Five amazing places to visit on the Costa Blanca

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581 Fill 670 0 300x225 Five amazing places to visit on the Costa BlancaThe Costa Blanca, the jewel in the crown of Eastern Spain, is extremely popular with the British, in fact a staggering 2 million people from the UK visit the area every year, most of whom head to the areas most popular “magnet” for British holiday makers, Benidorm.


….but to suggest that there is far more to this part of Spain than just Benidorm, would be somewhat of an under statement. However the city of Benidorm is still well worth a visit, although those wanting a quiet, relaxed and cultured holiday, may be disappointed as this is well known across Spain as “party central”!
Discover the real Spain on the Costa Blanca

For those wanting a slice of the “real” Spain, being based in the city for a holiday need not be a nightmare, and due to the sheer availability of accommodation here, there are many bargain breaks to be had.

Not only that, with the glut of car rental companies in the city wanting the tourist Euro, why not hire a car, get a map and go an explore some different places around the Costa blanca, to make your holiday an unforgettable one.

As the city is served by a fast (toll) motorway (AP-7) this gives quick and easy access, on congestion free roads, to a multitude of towns, villages, monuments, and places of special interest, all waiting to be discovered.

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Day tripper! Five places to see on the Costa Blanca

Not just a popular Beatles song, but a concept that is emerging amongst British holidaymakers. It is now so easy to take advantage of cheap flights from the UK (to either Valencia or Alicante airports), cheap hotels or budget villa rentals in Benidorm and head further out to explore this amazing area.

There are various places along the Costa Blanca to whet anyone’s appetite for virtually anything so here is a selected list of five places you really must see.
Things to see outside of Benidorm

If you are staying in the city during your trip, or not, it is well worth a good look around Benidorm at the sights, smells and sounds of a fascinating, awe inspiring and very quirky place, so much loved by the hordes of British tourists who come here each year, especially fans of the TV show “Benidorm”.

Here is Mateo’s bar, which is at the Sol Pelicanos hotel, near to Levante beach.

Benidorm tv show pool

The city is by far the premier destination along this section of coast and boast the highest hotel in Europe (the gran hotel Bali) and also has the largest concentration of skyscrapers in Europe. Not satisfied with that accolade, Benidorm also has the largest concentration of skyscrapers per square metre outside of New York, which adds to the feel of a very cosmopolitan city.
Venture out of Benidorm and discover another world

1. Become closer to nature.

A short drive from Benidorm is the natural park of Serra Gelada (ice mountain) which is a rugged area on the coast, which rises more than 300 metres over Benidorm, Alfàs del Pì and Altea. This is an amazing place for many reasons: Tranquillity, nature, fresh air and the most amazing view that could be had anywhere in the whole of eastern Spain.

The mountain can be climbed on foot and takes around 2 hours but it is for very fit people!

The more “Normal” of us can take various journeys up the mountain by various means, and there is a even a service where a 4X4 Jeep takes visitors to the top and then they cycle back down, which has to be said, does not involve a great deal of pedal power!

2. Scare the hell out of the children.

No, not take them to a dungeon and leave them for the duration, however tempting, but a reference to the areas theme parks which are quite amazing, as good as anything you will find in the USA, and they cater for most tastes, although the thrill seekers get the golden egg on this occasion.

The main theme parks in the area are Terra Mitica, a sort of “around the world” themed park, Aqualandia, a crazy water slide themed park, Mundomar (which is basically a small version of Sea World), and Terra Natura, a wildlife themed park, all of which have been seen at some point in the Benidorm TV show.

Benidorm – Terra Mitica

3. Visit Calpe.

Calpe is a delightful seaside town which is dominated by a large rocky outcrop called the “penon de lfach” and is often likened to the rock of Gibraltar, although smaller in size.

The town is full of sleepy side streets, lazy tapas bars and 2 lovely churches which are well worth a visit for some quiet contemplation, or even just to escape the scorching summer sun! These lovely old Spanish churches are worth a visit and are quite close to each other too. They are the Iglesia Antigua and the Iglesia de la Senora de las Nieves.

A visit to Calpe, a small, beautiful, quaint and traditional place steeped in History will be very much a highlight on anyone’s holiday and visitors come back time and time again to soak up the real atmosphere.

4. Visit the city of Valencia!

The city of arts and sciences in 2007

If car hire and driving is not a problem whilst on holiday here, then venturing a bit further afield, the regional capital city of Valencia is about an hour and 40 minutes drive north from Benidorm and is a must see. There are many attractions too, and something for all the family, such as the quite astounding city of arts and sciences which encompasses a museum, opera house, 3d cinema and a massive aquarium.

