The Costa Blanca in eastern Spain refers to the coast of the Spanish province of Alicante and stretches over 200 km from the city of Dénia in the north to Pilar de la Horadada in the south. The name Costa Blanca was created by the tourism industry in the 1950s and is a nod to the traditional white painted houses, white sandy and rocky beaches and the contrast between the blue sea and light colored shoreline. Due to the mild Mediterranean climate, the good accessibility with airports in Valencia and Alicante as well as the motorway and regional trains, the good infrastructure, the breathtaking landscape, the white sandy beaches, the culture and history and the relatively low property prices, has made the Costa Blanca both a sought-after emigration and travel destination. The region is characterized by tourism and is the most important economic sector with the construction industry. With 22 golf courses, many shopping malls, amusement parks (such as Terra Mítica, Aqualandia, Terra Natura), water sports (diving, kite surfing), tennis, karting, restaurants & bars, the Costa Blanca offers a wide range of activities.
The Costa Blanca has one of the best climates on the planet, a region characterized by Mediterranean charm. The Costa Blanca is embedded between mountains and sea, with a healthy climate and an average annual temperature of 18 degrees Celsius. The climate is characterized by a good 300 days of sunshine and the protective hills facing the cool north. Depending on the weather conditions, the values can be 5-15 °C higher or lower! The water temperatures vary between 14 °C (Feb) and 28 °C (Aug). On average, about 45 rainy days a year and an average annual precipitation of 328 mm can be expected. The mean hours of sunshine varies between 5.8 (Jan), 11.6 (Jul) and 5.7 /Dec). This makes the Costa Blanca one of the places with the most sunshine, the least rainfall and the warmest places on the entire Spanish Mediterranean coast in all months. The consistently mild climate on the Costa Blanca is ideal for rheumatics, especially older people with respiratory diseases or arthrosis. It is therefore not surprising that many seniors spend the winter months on the Costa Blanca. The World Health Organization has repeatedly named the region as one of the healthiest places on earth.