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30 Things to Do On Vacation in Costa Blanca, Spain

Updated on September 30, 2010
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Costa Blanca is the name given to the series of coastal and island cities that are located on the waters off of Spain. The area is absolutely beautiful providing you with ample opportunity for beach relaxation. However, lounging on the Spanish beaches is not your only option during a stay in Costa Blanca.

Here’s a look at 30 other things that you can do when you’re in vacation in the Costa Blanca region:

1. Adventure in the air. Skydiving, hot air balloon rides and helicopter rides are all adventurous options that you can partake of during your trip.

2. Attend the theatre. There are many different performing arts events in Costa Blanca and many are housed in amazing historic buildings. The Benidorm Palace Show, the Castillo Conde de Alfaz dinner theater and the Principal Theatre are all top choices.

3. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo. This May holiday is a big deal in the area. It’s fun to travel there at this time of year to enjoy the flower parades and feasts that happen in the city.

4. Check out the area’s version of Mardi Gras. If you visit the Costa Blanca during February then you can see the craziness of carnival, the local equivalent of Mardi Gras.

5. Climb Calpe Rock. This is a natural park that offers a great view of the beauty of the region.

6. Delight in an amazing planetarium show. The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencie has a laser light and planetarium show that will blow your mind.

7. Dine in Calpe. Every type of international cuisine that you might wish to enjoy during your vacation can be found at the restaurants in this area. Of course tapas bars as a good choice anywhere in the region.

8. Enjoy the many summer festivals. Summer is a terrific time to visit this beach destination. There are many popular festivals that happen all throughout the season. August is the best month for this activity.

9. Experience 20th Century Spanish art. Famous Spanish painters like Picasso and Miro have their work featured at the historic Museo de Arte de Siglo XX Asegurida. The building itself is ancient and interesting. Oh, and there’s no charge to get in!

10. Explore Old Town Javea. This will give you some great insight into the history of the area. Check out the port of Javea while you’re here as well.

11. Explore the Museo Arqueologico. Get a natural history lesson during your trip by checking out the archaeological history musem.

12. Go golfing. There are many golf courses in the area but Moraira is the best place to find a good golf course.

13. Go island hopping. You can take a boat from island to island along Costa Blanca. The ride itself is half the fun.

14. Go on a safari. There are several safari adventure theme parks (including one called The Safari Park) where you can venture into the jungle and see live animals up close.

15. Go to the Benidorm museums. This region has a series of museums including everything from a wax museum to an agricultural museum. A day spent here will fill you up with education and entertainment.

16. Lo Pagan Mud Baths. These are open-air mud baths for all ages. It’s a unique experience that a lot of people enjoy.

17. Marvel at underwater creatures at the aquariums. There is a place called The Oceanographic here which includes seven different aquariums in one spot. The big feature is the region’s largest dolphin aquarium. Definitely worth a trip.

18. Play some poker. There are casinos available in Alicante where you can try your hand at winning a round.

19. Ride a horse. Horseback riding is an option while you are in Benidorm. This is a fun activity for a lot of people.

20. Ride the rides at Mitica Amusement Park. This theme park is a terrific place to take the kids if you’re on a family vacation to Costa Blanca.

21. See the International Puppet Festival. This December annual event brings a whole new fun side of Costa Blanca to life for you.

22. Shop in Benidorm. The Plaza Triangular is a good place to start if you are seeking to do some shopping during your stay.

23. Stop at the tourist center. It’s always good to check out an area’s visitor’s center to get the most up-to-date information about what’s happening. The tourist center in Costa Blanca. There are multiple locations to visit in Costa Blanca. 

24. Stretch your imagination at the science museum. Visit the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum to enjoy interactive science exhibits; great fun for the whole family.

25. Take advantage of the nightlife. This beach destination comes alive at night. Alicante and Benidorm are the two best places to check out bars, live music and even cabaret shows.

26. Visit during the bonfires of San Juan. This annual summer event sees the area of Alicante filled up with light from beautiful bonfires.

27. Visit the Castell de Santa Barbara. This historic castle surrounded by moats is an interesting piece of architecture and sill give you some insight into the history of the area.

28. Visit the historic fortress at Denia. It’s definitely worth taking a look!

29. Wander through the forested region of Elche. This is a beach destination that also has forests. It’s a great place to walk around and enjoy nature.

30. Water sports are always fun. The beach doesn’t have to be relaxing; it can also be adventurous. Go kitesurfing or enjoy a number of other activities on the water.


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    Marc 6 years ago

    Great list! After you have completed all 30 items: #31 Eat a Paella at one of the many restaurants along one of the many beaches :)

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    John 6 years ago

    Very nice pick of activities kathryn, I love spain. And always will, I just want to recommend these people been on holiday with them for over 4 years. thanks for making this post again. Good luck with writing.

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    John 6 years ago

    Very nice pick of activities kathryn, I love spain. And always will, I just want to recommend these people been on holiday with them for over 4 years. thanks for making this post again. Good luck with writing.

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    Tricia Mason 7 years ago from The English Midlands

    I love Spain, but I have never been to this part. Thanks for the info. I may have to go there!

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    Costa Blanca 7 years ago

    I thought I knew Spain well until I read your hub. Go girl! 100 author score - impressive.

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    TheDisneyVacation 7 years ago

    "Adventure in the air." sounds fantastic!

    I have always wanted to try skydiving.

    Nice hub!

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    Barbara C 7 years ago from Andalucia, Spain

    Sounds good - it's not too far from us (Costa del Sol) It's maybe worth a drive up the coast some time for a change of scenery!

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    Luxurylinens 7 years ago from Toscana, Italy

    Like your hub, I should say though that it's better to go in high season instead of in the low season because these places need some crowd, if there isn't a crowd it can be a sad place to stay (we went this winter, and it was beautiful but quit sad with a lot of rental houses empty also due to the economical crises).

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    alexandra 7 years ago

    Wow cool hub! :]

    Check out this page, its about the costa blanca and some houses for rent in the area if your interested

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    Markemch 7 years ago from Pittsburgh

    always wanted to visit this place

    thanx for the tips!

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    imagineriaus 7 years ago from Dubin, Ireland

    wow, amazing, what is your favorite vacation location other than costa blanca?

    anyone has any idea for the ideal location because I am planing to go on vacation on september.



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    Shinkicker 7 years ago from Scotland

    Sounds irresistible.

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    The Rising Glory 7 years ago from California

    I want to go!

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    chirls 7 years ago from Indiana (for now)

    Now I really want to go on vacation! I have been to Spain, but not to Costa Blanca. It sounds like a lot of fun.

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    freelancewriterva 7 years ago

    great pictures.

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    AARON99 7 years ago

    Wow! awesome hub on Costa Blanca vacation. Well done. Enjoy.

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    Nan 7 years ago

    Fun places to go, and the list will save time of trying to decide where and what to do in Spain. I will consider visiting there soon!

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    Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

    Awww, I can almost imagine myself there! It sounds great and you came up with a great list! Great hub as always, Kathryn!