The Costa Blanca or “White Coast" is the 200km stretch of coastline in the Alicante province of South East Spain that reaches from Denia in the North to Pilar De Horadada in the South. It has a well-developed and diverse tourism industry and has been a popular destination from UK and Northern European visitors since the late 1950´s when the first commercial air service was launched between London and Valencia.
Whilst it is not officially a specific region in its own right, we define The Southern Costa Blanca as the area South of Alicante City and its surrounding beach resorts down to the border with the Murcia (Costa Cálida) region at EL Mojon. Main resorts and cities in the Costa Blanca South include Torrevieja, Alicante, Santa Pola, Guardamar Del Segura, La Marina, La Zenia, Cabo Roig, Mil Palmeras, Torre De La Horadada, Playa Flamenca and Campoamor. The area also has some superb golf resorts including Villamartin Golf, La Finca Golf, Las Ramblas Golf, Lo Romero Golf and the stunning Las Colinas Golf Resort, which was given the title of Spain's no 1 course in 2015.
The area is serviced by two International airports. The area's main airport is at Alicante and the new Region of Murcia International Airport is just a short drive South on the Costa Cálida.