Costa Blanca Highlights
The long stripe of the Costa Blanca (White Coast) is one of Europe's most heavily visited areas. It isn't all concrete and package deals. Although the original fishing villages have long been engulfed by the sprawl of resorts, holiday villas and skyscrapers, a few old town kernels, such as those of Xàbia (Jávea) and Altea, still survive. In July and August it can be tough finding accommodation if you haven't reserved. Out of season, those places remaining open usually charge far less than in high summer.