Costa Blanca South
The Costa Blanca has everything to offer for vacationers and hibernators. The Costa Blanca is located on the east side of the Spanish mainland. In the south the region borders on the Costa Almeria and in the north on the Costa Dorada. The coast borders the Mediterranean Sea. Below we give you a brief overview about this Costa!
The Costa Blanca is located on the east side of the Spanish mainland. In the south the region borders on the Costa Calída and in the north on the Costa del Azahar. The coast borders the Mediterranean Sea.
With the beautiful palm boulevard and the pleasant shopping street, Alicante is one of the most famous cities on the Costa Blanca. The coast owes its good name to the kilometers long beaches of +/- 50m wide and attracts many sun lovers and pleasure seekers. The sun almost always shines and the azure Mediterranean invites the whole year for a swim. The sandy beach is approximately 10 minutes away by car and can be reached up to the beach itself. The beach gradually slopes into the sea and is therefore very suitable for children and there is also play equipment. The beach is guarded by lifeguards during the high season. Nude beaches can also be found on the Costa Blanca and you can really relax on La Marina's nudist beach.
Sights / Excursions
The beautiful historic Santa Barbara castle, in Alicante, is definitely worth a visit. The castle is located on the Benacantil hill from where you have a beautiful view of the city. In Elche you can visit the Priests Garden with a wide variety of plants, shrubs, cacti and the famous eight-stemmed Imperial Palm. Or a tour through the palm forest of Elche (Organized). You can also visit the 17th-century St. Mary's Church, located in the old city center, where the Passion Play The Mystery of Elche is staged every year. In Torrevieja you will find a real water attraction park Aquópolis open from June to September (Note: this is fun for young and old!). You can also go on a fantastic jeep safari through the hinterland that you really should not miss! Of course there are many more excursions to discover.
The average temperature in the winter is around 16ºC. The average temperature in the spring and autumn is around 20ºC. In the summer the average temperature is around 35ºC.
When the winter is approaching again, many people move to the Costa Blanca, a popular place to spend the winter. In the summer life goes on 24 hours a day; in the winter months it is quieter, but there is still plenty to do. However, there is also plenty to see outside these cities. Consider, for example, Santa Barbara Castle or the picturesque mountain village of Guadalest. A jeep safari through the hinterland, a trip through the palm forest of Elche or a visit to one of the spectacular night clubs is certainly worthwhile.
Shopping / Parties
In all towns and villages there are various shops for groceries (drugstore, bakery, cigar shop and large supermarkets). If you really want to go for a day out, you can make an effort in cities such as Alicante and Elche where there are large shopping centers. In Torrevieja you have the Habaneras, which is very popular with shoppers. There are many parties and typical Spanish habits in the summer months. Local parties with and without parades and always ending with fireworks. More about parties and memorial days under activities.
Cities, Guardamar and Torrevieja are medium sized places at 8 and 7 km away, in Guardamar there is a very large market on Wednesday where the majority of the local population gets their daily shopping. Torrevieja is more focused on tourists and has a large pleasant boulevard with lots of shops and eateries and a large lunapark for young and old.