And now some information about the Costa Blanca….
The Costa Blanca or White Coast extends along the eastern coast of Spain (approximately in the middle) and covers the province of Alicante.
To the north of Denia is the Costa del Azahar and to the south of Torrevieja is the Costa Calida.
The Costa Blanca is not as cold or wet in the winter as the Costa Brava, north of Costa Blanca, nor is it as humid or hot in the summer as the Costa del Sol, in the south.
The Costa Blanca has the best all year round temperatures. The climate is recognised as one of the best in the world by the World Health Organisation.
Many people with arthritis come to the Costa Blanca and within days feel much better. In the winter months the Costa Blanca is lucky enough to have nearly as many sunny days as in the summertime.
The Costa Blanca is famous for its tourism. Once upon a time the places along the coast were mostly just tiny fishing villages. Then the fantastic climate and beaches attracted tourists and the area boomed. Some towns have restricted their development and retained their original charms while others have over-developed and lost what charm they originally had.
The Costa Blanca has over 100 kms of sandy beaches and rocky coves and many of the beaches have the coveted European Blue Flag signifying cleanliness and safe bathing.
The Costa Blanca has something for everyone from tiny rural inland villages to cosmopolitan tourist resorts on the coast such as Benidorm.
The Costa Blanca isn’t necessarily a place one would go to see historical monuments (although there are many). Its attractions lie in its beauty – the amazing vivid blue Mediterranean waters, the lovely sandy beaches, the old towns and villages with their old narrow streets, the restaurants and bars where one can sit and relax outside because of the wonderful all-year round climate. It’s simply a wonderful place in which to enjoy life (as we should do but often don’t) and feel rejuvenated and refreshed.
The Costa Blanca area of Spain is located approximately half-way along the east coast of Spain. The area is a very popular tourist destination because of its excellent weather and climate and the many superb beaches which stretch for miles and miles along the coast.
The southern Costa Blanca is mostly flat with fine sandy beaches, palm trees and salt lakes. The south is much drier and more typical of what a person who had never visited Spain would expect to see.
Golf is extremely popular in the Costa Blanca and there are plenty of courses for players to demonstrate their skills!!
Alicante airport is where most people arrive into the Costa Blanca. Strangely because it is a lovely city, has a great marina, beaches and the Santa Barbara Castle (Castillo) most people immediately exit the airport either south towards Torrevieja or north towards Benidorm.
Inland from Alicante the road heads towards Madrid, in this area are many old towns and villages many with castles set on hills such as Sax, Villena, Elda, Novelda, Petrer as well as Monovar, Monforte del Cid, Aspe, Yecla, Caudette and Jumilla.
South of Alicante are a number of coastal beach resorts. Firstly Aqua Amarga, Urbanova, Los Arenales del Sol, Gran Alacant, Casa del Cap and then Santa Pola with miles of good sandy beaches.