Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca, on the east coast of Spain, is one of the most beautiful regions of the entire Iberian Peninsula. It enjoys more than 315 sunshine days a year and an average temperature of 23°C so it's easy to see why the World Health Organisation once named it as having one of the healthiest climates in the world. Thousands of foreigners have come on holiday here, fallen in love with the place and made it their permanent home.

Costa Blanca means white coast, a name taken from the endless miles of beautiful sandy beaches which stretch from the cosmopolitan town of Denia in the north to the popular tourist resort of Torrevieja in the south. The northern part of the region is mountainous, relatively green and peppered with groves of orange and olive trees along with colourful orchards of almonds and cherries. The much flatter and drier southern end of the Costa is famous for having the biggest palm gardens and salt flats in the whole of Europe.

Average Day Temperature in °C
Costa Blanca - Average Day Temparature
Average Night Temperature in °C
Costa Blanca - Average Night Temperature

It's a region which offers all things to all people. This is a paradise for golfers and gourmets, sun worshippers and serious party people, families and fun-loving 18-30s. There are big, brash beachside resorts with skyscraper hotels and all-night clubs and there are delightful mountain villages where life seems hardly to have changed for centuries.

The city of Alicante is the capital of the region and offers a wealth of cultural activities and fine beaches for Spanish and international tourists alike. At the extreme south of the Costa there's Torrevieja, favoured by international tourists (largely British), many of whom buy permanent or holiday homes here.

The main language of the Costa Blanca is Valenciano which is similar to Catalan although the locals won't thank you for saying it. English and the other main European languages are widely spoken in the main resort areas but if you venture inland don't expect the "natives" to speak anything other than Valenciano or the main Spanish language, Castellano.

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