Some attractions North of the area
Benidorm & Calpe
about 50 miles North of La Marina
a beauty spot that is run with the visitors participation in
conservation and development of "Fonts de l'Algar" and its surrounding
area. Visit the riverside, a walk along the paths and bathing in its
various pools and waterfalls. Don't forget the bathing-wear.
First aid post, camping for one day with WC and showers, reception
Tel.- Fax : 96/588.21.06 on the road to Callosa, 35 Km from Calpe and
Capital Alicante or Alicant is situated in a bay which is closed in to
the north by Cabo Las Huertas and to the south by Cabo Santa Pola, and
enjoys pleasant temperatures all year round with average of 18 degrees.
A tour in the city would usually start in the Paseo Maritimo, a
promenade, or Explanada de Espana where both tourists and local people
stroll under shade provided by two rows of tall palm trees.
The Iglesia de Santa Maria is in the square of the same name and is one
of the city's most famous monuments.
Municipal Art Museum (tel.: 514.07.68) in the Casa de la Asegurada where
paintings are on display.
The Symbolis Fortress, the Castillo de Santa Barbara, is located 200
metres up on Benacantil hill. This castle comprises three different
enclosures each at different heights on the bare rock. The lower
enclosure dates from the Bourbon era, the middle precinct from the
sixteenth century and the upper is part of the site of the original
fortress. The castle had drawbridges, dungeons, living quarters for the
nobility, turrets, a gunpowder arsenal and the eighteenth century
chapel, Ermita de Santa Barbara. It can be entered from Paseo de Gomiz
through a tunnel 200 metres long which has been dug into the rock. At
the end of the tunnel are two lifts which go up to the fortress.
Hemmed in by the port to the south and the Grossa mountains to the
north, playa (beach) of Postiguet, in the heart of the city, is very
popular in the summer.
Altea Hills Yachts
Altea Hills and enjoy a stroll around the Greenish Marina, probably the
most exclusive and home of some of the biggest luxury yachts on the
Costa Blanca. Join the N-332 near Calpe and follow it towards Altea,
after the tunnels, pass the Astondoa yacht brokerage and turn left, down
the hill just before the Planesia Supermercado follow the road until the
marina near the apartments. Enjoy a meal or a drink at one of the bars
inside the marina. You can charter boats from here and is also a diving
excursion leaves from the marina.
Address is Marina Greenish, Altea hills, N-332.
water amusement park for adults and children. Aqualandia offers you an
unforgettable day for the whole family. Situated on the west site of
Benidorm against a hill near Mundomar and Benidorm Palace. You have to
visit this one, don't forget your sun cream.
Tel.: 96/586.40.06 or 07.
the fantastic underwater world in the waters of Benidorm's Island and
Calpe. Departures from the port and the street Rincon de Loix, first
departure at 10.00 and go every hour. You can also visit the island.
Benidorm Tel.: 96/585.00.52
the city which best represents the phenomenon of tourism. With its fine
sandy beaches, more than 300 hours of sunlight per year and humidity
levels which never fall below 65 per cent, this is a wonderland all year
Those seeking Arab heritage, in addition to a sultan, should made for
the old part of the town which is made up of a series of streets
pointing towards the sea.
Discos and bars can be found along the Avenida de Filipinas and the
Phoenicians called the Rock of Ifach the Northern Rock to distinguish it
from Gibraltar, the Southern Rock, as these were the only spectacular
promontories they encountered in their travels to the western shores of
Ifach is indeed a large rock, measuring 332m in height. Today, it is
been transformed into a nature park to protect its unique vegetation and
over 300 species of animals, including colonies of sea birds that use it
as a nesting area. Located here is a nature school where local
carnations and even original Robertonian orchids can be admired. The
park itself can be reached up a zigzagging track which is compulsory
climbing for anyone anxious to get a panoramic view over the entire
Marina Alta coastline. Mountaineers use the southern face for
practice, as it drops straight down to the sea.
years running in the summer, Arts and Crafts Fair is been held in the
Old Town center of Calpe every day except Mondays. During June to
September, the Calle José Antonio and the Plaza de Espana will present a
lively scene in the evening, not only artists and craftsmen by putting
up their stands but there are also workshops and live entertainment as
well as an art exhibition.
The program of the week or for details : tel.: 965.732.269 English
Castillo Conde de Alfaz
back eight hundred years to the Castle of the Count of Alfaz and enjoy a
dinner typical of this age together with the Count. See how the knights
fight on foot and horseback to defend their honor and save themselves
from the Pit of Terror ... A place which you too can visit.. if you
dare...End your night in the great disco "The Torture Chamber"
Tel.: 96/686.55.92 or 93 In Alfaz between Altea and Benidorm.
