Catering Holidays in Costa Blanca in Alicante


The Costa Blanca is over 200 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline in the Alicante province, on the south-eastern coast of Spain. It extends from the town of Dénia in the north, beyond which lies the Costa del Azahar, to Pilar de la Horadada in the south, beyond which lies the Costa Cálida.

Meaning "White Coast" in Spanish, the Costa Blanca, its largest tourist destinations are Denia, Javea, Calpe, Altea, Benidorm and Alicante.

Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair schedule several flights to and from Alicante–Elche Airport, originally named El Altet and Reus Airport on a weekly basis making the area easily accessible all year-round.

The main draw for tourists is the unspoiled white beaches however there is much more to Costa Blanca than meets the eye with a number of historic landmarks and cultural attractions. Explore quaint villages like Altea and Elche, fertile countryside and the world-famous holiday playground of Benidorm.

Kids will enjoy tourist-friendly water and theme parks, holidays in Costa Blanca truly deserve to be discovered, explored and even loved! With year-round sunshine, world-class attractions and some of the best beaches in Europe, Costa Blanca is a great choice of Spanish holiday destination.

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Family Friendly Attractions in Costa Blanca, Spain

We have out together some of the top activities and best things to do with the on the Costa Blanca. Find the best family-friendly places and how to keep the children entertained on your holiday on the Costa Blanca in Alicante.


Aquopolis Torrevieja

Aquopolis Torrevieja WaterPark is open from June to mid-September, featuring slides, swimming pools for all ages, picnic and relaxation areas. If you are looking for a fun family day out on your holidays, you will find it in this waterpark. At Aquopolis Torrevieja you will find the best fun, from adrenaline moments with its amazing water attractions to relaxing moments in the Jacuzzi and VIP area.

Aqualandia Water Park

Aqualandia is a water park, located in Benidorm in the Costa Blanca, Spain. It is twinned with the marine animal park Mundomar, which is immediately next door to Aqualandia, and shares the same free car park. Water is sourced directly from the sea.

Platja d'Aro Adventure Park and Pals Adventure Park

Platja d'Aro Adventure Park and Pals Adventure Park are located in Costa Brava. Two parks adapted to all ages; you can choose the multi-adventure experience you prefer. There are over 200 adventure activities. In our parks you will find zip lines, suspension bridges, vacuum jumps, climbing walls, stairs, swings and many other activities to enjoy with family and friends.

Mundomar

Mundomar is a marine animal park located in Benidorm, in Costa Blanca, Spain. It is twinned with the water park Aqualandia, which is directly adjacent to it, and shares the same car park. There is a viewing area at the top of Mundomar next to the Dolphinarium, which gives a view of the majority of Aqualandia.

Safari Aitana

Enjoy a wild and natural experience in spectacular surroundings, located at 1000 meters of altitude and covering an area of 1.500.000 m2, the Safari Aitana is a reservation for wild animals from five continents. In the Safari you will be able to observe numerous animals in their day to day life!

Visit a Submarine - Delfin S-61

The Delfin S-61 was the Spanish Armada’s first submarine which is now a floating museum in Torrevieja harbour. It’s quite claustrophobic and is amazing to think that sailors actually worked on board the submarine as it patrolled the oceans.

Santa Bárbara Castle

Santa Bárbara Castle is a fortification in the centre of Alicante, Spain. It stands on Mount Benacantil, 166 m. Bronze Age, Iberian, and Roman artefacts have been found on the slopes of the mountain, but the origins of the castle date to the 9th century at the time of Muslim control of the Iberian Peninsula, from 711 till 1296.
From the 18th century the military role of the castle has declined and it was used sometimes as a prison. The castle remained abandoned until 1963, when it was opened to the public. Lifts have been installed inside. There are some guided tours and refreshments plus other amenities near the summit.

Parasailing in Jávea

Fly over the Costa Blanca, imagine touching the sky from the. Activity subject to weather conditions. There is no age limitation, children can also practice this activity.

Go Snorkelling in Costa Blanca

Experience the stunningly underwater world all by yourself or book a guided tour. Swim with the fish, spot sea stars and enjoy the sunshine and the crystal-clear sea along the Costa Blanca coast.

Games for Thrones Tour – Girona

Visit season six filming sites in Girona. Much of the city's Old Town was transformed into the streets and landmarks of King's Landing and Braavos, two fictional towns from the HBO hit series.

Go Scuba Diving

Cala Culip, in the coves of Cap de Creus, is one of the best beaches for marvelling at shipwrecks. While the Medes Islands, off Estartit, are known for their caves and wealth of coral. Costa Brava has a range of excellent PADI diving schools.

