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Catch the sunshine on holidays in Costa Blanca!

As the original and best beach destination, holidays in Costa Blanca have had plenty of time to get things right. After all, Benidorm has been entertaining British holidaymakers for over 40 years now. And yet while this long lineage has led to theme parks, golf courses and hundreds of bars and restaurants catered to tourists’ tastes, there are still idyllic whitewashed villages to explore nestled amongst the mountainside.

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Golden beaches and endless entertainment

 

Benidorm is the biggest resort and main focal point of holidays in Costa Blanca. With two huge golden beaches that stretch for miles, all day breakfast cafes and entertaining cabaret clubs, there’s much to enjoy in this sprawling coastal town. Its water parks, zoos and theme parks ensure fun is never in short supply, whilst scenic views and authentic cobbled streets help to slow the pace down. With such a vibrant holiday scene, it’s no wonder that there’s an entire TV series (also named Benidorm) based around the resort! You can even stay at one of the main settings for the series, the Hotel Sol Pelicanos Oscas, with Jet2holidays. But whichever hotel you stay at, you’re never far from a beach or bar in Benidorm.

 

Less than four miles away, Albir offers completely different holidays in Costa Blanca. A relaxed, peaceful town, Albir has  a lightly coloured beach that arcs around the brown, dusky mountains and a national park filled with sharp peaks and sheer drops to the sea.

 

Whether you’re staying in Benidorm or Albir, you’ll find that there’s much to explore in the surrounding region of the Costa Blanca. Along over 150 miles of glistening, glorious coastline you’ll encompass ancient ruins, castles and natural wonders, as well as friendly towns that welcome you with delicious Spanish cuisine. It’s enough to give you an appetite for holidays in Costa Blanca every year.

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As a vibrant, bustling resort that knows how to look after the British, you’ll find many top tourist attractions in Benidorm. So we’ll start with its fabulous coastline first – Levante Beach stretches for over a mile and its a very wide, open expanse of soft golden sand. As it’s so huge there’s plenty of space to pick your favourite sunbathing spot.

 

The shoreline is then split by the huge Cerro Canfail Rock, upon which sits the Balcon de Mediterraneo viewing platform. This chequered balcony has ornate stone rails and a solitary lamppost, which makes it great as a nighttime beauty spot for looking out upon the Mediterranean Sea that surrounds you. From here, you’ll see the textured, triangular peak of the Puig Campana Mountain and the sloping wedge of rock that makes up Peacock Island.

 

Continuing westwards, Poniente Beach is just as big as Levante and has similarly smooth golden sand. However, it’s a little quieter, making it ideal for families and there’s a pristine multi-million euro promenade which has been smartly designed for disabled access too.

 

But what will really grab your attention in Benidorm is the number of huge theme parks and zoos nearby. The Terra Mitica theme park cleverly recreates the designs of ancient civilisations amongst the mountains on the outskirts of the resort. There’s a huge selection of rides for visitors both young and old, plus there are daily theatrical shows too. For a water-based theme park, you can cool off at Aqualandia instead. One of the largest waterparks in the world, it has a variety of slides and attractions such as a waterfall pool, a lazy river and super-fast zip-lines. You can even swim with sea lions!

 

Although if you’d like to get up close even more sea creatures, MundoMar is for you. The dolphins put on a fantastic show here, while on land parrots and monkeys add plenty of fun to proceedings. The Terra Natura zoo is even bigger – it features over 1,500 animals from 200 different species.

 

Venturing outside of the resort, you need only travel 10 miles from Benidorm for your next must see attraction, the Waterfalls of Algar. This stunning natural site was actually featured on the Benidorm TV series, and when you arrive you’ll soon see why it was chosen. The waterfalls flow around secluded high-sided rocks covered with flowers and plants. And if you think it all looks good enough to jump in – don’t worry you can! Swimming in the turquoise waters whilst the water rushes around you is an unforgettable experience.

 

Just 13 miles in inland you’ll also reach another natural wonder at the fruit-tree lined rocky mountainsides of Guadalest Valley. For the most spectacular views, it is best to head to the two castles, San Jose and Alcozaiba, both of which are perched on the very edge of narrow cliffs. Get your camera ready to take panoramic pictures to treasure for a lifetime, whilst the local whitewashed, flower-pot covered village is exceedingly pretty too.

 

On the subject of ancient structures, Alicante (the airport you’ll be arriving in for holidays in Costa Blanca) has a fascinating castle of its own. Built by the Moors in the 10th century, the weathered sandstone Santa Barbara Castle is perched high above the city on Mount Benacantil. Explore its dungeons, cannons and moat and then head to the tower for the wonderful sight of pastel houses and the harbour stretching out before you.

 

But if instead it’s greenery you crave, you’ll find some of the most interesting parks in the Costa Blanca at Guardamar del Segura. Reina Sofia Park has incredibly tall palm trees and two wide glassy green lakes and was initially designed as a buffer for the town’s buildings against the sands which sweep from the east. These gusts are what create the sand dunes you’ll see here and in nearby Alfonso Park. And for an open green space that’s been sculpted for sport, Club de Golf Villamartin in Torrevieja is one of the best golf courses in the region. It’s ideal if you’re game for great golfing holidays in Costa Blanca.

Ideal for families

 

There are so many ways in Benidorm to have fun as a family. Its theme parks, zoos and waterparks mean that all holidaymakers of all ages will find plenty to do.

 

Ideal for friends

 

Benidorm is often overlooked as a clubbing destination and yet its main nightspots attract many big name DJs throughout the year. Plus, the choice of several different districts for partying is fantastic for lively holidays.

 

Ideal for couples

 

The quieter, more laid-back nature of Albir makes it perfect for couples, whilst its beach takes in incredible views of the surrounding, golden green-topped mountains.

Albir

Albir

The calm, laid-back atmosphere you’ll find on a cheap package holiday in Albir belies a charming beach resort with plenty of things to do.

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Benidorm

Benidorm

For a great value and great fun-in-the-sun beach holiday in Costa Blanca, Benidorm is hard to beat, attracting a loyal following of fans of all ages and all year round. The high rise skyline is like a Mediterranean Manhattan of hotels and apartments backing four glorious miles of golden sandy beaches, divided into two crescent bays by a rocky promontory and the old town.

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Calpe

Calpe

Nestled on the northern end of the Costa Blanca, there’s a bright beauty to Calpe that sets it apart from its neighbours, Benidorm and Albir. It still features the towering hotels, sweeping golden beaches and enticing Iberian restaurants that characterise the region, yet everything has a slightly more relaxed, thoughtful pace.

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