Tabarca – is a small island in the Mediterranean Sea, about 8 km from Santa Pola and about 20 km from Alicante. The island is only 1800 m long and 380 m wide. Tabarca is divided into the eastern part, which remains uninhabited, and the western side with charming settlement built as old fishing architecture with a nice market and a church. No car traffic is there! Many bars and restaurants are waiting with delicious Spanish food. You can reach the island by ferries from Santa Pola, Alicante, Torrevieja and Benidorm.
Calpe – the population of the city is about 25.000 people. Formerly a fishing village, today the harbour town. 332 m high Ifach limestone rock is the smallest nature reserve in Spain. Hiking trails of varying difficulty lead to the top, where you can enjoy unforgettable views of the city and the beaches of Playa la Fossa and Playa Cantal Roig. Above view from the Ifach.
Viewpoint and lighthouse in Santa Pola
Santa Pola – the city is located about 20 km from Alicante. The local coast captivating by beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear water. You can enjoy wonderful seaside and coast views from the modern metal platform Mirador del Faro. The interesting lighthouse is nearby, also in good weather, it is possible to fly on paragliders.
Guadalest is a small town about 20 km from Benidorm with an Arabic castle built into the rock. You can reach the fortress only through a tunnel carved into the rock. The surrounding landscapes are extremely picturesque and breathtaking (in the photo above the view from the fortress – an artificial lake). Many interesting things are waiting for tourists – visiting the castle, museums, also many souvenir shops.
Elche Botanical Garden
Elche – one of the largest concentrations of palm trees in Europe is located here. The oldest and most magnificent specimens grow in the Huerta de Cura botanical garden, which covers 13,000 m2. Among them, the most famous Imperial Palm, named after Elizabeth of Bavaria.
Elche – znajduje się tutaj jedno z największych skupisk palm w Europie. W ogrodzie botanicznym Huerta de Cura liczącym 13.000 m² rosną najstarsze i najwspanialsze okazy. Wśród nich najsłynniejsza Palma Cesarska, nazwana tak na cześć Elżbiety Bawarskiej.