Discover Spanish charm, creamy sands and luxury wellness retreats on Costa Blanca holidays
Dive into an infinity pool overlooking the Sierre de Bernia Mountains before venturing out for seafood paella under the sun. Meander through tiny medieval towns where cobalt blue painted buildings match the colour of the sea. And discover stylish Spanish charm in cities as high-energy culture and sophisticated dining quench your thirst. Affectionately known as the White Coast, holidays to Costa Blanca put you among a vast stretch of fine sands and in between stone villages bound by olive and citrus filled valleys.
Boogie boards, kayaks and snorkelling gear flank Blue Flag beaches; clubs, markers, tees and balls are pristinely lined up at world-class golf courses and narrow cobblestoned streets give way to blue domed churches and pretty-as-a-picture independent shops. Cycle through bougainvillea-scented towns visiting ancient chapels and tasting traditional tapas along the way.
Those 300 days of sunshine a year guarantee vitamin D and to kick-start your immune system the SHA Wellness Clinic puts holidays to Costa Blanca on the map as a sleek spa destination for the ultimate health fix. Expect to be pummeled by aqua lab turbo jets, learn how to cook the macrobiotic way and breathe in pure oxygen with hyperbaric therapy. If that’s all a little too hale and hearty, there’s no rule to say you can’t slink off into town for sangria at sunset.
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Costa Blanca holiday highlights
Beach and sunshine are huge draws for the short flight over to Costa Blanca but there are also vibrant cities, medieval towns and valleys to explore. The tiny town of Altea is only 15 minutes away from the SHA Wellness Clinic with Wellbeing Escapes and is a charming little destination filled with art galleries and crafts shops, pretty white-washed buildings and a romantic Old Quarter of cobblestoned streets and plenty of eateries. Seaside towns such as Altea and Alibir are perfect those looking for quieter beaches than those along the better-known high-rise Costa Blanca resorts.
Where is Costa Blanca?
In the province of Alicante on the south eastern coast of Spain, Costa Blanca is affectionately known as the White Coast, with over 120 miles of Mediterranean coastline.
A bus service will take you between towns and there is a light rail service from Alicante to Denia that stops in most towns too. The little villages are suited to walking and cycling and the SHA Wellness clinic offers Nordic walking experiences
Food and drink
Expect a mouth-watering Mediterranean diet full of fresh ingredients and rich flavour. Spanish and Catalan dishes include traditional tapas and little dishes of seafood and fish such as calamari and anchovies. Enjoy manchego cheese, patatas bravas and that famous Catalan coffee. At the SHA Wellness Clinic the focus is on healthy nutrition and carefully selected gourmet menus include fish, whole grain pasta, miso soups and natural, healthy teas.