Costa Blanca, or White Coast, which extends along that section of the
Mediterranean coast which corresponds to the province of Alicante, comprises
two clearly different scenic sectors. To the north, a
curtain of mountains runs parallel to the sea, descending at times to form
cliffs. To the south, a vast plain of sand patches, palm trees and salt
deposits make up the backdrop of the beaches.
climate offers variation as well. The temperatures are usually mild - the
annual average is a little higher than 18.7 or more degrees C and rain
is scarce, although the rainfall is logically higher in the mountainous northern sector, in comparison with the lowlands
which surround Elche and Orihuela. Denia is at the northern limit of the Costa
Blanca. The sea is an
essential part of our success in tourism.
The Costa Blanca has 219 kilometers of coastline, the surprising fusing process
that creates swirls of many different shapes. This is one of the
added attractions of diving in this area.
At present the Costa Blanca has 13
golf courses and there are plans to have over 20 golf courses in operation by
the year 2010.
Altea is close by and is one of the most splendid
of the villages on the coast. The old section of town is perched on top of
a hill, from where visitors can see the silhouette of the Peñon on one side
and the Helade range on the other.