The Costa Blanca or White Coast as it’s known in English stretches for over 200 km. Around 120 miles of stunning Mediterranean coastline.
The super tourist destination is part of the province of Alicante. Denia is the most northern point with Pilar de la Horadada the most southern. Pilar shares a border with both the Costa Blanca and the Costa Cálida.
The Costa Blanca – White Coast
The Costa Blanca enjoys a healthy micro-climate and fantastic weather all year round. The climate here is partly thanks to the Alicante and surrounding mountain ranges. These mountain act as a protective shield against bad weather fronts. They also help to keep the warmer air inside the local areas.
The northern Costa Blanca is more mountainous than the southern areas. As a result, the north tends to be much cooler in winter.
Costa Blanca Beaches and Golf
Dotted all along the Costa Blanca are some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Europe. These beaches often receive “Blue Flag” certification for safety, also for cleanliness and entertainment.
Most of the coastal areas offer thrilling water sports and boating activities. Outdoor activities and adventures are also popular here. There are plenty of mountains, hiking trails, valleys and natural beauty on offer.
Lovers of extreme sports will be in heaven. This is a top location for surfing, windsurfing, and paragliding among other sports. The Costa Blanca is also home to some top golf courses, several of which have appeared on the European Golf Tour.
The best known city in this area of sunny Spain is Benidorm which lies to the north of Alicante. A short distance south of Alicante are the cities of Elche and Torrevieja.