Costa Blanca Holidays 2015

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Captivating Costa Blanca

With a host of family-friendly attractions and an endless stretch of white sand, it’s no surprise that hordes of holidaymakers flock to the sun-drenched paradise of Costa Blanca each year.

With laid-back beaches, vibrant nightlife and a wealth of charming seafront towns to choose from – if you’re looking for good old-fashioned fun in the sunshine, holidays to Costa Blanca should be first on your list of destinations. From the bright lights and boulevards of Benidorm to sleepy fishing villages abundant in charm, you’ll find somewhere to suit you. Adrenaline-pumping adventure, fun-filled nights or lazy days – this busy part of Spain has it all.

Sunshine and Sangria

While for most, the attraction of Costa Blanca holidays is in its sand-swept beaches, you’ll discover some great attractions to keep you captivated on your trip. The region’s most famed destination is Benidorm, offering a thriving atmosphere and medley of beachside amenities, while the resort of Alicante will please those craving a dose of culture – head to Campello, a small nearby town with an authentic feel.

If you prefer to veer away from the hustle and bustle of the busy beachfront, settle yourself in the idyllic resort of Javea on your Costa Blanca holidays. With its romantic cobbled streets and picturesque harbour, it will provide you with enough relaxation to leave you rejuvenated for your return flight.

For those looking to keep the children happy, Terra Mitica Theme Park boasts a wealth of thrill-inducing rides. Just next door is the Aqualandia Water Park, where you’ll be able to spend long sunny afternoons making your way through the rapids and embarking on adrenaline-boosting slides. If you’d rather not leave your sun-lounger for too long, you’ll find a myriad of water sports at the beachside – from banana boating to jet-skiing.

Of course, holidays in Costa Blanca are incomplete without sampling its excellent nightlife. From quirky themed bars serving chintzy cocktails to Spain’s hottest super-clubs, you’ll definitely find a place to don your dancing shoes. The Leavante Beach is jam-packed with nightclubs and bars, while the charming resort of Denia boasts a wealth of authentic restaurants serving up delicious Spanish cuisine.

Useful information

Language
Spanish (English widely spoken)
Currency
Euro
Local time
GMT/BST +1 hour

Costa Blanca prices and offers

Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts, from London Gatwick view info>
Flight + hotel from £244.50pp
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts, from London Gatwick view info>
Flight + hotel from £269.50pp
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts, from London Gatwick view info>
Flight + hotel from £283.50pp
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts, from London Gatwick view info>
Flight + hotel from £293.00pp
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts, from London Gatwick view info>
Flight + hotel from £298.50pp
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts view info>
from £122.83pp
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
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from £177.90pp
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts view info>
from £232.50pp
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts view info>
from £317.54pp
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts view info>
from £387.80pp

Things to do in Costa Blanca

If you are getting away on a holiday to Costa Blanca and need ideas for things to see and do, lowcostholidays has some useful tips to help you make the most of your Spanish holiday.

Beaches in Costa Blanca:

  • Almost
every beach resort offers fun water sports such as jetskiing, diving, and wind-surfing.

  • If you are looking for something quieter, try the beaches at href="/spain/costa-blanca/guardamar-del-segura-holidays.htm">Guardamar including Los Viveros and Playa De La Babilònia.
  • For family-friendly Costa Blanca beach holidays, href="/spain/costa-blanca/benidorm-holidays.htm">Benidorm is ideal, with two long sandy beaches.
  • Costa Blanca activities

    • Because
    of the clear, warm waters, scuba diving is very popular on Costa Blanca holidays. Head to the main beaches at Benidorm or href="/spain/costa-blanca/alicante-holidays.htm">Alicante to find great diving centres.

  • Costa Blanca holidays don't end at the beach! Experience the Spanish culture and the local villages, waterfalls and caves. Kids will love Castle Santa Barbara in Alicante, full of spiral staircases and spooky corners!
  • If you want to see the country but don't fancy hiking, get strapped in and go on a 4x4 Jeep adventure through the Prades Mountains
  • #Costa Blanca nightlife

    - For clubs and pubs, go to Benidorm, the Costa Blanca's party capital. This is the place to come if you want to party away until sunrise.

