Popular, glamorous or quiet, choosing the right resort on the Costa Blanca is the key to a successful relocation on this world famous stretch of the Mediterranean.
Claiming over 160 km of coastline and 2500 hours of sunshine a year, the Costa Blanca is a destination for all seasons. Dark or golden sands may be grainy at times but the water is beautifully clear, warm and safe, and a number of beaches are regularly awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness.
The largest concentration of resorts is to the North of Alicante, the provincial capital, with a long string of lively family-friendly beaches and the most glamorous jet set venues in Alicante. But the province also boosts some quiet beaches mostly in the far north and Valencian reaches. If you are conidering moving to the Costa Blanca, take a look at the Valuvillas website. here you will find a huge choice of townhouses, villas and apartments, at low prices.
Popular Benidorm, the Lively Resort
Benidorm, the original high rise resort, spruced up its image in recent years with lush greenery and parks and a good choice of restaurants and hotels. Water sports and nightlife attract the younger generation but the lovely sands of the Poniente beach are for everyone to enjoy.
Torrevieja draws crowds with a myriad of activities on land or water. Families love the sands, the fabulous Aquarium and the water park while others come for jet skis, nightclubs and cosmopolitan restaurants. Twenty-five km from Alicante airport, Torrevieja claims the longest promenade on the Costa, a vibrant harbour and colourful summer feria. The broad sands of are great for children and offer the usual family friendly facilities.
Alicante is ideal for those who like beach and city all in one. This bustling town has lots of attractions, including two castles, a plenty of museums, and one of the most popular beaches in the entire province of Alicante. Expect crowds in summer and a range of amenities, including a childrens play area and lifeguard.
Denia & Javea, Jet Set Glamour
North of Benidorm, Javea is framed by lush vegetation and scenic rocks. Its popular, clean and close to Denia where steep lanes and leafy squares have retained their Alicantean character.
Beyond the gleaming marina, Denia has golden sands with plush loungers and an attractive old town with cobbled lanes and a pretty town square. There are cool shaded parks and glimpses of the Montgo mountain, albeit dwarfed by modern developments. Denia is a place to see and be seen, with extravagant bars, fine sands and al fresco bars open until dawn. There are fashion houses and classy restaurants where sporting their dark designer glasses, members of the jet set sip exclusive cocktails.