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There are many reasons to live on the Costa Blanca, as we mentioned in this article. But one of the most important, without a doubt, is its towns and villages. There are hundreds of places to discover on the Costa Blanca, and all of them tell a little piece of Spanish and world history.

That is why Costa Cálida Promotores is going to review the most emblematic places to visit in the southeast of Spain. But first, a bit of context.


Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca has some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Spain.

The Costa Blanca is the name given to the coastline in the province of Alicante in southeastern Spain, one of the regions with the best climate on the Iberian Peninsula. It stretches from Denia in the north to Pilar de la Horadada in the south. 244km of beaches, coves and cliffs.

And why is it called Costa Blanca? As we will see later, most of the villages in this area paint the facades of their buildings white. As the sun hits the houses, the villages glow, making the whole area look like a white coast from the air.

But the towns in this part of southeastern Spain are much more than white walls. They play with history, with the ancient and the modern, without forgetting the natural landscapes that range from the eternal beaches of fine sand to the most rugged corners of the mountains.

Places like the ones we are going to see below (although there are many more).



Altea, one of the most beautiful villages on the Costa Blanca

It is considered by many to be the most beautiful village on the Costa Blanca. Overlooking the sea and with a fishing tradition, Altea stands out for its whitewashed houses and cobbled streets that form postcards to stroll through. In the same day you can visit all the tourist attractions of this town: the promenade and the port, the old town, the Garden of the Senses, the Orthodox Church, the walled remains, the church of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo

To visit Altea is to be surprised at every step, as this fishing village hides in its streets as much history as beauty. If you are on the Costa Blanca, you have to visit it. If you don’t, you will have wasted your trip.



Peñón de Ifach
The Peñón de Ifach in Calpe is one of the most impressive natural structures on the Costa Blanca.

Calpe is another of the most beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca. The best known image is the Peñón de Ifach, a 332-metre high mountain that has become a natural park thanks to its bio-diversity. But there are more things to see in Calpe, such as the salt flats, the Baños de la Reina, a Roman archaeological site on the seashore, the Roman Baths, the Torre Molí del Morelló, an Arab windmill, the 15th century walls of the old town and a thousand other secrets.

To go to Calpe is to be fascinated by nature, history and gastronomy.



Denia's castle
Denia’s castle over the marina

Without leaving the coast, we travel to Denia, a city that dates back to Roman times. With so many years behind it, it is not difficult to guess that its streets and corners are full of stories from all eras, such as the Torrecremada Park, the Fish Market and Drassanes, the Fishermen’s Quarter, the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (located in an old air raid shelter from the Spanish Civil War)…

But, without a doubt, the place that stands out most in Denia is its castle, located on a hill that rises up from the heart of the town and built in the Islamic period. Its views and the stories it conceals make it a must-see for any tourist.



Tabarca Island
Tabarca Island is the only inhabited island on the Costa Blanca.

One of the most peculiar enclaves on the Costa Blanca. Located nine kilometres from the coast, this small village is the only inhabited island in the area. Remains from Roman times have been found on its land, and it was permanently inhabited in the 18th century. It has a medieval wall in perfect condition, cobbled streets, white-walled houses and beaches and coves with turquoise waters that more than invite you to swim, they force you to do so.

If you are on the Costa Blanca, you have to swim in Tabarca.



The colourful fishermen’s quarter of Villajoyosa is one of its greatest charms.

In rivalry with Altea for being the most beautiful town on the Costa Blanca, this town has existed since Roman times. Villajoyosa is famous for perhaps two main reasons: its Moors and Christians fiestas, where historic battles are reenacted on land and sea, and its gastronomy, which has gained international recognition thanks to its deep-rooted fishing tradition and the numerous gastronomic events that take place in its streets.

Another highlight of Villajoyosa is to be found in its hanging houses, buildings that defy gravity over the Amadorio river. But perhaps its most outstanding feature is the Fishermen’s Quarter, located next to the port and with the facades of the buildings painted in different colours. A visual note that makes the town a must-see.



Jávea’s natural environment is one of its main attractions.

Like almost all the towns on the Costa Blanca, Jávea has a cobbled old town centre and white-walled houses that will delight any tourist, not forgetting its Playa del Arenal and its extensive marina. But the most famous element of this town is not in the streets, but in the surroundings.

Jávea has some of the most stunning natural spots on the Costa Blanca. Places such as the Granadella cove or the Montgó Natural Park, which includes places such as the lighthouse of San Antonio cape, the Cova Tallada, the Molins de la Plana or the sea caves that can be visited from the sea.



