Spain is a big and beautiful country, so it’s understandable that sometimes it’s difficult to decide where to go. In fact, did you know that there are actually 12 different Costas? Let’s take a look at 4 of the most popular ones to help you decide which Costa is for you.
Costa Del Sol
Costa del Sol or ‘The Coast of Sun’ as it’s often referred to, is ideal for a family beach holiday. The sunshine coast has around 320 days of sun each year, making it a hit with families looking to spend their holiday in Spain. Soak up the vibrant nightlife, marinas and charming villages, or just have fun at one of many theme parks and aquariums. There’s plenty to do when it comes to sightseeing, and some of the best tapas bars can be found here too. The region’s 161 km coastline also means you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to beach hopping. Stretching from Almeria to Tarifa, some of the most popular resorts in Costa del Sol include Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Marbella. Benalmandena is a particularly beautiful beach resort with a fantastic marina area, ideal for evening meals and boat trips.
Costa Brava, found in the north eastern part of Spain, it is home to the resorts of Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar and is a short distance from Barcelona. For a more peaceful beach holiday I’d recommend heading to Tossa de Mar. The resort has a laidback atmosphere and retains a genuine Spanish feel, with winding cobbled streets and traditional buildings. Lloret de Mar is just along the coast, and still offers beautiful beaches but has a little more entertainment in the evenings. It’s also home to Water World Aqua Park, perfect for a fun family day out.
The Costa Dorada has a long spectacular coastline and modern sophisticated resorts. It’s easily reached with cheap flights to Barcelona and in the summer, good value charter airlines fly into Reus in the heart of the region. One of the most recognised resorts on the Costa Dorada has to be Salou. It is a fun filled beach resort with blue flag beaches and plenty of restaurants, bars and entertainment. Salou also happens to be neighbours with PortAventura, one of Europe’s best theme parks.
Gorgeous sandy beaches have earned this southeastern Spanish region the name ‘White Coast’. Costa Blanca is home to the bustling cosmopolitan resort of Benidorm (and the popular Levante Beach). It is a bustling beach resort packed with restaurants, bars, theme parks, water parks and much more. As one of the most popular Costas, here you’ll be spoilt for choice. You’ll find everything from beach watersports, restaurants and great nightlife, to lush green almond trees and orange groves that make the region unique.
For a taste of tradition, the port city Dénia still welcomes visitors, offering a blend of old and new. If peace and quiet is on the agenda, the small coastal town of Moraira has unspoilt scenery and villages perfect for exploring. Elsewhere in Costa Brava you’ll find the city of Alicante, a bustling city with beautiful history, shops, bars and restaurants.
So, there you have it! All of them are brilliant beach resorts; it just depends on what type of beach holiday you are after. Which Costa is for you?