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2018

A week in Benidorm

Long stay holidays in Benidorm are always beneficial, whether they are during the summer or the no less attractive low season.

In addition, long stay holidays also give you the opportunity to visit other interesting and beautiful places. In our case, we can offer you the best deals on Long stays in Benidorm.

Our town has lots to offer you, as well as the neighbouring towns that surround us. Therefore, if you are staying for a week in Benidorm, why not combine your stay with alternate visits to the interesting places that we will be talking about, as follows.

Long stays in Benidorm

A few months ago, we dedicated a publication on this blog where we spoke about the most typical places to visit Benidorm. But this time, we are going to propose other interesting places that are worth seeing near to our town.

If you’re staying a week in Benidorm, or just a few days then you will still be able to take advantage and explore the places nearby.

But if you are going to book a  long stay in one of our Hotels in Benidorm.

Here are five places that would be perfect to visit whilst enjoying your time in with us.

 

Algar Waterfalls

Algar wateralls in Alicante

The Algar Waterfalls a paradise of natural located in the Marina Baixa in Alicante. An enchanting place, and only 15 kms from Benidorm.

Located in Callosa d’en Sarrià, they consist of a set of natural pools of water known as tolls, in which the waterfalls provide a paradisiacal and very relaxing environment.

In addition, The Algar waterfalls in Callosa d’En Sarrià, have pathways alongside the natural pools of crystal clear waters and for the more adventurous there are diving areas.

You can find an area with a high degree of conservation of ecological richness and incredible views.

If you decide to visit the Algar waterfalls, you will not only find picnic areas, but you also have the option of eating in any of the restaurants that offer a wide range of high quality foods.

 

Guadalest and Museums 

Guadalest near to Benidorm

This is definitely a place well worth visiting, whilst staying in Benidorm.

Considered the emerald jewel of the province of Alicante, this beautiful and picturesque village is just a short distance from the Algar waterfalls.

In short, Guadalest is one of the most fascinating places to visit from Benidorm. A quaint village with cobbled streets and only approx 20kms away.

It has a clearly latent Arab culture among its narrow streets, which culminate in a beautiful viewpoint where you can look out over its spectacular reservoir, safeguarded by the two of the most representative mountain ranges of the Marina Baixa (Aitana and Puig Campana). This reservoir Supplies water to several towns in the region.

In addition, Guadalest is also characteristic for its museums. Authentic centres of interest where you can find out how this small town has changed over the period of time: the Microminiatures Museum, the Orduña House Municipal Museum, the Nativity Museum and Dolls Houses, the Guadalest Valley Museum of Historical Vehicles, the Salt and Pepper Pot Museum, the Ethnological Museum, the Historical Museum, Medieval Historical Museum, Micro-gigantic and the Bicycle Collection Museum.

 

Altea

Old Town Altea

Considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, and also among the most elegant and welcoming in the province of Alicante, Altea is a not to be missed visit with plenty to offer and just short distance from Benidorm.

You will be enthralled by this enchanting old town, which stands out for its White narrow streets, as well as for its dazzling domes, beautiful churches, chapels and museums.

Viewpoints where you can look out over this picturesque town, and the emblematic Iglesia del Consuelo situated in the old town.

We would highly recommend you attend a concert in the gran Palau de Altea if you have the opportunity.

Another important area to visit is the Campomanes Marina. An idyllic place to visit at any time of the year, and situated approx 3 kms from the town centre.

Campomanes marina Altea

Very characteristic for being situated on the meridian 0, and renowned for its exceptional views.

It also has spectacular beaches and coves where you can enjoy a nice swim.

An extraordinary nautical club known as club náutico de Campomanes, where you can relax and sample delicious dishes.

 

Calpe

Peñón de Ifach in Calpe

Only 20 kilometres from Benidorm to the north, you will find one of the most popular towns in Alicante.

Also located next to the picturesque Altea, Calpe is dominated by the towering rock Peñón de Ifach, situated in a natural park with rich and varied species of flora and fauna (Parque Natural del Peñon de Ifach).

El Peñón de Ifach has 50.000 square metres, rising to 332 metres high, the rock stands out magnificently along the Mediterranean coastline.

Linked to the land by a Sandy isthmus, it is perfectly visitable place, and for this reason it is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Valencian Community.

But besides the Peñón de Ifach, Calpe has lots of areas that are worth a visit. For example, Calpes Port and its fish market, which is one of the most visited places to eat seafood in the region of Alicante. In fact, you will find a great number of seafood restaurants where you can enjoy the freshest and highest of quality seafood.

Nearby are the Salinas de Calpe Salt pans. This is a salt water lagoon with very Little Depth. Furthermore, they are situated very close to Calpes beaches. This fragile ecosystem attracts lots of species of migratory birds among which include pink flamingos and storks.

Salt water lagoon in Calpe

Whilst you are here, it’s worth taking a moment to visit the old town of Calpe. Quaint streets and painted houses decorated with flowers and plants in typical boat shaped pots, historical squares, these are just to name a few.

You will also be able to enjoy visiting various museums (History and Archaeology museum, Contemporary Art gallery, Coleccionismo Museum among other) and Churches.

 

Alicante

Principle Theatre in Alicante

And since we are giving a special review of the most characteristic places to visit by car from Benidorm, we could not close this publication without talking about the city of Alicante.

A perfect place to visit, not only for its magnificent beaches. It also has dazzling churches and museums that will make your visit to this city an authentic cultural route. And all this without forgetting the wide  variety of shops available on this Shopping Route in Alicante.

Overlooking Alicante city, you have an impressive fortress, The Santa Barbara Castle, one of the most emblematic monuments in the Valencian community.

From the Santa Barbara Castle, you can see Alicante’s port and its entire bay. You can also see from afar its beautiful old town and some of Alicante’s surroundings towns.

It was built in the IX century on Mount Benacantil, at a time when the area was occupied by Muslims.

The castle has guided tours that will show its different dependencies. One-hour tours, which start around mid-day, and finish just in time to enjoy lunch in its appealing restaurant. 

Santa Bárbara Castle  in Alicante

But one of the most popular aspects of Alicante is the great variety of shops, which makes shopping a pleasure, glamorous fashion shops, jewellers, cosmetic, perfume, shoe shops, everything you need can be found on this shopping route.

In addition to all this, you will also find the best restaurants in Alicante, tapas bars, cocktail bars, pubs, discotheques and lots more, what more could you ask for.

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