From Calpe : 17 Km. and Benidorm : 3 Km.
personal garden transformed into cactusland, 1.000 different species of
cactus and other succulents, tropical fruit trees, several species of
parrots, parakeets, exotic birds and others. A wonderworld of shapes and
colors. Bar and sale of cactus. Also a collection of fossils, mineral
stones, shells, butterflies.
On the road between Calpe and Altea. Entrance at the top of a hill,
Tel.: 96/584.22.18 - La Galera del Mar, 26 - Altea
the old fortified monastery in Guadalest, 22 Km. inland from Benidorm on
the road 3313 to Alcoy.
From Calpe take the road to Alcoy over Callosa.
of Bethlehem. Typically Spanish architectural scale models and doll's
houses, all in miniature. Authentic and realistic, as their
construction is not in plastic, plaster, cardboard nor paint. It is
unique in the world. 15 Years in the making, possibly the highlight of
Museum Antonio Marco - C./.La Virgen,2 - Guadalest - Tel.:
4 x 4
|4 x 4 :
Discover the real Spain. A complete full day of adventure, action and
sensation through the magnificent country-side of the Costa Blanca:
mountains, valleys, picturesque villages, rivers and jungle also
swamps. Drive yourself or let yourself driven.
Cabrio : New and exclusive. A whole day excursion with brand-new luxury
Cabrio's. Enjoy the beautiful country side while you are driving or
while you are being driven. Suitable for all ages.
Av. Penetracion s/n. - Complejo Admiral 1, local 5 - Benidorm -
go-kart on a great track and enjoy this exciting sport in one of Europ's
On the road from Benidorm to Villajoyoga just outside Benidorm. Tel.:
La Font Santa
Santa karting is one of the all time great tracks and is owned by the
father of the junior champion of Espana, Adrian Valles. The track is
You can rent children kart, biplaza kart, leisure kart or 70mph prokarts,
90mph competition karts. It also has a shop dealing in karts and a bar
and terrace overlooking this amazing championship course.
The adress is: Ctra. Moraira-Teulada km.3 - Teulada. Tel.: 96.574.14.69
Free transport to the track tel.: 9188.8.131.52
Benidorm - Gata
Traveling on the Limon Express is a pleasant excursion, along the Costa
Blanca. It offers a five-hours journey through Benidorm, Altea, Rock
the Ifach and Teulada and other naturals places you can't otherwise
reach. The old tourist train stops in Gata de Gorgos where passengers
visit a guitar factory and are shown typical handicraft. On the way
back, going South, passengers can enjoy the wonderful west Mediterranean
landscape from heights of this coast while sparkling wine is served.
Reservations - info : Tel.: 96/680.31.03 Fax.: 96/680.85.21
and exotic animal park near aqualandia. Mundomar is a unique adventure,
its main characters is being beautiful with exotic marine animals.
These can be observed in their natural environment. You will learn from
them and enjoy yourself sharing with them the mysterious corners of a
fascinating, enchanting park. The parrots will entertain you. They are
as crafty as they are talkactive. Admire their flashy and exotic colors.
Go through its outstanding landscape and cross its lakes. Penetrate
deeply into its vegetation and explore its paths. You will see
impressive waterfalls and sheer, precipitous rocks. Enjoy a fascinating
encounter with the dolphins and seals. They are real stars of the
park. These loveable and intelligent beings will surprise you with all
Address : Sierra Helada, s/n - Rincón de Loix - Benidorm (Alicante)
Information Tel: 96-586.91.01 or 02 or 03
can : sail -catamaran, parapente, rent city race or mountain bikes, rock
climbing, diving, jeep- and moon- and sunrise safari's and even
Av. de Europa, 5 - 03500 Benidorm.
Marco Polo Expediciones
Tel. / Fax: 0034 96 586 3399
attraction park for children. 20 Km under Alicante on the road N-332 to
Santa Pola and Cartagena. - Tel.: 96/541.70.60 . Near Rio Safari Park
Prehistoric natural cave
offers its visitor the Caves of Canelobre, situated at a distance of 24
Km. from the city of Alicante, 60 Km from Calpe, at a high of 700 m. on
the northern side of Cabeco d'Or. The interior of the cave has got one
of the highest vaults in all Spain, and is very similar to a cathedral.
During a visit one can admire the varied and whimsical forms that the
rocks have adapted: candelabra, animals and many other spectacular
shapes. On certain occasions the unsurpassable acoustic and atmospheric
conditions of the caves are availed of to provide entertainment whose
main protagonist is music.
