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Holidays in Costa Blanca
Costa Blanca’s award-winning, gentle sandy beaches are perfect for swimming, while for thrill-seekers the giant Terra Mitica theme park is nearby. There’s also a fun-filled waterpark, Aqualandia, with tubes, slides and rapids which make for a great day out during your Costa Blanca holiday. Head inland from the sun-drenched resorts for historic towns set in lush mountains.
The best time to visit Costa Blanca is late spring when temperatures are warm and resorts aren’t as crowded.
Costa Blanca has three airports: Valencia in the north of the region, Alicante in the centre and Murcia in the south.
Book a Thomas Cook holiday in Costa Blanca and spend lazy sunny days on some of the longest beaches in Spain
Costa Blanca, Costa BlancaThe "El Trinquete" residence squarely faces the sea. From your balcony you will have a view of the marina and the sea. The "Oasis Beach" residence, located in a residential area overlooking the marina, is 500 metres from Mascarat beach (pebble beach). Altea: Ideal sunny resort for relaxing. Spacious and comfortable apartments A residential and preserved destination, 7km from Altea and the old town. Reception Times Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm From Sunday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm Please note: for arrivals outside reception opening days and times, please inform the site. Local city tax payable by the client directly at the hotel.
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Costa Blanca, Costa BlancaThe residence has a very modern design. It is located close to the marina and shops and has a definite maritime focus. The pebble beach is opposite your residence. The very comfortable, air-conditioned apartments are ideal for a quiet stay. Altea: Ideal sunny resort for relaxing. A residence of modern architecture with stunning views over the bay. Facing the pebble beach and 200 m from the marina. Reception Times Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm From Sunday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm Please note: for arrivals outside reception opening days and times, please inform the site. Local city tax payable by the client directly at the hotel.
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Costa Blanca, Costa BlancaThe Bonalba Alicante Hotel is a luxury 4 Star hotel is set in the quiet area of Mutxamel next to the lush Bonalba Golf Course about 3 km from Campello Beach in Alicante. Boasting a vast themed swimming pool set in tropical gardens, a beauty centre and spa area, this stylish 4 Star property offers comfort and elegance with a good range of on-site amenities and 252 well-appointed guestrooms with modern amenities and everything needed for a delightful holiday. Guests can enjoy fine dining on-site, as well as wellness and SPA facilities, meeting space, Wi-Fi Internet access, and warm Spanish hospitality. Airport Distance: Alicante Airport is 28 km from the Bonalba Alicante Hotel. There is easy access to the AP7 Motorway, and the hotel is 15 minutes' drive from San Juan Beach. Local Tips: Be sure to embark on an excursion to the popular Canelobre Caves in Busot, Alicante. The Hotel Bonalba pr...
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Costa Blanca, Costa BlancaHotel located in a residential part of the city of Alicante, just 50 m form San Juan beach.The Hotel Castilla is conveniently located only 50 meters from San Juan beach and 300 meters from golf course facilities. This resort offers plenty of restaurants, bars and shopping, as well as good connections to Alicante's city centre via the urban bus line (distance 6 kilometers).On-site amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, solarium, café, summer terrace, parking (optional), children's playground and gardens. Additionally it features a big restaurant, a nice lobby, other air conditioned common areas and it hosts conference and banquet facilities.All the rooms are appointed with complete bathroom, air conditioning and heating, telephone, satellite TV, safe (optional) and in-room Internet connection. This property has been appointed with a "Q" Tourist Quality class qualification granted by ...
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Costa Blanca, Costa BlancaLocated in Denia, Hotel Denia Marriott la Sella Golf Resort & Spa is a business-friendly hotel in a national park. Dining options at Hotel Denia Marriott la Sella Golf Resort & Spa include 2 restaurants. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning in the brasserie (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include a golf course. Also located on site are a health club, a sauna, a 24-hour fitness facility, and a steam room. The property's full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 5-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. This Denia property has event spa...
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Costa Blanca, Costa BlancaThis hotel was built in 1950 and renovated in 2004. It offers a total of 29 double rooms, 2 singles and 1 suite spread over 2 floors. Amongst the hotel facilities count a foyer with 24-hour reception, a safe, a lift and a cafÃ©. Additional facilities include a bar, a TV room and an air-conditioned Ã la carte restaurant. Moreover, the hotel possesses a bicycle storage facility and bicycle hire, a conference room, wireless Internet access, a playground, as well as a playroom for children. Those arriving by car may make use of the hotel's car park and room and laundry service round off the facilities on offer at the hotel.
