selection of locations including Benidorm, Alicante and in contrast the quaint Moorish town of Guadalest.
Whatever you are looking for, Costa Blanca offers miles of beaches, world class theme parks and lively cities.
Things to do in Costa Blanca
With four miles of beautiful beaches, it’s not surprising that Costa Blanca offers the best in watersports, along with jet skiing, water skiing, parascending, surfing and snorkelling. For those who prefer land based activities, there are 15 golf courses along the Costa Blanca, and with short flights from the UK, make weekend golf trips very popular. Costa Blanca is rather mountainous and is great for hiking, exploring the scenic peaks of the sierras, and discover the natural charm and beauty of the island.
For the family there are plenty of entertainment centres along the Costa Brava, with the popular resort of Benidorm. Benidorm has theme parks and water parks as Aqualandia, Mundomar Marine Park and Terra Mitica, the largest theme park in Spain as well as various safari parks.
Shopping in Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca’s biggest beach resort, Benidorm has plenty of shops selling straw donkeys and sombreros. But it doesn’t always have to be that way as there is La Marina, which is a full Shopping centre in Finestrat, just outside Benidorm. The Carrefour hypermarket has enough to keep you occupied for days.
Alicante has many shops that range from the pocket friendly to the eye popping price tag variety. The best place to head is around Avenida de Maisonnave, a shopper’s paradise. Valencia is another Shopping option to explore. This is where you’ll find your bargain leather goods and delicate ceramic figurines.
Nightlife in Costa Blanca
Costa Blanca is just the heaven of
Nightlife. Benidorm is synonymous with cabaret, karaoke and cut price cocktails. You are guaranteed to have stacks of fun. The Square in the new town draws people with its neon lit bars and clubs. The old town is more authentic Spain but you’d find tapas bars where you can enjoy ham, cheese and olives to your heart’s consent.
For a change of scene, head to Alicante’s marina which is the party playground of the Spanish glitterati. You’ll find fabulous bars and fish restaurants. But if you really want to be spoilt for choice, Valencia has a choice of over two thousand bars and restaurants!
Eating out in Costa Blanca
Valencia invented the famous rice based recipe, Paella and there are plenty more to tempt the taste buds in Costa Blanca. To accommodate the UK holiday makers, Benidorm offers plenty of British food on their menus. Don’t be surprised if you can find a Sunday roast. There are plenty of fast food joints too such as Chinese, Indian and Italian so you can eat around the world in Benidorm.
In Alicante, you’ll find some of the region’s most talked about tapas restaurants. Casa Toni is a sophisticated spot that serves up traditional food with a regional spin. The Spanish tapas is around, so plenty of opportunity to try the traditional and nibble at what you know.