On the route to Polop you will travel through this small town of L'Alfa´s del Pi which was at one time a fortified village to protect itself from pirates. The word Alfas is Moorish and means "sown land" as the tradional economy here was the growing of fruit and almonds. Another attraction in the town is the street market every friday.
Sadly I didn't make it to this town although we did try to find a boat trip here from Benidorm without success however!
Calpe is well know for it's many seafood restaurants and also for the large rock that divides the shoreline in two. This being the largest rock in the Mediterranean at an impressive 322 metres high. Calpe also boasts 11 km of sandy beaches with quiet coves and also the Cueva dels Coloms which is a freshwater cave only accessible by sea? And was a favourite summertime haunt in the 30's for none other than Ernest Hemmingway!
La Nucia is the town between L'Alfas and Polop and looks a bit of an industrial town, but just outside of the town is a large supermarket that offers an amazing selection of food and drink products from all over Europe.
A few km out of Benidorm nestling comfortably against the mountains on a hilltop is the small town of Polop. Polop has many narrow streets which wend their way from the main square where you find the famous Font dels Xorrets which has 221 fountains up to the top of the hill where there is a cemetary.
For a great day out to go shopping and to visit some historical buildings, alicante is the place to be. Its not far from Benidorm only one hour by ferrocarril (local train).For more information visit my Alicante page !!
This place is famous for its houses that are painted in bright lively colors. I like bright colors so I really enjoyed it, but even if you don't like bright colors its a nice place to visit. The easiest and fastest way is to go by ferrocarril (local train).For more information visit my Villajoyosa page !!
Altea is good for a day out.At the coastline it is very modern but you can visit the old city a little bit further from the coastline.Bus10 from madeira centro every 20minFor more information visit my Altea page !!
Another popular holiday spot at the Costa Blanca is Calpe. Its great for a daytrip, you can go by boat and have a nice view at the coast line between Benidorm and Calpe. If you go by ferrocarril (local train) you have magnificent views over the mountains during the trip.For more information visit my
Calpe page !!
Located 50 kms from benidorm is the Jalon valley. Its famous for its wine and the antique market on Saturday. Ideal for a day out. For more information visit my Jalon page !!!
Only 25 kms from Benidorm, this is the most visited village in Spain. You can see the castle, the lake and admire the stunning views. For more information visit my Guadalest page!!
If you are in Benidorm I would recommend to visit the city of Valencia the city of architect Calatrava.It is only 144km from Benidorm.You can rent a car or go by bus.For bus information go to www.alsa.es,of course also lots of historical buildings and shops.For more information visit my Valencia page!!
If you like churches and monuments a great place to visit is Murcia. Murcia is the capital of the province of Murcia and is only 114km from Benidorm.For more information visit my Murcia page
In the mountains near Benidorm you find the little village of Sella. Its a very small village and the views over the mountains are breathtaking. There are also a few restaurants where you can eat real nice tipycal Spanish food.
Another nude beach near Benidorm is the Playa L'esparello. The beach is situated in La villajoyosa. You can get there by ferrocarril (local train). Your stop is Paradis and than its a five minute walk. Follow the signs to the Montiboli hotel and you'll see the beach.
View from Sierra Helada. Make a 5 km hike from Rincon de Loix to see the famous 'postcard view' form altitude of more than 300m. The best view is from the Cross high up. Remember to take some water with you, there are no supermarkets on the route.