Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca, or “white coast”, on the east of the Iberian Peninsula owes its name to the sugary white sand which coats its magnificent beaches, so it is little wonder that this area is the quintessential Spanish resort area. The mighty resort of Benidorm is the largest and liveliest of the bunch, packed throughoutmore
Costa Blanca holiday - The Collins Family. Date of travel: Oct 2008
We had a three week holiday in the Costa Blanca at the end of October and have vowed to return. I’d been before but not for many years. Obviously a lot has changed since then but the landscape, views, beaches and scenery are all still there. It had cooled down by the time we arrived which was a relief; temperatures were comfortable rather than scorching. The Costa Blanca is a beautiful part of Spain, some areas are becoming more popular than others but it’s possible to find resorts to suit your personal taste.
Moraira - Steve and Carol. Date of travel: Sep 2007
We had the best holiday ever in Moraira on two occassions last year. It is a fantastic place for foodies and those not looking for a "wild time" on the costas. Accommodation in Hotel Los Limoneros was traditional but good. The close proximity to town - walking distance - made it a good place to be. The villa holiay we used on the second occasion was good too, but a bit further out and the car was a must. A week there made you feel as if you had been away for a month. RELAXING.
Costa Blanca - Steve Neville. Date of travel: Oct 2006
Great week holiday in Costa Blanca which is a very friendly, but quiet and reserved little place. Weather was fantastic, but we found that we needed a car to get around to see the island. Not enough in Costa Blanca for us to spend the whole week there- Just a few restaurants (We stayed just off the beach). A little walk (10 mins) takes you to a centre of restaurants/bars (mainly closed at this time of year - Last week of season). Would highly recommend finding some of the beaches such as Pregonda and the north of the isalnd. Large number of Jelly Fish we found, on the South. (My Wife got stung and many others were stung too!!! In summary, a quiet family orientated island ideal if you like to sit on the beach for the day or don't mind hiring a car to get around. Incidentally, roads are very good. Calm and quiet.
Jalon Valley - Becky. Date of travel: Mar 2006
A beautiful area, full of Almond blossom and wonderful views, excellent restaurants and bars. The weather could have been better, it was a bit chilly at 16o to 18o and quite a bit of rain, but i am told that this is usual at this time of year, although there was some hot days during the month that we stayed.
Marie. Date of travel: Sep 2005
We stayed in Venta Lenuza (between Alicante and Benidorm) for one week. We found this to be a very depressed, less than scenic area. The "lovely cove" described in our accommodation listing was an extremely dirty beach; covered in cigarette butts and fishing lures. There were few places to find a quality meal. The other residents of our town recommend a small, local pub named the Jetset for good food at low prices. Some of the food was ok but the service was terrible. Very rude owners and staff. One of the younger men who worked the afternoon shift simply would not speak to us. He came to our table and stared at us until we spoke first. Even then, he said nothing. I would not recommend a vacation to this area. We've traveled all over Europe and this was the worst vacation we've ever had.
Sue Preston. Date of travel: Aug 2005
Costa Blanca - Torrevieja situated apprx 50 km south of alicante airport. large bustling town with 2 main sandy beaches. there are loads of shops and restaurants there all very reasonably priced. during the eveing there is an open air market to buy souvenirs and also a fun fair- great for the kids, if a little expensive. Twice a week they hold the biggest open air market I have ever seen where you can buy anything from furniture to a bag of groceries. This is a great place to pick up a few bargains, however be prepared to shop round as prices can vary from stall to stall. Torreveja has a fantastic water park and is only an hours drive from benidorm by motorway. this is great for a day out but is more commercialised than Torrevieja Tour Operator: none
Lliber, Jalon Valley - Fiona Parkinson. Date of travel: Aug 2005
Beautiful wine and fruit growing region surrounded by mountains. Pretty, traditional town of Jalon with good restaurants and craft/handicraft shops. Close to beautiful beaches, mountain castle of Guadalest and fun attractions such as Terra Mitica theme park and Aqualandia. Tour Operator: Independent
Steven Doyle, Sue Doyle + 3 Kids. Date of travel: Jul 2005
A small urbanisation at the end of the village. Permanent residents of these apartments tend to think they are still living in England, leading to the locals naming it Poco Inglaterra (little England). Do not let on that you are staying here or you will be tarred with the same brush, and will be ignored by the locals and will find it hard to get served in the bars too. If you want a quiet holiday this is not the place to come as the apartments are not very sound proof, and you can hear other people coming in and out at all hours. Tour Operator: Owner Direct
Moraira - Linda Rowe. Date of travel: Apr 2005
I went to Moraira on the Costa Blanca for the first time last April. We hired a villa in the hills overlooking the coastline. The views were fantastic. Along the coastline are a few small resorts on route to Benidorm, which have beautiful beaches, lots of lovely restaurants, and plenty to do. If you wanted a bit more nightlife it only took 40 mins in the car to Benidorm, the taxi's were quite reasonable if you don’t hire a car. I'd recommend a holiday in Moraira. Tour Operator: None
Julie. Date of travel: Jan 2005
We all got back safely and in one piece (no thanks to the plane pilot I have to say!). It was quite a bumpy flight home, the take off and the landing were the worst though! As for the transfer service from Alicante Airport, there were absolutely no complaints from any of us. We found your company reliable and friendly and would not hesitate in recommending it to others! Thanks a million, Julie. Tour Operator: costa-blanca-transfers.com
Hotels in Costa Blanca User Rating
5-Star Hotels
El Montiboli - ALICANTE | * * * * * |
Hospes Amerigo Alicante | * * * * * |
Hesperia Alicante Golf Spa Hotel | * * * * * |
The Westin Real De Faula | * * * * * |
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4-Star Hotels
Hotel Mediterrano | * * * * * |
Dalmatas Hotel | * * * * * |
Benidorm Centre Hotel | * * * * * |
Hotel Regente | * * * * * |
Mediterranea Plaza (Alicante) | * * * * * |
Melia Alicante (Alicante) | * * * * * |
Bahia Calpe ( Calpe) | * * * * * |
Corona Del Mar | * * * * * |
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3-Star Hotels
La Siesta Apartments | * * * * * |
Presidente Hotel | * * * * * |
Orange Hotel | * * * * * |
Hotel Benikaktus | * * * * * |
Hotel Los Limoneros | * * * * * |
Hotel Nadal | * * * * * |
Hotel Pueblo | * * * * * |
Levante Club Apartments | * * * * * |
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2-Star Hotels
Mar Blau Hotel | * * * * * |
La Perla Hotel | * * * * * |
Les Dunes Suites | * * * * * |
Estudios Benidorm | * * * * * |
Javea Hotel | * * * * * |
Paraiso 10 | * * * * * |
Queens Hotel | * * * * * |
Rio Park Hotel | * * * * * |
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Other Hotels
Pueblo Lliber | * * * * * |
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