Over 218 kilometres of coastline packed with soft sand beaches washed by calm waters, 2,800 hours of sunshine per year, a privileged climate and a warm sea, have been the main attractions for our millions of visitors for decades.
Over time, the development of modern tourist infrastructure and communications routes has made it easier to reach the Costa Blanca. The landscape is not just defined by the sea, but also by the mountains that overlook it. Alicante is the second most mountainous province in Spain and it is here that we see the grandeur of the Mediterranean landscape. From valleys that are home to crops grown on terraces originally created by the Moors to a horizon packed with oaks, pines and carob trees perfumed by a wide variety of aromatic plants. Those who love mountains and hiking are sure to enjoy the well-signed paths that run through our inland districts. In the south, the mountains give way to palm groves and the smallholdings stretch as far as the eye can see.
Our region is also dotted with archaeological sites that give some idea of the rich history of an area that has been populated for thousands of years. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Muslims have all left their mark and the remains give us a glimpse of how they lived. Whether on the coast or inland, you’ll be able to discover our rich local dishes and the quality wines from our vineyards.
If you want, you can visit tiny villages hidden among the mountains and modern coastal towns with a lively nightlife. History and monuments mark the landscape of our inland villages and towns. Along the coast there are numerous marinas and countless facilities to allow you to enjoy the sea and water sports.
Golf lovers know that our golf courses have facilities that are second to none.
We aim to ensure that all travelers find what they are looking for on the Costa Blanca and that’s what we strive towards each and every day.
Celebrations in Spain
Semana Santa is the week before Easter Sunday. Seville and Malaga are the most famous cities for Semana Santa. Semana Santa is the Spanish name for Easter. People carry decorated floats with the statue of Christ into the city.
The San Fermin Festival, where the Pamplona Bull Run takes place, is in July.
The Pamplona Bull Run is a week-long bull running and bullfighting festival.
The Tomato Fight takes place on the fourth Wednesday in August.
The battle happens in the small town of Buñol nearby Valencia.
The Tomato Fight is probably the world's biggest food fight. Thousands of people gather in the streets.
Las Fallas is somewhere round 19 March. Las Fallas takes place in Valencia, but also in smaller towns like Denia and others.
Feria de Sevilla
Normally two weeks after semana Santa. The Feria de Sevilla is everything where Andalusia is famous for: flamenco, bullfighting, horses and sherry. The Feria de Sevilla has something for everyone - rides and animals for the children, music, dancing, eating and drinking. The partying goes on 24 hours a day, with horse parades and traditional music during the day.
Carnival takes place at traditional carnival time. Carnival is particularly famous in Tenerife and Cadiz.
Christmas & New Year
Celebrated everywhere in Spain, it is family tradition. Christmas in Spain is what you'd expect of a Catholic country. It is a family event, with much eating and drinking, visiting relatives and going to mass.
Moros y Cristianos
Each of the many towns that celebrate Moros y cristianos does so at various times of the year. The Moros y Cristianos event is most popular in the Alicante region, but it is popular throughout much of the south of Spain. In the first battle, the Moors take control of the city in the second battle; the Christians take the city back. A not to be missed event for tourists and inhabitants!