The Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca is the popular name for this part of the Spanish coast, which belongs to the province of Alicante. Known worldwide for its magnificent summer tourist resorts, thanks to the wonderful beaches, the advantages do not end when summer draws to a close The lovely year-round weather offers options for the visitor wishing to explore further inland (mountains and valleys) into areas which most newcomers seldom visit and where the locals retain their customs and traditions and for those who wish to enjoy their leisure time to the full, there is much to see and do throughout the year, with over 200km of Mediterranean beaches, secluded coves and cliffs. Nothing would be complete, of course, without taking time to sample some of Spain's most famous cuisine, with typical dishes based on locally sourced produce (paella, vegetables, fish and seafood, among so many others).
The localities located on the Costa Blanca are: Denia, Jávea, Benitatxell, Teulada-Moraira, Benissa, Calpe, Altea, Alfaz del Pi, Benidorm, Finestrat, Villajoyosa, Campello, Alicante, Elche, Santa Pola, Guardamar del Segura, Torrevieja, playas de Orihuela Costa and Pilar de la Horadada.
The transport of the Costa Blanca is articulated in two ways. The first, the AP-7 motorway, is a high-speed toll road of high use that links Valencia and Alicante with the towns of La Marina Baixa. The second transport route is the Trenet de la Marina, a historic railway line that runs along the coast of Alicante in Denia and is currently operated as a long-distance tram. We must also mention the El Altet Airport, which is the main entrance for the millions of tourists visiting from outside Spain.