Costa Blanca “White Coast”, Province of Alicante
The Costa Blanca has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain. The province of Alicante offers its visitors sandy beaches, exotic dunes, the inland hills and excellent golf courses. It also has an exceptional climate with nearly 365 sunny days a year and an annual average temperature of 18°! All this makes the province an ideal places to spend your holidays or even live, all year round!
The province of Alicante is one of the biggest of the Valencian Community. Its neighbours are the region of Murcia to the South, Albacete to the West and Valencia to the North. The name Costa Blanca comes from its white beaches, from its white almond flowers in spring time and from its snow-white mountains of salt. The popular waterfalls of Fuentes de Algar are also located in the province near the city of Alicante.
The capital of the province is the city of Alicante, which is the second most important city of the Community after the city of Valencia. Alicante is a significant port city with great railway connections. The population of the city was 322.673 in 2007 and it has a lot to offer, from early in the morning until late at night. In Alicante you can also find one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe, the castle of Santa Barbara.