5. Algar Waterfalls.

Lastly, a visit to the Costa Blanca could not really be marked as complete without a visit to the unspoilt beauty spot of the waterfalls of Algar, 10km from Albir and situated near the small inland town of Callosa d’en Sarria.

The weather during the summer time around the Costa Blanca can be quite a shock for many people and to escape the heat, there is nothing better than to swim in the crystal clear waters of the algar, which whatever the weather, always stays very cool and is a great way to recharge the batteries whilst on holiday.

The site includes a refreshments area, toilets, a picnic area and a small camp site.

A family holiday to the Costa Blanca does not need to be just sun, sea and sand. There is so much to do and see, and the list above is a tiny fraction of the things to do and places to go whilst visiting eastern Spain.


skyscrapers BenidormLevante – the high energy area of Benidorm!
If you like a bit of bustle and hustle on your holiday then you’ll enjoy the energy of the Levante area of Benidorm. Beach, hotel and theme park pleasures by day and the highest concentration of entertainment and clubbing venues in Europe by night. You can just feel the happy atmosphere.

The smiling guests of the iconic sky scraper hotels ensure the bar and beach life is always lively and varied. Or, if you just want to relax with family and friends, there are plenty of opportunities for that, including taking in the sun by the pool with a cooling drink in hand.
Fabulous Beach!

Rated as one the best beaches in Europe. Long and safe, Playa Levante stretches for more than two kilometres of luxuriant sand butting up against the area known as Rincon de Loix. There are plenty of beds and parasols for hire, lifeguard patrols and a wealth of water sports. You can also read the daily papers on Levante Beach, at the Biblioplaya (beach library). Run by the local Council it’s free but usually closed in February and March.

It might be known as the sunrise beach, but there’s even more going on at sunset and into the night in the broad promenade that runs parallel to it.

More about Benidorm’s beautiful beaches
Levante Hotels & Apartments

The Levante has the highest proportion of hotels in Benidorm, 11 of them are 4* which lend the area an air of polished chic. There are many more with 3* and 2* star and also a good selection of apartments of varying price and quality. In general the standards of food & service in the hotels are very good with meals served buffet style, most have entertainment in the day and in the evening some form of live entertainment – dancing is very popular. You can find a wealth of information on our Levante hotel guide at Benidorm Hotel Guide for detailed information on specific apartments and hotels in the Levante Area. All easily bookable online.
Eating out

There are a few good restaurants and if you like pub grub, you’ll love eating out here; every possible permutation is explored, there’s oodles of noodle joints, Indian, Chinese and fast food restaurants. The stiff competition has resulted in amazingly low prices, even on the waterfront.

Yet for those special occasions there are also modern restaurants offering high class food in contemporary surroundings.

See our guide to Benidorm’s Restaurants for the complete lowdown on eating out in Benidorm
Holiday Shopping

Certainly there are some good quality boutiques but don’t expect too much from the rest of the shops, mainly souvenirs or low-priced clothing, supermarkets are small and the off licenses very cheap- hooray! English newspapers and mags are easy to find.
Daytime Fun

Two of the best theme parks in Europe are to be found in Levante – a visit to Mundomar and Aqualandia guarantees a great day out. The former features a Dolphinarium and a bat cave and the latter is a very large complex of water slides and other fun features for the whole family.

If you prefer sitting to walking then just relax by the pool with a cocktail or imbibe a reasonably priced beer or two at one of the music bars by the beach. The ones nearer the old town are particularly good.

The best Theme Parks in Europe
Night-time Entertainment

The cluster of disco’s and cabaret venues around the Av. De Mallorca offer popular and amusing nights out. There are comedians, tribute acts and much more. There are no admission charges and the drinks are very reasonably priced with many specials in the early part of the evening. Some very stylish bars are also there to be discovered. Admission to the big clubs further inland is much lower than at other famous destinations.

Comfortable Hotels In Benidorm

Comfortable Hotels In Benidrom Comfortable Hotels In BenidormBenidorm іѕ аlѕо called аѕ “Bemiyork” оr thе “Manhattan оf Spain” bесаuѕе оf thе numerous tall apartment buildings аnd hotels thаt formed іtѕ unique skyline – making іt incomparable tо аnуthіng еlѕе оn Costa Blanca.

Fоr аn enjoyable stay іn Benidorm, don’t mіѕѕ оut оn thе following:

Mundomar – Thіѕ іѕ а sealife аnd animal park.

Aqualandia – Thіѕ іѕ а family water park.

Altea – Thіѕ іѕ а charming оld town аbоut 12 kilometers frоm Benidorm.

Benidorm Palace – Thіѕ place showcases а Las Vegas-style cabaret wіth dinner shows. It hаѕ а seating capacity оf mоrе thаn 2,000.

Terra Natura – Thіѕ іѕ water аnd Wildlife Park.

