Holidays to the Costa Blanca are all about fun in the sun. Its very name, the ' White Coast', gives you a flavour of what awaits you - mile upon mile of enticing white sands. You can almost imagine yourself there, sinking your toes into the soft grains of sand with the warm Spanish sun beating down on you. Bliss.
It perhaps comes as no surprise that Benidorm is still far and away the most popular holiday resort. For years now it's been the hotspot for cheap holidays to the Costa Blanca. A British favourite, it's offers up everything you could possibly need for a beach break. Restaurants and cafes. Pubs and bars. Karaoke and discos. You name it, it's got it.
Looks-wise, Benidorm evokes memories of the Manhattan skyline, all skyscrapers and soaring towers. As such, there's plenty in the way of accommodation. Thomson favourites include the Hotel Sol Pelicanos/Ocas, the Hotel Venus, the Hotel Flamingo Oasis and the Hotel Rio Park. For self catering holidays in Benidorm, the Flamingo Playa Apartments are a great choice. And if you're thinking about luxury breaks in Benidorm, the 5T Hotel Don Pancho really hits the mark.
But there's more to the Costa Blanca than just Benidorm. There's Alicante for starters. And we don't mean the airport. The city of Alicante is gorgeous. The old town is all whitewashed narrow streets. The marina is chic and trendy. And its long sweep of golden sand is backed by an imposing fortress.