Costa Blanca Cup

3-9th July 2022

Teams from around the world have been meeting in Benidorm since 1994 to participate in COSTA BLANCA CUP. Countries represented so far are Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium,Bermuda, Bosnia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Malta, Morocco, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Ukraine. Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Wales 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.

In 2019, to accommodate demand, the tournament opened a new HQ in Alicante. A city bathed in sunshine with very good sports facilities and a wide range of accommodation, Alicante is a perfect addition to the tournament.

Click here to access our Benidorm guide.


The tournament organisers offer a range of accommodation so each club can choose what best suits them: Apartments, Bungalows, Hotels 3***, 3*** Superior, Hotels 4**** Hotels.

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 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
Costa Blanca Cup Bus

Sunday: Arrival of teams. Go to the meeting point where you will get the tournament magazine (information about groups, schedules, rules, non-sporting activities, etc.), shirts (1 per person), participating player’s card, etc.

Age control in the tournament offices. Here each player’s age will be checked so it is important not to forget their passports.

Accommodation registration. You will be given vouchers to access your accommodation. Do not go directly to the accommodation since you will not receive the keys of the rooms without theses vouchers.

Costa Blanca Cup Parade

Monday: Matches throughout the day. Football, the underlying reason for bringing together teams from many different nationalities, races and cultures, makes its appearance. 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. The picture will be taken 15 minutes before your first game.

Opening ceremony. The opening ceremony is one of the most spectacular events of the tournament. Thousands of players parading behind their Countries flag until they reach the venue where the ceremony takes place. The event features live music, dancing and a large firework display. Each countries flag is raised and the tournament is 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.

Costa Blanca Cup Match

Wednesday: Matches throughout the day. Last day of qualifying matches. Throughout the day, which teams will go to the knockout rounds will be decided (Group A and Group B).

Coaches’ match. All team coaches who feel up for it can sign up. It’s a fun, friendly match in which all the adrenaline which has accumulated over time can be released. It’s time to show the kids what a real football player looks like. Don’t miss it!

Costa Blanca Cup Winners

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

Gala dinner with team leaders. This consists of 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 tournament finals will all be played in the magnificent Rico Perez Stadium in Alicante.


The Area

The tournament is played in various host towns, 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. It is a fantastic and very popular holiday town especially for the British holidaymakers. If you like intense nightlife, Benidorm is the right place. Visitors may find a 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 is a place 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.

The Benidorm Strip

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

The Old Quarter of Benidorm. This is a must visit place in Benidorm town, it is a territory inside Benidorm with cobbled roads and welcoming foundations that offer a lot of spots to eat or drink, shopping destinations, various sightseeings and appreciate the stunning perspectives.

In spite of being encompassed by blocks toward the east and west, this area will feel like a different world than the Benidorm city and gives the vibe of Old Spanish town.

Also,this part of town is dotted with a number of restaurants that will give the real taste of Spain.

To get an essence of genuine Spanish cuisine then you must go to the Tapas Alley – called this because the whole road is comprised of tapas bars & restaurants, where you enjoy some most amazing Spanish gastronomy. It can be extremely bustling so be set up to get amongst the crowd . It doesn’t matter whether you know Spanish or not, you can easily order the menu.

Getting There
Flybe to Alicante

The closest airport to Benidorm is Alicante which is 35 miles away. Here are a list of the airlines that fly to Alicante from across the UK and Ireland.

Aer Lingus from Dublin
British Airways from London-Gatwick and Southampton
easy Jet from Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool. London-Gatwick, London-Luton and Manchester
Jet 2 from Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.
Ryanair from Aberdeen, Belfast-City, Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Kerry, Knock, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London-Southend, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newquay, Prestwick, Shannon and Teeside.
TUI from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne
Vueling from Cardiff and London-Gatwick
Wizz-Air from Cardiff, Doncaster-Sheffield and London-Luton.

You can also fly into Valencia airport (88 miles away). The following airlines offer direct flights from the UK and Ireland to Valencia.

British Airways from London-Heathrow
easyJet from London-Gatwick
Ryanair from Belfast City, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, London-Stansted and Manchester.
Vuelling from London-Gatwick

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