Costa Blanca: Gay and Lesbian
The White Coast
Two of the biggest gay and lesbian holiday centres on the Costa Blanca are Alicante and Benidorm which have plenty of bars, hotels and also a private beach for gays and lesbians. La Marina, a gay nudist beach which offers a refreshing alternative even to the other gay beaches in Spain, is a 20 minute drive from Alicante, and hosts gay and lesbian party days.
Benidorm equally has a buzzing gay scene, and the Calle Santa Faz is packed with gay and gay-friendly bars and clubs. Zanzíbar has a friendly, mixed crowd, and there are nightly drag shows. Alicante’s gay nightlife is also popular amongst those travelling on a gay and lesbian holiday on the Costa Blanca with El Forat, the oldest gay bar on Plaza Santisima Santa Faz one of the most visited venues. The Missing club on Calle Gravina mixes the friendly atmosphere of a pub and the booming energy of a nightclub.