Alicante is located in one of the most picturesque regions in Spain – Costa Blanca so you can be sure there are plenty of options for day trips outside of the region’s capital. Here are some ideas you may find interesting: More stunning white sand…
Alicante is located in one of the most picturesque regions in Spain – Costa Blanca so you can be sure there are plenty of options for day trips outside of the region’s capital. Here are some ideas you may find interesting:
More stunning white sand beaches await at the town of El Campello. All it takes is less than a half-hour scenic drive from Alicante’s center. You can choose from the two beaches that the town offers, both featuring fine white sand shores and a wide array of water sports activities.
These beaches are also better suited for children because of its gentle and gradual slope. There are also plenty of fine restaurants and bars along El Campello’s promenade if you are looking for a place to dine or simply pass the time. To experience the area’s small town atmosphere, stroll along the marina before sunset to view fishermen unloading their catch to eager villagers on shore.
The city of Benidorm is also a must visit. It is located only about 30 miles north of Alicante and makes for a perfect overnight destination for those looking for exciting nightlife scenes. During the day, you can explore the city’s cobble stoned Old Town and take your souvenir photo at the splendid Iglesia de San Jaime. Don’t forget to fill up on Spain’s famous appetizer at the Tapas Alley, while you are there.
If the little ones are tagging along, make sure to visit Europe’s biggest water park at Terra Mitica or you can simply stay by the beach and enjoy the gleaming sand and comforting sun. For a fantastic dining and entertainment experience, don’t miss what the 1,500 seat Benidorm Palace has to offer. After viewing Benidorm’s stunning sunset, it’s time to see the sights of the city’s incredible nightlife.
Calpe is another daytrip destination worth taking from Alicante, only about 20 miles away from the city. The soaring Rock of Ifach, or locally referred to as the El peňon de Ifach,is the town’s most recognizable landmark. A drive to the Peňon is recommended for a breathtaking view of the surrounding beaches and a panoramic vista of Costa Blanca.
Other attractions worth checking out are the churches of Iglesia Antigua and Seńora de las Nieves at the town center. The city’s fine sand beaches are perfect for swimming and surfing. There is also Calpe’s archaeological museum with artifacts dating back to the 4th century on display. Golfers will also find plenty of golf courses to choose from if they are itching for a game fairways of Spain.
If you are looking for natural attractions, there are still plenty more superb day trip destinations from Alicante. There is the Cuevas del Canelobre at Busot boasting breathtaking cathedral-like caverns with countless dramatic rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites. Another alternative for nature lovers is the natural park of Les Fonts de Algar at Elche featuring a vast palm garden and gorgeous waterfalls.
Finally, if you want to spend the day with lovely and charming animals, then don’t miss a visit to the Marine Exotic Animal Park for a look at various marine animals and exotic birds in their natural habitat.
Day trips from Alicante can bring a new appreciation for this lovely part of Spain.