Sights around Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain

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In this section we highlight some of the attractions close to the city of Alicante.

Cuevas del Canelobre
These prehistoric caves are near the town of Busot, 24 km from Alicante. The caves have a high cathedral like roof. And the rocks have eroded into various curious shapes. The interior of the caves have good acoustics, and musical productions have been put on here from time to time. Cuevas del Canelobre can be contacted direct on +34 965 699 250 or email

El Agudo – Cuerda de La Murada, Alicante
El Agudo is an area of natural beauty between the villages of Barbarroja and La Murada a few miles north of Orihuela (worth a visit in itself) and a 45 minute drive from Alicante. The rugged mountainside is dotted with ravines carved out by rivers and the slopes are covered in protected pine woodland, with an abundance of wildlife & forest birds. This is an ideal location for walking, picnicking, & other outdoor pursuits.

Embalse de la Pedrera
Embalse de Pedrera, which is a large reservoir near the village of Torremendo. just North West of San Miguel de Salinas, & about 20 minutes drive from Torrevieja. The reservoir is a typical Spanish wetland, & all round its banks grow salt cedar, reeds & rushes.

Puerto de la Carrasqueta
From here, views of the Torremanzanas Valley and Alicante and the sea in the distance.

Tabarca Island, the only inhabited island in the Community of Valenciai is located off Cabo de Santa Pola, 11 nautical miles from the city of Alicante. The Island of Tabarca is a guitar-shaped island with a total area of 30 hectare. The island was once a base for pirates. In 1760, King Carlos III ordered a fortress to be built there and which you can visit today. There is a pleasant beach plus a number of seafood restaurants. The main beach on the island, Levante Beach, is 250m long. The waters surrounding the island have been officially declared a Mediterranean marine nature reserve with virtually undamaged marine life, excellent water quality and a biodiversity of its fauna and flora. The island can be easily reached by boat from Alicante. There are various departures daily in summer and at weekends during the rest of the year, from the Marina opposite the Explanada de España.

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