Places to visit near Altea, Spain

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1. Terra Mitica, for those who like theme parks at about 10 km away just outside Benidorm Described as "fun for the family" , Terra Mitica is the first real theme park in Spain. It is not an amusement Park. but a theme park that recreates the lost civilisations of the Mediterranean: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia, and the Islands. Its main rides take you back to the myths and legends of these ancient cultures with state of the art technology, special effects, animatronics and digital imagery. The Maze of the Minotaur and the Colossus are part of the attractions here.

2. Callosa is about 15 km.away. The route is extraordinary, with a backdrop of orange and nispero groves lining either side of the route. Close to Callosa d'En Sarrìa is its Nature Park, where the Fonts d'Algar are situated. The Fonts are known as the "Font de Fonts" (Spring of all Springs).
The road to the Fonts from Callosa is well signposted. On leaving Callosa you will see to your right a wonderful view of the valley's water canals and greenery of the Nature Park.
The Fonts themselves are a series of small springs which merge to form a beautiful waterfall and small lagoons of the "Fonts d'Algar" proper. There are lots of footpaths to explore and you will find many natural pools, all fed by the D'Algar waterfall. On a hot summer day the springs is an interesting alternative to the beach, as the spring waters are a steady 18°C. You can swim and relax in the shade of the trees.
The Fonts D'Algar has its own restaurant, plus barbecue and picnic facilities.

3. La Nucia to the north of Altea with its Sunday market is worth a nice day trip. The village, with a population of 6000 situated five minutes drive inland from Altea. The climate of It Nucia is typically Mediterranean, and surrounded by high mountains it is sheltered from the cold winds of the north

4. L' Alfàs del Pi was originally an inland fortified village, fortified of course to protect it from Berber pirates. The name 'Alfàs' was originally Moor and means 'sown land'. It has been possible to control the growth of the town by ensuring that residential developments are kept to 4 storeys and that 50 % of developed land is made up of green areas. Of the 12,500 inhabitants roughly half are foreigners. The promenade along the sea is known as the Promenade of Stars as it contains the names of famous actors who have visited L' Alfàs del Pi during the annual Cinema Festival in July.

5. Sierra de Bernia, the mountain area looms above Altea, and reaches up to 1130 mt high hills. From up there you will have a nice view on the Altea area and the coastline.

6. Just North from Altea continuing along the N-332 is Cactuslandia, a private botanical garden specialising in cacti.

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