Places to See in Costa Blanca (Top Sights + Routes + Advice)

Places to see in Costa Blanca are endless. Costa Blanca offers great beauties with its secluded coves, breathtaking cliffs, underwater caves, and forests that roll down to the shore. There are over two hundred kilometres of coastline from north to south in Costa Blanca to be discovered.

There are two basic coastline places to visit and see itineraries for holidaymakers in Costa Blanca that one covering the northern stretch of coast from the city of Alicante to Denia and the other one running south of Alicante to Pilar de la Horadada.


From Alicante to Denia within the 100 km. of coastline, holdaymakers may find the popular holiday resorts in Costa Blanca such as Benidorm, Altea, Calpe, Javea and Denia.

From Alicante to Pilar de la Horadada within the 60 km. of southern coastline of Costa Blanca, holidaymakers may find good number of holiday resorts such as Santa Pola, Guardamar del Segura, Torrevieja and inland town of Orihuela, the district capital and Pilar de la Horadada with 4 km. of beach and a typical watchtower guarding the coast.

Alcoy and Novelda are the two inland municipalities that are part of the Art Nouveau European Route.

The inland part of Costa Blanca from the coast, the mountainous territory is dotted with charming little white villages and towns along the valleys and mountains. The area and the villages preserve vestiges of their Moorish and medieval past.


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Cultural Routes

The Castle Route is a historical and cultural itinerary that the route covers some of the most fortresses in the province and mostly in the Vinalopo area. The castles are situated in Banyeres de Mariola, Biar, Onil, Castalla, Villena, Sax, Petrer, Elda, Novelda, Elche and Santa Pola.

Cid Route is the other cultural itinerary of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar in the book Cantar del Mío Cid that depart from Burgos and the last section of the route visits Banyeres de Mariola, Biar, Villena, Sax, Elda, Novelda, Monforte del Cid, Elche Albatera, Cox, Callosa del Segura and Orihuela.

Wine lovers will enjoy a lovely route that covers the wineries and vineyards in the province. The Wine Route visits Pinoso, Villena, Monóvar, Algueña, Novelda, Hondón de los Frailes and Petrer before heading off towards the regions of El Comtat and Marina Alta.

Historical Sights

As for historical and cultural sights in Costa Blanca; there are variety of great places. The Misteri d´Elx is a medieval sacrolyrical drama listed as UNESCO World Heritage together with the El Palmeral palm grove in Elche. The 200,000 specimens were once part of smallholdings planted by the Arabs.

Museums

As for museums in Costa Blanca; there is one not to be missed. MARQ – Museo Arqueológico de Alicante. MARQ is an archaeological museum and extraordinary place that visitors may see the historic and prehistoric richness of the Costa Blanca.

he history can be traced back to prehistoric times through numerous archaeological sites. Also, Villajoyosa is famous for its chocolate industry. The Chocolate Museum (Museo del Chocolate Valor) in Villajoyosa is worth a visit.

Nature Parks

As for nature parks, the nature parks in Costa Blanca such as the “Carrascar de la Font Rotja, La Sierra Mariola, El Peñón de Ifach, El Marjal Pego-Oliva, El Hondo de Elx-Crevillent, The Lagoons of La Mata y Torrevieja and the saltworks of Santa Pola offers great sights for nature lovers.


The nature parks also offer travellers combine the sightseeing with the activities such as hiking and cycling.


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