=== By car ===
=== By car ===
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Use the AP-7 highway if you come from the coast ([[
Valencia (city) |Valencia]] or [[ Barcelona (city)|Barcelona]]). There is also a motorway coming from [[ Madrid|Madrid]] and another from [[Murcia (region)|Murcia]]. |+|
Use the AP-7 highway if you come from the coast ([[Valencia]] or [[Barcelona]]). There is also a motorway coming from [[Madrid]] and another from [[Murcia (region)|Murcia]].
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Revision as of 19:12, 29 December 2011
The Costa Blanca is the popular tourist coastline in the Spanish province of Alicante. Over 200km long, it is very popular with British, German, and Scandinavian tourists.
- Gran Alacant - 5KM north of Santa Pola. 10 minutes by car from Alicante airport. This is an Urbanisation with aproximately 2,000 houses, apartments and flats. Mainly owned by Spanish and British people. A great number of the properties are also available for holiday lets. Each area of the urbanisation has it's own facilities, and swimming pools. Beaches in the area are well maintained, but should be avoided in the Spanish Holiday season (August), as it is very busy then.
Using the international airport in Alicante (Valencian/Catalan: Alacant), airport code: ALC.
The airport is relatively close to the ciutat (city) of Alacant, beaches in Costa Blanca, such as Benidorm.
Trains coming from Madrid (Altaria), which takes about 3 hours and 15 minutes, and Barcelona and València (Euromed). It also has a picturesque (and slow) train coming from Dénia and going by the coast until Alicante. This is the so-called TRAM system. The tracks have been electrified, with ultra-modern cars, from Alicante to Benidorm. Between Benidorm and Denia, the line is still served by the old deisel traincars, a quaint but somewhat noisy mode of transportation from a bygone era. There are plans to electrify the system from Benidorm to Denia as well.
Many buses come from almost every big city in Spain. The main bus station is located in the centre of Alicante.
Use the AP-7 highway if you come from the coast (Valencia or Barcelona). There is also a motorway coming from Madrid and another from Murcia.