Take a trip to Alicante
Located 170 kilometers south of Valence on the Costa Blanca, Alicante has all the charms of a beautiful port city. Stroll through the picturesque Santa Cruz neighborhood, which borders the walls of the Santa Barbara Castle, located atop Mount Benacantil. Stroll along the Explanada de Espana, and through the typical winding streets of El Barrio, the old part of the city. By taking the ferry, you can reach the island of Tabarca, the only island without inhabitants in the region. There, you can admire a very special fauna and flora.
Tour guides in Alicante
Five ideas for guided tours in Alicante
MARQ Archaeological Museum
The Museo Arqueológico de Alicante is one of the most beautiful museums in the world dedicated to prehistoric and medieval art. The place is beautifully designed. Both didactic and fun, it will appeal to adults as well as children. There are 5 main rooms: prehistory, Roman culture, Middle Ages, Iberian culture and modern and contemporary history. The central area has been designed to explain the techniques used by archaeologists. The museum has more than 80,000 pieces, testifying to the richness of the Mediterranean civilizations that lived in the province of the Costa Blanca.
Santa Barbara Castle
To get to Santa Barbara Castle, on Mount Benacantil, and enjoy the best view of the bay and port of Alicante, leave the city center in the direction of the Ereta Park. From there, take the very steep Paseo Alto and finally arrive at the entrance to the fortress. This castle belonged to the Arabs at the time, and was taken by Alfonso X of Castile in the 13th century. It consists of 3 enclosures, the main outbuildings including the court of arms, the keep, and finally the lower enclosure, more recent, which dates from the eighteenth century.
The Esplanade of Spain
Located just near the port, the Esplanade of Spain is a privileged place to walk by the sea. Be careful, you won’t be alone. The whole city and the tourists are crowding in this place. It is not less than 6 million colored marble slabs (red, black and white) that it was necessary to arrange to form all this path in the shape of waves. People come here at all hours of the day, and it is very pleasant to enjoy a little shade under the 4 rows of palm trees that have been placed along the promenade.
Considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, Guadalest is only an hour’s drive from Alicante. The town sits on top of a hill, surrounded by mountains. The white houses, with a great charm, dominate the valley. The place is home to the ruins of a castle that can be visited via a very instructive route that will take you from the outside to the inside. From the top, you will have a panoramic view of the Mediterranean. All the streets of Guadalest follow one another in the middle of houses brilliantly decorated with their flowery facades. In the Arrabal district, many handicrafts are displayed in numerous shops (glassware, embroidery, ceramics, leather).
The island of Tabarca
Only eleven nautical miles from Alicante, near the Cape of Santa Pola, the island of Tabarca is the only inhabited island in the region. In fact, it is an archipelago composed of La Cantera, La Nao and La Galera. The area is very small, barely 1,800 meters long and 400 meters wide, but you will spend a dream day there. There is an old fishing port, which has kept all its charm, the small village with colorful houses, beautiful beaches with turquoise water, and, if you venture a little, you discover at the western end of the island beautiful coves.