Just a single thought of the Costa Blanca (white coast) and suddenly your mind is swept away by a flurry of never ending white sand beaches, sweeping blue waters and idyllic sunsets. For good reason too, as the Costa Blanca beaches are some of the finest Spain has to offer, though along with the first rate beaches, one of the most wonderful things about the Costa Blanca is it’s fantastic climate. The year round good weather that it offers is one of the main draws for travellers from all over the world.
The best way to explore the Costa Blanca is to gear up with a car and drive the length of it, exploring hidden coves and sleepy villages as you go, and you’ll find that no matter where you go, from Alicante beach all the way down to the Torrevieja beaches you can easily find something perfect for everyone. One of the longest and widest beaches is the Playa san Juan de Alicante which is north to the city of Alicante, it’s 7km’s long and provides a beautiful clean beach, suitable for the family. El Carabassi is a beautiful beach of pale gold sands, while the sweeping beaches of Benidorm are long and beautiful with the city just moments away. Tabarca island is empty in comparison with miles of unspoiled white sands that are home to a quaint Spanish town – head there for a little peace and quiet.
The Costa Blanca is a nature lovers paradise, just moments from the beaches you’ll find trails that lead you over hills and mountains and into lost coves where you can explore caves and clamber rocks to experience the full beauty of this Mediterranean gem. A trip to the Serra Galda nature park is well worth anyone’s time – if only to gaze out to the sea and indulge in sea faring fantasies that will make you long to never leave. You could of course spend your whole time on the beach, but then you’d be missing so much of what this fascinating region has to offer. A trip to the fascinating Agar falls – high up in the mountains in Altea makes for a fantastic day trip - though you may need to hire a car from a nearby town such as Benidorm, if you don’t already have one, to get there.