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Terra Mitica – a great family day out awaits in this excellent theme park.


Visit the famous Valor Chocolate Factory before heading to Villajoyosa Market to bag a bargain.


Miles of sandy beaches live up to Costa Blanca’s name – meaning White Coast.

Fast Facts

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 here.

Visa & Health: Before you travel,click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Costa Blanca.

Weather & Climate

Temperatures: In the high 20s to 30s (°C)

Best time to visit Costa Blanca: 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.

Getting Around

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”.

Mediaval 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.

Holidays in Costa Blanca

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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.

Prices start from £245

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.


Benidorm in Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca’s premier resort has a dramatic high-rise skyline and two beautiful Blue Flag beaches with palm-lined promenades. For a glimpse of the more traditional Benidorm, explore the quaint winding streets of the Old Town. Book a hotel in Benidorm and feast on plates of fresh seafood on the terrace of a waterside restaurant.

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