Costa Blanca Cup

30th June-July 6th 2019

Teams from around the world have been meeting in Benidorm since 1994 to participate in COSTA BLANCA CUP. Countries represented so far are Algeria, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, England, France, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Norway, Palestine, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and, of course, Spain.

They all come to Benidorm to enjoy a week of football and holidays. A week of spectacular ceremonies, top quality fields, passionate games, excellent accommodation, incredible beaches and theme parks all coming together to make COSTA BLANCA CUP an unforgettable experience.

Click here to access our Benidorm guide.


The tournament organisers offer a range of accommodation so each club can choose what best suits them: Bungalows, Hotels 3***, 3*** Superior, Hotels 4**** Hotels. All options includes air conditioning and swimming pool.

Meals: During the tournament, the food provided is full-board (including breakfast, lunch and dinner).  All meals will be served within the accommodation itself, avoiding the inconvenience of having to travel. All meals are provided by the buffet system, so you can choose what you eat and how much. During meals, water is included (should you want to consume soft drinks, beer or wine, you can buy these as well).

Tournament Programme

Sunday: Arrival of teams. Teams will go to the meeting point where they will be given tournament details including information about groups,  schedules, rules,  non-sporting activities,  general information, etc,  shirts, participating player’s card, etc. Player’s age will be checked so it is important not to forget their original documents.  Also your group will be given vouchers to access your accommodation.

Monday: Matches throughout the day.  There will be a tournament representative at every pitch to help you with anything you need.

Official team photograph. Every team will receive an official tournament photo.

This evening there will be the opening ceremony. Performances, fireworks, music and more. The teams march through the streets of Benidorm, finishing on the stage where they will be welcomed by the organisation and where the tournament will be declared open.

Tuesday: Matches throughout the day. The qualifying matches continue.  All results and league positions are available in real time, both on the tournament website and to your mobile phone.

Wednesday:  Matches throughout the day. Last day of qualifying matches. Which teams will go to the knockout rounds will be decided.

Coaches’ match. All team coaches who feel up for it can sign up. It’s a fun,  friendly match;  It’s time to show the kids what a real football player looks like. Don’t miss it!

Thursday: Matches throughout the day. Tension, excitement, joy, disappointment. The knockout rounds begin with all teams which qualified.

Gala dinner with team leaders.  This is a ceremony attended by two representatives from each club. The Mayor or the Councillor for Sports of one of the host locations will receive them and offer them a few words followed by a dinner.

Friday: Matches throughout the day and first finals. The knockout stages continue, reaching the final for certain age groups.

Football party. This is a kind of goodbye party for the teams. It will consist of a combination of music and dance with a souvenir exchange area (T-shirts, hats, pins, etc.).

Saturday:  Finals day.  During the morning, the remaining finals are played. The teams march behind their respective flags, the line-ups are announced, and at the end of the match, the champions and runners-up are given their trophies.

The Area

The tournament is played in six host towns;  Altea, Benidorm, Benissa, Calpe, La Nucia and La Vila Joiosa but teams tend to stay in Benidorm which is one of the most popular choice of holidaymakers every year in Spain and across Europe.

It is one of the world’s largest and vibrant resorts.  It continues to be the ultimate holiday destination as there are lots of things to do in Benidorm for the holidaymakers.

Benidorm is a fantastic and very popular holiday town especially for the British holidaymakers. For the ones who like intense nightlife, Benidorm is the right place. Visitors may find variety of nightlife and entertainment activities in Benidorm. There are hundred of bars and night clubs to choose from in Benidorm.

There are about 4 miles of breathtaking beaches in Benidorm and crystal clear waters as well the beautiful Playa Levante beach which lies with great restaurants, cafes and bars. Benidorm enjoys over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.

Benidorm has the fabulous Aqualandia Water Park where both adults and kids can enjoy a fantastic time.  You can also visit the animals of marine life at Mundomar which means “the World of Sea”.  Also Terra Mitica an ancient world themed park with variety of rides and roller coasters.

English Square Benidorm

Benidorm nightlife is fantastic and it may be considered as a holiday town that never sleeps. For the ones who like intense nightlife, Benidorm is the right place. Visitors may find variety of nightlife and entertainment activities in Benidorm. There are over 150 discos, nightclubs, cabaret & show bars and discothèques that invite you for fun and enjoyment.

The three great nightlife areas and zones in Benidorm for the holidaymakers are; Av. de Mallorca from Mediterraneo to Calle Lepanto The Levante Beach front on the old Town side of Av.d’ Europe and The old town of Benidorm

The Old Quarter of Benidorm situated aside the promontory that separates the two Benidorm beaches. This small Old Quarter is presided over by the blue-tiled domed roof of the 18th century San Jaime Parish Church. In the area around the traditional city centre of Benidorm are the main shopping streets where you can buy fashion items, handicrafts and souvenirs.

Getting There

The nearest airport is Alicante which is 35 miles away. Here is a list of the airlines that fly there from the UK and Ireland.

Aer Lingus from Dublin, plus seasonal Cork.
BA from Gatwick, plus seasonal Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester.
easyJet from Belfast–International, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Southend, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Flybe from Doncaster/Sheffield, Exeter, Norwich and Southampton.
Jet2 from Belfast-International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Norwegian from London–Gatwick.
Ryan Air from Aberdeen, Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh,
Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London-Luton, London–Stansted, London-Southend,
Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newquay and Shannon. plus seasonal from Cork, Kerry and Knock,
Thomas Cook from Manchester.
TUI from Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster/ Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne, plus seasonal from Bristol.
Vueling from Cardiff and London-Gatwick.

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