Things To Do
Things to do during a visit to Costa Blanca cover a broad spectrum of places, attractions and fun activities that visitors of all ages can enjoy. No matter where you stay on the glorious White Coast you are never far the region's beaches, nature reserves, lakes and mountains. These all have an appeal of their own and provide the terrain for all sorts of fun and exciting things to do. The elderly or more discerning visitor needn't exert themselves too much, as the Costa Blanca is also home to several attractions and activities that can be enjoyed at a more leisurely pace.
When heading out in pursuit of things to do, one thing the entire Costa Blanca has in abundance is glorious year round sunshine. Add to that mile upon mile of golden sand beaches, and a vast and diverse interior, and you are certainly on the right costa for activities. Numerous interesting tours highlight the regions history, landmarks, and attractions, perfect for the more elderly visitor. Jet ski and quad bike tours will appeal to those with a need for speed. Sports clubs, multi activity holidays and summer camps are a great way to enjoy some exercise while also having fun. Then you have things to do indoors such as 10 pin bowling, cinema and cooking workshops.
Costa Blanca's coastal towns and cities boast a vast amount of water sports and activities. This is especially the case with ones that have a marina or sports marina such as the one in Torrevieja. Here you can enjoy a number of activities such as jet ski, parasailing, kayaking, scuba diving, jet boat, flyboarding and cable ski. Marinas and harbours are also the place to find sailing clubs and boat charters. These can be for game fishing, scuba diving, family days or raucous booze cruises. Other things to do include a number of sports such as golf, tennis, padel, volleyball and bowls.
There is an excellent choice of attractions throughout the Costa Blanca that offer things to do for both adults and children. Theme and water parks are a major attraction of the area, especially in the northern Costa Blanca city of Benidorm. These include Terra Mitica and Terra Natura theme and animal parks. Magic Natura Resort is a spectacular place to stay, and for refreshing fun and excitement there is Aqua Natura and the huge Aqualandia water parks. Further water parks are located in Torrevieja and Quesada. Close to these are two multi-activity centres located on the shores of Lake Pedrera. Also not to be missed are Mundomar Animal Park and Rio Safari Elche.
The protected marine reserve of Tabarca Island is ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. There are boat trips to the island from several towns and cities, and fast water taxis from Santa Pola. Costa Blanca's lakes have many pleasant hiking, mountain biking and horse riding trails, and El Rancho offers horse riding hacks, lessons and rustic ranch style accommodation. The mountains in the north offer visitors numerous fun things to do. There are vast caves to explore. Stunning Algar Waterfalls has pretty botanical gardens, thrilling Dino Park and a lovely camping site. Then you have interesting buildings and landmarks, charming church squares and many museums.
You are never short of things to do when enjoying time on Costa Blanca's sun kissed beaches. These come in all shapes and sizes from tiny secluded coves to Benidorm's huge Levante Beach that boasts over 5,000 public sun loungers. This, along with neighbouring Poniente Beach offers so many things to do it's possible to try something new every day of your holiday. The coastline in the north is more rugged. Here, majestic pine forest reaches down to sheer cliffs where hidden coves offer complete peace and tranquillity and the chance for a bit of cheeky nude bathing.
Further south you have the popular beach of San Juan near Alicante and Los Aranels Del Sol near Santa Pola. These are connected by stretches of sand dunes, marine conservation areas, beautiful bays and rocky coves perfect for snorkelling. Further areas of dunes can be found in the towns of La Marina and Guadamar. The city of Torrevieja and neighbouring area of Orihuela Costa are extremely popular for beach holidays. With over 20 excellent beaches combined, the things to do are endless. Great beach facilities, water sports, floating adventure playgrounds and beach promenades with numerous shops, bars and restaurants keep holidaymakers happy and active.
If you are visiting at the right time of year, one of the best things to do is head to one of Costa Blanca's festivals or fiestas. The Spanish certainly don't need an excuse to party, and this they do in grand style. The planning, construction, catering, costume making and parade practice that go into some Spanish festivals is mind boggling. However, this is undertaken with much gusto and the end results attract visitors from around the globe. From the Calpe festivals in the north to the quirky Carnestoltes Fiesta in the town of Pego, revellers can expect much wine, song and dance.