Costa Blanca Holidays Summer 2021
Our Supersize Sale extends all the way to the Costa Blanca with free transfers and upgrades available in the top resort of Benidorm. However, there’s more to the Costa Blanca than Benidorm and today we’ll be investigating the best of Benidorm as well as other areas of the coast.
The “white coast” is one of the most popular Spanish Costas for Brits for All Inclusive and family holidays. This area is also really accessible with Alicante airport a hub for the low cost carriers with Easyjet, Ryanair and Vueling flying in here. Finally, the weather in this part of Spain is the most reliable of the country with 300 days sunshine per year and some microclimates, especially in the resort of Calpe, that are thought to be beneficial to health.
The up-market resort of Calpe
The iconic mountain (the Penyal D'Ifach) of Calpe and its beautiful port have drawn tourists and expats for decades. Calpe Marina is very pretty and exclusive but has something for everyone. You can spend the morning meandering this street and offshoots and enjoy the town’s café and bar life as well as individually owned shops and boutiques. Take a stroll marina-side and dream of owning your own yacht at the marina where the rich and famous of Spain (including some FC Barcelona footballers) drop anchor. There’s a rich-and-famous vibe to this part of town with some top notch restaurants to cater to the clientele!
Benidorm’s Levante Beach
One of Spain’s most famous beaches, Levante Beach has been a mecca for sun worshippers for half a century. Today you’ll find a sea of parasols and sun loungers for hire and an ice cream shack every 100 meters. The beach is huge though so if you’re looking for some space to spread you can find some although it may be best to ensure you get on the beach early.
The Levante beach also has activities for kids, water sports and plenty of bars and restaurants on the front. As the busiest beach in Benidorm though, you’ll never be alone!
The delights of Alicante
Your flight into the Costa Blanca will arrive at Alicante but this city on the Med is also a beautiful jewel in its own right and often the final destination for holidaymakers to the Costa Blanca. As a large city, there is plenty to do here including football matches, flamenco shows, nightclubs, bars, restaurants and theme bars.
However, there’s one treat of Alicante that really shouldn’t be missed. Just off Alicante’s coast lies must-see Tabarca, a stunning island, mostly untouched by tourism, which possesses a beautiful whitewash town with historic town square and church. You can get to the island by boat with a return ticket costing around 20€. Although the island has a shop and restaurant, it’s better to take a picnic as you can’t be sure they will be open or that they’ll cater to your dietary needs! This island seems to possess a special light and walking around its perimeter you get a sense of what a special and spiritual place this is, a far cry from the Levante Beach!
The Old Town of Benidorm
The old town of Benidorm is a real Costa Blanca enigma. Yes, it’s here you can find whitewashed buildings and a sense of the original Benidorm but mixed in among that, down the authentic alleyways and backstreets, is a much loved gay scene with the bars and nightclubs of the gay population partying away into the early hours. It’s also the best spot in town for foodies, with the best original Spanish food to be found here too. Usually the Old Town is the most staid and boring part of a city, but not in Benidorm!
If you’re looking for a Costa Blanca Summer Holiday then call the Teletextperts during our January Sale for the very best deals with free transfers too.