Places to visit Northern Costa Blanca, Spain

Map of Places to visit Northern Costa Blanca, Spain


Benidorm - Benidorm, is to be found 45 km northeast of Alicante, and just south of Altea. With a skyscraper skyline, it offers long sandy beach and a hectic nightlife. Surrounded by 1558 m high mountains, Benidorm is protected against any cold north winds. With a large British population, Benidorm could be called Blackpool with lots more sun and far better beaches.

Elda - The city of Elda and the city of Petrer which is only 4 km away form a twin city with a total population of both cities adds up to 80,000 inhabitants. Because of the people that founded each town, today Elda's population speak Spanish and Petrer's speak Valenciano.Dating back to the struggles between the Moors & the Christians, Petrer's castle is one of the most impressive in the province. It has recently been thoroughly restored. Elda is famous for the production of leather footwear, especially women's shoes, since the 18th century.

Villajoyosa - Villajoyosa or Villa Joiosa in Valencian, means 'joyful or happy town'. The city is located at the mouth of the River Sella and is the main town of the La Marina region. A much older town than Benidorm and the locals feel that it is close enough to Benidorm whilst being far enough away. It is only 10 Km to Benidorm. As well as tourism, Villajoyosa is both fishing and chocolate-making to support the economy

Ailcante - Alicante has about 310 000 habitants. The promenade the "Explanada de Espana" that runs along the harbour is one the most appealing features of the city. With palm trees, flower beds, and cafés. The old quarter of the city is a maze of small streets climbing the hill. Higher up are white-washed houses with panoramic views over the city and the bay. Eating out is a favourite pastime here. Many restaurants prefer to serve traditional Spanish foods, both paella and fish dishes.

Elche - Elche, or Elx in Valencian, is known for its palm trees, the largest palm grove in Europe with 200,000 palm trees. The Phoenicians created the palm grove in Elche during the 6th century BC, because of its warm climate and their ingenious irrigation system. The Palmeral palm tree forest has now been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. These palms are found on every street corner and can be enjoyed in many places, including the city park and just a short walk away in the Huerto del Cura (Priest's Garden).

Santa Pola - Santa Pola is 18 km south of the city of Alicante, and 8 km from Alicante Airport. The town is in the southernmost portion of the province of Alicante, and is set on a calm bay. It has a mild climate, miles of sandy beaches and a major fishing port.

Guardamar del Segura -

Torrevieja -

San. Pedro del Pinatar -


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