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Reasons to Visit the Costa Blanca

December 26, 2014

The Costa Blanca is one of its kind, as a beach travel destination.
I don't intend to create a bulleted list of reasons why you should visit the area, I just want to drive you through the reasons why it's special.

The long Costa Blanca is home to lots of towns and cities, resorts.

There is quite a lot of diversity, the localities are not at all alike... There's a place for everyone.

If you're looking for a bustling noisy night life party nest atmosphere - you got it: head for Benidorm or Alicante's Poniente Beach.

Benidorm sea cliff

The situation is not at all "thorny"

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But if you're seeking peace and quiet beside the beach, then you can pick from a series of smaller towns and resorts. There are lots of quiet places between Villajoyosa and northern Alicante, but not only there...

Family holiday, solo trip, honeymoon or gap year student escapes for adrenaline-junkie young travelers or for the elderly... the Costa Blanca is for everyone, really.

Beach sphinx

You might even come across sphinxes!

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The prices are surprisingly low when compared with the ones I encountered in Madrid and Barcelona. I include food prices in the shops, the rates of hotels as well.

The restaurants will have higher prices, though. Still, you will find endless places for munching cheap food. Huge slices of pizza sold for 1.5-2 EUR are just an example.

Playa de Levante in Benidorm

Playa de Levante in Benidorm

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Quite amazingly, in Benidorm there are plenty of rooms in the 25-35 EUR budget category. And I don't mean hostels, but real hotel rooms with your own shower, even balcony and breakfast included, beach proximity.

My Costa Blanca trip was one of the cheapest trips I've ever taken. Quite surprisingly.

Despite the great views, the fame, the crowds of tourists 'n' all, it's not an expensive place, unless you're want to be a big spender.

Benidorm in the late hours

Benidorm's Levante Beach in the late hours

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The Costa Blanca destinations are scenic. Some have spectacularly imposing cliffs (like Calpe and Alicante) or other relief forms.
Benidorm is modern beach paradise with lots of clubs, bars, theme parks, possibilities ofr water sports and boat cruises...
Altea and Villajoyosa are scenic smaller towns...

Really, anywhere you go in the Costa Blanca area - you'll still get to see great views.

The beaches have pure light-coloured sand, similar to Valencia's beach. Of course, white sand... It's the "White Coast", after all...

Last, but not least: this part of Spain gets plenty of sunlight, rain and cloudy weather are scarce and the summer heat is strong enough, but it isn't unbearable - not even during mid-day and early afternoon at the beach.

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Escape Hunter, the young solo traveler in his early 30's explores the World driven by curiosity, thirst for adventure, deep passion for beauty, love for freedom and diversity.
With a nuanced, even humorous approach to travel, an obsession for art and design, Escape Hunter prefers to travel slowly, in order to learn and "soak up" the local atmosphere...


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