A luxury holiday to the Costa Blanca promises ease, relaxation, and plenty of choice. Excellent resorts can be found everywhere, in historic cities, family-friendly towns, picturesque fishing villages, and hilltop retreats. Relax in a region that's home to vast sandy beaches, numerous adventure activities, and chic restaurants and boutiques.
The Costa Blanca, Spain’s “White Coast”, lies in the southeast and runs between Dénia and Pilar de la Horadada, incorporating lively Alicante and a number of famous resorts. Known for its excellent beaches, cosmopolitan towns, vibrant nightlife, and close proximity to areas of astounding natural beauty, the Costa Blanca is the ideal place for a luxury getaway.
In Alicante, old-world charm meets modern-day glitz and glamour. Stroll through the charming old quarter, dine at world-class restaurants, explore fascinating museums, and dance the night away at the legendary clubs and bars. For fantastic family fun, head up the coast, northeast, to Benidorm or south to Torrevieja, two hotspots for amusement parks and adventure activities.
A quieter side to the Costa Blanca can be found if you travel inland, where you’ll find lush mountains studded with lemon groves, almond trees, and secluded 5-star retreats. In the smaller coastal resorts of Xàbia and Moraira, you can enjoy beachfront access but a more relaxed vibe – explore picturesque coves, dine by the pretty waterfront, and shop at bijou boutiques.
Between June and August, the Costa Blanca enjoys temperatures north of 25 degrees and very little rainfall. For this reason, the summer months are a popular time to visit. In spring and early autumn, the weather remains warm, but the slightly cooler temperatures are ideal for hiking.
Mild temperatures linger on through the winter months on the Costa Blanca, although temperatures may be cooler in mountain resorts. You should also bear in mind that certain resorts will close down during this period.
At Costa Blanca’s luxury beach resorts, you’ll have your choice of several restaurants inspired by a variety of global cuisines. In the cities, you’ll find a mixture of eateries serving up Spanish, Mediterranean, and even English favourites.
In this region, staple ingredients include fresh fish and seafood, rice, tomatoes, and sausages. The signature dish of the Costa Blanca is paella, which is best enjoyed with a glass of local red. For dessert, sample Moscatel wine from the region and some famous Alicante nougat.
Before you book your holiday to the Costa Blanca you should check the entry requirements for Spain at GOV.UK. Keep photocopies of your official documents, and carry your passport with you at all times.