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The Costa Blanca South

 

The Costa Blanca South

The Costa Blanca (White Coast) refers to the over 200 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline belonging to the provinces of Valencia and Alicante in the Comunidad Valenciana, Spain.

The Costa Blanca South starts south of Benidorm, where there is a succession of similar beach resorts with high rise apartment blocks and hotels although nothing like as big as Benidorm. First there is El Campello, then San Juan and then Alicante, for many people the gateway to the Costa Blanca.

Alicante airport is where most people arrive into the Costa Blanca. Many people do not stay to see Alicante and the lovely city, great marina and beaches, as many just head straight to the motorway and either head south towards Torrevieja or north towards Benidorm.

In recent years the the amount of building in the Torrevieja area has been immense with sprawling developments everywhere. It has become a resorts mainly populated by British, and sometimes known as “Little Britain”, where people come to have their version of Britain in the sun. Many areas cater for the British and Spanish is not the first language of the area! There are quite a number of golf courses in this area with Villamartin and Rojales both just off the coast having three golf courses within easy reach.

Costa Blanca South

Visitors to the Costa Blanca South will find it less scenic than the Costa Blanca North but then there are more tourist activities and both Alicante airport and also Murcia airport (known as San Javier airport) are close by.

The Costa Blanca North

 

The Costa Blanca North

The Costa Blanca (White Coast) refers to the over 200 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline belonging to the provinces of Valencia and Alicante in the Comunidad Valenciana, Spain.

The Costa Blanca North coast starts around the La Safor region,just south of the towns of Gandia and Oliva. This area is full of orange groves and majestic mountains in the background. The sandy beaches are excellent and uncrowded, with Gandia beach seemingly going on for miles and miles! Going inland in La Safor are various towns and villages, each with its own character and unique “Spanishness”. One of the main inland towns is Xativa / Jativa a beautiful town with a superb castle.

Moving south along the Mediterranean coast from the La Safor region, you come to Denia which has a marina and port from which you can get a ferry across to Ibiza and Majorca. On some days you can even see Ibiza from the Denia coast, but even better are the views from the Montgo, the mountain that separates Denia from Javea.

Javea, with its sandy beach, is popular with tourists, main because of its fantastic beach, which is nearly always calm due to its location. Going inland from Denia is the Jalon Valley, famous for its vineyards and blossoms, great for a drive when the blossom on the almond trees is out.

Costa Blanca North

Further along the coast is the town of Moraira, a smaller town with a good sandy beach.

Further along the coast the beaches become more rocky and the coastline becomes rugged, until you come to Calpe with its two wide sandy beaches. Originally a small fishing village, Calpe is now a busy town with high rise hotels and apartments blocks dominating the skyline. Calpe has the famous rock called the Penon de Ifach which rises from the sea, which is a local nature habitat and walkers and climber paradise!

Heading further south we come across Altea and Alfaz del Pi, with the urbanisations clinging on the side of the hills. These are the last towns until you reach the biggest tourist resort on the Costa Blanca.

Benidorm is huge with masses of high rise skyscrapers, which grew with the increase in the popular “package holiday” boom of the 70s and eighties. The three beaches are excellent and the nightlife is legendary. There are plenty of hotels, cafes, entertainment, shopping and a number of theme parks, like Terra Mitica, for the family. The contrast between the population between the winter and summer months is astonishing. In the winter time, Benidorm becomes a haven for the retired and elderly, with afternoon tea dancing in the many bars along the promenade. In the summer, the bars fill up with the sun and fun seekers.

After Benidorm the coast becomes flat with mile after mile of sandy beaches.