    - For fun family evenings on Costa Blanca holidays, head for [Denia](/spain/costa-blanca/denia-holidays.htm) where you will find friendly bars, lively restaurants and local entertainment such as flamenco dancing.

    - To really sample the best of the local cuisine, spend an evening in Santa Pola, famous across the Costa Blanca for its delicious seafood.

    #Popular attractions

    - Take the kids to one of the fantastic water parks or brave the rides at Terra Mitica – Benidorm's ancient history theme park.

    - Have an evening to remember at one of the legendary Benidorm Palace shows.

    - Visit the spectacular Cuevas Del Canalobre (Candelabra Caves) near Alicante.

    Useful Costa Blanca information

    - Visit the [Spain Tourist Board](http://www.spain.info) for more information on holidays in Costa Blanca.

    Useful information

    Language
    Spanish (English widely spoken)
    Currency
    Euro
    Local time
    GMT/BST +1 hour

    Top hotels in Costa Blanca

    lowcostholidays has a fantastic range of Costa Blanca hotels to help you plan your dream holiday to Spain. From all inclusive hotels to cheap hotels, make the most of your budget with lowcostholidays. Why wait? Book your Costa Blanca escape today - simply select one of the hotels from the list below to plan your perfect break.

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    Book a Costa Blanca Holiday Now

    With flight and hotel packages from £101pp to Costa Blanca, it's definitely worth booking early to get the best deal.

    With a diverse choice of resorts, the Costa Blanca is perfect for a memorable holiday with the kids, a romantic break for two or a sunny get away with friends.

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    Costa Blanca for Families

    The popular resorts of Benidorm, Albir and Calpe are perfect for a family holiday in the sun.

    Benidorm boasts two long Blue Flag beaches, plenty of child-friendly hotels and a choice of exciting theme parks close by.

    Albir and Calpe are quieter resorts for families in the Costa Blanca, with safe beaches and easy access to the theme parks around Benidorm.

    Deals for Families

    Costa Blanca for Couples

    Find the perfect holiday for two in Costa Blanca, whether you want beaches, culture or nightlife.

    Stay in Costa Blanca's cosmopolitan resorts of Alicante and Benidorm for great restaurants, swish hotels and beautiful beaches all in one place.

    Get back to nature in one of the Costa Blanca's quieter resorts to explore the diverse countryside of the region and explore the traditional Spanish villages.

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    Nightlife in Costa Blanca

    With big resorts on the coast, Costa Blanca is an excellent destination for a buzzing nightlife by the sea.

    There are bars, pubs and nightclubs to suit everyone's taste and budgets in the exciting resort of Benidorm and the city of Alicante.

    Many hotels have their own club and disco nights, but for an authentic Spanish night out head to the clubs after cocktails and tapas in a late-night bar.

    Albir Garden Resort

    • Great for: Families
    The Albir Garden Resort offers a relaxed stay with a pretty beach close by and a large sun terrace that overlooks two swimming pools.

    Children have their own pool, and the hotel is within easy reach of the fun theme parks in the region.

    Guests can make use of the volley ball and tennis courts, ping pong tables and pitch 'n' putt course.

    Our customers rated the Albir Garden resort 4.0 out of 5.

    Marconfort Flamingo Benidorm Aparthotel

    • Great for: Couples & Families
    Located in a quiet area of Benidorm, this hotel is perfect for those looking for a peaceful holiday close to the town's big attractions.

    Facilities at the Marconfort Flamingo Aparthotel include table tennis, French boules, children's playground and outdoor swimming pool.

    Our customers rated the Marconfort Flamingo Aparthotel 4.7 out of 5.

    Hotel Avenida

    • Great for: Couples
    This sophisticated hotel is found in the centre of Benidorm.

