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Places to Visit

There torrevieja at nightare numerous places to visit within easy reach of the villa in La Marina. To obtain maximum benefit from your holiday, a car is highly recommended. You can pick a car up from Alicante Airport, having pre-booked it at home. Aqua-Car is cheap and is conveniently based in La Marina.

If you do not want to drive, coach trips depart from La Marina. Ring 966 785 910 any day 10am – 2 pm for further details and to book. The company advertise in the Round Town News and also have excursions which may be of interest.

If you enjoy searching for a bargain, the surrounding towns all have market days - don't be afraid to haggle.

The Costa Blanca Tourist Board will give you ideas of where to visit and and another useful link is www.infocostablanca.com

 

Algar Waterfalls
Altea
Altea Hills Yachts
Balloon Flights - Elche
Benidorm Palace
Calpe
Calpe Ifach
Carrefour Hypermarket
Castillo Conde de Alfaz
Castle of Santa Barbara - Alicante
Cactuslandia
El Huerto Del Cura (The Curate's Orchard), National Artistic Garden, Elche (Elx)

Go-Karts, San Fulgencio
Golf
Guadalest
Jalon Valley - Valley of Wine
Jeep Safari 4 x 4 Cabrio
Karting Benidorm
Mundamar
Prehistoric natural cave (1)
Prehistoric natural cave (2)
Salvador Artesana - shoe factory outlet
Sand Dunes of Guardamar
Wax Museum, Benidorm
Markets

 

Algar Waterfalls

This is a beauty spot that is run with the visitors participation in conservation and development of "Fonts de l'Agar" and its surrounding area. Visit the riverside, walk along the paths and bathe in its various pools and waterfalls. Don’t' forget your swimsuits!

First aid post, camping for one day with WC and showers, reception centre, parking.

Tel/Fax: 96 588 21 06

It is situated on the road to Callosa, 35 Km from Calpe and Benidorm

Combine a visit with a visit to Guadalest.

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Altea

Altea is a pleasant town just north of Benidorm and well worth a visit.

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Altea Hills Yachts

Visit Altea Hills and enjoy a stroll around the marina, probably one of the most exclusive on the Costa Blanca, and is home of some of the biggest luxury yachts in Spain. Enjoy a meal or a drink at one of the bars in the marina. You can charter boats from here, there is also a diving excursion which leaves from the marina.

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Balloon Flights, Elche

Definitely for the more adventurous, take a 40 minute balloon flight in the areas of Bajo Vinalopo and Bajo Seguar. The trip offers incredible views of south of the province of Alicante and at the same time provides a secure and suitable flight for the general public.

The whole excursion lasts 3 hours, including 40 min flying time. At the end of the flight a picnic is provided and you can celebrate the experience with Cava.

Excitement Touristic Balloon Flights

Reservations 966 637 401

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Benidorm Palace


Special and spectacular varied dinner show. Three-hour floor show and dancing, with music provided by a live orchestra. Doors open at 21.00. Reservations tel: 96 585 16 60 or 61.

Alternatively you can book tickets in the travel agent next to the Cam Bank in Commercial Centre 1 in La Marina.

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Calpe

A visit to Calpe itself is recommended. Have lunch in one of the many restaurants which specialise in local fish dishes.

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Calpe Ifach


The Phoenicians called the Rock of Ifach the Northern Rock, to distinguish it from Gibraltar, the Southern Rock, as these were the only spectacular promontories they encountered in their travels to the western shores of the Mediterranean.

Ifach is indeed a large rock, measuring 332m in height. Today, it is being transformed into a nature park to protect its unique vegetation and over 300 species of animals, including colonies of sea birds that use it as a nesting area. Located here is a nature school where local carnations and even original Robertonian orchids can be admired. The park itself can be reached up a zigzagging track leading to a panoramic view over the entire Marina Alta coastline.

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Carrefour Hypermaket

There are branches in Torrevieja and Elche. The nearest is Elche.

Take the road to Elche from the N332, and follow the road for approximately 14 kilometres. Turn left onto the N340. Follow the signs to Carrefour supermarket.

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Castillo Conde de Alfaz

Go back eight hundred years to the Castle of the Count of Alfaz and enjoy a dinner typical of this age. See how the knights fight on foot and horseback to defend their honor and save themselves from the Pit of Terror; a place which you too can visit….if you dare! End your night in the great disco "The Torture Chamber"

Tel: 96/686.55.92 or 93. In Alfaz between Altea and Benidorm. 3 km from Benidorm.

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Castle of Santa Barbara, Alicante

This is well worth a visit for the magnificent views of Alicante and the surrounding area. Don't make the mistake of attempting to walk up the hill to the castle. If you are traveling by car, follow the signs on the N-332 to the Puerto. When you reach the Puerto, you will see signs for Parking. Once parked, walk along the promenade until you reach the beach. Continue until past the Tourist Information office, just after this there is a bridge crossing the dual carriageway. Cross the road and follow the signs to the Castle. You will enter a tunnel which takes you to the lift up to the Castle.

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Cactuslandia

A personal garden transformed into cactusland. 1000 different species of cactus and other succulents, tropical fruit tees, several species of parrots, parakeets, exotic birds and other exhibits. A wonderworld of shapes and colours. Also a collection of fossils, mineral stones, shells, butterflies.

