Just 10 miles from Alicante, Elche is a peaceful oasis where you can soak up the history, sit in the shade of the palm trees - and do some serious shoe shopping in the footwear capital of Spain!
Design might not be the first thing you associate with Benidorm, but the mega resort on the Costa Blanca is a microcosm of 1960s and 70s architecture. The contemporary buildings are pretty groovy, too
Spain - Santa Pola is one of the Costa Blanca's finest holiday destinations with 10 beaches to choose from, many excellent restaurants and plenty of places to visit
There is life beyond the beach in Spain: leave the bustling resorts of the Costas behind, and head for the rugged hinterland, where virginal mountains and unspoiled villages await
Benidorm gets a bad press - often from people who've never even been. But take the time to visit this Costa Blanca classic and you could be pleasantly surprised...
Forget Benidorm and the worst excesses of the Costa Blanca; just a short drive from Alicante is the real Spain, a land of hillside villages, almond and orange groves, and religiously-observed siestas
It's autumn – but there are still places close to home with reliable sunshine, a low risk of rain and temperatures of up to 29C. From the Costa Blanca to Sicily, Crete and Sorrento, we pick the best