Costa Blanca


Costa Blanca Hotels

The Costa Blanca includes the well known city of Benidorm along with opportunities to get away from the crowds in attractive surroundings along the Costa Blanca.

The Costa Blanca is one of Spain's most popular destinations for family holidays and with sandy beaches, glittering nightlife, historic attractions, waterparks and the Terra Mitica theme park, it is easy to see why.

How Hot?

The weather along the Costa Blanca is what you would expect from a popular tourist region, with over 300 sunny days per year and summer temperatures of 86ºF (30ºC) sometimes reaching 104ºF (40ºC).

On average the wettest period is late September to October, though still with average high temperatures in the low-seventies.

Winter daytime temperatures rarely fall below 50ºF and with the sun still shining can be an ideal time for enjoying one of Costa Blanca's golf courses

Out and About

The Costa Blanca is a popular choice for holidaymakers of all ages thanks to its long golden beaches, wide variety of land and water sports, entertainment and themed parks.

Benidorm in particular is home to several themed parks, including the Terra Mitica theme park, Terra Natura (a zoo) and Aqua Natura (a waterpark), Aqualandia Water Park and Mundomar which features exotic birds and marine life, with dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows. Benidorm is also known for its night-time entertainment with many bars and clubs with shows for both families and adults only, also the Benidorm Palace offers cabaret shows and concerts.

For an interesting day out take a daytrip into the old town of Altea, with its blue domed church of Nuestra Senora de Consuelo, wander down the narrow, cobbled streets lined with many arts and crafts shops. Another must is the historical town and fortress of Guadalest (meaning the Eagles Nest), situated around 25km from Benidorm the fortress was carved out of a mountain top where you can enjoy wonderful views, browse the craft shops and try some tapas in one its cafes.

Just 15km from Benidorm is the natural beauty spot of 'Las Fuentes del Algar' (the Algar waterfalls), this is a great place for a picnic and enjoy a refreshing dip in one its freshwater pools (to get the most out of your visit it's worth taking some water shoes to help with the pebbly water bed).

If you're staying anywhere around Calpe it's hard to miss the Rock of Ifach, the 332 metre rock is a nature reserve and the largest single rock in the Mediterranean, a round walking trip takes about two hours.

Further north along the Costa Blanca coast is the town of Denia; Denia features an impressive 20km of fine sandy beaches and rocky coastline, castle ruins and a tree lined shopping street which is closed to traffic in the evenings, a great spot to people watch from one of the outside bars or ice cream parlours. From Denia it's possible to take the ferry to Ibiza (2hrs 30mins), Mallorca (5hrs 30mins) or Formentera (8 hours).

Out for Lunch!

From Torrevieja in the south to Denia in the north, the Costa Blanca has just about every cuisine available whether you're looking to enjoy seafood in the picturesque ports of Moraira and Javea or a burger in Benidorm, dine alfresco or dinner with a show; the Costa Blanca has it all.

Benidorm has around 300 restaurants, over 100 cafes and over 550 bars, meaning one thing good competition so low prices and high standards. Dinner and a show is popular here and there are several options around the resort with many offering adult entertainment only. For a more authentic feel visit Benidorm's Old Town, the maze of cobbled streets has inviting traditional restaurants or Tapas Alley found along the covered street of Santo Domingo.

The resort of Javea is split into three areas; Javea Pueblo (the old town), Javea Puerto (the port area), and Playa de Arenal (the main beach area). Wander round the narrow streets of Javea's old town and you'll find plenty of authentic Spanish restaurants and bars serving traditional paella and a great selection of tapas. The port area offers a great choice of alfresco restaurants offering a wonderful array of seafood and paellas served alongside standard international fare.

Lastly the 'Arenal', the strip which lies behind the Javea beach is popular for its modern bars and traditional restaurants serving a wide variety dishes catering for tourists. At the very end of this bay is a popular and well established English restaurant called Scallops, if you're looking for a cheap meal this is the place to go.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - From London 2 hrs 30 mins, From Manchester 2 hrs 55 mins, From Glasgow 3 hrs 5 mins

Currency - Euro

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - mixed

Best Time to Visit: May to October

Top Hotels In Costa Blanca

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Costa Blanca, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

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Benidorm
The Queens Hotel is an adult only hotel situated just 150m from the beach with views over the bay, the resort and to the mountains....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Benidorm
The Grand Luxor Hotel is situated next to Terra Mitica theme park. The hotel features a chill out terrace with views across the resort. ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Altea
The Cap Negret Hotel is set on the beach in a privileged location and is great for all the family. The hotel offers high quality up-to-date facilities....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Benidorm
This traditional hotel offers a quiet yet central location with modern and comfortable accommodation and easy access to beaches. ...

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Torrevieja
Guests can enjoy views of the Torrevieja Lake from the roof top swimming pool and terrace....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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Benidorm
This small apartment complex is situated in the Rincon de Loix area of Benidorm, just 5 minutes from Levante Beach....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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Benidorm
The hotel's proximity to the centre makes it ideal for all holiday makers looking for the choice of beach and resort bars, shops, restaurants and night life....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Benidorm
Simple and comfortable apartment complex suited to those looking to self cater and who like to relax by the pool or take advantage of the lively resort....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Albir
The Magic Aqua Robin Hood Resort is a themed resort offering comfortable lodging and a splashtastic water park. Guests will enjoy the large lagoon-style pool and legendary on-site services. ...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Benidorm
Comfortable and welcoming apartments offering value for money accommodation just a few minutes walk from the beach and resort centre....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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