Villajoyosa has one magnificent beach, the kilometre-long Playa Centro. But there are also 12 other coves and beaches to try. Here's a guide.
Look out to sea from anywhere along the Benidorm beachfront and you'll see el Islote de Benidorm. Jump on a ferry for a quick visit - and see Benidorm from a different perspective.
If you want the best sea views on the Costa Blanca, head for a lighthouse. This route features no fewer than seven, from Denia in the north to Santa Pola in the south
Coll de Rates is a mountain pass with (I think) the best views on the Costa Blanca. Follow this drive up from the sea with a couple of cool stops en route.
Tabarca island is tiny - it takes less than a minute to walk across at its narrowest point. It's a fun day trip with some great views and cool history. So jump on a ferry!
El Peñon d'Ifach is an icon of the Costa Blanca - a huge rock rising over a thousand feet out of the sea. It looks impossible to climb. But if you're fairly fit and not afraid of heights, you can get to the top for fantastic views.
Guadalest is only a short drive inland from the Costa Blanca. But the views are spectacular - well worth a day out from the beach.
The Caves of the Moors in the hilltop village of Bocairent are quite something. When was the last time you got to scramble about inside a mountain?
The spectacular church that looks just like a pint-sized version of Gaudí's Sagrada Familia!
Xativa has one of the most spectacular castles in eastern Spain. And it's also the home town of the Borgias - the family that scandalised Renaissance Italy. Two Borgia Popes came from Xativa - they weren't Italian at all!