Costa Blanca, the 'White Coast' in Spanish, spans 200km from Denia to Pilar de la Horadada. With a well-developed tourist industry, it attracts visitors from the UK and Germany. There's something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some itinerary suggestions for your next trip to Costa Blanca.
It's possible to enjoy the great outdoors when visiting the Costa Blanca. Some of the most beautiful spots include beaches, nature reserves, natural parks and mountains.Torrevieja – this is a bustling holiday resort that includes beautiful beaches, nature trails and parks and a couple of salt lakes. One of these is a subtle shade of pink while the other is blue green. A great way to explore the area is on two wheels. Hire bikes for all the family and enjoy cycling along the coast, with the help of Google Maps of course. Elche – the nearest city to Alicante is Elche, a world heritage site that's earned the name of Spain's palm tree city. Palmeral de Elche is the place to see them all. It contains more than 11,000 palm trees, most of which happen to be date palms. Locals tell of times, more than 300 years ago, when it's thought there would have been almost 200,000 trees. The area of Costa Blanca also has some stunning nature parks with sites that include coastal mountains, wetlands and coastal nature reserves.
If you're looking for some fun things to do with children and the family you'll be spoilt for choice. Here are some suggestions for anyone wanting to keep the kids entertained.Benidorm – there's plenty to offer families in Benidorm. Not only is the weather glorious, there are also some wonderful beaches to laze around on. Enjoy a panoramic view of the town centre, one of the most spectacular of which is from the Mirador del Castillo. There are craft markets, shops, bars, and restaurants. A trip to Benidorm isn't complete without a trip to the island of Benidorm. There are easy to walk paths around the island and lots of wildlife for the kids to look out for. Mundomar – this is an animal park close to the Sierra Helada Natural Park, on the outskirts of Benidorm. A wide range of animals including parrots, lemurs, otters, monkeys, dolphins and sea lions can be seen up close and personal. Another wildlife park worth visiting is the Terra Natura Zoo Theme Park, also in Benidorm.
The Algar Waterfalls, Alicante – take the kids for a dip in the natural pools, enjoy the sight of the waterfalls and relax in this peaceful location. Toy Museum, Denia – as well as entertaining your kids, this museum takes you back in time to your own childhood.
This is a very small selection of the things to do during your next trip to the Costa Blanca. Two weeks probably won't be long enough to enjoy all the sights.