The medieval village of Guadalest is the best way to travel back to medieval times.

Somewhat lesser known internationally, this beautiful village has retained all its medieval essence. Perched on a rise in an inland valley in the province of Alicante, this historic gem boasts a castle that seems to rise out of the mountain, streets and houses perched on steep cliffs, and views that stretch for miles around.

If you want to feel history in its purest essence, you have to visit Guadalest.

As you can see, the Costa Blanca is home to places that are striking for their beauty and history. But the Costa Blanca is much more than towns and cities, as we will see in future articles. So be sure to visit our blog to discover a thousand more secrets.

Do you need more reasons to come and live in this piece of paradise? You have them in our homes! In Costa Cálida Promotores we understand and respect the environment, building houses that fit perfectly with the history and beauty of the Costa Blanca. You can visit them on our website.

Don’t miss the opportunity to live life!

If you have any questions, please contact us through the means indicated on this page. We will be delighted to help you.


decorating tips for your home


We have read about the benefits of the Costa Cálida and have decided to move here. Knowing the advantages of new builds over second hand properties, we decided to buy a beautiful house facing the sea, with breathtaking views. Wonderful!

Here and now our new life begins.

But, wait a minute… The house has exquisite finishes, but it is still a set of walls with a floor and a roof. How can we turn it into something living and welcoming that represents us? How can we turn a building into our home?

In this article we are going to review some of the best tips when it comes to decorating a home, from the beginning to the end, as if we were deciding which image to capture on a canvas.

An analogy that is not far from reality.



Before you spend a single penny, research decorating websites and look for ideas on places like Pinterest. Not only will you save time, but you might just stumble across that style that you didn’t know existed and that represents you. But beware: you may find an eye-catching trend that you want to incorporate but which, over time, becomes tired or non-functional. Don’t forget that you are building a home, not a decor. At this stage the most important thing is to accumulate ideas that fit into a set that you feel comfortable with.



When it comes to decorating and furnishing a home, you have to be realistic. You may love having a giant 100-seater sofa to invite 99 friends over. But on a day-to-day basis, is that sofa functional? If you are a very social person who will always have guests over, create a space for those gatherings, but don’t let those gatherings take away from your living space. In the end, you are the one who will be spending most of your time in the house. Think about the routines you have and what furniture and décor can fit into them. Don’t get carried away with special occasions and consider your day-to-day life.



Everything you would like to have that fits your lifestyle and your home space. Don’t leave anything out yet. Write down items without fear. This step is like a birthday letter: I want it all! If you like, to make the next step easier, create a notation that reflects your priority for each item. This will make it easier to eliminate them later.



Now comes the moment of reality. Determine the budget you’re going to have. Compare it to the total price of the list – can you afford it? Great! If not, don’t worry. Remember that we’ve listed everything we liked without looking at anything else. Eliminate the items that can wait. And don’t forget the second-hand market. You can find stuff that will drive you crazy. Plus, an antique or worn touch can add a dash of originality to your design.



Now it’s time to get to work. First of all, get an eraser and a pencil. Now, make a drawing of the house, from above, as if it were a blueprint, and play with the elements that have survived the previous sifting. Create spaces and vary the elements by drawing them as closely as possible to the real thing. Not convinced? Remember the eraser and try something else, without forgetting that we are looking for functionality. Leave space for your day-to-day life. And, something very important: make the most of natural light. You will get a more beautiful and cosy home without having to spend half a budget on lamps.



Do you already have a detailed plan of your new home? Perfect! Now it’s time to choose the colours and lighting. This step is very personal, as everyone has their own preferences and what one person loves may be horrifying to another. Be true to your taste. It might be good to take another look at sites like Pinterest for inspiration and to test out, in real life, combinations you have in your head. And remember: subtle lighting can create stunning effects.



Finally, and most importantly, don’t make your home look like a picture in a design magazine. Decoration and lighting can make your home an amazing place, but it is still a home. Give it your personal touch. Put up photos of your travels, of your family. Hang memories that remind you of times and people past and present. In short, make the work of art you have designed your own. And, above all, enjoy your new life, because you deserve it.


Be sure to take a look at the promotions that we currently have active. Duplexes, triplexes, bungalows, villas… The house you want is waiting for you on the Costa Blanca! All you need to do is come and make it yours with these tips we have given you.


If you have any questions, please contact us through the means indicated on this page. We will be delighted to help you.