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Costa Blanca Holidays

Costa Blanca or White Coast is a stretch of 200 km along the Spanish coast of Alicante. Costa Blanca holidays are extremely popular with British and German tourists. The major tourist destinations during Blanca holidays include Alicante, Benidorm and Javea.

Costa Blanca extends from Denia in the north to Pilar de la Horadada in the south. There are many towns and villages along the coast of Costa Blanca that give them a unique flavour and draw millions of tourists year after year. There are many attractions carved out for tourists on Blanca holidays such as an entertainment park called Terra Mitica, Bays of Calpe and Altea.

Lush valleys, colourful orchards, orange groves, Moorish villages and picturesque terraced hills with warm sun make Costa Blanca holidays a pleasure to be enjoyed.

Colourful Costa Blanca

If you want to truly enjoy the Mediterranean then Costa Blanca holidays are what you should head for. This stretch of coastline in Spain has everything that a holiday requires. Add to it the perfect climate, lovely golden sun and miles and miles of beautiful blue water and you get enough reasons to put Costa Blanca holidays on top of the list.

Spring and autumn are particularly colourful and a visual treat for tourists on holidays to Costa Blanca. Costa Blanca is a traditional beach resort with many charming villages. The beach resorts include the Calpe, Moraira, El Portet and these are perfect if you are planning a family vacation.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a calm and quiet getaway, Denia and Javea would fit the bill with their residential areas and unspoilt medieval town make up. There are many converted country houses, rural hotels and villas in small towns like Cabo de Gorgos, Benissa, Altea La Villa, Benimaurell etc.

 These small villages and towns are ideal for peaceful and tranquil Costa Blanca holidays. Added advantage in visiting these places is its proximity to attractive resorts such as Denia, Moraira, Altea and Javea. Tourists planning their holidays in Costa Blanca at beach resorts such Cala Finestrat and Albir, you can easily access the resorts of Levante Beach and Benidorm. The areas in and around Costa Nova, La Cala, La Sella, Lluca and Montgo are popular for their beautiful high end villas with pools, gardens and terraces.

General Etiquette in Costa Blanca

Leaving a tip of 5% to 10% is common in Costa Blanca, Spain. It is considered polite to leave a tip in Costa Blanca since service charge is not added to final bill. Waiters, bartenders, taxi drivers, toilet attendants and hotel cleaning staff should be tipped if they offer their services with courtesy.

Locals are usually dressed in city attire and adults refrain from eating on the streets. Children are allowed to do so but adults have to restrict themselves to an ice cream or soda at parks. A Spanish breakfast would include bread, roll or toast with marmalade and drink is usually hot chocolate or coffee with milk. The lunch or noon meal is the main meal of the day and is served at 2 or 3 and most stores close during the time. The evening meal is eaten at 10 or 11. You will have to ask for the bill in restaurants during Costa Blanca holidays. Remember to keep forearms on table, since it is considered odd to keep hands in the lap at the dining tables.

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