The Costa Blanca lies on the eastern coast of Spain and it attracts millions of tourists every yearto its turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Alicante is the capital and major city on this stretch of coast, but it is Benidorm that attracts most of the visitors. In the north Costa Blanca starts with Denia and Javea at the bottom of a mountain and it goes down to Guardamar, Torrevieja and Elche in the south. You can basically travel along the Costa Blanca as the Carretera National Park goes alongside sea.
There are many attractions alongside the Costa Blanca. Some of this attractions are especially for tourists for instance the entertainment park Terra Mitica in Benidorm, Altea and Calpe. Others are smaller towns like Villajoyosa is well-known for its old town and its chocolate.
The Costa Blanca attracts not only those interested in only lying on the beach, but it is ideal for golf playes with a bunch of courses, for anglers as fishing trips are available from nearby Santa Pola or shore fishing along the beach. And do not forget about snorkeling. The fish have a protected marine environment to explore around the Islas de Tabarca also reachable from Santa Pola from where there are boat trips to the island. Ornithologists are well catered for as this is an extremely well populated area in wildlife terms. The local beach and dunes are home to a variety of shoreline waders, the gulls and buzzards, the salt lagoons are homes to egrets, herons and large flocks of flamingoes.
Besides the sports activities there is something for everyone like theme parks and aqua parks. The most notable one is Terra Mitica Theme Park just outside Benidorm. Aqua parks are dotted all along the Costa Blanca with the biggest one: Aqualandia again near Benidorm.
What is you have children wanting to see animals? There are more Zoos on the Costa Blanca. The most extensive is Mundomar which is like a zoo and seaworld. This is next door to Aqualandia near Benidorm.
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