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Cafe in Elche

Elche: a Costa Blanca gem

Destination: Elche

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!

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A pool at the Asia Gardens

Benidorm: an architectural pilgrimage

Destination: Benidorm

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

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Salt Flats at Santa Pola

Santa Pola - an exciting Costa Blanca resort

by dhb999

Destination: Santa Pola

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

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From the trails you get great views down to the coast

Get off the Beach and Walk the Spanish Costas

Destination: Costa Blanca

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

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Aerial view of Benidorm

It’s beautiful, Benidorm

Destination: Benidorm

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...

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Restaurant quarter in Denia

Welcome to the real Costa Blanca

Destination: Denia

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

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Sorrento: sunset over Capri

Last of the summer sun

by nick

Destination: Costa Blanca

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

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