Visit the Costa Blanca in 3 days with your hire car
The Costa Blanca is a prime location in Spain. This area covers from Denia to Pilar de la Horadada and is mainly known for its beautiful beaches and weather. However, the Mediterranean coast has many different places to visit: towns high up in the mountains, nature reserves for hiking, large cities, historic monuments…Ultimately, if you travel to the Costa Blanca, you will never be bored!
In addition, autumn is one of the best times of year for a trip to the area. On the one hand, it isn’t as crowded as in summer, so you won’t have to queue to get into places. And on the other, the weather is perfect for hiking and walking around coastal towns. Do you want to Visit the Costa Blanca in 3 days with your hire car? We have the perfect route for you.
3-Day tour with your hire car
If you are going to take a 3-day trip to the Costa Blanca, the first thing you need to do is get a hire car to be able to travel around without any limitations. This way, you will be able to discover many more places and much more comfortably than if you have to rely on public transport.
Once you have your hire car, you are ready to start your 3-day tour of the Costa Blanca. Let the adventure begin!
Day 1. Alicante capital and visit to the island of Tabarca
An essential stop on your trip along the Costa Blanca is Alicante capital. You will be able to stroll along its famous Esplanade or the port and visit the Santa Cruz Neighbourhood where you can find two of the city’s important monuments, the Basílica de Santa María (Basilica of St Mary) and Concatedral de San Nicolás(Co-cathedral of Saint Nicholas). Also worthy of a visit is the Castle of Santa Bárbara, a Medieval fortress with incredible sea views, the Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) and the Lucentum archaeological site.
Of course, you can’t leave without visiting the only inhabitable island of the Valencian Community, the island of Tabarca. Although it is a small island, it is ideal for enjoying a tasty rice dish, its beaches and coves with their crystal clear waters and admiring the wonderful views of the Mediterranean. In addition, you have to take a walk through its historic quarter where you can see the remains of the wall, the Fishermen’s houses and the church of San Pedro y San Pablo (St Peter and St Paul).
Day 2. Guadalest, Altea and Calpe
If you liked what you saw on day one, day two of your tour of the Costa Blanca will be just as good. Wake up early, have a big breakfast to give you an energy boost and get your hire car because an intense day awaits you. The first stop will be Guadalest, a small town nestled in the mountains that preserves its Medieval essence. It is one of the most charming and beautiful towns of the province. Noteworthy places include the Castle of Guadalest of Muslim origin located at the highest part of the town and the Casa Orduña museum. The central square is an ideal spot for taking photographs and enjoying the views of the mountain and the Guadalest reservoir. Talking of reservoirs, if you love hiking, there are two routes in this area that are ideal for this sport.
After seeing Guadalest, you can make your way to Altea, both places are near to each other, in little more than 20 minutes you will reach your next destination. Famous for its white façades and its narrow cobbled streets, here you can find artists’ studios and a plethora of artisan shops. If this municipality is known for one thing, it has to be the church square with its blue dome and the Cronistas de España viewpoint from where you can enjoy the most spectacular views. As well as visiting the old quarter, you can also stroll along the promenade and sit to eat at a bar or restaurant terrace while you enjoy the sea breeze.
And to finish of this fun-filled day, you can go to Calpe which is just 15 minutes from Altea. This town is famous for its Peñón d’Ifach, a large 330 metre-high rock that protrudes from the coast. There is a route to be able to climb to the top with two difficulty levels, you decide how far you want to go! You can also visit the Baños de la Reina, natural swimming pools that were once used as fish farms. And, of course, another must-visit place is its historic quarter enclosed by its ancient walls.
Day 3. Denia and Jávea
On your trip to the Costa Blanca in 3 days with your hire car, you simply must visit Denia. Start the route with the Castle, located in the heart of the historic quarter, where you will be able to admire the walls of the Islamic period and enjoy wonderful views of the port and sea. Next, head towards the fishermen’s quarter of Baix La Mar, ideal for taking a walk among its highly picturesque low houses, small squares and narrow streets that will amaze you with their Mediterranean character. For lunch, you can go to the marina where there are plenty of bars and restaurants to eat fish or seafood by the sea or book a table at the flagship Quique Dacosta restaurant, with its three Michelin stars.
After lunch and to complete your tour, get your hire car and head to Jávea. This town is known for its beaches and coves with crystal clear waters and its two sea caves that can be visited by kayak. If you like mountains and nature, we recommend you take one of the most beautiful hiking routes of the province in the Montgó Natural Park. To end the day, you can go to the historic quarter for an evening meal and take a moonlit walk around its narrow cobbled streets with white houses and stunning buildings that will take you back to Medieval times.
If you are going to come and spend 3 days on the Costa Blanca, don’t forget the most important thing, to book your hire car. Here at Lara Cars, we have a large fleet of vehicles, from 4 seater to 8 seater cars. You will find the vehicle you are looking for to cover every need: travelling as a couple, as a family or with friends. Book and enjoy 3 incredible days on the Costa Blanca with your hire car!