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Costa Brava is one of the longest contiguous coastlines in all of Spain. Located in the province of Alicante and stretching for over 200 kilometres, this location is understandably an extremely popular destination for tourists from all across the globe. There are numerous municipalities dotted up and down the coast. Some of the most well-known include Benidorm, Benissa, Calp, Denia and El Campello. As the weather here is splendid nearly every day of the year and thanks to the fact that Costa Blanca (literally “White Coast” in English) enjoys very little rain, tourists from Northern Europe tend to flock here for a bit of fun in the sun. So, what are some of the basic facts and figures to appreciate before you book your next holiday?
The nearest airport to Costa Blanca is Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC). This is also the main airport for Valencia and the larger community of Murcia. It is only 9 kilometres south of Alicante, to transportation to and from this hub is relatively easy. Rail services provided by the national carrier RENFE provide connections to both local and regional destinations and there is a high-speed line known as the AVE that offers transport to cities such as Mardid and Barcelona. Some of the carries that Alicante Airport services include:
There are daily flights to and from this airport. Much like other destinations in the southern portion of Spain, tickets tend to be quite expensive during the late spring and summer. If you are looking for a discount, it could therefore be better to book a holiday during the autumn or winter. As always, making a reservation at least eight weeks in advance of your departure date is another way to ensure that you enjoy amenable price options.
It would be foolish to not mention the beaches found along the coast here. Many of these can be more sparsely populated than those situated in the south of the country, so you will be pleasantly surprised at the peace and quite afforded. A handful of the top locations include El Port de la Selva, Roses, Sant Pere Pescador, Palamos, Lloret de Mar and Barcelona (yes...Barcelona is actually considered to be within Costa Blanca).
We should note that the northern portions of Costa Blanca such as past Girona and towards Perpignan can be associated with changeable weather and high winds during the early autumn. Still, the temperatures are quite agreeable and it is highly unlikely that freezing conditions will be found even during the depths of winter. Many feel that the best times to visit are between late March and Late June and again from Late August through until early November. Why not take a much-needed break and experience all that this wonderful coastline has in store? You will not be let down!