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Costa Blanca's blue seas, white beaches and terraced fruit groves set against panoramic mountains simply make you want to come here. The Costa Blanca is home to some of Spain's most exciting rock climbing. The most exciting holiday we offer is The Big Five where you will climb five big multi-pitch routes in the area. Since most climbers prefer to improve their climbing skills and increase their confidence levels on single pitch climbs, our most favourite holidays in the Costa Blanca are the Sport Climbing Holiday and Performance Coaching.


To get an idea of what a climbing holiday with Rock & Sun in the Costa Blanca is like, watch our video here: Rock & Sun Sport Climbing Holiday Costa Blanca.


The 'white coast' of Alicante offers rock climbers multiple options - together with the mildest winter climate in Europe. This is Spain's most varied and developed climbing location, providing classic varieties of single and multi-pitch sport climbs, traditional routes, sea cliffs and mountain crags. Add convenient, low cost flights and the excellent facilities at our hand-picked locations... and you'll understand why Costa Blanca has become our clients' favourite European climbing destination.

Read more about climbing in the Costa Blanca in this article: Ten reasons for a Costa Blanca Climbing Holiday.


Climbing in Costa Blanca

Limestone sea cliffs are the backdrop to what is undoubtedly Europe's richest variety of magnificent climbing ventures. The area offers a wealth of climbing for all grades and styles: sea cliffs, mountain ridges, sunny crags and canyon walks.


Explore Calpe, where Penon de Ifach (the Penon) soars majestically up from the sea; sample some of Puig Campana's impressive 15 pitches, all at grade 5 and under; relish the quality of clean, fresh limestone climbing, where the rock's ripples and textures enable great reach of positions, encouraging you to flow through your climbs.


It is also possible to go traditional climbing in Costa Blanca on leader placed protection. You can learn how to do this on a learn to lead trad course.


Rock and Sun active development of the climbing in Costa Blanca

There are an additional couple of perks to rock climbing in Costa Blanca with Rock & Sun. Over the last years we've been working hard to develop new routes that haven't seen traffic from other climbers.


Current guidebooks may list all the great crags developed over the last 5-10 years, but we can lead you to some almost untouched climbs. There are whole crags that are not in guidebooks - and there are still many more climbs to be discovered!


Also, a penny from every pound of your Costa Blanca climbing holiday cost will be paid into a bolt fund that helps develop and upkeep new and existing crags (e.g. cleaning and bolting new routes; developing and maintaining access paths; replacing tired bolts) - so helping to sustain rock climbing in Costa Blanca.


Costa Blanca's History

Beyond amazing climbing and stunning landscapes, Spain's Costa Blanca is steeped in history. The Greeks, the Carthaginians, the Romans, and then the Arabs all invaded in their time.


The Moors conquered the whole area in the 7th century, introducing an architectural style and irrigation systems for the planting of orange, lemon and almond trees, dates and palms. The region's traditional Spanish culture is littered with evidence of its past: cave paintings, Moorish castles and windmills, Roman settlements, beautiful architecture from all eras. Here is a treasured place to discover.


Look below for upcoming Costa Blanca holidays and courses. If you don't see what you're looking for from the courses below then get in touch and we can put something on for you!!


Weather & Climate in Costa Blanca

With an average of 300 days sunshine each year, this is probably the best rock climbing destination in Europe. You can climb in Costa Blanca all year round. In the height of summer we manage the heat by getting out early to climb, then have a siesta like the Spanish, and maybe go out climbing again late afternoon or early evening depending on your course or holiday.


Accommodation in Costa Blanca

You will be staying in a beautiful, fully equipped and spacious villa with swimming pool just a five minute walk from the typical Spanish village Parcent, in the Xalon Valley. The Xalon Valley is just inland from Benissa and the villa is about 30 minutes from the town and coast of Calpe. The Xalon valley is famous for its high quality wines - you will be surrounded by vineyards, as well as olive trees, orange groves and almond groves. Parcent has a range of bars and restaurants (among which the best Paella restaurant in the area!), a minimarket, bakery and pharmacy, all within walking distance of the villa.


The modern villa has a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms, a beautiful garden with different seating areas and an outside BBQ. Its fully fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area have the character of an original Spanish farmhouse. There is WiFi in the villa. For photos, click on the Accommodation tab above.


Kit List for your Costa Blanca Climbing Holiday


For this rock climbing holiday we recommend that you have your own:

Climbing Shoes

Dick's Climbing is a dedicated climbing shop that offers a large range of climbing equipment and shoes at good prices.



Rock Climbing Travel Insurance


We recommend:


Rock Climbing Travel Insurance



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If booking online with less than 2 weeks before the holiday dates, then please speak to a member of the team first to check flight details. Many thanks the Rock and Sun team.

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