Costa Blanca is rightfully considered to be the main resort region of the Valencia Country. During the famous Spanish economic boom of the 60s the resorts of Costa Blanca became the first that received investments into the development of their own tourist infrastructure. 40 years later the former fishing villages of the Mediterranean coast of Alicante province became the gigantic tourist complexes. At the mention of Benidorm the experts in the tourist field nod their approval and respect.
Benidorm is the capital of Costa Blanca. Each year in summer period its population increases 10 times. Englishmen, Germans, Scandinavians and Russians go to the hotels and the beaches which are known as the best ones in Europe. It has also become popular among the young ones, the so called “next” generation. In 2000 year the great entertaining park Terra Mitica was opened near Benidorm which annually attracts the attention of 600 thousand people.
While describing Costa Blanca it would be unfair to speak only about Benidorm. The coast of Costa Blanca stretches for 200 km and there are a lot of nice and interesting places for holidays and excursions there, such as the capital of the province Alicante, the Denia resort, which is situated on the south coast of Costa Blanca and the noisy and merry town of Torrevieja. For some last years Torrevieja has been known as the “Russian capital of Spain” because of lots of emigrants and tourists from Eastern Europe and Russia.
The resort region of Costa Blanca includes not only the Mediterranean coast. The small isle of Tabarka in the Mediterranean Sea also belongs to Costa Blanca. There are no luxurious hotels and comfortable spa-centres there. But while spending holidays in Costa Blanca you should visit Tabarka at least once because it is nice to lie in the sun on the local beach, to see the ancient Roman ruins of the isle and to watch how they extract salt from the local salt-mines.