If you’re planning a getaway to a villa or apartment in Costa Blanca, HomeAway makes it easy to locate the kind of self-catering accommodation that matches your taste and budget. The Costa Blanca is one of Spain’s top beach tourism regions, offering sublime coastline, lively resorts and all kinds of activities to take part in. Most villas in Costa Blanca are recently constructed, with modern kitchens and bathrooms and entertainment amenities. Many allow you to make more of the beautiful summer weather, boasting lots of outdoor space for al fresco dining by night, and sun loungers to use by day. You can also pick the extra comforts that would make your holiday in a Costa Blanca villa complete – pools and gardens are offered by many holiday rentals, and air-conditioning can be very useful at the height of summer.
-Beaches. The Costa Blanca is blessed with numerous Blue Flag beaches due to the high standards of cleanliness and services. Highlights include Nord in Gandea; Cala Piteras and Torrelamata Sur in Torreviejo, and El Postiguet and Saladar in Alicante. Denia to the north, boasts Les Rotes - five attractive coves on the fringe of the Montgo Nature Reserve.
-Alicante city. Alicante boasts historical sites, great restaurants and some interesting visitor attractions. The paella here is fantastic, having originated just up the coast in Valencia. Sights include Santa Barbara Castle, which was constructed in the 1000s by the Moors. To find out more about the region’s fascinating history, you could visit Alicante’s excellent Archaeological Museum.
-Natural scenery. At the northern tip of the Costa Blanca region is the Montgo Natural Reserve, which surrounds the eponymous mountain. It stands at more than 750 metres and can be climbed via a number of routes, that lead visitors over craggy rocks and through unblemished pine forest. The view of the coast from the top is truly memorable.
-Golf. There are 12 courses in the Costa Blanca region, which is emerging as an important golfing destination. Club de Golf La Sella sits in the shadow of Montgo, in a spectacular location. Las Ramblas de Orihuela also sits next to the Mediterranean - bookended by two gorges, its narrow greens provide a tricky challenge.
-Visitor attractions. To complement the stunning beaches there are now a number of excellent family-oriented attractions to visit on the Costa Blanca. In Benidorm there’s the Terra Mitica Theme Park, which has 25 rides. Meanwhile in Torrevieja is the Aquapolis Water Park, with rides and attractions for all ages.
Costa Blanca apartments are found in a region with a Mediterranean climate, which brings mild winters, pleasant springs and autumns, and warm, dry summers. Most of the annual rainfall occurs during the winter months, with almost no precipitation falling between June and August. Temperatures in mid-winter usually reach the mid-teens or higher, with highs hovering around the 20s in spring and autumn. The best months for beach trips are between May and October, with highs in the low 30s for June, July, August and September.
Train travel is possible down the coast between holiday resorts thanks to the Renfe rail system, while the city of Alicate is connected via long-distance trains to the cities of Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid. Another mode of transport is the Alicante Tram, which spans the city, as well as its suburbs and a number of destinations along the Costa Blanca. If visiting the region from abroad, the air hub for the region is Alicante (ALC), which is the sixth-busiest airport in the country, and can be reached from across Europe and Spain.