6 amazing places to visit on the Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca covers over 200km of Mediterranean coastline in the Alicante province, from the town of Dénia in the north, to Pilar de la Horadada in the south. 

As expected from such a large area, there are many different towns to visit, with something on offer for everyone. 

Whether you are looking for somewhere to put down roots, buy a holiday home, or just to visit for a few days, we have listed 6 amazing places to visit on the Costa Blanca to help you decide… 


Torrevieja is a lively town known for its fantastic coastline, and sandy beaches with long promenades. Home to many hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, and markets, there is plenty for all ages. 

The town’s history lies in fishing and salt-mining, and Torrevieja is famous for the Lagunas de la Mata salt lakes, especially the unique pink salt lake which is a must visit if you are in the area. 

Torrevieja is perfect for those looking for a bustling town with both beautiful beaches and nightlife on offer. 

Guardamar del Segura

Located at the mouth of the river Segura, Guardamar del Segura is a popular seaside town with a large pine forest next to a 12km long white sandy beach. 

There are four blue flag beaches in the town, which include both busier beaches next to a promenade and quieter beaches away from the town centre. 

Away from the beaches you’ll find plenty of restaurants and bars, as well as beautiful parks, watersports, and a large marina. 

Guardamar is perfect for those looking for a quieter seaside town with beautiful surroundings. 

Santa Pola

Just half an hour from Alicante, Santa Pola is home to long sandy beaches which are close to the town centre and all amenities. It is also just 9km from Tabarca Island which can be reached by a boat trip from the port. 

In the centre of town you will find the Castillo Fortaleza De Santa Pola, the location for many cultural events and fiestas. 

You can explore the nearby Salinas de Santa Pola (salt flats) and nature reserves, where you are likely to see plenty of wildlife including flamingos. 

Santa Pola is perfect for those who are looking for a town close enough to the city, but with a slightly quieter pace of life. 


Elche is also known as the City of Palms due to the fact it is located within the largest Palm forest in Europe. 

For a great view over the palm groves you can climb the steps up to the roof of the Basilica. There are also various museums where you can find out about the town’s vast history and culture. 

No visit to Elche is complete without a stroll through the Municipal Park, and you can also take a trip on the small tourist train to see more of Elche. 

Elche is perfect for those looking for a Spanish town with plenty of history and culture. 


The capital of the Alicante province, there are lots of reasons to visit the city of Alicante. Beautiful sandy beaches, a lively port, and plenty of streets full of shops.

The old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, colored houses and a great nightlife scene. You can take the elevator or walk the steep climb to the medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara, which is set high up on the hilltop behind the old town, with fantastic views of the Mediterranean coast.

Alicante is perfect for those looking for city living next to the beach.


Last but not least on our list of places to visit on the Costa Blanca is Altea. Altea is located 11km north of Benidorm, and is home to both a new and an old neighbourhood.  

The old neighbourhood is set on top of a hill, looking out over the town and the coastline. Here you can walk the narrow, cobbled streets full of gift shops, bars, and restaurants. 

Altea is famous for the landmark church of Nuestra Senora del Consuelo or Virgen del Consuelo which set up on a hill and with its blue roof can be seen for miles around. 

There is also a stretch of beach with a marina, promenade, and lots of bars and restaurants. 

Altea is perfect for those a picturesque Spanish town with history and charm, whilst still being near the beach. 

Which town on the Costa Blanca is your favourite? 

If you have any questions about any areas on the Costa Blanca, feel free to get in touch with us here at Benigest Real Estate. 

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