Costa Blanca’s White Coast has long been heralded as a destination of choice for British families. Thanks to the cities of Benidorm and Alicante, a flight time of around 3 hours, readily available Alicante Airport Transfers to the top tourist destinations, and of course year-round sunshine it’s easy to see why the region is one of the most popular hotspots for holidaymakers. But alongside the mega resorts there’s a natural beauty to the island waiting to be discovered.

Algar Waterfalls

Located only 15 km from Benidorm, the natural beauty of the Algar Waterfalls is a must-see whilst exploring the White Coast.

Visitors can spend time walking through the protected wetland or enjoy a dip in the crystal-clear waters, and for the more adventurous it’s possible to dive off the waterfalls themselves into the depths below.

Serra Gelada Natural Park

One of the most visited parks in the Valencian Community, Serra Gelada, meaning ice mountain, is set within 650 hectares of breath-taking views.

Formed by a mountain range that runs along the coast, with cliffs plunging dramatically into the sea some 400 meters below, the Serra Gelada offers visitors the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby resorts and explore this untouched and wild part of the White Coast.

Calpe’s Salt Flats

Situated 60 km northeast of Alicante, are the salt marshes of the Roman town Calpe. Home to a vast array of flora and fauna, the salt flats were declared a protected maritime zone in 1993 and continue to be enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. A place where peace and tranquillity prevail, it’s easy to feel as if you’ve been transported back to simpler times.

Playa del Bol Nou

A trip to the Costa Blanca wouldn’t be complete without a beach day, and Playa del Bol Nou, situated 25 km north of Alicante, is a small bay hidden from view.

This beauty spot can be found nestled between two cliffs and is perfect for those who dare to venture deep into nature.

Summer evenings see this beach cove become a hub of live music and dancing, providing a more authentic experience with an impressive backdrop.

Terra Natura Zoo

For those with little ones who prefer their nature less wild, there’s the Terra Natura Zoo, and Aqua Natura animal themed water-park.

The Zoo offers visitors the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of species from across the continents from poisonous snakes from Pangea, Jaguars from the Americas, to the slightly less exotic European animal, the donkey!

Whether you’re already one of the annual 2 million visitors from the UK to the Costa Blanca, or looking for a new adventure, the natural beauty of the White Coast is waiting to be explored.