Costa Blanca, – also called the white coast because of its many white blossoms that could be found in the earlier days, thanks to its cultivation of almonds – lies in the southeast of Spain and covers 200 km of coastline with stunning sandy beaches.
Benidorm and Alicante are important tourist places in this area. The region has a pleasant subtropical climate with an annual average of 18 degrees.
Alicante is a tourist resort with a harbour and a beautiful bay that provides shelter and pleasant temperatures. In terms of shopping or hiking it is ideal here. At the Esplanade de Espana, the boulevard the sea, you can stroll around and visit charming shops. On the hill you will find the remains of the Castillo de Santa Barbara and a museum. The views up there are stunning. It also houses the city’s Cathedral, City Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Benidorm was originally a fishing village in a sheltered bay. Afterwards it turned into a real tourist resort with lots of hotels, shops, restaurants and nightlife. There are many leather shops in Benidorm and there is a wide choice in bags and shoes. . The beach here is the most visited. Just outside Benidorm you can find different theme parks, such as Terra Mitica. The Terra Natura nature park is also worth a visit. This relatively new park is home to over 200 species of animals.
Elche in the south of Alicante is a beautiful town known for its botanical garden full of tropical trees and plants. You can also make a boat trip here. The 250,000 palm trees in the Huerto del Cura are definitely worth a visit.
Guadelest north of Benidorm is a tourist and historic village situated on a rock. It is home to many museums, shops and beautiful beaches. The Aitana Safari Park is a nice attraction on this site.
Murcia is located further inland and has a beautiful baroque cathedral and a museum as well as a high tower for panoramic views. It also houses the Iglesias de Jesus where the eight ‘pasos’, the images that represent the life and passion of Christ, can be found.
Valencia at last, located 130 km from Tibi, is also worth a day trip. The cathedral, the palaces, churches, museums and botanical gardens here are the major attractions and for shopping lovers it is a paradise. As the third largest city in the country it contains many malls and especially the modern chic shops are well known.
The towns Denia, Calpe and Moraira are also nice places to visit in this region.