The Costa Blanca is located on the east coast of Spain and consists of two completely different parts. In the north a mountain range running parallel to the sea and through the ages, different rock formations have been created. In the south, vast areas with dunes, palm trees and salt lakes, all of which create a nice setting for the beaches.
If you like traveling and exploring new areas and places, you can choose any corner of this coast, from the most cosmopolitan tourist to the genuine Spanish villages with its traditional charm.
From the valleys covered by its orchards and clear Moraine origins, to the palm trees of unmistakable African origin, the Costa Blanca offers the most varied scenery.
The climate is also varied, in winter the average temperature is around 17 ° C, while in summer it is around 35 ° C. Rain is unusual, although the humidity is logically higher in the northern areas compared to the lowlands in the south of Elche and Orihuela. The fields with almond trees, vineyards, orchards and the magnificent palm trees form a vegetation reminiscent of the Orient.
The Costa Blanca has been named after the white-flowered almond trees that previously covered almost the entire coastline. It is also well-known to have one of the healthiest climates throughout Europe with a lot of sunshine, mild temperatures and a little rainfall.
The Costa Blanca offers one of the best and most extensive range of tourist activities in Europe through its quality and quantity of supply, its excellent climate and its vast cultural range. The beaches and mountains of the region are a pleasure for anyone visiting them. The many places on the Costa Blanca offering leisure and entertainment have been further expanded through the opening of Terra Mitica near Benidorm, one of the most modern and most attractive theme parks in Europe.
The Costa Blanca is one of the mountainous areas in Europe with a number of impressive peaks all the way to the coast. The map of the Costa Blanca shows, for example, Piug Campana, a pyramid-shaped mountain that overlooks Alfaz del Pi and is 1410 m high. On the map you can also see that the Sierra Bernia Mountains create a massive barrier that divides Marina Alta from Marina Baja and Calpe from Altea. It reaches 1129 m and has been compared to the Black Rock of Sky.
A great way to explore these mountains is if you are in a decent shape and have time to drive to the meeting place of the Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers. Here you can enjoy a guided walk in good company and admire the beautiful views. You do not need to bring maps as guides can go. If you can not or do not want to go, there is an option to drive to a mountain village such as Tarbena and have a nice lunch of some local specialty.
Everywhere you can see the Moorish castles. You can find them on the tourist streets of the Costa Blanca. The most famous is the Guadalest fortress of Al Zaraq that belonged to Denia Taifate. From Calpe, the fastest route is your highway past Altea and take off just before the train station and drive in towards Altea la Vieja further towards Callosa d’en Sarria and then follow the signs. Guadalest is located on a mountainous outpost between Sierra Aitana and Sierra Serella.