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.
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.