Costa Blanca South
The Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca, or White Coast, is one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations. The region extends 200 kilometres along the Mediterranean coast through the province of Alicante, stretching from Gandia to Pillar De La Hordada
With so much to do visitors to the Costa Blanca are spoilt for choice, for the destinations are varied and diverse. The Costa Blanca has a resort to suit every taste, restaurants, golf, water parks, beautiful beaches, mountains, lakes and walks
Alicante is centrally located on Spain’s Mediterranean coast. The air of the city is pervaded with the scents of the sea; indeed, the city has been an important seaport for many
centuries. There is nothing as pleasant as strolling along the quayside promenade lined by four rows of palms, tessellated with marble in Alicante red, cream and black in imitation of the waves of the Mediterranean.
Torrevieja is situated on the Costa Blanca, approximately 40 minutes south of Alicante
airport. It isn’t a resort in the package holiday sense, there are only a few hotels and the area is much loved by the Spanish who flock here during the summer months for their holidays. The town is surrounded by excellent urbanisations, all with
pools and beautiful gardens and the whole area enjoys fabulous beaches with fine sand and crystal clear waters.
Santa Pola is located on the Costa Blanca,
approximately 20 minutes’ drive south of Alicante airport. A small fishing port, Santa Pola is famous for its variety of landscapes, from the views of the
distant mountains to the wild sand dunes.
The town of Guardamar with a population of just over 11,000 has historically played the role of guardian of the river Segura. Guardamar’s strategic position on a hill over the Vega Baja made it an ideal settlement for the various cultures that have inhabited this part of Spain over the centuries.
Orihuela is the capital of the region of the same name; the administrative area stretches inland from the coast and covers a number of smaller towns and villages, as well as three golf courses, two marinas, the beaches at La Zenia and Dehesa de Campoamor and a considerable amount of farmland.
Try any of the delicious varieties of rice dishes, combined with shellfish, fish or meat that are renowned in the region of the Costa Blanca.
The climate offers variations, but the temperatures are usually mild, with the annual average a little higher than 17ºC.