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What to see in Alicante and surroundings

The province of Alicante is a very complete tourist destination, with a wide variety of options to satisfy all types of travelers. From beautiful cities and picturesque coastal towns, to charming inland villages, castles and natural parks, there is something for everyone. Here is a list of our favorite places to see in and around Alicante.

Alicante capital

The capital of the province could not be missing in this list of places to see in Alicante and surroundings. Despite being a small city, it is extremely pleasant to spend a day touring its old town, where you can see iconic places such as the Castle of Santa Barbara and the picturesque neighborhood of Santa Cruz.

If the weather permits, a visit to the Postiguet Beach is an excellent option, as well as enjoying the gastronomy in one of the restaurants located in the pleasant port of Alicante.

Rock of Ifach

The coastal town of Calpe is home to a majestic rock formation emerging from the sea: the Peñón de Ifach. If you are passionate about hiking, you can take a beautiful route that will take you to the top in a journey of unparalleled beauty.

From the top of the Peñón de Ifach you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Calpe, surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Take advantage of the visit to the rock to visit the beautiful town of Calpe. It has a large number of monuments and places of interest that are worth visiting. Among them are the impressive Church of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, the old Church, the imposing Castle-Fortress, the Queen's Baths, the Hermitage of El Salvador, the Hermitage of San Juan de la Cometa, the historic Torreón de la Pieza, the Torre del Castellet and del Molí, the charming Masía Casanova and the beautiful Font del Llevador.

Jávea

Jávea is one of the charming coastal towns in the province of Alicante that enjoys great popularity. Its old town is very pleasant to walk around, but it is its beautiful coves that really captivate visitors. Although they are mostly made of stone, their crystal clear waters and the wealth of marine life they harbor make the experience worthwhile.

In Jávea you will find a wealth of options to enjoy, from restaurants and beach bars with a flirty style, to nightclubs and stores. In short, a place where there is never a lack of options to have fun.

Benidorm, the most touristic city to see in Alicante

Benidorm is, without a doubt, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the province of Alicante and even in the whole of Spain. It offers numerous attractions, from a pleasant climate all year round and excellent beaches, to a lively nightlife and theme parks.

It is a modern city characterized by the presence of imposing skyscrapers that can be seen from its Levante and Poniente beaches. If what you are looking for is a little more tranquility, you only have to leave the city to discover jewels such as Cala Finestrat or Cala del tío, which are true havens of peace.

Guadalest

This charming inland village is one of the places to see in Alicante. Its picturesque cobbled streets, narrow and adorned with a variety of souvenir stores, are a real treat for the senses.

But undoubtedly one of the main attractions of Guadalest is the Castle of San Jose, which, although it has suffered significant damage from earthquakes and fires, is still the symbol of the village and stands majestically on top of the hill.

Moraira

In this list of places to see in Alicante and surroundings could not miss the beautiful Moraira. This Alicante town is home to some of the most beautiful coves in the province, such as Cap Blanc, Andragó, Portixolet, Llebeig, among others. But Moraira not only stands out for its beaches, but also for its picturesque old town and a castle that attracts many tourists.

In Moraira you will find a wide variety of villas that offer a select and high quality service. If you are looking for a unique experience, in this town you will find first class accommodations that will make your stay unforgettable.

Villajoyosa

In the Marina Baixa region is the picturesque fishing village of Villajoyosa, famous for its artisan chocolate factories and its characteristic colorful houses that are found throughout its old town, promenade and even hanging over the Amadorio River.

It is said that the houses are painted in bright colors so that fishermen who spent long periods of time at sea could easily identify their homes upon their return.

In this town, you can enjoy its quiet and beautiful beaches such as Bol Nou or Playa Paradís.

Altea

Altea is a charming seaside town, known for its white houses and balconies adorned with vibrant flowers, giving it a charming Mediterranean touch.

The old town of Altea, called Altea la Vella, sits atop a hill overlooking the sea. In the main square of the old town is the Church of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, from where you can enjoy stunning sea views. From there, you can explore the narrow cobblestone streets lined with restaurants and craft and clothing stores.