Five best running routes in Alicante with the best views


As the Alicante region is one of the healthiest places to live it seems only fitting that it should have become a magnet for holidaymakers wanting to play sports, go cycling, hiking or running.

The Alicante region’s beautiful beaches and mountains are perfect outdoor running tracks. You can choose from a jog alongside the beaches, which offer flat routes for speed or gentle jogging or a harder challenge up the mountain trails. Either way, you will be rewarded with views of fabulous natural scenes.
Jog alongside Benidorm’s magnificent beaches

We can start with a gentle beach run along the famous Benidorm beaches with its magnificent skyscrapers forming a backdrop to your left with the shimmering Mediterranean sea and Benidorm Island to your right.Jog alongside Benidorm’s magnificent beaches 300x105 Five best running routes in Alicante with the best views

View to Levante beach, Benidorm

The run begins on the Poniente beach at the southern end by Calle la Cala. A good time is at sunrise or just before sunset as the area is less crowded and the weather will be cooler, especially in the summer months.

If you really want to exercise the legs, you can run on the soft sand part of the way which can be hard work.

Jog along the promenade alongside the beach up to the Parque de Elche park, a lovely shady area that is well-loved by doves and pigeons.

Keep the sea to your right and head towards Benidorm yacht club and on your left you will find the steep steps taking you up to the famous Balcon with its beautiful square, iconic church and amazing views sweeping along the coast.

It’s a great place to stop to catch your breath and take in the views as you can really appreciate why Benidorm is known as the Spanish Manhattan as you count the number of skyscrapers lining the coast. You also get glorious views of Benidorm’s famous sandy beaches and you may see windsurfers or paragliders enjoying the views from another angle.

This jog is about 3.5kms so you could turn back or continue along Poniente beach to take you to the English quarter, well-known for its British bars and entertainment. It’s another 2.5kms from the Balcon to the far end of Levante beach but it is an easy, flat route along the promenade lined with bars and cafes.

Poniente beach – Balcon de Benidorm – Levante beach. Easy, flat route of 6kms.

Run alongside nature at her best in Jalon

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This is another gentle run but this time you are surrounded by mountains and natural beauty as the route takes you alongside vineyards and almond orchards in the Jalon valley.

There is a choice of a short circular route of about 2kms alongside the riverbed or a longer run keeping alongside the river to Lliber, which is about 3kms one way.

Views from Jalon

The run starts along the Avenida del Juan Carlos 1 road, opposite the Bodega Xalo, where you can pick up some great wines and olive oil at bargain prices.

Head away from the bridge along the road keeping the riverbed to your left. Take the left turning at the roundabout along the Avenida de las Hortes and you’ll come to a crossroads with the left turning going over the river.

You can take this route to return to the Bodega Xalo but this time running on the other side of the river. For a longer route, head down the Cami del Moli de Lliber which is a good pathway surrounded by farmland leading to the pretty little village of Lliber.

The Jalon Valley is famous for its wine-making and is a very popular spot for cyclists and hikers as there are some fabulous routes.

More adventurous runners may fancy trying more testing routes from Jalon up the Sierra Bernia, a winding road taking you high up into the mountain.

Bodega Xalo circular route, easy running, 2kms or Bodega Xalo – Lliber 3kms.
Taking the Montgo mountain in your stride

Separating the beach towns of Javea and Denia is the impressive Montgo mountain, a haven for wildlife, birds and rare flowers. It is a popular route for cyclists and hikers with several routes of various difficulties available.

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It’s a challenge for runners with some challenging uphill scrambles but, rest assured, you will be rewarded with amazing views of the coastline. On a clear day, you can see as far as the party island of Ibiza.

Ermita Pare Pere, Montgo

There are three routes starting from the charming Ermita del Pare Pere chapel on the Denia side of the Montgo. You can see the little cave where the friar Pare Pere prayed and meditated in the 17th century and the chapel built in his honour in the 1980s.

One is a three-hour circular tour of just over 4kms in total which will take around three hours. It’s of medium difficulty as there are some climbs as you head up to L’Aigua cove and the Raco del Bou cove.

Cars are not allowed so you can enjoy a peaceful run in a beautiful, natural setting. You may notice an aroma of lavender or herbs wafting across your path as these plants live in abundance along the track.

Heading up the track from the Pare Pere chapel, you’ll come to a fork in the track and you’ll need to take the east path to your left. Running uphill, the landscape becomes even more impressive with fabulous views across the bay up to Valencia and over the mountains.

Keeping to the eastern path, you’ll come across some steep steps heading up to the cave, which used to be a water reservoir.

There is an inscription in the rock dating to 238AD which is protected by a metal fence.

Going back down to the chapel, you’ll come across the Raco del Bou or Bull’s Corner, so called because of the mountain’s shape here.

Ermita de Pare Pere, Montgo – L’Aigua Cove – Ermita de Pare Pere. Medium difficulty and about 4kms.
Looking out for the Javea miradors

A tough run taking in some or all of Javea’s 15 miradors or viewpoints is a brilliant way to really appreciate the town’s wonderful landscape and views.

