Average 3 hour flight
Time difference +1 hour(s)
Average temperature 23°C
The Costa Blanca attracts millions of holidaymakers each year, and it’s very easy to see why. The 'White Coast' of Spain is where you can find many of its most magnificent beaches, and some of the most gorgeous coastal resorts in Europe! Whether you choose to visit Alicante, glamorous La Manga or lively Benidorm, you will experience Spain at its beautiful best on a holiday to the Costa Blanca.
As popular with couples and friends as it is with families with children, there's something on offer for everyone on the Costa Blanca. In Alicante you will be blown away by the gorgeous white-washed houses and the colourful fishing boats lined up in the harbour as you indulge in the chic boutiques and fancy cocktail bars. Or in La Manga, you'll discover an upmarket resort that's tailored to holidaymakers with a taste for the finer things in life. From casinos and pristine beaches to exclusive golf courses, La Manga attracts couples that are looking for a really memorable holiday in the Spanish sun.
Then there is the vibrant resort of Benidorm; an amazing destination for families as well as party-seeking groups of friends thanks to its beautiful sandy beaches, towering skyscrapers and famously buzzing nightlife! You'll find non-stop entertainment on its bustling main strip, however you can discover another side to Benidorm in its Old Town where you can soak up the authentic Spanish culture. The stunning city of Valencia is also less than a two hour drive away from Benidorm, which makes it perfect for day trips and excursions on your Costa Blanca holiday – this amazing city has a real cosmopolitan feel with its stunning architecture. It also happens to be the 'home' of paella too!
Holidays to Costa Blanca tend to revolve around the coast, and that means there are always plenty of water sports for you and your friends or family to enjoy. Up and down the beaches you can find jetskiing, waterkiing, parascending, windsurfing, sailing, kitesurfing and snorkelling - to name but a few! - or you can just lay back on the sand and soak up the sun. However you'd like to spend your Costa Blanca holiday, you can trust Hays Travel to help you plan your perfect trip. Book your unforgettable holiday in the Costa Blanca with Hays Travel - the UK’s Best High Street Travel Agent.
Holidays on the Costa Blanca revolve around the coast and, with so many spectacular sandy beaches, the facilities for water sports are excellent. Along with jetskiing, waterskiing, parascending, windsurfing, sailing, kitesurfing and snorkelling, there are now many places to scubadive along the Costa Blanca. Play golf on one of the expertly designed 15 courses on the area. Go hiking amongst the scenic peaks of the sierras and discover valleys full of almond and orange groves and unspoilt secluded villages. In Benidorm splash around Aqualandia water park, enjoy the whiteknuckle rides at Terra Mitica and experience the dolphins, turtles and penguins at Mundomar Marine Park. Dont miss the Algar Waterfalls in the mountains north of Altea and the city of Valencia gives Barcelona and Madrid a run for its money. Most towns have their own colourful and exciting fiestas. As night falls the resorts such as Benidorm really come alive with karaoke, cabaret and cutprice cocktails helping the fun along in the bars and clubs. For lively nighspots dont miss Benidorm's KM, Pacha and Space or for something different theres the Benidorm Palace. Alicantes marina lined with bars and fish restaurants is a must if you want to dress up and play with the Spanish jetset and the cosmopolitan Valencia is a top choice for a city night out.
No trip to the Costa Blanca is complete without sampling some Paella, which was after all invented in Valencia. Benidorm is brimming over with restaurants serving fish and chips, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding on a Sunday along with plates of bacon and eggs each morning too. Mix in your favourite fastfood joints with Chinese, Indian and Italian so you can eat your way round the world without leaving Benidorm. Head for Alicante where youll find some of the regions most talked about tapas restaurants. Wash down your meal with a traditional jug of sangria or try the dessert wine Fondillon.