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Costa Blanca - Top 5 picturesque towns to visit during your holiday
January 10, 2019

Costa Blanca - Top 5 picturesque towns to visit during your holiday

The Costa Blanca is one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations. Do you know why? Because it offers sun, the Mediterranean sea, and good food, as well as an endless number of places you can explore. Alicante is a city with a great atmosphere, with a lively nightlife and interesting cultural offerings, the best restaurants and shopping. But what else can you visit while on holiday in Costa Blanca? Here is the list of beautiful towns you may visit!

1. Altea

Altea is one of the best places to visit on the Costa Blanca. It has retained its beauty and charm, unlike many other former fishing villages. Famous for the white color of all its walls, with its fishing port and beautiful landscapes such as the Palau de Altea, the promenade, and the oldest part of the village from where you can enjoy incredible views!

Popular Establishments:

  • Café Del Mar: This café near the promenades has awesome Mediterranean Sea views. Have a coffee, see white-washed buildings and Palau de Altea.
  • Bar El Pescador: Near the fishing pier is this bar serving fresh seafood and local wines. Its rustic vibe appeals to locals and visitors. Friendly staff too.
  • Coffee Corner: A cozy coffee shop in Altea's oldest part, Corner serves tasty brews and homemade pastries. Enjoy your coffee while soaking in the village’s historic charm.

2. Dénia

Dénia is another popular resort on the Costa Blanca. Dénia is home to the beach, historic places, spectacular scenery and magnificent eateries. If the Costa Blanca is your holiday destination, you simply have to visit Dénia. It offers a variety of water sports, including: sailing, windsurfing, diving, fishing, rowing, and swimming.

Popular Establishments:

  • La Marina Café: Visit La Marina Café, located right on the beach, for a relaxed atmosphere and panoramic sea views. To refresh yourself on a hot day, try their specialty iced coffee or order a cocktail that's sure to invigorate you.
  • Bodega El Castillo: Experience Dénia's rich history and local flavors at this charming bar situated within the ancient castle walls. Savor the region's finest wines, aged to perfection, accompanied by delectable tapas. The stunning architectural beauty of the castle surrounds you, transporting you to a bygone era with every sip and bite.
  • Beachside Brews: Are you someone who loves coffee and wants to enjoy the best flavors from around the world? Look no further than Beachside Brews! This charming spot has a wonderful selection of artisanal coffee blends that are carefully crafted by experienced roasters.

3. Calpe

Calp was once a small fishing village but little remains of its origins and it is now a large tourist development. There are long, wide, sandy beaches on either side of the Penon de Ifach rock and these are the reason for the large numbers of tourists every year. Both beaches have the blue flag for cleanliness and have excellent facilities. They are surrounded by pubs, clubs, and restaurants meaning that you never have to stray far in the search for restaurants.

Popular Establishments:

  • Rockside Café: Situated near the iconic Penon de Ifach rock, Rockside Café offers breathtaking views of the coastline. Enjoy a cappuccino or a refreshing smoothie while soaking up the sun.
  • Club Náutico Bar: This waterfront bar at the marina is a favorite among sailors and locals. Sip on a mojito or sample their seafood platter as you watch boats come and go.
  • El Faro: A hidden gem, El Faro is a cozy coffee bar tucked away in the narrow streets. Their homemade cakes and friendly service make it a delightful spot for a midday break.

 

4. Benidorm

Benidorm is the most visited tourist resort on the Costa Blanca coast of Spain. Its excellent beaches, wide variety of accommodation, restaurants, and many recreational activities make it a hit with tourists from all over Spain and other countries. There are many activities you can do with your family and kids, such as visiting Mundomar, Aqualandia, and Terra Mitica.

Popular Establishments:

  • Sunset Lounge: Perched atop a high-rise, Sunset Lounge offers panoramic views of Benidorm’s beaches. Sip cocktails while watching the sun dip below the horizon.
  • Tapas Alley: Not a single establishment, but an entire street filled with tapas bars! Stroll down Tapas Alley and sample local delicacies paired with wine or vermouth.
  • Java Joy: A family-friendly coffee shop near Levante Beach, Java Joy serves everything from espressos to milkshakes. Their outdoor terrace is perfect for people-watching.

5. Villajoyosa

This historic coastal town is ideal for a day trip during your holiday to the Costa Blanca. In its old quarter, you will find the district named Los Pescadores with its unique, colourful houses. If you have a sweet tooth, make sure you head to the Valor Chocolate Museum. Another must-see place in Villajoyosa is its Roman ruins, Allon. This is the most important Roman discovery in Spain in the last decade!

Popular Establishments:

  • Café Colorido: A colorful café in the Los Pescadores district, Café Colorido offers a variety of coffees and pastries. The vibrant decor matches the lively atmosphere.
  • Roman Ruins Resto: Combining history and cuisine, this restaurant near the Allon Roman ruins serves Mediterranean dishes. Enjoy a meal amidst ancient columns and artifacts.
January 10, 2019

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