General information about the region

UUS kaart lennujaamadCosta Blanca is located by the Mediterranean Sea on the eastern coast . The climate in Costa Blanca is very good all year round because theMediterranean Sea helps to prevent too great or sudden changes in temperature. In the summer, there is almost constant sun-shine; precipitation is very rare. There is more precipitation in the winter months and early spring, but the region has always had a moderate amount of precipitation. The climate in the winter is mild as day-time temperatures rarely fall below +15 degrees. The beach season lasts from April until September, although even in November water temperatures often exceed +20 degrees The Mediterranean Sea cools down slowly, thus maintaining a pleasantly mild climate in the whole of the coastal region.

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UUS kaart DeniaBecause of the climate, which is mild throughout the year, the region of Costa Blanca is very popular among many Europeans who have chosen to purchase their second home in this particular region. It is best to come by plane. Most of the well-known European airlines – including the low-cost airlines of EasyJet and Ryanair – fly to the airports of Alicante and Valencia.

Denia is a city in the northern part of Costa Blanca. It is situated right between the airports of Alicante and as it is almost 100 kilometres away from both airports. Denia boasts frequent ship transportation to Ibiza and Mallorca .  Ibiza is about 70 kilometres away from Denia and is thus a very popular destination for many of the yachts and launches that stay in the harbour in Denia. The Mediterranean freeway A7/AP7 passes through the region, so that distances seem very short when travelling by car. Even a drive from Denia to Barcelona usually takes only 4 to 4.5 hours. Denia is a city without any high-rise buildings – that is why, even in the summer, the region is not too over-crowded. The city is partly situated on the foot of the Montgó mountain. This part of the city boasts picturesque views of the sea and the city centre. Denia is a popular fishing port – hence fresh fish is always available and can be enjoyed in the city’s many fish restaurants. Denia is also famous for its many boutiques as even shoppers from Alicante and come here for a shopping trip. Right it the centre of the city, at the top of the mountain, there is a castle which houses various museums and features viewing platforms offering excellent views of the entire surrounding area. Despite having a reputation as a peaceful resort, Denia is at the same time also famous for its numerous festivities (fiestas). In the summer, there are constantly various different events taking place in the city centre. The most famous event is probably the bull-run, taking place every day of one week, right in the high street of the city, in the Calle de Marques de Campo. At the same time, there is also a bull-ring set up at the harbour and that is where bloodless bull-fighting takes place: people try to get the bull to jump into the water. The events are free for everyone and anyone brave enough can participate as well. The well-maintained sandy beaches of Denia start right in the city centre and extend for more than 15 kilometres to the north of the city. The southern part of the city, where the mountain drops straight into the sea, features the region’s best places for scuba diving. It is exactly these excellent local scuba diving opportunities that attract many of the tourists to Denia. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the region of Denia is the third healthiest place to live in the world, in terms of climatic conditions.

BOUS A LA MAR:

Calpe is situated between Denia and Benidorm and is a well-known resort city. A characteristic feature of the city is the high steep cliff which drops into the sea right in the city centre. The beach is beautiful and well-maintained. The city also features a big yacht harbour with many yachts and launches.

Benidorm is a resort city famous for its skyscrapers and the beach boulevards bustling with night life. Whereas Europeans, when purchasing their second home, prefer more peaceful surroundings and favour the quieter environment of a small town, some tourists come to Benidorm in the summer precisely for the busy night life.

The well-known water, amusement and theme parks Aqualandia, Mundomar and Terra Mitica are also located near Benidorm. Benidorm features the famous beaches of Levante and Poniante which are extremely crowded in the summer, making it difficult even to walk around, not to mention finding a place to lie down.

Alicante is situated between and . The closest cities are Elche in the south and Benidorm in the north. There are approximately 300 000 permanent inhabitants in Alicante. The Alicante international airport is located out of the city, to the south of Alicante. This airport is one of the busiest airports in as it provides direct flights to many other bigger airports in Europe . There are plenty of sights to see in Alicante.

There are many churches, monuments etc. in the city. There is a castle called Castillo de Santa Barbara located near the city centre on top of a hill. This is one of the biggest medieval castles in Europe.

Alicante is also a well-known harbour city and an important transit centre. In the heart of the city, there is a big yacht harbour where many luxury yachts and launches can be seen.

The city centre also includes the famous promenade which is surrounded by many cafés and restaurants.

Torrevieja is a fast-developing resort city in the southern part of Costa Blanca. The area around Torrevieja has for a very long time been known as a salt production region. The terrain by the sea is flat and that is where many pools have been created for the production of salt.

The centre of Torrevieja is rather over-crowded with tourists in the summer and the traffic is quite heavy. The reason for this is probably the fact that there is a lot of construction going on in the region and the city is spreading in all directions. The beach district of Torrevieja is well-maintained and the beach boulevards are a great place for walking.

The residential buildings can predominantly be found in the so-called residential complexes (urbanizacion).