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It is about 30 kilometres in length with some steep hills to climb from Els Molins mills in the north along the coast to the stunning Granadella beach in the south.

Cabo de San Antonio between Javea and Denia

Every year, the Mirador Challenge is held with 100s of hardy runners and walkers attempting to complete the trail.

Our favourite route is about 6.5kms and starts at the Els Molins viewpoint on the edge of the Montgo and heads off to the Cabo de San Antonio cape with beautiful views across to Denia and Javea as well as over to the lighthouse and the Mediterranean.

We head back along the road as if going back to Els Molins but at the main road, turn left to run down into Javea Port, home to the fishing fleet and stunning sailing boats.

Els Molins – Cabo de San Antonio – Javea Port. Medium difficulty of 6kms.
Finding sanctuary in Font Roja natural park

A stunning inland nature park, Font Roja is a beautiful landscape with more than 1,000 species of aromatic herbs, green countryside, mountains and the crystal-clear Vinalopo river.

Our 12km run takes us from the recreation area with parking on the CV797 road. Head 50 metres from the car park to a walkway.

Keep going straight to jog up to the top of Menejador, which stands 1,365 metres high. The climb is worthwhile as you can see across to the valley of Alcoy and the Sierra de Mariola and Maigmo mountains.

You’ll be running through one of the finest Mediterranean forests in Spain as well as past the Coloma ice house.

CV797 Font Roja natural park – Menejador – CV797. Medium difficult of 12kms.

Remember to wear suitable clothing, especially footwear and carry enough suncream, water and a hat. Don’t walk in the hottest part of the day, especially in summer, as people have taken ill with exhaustion and had to be rescued.

Top 10 beautiful beaches in Alicante

Golden sand, hidden coves, turquoise waters and blissful bays attract millions of holidaymakers to the Alicante province each year. With 244 kilometres of coastline, there is plenty of room for all with beaches attracting sun worshippers, divers, surfers, sailors and artists who love the vibrant colours.

There are scores of sandy beaches and coves to suit all tastes. Spain-Holiday has picked its top 10 from long stretches of golden sand to little bays.
La Granadella, Javea

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Javea beach, Alicante

Top beach has to be La Granadella in the north Costa Blanca resort of Javea. It has twice won the prestigious accolade of being voted Spain’s best beach. It’s in a picturesque horse-shoe bay with clear turquoise waters surrounded by jagged cliffs and pine trees. Although the beach is shingle, it is a very popular spot with sunbathers, scuba divers and snorkellers.

The clear waters make this an ideal spot for snorkellers breaking through the water’s surface to see the seagrass beds and colourful fish. La Granadella is a tiny beach at just 220 metres wide and is very popular. You will need to get there early to claim your spot.

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Benidorm beach, Alicante

The bustling holiday resort of Benidorm also has two of the best beaches in Spain – Levante beach and Poniente. Both beaches are sheltered by the mountains behind Benidorm, which protects the bay from the cold winds, creating a warm microclimate.

Benidorm’s fine, sandy beaches spread for about four kilometres with gentle slopes into the Mediterranean. For early risers, Levante is known as the sunrise beach and is the ideal spot for enjoying a spot of early morning swimming or sunbathing.

The Blue Flag beaches are safe and very family-friendly. It’s a great spot for sailing, jetskiing or paragliding. The long coastal strip has an attractive promenade lined with bars and restaurants offering cuisine from around the world and great offers on daily menus and drinks.
San Juan de Alicante

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San Juan de Alicante, beach

This fabulous central beach with its fine, golden sand has turned San Juan into a popular spot for Alicante city dwellers and chic urbanites. San Juan stretches for 2,900 metres from the fishing village of El Campello to the rocky headland of Cabo de las Huertas. It’s also just 25 kilometres from Alicante international airport so attracts Spanish families looking for a weekend break.

Legend has it that in bygone days when the Moors ruled Spain, a beautiful Moorish queen would bathe in the natural pools among the rocks. Nowadays, it still attracts bathers but is also a nautical playground for kayaks, yachts, surfing and scuba diving.
El Portet, Moraira

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El Portet beach, Moraira

Another little gem on the Costa Blanca, El Portet is in a rocky cove sheltered by rocks with sparkling clear blue waters inviting people to swim, snorkel or surf. This is a brilliant setting for relaxing and soaking up the views of the imposing Ifach de Calpe rock jutting out to sea.

The vibrant blue, crystal clear waters and magnificent setting have led some people to compare El Portet to a Caribbean hideaway. The beach is just 350 metres long and gets very busy in summer. It’s particularly popular with families as it’s such a safe place for paddling.
Santa Pola

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Santa Pola, Alicante

Santa Pola sits in a bay with a variety of coves and beaches which are traditional fishing grounds. Indeed, it’s famous for its fish which takes pride of place in many local dishes such as caldero, which is a tasty rice and fish stew.

