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“Costa Blanca” (White Coast) is the name of the 200 km long coastline of the province of Alicante. We find as well wide sandy beaches as small coves and beautiful landscapes with palm groves, wetlands and several nature parks.
Fantastic are as well the climate, with over 300 days of sunshine per year and an annual average temperature of 17 degrees Celsius, as the tourist facilities that can be found along this coast.
The name “Costa Blanca” was supposedly invented in 1957 by the airline “British European Airways”, which advertised their flights from London to Valencia with this slogan. The name will not be surprising for anyone who has seen an aerial view of the coast: the white sand beaches, rock formations and small villages with whitewashed houses form an impressive contrast to the deep blue Mediterranean sea.
In the northern part of the coast there is Denia, Javea, Calpe, with its massive rock formations, in the south of it there are the artist’s paradise Altea, Albir, as well as the touristic center of the coast, Benidorm, with incredible leisure facilities and nightlife. Passing Cala Finestrat and El Campello the way leads on to the capital of the province, Alicante.
South of Alicante there are Santa Pola, Guardamar del Segura, Torrevieja and Pilar de Horadada.