Destination guide

Find your Costa Blanca holiday rental

There are 1,000s of Costa Blanca holiday lettings to pick from – this is one of Spain's most popular sections of coastline, after all. From north to south, it encompasses buzzing seaside resorts, like Denia and Torrevieja, drops down to shimmering beaches like Playa de Levante and rock-studded Cala Ambolo, and passes more zoos and aquaparks than you can shake a plate of sizzling paella at. On top of all that come helpings of tasty Spanish cuisine, sleepless party nights on the strips of Benidorm, and fascinating cultural attractions, like the rock-cut town of Gaudalest and the soaring Santa Barbara Castle of Alicante.


History to find near Costa Blanca holiday rentals

The 120 miles of coastline that make up the Costa Blanca weren't always peppered with slides and rides and picture postcard-perfect beach resorts. Once upon a time they hosted the Western arm of the Roman Empire, evidence of which can still be seen in the largely-unknown villa excavations at Albir. The history of later centuries is much easier to see, though. Just take the muscular rises of the Santa Barbara Castle in Alicante, a great citadel that dates to the 9th century, raised when the Moors controlled southern Spain. The Archaeological Museum of Alicante sits below that, offering deeper insights into the past of the region as a whole.


Activities and attractions in and around Costa Blanca

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Costa Blanca a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skate Park Monte Tossal (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Jose Rico Perez Stadium (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Turron Museum (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Las Rejas Golf Club (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Terra Mitica (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Guillermo Amor Municipal Stadium (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
Outdoor activities

Water sports around Costa Blanca holiday homes

Costa Blanca villa rentals on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea are the perfect places for lovers of water sports to get their aquatic fix. Beaches up and down the region rent out water skis and snorkelling gear, stand-up paddle boards and jet skis. There are dedicated kayak guides that can help you discover the hidden reefs in coves around Javea and the wild Penyal d'Ifac. Sailing schools are a mainstay on the marina of Calpe, perfect if you're looking to hone your tacking skills. Most of the larger towns also have scuba diving outfitters that can get you pursuing a PADI qualification, even as you meet sea turtles and starfish under the Med.


Seasonal weather averages in Costa Blanca

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Costa Blanca

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Costa Blanca is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palmeral of Elche (21 mi / 33.9 km)
  • Campello Beach (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Almadraba Beach (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Albufereta Beach (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Postiguet Beach (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Explanada de Espana (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)

Top beaches near Costa Blanca villa rentals

  • Playa de Levante is the hub of life in hedonistic Benidorm, a place to soak up the rays and sizzle off the hangover
  • Costa Blanca holiday homes near Playa de la Fossa come with dramatic views of the Penyal d'Ifac headland and access to one of the best beaches in Calpe
  • Cliff-backed Cala Ambolo is a true stunner of a beach in Javea, fringed by high walls of rock and lapped by an aquamarine sea
  • Playa del Portet is a sunbather's favourite, peppered with the occasional palm for shade
  • Playa del Moraig has scrub-dressed cliffs and shimmering pebble coves that could just be perfect for grabbing that envy-inducing holiday selfie
How to get there

Transport to and around Costa Blanca

The nearest airport is in Alicante (ALC-Alicante Intl.), located 13.8 mi (22.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Murcia (MJV-San Javier), which is 49.9 mi (80.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Alacant Terminal Station, San Vicente del Raspeig Station and Agost Station are the main stations that serve the city. Catch a ride on the metro at Benidorm Tram Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Restaurants and bars

The restaurant hotspots of the Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca is brimming with great places to eat. No matter whether you're in search of herb-packed seafood paella or a taste of home, there's bound to be a restaurant to suit:

  • Alicante is a lived-in city that has local tapas bars and beer places that delight with small plates of seafood and Spanish craft brews
  • Benidorm holiday homes are close to international eateries, offering everything from German schnitzel to British Sunday roasts
  • The old fishing village of Denia is a hotspot for seafood restaurants – be sure to ask what the catch of the day is
  • Stylish cocktail bars serve refreshing aperitifs and snacks along the promenades of towns like Calpe and Moraira
Family friendly

Family pursuits around Costa Blanca holiday homes

There's a reason why so many Costa Blanca holiday lettings are primed for families, and come with multiple bedrooms, self-catering kitchens, big gardens and the like. They are located along one of the most family-friendly stretches of coastline in Spain. Attractions like the water park of Aqua Natura, armed with looping slides and speedy water chutes, and the adrenaline-pumping Terra Mitica theme park, with roller coasters and vertical drops, are testimony to that. Then come the Blue Flag beaches, with clean waves and protected swimming spots, all laced with pretty natural sites, like the Algar Waterfalls, where the kids can channel their inner adventurer in the wild Spanish countryside.

How many holiday rentals are available around Costa Blanca?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 18,980 holiday lettings around Costa Blanca. From 5,247 villas to 3,341 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property near Costa Blanca?

Don't just spend an hour or two at the beach. Wrangle your pals and find a place on its doorstep! The soothing sound of waves and amazing ocean views? Coming right up! Fortunately, there are 7,632 beachside holiday rentals to whisk yourself away to. Of course, that might not be everyone's style. Luckily, HomeAway has oodles more options, including:

  • 6,018 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 3,291 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 3,136 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment near Costa Blanca?

Unpack your bags, take in the view and get the kettle on the boil. If you're after a place with all the conveniences of home, an apartment rental is a great way to go. HomeAway has 9,722 for you to browse through here. If you book soon, you could be spending as little as £16 per night. Or maybe you'd rather try one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Villa: 5,783 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.
  • House: 3,302 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £13 per night.
  • Bungalow: 435 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £21 per night.

Can I stay near Costa Blanca in a large group?

There's nothing better than being reunited with old work friends or spending a couple of weeks with your family in a terrific new destination. And the best thing, HomeAway has places big enough for the whole crew. Why not have a look at the 2,457 apartment holiday rentals listed here? They're the leading choice for large groups of guests. Rental properties in this area that can house large groups include:

  • Are you searching for rentals that can hold 6 of you? We have 9,597 that will be suitable. The prices start from £19 per night.
  • Looking for somewhere for 5 guests? We have 3,336 that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £20 a night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 8? We have 2,664 properties for rent that will suit. Prices begin at just £26 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can take your uncle, your cousins and all your friends to Costa Blanca.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals near Costa Blanca?

HomeAway offers an array of wonderful cost-conscious rental options. Treat your squad to a fancy meal out or extend your trip with all the dollars you have left over. Los Altos is a terrific area to look at if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 655 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable £68 per night. You'll find another 152 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting to be booked in or around Venecia. The average price here is £84 a night.

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