Why is Costa Blanca called Costa Blanca?

Costa Blanca is Spanish for White Coast. It is said that this is because from the air you can see the coast as a white glitter due to the reflection of the sun on the white facades of houses in the villages such as Altea and the old town of Benidorm, in addition to the contrast that the white coves and beaches make with the intense blue of the Mediterranean.

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That bright light makes a huge impression on passengers flying over the coastline. British Airways also used the name Costa Blanca in a commercial to promote air traffic between London and Valencia in the 1950s.

How to reach the villages of Costa Blanca? The Costa Blanca is located in the province of Alicante, it is crossed by the AP-7 highway, which has exits at every place on Costa Blanca. These are the cities and towns along the Costa Blanca: Denia, Jávea, Benitatxell, Teulada-Moraira, Benissa, Calpe, Altea Alfaz del Pi, Benidorm, Finestrat, Villajoyosa, Campello, Alicante, Elche, Santa Pola, Guardamar del Segura, Torrevieja, Orihuela, Pilar de la Horadada.