The 10 most beautiful villages on the Costa Blanca
Undoubtedly, Alicante is one of the provinces with more history embodied in remains of old structures and impressive landscapes, with a view worthy of being photographed, because it is not to be believed the immensity and beauty of the sites that Alicante nature gives us.
Before starting, it should be clarified that the “Costa Blanca” bears this name due to the contrast that is generated by the impact of light, coming from the coast, on the blue sea and clear sand. The Costa Blanca has a length of 244 km and goes from Denia to Pilar de la Horadada, areas that are characterized by their impeccable beaches, cliffs, coves, and historical structures.
If you are thinking of knowing places in Alicante, we have selected for you the 10 most beautiful villages on the Costa Blanca, which you can visit at any time of the year.
One of the most chosen sites by tourists visiting Alicante is the capital of the Marina Alta region, Denia. With a length of 15 kilometers of splendid beaches, and located near Cape Nao, it is characterized by its good climate throughout the year.
In addition to being a port city with the beauty that the nature of the place gives us and its view of Ibiza, it is located between Valencia and Alicante.
2. Jávea / Xàbia
Located between the bay that separates the capes of La Nao and San Antonio, north of Alicante, Jávea is in the westernmost site of the coast of Valencia. Its history dates to 1877, when pirates attacked from its walls along its 2 kilometers of coastline, which can be visited throughout the year, thanks to its temperate climate.
It has a fishing port, coves, beaches, the natural reserve of San Antonio and even the natural park of Montgó, not to mention the excellent gastronomy that can be enjoyed in the local restaurants.
Undoubtedly, Altea is one of the most beautiful villages on the Costa Blanca and chosen by tourists who want to visit its imposing historic center, where you can walk through streets of stones, nooks and crannies, becoming one of the most picturesque places on the Costa Blanca. It has 8 kilometers of beaches with crystal clear water that pose on fine sand.
On the other hand, you can not miss the Church of Our Lady of Consolation, famous for its blue and white dome, a distinctive that can be seen from anywhere in the municipality.
Although it has a little more than 200 inhabitants, Guadalest became one of the most beautiful villages on the Costa Blanca thanks to its historic center, with remains of ancient fortresses and a wall dating back centuries.
Guadalest is a valley that separates the Sierras de Aitana and those of Aixortá and has thousands of curious visitors who want to know its streets that form a picturesque labyrinth.
If we are located in the heart of the Coast, we can not miss Campello, which has 23 kilometers of beautiful crystal-clear beaches, which can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Its warm climate allows adventurers to practice differentwater sports.
This sea village has been modified over the years so that tourists can visit this beautiful place, perfect for a family outing and with the little ones.
One of the most popular places for touristsis Calpe, where many Alicante have their summer home, and it is not for less, since you can enjoy not only its impeccable beaches overlooking the Mediterranean, but also the town is full of small houses, painted white, one of its main distinctives, along with its old and narrow streets.
On the other hand, Calpe is home to the famous rock of Ifach, where extreme hiking fans can access by narrow and rocky roads to its summit at 332 meters high, in the Cordilleras Béticas. Eye! That this tour is not for everyone.
One of the oldest towns in Alicante is Villajoyosa, capital of theMarina Baixa. Its origin dates to the Bronze Age, and became a fishing village, where the Roman ruins of more than 3000 years ago pose, but which are well preserved for those visitors who wish to relive a little history.
In addition to the beautiful beaches, you can visit the Amadorio Swamp, the remains of the Allon hot springs, the Malladeta Sanctuary and the Fishermen’s Quarter, where you can enjoy the excellent local cuisine. Ah! And a must-see is the Chocolates Valor Museum.
8. Santa Pola
One of the most beautiful places in Alicante is the coastal town of Santa Pola, where you will find everything, you are looking for. If you are a nature lover, you can visit Tabarca Island, composed of incrediblebeaches to visit with the family, in addition to the local fauna and salt flats.
If you prefer the city, you can not miss the picturesque streets with historic buildings, such as the old town and the Fortaleza Castle, as well as strolling through the countryand tasting the delicious cuisine offered by Santa Pola.
If we go further north of the Costa Blanca, we will come across Moraira, renowned for its huge vineyards, which produce one of the richest wines in the Valencian Community. Inthis municipality you will find from old buildings to the most beautiful beaches to visit with friends or family, such as El Portet, with turquoise waters, so it is known as “the quiet Ibiza”.
In addition, you can do water activities, such as diving in Cala Cap Blanc. On the other hand, you will find different historical structures, but that have been modernized, such as the church of Santa Caterina, or the Torre del Cap d’Or.
10. Navy Polop
Although it is not well known, since it is a town “of passage” between Altea and Guadalest, it is one of the most historical places in the area, since, at the top of one of its hills, there was a fort, which was occupied by Iberians, until the time of the Civil War.
Among the places toocer in Polop, there are several placesthat you can climb or contemplate from below, such as the ravines of Canet de Xirles, the Salt or the Ponoch massif.