Where is the Costa Blanca?
Map of the Costa Blanca Region of Spain
What’s it like there?
Well the Costa Blanca has certainly got a reputation for being a favoured destination for the ‘beach n’ beer’ loving Brits! However, despite some of the antics of the Benidorm hoarding tourists, there is a lot more to this area of Spain than initially meets the eye. In particular, the Costa Blanca is now infamous for its superb sport climbing, and the huge limestone faces and a warm climate make it the ideal destination for a winter climbing holiday.
The classic photos of Sella have adorned magazine articles for years tempting climbers out to clip bolts in the sunshine. Although it is very impressive (and very photogenic!) Sella is just one of the areas that provides superb, ‘classic’ status climbing opportunities. Whether you’re looking for easy slabs or cranking through the grades, after shiny bolts or looking for a traditional adventure, the Costa Blanca does actually have it all.
Not only does it continue to provide a quality climbing destination, it also has a wealth of other adventurous activities in the area. Gorge walking, sea kayaking, biking, horse riding, diving and via ferratas are all waiting to be experienced.
Weather Forecast and Average Climate for Costa Blanca
Daily average temperature = 17℃ | Average hours of sunshine a day = 6hrs | Dry days per month = 23-24
Daily average temperature = 23℃ | Average hours of sunshine a day = 11hrs | Dry days per month = 23-24
Daily average temperature = 30-31℃ | Average hours of sunshine a day = 11-12hrs | Dry days per month = 28
Daily average temperature = 28℃ | Average hours of sunshine a day = 5-6hrs | Dry days per month = 24
P.S All climate averages are thanks to the data provided by the Met Office.
Getting there and Getting around
Driving to, and around the Costa Blanca is relatively easy. There are a number of major roads that you can follow if you prefer the bigger, faster routes. The signage is usually pretty good on these too, but as with anywhere, keep your eyes peeled for your turn off otherwise you can easily hurtle on past! If you want to climb, walk and generally explore the area then it will require a little navigating through some of the smaller towns and the surrounding countryside.
It is quite feasible to do a trip around this area using just public transport. There are reasonably good transport connections along the coastline and it is possible to either bus or hitch inland. However, having your own transport, whether it be on two or four wheels really does free up your options to explore the area.
Flights and Airports
You have a choice of three airports – Alicante, Murcia and Valencia. All three do regular international flights and you can often pick up an absolute bargain if you’re prepared to be flexible with your dates. Searching Skyscanner below is one quick way of finding what flights are available and snaffling a cheap deal if there’s one going.
Relevant Guide Books and Maps for Costa Blanca
Photos of the Costa Blanca Region
Have you been to Costa Blanca? Did you take any photos when you were there? If you have photos of the crags, the mountains or simply the surrounding area we would love to see them. Not only do we enjoy seeing snapshots of your adventures but it is also really handy for people who are yet to go to the adventure locations to get an idea of what a place is like. So if you would be happy to share your snaps then please send them in to us using the upload buttons below. Please remember to give the location and any other key details for each photo in the ‘Description’ box. The location is vital so that we can be sure to place your photos in the right gallery. Adding your name in the ‘Description’ box is also handy as it means we can give you a holler to say thanks.