Costa Blanca Flights:
Flights to Costa Blanca
Stretching for over 200 kilometres is the beautiful Costa Blanca coastline of south eastern Spain. The Costa Blanca has been popular for decades, especially with European tourists, and continues to attract thousands of visitors each year to its wonderful beaches and attractive towns.
For international flights to Costa Blanca, you are best to arrive at the Alicante Airport (airport code: ALC), one of the major towns of the Costa Blanca. For one-stop flights to Costa Blanca from South Africa, you can fly with either Iberia or Air France. They make their connections in Madrid and Paris, respectively. But if you fly with British Airways, you’ll have 2 connections in London as well as Madrid. Swiss Air also has flights to Costa Blanca, stopping in Zurich and Madrid.
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The Tourist Attractions of Costa Blanca:
Meaning ‘White Coast’ Spain’s Costa Blanca has only had this name since the 1950s when it was devised as a way of promoting this part of Spain to British holidaymakers by the airline British European Airlines, who had just started flying to Valencia. This set off decades of interest in the Costa Blanca and the coastline was developed with hotels, restaurants, entertainment and more to cater for the many thousands who came here. Costa Blanca isn’t just an over-hyped tourist area though. While its beaches are still very popular Costa Blanca offers far more than this, including some lovely towns and cities and plenty of culture.
Alicante is one of the top destinations along the Costa Blanca ad it has many sights to see. Right in the centre of the city is Mount Benacantil and on top of this large hill sits the Castle of Santa Barbara, one of the top landmarks and attractions here. San Nicolas Cathedral is also another famous landmark, built between 1613 and 1662, while the oldest church in Alicante is the Basilica of Santa Maria.
Altea is another of the Costa Blanca’s towns and this one of famous for its pretty whitewashed buildings that you can particularly see in its old town, which is full of narrow streets and a quaint buildings.
Benidorm offers a real contrast to the quaintness of Altea and it’s long been one of the top destinations on the Costa Blanca. Once just a small village Benidorm grew and grew and continues to attract thousands of tourists every year, many of whom are attracted to its great beaches. As well as the beaches Benidorm has many things to see and do for the whole family, including a couple of theme parks, while not far away you can still find some of the Costa Blanca’s traditional small villages that Benidorm grew from.
Other Destinations on the Costa Blanca
As the Costa Blanca covers an area of coastline over 200 kilometres long there are obviously numerous other towns and villages to see here too. Xabia is one, and it’s another popular resort town with an old quarter, port, natural park, and of course beaches. There’s also Denia with its castle and museum.
When Should You Visit?:
The climate is what has really helped to make the Costa Blanca such a popular destination, and it’s nice here all year round. Summers are hot and mostly dry, when tourists pack the beaches in search of a great sun tan! Average highs are usually around the low 30’s C in July and August. In the winter it’s perfect weather for sightseeing as average highs remain around 16C though it’s a little wetter.