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Beach-lovers head to Benidorm with its long golden beaches, picturesque old town and vibrant nightlife. Alicante combines great beaches with superb restaurants and a rich cultural history. Its attractive seafront and marina bustle with bars and cafés. As the coast curves around the cape, you reach Dénia and its pretty beaches lying at the foot of Montgó Mountain Nature Park. High cliffs look down over the quiet coves and sparkling blue waters of Jávea. Further north is the lively resort of Gandía and its historic old town, long sandy beach and impressive 14th-century castle.
Linger along the elegant seafront and palm-shaded esplanades of Alicante. Discover some of the most fascinating towns and villages that hide in the hinterland of Costa Blanca. Inland from Benidorm is the 16th-century Moorish castle at Guadalest in its unusual setting cut into the surrounding rock. Explore the ancient hilltop village of Altea with its whitewashed houses covered in flowers. Take the little tourist train that chugs up to the 10th-century castle in historic Xàtiva. Golfers head to Alicante Golf Club to try the course designed by Seve Ballesteros. Keep the kids entertained with visits to Costa Blanca’s waterparks and theme parks around Benidorm
You won’t run out of things for kids to do in Costa Blanca. Some of the most popular family attractions in Costa Blanca are clustered around Benidorm. Give the kids a wet and wild day out at Aqualandia waterpark, where they can zoom down the highest chute in Europe. Children will love Terra Mitica, where ancient myths of Egypt, Rome and Greece have been turned into thrilling rides and exciting live shows. Take them to the wildlife park at Terra Natura, one of the best places in Costa Blanca to get close to wild animals in a beautiful setting.
Discover some of the best places in Costa Blanca for a relaxing beach holiday. Playa de la Levante in Benidorm is one of the most popular attractions in Costa Blanca, with a gorgeous 2km sweep of golden sands. Unwind on the sheltered sands of Playa de Ponienete near the centre of Benidorm. High dunes form the backdrop to the beach at Playa Arenales near Alicante. Take one of the boats that shuttle to the marine reserve on the small Isle de Tabarca, one of the loveliest places in Costa Blanca for a day trip from the mainland.
Cool down with a wander through the palm grove of Elche. Its 200,000 trees make it the largest palm grove in Europe and one of the biggest natural attractions in Costa Blanca. Trek through the pine forests of Montgó Mountain Nature Park, where the limestone massif rises up to 753m. It’s one of the best places in Costa Blanca to take in wonderful views that stretch as far as Ibiza. Climbers make a beeline for Peñón de Ifach, a dramatic limestone outcrop that is the smallest natural park in Spain and one of the most striking places in Costa Blanca.
Families: Terra Mitica – a great family day out awaits in this excellent theme park.
Shoppers: Visit the famous Valor Chocolate Factory before heading to Villajoyosa Market to bag a bargain.
Sun-worshippers: Miles of sandy beaches live up to Costa Blanca’s name – meaning White Coast.
Language: The language spoken in Costa Blanca is Spanish.
Currency: The currency used in Costa Blanca is Euro (€).
Local time: Costa Blanca is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Costa Blanca has three airports: Valencia in the north of the region, Alicante in the centre and Murcia in the south.
Flight time from UK: About two hours
Tourist Information: Further Costa Blanca tourist information can be found at www.costablanca.org
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Costa Blanca.
Temperatures: In the high 20s to 30s (°C)
Best time to visit: Late spring when temperatures are warm and resorts aren’t as crowded.
The weather in Costa Blanca is typically Mediterranean, with long sunny days from May to September. August can get uncomfortably hot.
Well connected: An efficient network of trains, buses and trams makes it easy to see the best places in Costa Blanca.
By tram: Getting around in Costa Blanca is straightforward if you take the tram that connects Benidorm to Alicante.
By car hire: To explore some of the inland villages, it would be more practical to hire a car.
Semana Santa: Costa Blanca joins in with the rest of Spain for Easter parades and processions during “Semana Santa”.
Medieval battles: From March to October, look out for the Moros y Cristianos festivals that take place all over Costa Blanca. These lively spectacles re-enact medieval battles between the Moors and Christians, as horses and camels are ridden to the sounds of gunpowder and fireworks.
La Tomatina: Don’t wear your best clothes if you’re in Buñol on the last Wednesday in August. That’s when La Tomatina, the country’s biggest tomato fight, takes place, and you’ll probably want to bring a pair of goggles to be on safe side.