If you want the best sea views on the Costa Blanca, head for a lighthouse. This route features 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!
There's more to Spanish sport than football. Here in Villajoyosa, they do rugby too. They've got a great little stadium - take in a match!
The little community of Finestrat has a split personality. It's a pretty old town perched on a limestone cliff a few kilometres from Benidorm. But it's also a beach resort with some of the worst over-development you're likely to see anywhere on the Costa Blanca.