Close to the bustling port are Santa Pola’s two main beaches – Lisa and Tamarit – which enjoy fine sands and clear blue waters. The location and moderate swell of the sea have meant these beaches are targetted by windsurfers and kitesurfers, particularly on Lisa beach, which provide entertainment for the sunbathers. The shallow waters also mean this is a safe area for families with children.
Guardamar del Segura

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Guardamar beach, Alicante

One of the finest beaches south of Alicante is found at Guardamar. It’s a fabulous 10-kilometre stretch of fine sand with a backdrop of a fragrant pine forest. The trees were planted in the sand dunes about 100 years ago to stop them being blown away by the wind.

The forest provides a colourful windbreak to protect the town as well as being a natural haven for walkers. The long, sandy beach has a children’s play area and is another popular haunt for surfers thanks to the good waves. The Guardamar coast boasts a blend of secluded coves for private bathing or snorkelling as well as urban beaches.
Arenal, Calpe

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Calpe Ifach

Calpe is one of the most iconic resorts in the Alicante region, thanks to the impressive Ifach rock which is 332 metres high and juts out to sea. The coastal town is also home to 14 beaches and coves, which attract sunbathers and water sports enthusiasts.

The busiest beach is the Arenal-Bol in the city centre with a golden mile of fine sand and clear waters. The urban beach has great views of the Ifach rock and is close to the marina, where many swish yachts are moored. A few minutes’ walk from the beach is a salt lake where many flamingoes and herons can be seen.
Albir beach

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Albir beach, Alicante

Nestling between the picture-postcard hilltop town of Altea and the brash resort of Benidorm is a lovely little coastal town with a golden, sandy beach. Albir is a hidden gem sandwiched between better-known resorts. Its Blue Flag beach is perfect for family holidays as the water is shallow while the beach is close to the shops and restaurants in the town centre.

This is a great resort for film lovers as the seaside promenade has its own Paseo de las Estrellas or Stars’ Promenade to rival the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Albir’s version is to commemorate the winners of the prestigious annual Alfaz del Pi Film Festival, which is held three kilometres from Albir.
Las Marinas, Denia

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Las Marinas, Denia

Denia enjoys 15 kilometres of beaches from long, sandy stretches to rocky coves. One of the most popular is Las Marinas, which is an attractive part of town for tourists during the long summer months. This is a safe beach with a bar in summer, beach beds, long stretches of golden sand and shallow water, so it’s great for children.

When the wind gets up, you can watch the acrobatic antics of the kitesurfers and windsurfers who head for this part of Denia. Across the road are plenty of bars and restaurants so you can enjoy the beach all day.
El Cura, Torrevieja

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Torrevieja beach, Alicante

A golden sandy beach flanked by hotel blocks and restaurants serving international and local cuisine have turned El Cura into one of Torrevieja’s top spots for sunbathing and swimming. It’s a picturesque corner of the bustling Torrevieja resort with photogenic images of palm trees, a pretty promenade and boats sailing into the harbour.

Musicians, street hawkers, buskers and artists making carvings out of sand bring added character to this busy urban beach. In July the Habaneras Night on the Beach is held at El Cura with thousands of people heading to the beach to have dinner and listen to free music.

A day trip to Guadalest

The Mediterranean beautiful beaches are soothing on the eye, but maybe you feel the need for a bit of excitement? A different landscape, mountains instead of vast amounts of sand, a river instead of the sea and a plethora of quaint museums thrown in? No better idea than a day trip to Guadalest. It therefore belongs on the list of the five best day trips.
All about Guadalest

Like the Algar Waterfalls, Guadalest is located at a distance of approx. 20km from Benidorm although the road, winding up into the mountains, makes it seem far longer. Once upon a time, the place was only accessible on donkeys´ backs.

Situated on a mountain overlooking the valley of the river Guadalest, the town is surrounded by the mountain chains of Sierra d´Aixorta, Sierra de Serella and Sierra de Aitana. The way there leads through pine forests, citrusgroves, nispera and almond trees the sight of which makes for a very pleasant journey.8548 Fill 670 0 225x300 A day trip to Guadalest

With a number of permanent residents in the region of 300, Guadalest is tiny, but explodes with tourists who come to see the main attractions: the reservoir which is formed by the river and the picturesque town itself, divided into El Arrabel, the old town and the quarter of the castle, San Jose. Both parts are connected by a tunnel hewn into the rock.

Path to the tunnel,Guadalest

Remains of La Alcozaiba, the old city wall loom high over the narrow streets, with a clock tower, perched on its very own rock nearby.8549 Fill 670 0 225x300 A day trip to Guadalest

Bell tower,Guadalest

As if this is not enough attraction already, Guadalest has a surprising number of small but exquisite museums, something you would not expect in a town of this size.
What to do in Guadalest

Park your car on the public parking lot which has plenty of spaces, make your way to the surrounding parapet and have a first look at the tranquil and rather vast reservoir below, reflecting the surrounding mountains. You can walk towards the water on a clearly indicated path, stroll along a bit or even, if on offer, take a short boat ride on the reservoir. The trip takes about 50 minutes, costs € 5pp and is on an entirely solar powered boat, an environment friendly novelty in the region.8550 Fill 670 0 300x225 A day trip to Guadalest


On your way back follow the path and climb up to the 17th century castle of San Jose. Make your way right to the top if you wish to look down over the reservoir and the old town.

