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Costa Blanca Hotels and Apartments
Costa Blanca Holidays & Hotels
Hotels in Costa Blanca
Covering over 200 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline, the Costa Blanca has many large hotel resorts along its vast area with beautiful Spanish beaches, villas and apartments.
Whether you’re on an all-inclusive holiday to Altea, a cheaper self-catering stay in El Campello, or making stops in Finestrat, Orihuela Costa or Teulada–Moraira, you’ll find the right place for you to enjoy your Spanish vacation.
Where to stay
A port city on the southern part of the Costa Blanca, Alicante is the capital of the province and a bustling hub of tourism. The Barrio de la Santa Cruz features charming narrow streets and colourful houses befitting the classic Spanish Old Town. There, you can also take in the views Castillo de Santa Bárbara, a medieval structure set upon a hill which offers amazing views of the coastline. Snorkel on the beach of Tabarca, visit the Archeological Museum or simply indulge in all the fantastic restaurants and nightlife Alicante has to offer.
Probably the most well-known resort on the Costa Blanca, Benidorm if rife with sun seeking tourists. From those who wish to spend their whole holiday by the pool in their all-inclusive hotel, to those who wish to go paragliding or quad biking, there’s so much to do on holiday in Benidorm. Even diving courses are available if you wish to explore the Mediterranean Sea more. After dark, the fun begins. With a vast array of restaurants, live shows (including tribute acts and traditional Spanish performers), gay bars, clubs and discos, there is no way you’ll get bored in this vibrant part of Costa Blanca.
On your visit to the town of Calpe on the Mediterranean coast, you’ll find stunning landscape, beautiful beaches and coves, a marina, mountains, vineyards and ancient remains – what more could you want?
What to see
A great place to visit while on holiday to the Costa Blanca is the Natural Park of Penyal d'Ifac which features a massive limestone rock formation and is located in Calpe. With amazing scenery, gorgeous hikes and plenty of natural beauty to behold, this place will take your breath away. Not to mention provide the best backdrop for your new profile picture.
For those who love spending their days racing their friends down slides, and splashing about with their family then Aqualandia is the place to go. The Benidorm waterpark is twinned with Mundomar, a marine animal park which provides even more adventures and guarantees a spectacular day out.
If it’s even more thrills you seek then visit the Terra Mítica. It is a popular theme park in the Benidorm area. There you can enjoy five separate themed zones, each with their own spectacular attractions. The themes include Egypt, Greece, and Iberia. Fun and educational.
Probably the best known place to dance until dawn on the Costa Blanca is Benidorm. With its many clubs and bars, you can truly call it the city that never sleeps. But with other places nearby offering up some great nightlife choices, you’ll be able to party in style, whatever your style may be.
Denia offers a relaxed and chilled party atmosphere and El Abir has a great choice of pubs and bars to drink and meet fellow revellers. Campello is another resort that won't disappoint and, of course, the other nightlife juggernaut is Alicante where you’ll find discos, cabarets and whatever else strikes your fancy.
What to eat
Spanish food is delicious - fact. And the Mediterranean setting of Costa Blanca guarantees lots of fresh fish and seafood as well as traditional tapas. Locals love eating at night, enjoying every mouthful over sparkling conversation and sparkling cava and there’s no better way of getting into the spirit of things than by joining in.
If you choose to opt for something else, there’s a host of Chinese and Italian restaurants as well as steakhouses for the enthusiastic carnivores. There gastronomy and wine tourism business is also very popular in the area, which means the best food and wine is waiting here just for you.
With shopping centres including Porta del Marina, Habaneras and Venecia, you might want to bring a spare suitcase for all the goodies you’ll be bringing back. The larger malls are home to popular high street brands as well big supermarkets where you can stock up on your self-catering needs.
The Mercado Central in Alicante offers a sumptuous selection of local food and drink, where you can shop or even take a walking tour where you’ll be able to sample the produce before you fill your baskets. The Moraira Market boasts an impressive array of fresh seafood while the Benidorm Municipal Market is where you can find stalls selling local produce, crafts and souvenirs.
Fast Facts about Costa Blanca
- Direct flight time: 2.5 hours from London
- Time Zone: CET (+1 hour)
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Average price of a domestic beer: €3
- Average price of a bottle of wine: €5