Sandy beaches, low dunes and humid areas are alternated in the Costa Blanca by rocks, steep coasts and very dry areas. The impressive northern and central areas, crossed through high mountain ranges, continue to the edge of the sea where the hijackers of La Nao and San Antonio are located. The southern part of the Costa Blanca, on the other hand, is an area of plains and hills sprinkled through the river Segura, which flows into the sea in the midst of dunes and low cliffs. This Costa runs from Denia to Pilar de la Horadada with the capital Alicante and is one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe. Thanks to its landscape, infrastructure, beautiful cities and friendly people, the Costa Blanca has a busy tourist activity throughout the year with many facilities for visitors.
Villajoyosa is well known for its seafaring tradition and its famous chocolate industry. This town has a 3 kilometer long fine sandy beach and numerous of nice spots to be visited, f.e. the colorful fronts, its fishing port and marina. The colorful fronts of the houses are one of the most notable features of the town. There is always lots to do at the marina and the fishing area. At the harbor the fishing boats are anchored while the west part is used as marina.
Finestrat is a beautiful coastal town that is also mountainous. It combines the cosmopolitan appeal of its cozy and family-friendly beach destination «La Cala», with the silence of the 1410 meter high peaks of the «Puig Campana». The old town of Finestrat is located 5 kilometers from the beach on a hill.
Alfaz del Pi – Albir
Between Altea and Benidorm you will find the fortified town of L’Alfàz del Pi, located 4 kilometers from the coast and this because of the many attacks by pirates. The part by the sea is called Albir. It is ideal for those looking for an alternative for Benidorm’s busy beaches, but want to enjoy all the facilities and the wonderful atmosphere that offers a good seaside resort. You have a view of the impressive azure water, the ‘Peñon de Ifach’ and the contours of the town of Calpe. The promenade passes from Albir to Altea and there are various lounge clubs and bars each with their own style.
Altea pueblo is built on a hill. Here is a nice and lovely market square with good restaurants and terraces. In the old town there are also various art shops, and there are regular outdoor concerts. A lot has been organized and it is cosy, you will have a special day. The centre below is connected to the boulevard with its terraces overlooking the beaches and the beautiful bay and you will find many quality shops. In the north of Altea is a contemporary marina with a fantastic atmosphere.
Calpe is located approximately 20 km north of Benidorm and the biggest attraction is the Peñón de Ifach. This huge rock, the beautiful parks and the ancient history of the city certainly make it worth exploring Calpe.
Benissa is an upmarket coastal resort situated on the Northern Costa Blanca in Spain and is neatly sandwiched between Moraira to the north, and the ever popular sea side resort to the south of Calpe. The heart of Benissa Old Town straddles the N332 and here you will find an attractive selection of supermarkets, shops and boutiques as well as the Cathedral of the Marina Alta which dominates the town square with its palm tress.
Moraira is a small fishing village dominated by the tourism and is a part of Teulada which is situated 4 km inside in the Hinterland. Moraira is a small and lovely town with natural beaches, rocky bays and sandy beaches. The castle at the beach is the emblem of the town. This old fishing village have been developed in the last years in the summer months to a popular holiday destination but have preserved his originality.