Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca ( cat. / Span. White Coast ) refers to the coastline of the Spanish province of Alicante, specifically from Denia in the north to Pilar de la Horadada in the south.


The name Costa Blanca is not a historically evolved Name or geographical term, but created in the 1950s artificially by tourism managers. He plays one hand on the traditional white -painted houses on the other hand on the lighting conditions that cause the sand appear white. The contrast between the blue sea and bright coast is also found in the blue and white flag of the province of Alicante ( City of Light ) to the Costa Blanca is largely. It is sometimes referred to as the Gulf of Alicante. In the south, the Costa Calida follows, the Mar Menor is calculated according to sources on both coasts.

Climate and Tourism

The Costa Blanca is a popular holiday destination for tourists from Spain and all over Europe because of its mild Mediterranean climate. Since the 50 's, many German who settled in this part of Spain. For some German with Nazi past there was an ideal hideaway since Franco them an inconspicuous life with protection from international law enforcement assured (Source mirrors 42, 2005). After the death of Franco and the democratization of the country, the region has experienced an economic boom in the tourism industry, today - apart from the occasional small dips - persists. The Costa Blanca is therefore now one of the engines of the Spanish economy. With the tourism and the construction volume, what the region has made the biggest construction site in Europe rose. The region has 13 golf courses with adjacent housing developments in sizes of up to twenty thousand housing units. More 52 golf courses are planned. In the past year, permits for the construction of 70,000 projects have been granted a fall is not yet clear, although fewer and fewer clients can be found who are willing to pay significantly higher prices for the property. In addition to tourists from Germany and Spaniard from Madrid like to travel to the Costa Blanca because it is the capital of the nearest coast. Increasingly, it is noticeable that provide other more affluent buyers, mainly from Eastern Europe, to settle on the Costa Blanca. A proof of this is the Russian Orthodox church under the Nobelurbanisation Altea Hills.

With the appreciation of the British pound and the expansion of air links to England, the coast was also the simpler English public accessible, mainly hangs out in the lively Benidorm.

Among the most popular destinations include the theme parks Terra Mitica, Mundo Mar, Terra Natura. In Valencia there is the Ciutat de les Arts y Ciències, the City of Arts and Sciences, a futuristic project with a science museum, planetarium and water park. In the adjoining Palace of Art plays, concerts and operas are performed.

Certainly worth seeing are also the small villages in the hinterland. Many of the villages have not yet received their Spanish origin, the other villages that are closer to the coast, are not spared of vacation resorts and luxury apartments. Nevertheless, particularly the villages of Jalon, Lliber, Alcalali, Parcent, Murla, Castell de Castel, Guadalest and many others are worth a visit.

During a visit to the white shores each visitor in tourist information offices, which are easy to find in any major city can inquire about the hinterland and various excursions. In the mountains of Jalon, in Les Murtes, there is a German -run donkey stud that will work hard for the rescue and preservation of the endangered giant Andalusian donkey. A commercial interest can, however, also here with the operators not to exclude.

The village of Jalon, or Xaló in Valencian dialect language, is known for its wines, raisins and almond products, as well as for its Sausages, air-dried sausages. Every Saturday morning there is a huge international flea market where the mostly older consumer base sorts Billigkram is sold. The stories say that must be a native of Madrid who bought a very precious picture for little money at the beginning of the Flea Market of Jalon. Since this reporting, which has spread like wildfire throughout Spain, this flea market is continuing to grow.

There is little in these villages accommodation options, so that one is bound to the major hotels on the coasts. These few accommodation options are fully booked for months. With a little luck you can on the way from Jalon to Benissa find some.

In the municipality Lliber an international school has settled under English guide for a few years. This range of English-language teaching is, etc. gladly accepted not only by many Englishmen, but also by Germans, Russians, Spaniards, Dutchmen.

An idyllic destination is the ruins of the Preventori d' Aigues, a former luxury spa hotels and later tuberculosis sanatorium near Alicante.

To the south of Alicante are the fishing port of Santa Pola with the barrier island Tabarca, the World Heritage city of Elche, the episcopal city of Orihuela and the large town of Torrevieja tourist attractions.



Coveta Fumá

Beach in Calpe

The Montgo

Tibi morass

Street in Altea

Palms in Elche

Dénia port


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  • Coast in Spain
  • Geography ( Valencian Community )
  • Coastal Region of the Mediterranean