We visited three cities on the Costa Blanca in Spain at the beginning of June 2023. Below are some pictures from the trip. The text was created by artificial intelligence with some clarifications and corrections! Likewise the translations.
Costa Blanca is over 200 kilometers long Mediterranean coastline in the province of Alicante in the southeast of Spain. It extends from the city of Dénia in the north to the city of Pilar de la Horadada in the south. Costa Blanca’s name means white coast and it was invented in the 1950s to promote tourism. The area is also a popular destination for Finns. Costa Blanca has many charming seaside villages, tranquil coves, cities with wide beaches and promenades, and beautiful countryside. The area offers Mediterranean sea and sun, comfortable resorts and top-class restaurants.
Alicante is a city and municipality in the Valencian autonomous community of Spain. It is the capital of the province of Alicante and a historic Mediterranean port city. The population of the city was 337,482 in 2020, making it the second-largest city in the Valencian autonomous community. Alicante is known for its kilometer-long sandy beach that adorns its center, as well as its seafood dishes, shopping opportunities, lively nightlife and warm Mediterranean climate. Alicante is also a good base for making day trips to other destinations in the area, such as Benidorm, Elche or Tabarca. Alicante’s history goes back over 7,000 years. The area has been influenced by various peoples, such as the Iberians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Castilians. Alicante’s name derives from the Arabic name al-Laqant ( اللَّقَنْت ), which in turn reflects the Latin name Lucentum and the Greek root Leuké ( Λευκή ), both meaning “white”.
Altea is a charming small town near Alicante on the Costa Blanca. It has a population of about 25,000 and is a popular holiday destination especially in the summer months. Altea has preserved its authentic Spanish atmosphere and is known for its beautiful old town with white houses, blue-domed church and panoramic views of the sea. Altea also has a long sandy beach, a lively promenade, a variety of restaurants and shops, and opportunities for water sports and golf. Altea has a rich history that dates back to the Iberian, Greek, Roman and Arab civilizations. Altea’s name comes from the Arabic name al-Laqant ( اللَّقَنْت ), which reflects the Latin name Lucentum and the Greek root Leuké ( Λευκή ), both meaning “white”.
Torrevieja is a peaceful small town on the Costa Blanca, about 50 kilometers south of Alicante. Torrevieja is a popular beach destination that has maintained its authentic Spanish atmosphere despite tourism. The town has about 100,000 inhabitants, half of them Spanish and the other half foreigners. Torrevieja was originally a salt mining and fishing village. Today, the town is suitable for travelers who enjoy good climate, calm and relaxed lifestyle. Families with children and retirees have chosen this destination in Spain, but there is something for everyone to see and do. The area has natural parks and dunes, and you can spend an active holiday hiking and cycling. Torrevieja is also known for its two huge salt lakes, La Mata and Torrevieja, which are surrounded by modern housing estates and have been declared a nature reserve. The salt lakes are said to have health benefits for various ailments.