Overview of all regions

Altea || Alicante

Altea, the cultural capital of the region Valencia, is part of the province of Alicante and is situated at the so-called Costa Blanca, on the Mediterranean coast. The old town centre is situated on a hill. The picturesque church rises high above the bright white houses with its typical blue domes. The “Nuestra Señora del Consuelo” is also referred to as being the business card of the town.

The Costa Blanca naturally is the perfect destination for sun-, sand- and beach lovers. The various coastal towns all have their own typical Spanish charm with vast (pebble) beaches, boulevards and terraces. Altea is situated between Alicante (50 kilometres to the south) and Valencia (100 kilometres to the north). The nearestdicht big city, however, is popular seaside resort Benidorm.

Over the years, Altea has expanded across a vast area. Besides the town Altea, with its ancient town centre, the villages Altea La Vella, Pueblo Mascarat and Altea Hills are also part of the municipality. Nearby, you will also find the popular coastal towns Albir and Calpe. The latter is especially well-known for a large rock in the sea, named the “Penyal d’Ifac”, its fishing port, fish market and the many fish restaurants.

The big bathing resort Benidorm can be reached by car in less than fifteen minutes. The clean and safe beaches here have been awarded many times. Apart from sun bathing, you can also enjoy many (water) sports activities such as volleyball, beach football, or water-skiing (provided by the cableway ski installation of the water-ski school).

Had enough from all the sand between your toes? There are lots of other things to do in this beautiful environment. The narrow, winding and sloping streets in the old town centre, all offer magnificent views over the town and the Mediterranean. The “Sierra de Bernia”, the vast mountain area on the northside of Altea, offers various possibilities for walking, cycling and hiking purposes.

There are plenty of opportunities to entertain the entire family such as the multiple theme parks and water parks in and around Benidorm. Sporty people will have a fantastic time in “Parque de Foietes” where they can participate in various ball sports, run a lap or two at the athletics track or go for a swim in the pool with Olympic sizes. Benidorm will offer both the young and the old a great time, also until the wee hours.

Altea is particularly known as an artist village, which is why there are so many galleries and crafts shops located here. Perhaps you will find a suitable souvenir to take home with you in one of these shops! The area offers many great sites like “El Castell de Guadalest” (the castle of Guadalest) located at the northwester side of the village. The castle does not only give an insight into the old ways of life, it also offers a stunning view.

Altea has several supermarkets, a pharmacy, bakery, bike rental shop and a great variety in shops, restaurants and terraces.

For more information about Altea and the surrounding areas, we would like to refer you to the local tourist agency, “L’Oficina De Turismo”.

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Benissa || Alicante

Away from the hustle and bustle of the Costa Blanca, and high and dry at about 275 metres above sea level, the authentic Spanish town Benissa is located. The warm Mediterranean creates a year-round pleasant temperature and diverse landscape.

The Costa Blanca naturally is the perfect destination for sun-, sea- and beachlovers. The various coastal villages all have their individual Spanish charm with vast (pebble) beaches, boulevards terraces. Although the village centre of Benissa is located more inland, the Mediterranean Sea is only a twenty-minute drive away. The coastline has many hidden bays and wonderful sandy beaches. Two other towns in the area are the seaside resorts Moraira and Calpe. The latter is famous for the rock in the sea, named the “Penyal d’Ifac”, its fishing harbour, fish market and its many fish restaurants.

Looking for a bit more bustle? The big bathing resort Benidorm can be reached by car in less than half an hour. The clean and safe beaches here have been awarded many times. Except sun bathing, you can also enjoy many (water) sports activities such as volleyball, beach football, or water-skiing (provided by the cableway ski installation of the water-ski school).

Had enough from all the sand between your toes? There are lots of other things to do in the area. About 10 kilometres northwest of Benissa you can find the magnificent “Jalón Valley”. The area is well-known for its wine-making and is extremely suited for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Each year in February, the almond trees in the valley are in full bloom. This turns the landscape into a beautiful soft pink blanket.

There are plenty of opportunities to entertain the entire family such as the multiple theme parks and water parks in and around Benidorm. Sporty people will have a fantastic time in “Parque de Foietes” where they can participate in various ball sports, run a lap or two at the athletics track or go for a swim in the pool with Olympic sizes. Benidorm will offer both the young and the old a great time, also until the wee hours.

On Saturday mornings you will find a market in the village centre. This well-visited antiques market in the village is seen as the best one in the region, and rightly so. Antiques is just a feeble name for the wide-ranging offer varying from furniture to jewellery and other interesting curiosities that can be found on the market.

The centre of Benissa is dominated by the enormous white cathedral called “La Marina Alta” and has two squares: the “Plaza de la Iglesia” and “Plaza Rey Jaume I”. The town also has many historic buildings dating back to the 16th century, such as the commercial trade building and the old hospital.

In Benissa you will find a big supermarket, a pharmacy, a bakery and a great variety of shops, restaurants, and terraces.

For more information about Benissa and its surrounding areas, we would like to refer you to the local tourist agency, “L’Oficina De Turismo”.

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L'Alfàs del Pi || Alicante

The village and municipality of L’Alfàs del Pi are part of the province Alicante. The village is situated on the so-called Costa Blanca, not far from the Mediterranean Sea. Although this tranquil village is not specifically known for its tourism, it does have one of the highest rates of European immigrants. Especially Norwegians, British and Dutch, massively left to enjoy the sun in the 1970s.

The Costa Blanca obviously is the ultimate destination for lovers of the sun, the sea, and the beach. The various coastal villages in the area all have their own Spanish charm with vast (pebble) beaches, boulevards and terraces. Not far from L’Alfàs del Pi, you can find popular coastal resorts as Albir and Altea. Calpe, famous for its rock in the sea, the “Penyal d’Ifac”, its fishing harbour, fish market, and many fish restaurants is located at the northside of L’Alfàs del Pi.

Looking for a bit more vibrancy? The big bathing resort Benidorm can be reached by car in less than fifteen minutes. The clean and safe beaches here have been awarded many times. Except sun bathing, you can also enjoy many (water) sports activities such as volleyball, beach football, or water-skiing (provided by the cableway ski installation of the water-ski school).

Had enough of all the sand between your toes? There is always something else to do in this beautiful environment. The vast mountain area located at the westside of L’Alfas, in the direction of Spain’s inland, encloses the entire region and is great for walking, cycling and hiking purposes.

There are plenty of opportunities to entertain the entire family such as the multiple theme parks and water parks in and around Benidorm. Sporty people will have a fantastic time in “Parque de Foietes” where they can participate in various ball sports, run a lap or two at the athletics track or go for a swim in the pool with Olympic sizes. Benidorm will offer both the young and the old a great time, also until the wee hours.

A weekly market can be found in the village on Fridays. The market offers a great variety of gadgets, fresh fruit and vegetables. The surroundings of L’Alfàs del Pi offer many great sites like “El Castell de Guadalest” (the castle of Guadalest) located at the northwester side of the village. The castle does not only give an insight into the old ways of life, it also offers a stunning view. Besides this, coastal town Altea is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns of the region. A beautiful church called “Nuestra Señora del Consuelo” can be found in the village centre. The square located in front of the church a fantastic view over the town and its white houses.

L’Alfàs del Pi has a big supermarket, a pharmacy, bakery, bike rental shop and a large offer of shops, restaurants and terraces. There is a large offer of cafés, from Dutch bar to British pub, which show the diversity of nationalities.

For more information about L’Alfàs Del Pi and its surrounding areas we would like to refer you to the local tourist agency, “L’Oficina De Turismo”

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