Tel.: 96/569.92.50 - Busot at Alicante, motorway A7 exit 67 to El
Campello, exit the road N-332 near El Campello to road N-340
Alcoi-Xixona to the cave in Busot.
mailto: canelobre Busot
Prehistoric natural cave
this magnificent natural cave with at a length of more than 300 m. and
its stalagmites and stalactites and admire the great numbers of domes
which at times rice to a height of more than 20m. The cave is situated
on the road between Pedreguer and Benidoleig, and still bears witness
with many human as well as animal bones of an age more than 50.000 years
Las Calaveras Benidoleig - Tel.: 96/640.42.35 - 03759 Benidoleig -
Situated inland between Gata and Ondara, surrounding area Javea - Denia
from Benidorm on the road between Colecha and Sella. Park is about
1.500.000 m² big at a altitude of 1.000 m. Bar and restaurant. It's
Tel.: 96/552.92.73 - Penaguila
new sensation seeing the lions and tigers in complete freedom. Come on
a safari and admire the leopards, jaguars, iberian wolves, primates and
hundreds of totally free animals. Astonish yourself with serpents with
examples of more than 90 kg. Various attractions: parrot show,
elastics beds, boats, congo train, horses and exotic ride on a
dromedary. Infantile park, restaurant service.
Tel.: 96/643.98.08 Fax.: 96/575.06.42 -
mailto: Safari Park Vergel
on the road C-3311 near Denia, motorway A-7 exit 61.
Vergel-Pego s/n - 03770 El Vergel
Safari Park Elche is the ideal spot to enjoy nature and to watch tigers,
lions, camels, monkeys, hippopotamus,... from its boats. You can also
visit the first farm exhibition with more than 200 crocodiles of all
sizes. Rio's Safari's 6000 fully grown palm trees create an unique
A professional team records with a video camera your promenade by boat
and in a few minutes they turn your visit into a great audio-visual
Tel.: 96/663.82.88 - On the road from Santa Pola to Elche, 120 Km from
2000, a new enormous theme park opened in Benidorm.
It's located against the mountain hill, inland to the village Finestrate,
you can't miss it.
More specific information about the theme parc, see the link at the
bottom of this page or
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
largest urban complex in Europe for Cultural, Educational and Leisure
Expansion. The Ciudad de las Artes Y las Ciencias, symbol of the
Community of Valencia for the XXIst Century, has been designed as a site
for relaxation, a place to learn by having fun.
It is to be a unique 350.000m² urban area, built alongside the former
bed of the River Turia: its content and unique buildings, works of the
architects Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, will allow enjoyment
with Art, Science and Nature.
A social and cultural complex with four large areas.
L'Hemisfèric: three remarkable productions on a 900m² concave
screen, with a soundtrack in four languages and six-channel stereo:
Planetarium, Dome Cinema and Laserium.
L'Oceanografic: an underwater city allowing visitors to enter
into different marine habitats, in the centre the floating underwater
restaurant. Two areas: a recreational area where all types of
entertainment activities will take place, and a large aquarium
comprising a series of lakes and lagoons with different water types,
coasts and islands with coastal geological formations.
Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe: Science and Discovery.
A magnificent 41.000m² construction is the house, international model
and reference for the scientific development. A centre where the
visitor will be able not only to look and touch, but also feel : a
museum of sensations. The three fundamental pillars are: an interactive
museum complex, an information server centre and an exhibition area for
Palacio de las Artes: the flexibility of this multi-use area,
dedicated to the creation and expansion of all the scenic Arts, will
enable a wide variety of cultural uses. It is equipped with the finest
and most modern equipment to perform great plays, operas and music
spectacles. There are three auditoria: the main hall, chamber hall and
the open-air auditorium.
C.A.C. , S.A.:Arzobispo Mayoral, 14-2° - Valencia - Spain.
Tel.:(34)963.525.507 Fax.: (34)963.526.023 info: 902.100.031
Valley of Wine
The Jalon valley is named after the Jalon river,
it flows through the village Jalon, which lies some 7 Km. from Benissa,
15 Km. from Calpe. The famous Jalon wines, strong red and the sweet
mistela or moscatel wine, are sold in two bodegas, where they encourage
you to try out their product. You buy the wine by the liter, so take
your bottle(s) along. The other bodega is privately owned, has an
extremely pleasant renovated interior, and sells local wine as well as
Every Tuesday a market - vegetables, clothes, shoes etc. - is held in
the square and the adjacent streets.
On Saturday mornings an enormous car boot sale and antique market is
held on the waste land opposite the bodega under the huge eucalyptus
trees, well worth going to.
You can walk through the history of the area and discover the ancients
footpaths, the ruins of the moorish castles, the plants, flowers, the
old wells and the picturesque villages.
La Pensión de Jalón - Cno.Castellet, 5 - 03727 Jalón -Alicante -
Sculptures : royal families, politicians, art, music, horror, cinema,
far west, sports, toros ...
Tel.: 96/680.84.21 - Museo de Cera - Avda. Mediterranea,8 - 03500