already finished a small page of this wonderfull town just a couple of miles from Benidorm. villajoyosa. if you care for a day at the beach, and if you are close just go there and have a really vacation day, just doing nothing.
if not, well, the path side by side with the sea, is very handsom, with the collourfull houses all aligned. know that there are some historic features to go ( i didn't ) and, yes, a chocolat museum...yummmyummm
some 50 km from Benidorm the town of Alicante. to get away from all the fuss of benidorm and if you have car, drive towards a beautifull town, mostly at night. a lovely marina and a pedestrian promenade side by side with it. a shopping mall following and you reach the main beach of Alicante with a great view over the moorish castle and the historic site. lots of "esplanadas" on the promenade gives you time to rest after a stroll downtown, with lovely and clean buildings and a very calm city.
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.
Parque de L'Aigüera,well I placed another photo of this park on must see activities,but I want to place another one here aswell.
This park is a great place to have a break in the city,surrounded by hundreds of palm trees,also you'll find here some walking trails and nice places to feel quiet and relaxed!.
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!
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.
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 !!
If you are on this beach you can't imagine that behind you is one of the biggest holiday resorts in the world. To get there take bus 12 or 41 to finestrat and walk over the mountains. It is a walk of half an hour but worthwile. You can also go by car if you come from direction Benidorm turn left at the casino of Vila Joiosa.
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.
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 !!!
La cala de Finestrat, is the small neighbour of Benidorm, it used to be very spanish and not very touristic. It has undergone big chances, now the biggest hotel of Spain is being built there, with indoor ice skating, entertainment,shops etc. But it is nice to visit and relax on the beach. Bus5 from parc Elx every 10min and bus 12 from Rincon de Loix every 20 min.For more information visit my
Finestrat 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!!
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 !!
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!!
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 !!