Beaches

The Costa Blanca or ‘White Coast’ is famous for its white sandy beaches of white sand, with a selection of pretty little coves and bays. We have put together a few of the top beaches on the Costa Blanca.

Playa La Granadella in Jávea

The Playa La Granadella is a perfect horseshoe-shaped bay near the delightful resort of Jávea. The intense blue water, dramatic cliffs and Mediterranean pines make it one of the most beautiful on the Costa Blanca. There is a beach bar and a few nearby restaurants, and the bay is famous for snorkelling, thanks to its seagrass beds.

Playa El Altet in Alicante

Playa El Altet is backed by protected dunes and is accessed by a wooden boardwalk. It is located about 10 kilometres south of Alicante, near the small town of El Altet. There are no facilities here, so pack up a picnic and make sure you bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a parasol, but you can expect blissful peace and quiet, and wonderfully clear water.

Playa de Levante de Benidorm in Benidorm

Benidorm is the capital of the Costa Blanca and boasts two of the finest sandy beaches on the whole Mediterranean coast. Younger kids will enjoy the play areas on the beach, while older kids who are more confident swimmers can have fun on the diving boards and wet playground out in the sea.
Alternative beaches along the coast are Playa Racó de l’Albir de Alfaz del Pi and Playa La Roda de Altea in Altea, Playa Les Marinesin Denia, Playa de La Fossa de Calpe in Calpe, Playa La Caleta de Villajoyosa in Villajoyosa, Playa de Tabarca and Playa San Juan in Alicante.

Local Tourist Attractions in Costa Blanca

We have selected some things to see and places to visit on your next holiday to Costa Blanca, Alicante. Alicante is located in the Valencian Community (region) which includes 3 provinces: Valencia, Alicante and Castellón. It is a province of eastern Spain, bordered by the provinces of Murcia on the southwest, Albacete on the west, Valencia on the north, and the Mediterranean Sea on the east. Alicante is a port city on Spain’s south-eastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, coloured houses and a nightlife scene. From here, an elevator or a steep climb leads to medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara, set on a hilltop with sweeping views of the Mediterranean coast.

Alicante is famous for its wonderful palm tree flanked boulevards and shopping streets. The original name of the city “Lucentum” translates as “City of Light”. This attractive town along the Costa Blanca has stunning beaches, huge plazas, wonderful parks and lots of adventure as well as great weather.


Algar Waterfall

Algar Waterfall is worth a visit when you are in Benidorm. A picturesque nature reserve featuring waterfalls, a walking tracks, swimming holes & a picnic area. The waterfalls are 30 meters tall and they create a series of natural pools. They are located 15 km inland from Benidorm the journey should take about 30-minutes on a narrow and windy road.

Guadalest Valley

The Guadalest Valley, also known as the 'Eagle's Nest' is situated at about 25kms from Benidorm. The drive offers stunning views of the mountain scenery and as you pass the village of Polop, the winding rustic roads give the feel of the bygone era.

In the ancient times Guadalest was originally an Islamic country, and was of great military importance. The ancient ruins and castles can be seen even in the present times despite having been destroyed by the battles and natural disasters.

Isla de Tabarca

Visit Tabarca also known in Valencian as Nova Tabarca and Illa Plana, and in Spanish as Nueva Tabarca and Isla Plana. It is an islet located in the Mediterranean Sea, close to the town of Santa Pola, in the province of Alicante, Valencian community, Spain.
Located at approx. 9km south east from Santa Pola, Tabarca is the smallest permanently inhabited island in Spain. The population count is about 80, but that changes dramatically during the summer months. Tabarca has a quite interesting history. All of 2km long and 300m wide, the island was a refuge for the Barbary pirates up to the end of the 18th century.

Go Snorkelling in Costa Blanca

Experience the stunningly underwater world all by yourself or book a guided tour. Swim with the fish, spot sea stars and enjoy the sunshine and the crystal-clear sea along the Costa Blanca coast.

Games for Thrones Tour – Girona

Visit season six filming sites in Girona. Much of the city's Old Town was transformed into the streets and landmarks of King's Landing and Braavos, two fictional towns from the HBO hit series.

Go Scuba Diving

Cala Culip, in the coves of Cap de Creus, is one of the best beaches for marvelling at shipwrecks. While the Medes Islands, off Estartit, are known for their caves and wealth of coral. Costa Brava has a range of excellent PADI diving schools.

