Cabo de las Huertas
Cabo de las Huertas is a cape close to Alicante, to the north. There are small coves and rocky beaches still unspoiled. When I was a child, only a few houses were in this area. Now, housing development has dramatically changed this spot, but there are still some protected areas by the sea.
There are lots of little towns...
There are lots of little towns you can visit , go to the little village in the mountains with the artifical lake. There are lots of wild cats here to that were very friendly. There were organised tours here but if you find a map and the name of the place you can easily obtain directions by car!
I know it begaon with G,may have been Guadapest or something cannot quite remember though so do not quote me on it!
SANTA BARBARA CASTLE
The Castle of Santa Barbara,it is located just entering the city by the north,on a small mountain called Benacantil at 166 meters above sea level.
The castle was built from the arabs,and takes its name because on that date (St. Barbara's Day) it was gained in a battle to the arabs for the prince Alfonso the Castilla,late King Alfonso X el Sabio,one of best kings that we had on medieval age.
The Castle of Santa Barbara,was opening to public on 1,963, after a very good restoration,because during many years the castle was not very well conserved,and needed that building works.
Also at the same time were opening the two elevators that are going up to the castle inside the mountain.
There are to ways to go there,one driving your own car by a small road that reach the castle by the back side,or much better taking the elevators that are just in the mountain in front of Postiguet Beach,this is the best way to go up.From the top of the castle you'll see amazing views of the city,harbor and Mediterranean Sea.
Inside the Castle you can see also a nice exposition about spanish sculputures and another nice ones,and also you can explore the inside of the rooms,corridors,dungeons,passages.
Tou cannot miss the festival...
Tou cannot miss the festival of 'Hogueras de San Juan' held every year between 21 and 24 June
In addition to fallas or eventual monuments made in carton and wood that critisizes the social life until the moment they are burnt the night of 24, 'la noche de San Juan', you can find an explosion of live, dance, festive and colorful parades, fires, typical food and a lot of noise
A Neat and Modernist Little Palace
La Casa de Las Brujas (The Withches' House, also known as Casa Alberola) is a singular example os Spanish Modernism. It was created at the beginnings of the 20th century according to the plans of Enrique Sánchez Sedeño. The building is nowadays the headquarters of the Regional Government and it's not easy to go in (I never got it, since it's full of stupid policemen who wouldn't understand...), but its façade is well preserved and full of ornamental elements.