Top things to do in the Costa Blanca
Costa Blanca is without a doubt one of Spain’s most prized regions. Beautiful shores, dazzling sunshine, fascinating history and delicious cuisine are but four of the many reasons people visit here. Fortunately, affordable holiday options to the Costa Blanca are easy enough to come by. Here’s how to plan an unforgettable trip without it costing the earth.
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Beaches of Benidorm
There’s no shortage of things to do in Benidorm. When most people picture the city, one image springs to mind – an arc of pristine sands, with turquoise waters lapsing gently over the skyscraper-lined waterfront. Levante Beach is that very arc, and a must for anyone staying near or within the city. Not only that, it’s also a prime spot for holidaymakers looking to soak up that famous Costa Blanca weather!
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Palms of Elche
Elche provides tourists with a taste into a more traditional side to Spanish life, and is a short drive inland from Alicante. Once you’re here, be sure to visit the Palmeral of Elche, a historic line of palm trees which shows the crossover between North African and European culture. There are plenty of holiday villas in Alicante, all of which make the perfect base camp for exploring the region.
The Algar Waterfalls
Costa Blanca’s beauty isn’t resigned to the coastline. Further inland, the Algar Waterfalls are both beautiful and calming. Dive off the wooden platforms and into one of the surrounding pools. Temperatures here can get pretty toasty, and this makes for the perfect way to cool off.
Flyboarding in Calpe
Bit of a daredevil? Calpe is a hotspot for flyboarding, a jetpack orientated sport which sees participants fly several metres above the waves using state of the art technology. Jetpacking might seem a bit far-fetched for most people, but if you’re renting a villa in the Costa Blanca then this slice of adrenalin-fueled fun is only a short trip away.
Scuba Diving off Moraira
For some, skirting the tips of the waves isn’t enough. They want to submerge themselves beneath them scouring the depths for exotic fish and plant life. Moraraira has some of the best diving spots in Spain, and many local groups and instructors to help you get set up. Keep your eyes peeled for the sea bream and barracuda!
The Historic Centre of Jávea
It’s easy to get lost in the vast swathes of Costa Blanca’s tourism industry, but traditional town centres have stood the test of time. Take a siesta, and visit one of Jávea’s town squares. You might have a self-catering villa, but sometimes it’s worth getting out and sampling some of the local delicacies. Few things are more Spanish than a few tapas dishes whilst reveling in the charming atmosphere. Got a sweeter tooth? Opt for some delicious churros and don’t go easy on the chocolate sauce!
Whether you’re on holiday with family or friends in the Costa Blanca, you’ll leave lusting after its unique allures. Ready to start planning your getaway? Have a look at Villa Plus villas here.
By Isabella Perkins, a freelance travel writer best known for writing about self-catering holidays. Her writing tends to have a family-focus, and she is in the midst of writing a new travel guide due to be published next year.