Terra Mitica – a great family day out awaits in this excellent theme
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
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
Flight time from UK:About two
Tourist Information:Further Costa
Blanca tourist information can be foundhere.
Visa & Health: Before you travel,click herefor recommendations and advice on visas and health
for your holiday to Costa Blanca.
Temperatures:In the high 20s to 30s
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.
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 hireTo explore some of the
inland villages, it would be more practical to hire a car.
Semana SantaCosta Blanca joins in
with the rest of Spain for Easter parades and processions during “Semana Santa”.
Mediaval battlesFrom 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 TomatinaDon’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.
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.
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.
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.
Two rocky headlands shelter the beaches of this attractive coastal
resort, which is also known as Xàbia. Wander from your Javea hotel along the brilliant white
sands of Playa del Arenal towards the marina, stopping at the beachside cafés and browsing the
market stalls along the way.
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