The Costa Blanca’s coastline is utterly gorgeous, with never-ending beaches, towering cliffs and tucked-away coves. A little way inland, you’ve got mountains and pine forests, plus the salt marshes that draw in flocks of flamingos and other curious birds. It’s a glorious wild shoreline.
Resorts for everyone
Classic Spanish villages dotted across the Costa Blanca all have their own character. Take Benidorm – it’s the biggest and best-known resort in the area, totally teeming with life, and couldn’t scream better value if it tried. Albir is a little more laid-back, while Calpe’s all about authentic España.
Alicante should be high on your list. Take advantage of the photo opportunities sweeping all the way from up on the hillside to down in the city. Don’t miss the covered markets or golden beaches. Stylish Valencia, with its parks and pretty old town, makes for a great day trip.