Sun worshipers from all around Europe head to the Costa Blanca on the Mediterranean for their Vitamin D fix. The region is one of the most visited on the continent and with good reason: you'll find miles of white sand beaches, rocky coves, inland villages, and rugged mountains. Our Costa Blanca holiday rentals are the perfect spot from which to explore this region.
The Moors settled the Costa Blanca in the eighth century and ruled for 400 years, shaping the area into what we see today, planting orange and peach groves that you still see throughout the region. Today, the Costa Blanca is a veritable summer playground with millions of tourists heading here each year to get their fill of sun, sand, and surf. Some of these tourists have stayed and built a large expat community. Don't be surprised to hear Swedish, English, or German on the streets here.
The Costa Blanca includes 22 unique towns and villages divided into the Costa Blanca North and Costa Blanca South. You'll find sleepy fishing villages offering traditional delights sandwiched between high-end resorts brimming with nightlife. Our Costa Blanca holiday rentals will let you find out for yourself why so many people flock to this region in Spain
year after year.
Costa Blanca North
The Northern Costa Blanca features majestic mountains, orange groves, and sandy beaches. The town of Gandía boasts more than three miles of sandy shore as well as the Palau Ducal dels Borja
, once home to the Borgia family. Oliva has six miles of beach with dunes and orange groves nearby. Head to the Convent de Rebollet or the Torre de Comares to get your history fix. The campsites are popular spots for river fishing and hiking the mountains. Don't forget the Pego-Oliva Fen Nature Reserve
, with its native flora and fauna.
Játiva is a beautiful inland town with a castle. The Orba Valley features quiet villages such as Sagra, Orba, Benimeli, and Benidoleig that time seems to have forgotten. Dénia lies further down the coast and has a ferry that takes visitors to the Balearic Islands
of Ibiza and Mallorca
. It's also home to a variety of historical sites such as the Church of Asunción and a Muslim castle. The latter is now an archaeological museum.
To the south of Dénia is Jávea with its 20-mile long sandy beach, lighthouses, and two nature reserves. Hikers will delight in beautiful Moraira due to its numerous trails such as the Font Santa, Benimarco, Castellons, and Cap d’ Or.
The inland town of Benissa affords visitors rolling hills leading to the coast as well as spots to scuba dive and windsurf. Calpe is one of the most famous spots on the entire coast due to its beautiful coves and protected nature reserves. Shop until you drop in lovely Altea, with its designer boutiques and whitewashed homes. Large skyscrapers dominate the Benidorm skyline but you'll still find lovely beaches such as the Playa Levante, Playa Poniente, Playa de Mal Pas, and Playa de Cala Finestrat.
Costa Blanca South
Unlike the northern section, the southern Costa Blanca lacks mountains. But it makes up for it in soft sandy beaches and lovely salt lakes. You'll find many a succession of beach resorts such as El Montiboli and El Campello. The latter is famous for the Caves of Canelobre.
The city of Alicante has a lovely marina and Santa Barbara Castillo
is a site to behold that sits atop the old quarter.
Inland you'll find old towns aplenty, many with their own castles overlooking the area. Sax and Monòvar are of particular note. Heading south, visit the resort towns of Agua Amarga, Casa del Cap, and Santa Pola, affording miles of gorgeous coastline. Going inland you'll come across Orihuela with its historic sites and Crevillente known for its gorgeous carpets. On the coast, you'll arrive at the idyllic beaches of Torrevieja. There are also a number of lovely salt lakes - Laguna Salada de la Mata and Laguna Salada de Torrevieja - here, too.
Traditional villages abut gorgeous seaside resorts in the Costa Blanca. If you want a vacation filled with gorgeous sites and fun in the sun, book a Costa Blanca holiday rental today.
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