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Spain’s Costa Blanca, or White Coast in English, is one of the country’s most popular tourist holiday destinations. The Costa Blanca region stretches over 200 kilometres along the Mediterranean coast and includes holiday destinations such as Alicante, Benidorm, Calpe, Altea and Torrevieja!
Costa Blanca is a large region that stretches 200 kilometres, made up of areas of historical significance, nature reserves of great beauty and family friendly attractions. One of the most popular attractions is Mundomar in Benidrom, a fantastic animal park where you can see wildlife up close and even swim with dolphins.
Costa Blanca has many resorts and if you’d like to visit the beautiful Costa Blanca you won’t find it difficult to find a holiday resort that suits your age, interests and holiday type!
Flights from Dublin, Cork, Knock, Shannon and Kerry operate to Alicante, with flights from Dublin going daily 12 months a year. The estimated flight time from Ireland to Alicante is around 3 hours but can vary depending on which airport you depart from. There are always great deals on holidays to Costa Blanca from Dublin, Cork, Knock, Shannon and Kerry.
To learn more about things to do in Costa Blanca, the best time to go and local info see here.
The nightlife in Costa Blanca varies from one resort to the other, with some being more laid back than others. For those who want a vibrant party nightlife every night of their holiday, Benidorm is the best resort in Costa Blanca for this!
Costa Blanca’s is a Mediterranean region, of course this means while on your holiday in the Costa Blanca region you will find some of the best Seafood restaurants in all of Spain! If seafood is not your thing, you will also find many Spanish and international restaurants serving a wide range of cuisine.
Families with children will love a trip to The Paradox Escape Room in Benidorm, a fun activity that gets the brain thinking!
The Costa Blanca has over 170 beaches in the region, so when you are holidaying here you will be spoiled for choice! If you prefer secluded beaches, stay in the north of the Costa Blanca in one of the region’s more laid-back resorts.
No matter where you stay on the Costa Blanca you will never be too far from a local market, some Spanish boutiques or a shopping centre filled with familiar high street stores! For some of the best shopping in the region, visit the beautiful city of Alicante!
The Moors and Christians festival is an annual tradition held across the Costa Blanca to remember the war between the Moors Muslims and the Christians 600 years ago. During this festival there are war re-enactments, parades, street parties and musical performances across all the resorts in the region!
There is no question that the best time to holiday in the Costa Blanca is during the summer season when temperatures average in the high twenties. During the summer months tourists flock to the Costa Blanca region creating a lively atmosphere.
Euro is the currency used in Spain.
Costa Blanca is an hour ahead of Ireland.
The region is well connected by public transport, but if you would like to abide by your own timetable, car hire is a great way to explore the region!