Costa means coast, of course. Costa Blanca, Costa Dorada, Costa Brava, Costa Calida, Costa Tropical, Costa del Sol, Costa Azahar ..... All of them are located along the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Though there are some "Costas" on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean as well! (For example Costa de la Luz in Cadiz and Costa da Morte in the north west). The Spanish Mediterranean coast is not only sunny, the area also has a very fascinating past and a rich history . In the left menu you can find detailed information on all these areas, and below a brief description.
Costa Brava belongs to the Catalan province of Gerona or Girona and reaches from Blanes to the region Empordà. Among the main tourist resorts on the Costa Brava, one finds for example. Lloret de Mar, Cadaques, Tossa de Mar, Playa de Aro, Llafranc and the smaller L'Escala.
Costa Dorada belongs to the province of Tarragona. Salou is a popular holiday resort. Other fine and well known destinations on the Costa Dorada are for example Calafell and Tarragona City.
Costa Blanca is an area full of natural and cultural resources. Costa Blanca is located in the province of Alicante where some of Spain’s top holiday destinations are found : Alicante, Denia, Javea, Calpe, Altea, Albir, Benidorm and Torrevieja. Costa Blanca is located just south of Valencia, which is the third largest city in Spain and capital of the province of the same name. (The area is called the Valencia region.) Valencia is home to some other great holiday destinations like Gandia, Oliva, Cullera and of course Valencia City. The area is named La Costa Valenciana.
Costa Azahar may not sound as acquainted as some of the other "costas" along the Spanish Mediterranean coast, but wait; Castellon, Peniscola, Oropesa del Mar, Benicarló and Alcocebre - Alcossebre are all well known sunny Spanish holiday destinations. Most golf players knows the Costa Azahar., just guess why!
Costa Calida. Costa Calida in Murcia is as the name points says warm, but also quiet and wild. The beacheas and the sea in La Manga del Mar Menor, Cabo de Palos and Mazarron are the main tourist attractions in Murcia. Untouched nature (Protected nature reserves, salt lakes, etc.), golf and beautiful beaches slightly south of Alicante describes the area quite well.
The coast of Almeria has no nickname, it is simply named Almeria. There, one finds, among others, classic beach and sun destinations as. Roquetas de Mar, Mojacar and Vera.
Costa Tropical - Almuñecar and Motril. Granada's coast is called Costa Tropical. The climate along the coast in the province of Granada is very special, and almost tropical. The weather on the Costa Tropical is sunny, at least 320 days a year, according to the statistics. Almuñecar is the main tourist destination and attracts people from far and near to enjoy the wide sandy beaches and rocky coves. Costa tropical also has the advantage of being near to Granada and the fabulous ski resort Sierra Nevada.
Costa Del Sol - Costa del Sol might not require a presentation. Nerja, Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas, La Cala, Calahonda, Marbella, Nueva Andalucia, Puerto Banus, San Pedro, Sotogrande ..... Who has never been on the Costa del Sol? But do not think that you know the Costa del Sol well, there's always plenty to discover just a few miles away from where you are staying along the warm and sunny coast of the world's most famous tourist area. Oh, not to forget that a sunny day in December or January when as coldest on the Costa del Sol can be compared to spring or early summer in northern Europe.