Algar Waterfalls. Algar Waterfalls at only 15 km from Benidorm and 3 km from the center of Callosa d’en Sarrià, direction Bolulla, you can find a natural area with a high degree of conservation of the ecological richness and also tourist services and environmental education.
This area was declared a Wetland protected by the Valencian Government. It is a real theme park about the importance of Water as a environmental resource, economic and cultural. The visit is a route through a circuit of 1.5 km in length along, where you can walk through the bed of the river Algar (“cave ” in Arabic), see the spectacular waterfalls and the numerous sources springs that spring from the rock, the “tolls” (pools of water) where you can take refreshing swims in crystal clear waters, known before as “source of health “, the old dam, the imposing century-old canal and ditches still in use.
The services oriented to facilitate and enrich the visit with environmental education resources like: Tourist Office, parking areas, toilets, first aid, Arboretum, collecting herbs and tour information on níspero, souvenir shop, the area picnic and the camping. To this must be added the Dino Park Algar, and the 5 restaurants nearby the Waterfalls, where you can enjoy the typical gastronomy of the area.
Guadalest. El Castell de Guadalest, known usually as Guadalest, is a small town in Valencia, in a mountainous part of the comarca of Marina Baixa, in the province of Alicante, Spain. Guadalest covers an area of 16 sq km, and has a population of around 200 inhabitants. Guadalest is approximately 25 kilometres inland from Benidorm along CV-70 road.
Surrounded by the Aitana, Serella & Xorta Mountains the village was a strategic military stronghold with fortifications. dating back to 715AD and the period of Moorish occupation of Spain. It saw action during the Moorish occupation, a strong earthquake in 1644 seriously damaged the fort and houses of the village, and during the War of the Spanish Succession, it again suffered serious damage from a mine explosion.
The town grew up around the fortress. Originally the population lived within the protection of the castle walls. The castle can only be entered by one small tunnel cut through the rock at the San Jose gate. The area inside the walls includes the ancient city dungeon, the bell tower, Saint Josep castle, the Orduña House, parish church and the Moorish fortified building called Alcozaiba.
The houses the Moors lived in then were built outside the San Jose gate. This part of the town, “el Arrabal”, with its little streets and squares is where the majority of the shops, craft shops, museums and restaurants are today.
The river Guadalest flows through the area and has been dammed to form a spectacular a reservoir below the town.
Guadalest has been declared a ‘Monument of Historical and Artistic Value’ and is a major tourist attraction in Spain.
Calpe. Calpe, also spelt without the ‘e’ as Calp, is instantly recognised by the mighty Penon de Ifach, the huge rock which rises 332 meters out of the Mediterranean sea. This has stood guard over the town and witnessed its transformation from sleepy little fishing village into tourist magnet.
Calpe is best known for its fine sandy beaches and great value fish restaurants. There are two stunning beaches to choose from, one either side of the mighty rock. Both beaches have beautiful long promenades and a great selection of bars and cafes. The fish restaurants are to be found mainly around the marina and the town centre has some excellent local shopping facilities, including a large street market.
The Rock of Ifach, which has been compared to the Rock of Gibraltar, was declared a nature reserve in 1987 and now provides a safe haven for a variety of birds and unusual flora and fauna. For the energetic, there is a fantastic walking route which goes through a tunnel in the rock and takes you right to its very tip!
Javea. Javea (also known as Xabia) is a gem of a town situated on the Northern Costa Blanca.
It’s rugged coastline is indented with secluded coves and sandy beaches. These hidden caves and bays were once used by pirates and smugglers in the Middle Ages but are now used by sunbathers, snorklers and scuba divers.
Javea is situated on the most easterly point of mainland Spain about 100 kms from Valencia and 90 kms from Alicante.
Javea has been voted environmentally near perfect by the World Health Organisation and boasts 320 days of sunshine a year.
New building developments in Javea are subject to height restrictions which mean there are no high-rise buildings unlike in other Costa Blanca towns such as Calpe or Benidorm.
Many would argue Javea is the finest place on the whole Costa Blanca. We wouldn’t argue too strongly with this.
Moraira. Moraira is on the coast below Javea. It has grown from being a small fishing village to an attractive holiday and tourist town.
Moraira is still small and compact. The buildings are all low-rise which is nice and probably because of this it retains it’s unique charm.
Just around the corner from the resort of Moraira is El Portet. Its almost like a Caribbean bay, the water is turquoise, the road to it is winding, the hills are alive with pine trees. the waters are very calm and safe for children.
Do also check out Moraira’s other sandy beaches of L’Ampolla and Plagetes, and also the tiny rocky coves with clear blue water (L’Andragó, Punta Estrella and La Cala).
The Moraira valley is stunning. It is full of whitewashed villas, it’s very green with lots of pine trees.
Moraira’s marina is very nice and swanky. This area contains some amazing restaurants, it’s a great area for eating outside. The main street is small and colourful with an excellent variety of local shops.
Benidorm Theme Parks & Attractions.
Terra Mitica: The largest, most exciting theme park in Europe, with incredible rides & shows all around the park; Pirates, Gladiators and Comedy street performers add to fun. Now with spectacular evening theatre shows!
Aqualandia: Here’s splashtastic excitement all the way – it’s wet‘n wild, with water thrills and fun for everyone. From the spectacular Big Bang or Kamikaze, to gentle bathing in a Lagoon, come and join the wet-set!!
Mundomar: A fascinating water world with beautiful marine life and exotic birds. See the amazing dancing with dolphins, funny sea lions, parrot shows and the children’s park. Don`t miss the Giant Aquarium.
Terra Natura/Aqua Natura: No visible barriers exist as you interact with the animal kingdom and witness the timeless wonders of nature, displayed through spectacular shows of skill and artistry. There’s nothing like it back home !! Two parks in one, Terra Natura also contains Aqua Natura, a fantastic water park for a splash a minute fun or relaxing in the spa or on the beach.
Benidorm Palace: No wonder this razzmatazz show is voted our number one excursion year after year – it’s a real bobby dazzler. All sequins, feathers and glitter, it’s a Vegas-style dance and music extravaganza that brings the best of Spanish entertainment to life. Cue foot-stomping flamenco dancers. Long-legged cabaret girls dolled up with feathers and fans. Plus sing-along rock-n-roll numbers, tango troupes and speciality acts like magicians, jugglers and acrobats. And the spectacle is rounded off by an all-singing, all-dancing finale that’ll have on your feet and shouting for more. The venue’s fantastic, too – the famous Benidorm Palace in the heart of the resort. A classic old-style cabaret theatre, it’s dripping with glitz and glamour, making your night out even more memorable.
Benidorm Circus: Every summer, the big top of the Benidorm Circus springs up next to Benidorm Palace. It hosts a two-hour show of Cirque de Soleil-style balancing acts, contortionists, fire dancers, clowns and trapeze artists. As with the all-singing, all-dancing shows in Benidorm Palace, the staging is a cut above – expect glittering costumes and a live band that plays everything from street music and opera to ballet and rock. The evening is a family-friendly deal, so be prepared for a healthy dose of audience participation, too. And if you fancy grabbing a meal or a drink, there are snack booths and a bar on hand.