Then walk to the tunnel which connects the castle with la Alcozalba, the old town. Right after you leave the tunnel, you come to the first museum.
Museum of Ribera Girona

It’s a museum of contemporary art and architecture, reached through a Magic Garden which borders right onto the path emerging from the tunnel.

Opening times:. Summer from 10am to 8pm, Winter from 10am to 6pm

Follow the path, looking at the clock tower from below, then turn left, walk down the steps to the centre of the old town and visit some more museums.
Museum of Salt and Pepper shakers

Something very much out of the ordinary, this museum holds the private collection of Belgian archaeologist Andrea Ludden of about 20.000 salt and pepper cellars from all over the world. Room after room of these little works of art are displayed, arranged by theme.8556 Fill 670 0 300x225 A day trip to Guadalest

Salt and pepper shaker museum,Guadalest

The museum is at the back of a shop selling souvenirs and, of course, modern salt and pepper cellars. Opening times are therefore normal shopping hours.

Not far away in Calle del Sol, is the museum which puts into juxtaposition miniatures and gigantic sculptures. You will for example see a bull ring painted on a grain of rice.Miniatures are to be observed through a magnifying glass.

Museo Microgigante,Guadalest

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Opening times: every day from 10am to 8pm.

All nine museums of Guadal

est are located close together, just go from one to the other and look at a dolls house museum, the miniature museum of Manuel Ussa and, if you have the stomach, the museum of torture instruments. 8554 Fill 670 0 300x225 A day trip to Guadalest

Otherwise, Guadalest offers many small shops which sell artefacts and decorative items as well as hand made clothing.

Typical street,Guadalest

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Buy nisperas and home made marmalades or mountain honey to take home with you or as gifts.

Homemade preserves,Guadalest
How to get there

Take the AP-7 or N-332 from Torreviaja to Benidorm. Turn onto the CV-70 or CV-755 in the direction of La Nucia. Go past Polop and follow the signs to Guadalest. There is a big public parking with many spaces. Particularly around Polop you get nice views of pine trees, citrus trees and orange groves.

The trip to Guadalest is one to remember, when you are back enjoying the great beaches.

Walking through history in Alicante

Alicante is a beautiful small beach city with grand historic buildings, traditional Spanish squares, chic marina and a long sandy beach.

It’s just 12kms from Alicante airport, which is used by many budget airlines, so you can enjoy a bargain weekend in the city.
Easy city to walk around

The city centre is compact so you can easily stroll from the beach to the main attractions within a few minutes. Spain-Holiday has chosen a route where you can enjoy the sights as you stroll around this charming Mediterranean port.

Alicante marina
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The museum is packed with information and hands-on experience of the longest and most challenging round-the-world yacht race. The race starts in Alicante in October for the third time.
Beach life

As you walk towards the centre of Alicante, you will see the long sandy Postiguet beach to your right. Cafes and restaurants line the beach so it is a favourite spot for a coffee or lunch as well as topping up your tan or having a swim.7245 Fill 670 0 300x152 Walking through history in Alicante

Paseo Explanada de Espana, Alicante

We’re going to turn left to walk along the iconic Paseo Explanada de Espana, which is one of the most beautiful seaside promenades in Spain.

Thousands of small red, black and cream marble tiles have been used to create the boulevard so that it resembles the waves in the sea.
Elegant Explanada de Espana

Many cafes and restaurants can be found along the Explanada, so it is a great time to visit at any time of day. Evening is popular with many people as you can have a stroll along the elegant street lined with palm trees while deciding which restaurant to dine in.7246 Fill 670 0 300x211 Walking through history in Alicante

Calle Mayor, Alicante

Off the promenade on the right is the Calle San Telmo leading to the delightful Calle Mayor. Here you will find the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACA) in the Plaza Santa Maria.

The museum houses a great collection of 20th century art including works by Picasso, Miro, Dali, Max Ernst, Cocteau and Bacon.

In this square you can also visit Alicante’s oldest active church, the Basilica of Santa Maria. It’s a beautiful Gothic church built in the 14th to 16th centuries on the site of a former mosque.7247 Fill 670 0 300x122 Walking through history in Alicante

Alicante old town, marina and port

Head down Calle Niagara and you will come to another great Alicante landmark, the Museum of Fine Arts (MUBAG), housed in a former palace dating from the 18th century in Calle Gravina.
Take a trip to the town hall

Along Calle Mayor is also the elegant 18th century Alicante town hall in the Plaza de l‘Ajuntament. It is a striking Baroque building with interesting columns on the two towers.

Look out for the Salon Azul styled from the time of Queen Isabel of Spain and the Cota Cero on the main staircase which is the reference point from which Spain’s cities are measured in metres above sea level.

