Many people think that the Costa Blanca has derived its name from the many white houses built on the coast. Very logic, because It is an idyllic sight. Some are right by the beach and other houses seem to be stuck against the mountains.
But it is more likely that the name is derived from the many almond trees that can be found here in the region and which give the white color to the costa in the spring.
The Costa Blanca starts in the south at Torrevieja and extends to Gandia in the north.
In many cases Costa Valencia and Costa del Azahar, which lie north of the Costa Blanca, are also calculated within but we limit ourselves to the description of the real Costa Blanca.
Costa Blanca South
The Costa Blanca has beautiful beaches and by the presence of salt lakes in the area of Torrevieja, southern Costa Blanca is one of the healthiest and most wholesome regions of Europe.
This is one of the reasons that there are many houses built in this area and and there still arise many new residences.
These houses are very popular with people who want to hibernate. But also permanent residence in this Costa is very popular with people who are already retired or will soon retire.
Many people choose also to rent out their house until their retirement.
Near Torrevieja, you will find the Natural Parks “Lagunas de la Mata” and “Salinas de Santa Pola”.
These are large areas where you can admire the flamingos and many other bird species.
It is the experience that you need to undergo in order to explore all that this country and this Costa has to offer.
The Costa Blanca South stretches approximately from Torrevieja to Alicante.
Costa Blanca North
Northern Costa Blanca stretches from Alicante to Gandia.
In this area you will also find the oldest tourist resort “Benidorm” with the highest buildings in Europe.
Compared to the southern part of the Costa Blanca is the landscape is something rougher and there are mountain ranges that extend to the shoreline.
The houses and residences built against one of these mountain slopes are popular with many people who are looking for a “second” stay where the view is a high priority.
Costa Blanca Interior
Only 20 to 30 minutes drive inland, there are several nature reserves such as the Sierra Espuna, Carrascar de la Font Roja, the Penon de Ifach and the Marjol Pego-Oliva.
The interior of the Costa Blanca offers various sports including, paragliding, abseiling, caving, gliding, hot air ballooning, hiking or horse riding.
Because the climate on the Costa Blanca is very beneficial you can practice these sports throughout the whole year.