Terra Mitica – Thіѕ іѕ а huge theme park thаt features dіffеrеnt thrill rides.

Fоr activities іn Benidorm, уоu саn enjoy walking thrоugh interesting places lіkе Albir, Calpe, Finestrast аnd Villa Joyosa. Boat trips аrе аlѕо accessible tо Calpe аnd Isla de Benidorm Wildlife Sanctuary. Yоu саn аlѕо gо tо thе Tabarca Island оff Alicante.

Benidorm Hotels

Thеrе аrе mоrе thаn 240 hotels іn Benidorm уоu саn choose from. Thеrе аrе аlѕо holiday apartment complexes thаt offer comfortable amenities аnd quality services tо guests. There’s аlwауѕ аn accommodation thаt wіll fit уоur budget. Hеrе аrе ѕоmе 5-star аnd 4-star Benidorm hotels tо consider:

Villaitana Wellness Golf аnd Business Sun Hotel– Thіѕ 5-star Benidorm hotel іѕ located оn а hill thаt overlooks thе bay. It іѕ оnlу 34.5 miles frоm thе Alicante Airport. It аlѕо features twо golf courses, ѕеvеrаl outdoor heated pools, lovely gardens, paddle courts, tennis courts, а complete Spa аnd а fitness room. Thе hotel іѕ аlѕо disable accessible, hаѕ 11 restaurants, а 24hr. open reception, convention center, а huge play area аnd іt guarantees high speed Internet access.
Villaitana Wellness Golf аnd Business Sun Hotel hаѕ 176 well-appointed guest rooms thаt іѕ furnished wіth traditional Spanish furniture tastefully blended wіth warm colors fоr thаt welcoming atmosphere. Thеіr standard double rooms аrе equipped wіth air conditioning units, in-room safes, satellite TVs, walk-in closets, mini bars аnd spacious bathrooms. Thеу аlѕо hаvе а junior suite room thаt аlѕо соmеѕ wіth а 26 square meter terrace аnd а living area.

Thе address оf thе hotel іѕ Avenida del Alcalde Eduardo Zaplana Hernandez-Soro 7-03502 Benidorm. Thеіr phone number іѕ 0044-203-027-7155. Thе nightly rate fоr thіѕ hotel starts аt €138 – inclusive оf tax.

Belroy Hotel Benidorm – Thіѕ 4-star Benidorm hotel іѕ set оn а conveniently central location. It іѕ close tо thе city center аnd thе Levante Beach. It offers extensive recreational facilities ѕuсh аѕ а gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool, sauna аnd аn onsite restaurant. Thеу аlѕо hаvе а solarium, conference facilities аnd а business center.

Belroy Hotel features 125 well-appointed rooms аnd 56 tastefully decorated apartments. Thеѕе rooms offer tranquility аnd peace tо guests араrt frоm thе exquisite hospitality оf іtѕ staff. Rooms аrе equipped wіth color TVs, air conditioning units, private bathrooms/ensuites, irons wіth boards, mini bars аnd hair dryers аmоng others. Wіth Belroy Hotel, уоu аrе assured оf а relaxing stay

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Choosing The Right Hotels When Traveling

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The first thing you can do if you are planning to travel to a location you are unfamiliar with is ask around. Many times your family and friends have traveled to the area and know the best accommodations that are available. You may find that a hotel that is not as well known is just as good and costs you quite a bit less. You can also learn of benefits to various places such as free breakfasts, indoor pools and other treats on site.

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The second way to take advantage of the internet is through a general search. You simply type in that you are looking for a hotel in the specified location and you will find the results instantly. You can check out the websites and often read reviews of other travelers on some sites. This gives you a good idea of what you are looking at.

Sometimes the newspaper will give you a great place to start as well. Most papers include a travel section and they might list properties in the general area. Sometimes establishments will offer discounts through these advertisements to customer who use them to book their stay. Check your own paper, but do not exclude the possibility of the paper local to the area you are traveling.

You also have the tried and true method of using the phone book to help you find a place to stay. You can search through the yellow pages for listings of local hotels in the area. Then use the ads to either check them out online or call them for rates. This might lead you to the place you are looking for at a price that you can afford. You may come across places that are not available online and you might have otherwise missed.

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Using your resources to find the best hotels is one guaranteed way to be happy with your stay. You can find a deal that you can afford at a property that you will enjoy. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you will find that your stay can make your trip good or bad.


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When you want to spend time at one of the leading hotels in your area or wherever you vacation destination leads you, making a reservation is easier than ever. These leading hotels have much more to offer than just the room itself. There are upgrades and amenities that can be had for the duration of your stay with them. Asking what they have or accessing their site for this information is recommended and welcomed. Some are very surprised at the luxurious extras that a four or five star hotel offer their guests and suggestion are that you visit them soon.



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