Camping in Costa Blanca
Costa Blanca is renowned for its high quality beautiful beaches, with over 120 miles of Mediterranean coastline. It’s situated in the Alicante province, on the South East coast of Spain. Whilst the region can be very busy with tourists in towns such as Benidorm, the north of the region around the town of Dénia is much quieter and perfect for a family camping holiday.
Away from the coast, the region is filled with mountains, old towns and tiny rural villages. The climate is warm all year round, meaning that it’s a popular place for Brits looking for a life in the sunshine.
Things to do while you’re camping in the Costa Blanca
Undoubtedly one of the biggest attractions of this region is the coastline, and its stunning sandy beaches. For real seclusion, take a glass-bottomed boat with Euro Tours Guide to the tiny island of Tabarca, part of a small group of islands just off the coast of Alicante. A protected marine and bird reserve, kids will love snorkelling in the clear waters or exploring the ruins of the old fort.
When it’s time to get out of the heat, take a trip to the Coves del Canelobre near Alicante. On the Cabecó Mountain you’ll find vast cathedral-like chambers with millions of stalactites and stalagmites. You can also take a short 30-minute guided tour. Or take a trip to the Museo del Chocolate in Villajoyosa. Housed in a 19th century rural home, the museum is home to the Valor Chocolate Company and the kids are sure to love the free samples on offer!
For more active days out, take a trip to Terra Mitica in Benidorm. This amusement park is built around the themes of ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome, with shows and spectacles including horse-drawn chariots and Roman gladiators. There are plenty of gentle rides for tiny tots and adrenaline filled ones for the thrill seekers! Alternatively, visit Palmeral Aventuras with eight adventure circuits to suit both big and small kids. Try your hand at archery, climb wobbling ladders, zip down a zip wire or just take a relaxing row on the lake.
DinoPark, located just outside of Algar, is also sure to be a family crowd pleaser. Scattered across the landscape are 30 life-sized prehistoric beasts, complete with sound effects and movements. There’s also a 3D cinema on site.
Your best bet is to take a flight to Alicante (and then hire a car to enjoy the region). Cheap flights are available from the UK with airlines such as EasyJet, Monarch, Ryanair, Iberia and British Airways.