Destinations – Alicante, Benidorm & Calpe…
Alicante is known for its miles of gorgeous sandy beaches. The city is a starting point for thousands of tourists to explore the rest of Spain. Alicante is also famous for its wonderful boulevard with palm trees and shopping streets.
Alicante has many historical buildings and offers numerous sightseeing attractions including the wonderful harbour area and an impressive mountain-top castle.
Recreation is the key word in Alicante and to this end there are numerous parks, gardens and plazas in which to soak up the sun and the atmosphere, most have impressive water features, monuments and statues.
The weather in Alicante is arid and Mediterranean, with mild temperatures throughout the year and little rain. During the winter, the temperature is about 16 ºC and in summer about 32 ºC.
Benidorm is located some 50 km north of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. The major holiday attractions are the two huge meticulously clean sweeping beaches which stretch for over 3 miles which offer numerous water sports.
There are numerous attractions for the whole family inside and on the outskirts of the town, including the famous theme parks, Terra Mitica, Aqualandia, Mundamar, Terra Natura and of course Benidorm Palace. During the summer, Benidorm is one big fiesta with more than 1,000 restaurants and more than 30 discos offering a pulsating nightlife. You can party until dawn!
Benidorm is famous for its huge British and Irish communities and in the winter months you will not be alone as the town is full of pensioners enjoying the winter climate which is very mild.
Mountains up to 1,558 metres high surround Benidorm offering protection against the occasional north winds. The average temperature even in winter time does not fall much below 19 °C and in summer it is about 32 ºC.
Calpe is located some 67 km north of Alicante on the Costa Blanca and is famous for its rock called, The Peñon de Ifach, which reaches an impressive height of 332 m and is now is a nature reserve. You can reach the summit via the means of a tunnel from where there are magnificent panoramic views.
At the base of the rock Calpe has a wonderful modern marina alongside the old working fishing port.
Calpe boasts three of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the coast. The modern promenade is lined with cafés, bars and restaurants that allow you to wander along the length of the seafront. The town is steeped in history and offers a wealth of culture, a trip to the old town will reveal Calpe’s rich history in murals, monuments and museums.
Calpe enjoys a fantastic temperate Mediterranean climate, basking in over 300 days of sunshine every year, with very low rainfall. The summers are very warm and the winters mild, in fact Calpe weather means that it is a great place to visit all year round.
Denia Spain about 85 km north east of Alicante along the Costa Blanca. Doubtless to say, It is one of the most popular places in the area to spend your holidays.
One of the tourist attractions of Denia is the castle which was built in the 11th and 12th century. The castle has wonderful view over the sea, the city and the mountain.
The beautiful beaches stretch for miles lined with a great selection of attractive cafes and bars along the way. A great place to spend your holiday.
The port town of Javea sits at the foot of the Montgo Mountain between Valencia and Alicante. There is an old town in javea where the Medieval church is the main attraction in the centre.
There are numerous shops, cafés and restaurants along the cobbled streets to keep you occupied.
Javea has 2 Blue Flag beaches lined by tapas restaurants along the promenade stretching for 3 kilometres.
There is plenty of night life in the old town offering tapas, sangria and cocktails.