    Cool down in the Spanish sun in Hotel Avenida's rooftop swimming pool, overlooking the gorgeous blue sea.

    The hotel also has a gym centre and Jacuzzi, as well as a tasty restaurant for all-inclusive guests.

    Our customers rated this hotel 3.5 out of 5.

    Sando Monaco Hotel & Spa

    • Great for: Couples & Families
    Located in the heart of Old Town in Benidorm, the Sando Monaco Hotel & Spa is just a short walk from Benidorm's beaches shops and restaurants.

    The hotel boasts a large, outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace, a spa and beauty centre and amazing views of Benidorm town.

    Our customers rated this hotel 4.7 out of 5.

    Family Attractions

    The Costa Blanca offers a long list of fun attractions that will keep you and the kids entertained for your entire holiday.

    Aside from the miles and miles of beaches, Costa Blanca has exciting theme parks, zoos and marine parks.

    The Aqualandia water park in Benidorm will keep your entire family occupied with a great mix of activities.

    Family Eating

    Dining out in the Costa Blanca is a varied and exciting affair.

    There are numerous restaurants that are family friendly, supplying kids menus and high chairs.

    Choose between trying the local foods such as paella and tapas, or you'll find plenty of restaurants serving up your favourite British meals.

    A great restaurant for all the family in Costa Blanca is the Papaya Tree in Orihuela Costa, here you will find delicious Thai food and a children's menu.

    Family Beaches

    Costa Blanca has pristine Blue Flag beaches, with white sands, crisp blue skies and crystal-clear waters.

    Blue Flag beaches are great for families, with child-friendly amenities and beachside bars and restaurants that will keep you glued to the beach front for the entire day.

    From Alicante beach all the way down to the Torrevieja beaches, you are sure to find something perfect for everyone.

    One of the longest beaches is the Playa san Juan de Alicante which is seven kilometres long and provides a beautiful clean beach for all the family.

    Family Hotels

    You're spoilt for choice for family hotels in Costa Blanca.

    For a fun and simple holiday, stay in the centre of Benidorm, close to the beach and within easy reach of many kids attractions.

    The Madiera Centro Hotel is in the centre of Benidorm and has great facilities for families.

    For a more peaceful location, just a five-minute walk from the beach, choose the Albir Garden Resort, perfect for families with swimming pools and fun sport facilites.

    Golf in Costa Blanca

    If you fancy a sun-soaked golf holiday then you've come to the right place.

    Whether in the north or south, you will not be disappointed. There are courses all the way from Gandia right down to Alicante.

      A popular place for both beginners and pros is the Real De Faula golf course
    • this is raised a little above Benidorm and so offers perfect vistas over the sea.

    Costa Blanca Day Trips

    You could spend your whole time on the beach, but then you'd be missing so much of what this fascinating region has to offer.

      A trip to Agar Falls in Altea is unmissable
    • the falls are high up in the mountains with natural tropical pools and great restaurants and BBQ areas close by.
    • Another beautiful area is the Jalon Valley
    • here you can buy wine with personalised bottles or visit on a weekend to grab a bargain by the river at the weekly car boot sale.

    Beaches & Water Sports

    The biggest attraction to the Costa Blanca region is its pristine Blue Flag beaches.

    From long stretches of golden sand, to pretty pebble coves, the beaches in Costa Blanca are perfect for soaking up the Spanish sun.

    If you are a fan of water sports, the major beaches in Costa Blanca offer everything from jet skiing and diving to banana boats and windsurfing.

    Costa Blanca Culture

    There are many historic villages to explore in the Costa Blanca.

    Many of Costa Blanca's towns and villages are surrounded by beautiful countryside but are still just minutes from the beach.

    In them you'll find a calm and relaxing atmosphere, quaint buildings and old cobble stone paths and roads.

    Just 15 minutes from the city of Torrevieja you'll find the traditional town of Los Montesinos which is home to two giant salt lakes.

    There is also the unspoiled town of Denia with its coloured houses built around a beautiful castle.