5 Unique Activities in Costa Blanca

Beautiful Costa Blanca

The “White Coast” of Spain is a wonderful destination for families, solo adventurers, and couples wanting to experience something new.

Costa Blanca is over 200km of unspoilt beaches, pure and pristine along the warm Mediterranean sea, blessed with over 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. If you’re looking for the perfect holiday destination, you don’t have to stray any farther than the wonderful Costa Blanca. Better yet, book a private villa so you can stay locally while you explore the region.

But what are you going to do with your time? We have put together a list of the top unique activities, things that your whole family will love, and that won’t break the bank. The Costa Blanca is meant to be enjoyed. Here’s how to do it.

Explore the Mariola Mountains

The Mariola Mountains

If you want scenery, Costa Blanca is rich with diverse and beautiful landscapes. None more obvious than the looming Mariola Mountains, which overlook the sea. Explore the trails and wander the wilderness that will captivate you.

The plant life is almost legendary because of the natural atmospheric conditions and precipitation levels. You’ll fall in love with the quaint towns that dot the hills and mountain relics of an older time when life was simpler and the land provided everything you need. The herbs and plants that grow on the mountains are still used today for medicinal purposes and in food preparation. These lush landscapes are an inescapable tourist destination.

Visit One of 100 Castles

A Castle on the Beach

The province boasts of over 100 castles that cover the coastline. Many of them are in very good repair. You can download a map that catalogues the castles and allows you to cover as many as you want in the time you have.

Explore the rich history of the area through these castles. Some stand tall, others have fallen on hard times, while others still are only remnants, a reminder of the days gone by. Some of the most beautiful castles stand on hilltops overlooking the groves and vineyards that make up the area. There’s always one more castle to explore if that’s your thing.

The Toy Museum in Ibi

If you are travelling with little ones, you’ll love the visit to the Toy Museum in Ibi. The museum was founded as a way to celebrate the Spanish centre for toys. The entrance price is so cheap that you can’t pass up the chance to visit if you’re in the area.

In the museum, you’ll find the toys that Spanish children loved for hundreds of years. You’ll see the skill of the artisans that once made toys right from this area and spread around the country. You’ll find timeless examples of planes, trains, and buggies. It’s always interesting to see how people played and the toys they made in the past.

International Puppet Festival, Alicante

The fun of the Puppet Festival in Alicante

If you want something truly unique, Costa Blanca hosts one the world’s premier puppet festivals right here in Alicante. The festival takes place in December and hosts a worldwide collection of puppeteers and toymakers.

You’ll find puppet shows that delight and entertain. You can take part in workshops and exhibitions to demonstrate some of the tradecraft behind this artistry. You can also find demonstrations and  some of the latest techniques from places like Brazil, Spain, Switzerland, and Argentina. Shadow puppets, marionettes and classic puppet masters all gather in this one location for an experience you won’t forget soon.

The Canelobre Caves

The Canelobre Caves

Head underground for your next adventure. The Canelobre caves are an expansive set of caves that are deeper and farther than you’d get to explore. Head into the caves at Busot to see the stalactites, the stalagmites, and the incredible crystal structures that you can find all throughout the cave system.

The temperature is cool, so it’s a great way to escape the sun if you need a chance to get away. It’s very easy to explore with guided tours and steps that keep you safe in a cavern that could easily swallow you up if you’re not careful. It’s a hot destination so get there early to see the wonders that are hiding just beneath the surface.


They say that you’ll never get bored in Costa Blanca. If (for some strange reason) you get tired of the white sand, the splendid sun, and the warm water, there is still enough to keep you occupied no matter how long your stay. You’ll discover one thing about Costa Blanca: No matter how long your holiday, it’s never going to be long enough.