Camping and Caravan Parks in the Costa Blanca

 

Camping and Caravan Parks in the Costa Blanca 

 

Camping and Caravan Parks in Benidorm

Camping and Caravan Parks in Valencia

Camping and Caravan Parks in Gandia

Camping and Caravan Parks in Oliva

 

 

 

Other Campsites and Caravan Parks in the Valencia and Costa Blanca area

Camping Bonterra Park
Bonterra Park is in Benicassim, just in front of the Almadraba beach, and is the ideal place to spend your family holidays. It offers bungalows, wooden chalets, mobile homes and plots for tents and caravans
www.bonterrapark.com
Tel: 963 300 007 Fax: 964 300 008

Camping Barraquetes Sueca
Bungalows, mobile homes, plots, swimming pool for adults, swimming pool for children, swimming lessons, water slides, tennis, supermarket and bar are provided at this campsite.
www.barraquetes.com
Tel: 961 760 723

Camping Los Carasoles Enguera
Campsite equipped with bar, restaurant, bathrooms, playtime, sports areas, swimming pool, barbeques and an artificial river.
www.loscarasoles.com
Tel: 962 253 044

Camping Albufera de Anna
Parque del Lago Albufera de Anna
Tel:+34 962210563
GPS: 39.00896 -0.65703

Camping Mariola Bocairent
At the heart of the Mariola mountain range, recently declared Natural Park which has an impressive landscape. The campsite is equipped with restaurant, laundry, supermarket, sport grounds, swimming pools,
free warm showers, parking for caravans and barbeques. Due to its location in the center of the Mariola Sierra many trips on foot or cycle can be done within a radius of 10 km.: The Fountain of Mariola, Montcabrer Summit, the Arquejada (arched) Cave, the Vinalopó source, the Natural Park of La Font Roja, The Sarsa Cave, the White Cave or Bolumini.
www.campingmariola.com
Tel: 962 135 160 Fax: 962 350 031

Camping Natura Rugat
Camping Natura is situated in the countryside at the foot of the mountain, half a kilometre from the picturesque and charming village of La Vall d’Albaida, called Rugat. Located in a privileged location at a distance from the sea that can benefit from the coast and inland. Bungalows, laundry, bar, swimming pool, sports, entertainment and wireless Internet connection are available.
www.campingnatura.com
Tel: 962 814 166

Camping La Falaguera Barx
Pda. Falaguera, s/n
The Falaguera Camping is a rural campsite situated at the foot of Monte Toro, at 350 meters above sea level and just 13 Km from Gandia Beach, well known for its fabulous beaches and great environment. Many activities and sports in the area.
GPS: 39.02145 -0.31884

Camping Javea
Jávea is an ideal place to enjoy your holidays. It offers to all visitors numerous beaches and hidden coves where you can enjoy the sun and the warm Mediterranean Sea during a long time of the year, due to its special climatology. English spoken at reception. Small bar and restaurant. Large swimming pool and paddling pool.
www.camping-javea.com
Tel: 965 791 070 Fax: 966460507

Camping Moraira
Offers many amenities. Close to the centre of town, harbour and beaches. Pets allowed except in rented accommodation.
Tel: 965 745 249 Fax: 965 745 315

Camping Los Llanos Denia
The campsite also offers permanent housing such as apartments, bungalows and bedrooms for from two to eight people.Cafeteria, supermarket, pools and childrens park.There is a beach 150m from the campground which is several kilometres long. It has very fine sand and calm water, which is safe for children. We are open during the winter and we offer special prices. Camping, studios, apartments and log cabins. Full amenities.
www.losllanos.net
Tel: 965 755 188 Fax: 965 755 425

Camping Internacional La Marina
Site is 2 km. west of La Marina. Very efficiently run by a friendly Belgian family, La Marina has 381 pitches of three different types and sizes ranging from 50 sq.m. to 150 sq.m. with electricity (16/25A), TV, water and drainage.
Tel:965 419 200 Fax:965 419 110
Email:info@campinglamarina.com

Camping Marjal Guardamar del Segura
On N332 40 km. south of Alicante, site is on the sea side between 73 and 74 km. markers. Marjal is located beside the estuary of the Segura river, alongside the pine and eucalyptus forests of the Dunas de Guardamar natural park. The fine sandy beach can be reached through the forest (800 m). This is a new site with a huge lagoon-style pool and a superb sports complex. There are 212 pitches on this award winning site, all with water, electricity, drainage and satellite TV points
Tel:966 727 070 Fax:966 726 695
Email:camping@marjal.com

