The Costa Blanca is more than just Alicante – not too far from the city the coast is peppered with cute resorts and fishing villages, inviting visitors to relax on wide sandy beaches and splash around in crystal-clear seawater. The choice is yours! Get yourselves a rental car at the airport in Alicante and drive off. You can get to Calp within an hour, where you get to admire the Penyal d’Ilfach – a massive, 332m tall limestone outcrop emerging from the sea. It’s one of the coast’s most famous landmarks. Sit down at a restaurant by the harbour, have some fresh fish, and marvel at the sight of the sun setting behind the giant rock. The nearby fishing village of Altea will steal your hearts with her cute, maze-like old town and less touristic, cosy vibes. Must-sees include the church of La Mare de Déu del Consol, complete with charming blue and white domes. Heading even more south, you’ll get to explore the city of Torrevieja, which was built around an ancient guard tower. Visiting the Las Salines salt lagoons is a must, as the town was originally a salt-mining village. To just relax and hang loose, hit one of the beaches, picturesquely surrounded by rocky bays. Driving on to Benidorm, you’ll find yourselves in a modern city with five kilometers of beaches, an exciting skyline, and great tapas bars. Don’t travel to Costa Blanca when on a diet: deep-fried calamari, aioli, olives, and bacon-wrapped dates have never tasted better!