Discover the different Spanish regions

Costa Blanca North

The area between Denia in the north and Alicante in the south represents the Costa Blanca North region of the province of Alicante.

This 100 km long eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, has beautiful stretches of sandy beaches, rocky cliffs and impressive mountain ranges that merge perfectly. This exceptional landscape offers beautiful panoramic views.

The north of the Costa Blanca is easily accessible via the international airports of Valencia and Alicante, and the main tourist spots such as Benidorm, Villajoyosa, Altea, Calpe, Benissa, Moreira, Javea and Denia are easily reached by road.

The towns of Finestrat and Polop, where one can enjoy magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea and the skyline of Benidorm, are booming.

The Costa Blanca North has a Mediterranean climate that contrasts with the general weather throughout Spain. There is not much rain throughout the year and the sun is present every month, without extreme temperatures in the summer.

Costa Blanca south

The southern Costa Blanca region stretches between Alicante in the north and Pilar de la Horadada in the south.

This region may not be as rugged as its northern counterpart but offers more than 65 km of coastline with dunes, palm trees, beautiful sandy beaches and modern marinas. As the area is flatter, amateur cyclists can enjoy kilometres of routes in a very varied nature. 

Golfers have a wide choice of beautiful golf courses here including Villamartin, Las Ramblas, Campoamor, La Finca, Vistabella Golf and the impressive Las Colinas. Famous tourist places here are Torrevieja, Guardamar and the various seaside resorts of Orihuela Costa.
The Costa Blanca South is drier than the higher located Costa Blanca North. The mountains inland shelter this area from the wind and guarantee a Mediterranean, subtropical micro-climate with mild summer and winter temperatures. The sun shines here more than 320 days a year. 

Costa Blanca South is easily accessible via the airports of Corvera (Murcia) and Alicante.  The A7 and AP7 motorways and the N332 trunk road provide an efficient road network connecting all inland towns and coastal resorts.

Costa Calida

The 250 km long Costa de Murcia, also called Costa Cálida, is one of the best places in the whole of the Spanish Mediterranean. Two seas on one single coast, the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean Sea. The Costa Cálida stretches from San Pedro del Pinatar in the north to the village of Aguilas in the south. Other well-known places are Lo Pagan, San Javier, Santiago De La Ribera, los Alcazares, the city of Cartagena and Mazaron. The region is characterised by the Mar Menor, an inland sea, separated from the Mediterranean by La Manga, a narrow strip of land, 18 km long. The villages around the Mar Menor and La Manga itself also attract many tourists.

The coastal region of Murcia offers pristine beaches on the one hand and narrow coves with palm trees on the other. There are also sand dunes, saltwater lagoons and mud flats.

The regional capital Murcia is located in the interior of the state and is definitely worth a visit or a shopping trip.

Both the Costa Cálida and the Costa Blanca South are micro-climatic paradises. The mountains in the interior protect this area against the wind and guarantee pleasant temperatures all year round. 

The international airport of Corvera (Murcia) is nearby and also the airport of Alicante can be reached from the Mar Menor within the hour.
 

Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is the 140 km long coast of the province of Malaga in Andalusia. It starts in Nerja and runs up to Gibraltar. In the south it borders the Costa de la Luz (this is from Tarifa, in the province of Cadiz to the Portuguese border in Huelva) and in the north it borders the Costa Tropical (from La Rábita to La Herradura).

The airport is located in Malaga and is the third largest in Spain.

More than one million people live on the Costa de Sol, of whom over 30% are foreigners. The reason for this is not far-fetched with its favoured climate with mild winters and warm summers and some 320 days of sunshine a year.

The capital of this region is Malaga, but other famous cities are Nerja, Torrox, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Estepona and of course the fashionable Marbella, which gave this coast its cachet and attracted many celebrities.

Once a string of small fishing villages, this area is now a first-class tourist destination, known to travellers from all over the world.

With numerous golf courses, the Costa del Sol is also known as the Costa del Golf. The number and quality of these courses, together with an ideal climate for practising this sport, attract thousands of golfers every year.

Costa de Valencia

The coast of Valencia covers the area from the north of Costa Blanca to the Costa de Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast), in the province of Castellon. This costa stretches from Castellón de la Plana in the north to Denia in the south.

The coastline is 112 km long and the beaches are mostly long, white and wide with clear water. The area is particularly popular with Spaniards.

Valencia is the third city of Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona.

Tourist places on the Costa de Valencia are La vall d'uixo, Sagunt, El Saler, L'albufera, Cullera, Gandía, Oliva and Xabia.

In recent years, new seaside resorts and modern holiday villages have sprung up north of Valencia, with boat moorings right on the doorstep.

Valencia has a typical Mediterranean climate, under the influence of the Mediterranean Sea. Because of this, the winter months are also colder.

Costa de Valencia is easily accessible through the airports of Valencia and Castellon (Costa Azahar Airport). And the area itself is well served by the A7 motorway and the N332 trunk road, and there are also several daily train connections between Valencia and Madrid or Barcelona and the entire coast of Valencia and Costa Blanca.
 

Costa de Almeria

The Costa de Almeria is located in the province of Almeria, a province in southern Spain, bordering the provinces of Granada, Murcia and the Mediterranean Sea.

 

This Costa is relatively quiet and unspoilt compared to its neighbours Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca. It is dominated by no less than 200 kilometres of diverse and unspoilt natural coastline with beautiful beaches, quaint villages and rugged natural areas.

 

Inland, dry, desert-like and sparsely populated landscapes predominate, as Almeria enjoys the most hours of sunshine and the lowest rainfall in all of Europe. It therefore has a Mediterranean and subtropical climate.

 

The capital is Almeria, a vibrant and commercial city that is culturally very Spanish. The natural park of Cabo de Gata is a beautiful piece of unspoilt nature.

 

To the south of Almeria are the famous seaside resorts of Roquetas de Mar, Aquadulce, Almerimar and Adra. In the north you will find seaside resorts such as Mojácar and Vera.

 

The international airport of Almeria, as well as Granada and Murcia are all nearby.

 

The natural park of Cabo de Gata is a beautiful piece of unspoilt nature.

Tenerife

The island of Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, an archipelago located west of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean.

The name "Tenerife" means "the White Mountain". This name refers to the volcano Pico del Teide. Pico del Teide dominates the landscape of Tenerife and is the highest mountain in Spain with a height of 3,718 metres.
It divides Tenerife into two different climate zones: the sunny, dry south and the more cloudy and humid north. 

In the sunny south of Tenerife are the tourist resorts of Playa de Las Americas, Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. These resorts offer many facilities and activities such as restaurants, bars, clubs, amusement parks and zoos.
Tenerife's subtropical climate makes the island a very popular holiday destination for the winter. With an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius, July and August are the warmest months of the year. In the coldest months, January and February, the average daytime temperature in Tenerife is still 21 degrees Celsius.

As well as relaxing on the beach, Tenerife is also a year-round destination for water sports such as diving, snorkelling, surfing, sailing, fishing and water skiing. 
In the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife you can go shopping and there are many museums to visit. From Santa Cruz it is possible to take the ferry to Las Palmas and Gran Canaria.

If you fly to Tenerife, you can choose between two airports: Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur in the south and Aeropuerto de Tenerife Norte, called Los Rodeos.