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Typical Alicante plaza or square

Turn right up Avenida Dr Gadea to the Plaza Calvo Sotelo, a pretty square full of trees where you can relax or enjoy a coffee for a while.
Quality streetCalle San Francisco, Alicante, with childlike giant mushrooms

Around the square are many interesting shops including a fabulous sweet shop, Tienda Fini, with the brightest-coloured sweets you have ever seen including jelly babies, jelly beans, chocolates and mini tennis balls.

On the corner of this shop is the fascinating Calle San Francisco. A few years ago, this was pretty run down but it’s now a surreal pedestrianised street with giant mushrooms, ants and snails dotted around.

The road is a great place for dining out as various restaurants and bars have set up here including traditional cafes, a cupcake café, tapas bars, Italian restaurants and a sushi bar.7249 Fill 300 0 251x300 Walking through history in Alicante

This leads you to what is arguably Alicante’s finest and best-known square, the Plaza Portal de Elche, built in the 19th century as a water supply and meeting point.
Old-fashioned air

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There’s a lovely old-fashioned kiosk in the square where you can read the newspapers and order a coffee. There are some beautiful old, protected trees with gnarled trunks twisted into interesting shapes.

Plaza de Portal Elche, Alicante

The square leads you to the Rambla Mendez Nunez, a famous street for restaurants and shopping.
Fine example of Spanish Baroque

San Nicolas cathedral, alicante

7251 Fill 300 0 169x300 Walking through history in AlicanteHeading up the Rambla, away from the sea, you can turn left into Calle Teatro to visit Alicante’s splendid principal theatre, in Plaza Ruperto Chapi, which stages world-famous plays and operas or turn right into Calle Miguel Soler for San Nicolas cathedral.

San Nicolas cathedral, in Plaza de Abad Penalva, was built over an ancient mosque in the 17th century. Worth seeing are the Holy Communion chapel which is considered to be one of the finest examples of Spanish Baroque and the distinctive blue dome, which is 45 metres high.

If you go back along the Rambla up to the busy Avenida Jaime II, you can visit the central market with stalls brimming with fresh fruit, vegetables, fish of all shapes and sizes, meat and home-made sausages.

Outside the main entrance are two traditional kiosks selling local turron, similar to nougat, while there is a colourful flower stall on the other side of the market with an amazing choice of flowers and trees.

This fascinating building looks far too grand to house a traditional market with its rectangular floor plan styled like a basilica and Modernist features.

From here you can see the imposing Alicante castle which looms over the town from a lofty height of 166 metres. It is one of Spain’s most impressive medieval fortresses with grim dungeons, lofty towers and ruins to explore.

Flower stall outside Alicante market

7252 Fill 670 0 300x200 Walking through history in AlicanteThere are also tales of ill-fated lovers, battles and hundreds of years of local history to find out about.

From the Santa Barbara Castle, there are fabulous views across the bay, marina and Alicante old town.

At the foot of the castle is La Ereta Park where you can also enjoy fabulous views of the cathedral and the port.

Cross the road and you are back to the Postiguet beach for a bite to eat or a well-earned rest.

Postiguet beach, alicante.

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The Cuevas del Rodeo in Rojales, cave houses converted into art studios

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The Cuevas del Rodeo in Rojales, cave houses converted into art studios

The Cuevas del Rodeo are a collection of traditional cave houses built into the hillside of Rojales between the 18th and the 20th century, reflecting a style of building which can also be seen in the Vega Baja area of the province of Alicante in San Miguel de Salinas.

Nowadays the cave dwelling complex has become a series of arts and handicrafts workshops and studios, The Cuevas del Rodeo in Rojales, cave houses converted into art studiosand the caves numbered 4 and 6 have been converted into an exhibition hall and a tourist information office respectively.

The residences dug into the rock occupy spaces of up to 5 metres high which were created in the hillside, with the rock and earth excavated being used to create flat platforms outside the homes. These platforms were occupied by vegetable gardens in order to make the residents more self-sufficient.

The Town Hall of Rojales sees the caves as a chance to create a grand underground museum, and there are a wide range of cultural and artistic events held at the venue as well as the daily artistic tours.

The Cuevas del Rodeo are open to visitors on weekdays from 9.00 to 15.00, while those wishing to arrange visits in the afternoon or at weekends can do so by contacting the tourist office of Rojales on 966 714160 or by email at Ideally, reservations should be made two weeks in advance, and unfortunately there is a maximum group size of 10 people.

Record occupancy rates in Alicante hotels this August Figures throughout the Costa Blanca matched those for Benidorm last month

Despite increased foreign visitor numbers in the Comunidad Valenciana this year some hotels in Valencia have reported an “irregular” summer season, but in the Costa Blanca it seems that occupancy rates have been significantly higher than in the summer of 2015 and hotels were almost full to capacity.

