The Main Costas of Spain
The coastline of Spain is referred to as various Costas, or coasts. Some names are very familiar such as the Costa del Sol, some less so.
We have detailed information on the following, which can also be selected from the map shown right:
Costa de Almeria On the south east corner with large areas still undeveloped.
Costa del Azahar Also known as the Orange Blossom Coast due to the expanses of fruit trees that grow just inland, stretches from the River Ebro delta down beyond Valencia.
Costa Blanca The White Coast, includes a variety of characterful resorts.
Costa Brava The Wild or Rugged Coast, with small villages in little coves.
Costa Calida The Warm Coast of Murcia region, including the inland sea of the Mar Menor.
Costa Cantabria The Cantabrian coast around Santander.
Costa Dorada The Golden Coast, with it's golden sandy beaches in the south of the Catalunya region
Costa de la Luz The Coast of the Light, the Atlantic coast of Andalucia in southern Spain
Costa de Marisco The Shellfish Coast, the 1200km rugged and picturesque coastline of Galicia region
Costa del Sol A favourite with the Brits for a long time, now having some very up market locations and golf courses, mostly to the west of Malaga.
Costa Tropical (Costa Granadina) The Granada province coast where can be on snow capped mountains in the morning and swim in the Mediterranean that afternoon.
Costa Vasca The coast of the Basque Country.
Costa Verde The Green Coast of Asturias region, northern Spain.
We apologise for not including some of the smaller costas here, particularly those on the islands.