Overview coasts and beaches of Spain
Costa Brava: Spanish coast closest to England (over land with car) from the Franco-Spanish border to the town of Blanes.The Costa Brava is the name assigned to the coastal area of Spain that begins in Blanes and ends at the border with France, in Portbou. It limits to the north with the Costa Vermella and to the south with the Costa del Maresme. This coastal strip has an extension of 214 km and is comprised of the Catalan regions of Alto Ampurdán, Bajo Ampurdán and La Selva. It is located in the Province of Gerona, belonging to the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, in Spain.
Costa Blanca: Coastal Strip of the famous Benidorm to Cartagena.The Costa Blanca is the tourist name given to the Mediterranean coast that covers the province of Alicante, in southeastern Spain. It ranges from the municipality of Denia in the north, to that of Pilar de la Horadada, in the south. It is made up of almost 250 km of nice beaches, coves and cliffs. It limits to the north with the Costa de Valencia and to the south with the Costa Cálida (Region of Murcia).
Costa del Sol (Sun Coast): The coastal region of the south of the province of Malaga and the eastern area of Campo de Gibraltar, in the province of Cádiz, in the region of Andalusia, is known as Costa del Sol. It is located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. The Costa del Sol is one of the most important tourist areas in Spain, concentrating around 35% of tourism in Andalusia and hosting more than 17 million hotel nights per year, according to 2009 data. This coast has famous places such as Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Marbella and Malaga. The eastern part south of the high Sierra Nevada is calmer.
Costa del Azahar: Orange Blossom Coast (provinces of Castellón and Valencia) with interest places as Peñíscola (peninsula with castle), St. Carles de la Rapita and Benicassim. The Costa Azahar is the tourist name given to the coast of the Balearic Sea, in the Mediterranean, located in the province of Castellón (Spain), consisting of about 120 km of beaches and coves. It limits to the north with the Costa Dorada (Province of Tarragona) and to the south with the Coast of Valencia (Province of Valencia).
Costa Cálida: Rugged and quieter coastal zone near the province of Murcia with a lagoon at Mar Menor. Costa Cálida is the tourist name for the approximately 250 km of Mediterranean coastline in the Region of Murcia, Souteast-Spain. This region has a microclimate that is characterized by an average annual temperature of 18 degrees and a relative degree of aridity, with average rainfall of less than 340 mm and more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year. This nice coast is located between the Costa Blanca (Province Alicante) and the Costa de Almería.
Costa de Almería: Coastal zone in South-eastern Spain (Almería province) with a desert-like interior including the beautiful nature park of Cabo de Gata.Costa de Almería is the tourist name that receives the coastal strip of the province of Almería, an extension of territory that covers 217 kilometers and 13 municipalities: from Pulpí, on the border with the Murcian province to Adra, which borders the province of Granada. It is located between the Costa Cálida (Region of Murcia) and the Costa Tropical (Province of Granada).
Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light): Relatively quiet flat coastal zone on the Atlantic coast between Gibraltar and the border with Portugal, including the Doñana National Park. Tarifa on the southernmost tip of Spain is known as windsurf spot. The Costa de la Luz is made up of the Spanish coast of the Gulf of Cádiz. It is a region in the southwest of Andalusia that extends through the coastal areas of the provinces of Huelva and Cádiz, from the mouth of the Guadiana River to Tarifa.
Costa verde: Coastal Strip of the province of Asturias in northern Spain with a very rugged and green interior. Ideal for nature lovers instead of the sun-lovers.
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