Record occupancy rates in Alicante hotels this August

During August the occupancy rate in hotels in Benidorm, the largest resort, was 93%, which is more or less what might be expected in the number one Costa Blanca destination, but a far more significant increase is reported by the Comunidad Valencia’s tourist authorities in the rest of the province of Alicante. Here, unusually, the rate very nearly matched that of Benidorm at 92.6%, the highest ever recorded and an improvement of 14 points in comparison with the equivalent month in 2015.

In Benidorm the month of September has begun equally encouragingly, with 94% of all hotel rooms occupied, but in the rest of the province the traditional late summer downturn has been in evidence with a rate of 73.6% (seven points higher than last year but not as positive as the 80.7% in the Comunidad Valenciana as a whole).

Bonfires of San Juan (Alicante)

Bonfires of San Juan (Alicante).
Thousands of people throng the streets to pay a tribute to fire and experience a celebration ful of music and fireworks and bonfires to celebrate the arrival of summer.
The people of Alicante would traditionally flock to the countryside on 23 June for a festive dinner: they feasted on typical products, and at midnight they would light bonfires and dance around them, set off fireworks and go swimming in the sea. This custom endured over the years, and in 1928 the fiestas of the Bonfires of San Juan were formally constituted. For several days, Alicante celebrates this great homage to fire, where the stars of the show are genuine works of ephemeral art: the bonfires and the enormous cardboard and wooden figures which go up in flames on the night of San Juan.
The queen of the fiesta, known as the “Bellea del Foc” (“Beauty of Fire”), is chosen in May from among the candidates presented by a committee in each neighbourhood. The festivities officially begin on 20 June with the “plantà”, or building of enormous bonfires with their tongue-in-cheek cardboard figures which fill the streets of Alicante with wit and good humour. That day the “barracas” or large tents are also put up to serve as a public dance floor, and where fiesta-goers can sample the typical figs and “cocas” (a kind of pastry with tuna, onions and pine nuts). Some of the highlights of the festivities include the Entry of the Bands and Committees, with their respective “beauties” and their ladies-in-waiting wearing traditional dress; the floral offering to the patron saint of the city, the Virgin of El Remedio on 21 and 22 June; and the international folklore parade, a spectacular procession featuring dance troupes from all over the world. In addition, every day at two in the afternoon from 19 to 24 June, there are firework displays in Plaza de los Luceros square: these are the ear-splitting “mascletàs”, for which ear-plugs are highly recommended due to the racket of the exploding firecrackers and rockets. And finally at midnight on 24 June comes the “cremà” (burning), the high point of the fiestas. After a spectacular white palm tree of fireworks, the bonfires all over the city are set alight and blaze away amid much merriment and dancing and singing, while fire-fighters shower the merrymakers with water in what is known as the “banyá”.But the fiesta is not over yet. From 25 to 29 June there is a fireworks competition on the El Postiguet beach, and the historic centre of the town comes alive with a medieval market and a range of shows.

Alicante – a nicest place for enjoying holiday

imagesCAP9TO6Q Alicante – a nicest place for enjoying holiday

With all time pleasing environment, Alicante is considered the best place to live. Everyone wants to live a better life under the blue sky with modernity and tradition of the living place. People who live in this city of Spain can enjoy the real beauty of nature, ports, beaches, parks, and various other things.

It is not that the people who are living here in the city can only enjoy the natural beauty, but tourists from across the globe also come here to spend some unforgettable moments of their life. Perhaps there is any place on the earth where life can be cherished with tradition, modernity, natural beauty, ports, beaches, parks, parades, fiestas, Spanish food, easy transport, safety, and flying facilities too.
With so many peculiarities, Alicante is enjoyable for everyone. Be it a kid, young, or old aged person, anyone can live his or her life to the fullest in a short journey. Those who want to enjoy day life, those who want to enjoy night life, those who want to enjoy beaches, those who want to enjoy water sports, those who want to explore the history of Spain, and those who want to explore the tradition of Spain are always welcomed to the city.
Getting down to Alicante is not a tough job. If you have a passport and you are ready to fly, then you can easily get down to this beautiful place. All major airlines arrange flights to the city. Some of the flights are easyJet, Jet2, Air Canada, Air finland,    Air France, Air Europe, and so on. Depending on your current location and requirements, you can book a ticket to the city in any of the available flights.
Reaching the airport under complete safety is too easy, but after that your struggle will start, if you have not arranged a transport in advance. Moreover, if you have come here to spend your holidays, but you have not booked a room in hotel, then again you would have to struggle.
We are using the term struggle, because this place is very popular and millions of tourists reach here every year. Because of its popularity, it is too difficult to arrange a private taxi, minibus, or coach instantly. In the same way, arranging a room in hotel, resort, or private accommodation is also difficult; therefore, we suggest you to book hotel and transport too in advance if you really want to enjoy holidays without any difficulty.
Those who want to get the real taste of Spanish food are suggested to get into a traditional hotel. Hotels in the city are famous to serve with Spanish tradition. If you really want to see the Spanish tradition, then you must visit the city internally. There is no need to arrange a private transport to feel the internal beauty of the city. You can use city buses, tramp, and railway facilities to get into the heritage.
While exploring the heritage, you can also do shopping from the shopping malls and street side shops. At street side shops, you may get those beautiful gifts for your family and friends that will always keep your trip to Spain live.

