The Costa Blanca is renowned for its turquoise waters, miles of white sandy beaches, fiery fiestas and sizzling nightlife. Visitors adore the ease of its home comforts and family-friendly amenities, while many more are seduced by unexplored valleys, pretty hilltop hamlets and unspoilt fishing villages. It’s an ideal choice for every type of villa holiday, whether you seek peace and relaxation, fun and recreation, or a perfect balance between the two.
Famed for its gleaming white sands, it’s no small wonder most of our villas in Costa Blanca hug the coast around its finest resorts. Sneak a peek inland however and you won’t be disappointed. Charming, unspoiled and utterly beautiful, the villas here can be our little secret.
Costa Blanca Attractions
Those looking for sightseeing, sporting or tourist activities in the Costa Blanca will be spoilt for choice. You can pick from theme parks and nature reserves, enchanting caves and waterfalls to explore during your holiday.
Golf courses and watersports fill the coastline, along with a wide range of excursions. Explore inland villages, vineyards and fragrant citrus groves, or visit the historical churches dotted throughout the region. Travelling between resorts and towns is easy. Good road networks make car journeys stress-free and buses are both frequent and inexpensive.
Costa Blanca Beaches
The Costa Blanca’s main attraction is its stunning coastline, which is lined with Blue Flag beaches famed for cleanliness, pure waters and pristine white sands.
From well-known beaches to secluded coves and rocky bays, there’s a wealth of shoreline to choose from, some perfect for swimming and waterskiing, others for windsurfing, snorkelling and hiring pedalos. Numerous other beaches, mainly golden sand, can be found in the surrounding area. Local facilities cater superbly for every visitor, whether families or couples.
Costa Blanca Shopping
From jewellery and perfume to leather and lace and an abundance of shoes - shopping on the Costa Blanca is a real treat. The shop-lined streets of coastal towns and popular factory outlets offer an excellent choice of goods. Prices also tend to compare favourably with the rest of Europe.
Local markets sell essentials, arts, crafts and fresh produce – in particular, colourful ceramics and edible souvenirs. Why not pick up your own paella pan and create a typical Spanish experience back at your villa.
Costa Blanca Nightlife
In the Costa Blanca, nightlife can be as leisurely, low-key or lively as you wish. A number of small, intimate village retreats offer traditional home-cooking and locally produced wine. Visit the region’s wealth of tapas bars for a true taste of Spanish flavours.
On the other hand Costa Blanca is also recognised as one of the Mediterranean’s top nightspots, you’ll find hundreds of bars and cafes throughout the region. The cabarets, clubs and pubs are all popular, while live music ranges from salsa and jazz to flamenco.
Costa Blanca Holidays - Points of Interest
View Alicante from the dizzy heights of the ancient Castillo de Santa Barbara, then take an evening stroll along the palm-shaded Explanada, stopping off for tapas and Paella Valenciana (the local speciality).
Find a fiesta and join the party, whether it’s a mock battle between Christians and Moors, or Fallas (bonfires) where giant effigies are paraded and burnt.
Join Romans, Ancient Greeks and Egyptians at the spectacular “World of Myth” Terra Mitica theme park.
Head to the cool Sierra de Aitana mountains and visit the mighty Moorish castle of Guadalest.
Splash out at Aqualandia – Benidorm’s biggest and best-known water park.
The large town of Javea is a favourite for families as there's a fantastic choice of things to do. For anyone looking for a beach holiday, look no further than Arenal with its promenade lined with palm trees.
Located a ten minute drive North of Benidorm and about one hour from Alicante, Altea is a convenient and wonderful coastal town, retaining its own unique Spanish charm in spite of its increasing tourism.
Inland from Calpe and untouched by coastal tourism, the peaceful Jalon Valley offers a more traditional Spanish experience where you can find local markets and sample local wine made from the moscatel grape.
The historical town of Gandia is situated between striking mountainous landscape and the Mediterranean Sea. Offering a wealth of beautiful golden sandy beaches, extensive shopping and historical buildings.
La Cala de Finestrat is an ideal location for those wishing to be close to Costa Blanca’s main attractions including Terra Mitica, Aqualandia and Mundomar which can all be found within a 10 minute drive
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Scores 8.3 out of 10based on 315 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10
Still can get to other areas within easy driving distances.
Javea has changed so much that we didn't recognise it, we have been here many times before going back 30 odd years so was a shame.
Confirmed stay: 14 April 2019 Published on: 15 April 2019 5 out of 10
Location of supermarket Cleaners/maintenance staff very good
Nowhere to go without transport Everything was closed or shut early
Confirmed stay: 13 April 2019 Published on: 15 April 2019 8 out of 10
Pool on hot days was able to get in.
Confirmed stay: 06 April 2019 Published on: 08 April 2019 9 out of 10
Excellent accommodation and outside space, clean and tidy. James rep was chatty and came from Ipswich as well!
Good access to Xabia and Moreira and beyond.
TV - limited options on what (English options) can be watched and no DVD's (for when it rains)
Internet - I know it is flakey in Spain but this was very bad.
Confirmed stay: 06 April 2019 Published on: 07 April 2019 10 out of 10
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 30 March 2019 Published on: 31 March 2019 7 out of 10
Coastal path running around the villa
Confirmed stay: 30 March 2019 Published on: 31 March 2019 8 out of 10
Swindon Family (the eldest child is at school)
Reviewer left no comment
It had radiators in every room and it was freezing, but they did not work
Confirmed stay: 03 November 2018 Published on: 14 March 2019 6 out of 10
Having a villa meant we went out more to different places in the daytime. Weather was great.
Nothing local to do. Had to drive everywhere for food and drink. This made evenings a real disappointment. The villa says car hire not needed but it certainly was needed. Also building work was being carried out next door in another villa which meant being woken early and forcing us to go out earlier. Also beds were made half way through the week when we were not expecting it which was disconcerting. This should have been notified.
Confirmed stay: 27 October 2018 Published on: 28 October 2018 5 out of 10
The warmer weather and being able to sit outside
Arenal Beach and most of Javea is downmarket.
Confirmed stay: 27 October 2018 Published on: 05 November 2018 8 out of 10
Northants Family (the eldest child is at school)
Amazing coves, clear water and delicious food. Great weather too. Loved the museum in Javea town and would have liked more time to revisit 0laces we knew. Helpful to know the market days too as these are always worth a visit, receiving an visit from Pam was appreciated as we had recently had our son diagnosed with a condition that may have needed hospital care and knowing someone was on hand was a great reassurance.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 27 October 2018 Published on: 02 November 2018
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