When you think of the Costa Blanca Do you think of Benidorm?

Well I tell you now, it is not the case!

I have personally been heading to the Costa Blanca for the past 10 years to climb. When you fly into Alicante Airport you would almost be correct in thinking you were arriving in Stag & Hen central. Ignore that though and start your 30 minute drive towards the villages of Finestrat or Sella and you are in the mountains..

The climbing in the Costa Blanca is unlimited, every grade climbs from 3's to the highest 9's. Mountain routes to take you higher than Ben Nevis, Via Ferrata to teach you the basics and give you an exposed day. Ridge walks that will take days to complete and combine this with almost guaranteed sunshine all year around.

"No other winter rock climbing destination in Europe offers the combination of reliable weather in conjunction with the diversity of climbing on offer."

The Costa Blanca is a mecca for sport climbing and outdoor activities. It also has some of the most amazing beaches if you drive away from the tourist spots with great Deep Water Soloing as well.

I try to get back to Spain as often as I can to climb, but unfortunetly this is not as often as I would like.

When I was sat a few months ago thinking about where to set up a new Activity Centre for 2016, the Costa Blanca was the obvious choice. We have now put everything in place to have a centre ready in Spain for School Trips for 2016. You can find out more details on our new centre by clicking HERE.

If you would like to head out to Spain on your own for some climbing then I would certainly recommend getting in touch with Costa Vertical, they can sort out everything for you or just offer you advice on where to climb. If you are looking for great accommodation staying with other climbers then you can check out the Orange House.

Top List Ticks for the Costa Blanca

  1. Climb the Puig Campana and get down by Dark
  2. Relax by the sea & Climb the Sea Cliffs at Sierra de Toix
  3. Climb a route on the 200m face of the Penon del Ifach
  4. Complete the Via Ferrata on the Ponoch
  5. Have your rest day walking part of the Bernia Ridge
  6. Visit the Stunning Sella Valley and climb on the near vertical walls or overhanging Wildside
  7. DWS at Cala Moraig
  8. Climb at Cabezon de Oro

What are you waiting for? Get yourself on Skyscanner and find yourself a flight!

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After working for 15 years in the outdoor industry freelancing for different expedition and outdoor companies, Keith set up Rock and Rapid Adventures to provide the high level of customer service that he felt was missing from a large number of outdoor providers. Every element of the company reflects his passion for the outdoors and his desire to provide the highest possible level of customer service.

Whenever possible Keith is out in Spain on the climbing crags of the Costa Blanca. Keith is a qualified Climbing and Kayaking Instructor and hopefully soon to be a diving instructor.

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