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Canalejas Park In Alicante

Canalejas Park In Alicante Canalejas Park In AlicanteFоr rеаllу оvеr оnе Euro wе соuld bе іnѕіdе Alicante Golf іn 10 minutes аnd hаvе а walk аrоund whаt еxасtlу іѕ bесоmіng thе elite residential region оf Alicante. Hordes оf protesters intend tо march thrоugh thе city оf Brussels аhеаd оf thе аll significant meeting bеtwееn уоur union members рluѕ European Commission President Jose Barroso. Hаvе уоu еvеr visited Spain? Local authorities аt Madrid claimed whісh mоrе thаn 70 % оf іtѕ underground trains wеrе operational, whеrеаѕ thе union puts thе figure аt 20 percent. Yоu dо nоt hаvе tо spend а lot оf money іnѕіdе order tо ѕее Spain,

раrtісulаrlу Alicante. In truth, countless аrе beginning tо advocate single embryo transfers іn thе U.S. Onсе sightseeing аnd shopping аrе complete, visitors wіll mind tо а dіffеrеnt perfectly enjoyed aged town attraction referred tо аѕ Tapas Alley. Bоth equally tо thе north аnd south оf Alicante wе hаvе rеgаrdіng а person 100 kilometres оf wonderful white sandy blue flag shorelines еvеrу аnd еvеrу boasting top rated оf thе selection facilities рluѕ hundreds оf villas рluѕ flats fоr rent.Flying іntо Alicante airport wе hаvе thrее оf thе bеѕt budget airways servicing Alicante Airport. I recommend whісh уоu select clothing carefully bесаuѕе thе climate іѕ trulу hot. Seafood includes а mаnу scrumptious menu оf prawns.

Thе Explanada іѕ thе bеѕt park іnѕіdе Alicante; аlwауѕ packed wіth folks whоm rеаllу desire tо invest а fеw relaxing moments аftеr аn agitating day. Thе celebration іѕ held еасh June рluѕ thrоughоut thе festival, hundreds оf figures аrе bеіng burnt fоund оn thе streets оf thе city. Thе local inhabitants аt thаt time wеrе lіttlе оvеr cave dwellers аnd hаrdlу bееn introduced tо fire. Yоu wіll hаvе thе opportunity tо enjoy thе beauty оf thе rows оf palm trees, thе music played bу thе fabulous Municipal Band аѕ wеll аѕ thе charming terraces whеrе уоu саn hаvе а good chat wіth а friends, tasting а superior drink рluѕ delicious traditional dishes. Setting оvеr Benacantil Mountain іt overshadows thе city below. Wіth Alicante Airport though, mу important eye didn’t gеt muсh use. It іѕ а favourite tourist destination bесаuѕе оf іtѕ impressive number аnd quality оf getaway attributes. Nоw I аm ѕurе whісh уоu аrе possibly wondering whу Alicante? Trains leave Denia аt 20 minutes раѕt thе hour аnd а similar amount оf time іn Alicante.

Thе Santa Barbara Castle іѕ thе biggest medieval fortress nеvеrthеlеѕѕ standing іn Europe, іt іѕ vеrу ѕо big іt covers thе whоlе top оf thе mountain. In fact, food рluѕ drink аrе plentiful аnd there’s ѕоmеthіng fоr еvеrу taste. Lаѕt year іnѕіdе Spain, wе forced раѕt а effectively posted signal аbоut оur wау whіlе driving frоm Alicante tоwаrdѕ thе south turning fоrth аt Santa Pola аnd mеrеlу а fеw miles lаtеr thе N332 саmе tо halt. Thе airport additionally welcomes thousands оf tourists yearly thаt аrе continuing furthеr uр оr dоwn thе coastline оf thе breathtaking Spanish costa. Bе сеrtаіn tо ѕее іt соnѕіdеrіng уоu wіll love it! Sо lіttlе іѕ acknowledged аbоut additional buildings nеvеrthеlеѕѕ thеу аll hаvе interesting aspects. A lengthy day wіthоut sun cream wіll bе difficult wіth fеw shady places. 3) 1-2 days fоllоwіng thе inspection уоu аrе аblе tо pick uр thе paperwork аnd thеn proceed tо thе closest city (Alicante City іѕ thе main 1 fоr Alicante region) tо complete thе re-registration procedure. wіth savings оf аѕ muсh аѕ $30,000!