Camping Playa Tropicana Alcossebre
Playa Tropicana is a unique site which will strike visitors immediately as being very different. It has been given a tropical theme with scores of ‘Romanesque’ white statues around the site including in the sanitary blocks. The site has 300 marked pitches separated by lines of flowering bushes under mature trees.
Tel:964 412 463 Fax:964 412 805
Email:info@playatropicana.com

Camping Monmar Moncofa
This purpose built, very neat site is in the small town of Moncofa, just 200 metres from the sea and right beside a water park with pools and slides
Tel:964 588 592 Fax:964 588 592
Email:campingmonmar@terra.es

Camping Santa Marta Cullera
Santa Marta is beautifully located on the slopes of a mountain and is shaded by many old Mediterranean umbrella pine trees. Originally a municipal site, it was recently purchased by a group of four campsites and is being fully renovated and modernised. There are 250 small, terraced pitches, 235 for touring with 16A electricity.
Tel:961 721 440 Fax:961 730 820
Email:info@santamartacamping.com

Camping Vall de Laguar Campell
Near the pretty mountain-top village of Campell, this new site is perched high on the side of a mountain with breathtaking views of hilltop villages, the surrounding hills and distant sea.
Tel:965 577 490 Fax:965 577 490
Email:info@campinglaguar.com

Camping Costa Blanca El Campello
This small site has 80 pitches with 60 for tourers, some with views of the distant hills.
Tel:965 630 670 Fax:965 630670
Email:info@campingcostablanca.com

Camping Florantilles San Miguel de Salinas
Florantilles is an excellent site situated 6 km. west of Torrevieja, 60 km. south of Alicante and occupying an elevated position overlooking orange groves and the famous salt lake nature reserve, Salinas de la Mata.
Tel:965 720 456 Fax:966 723 250
Email:florantilles@terra.es

The Costa Blanca

 

The Costa Blanca, Spain

The Costa Blanca (White Coast) refers to the over 200 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline belonging to the provinces of Valencia and Alicante in the Comunidad Valenciana, Spain.

It has a well developed tourism industry and is a popular destination for British and German tourists. It extends from the town Denia in the north to Torrevieja in the south.

The Costa Blanca includes some major tourist destinations of Benidorm, Alicante, Javea, and Calpe.

The name “Costa Blanca” was devised as a promotional name used by BEA when they launched their air service between London and Valencia in 1957.

The area is a very popular tourist destination because of its excellent weather and climate and the many superb sandy beaches, ideal for families, which stretch for miles and miles along the coast.

On the coast you can enjoy the energy and nightlife of the major tourist towns like Benidorm or alternatively within a short distance you can stay on the coast in quaint, quiet fishing villages like Calpe or Denia.

The Costa Blanca area is served by airports at Valencia (Manises airport), Alicante (El Altet airport) and Murcia (San Juan airport)and a motorway (the A-7 autopista) and the east coast main road the N332

The Costa Blanca Map

 

Costa Blanca History

In 711 A.D. the Moors invaded Spain through Gibraltar and would occupy the region of Alicante by 718 A.D. Their occupation was to last nearly four hundred years and would mould the landscape of the region. The Moors introduced irrigation and the planting of oranges, peaches and almond orchards. The terraces seen on the hillsides throughout the region are an everlasting Moor legacy. The Moors would not be completely expelled until 1492, when Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic monarchs, finally took control of Granada.

In 1095 Spain became part of the North African Berber Empire and for another four hundred years the Moors and Christians would fight over control of Spanish soil. Alicante was gradually regained from the Moors in 1248 by Jaime I of Aragon. After their expulsion, the Moors continued to attack Spain. Between 1500-c1650 Berber pirate attacks were frequent all along the Mediterranean coastline. The first Spanish constitution was written in 1812 and following this the provincial boundaries were established, establishing the regions including Alicante and Murcia as they are today. In 1923, Miguel Primo de Rivera took control of Spain as a dictator, eventually forcing Alfonso XIII into exile.

The Spanish Civil War, (1936-1939) would divide the country. Alicante and Murcia would remain supporters of the Republican movement. In 1939 General Francisco Franco, the leader of the Nationalists took control of Spain. During the 1960’s and 70’s tourism exploded throughout the region to nearly 4,000,000 visitors a year.

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