What to eat on the Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca gets its name because of the amazing stretch of white sand beaches that run for 150 miles from Gandia in the north to Torrevieja in the south, with Benidorm and Alicante the two major cities along the way.

The whole coastline has been turned over to tourism, but you can find all kinds of shapes and sizes of resort – from the packed and busy resort towns like Benidorm through to the smaller villages like Villajoyosa.


It’s a really popular destination and that makes it really cheap to get to, as different budget airlines fly in and out of a number of airports along the Costa Blanca.

Choosing the kind of accommodation for your holiday depends on who you’re travelling with. If you’re thinking of going on holiday with young children to Spain Costa Blanca south vacation rentals are a really great option; having a self-catering apartment means that you can have the flexibility of having some meals ‘at home’ and dining out when you feel like it.

On the other hand if you don’t feel like staying in a self-catering apartment, there are hundreds of hotels to choose from where you can have breakfast only, half or full board, or even go for all-inclusive packages so that you don’t even have to think about where to eat during the whole holiday.

As for the kind of food you’ll find on the Costa Blanca, as so many British people holiday and even live on the Costa Blanca it’s as easy to find a restaurant serving traditional English fayre as it is to find one that offers local delicacies.

Local specialities often include rice as the staple and seafood. Arroz a banda is a rice dish made with red peppers, squid, tuna, chicken and pork as well as shrimps and plenty of garlic.

You’ll find a huge array of seafood in most restaurants on the coast – popular choices include red mullet, bream and seabass. Whiting, clams, langoustines and prawns are also often on offer.

Typical desserts include ice cream, grapes and raisins, the Jijona turrón. Pastries like the almond pastries, pasteles de Gloria and almojábenas – pastry fritters dipped in syrup, are also definitely worth a try.

A holiday on the Costa Blanca isn’t all about the food, but it’s certainly a great place to enjoy some different delicacies while you’re there.

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