Getting around Costa Blanca
Tourists who have arrived on package holidays will find that there holiday rep will usually arrange various half, full day and longer coach tours. These are
also available from local travel agents
Regular bus services run between towns.
Trains Costa Blanca
A regular narrow cauge train / tram service runs from Alicante to Denia stopping at most towns.
The national rail network connects Alicante to the rest of Spain via inland lines to Murcia, Valenciaor Madrid
Hire a bike for a day or two. Check with your hotel or apartment reception. There are also Downhill bike tours organised. You are taken up into the hills
and it's mostly downhill all the way back
is the Costa Blanca rail line
RENFE National Railways
Spains national rail network, connecting Alicante to the rest of Spain
is one of the main inter town bus companies on the Costa Blanca.
Costa Blanca Hotels and Apartments
Costa Blanca hotels
Other Cities and regions
is the main town with millions of tourists going through it's Airport for the Costa Blanca resorts.The
Santa Barbara castle
is a major attraction
Restaurants & Bars
There are no shortages of bars and restaurants throughout the CostaBlanca. more details are given under the Costa Blanca resort pages
Tourist information offices
Information on local Tourist information offices is available on the individual resort pages.
Alsa is the main Costa Blanca inter town bus company Alsa buses
The resort pages give information on more local buses
Away from the coast you will find citrus and olive groves
and very scenic hilltop and mountain side villages as you head into the
rugged mountainous interior
Algar River on Horseback
Why not try a little trot upstream surrounded by wonderful
mountain scenery? Whether you are an expert Amazon or a complete novice,
you can now get in the saddle and enjoy a pleasurable jaunt in the company
of guides and teachers.
The El Algar Waterfalls
only a couple of kilometres from the village with a car park near the
More El Algar Waterfalls
Another small quaint town. Good views are from the top of
the steps leading to the old town with it's beautiful church and squareand attractive fishermen’s quarter
More informatin Altea
Golf club Ifach
Tel. 96 649 71 14
An expanding resort 2.5 km from Benidorm's Poniente Beach.
More peaceful but within reach of Benidorm's Night life.
On the Coast
Calpe is a lovely charming fishing port famous for it's
rock headland. Penon de Ifach
More Calpe Map & Information
More Penon de Ifach Map & Information
Denia now a thriving tourist resort, but much quieter than
Benidorm. Denia is also a centre for the raisin producing area around
See the 17th century church
Ibiza, Formentera, Palma de Mallorca, Tabarca and Oran
More informatin Denia
Desafio Medieval, is located between Benidorm and Alea at
Alfa del Pi, within the . Eat your medieval banquet whilst you watch the
spectacular fighting and jousting.
Situated just inland from Benidorm. This village has a cove at sea level and the backdrop of the 1410m high mountain Campana.
Guadalest a beautiful fortified village with a Moorish castle visited by around 2 million visitors a year.
Famous for The Asuncion's white bell tower perched on the top of a spectacular rock.
Gata de Gorgos
Located on the River Gorgos, the town is the destination of the Lemon Express train
The old town is well known for its local crafts which include basket & wicker work and the handmaking of guitars. Gata de Gorgos has many craft
the ideal place to buy some souveniers
More Gata de Gorgos
. Benidorm is the main shopping resort and shopping trips to Valencia are done by many of the tour operators. Elche is a shoe
manufacturing area and many trips
to Elche include a factory and factory shop visit where shoes are at a very good price
More Information on shopping is given under the resort pages
Beautiful beaches, either quieter resorts or legendary vibrant nightlife resorts such as Benidorm, much of which is tailored for the British
Spanish tapas bars, restaurants offereing traditional seaside food - fish and chips are along side continental and oriental restaurants.
Resorts, Towns, Villages
Hire a car, use local transport or book a trip with your holiday tour rep and visit some of the local towns.
Recommended are: Alicante, Guadalest, Calpe, Elche and Valencia.
Benidorm information, photographs
Spain's third largest city. Not actually in
the Costa Blanca but to the North of Benidorm and within easy reach by
tour coach car or bus. See it's cathedral , culture, charm, footbal
stadium shops, and Lladro's a porcelain manufacturer.
The Fallas festival is a must to see on on the 19th March. (St. Joseph´s
day). With the burning of the carton effigies,
firework displays,colourful processions, flower
and brass bands.
Valencia hotels and apartments
Lonely Planet Valencia and the Costa Blanca (Lonely Planet Country &
A mountain village, famous for it's delicious sausages.
Albir a good selection of restaurants, shops and bars. A more relaxing resort with a shelving
pebble beach.. Albir is 6 kilometres north of Benidorm
Polop is a village 10 kilometres inland. It's north of Benidorm and east of Altea and Polop has an amazing fountain with 221 jets of water.. Good view from the cemetry on top of the hill.
Alsa buses from Benidorm
Callosa d'En Sarrià.
Information on Costa Blanca Beaches is given on the resort pages
The main airport for the Costa Blanca is Alicante Airport
Murcia, San Javier Airport is on the coast 70 kilometres south of Alicante
Murcia, San Javier Airport is ideal for Torrevieja to the north of the airport and suitable for San Pola further North
still but Alicante
airport is nearer to San Pola.
To the South of the airport is the city of Cartagea
Valencia Airport is located North of the Costa Blanca and is an alternative to the Northern
resort of Denia