With it´s miles and miles of sandy beaches the Costa Blanca is a firm favourite with tourists from all over the world as well as the Spanish. There is a wide selection of holiday destinations to cater for all tastes. From the party town of Benidorm to the quiet village of Moraira, the long sandy beaches of Denia and Oliva and the inland villages of the Orba and Jalon valleys for walkers and cyclists. The Costa Blanca North really does have everything to offer any visitor, whether you are looking for a hen or stag holiday in Benidorm, a quiet romantic retreat in a small fishing village of Moraira or a family holiday in the busy town of Javea you won´t be disappointed with what the Northern Costa Blanca has to offer.
The Costa Blanca North is a wonderful place to live all year round. It offers a wide mix of nationalities from the local Spanish to many Northern Europeans and South Americans. It provides the resident with many opportunities to live either in an ex-pat community on an urbanisation, a local Spanish village, or a town with a whole mix of cultures. Many Northern Europeans find renting long term offers them the opportunity to sample the life and test out locations before they buy a property. Others are working and living in a specific and renting is their best financial option. What ever your circumstance living on the Northern Costa Blanca provides a wonderful life.
It´s becoming more and more popular for Northern Europeans who are financially secure, either with a pension or a business that can be run from any location to spend the winter months in the warmer climes of the Mediterranean. There are many towns in the Northern Costa Blanca that stay open all year round and are not just holiday resorts, due to their large winter populations and local residents. Owners who rent for holidays offer properties for 3 to 6 month winter rents. It means that their property is occupied and they get some income form it rather than it stand empty all winter. There are many different options to rent during the winter from small apartments to luxury villas with heated pools.
Known as the jewel of the Costa Blanca, Javea is well known holiday destination with it´s sandy Arenal beach and up market bars and restaurants.
Benidorm famous for it´s entertainment and party holidays offers a great atmosphere all year round and especially during the winter months for residents.
A short drive inland from Benidorm, La Nucia offers a historic old centre and several modern urbanisations with a mix of Spanish and Ex-Pat residents.
Altea an upmarket resort 30 minutes north of Alicante, with its many boutique designer shops, bars and fine dining restaurants. It is overlooked by it´s famous blue roofed church.
A coastal town north of Aliante Calpe is overlooked by the famous rock the Penon de Ifach. It is a favoured destination for tourists with it´s port and soft sandy beach.
Denia in the Northern Costa Blanca, is town on the coast which boasts fantastic beaches and a luxury marina, as well as a stunning tree lined shopping street.
Originally a small fishing village, Moraira is now a holiday destination that retains it´s village feel with it´s narrow streets, up market boutique and fine dining restaurants.
Benissa is a small town inland from Moraira, only a short drive to the beautiful beaches and coves that are on the Benissa Costa.
A town around 20 minutes north of Alicante and as well as it´s visiting tourists it is also know for it chocolate industry.
A twenty minute tram ride from Alicante, El Campella has a busy marina and fish market, as well 18km of golden sand on it´s beach.
Benitachell is located between the popular coastal towns of Javea and Moraira and is a traditional Spanish town with great access to many local attractions.
Finestrat is 12 kilometres from Benidorm and as well as its inland old town it has a beach area called Cala del Finestrat which borders Benidorm and Villajoyosa.
Alfaz Del Pi is north of Benidorm and has a large Northern European community with the largest concentration of Norwegian speakers who live abroad.
Albir is the designated beach area for the residents of Alfaz Del Pi, it has stony beach with a very well-maintained promenade to enjoy the wonderful sea views.
Teulada is the council town for Moraira and they are often referred together. Teulada has good public transport links including a railway station.
A traditional small village between Javea and Denia. There is a pretty village with a traditional riu rau. Surrounding the village are many villas and fincas.
Oliva has an old town as well as a fabulous long unspoilt sandy beach. It is a short drive north of Denia and Javea.
Gandia the far northern point Costa Blanca North, is actually on the Costa Azahar to the south of Valencia, but is often referred to as being on the Costa Blanca.
The Jalon valley is made up of several villages each with their own traditions and fiestas. The main town being Jalon. Renown for it´s wine and almond groves.
The Orba Valley is inland from the towns of Javea and Denia and has a more sedate life than the bustling coastal towns. Quiet villages with whitewash villas dotted around the hillsides.
The beautiful mountain scenery of the Gallinera valley is ideal for cyclists and walkers, the stunning views provide amazing back drops for many activities.