The 10 most beautiful towns in Alicante: special Costa Blanca
The towns of Alicante, Spain, are a tourist reference worldwide. The province limits with the Mediterranean Sea by the coast known as Costa Blanca. This coast stretches for more than 200 km of beaches and coves that captivate the viewer. The climate of the area, with more than 320 sunny days a year, makes us always feel welcome in its waters. But it is not only about beaches, but also about the charming towns and cities that extend along this beautiful coast. Here we write a list with the 10 most beautiful towns in Alicante: Costa Blanca.
Let’s start our list of the most beautiful coastal towns in Alicante with Altea. It is a town located in a bay on the Mediterranean coast, rich in culture, history and natural beauty. White facades, cobbled streets, blue domed churches and the fishing port of Altea have become the hallmark that has made it famous. It is a tourist destination not only for national visitors but also for foreigners. Visiting this beautiful town means visiting the Palau de Altea, the buildings on Salamanca and Portal Vell streets, the Promenade, the church of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo and the view that can be seen from there, the Altea la Vella district, the port sports, the beach … and many other things that are only appreciated by being an eyewitness to them.
Calpe is one of the towns in the province of Alicante that makes this list. The Peñón de Ifach is an iconic image of the place, this natural park is visible from di?erent parts of Alicante. The beaches of this area of the Costa Blanca, the old town and the local gastronomy, where the seafood platter stands out, make Calpe a must-see.
If we talk about tourist destinations par excellence, we are talking about Benidorm, and not only in the Valencian Community, in Spain, but worldwide. Declared as an Intelligent Tourist Destination, the first in the world, this city of skyscrapers and beaches invite you to spend an unforgettable experience in its lands.
Denia is a port city, declared by UNESCO as the Creative City of Gastronomy. Enjoy Dénia visiting not only its beaches, but also its port, its Castle, the Baix la Mar neighborhood, the Montgó massif, the Toy Museum, the Archaeological Museum, among other places. In this way you will see the great wealth of history, culture and gastronomy that it has. And if you visit it, be sure to try the famous red prawn of Dénia.
Among the best beach towns in Alicante is Jávea, a true gem of the Costa Blanca. The Cala de la Granadella, one of the best coves in Alicante, is located in this town. It also has a historic center worth visiting to visit the Church of San Bartolomé, the Town Hall, the Municipal Market and the Ethnological Museum, among other points of interest. Its proximity to Dénia, Teulada and Moraira, allows us to include it in our tour of the charming towns on the Alicante coast.
Villajoyosa is the most traditional fishing town in Alicante and is the capital of the Marina Baixa. With a history of 3000 years ago, originating in the Bronze Age and with well-preserved Roman ruins, it makes its historical wealth invaluable. When visiting Villajoyosa, you must know the ruins of the Allon hot springs, the Malladeta Sanctuary, the Amadorio reservoir, the Fishermen’s Quarter (ideal for trying local cuisine), and the factory and museum of Valor Chocolates ( for which it has become famous).
In the heart of Costa Blanca is Campello, a fishing village that has been transformed into an important tourist destination, but without forgetting its roots. A quiet town with a pleasant climate. It has the largest stretch of coastline in the province, extending for 23 km. A coastline that is a real pleasure for the senses, with its beaches and coves distinguished with the Blue Flag and ISO certifications for environmental quality, services and accessibility for people with disabilities, as is the case of Playa del Carrer la Mar and Playa Muchavista. An ideal place for water sports.
And you can change your scenery by touring the mountains and discovering the Lloma de Reixes, the Sierra del Xixí and Les Puntes de Gosálvez, among other places. In addition, its heritage wealth is evidenced by having the Illeta dels Banyets, one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mediterranean, Las Torres Vigías and the Villa Marco estate, among others.
As the capital of the province, Alicante is not far behind, far from it, when it comes to tourist attraction. Its beautiful old town stands out in the Santa Cruz neighborhood, the Castillo de Santa Bárbara stands on top of the city and the commercial and cultural life vibrates in this area that it has taken as its center.
Santa Pola is a nice little town, with historical buildings, like the Castillo Fortaleza; with impressive beaches and the Tabarca Island worth visiting; with beautiful salt flats that impress with the fauna that inhabits it; and a very picturesque port. Without a doubt, this place should be a stop during the tour of the Costa Blanca in Alicante.
To the north of the Costa Blanca is Moraira, a municipality known for its large vineyards. Its beaches invite you to enjoy a day of sun and relaxation, as is the case of El Portet Beach, an isolated bay with turquoise waters; or if you want to dive you will find Cala Cap Blanc, a true paradise. The town also has an interesting tourist o?er when combining historical buildings with modern architecture, to mention a couple of examples there is the Watchtower of Cap d’Or and the church of Santa Caterina. In addition, in the place there are very good restaurants that satisfy even the most demanding palates.