Costa Blanca: Crime
The White Coast
Major crime on the Costa Blanca is not frequent, but minor crimes such as pick-pocketing and bag-snatching are more widespread. As with all big cities, it is necessary to take sensible precautions to avoid falling victim. Costa Blanca beaches at high season have plenty of experienced thieves, and therefore when sunbathing or in the water, it is preferable that someone stays with any possessions at all times to reduce the risk of theft. Keep valuables out of sight if you do decide to take any with you. A small amount of cash is advisable for the purchase of refreshments, but any wallet or money holder should be kept away from view. It is also recommended that any valuables are kept in a hotel safe where possible, so this is worth asking for on arrival at your accommodation.