Torroella de Montgrí Music Festival

Torroella de Montgri Music Festival is held in August each year. Known as Costa Brava’s ‘Town of Music’ with a history of musical chapels, royal festivals and an adopted French Ars Nova style, this charming town brims with musical heritage. Torroella de Montgrí is a coastal municipality on the Costa Brava, and small town in Catalonia, Spain. The town lies on the north bank of the Ter river, a few kilometres before it flows into the Mediterranean.

Gastronomy & Wine

The region of paella, tapas and Rioja! You’ll be spoilt for choice in Costa Blanca. Explore the mountains for huge vistas of vineyards and stop at one of the quaint rural villages for a real taste of Spain. The produce is sensational there and you won’t be short of food and wine experiences. A great place to stock up on the fine foods and wine produced, such as chocolates, olive oils, nougat known as turron and wines such as Moscatell.

Festivals in Alicante

The province hosts as many as six festivals declared to be of International Tourist Interest: the bonfires of San Juan on midsummer night in Alicante; the International Habaneras and Polyphony Competition in Torrevieja; the Moors and Christians festival in Villajoyosa and Alcoy; and the Elche Mystery Plays and the Palm Sunday Procession in the city of Elche.

Visit the town of Elche

The town of Elche is also the site of the Palmeral de Elche palm grove, awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO. There are numerous archaeological sites in Alicante, many of which belong to the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula, also declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

Shopping in Alicante

Alicante beach city is a haven for shoppers who can wander around the seafront and the historic streets to enjoy little curiosity shops as well as well-known brands and the famous Spanish department store El Corte Ingles. The Alicante region is famous for its quality shoes and other leather goods especially bags.

How to travel to and around Costa Blanca in Spain


How to reach Alicante from Ireland?

Alicante is located in the Valencian Community (region) which includes 3 provinces: Valencia, Alicante and Castellón. It is a province of eastern Spain, bordered by the provinces of Murcia on the southwest, Albacete on the west, Valencia on the north, and the Mediterranean Sea on the east. Alicante–Elche Airport, originally named El Altet, is the fifth-busiest airport in Spain. Another option for anyone staying in the Northern Alicante is Reus Airport, which is 6.4 miles away or just over 10 minutes by car from Alforja. Although Reus is closest, there are three airports in total within 100 miles of Salou.

Flights from Ireland to Alicante & Reus are popular and there are direct flights from Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock and Belfasts. Airlines serving these routes include easyJet, Ryanair, Aer Lingus and British Airways.

The flight takes between 2 hours and 30 minutes to 3 hours and covers a distance of 1,500 - 1740 km depending on the airport.

There is free Wi-Fi internet, baby changing facilities, cash machines, currency exchange desks, a children’s play area, car hire and car parking.

Getting to and from Alicante Airport by Bus

Alicante Airport is connected to Alicante and several destinations within Costa Blanca by the bus services available at Alicante Airport premises. There is a single bus stop for all the lines operating at Alicante Airport. It is located at the second level of the main terminal at departures.

C6 bus line: Alicante Airport to city

By the C6 bus line, transfer from Alicante Airport terminal building to downtown Alicante every 20 minutes and at night from 00:00 am to 5:00 am every hour.

1A bus line: Alicante Airport to Elche

By 1A bus line you can transfer from Alicante Airport to Elche. Stops on route Torrellano, Parque Empresarial, Elche. The bus operates from 07:10 am to 22:10 pm, all year and every hour, except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays every two hours.

1B bus line: Arenales del Sol – Alicante Airport – Elche

By 1B bus line, it is possible to transfer from Alicante Airport to Elche and also to Arenales del Sol.
Stops on route are Arenales del Sol, Alicante Airport, Torrellano, Parque Empresarial, Elche.
The bus operates from Monday to Friday 07:10 am to 22:10 pm and on Saturday and public holidays from 06:55 am to 20:55 pm, all year - every hour, except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays every two hours.

Other bus lines

The intercity buses also connect Alicante Airport with the several locations: Benidorm – Calpe, Murcia, Torrevieja and Santa Pola. Price range may vary from € 2.00 to € 10.00 according to distance.

Taxi from Alicante Airport

The taxi rank is conveniently located just near the airport terminals. It is also very safe to use Alicante Airport taxis since the drivers are licensed and insured.

Car Hire from Alicante Airport

There are approximately eight car hire companies with desks at Alicante Airport: Goldcar, Enterprise Atesa, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, RecordGo, Centauro and Sixt. All of the desks are inside the terminal, on floor 0. Alicante Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads.

Alicante-Elche Airport address for your Sat Nav is; 03195 L'Altet, Alicante, Comunitat Valenciana, SPAIN