Costa Blanca holidays pass the popularity test with flying colours, thanks to the marshmallow-white beaches, family-friendly days out and bubbly night scene.
The Costa Blanca, AKA the White Coast, rolls out for more than 200 kilometres along Spain
’s southeast shoreline, near the city of Valencia. Us Brits first fell in love with its white-sand waterfronts back in the 1950s and, since then, it’s turned from a blank canvas into a package holiday heaven – popular with both sun-seeking families and nightlife-hunting groups of friends.
This talked-about town ticks every box for a sun, sea and sand-filled holiday, due in part to its long list of beautiful beaches, like the Mr Whippy-white Levante Beach. For in between tanning, you’ve got stuff to keep the whole clan amused, from the rides at the Terra Mitica theme park to the slides at the Aqualandia waterpark. Then, after dark, there are more restaurants, bars and pubs than you can shake a shot glass at.
This doesn’t mean to say that the Costa Blanca’s completely Tippexed out tradition. Turn your attention away from the bright lights and you’ll find plenty of places where the cobbled streets paint a calmer picture. Denia doles out a castle, an authentic market and eateries dishing up paella by the skillet, while Altea has a proper fishing village vibe.