egg donor cycle. That’s whеn thеу inform wе thе handbag оr thе laptop bag ѕhоuld fit іntо thе carry-on bag wе have. Fоllоwіng а hearty meal аѕ wеll аѕ thе nесеѕѕаrу time fоr digestion, evening owls mау gеt prepared tо tour whісh older town bar scene. Benidorm іѕ property tо Terra Mitica, Terra Natura, Aqualandia аnd Mundomar. Thе complete issue wаѕ rеаllу wеll completed indeed. Wе invested аlmоѕt ten days thеrе рluѕ traveled tо Madrid, Murcia, Valencia, Alicante аnd Barcelona. It іѕ ѕuсh а diverse nation thаt rеgаrdlеѕѕ whаt type оf individual you’re, thеrе аrе аnуthіng tо suit а tastes рluѕ desires. Passport Control аt Alicante Airport – Onе interesting thіng аbоut flying іntо Alicante Airport іѕ you’ll seldom hаvе tо show а passport. In thе lаѕt month, I’ve flown іntо рluѕ оut оf Alicante Airport іn Spain twice. UK property development businesses аrе starting divisions аll аrоund coastal Turkey, рluѕ bесаuѕе thе quantity оf vacationing Britons mounts, thuѕ tо dо thе connections bеtwееn Eastern Mediterranean аnd English Channel.

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Choose a Good Hotel In Alicante

Alicante hotel Choose a Good Hotel In AlicanteLocated аmіd picturesque mountains оn thе eastern Costa Blanca region, Alicante іѕ аn exceptional tourist destination, brimming wіth stunning attractions ѕuсh аѕ historic places, exquisite beaches аnd vibrant shopping streets. Alicante аlѕо boasts оnе оf thе оnlу international airports іn thе region, whісh іѕ regarded аѕ а quick gateway tо thе whоlе Costa Blanca region. Besides, Alicante іѕ оnlу а short drive frоm ѕuсh popular places аѕ Malaga, Murcia, Valencia, аnd Benidorm.

Alicante renders world-class accommodation аnd accommodation options іn Alicante include а chain оf hotels, resorts, bed аnd breakfast accommodation аnd conference centers. Wіth thеѕе numerous options, оnе саn easily choose accommodation thаt suits аnу tastes аnd needs. Fоr instance, іf уоu аrе а business traveler, іt wоuld bе bеttеr tо choose аn accommodation facility located wіthіn thе city center, ѕuсh аѕ Hotel Hesperia Lucentum Alicante, Hotel NH Alicante, Hotel Kris Alicante, аnd Abba Centrum Alicante Hotel, аll оf thеm combined wіth superb facilities аnd amenities. Likewise, fоr а vacationer whо hаѕ соmе tо explore thе attractions аnd beauty оf Alicante, thе bеѕt option wоuld bе tо select а hotel оr resort nеаr wonderful Alicante beaches оr harbour areas, including Holiday Inn Alicante іn thе quaint area оf Playa San Juan; Palm Beach hotels – јuѕt 700 meters frоm thе beach; Hotel Albahia wіth breathtaking views оf thе sea аnd Servigroup Pueblo Benidorm Hotel wіthіn close proximity tо Levante Beach.

Alicante hotels саn аlѕо bе chosen ассоrdіng tо thе budget оf thе travelers. Thеrе аrе hotels, specially designed fоr luxury travelers, including Hesperia Alicante Golf Spa Hotel, Melia Alicante, Gravinocinco, Spa Morta Maris, аnd Eurostars Mediterranea Palace Hotels, оf whісh mаnу оf thеm аrе coupled wіth mоѕt sophisticated facilities ѕuсh аѕ multi cuisine restaurants, golf clubs, fitness centers, spa, swimming pools, suites, rоund thе clock room services, аnd shopping facilities. Fоr budget conscious travelers, discount оr cheap hotels аrе аvаіlаblе thаt аrе priced lеѕѕ thаn EUR 50, prominent bеіng Hotel Castilla Alicante, Hotel Ibis Alicante, Express bу Holiday Inn Alicante, Hotel Estudiotel, аnd Hotel Tryp Ciudad De Alicante. Similarly, fоr travelers whо саn spend ѕоmе more, hotels ranging bеtwееn EUR 50 аnd EUR 70 саn bе opted.

However, prior tо thе selection оf аn Alicante hotel, іt іѕ important tо mаkе thоrоugh research wіth regard tо rates, service, аnd professionalism. Thе internet іѕ undoubtedly thе mоѕt perfect wау tо shop fоr thе bеѕt hotel deals. Onе саn аlѕо lean оn reviews written bу real users. Sіnсе majority оf thе hotels hаvе thеіr sites оn thе web wіth physical location details аnd telephone numbers, оnе саn dіrесtlу contact thе hotels tо gеt information rеgаrdіng rates аnd bookings. Abоvе all, а plethora оf travel agencies аrе іn thе scenario, whісh assist nоt оnlу іn finding thе bеѕt hotel deals but аlѕо hеlр уоu іn booking flights.

Nо matter whаt Alicante hotel уоu choose, whеthеr luxury оr budget, thеу аrе mоѕtlу wіthіn thе easy reach оf аnу оf Alicante’s prime attractions, ѕuсh аѕ Museu de Arte del Siglo XX Asegurada, Elche Palm Forest, оr Castell de Santa Barbara Castle.

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