Spanish Dancing Lessons
There are numerous places that offer spanish dancing lessons at a very low price.
I went to one bar in "El barrio" (pub/bar district) and got lessons for about one hour. We were taught the cha-cha-cha and the salsa (these are very difficult dances by the way)
The lesson was only 2 euros.
There are many posters around town advertising places that offer lessons
Jijona is only 26 km from...
Jijona is only 26 km from Alicante, and it would be inexcusable not to pay a visit to the birthplace of turrón. Close at hand are the Caves of Canelobre, a marvel of nature you will surely enjoy. Don't miss the Habaneras and Polyphony Festival held in Torrevieja every year in August.
On the way you'll see the famous Salinas, salt flats, and perhaps you can take home a barquito de sal, the typical souvenir. Torrevieja is only 42 km from Alicante.
Did you know that only 22 km from Alicante you can see the largest Palm Forest in Europe? A trip to Elx won't take long and you're sure to enjoy a stroll through this subtropical area so different from others in Spain.
If you happen to be here in August, do not miss the Misteri d'Elx, a liturgical drama of medieval origin.
If you're into mountaineering, you can have a go at the Maigmó mountain (1296 m) taking the road to Castalla.Although you can drive up a track leading almost to the top, the energetic will ascend on foot and have a pleasant rest on the Balcón de Alicante, which offers a magnificent panorama of the Castalla mountains and the Alicante plain, with the blue Mediterranean in the background.
Do not forget to visit the city of Orihuela, with its wide variety of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings. 54 km from Alicante. They say that Ibi (40 km) is the Spanish headquarters of the Three Kings of Orient, who bring gifts at Christmas time. This may not be true, but it certainly has a huge number of toy factories. And also a Toy Museum your children will love to visit. You should also visit the village of Agost, famous for its pottery. This town makes more earthenware botijos than any other spot in Spain. The authentic souvenir is the Botijo de Novia.
If you're visiting in summer and looking for action, ask about the Trensnochador ('night-owl'). It's a train that runs at night, connecting with all the disco centres and nightspots from Alicante up to Altea. The best of the movida (night scene) of the Costa Blanca!.
Castillo De Santa Barbara
Castillo De Santa Barbara is a pretty great old fortress located in the highest point of the city. It rises up to over 160 meters above the sea level (?) and gives nice view over the city and to the sea. Some plants and other stuff gives the interiors of the fortress a nice look. There are also some concert (?) halls inside the walls of Santa Barbara.
Oh, and it's totally free from charge. :-)
See more views at the travelogue.
Enjoy the Benidorm..and it's...
Enjoy the Benidorm..and it's beaches.
Benidorm has some of the best beaches in the world. The fine sand, cleaned daily, the quality of the services and the transparency of the water are the main reasons given by Benidorm's many visitors. The Playa de Levante, where most bathers gather, is located 2 kilometres from the old town centre, the Sierra Gelada and the Ricón de Loix. In the middle of the summer the colourful concentration of human bodies is quite impressive. The Playa de Poniente is located on the edges of the old town centre, near the Finestrat cove. The Playa de Poniente resembles the Playa de Levante, though it is more peaceful. There is a small cove between the Playa de Poniente and the old town centre, known as the Playa del Mal Pas, which can be reached from the port or from stairs that descend from the castle..
This is the only inhabited in the Community of Valencia. It is located at a distance of 11 nautical miles from the city of Alicante. The islands Lebante Beach has a lenght of 250m and is near the villige which is a historic and artistic monument. It can be reached very easy from the marina harbour of Alicante several times a day.