Refreshments are available.

On the road between Altea and Calpe.

Tel: 96/584 22 18 - La Galera del Mar, 26 - Altea

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El Huerto Del Cura (The Curate's Orchard), National Artistic Garden, Elche (Elx)

This is a garden of 13,000 m2 where you can see a large cactus and palm-tree collection with species from all over the world. About a thousand palm-trees surround ponds, rockeries and promenades.

Tel/Fax: 96/5 45 19 36. Porta de la Morera, 49, 03203 Elche (Elx)

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Go-Karts, San Fulgencio

A go-karting track on La Marina's doorstep. There are different categories of Karts which race at different times. The entrance is just off the N-332 near La Marina playas as you approach La Marina from Santa Pola

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Golf

La Marquesa, Avda. Justo Quesade s/n, 03170 Rojales, Alicante, Tel: 966 71 42 58 or 966 71 41 82. Fax 966 71 42 67. golfamarquesa@ctv.es

The course is lying in a valley between two mountains, this course is mainly flat and offers no particular difficulties. It has wide fairways interspersed with canals, lakes and other obstacles which all players find enjoyable. Players have the chance to use a wide variety of irons.
Opening hours: 08.30 – 20.30.

Holes: 18 – Par 72

Villamartin, Ctra. Alicante-Cartegena, km 7.6, 03300 Orihuela, Alicante Tel: 966 76 51 60, Fax 966 76 51 58, golfvillamartin@ole.com

The course gives players the chance to enjoy using all 14 clubs from their bags. The greens are fast and magnificently maintained.

Opening hours: 08.30 – 21.00

Holes: 18 – Par 72

Las Ramblas de Orihuela, Ctra. Alicante-Cartegena, km 48 03189 Orihuela, Alicante. Tel: 965 32 20 11, Fax 965 32 21 59.

The course is located between two ravines on the Mediterranean and requires players to use great precision when hitting the ball, as both fairways and greens are very demanding.

Opening hours: 08.30 – 21.00

Holes: 18 – Par 72

Campoamor, Ctra. Cartegena-Alicante, Km.48 03189 Orihuela, Alicante. Tel: 965 32 13 66, 965 32 01 04, Fax: 965 32 24 54 arniza.perfersan@nexo.es

The layout of the course has been adapted to suite both amateurs and professional golfers. The fairways are long and wide, but the greens and the inclinations of the fairways are the big challenges.

Opening hours: 08.30 – 20.00

Holes: 18 – Par 72

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Guadalest

This is a beautiful town in the hills with spectacular views. There are several museums, including a Museum of torture and the unique Antonio Marco Museum where you can see miniatures of many things too small to see with the human eye.

Torture Museum Tel: 96 588 50 04

Museum Antonio Marco Tel 96 5898 53 23

Visit the old fortified monastery.

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Jalon Valley - Valley of Wine The Jalon valley is named after the Jalon river, it flows through the village Jalon (some road signs say Xalo), which lies some 7 km from Benissa. The famous Jalon wines, strong red and the sweet mistela or moscatel wine are sold in two bodegas, where you are encouraged to try the produce. You can buy the wine by the litre.

Every Tuesday a market - vegetables, clothes, shoes etc. - is held in the square and the adjacent streets.

On Saturday mornings an enormous car boot sale and antique market is held on the area opposite the bodega under the huge eucalyptus trees and is well worth visiting.

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Jeep Safari 4 x 4 Cabrio

Discover the real Spain. A complete full day of adventure, action and sensation through the magnificent countryside of the Costa Blanca mountains, valleys, picturesque villages, rivers, jungles and swamps. Drive yourself or let yourself be driven.

Av. Penetracion s/n - Complejo Admiral 1, local 5 - Benidorm.

Tel 96 680 71 24

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Karting Benidorm

Rent a go-kart on a great track and enjoy this exciting sport in one of Europe's best tracks. On the road from Benidorm to Villajoyosa.
Tel: 96 589 46 76

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Mundamar

Marine and exotic animal park near Aqualandia. Mundomar is a unique adventure, its main attraction is that it is in a beautiful setting with exotic marine animals. Enjoy a fascinating encounter with the dolphins and seals. They are real stars of the park.

West side of Benidorm - Tel: 96 586 91 01 or 02 or 03

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Prehistoric natural cave (1)

The Caves of Canelobre at Busot, situated 24km from the city of Alicante, at a height of 700m on the northern side of Cabeco d'Or. The interior of the cave has got one of the highest vaults in all Spain, and is very similar to a cathedral.

Tel: 96/569 92 50 - Busat at Alicante, motorway A7, exit 67 to El Campello, exit the road N-332 near El Campello to road N-340 Alcoi-Xixona to the cave in Busot.

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Prehistoric natural cave (2)

Visit this magnificent natural cave of more than 300m long and its stalagmites and stalactites and admire the great numbers of domes which at times rise to a height of more than 20m. The cave is situated on the road between Pedreguer and Benidoleig.

Las Calaveras Benidoleig - Te; 96/640 42 35 - 03759.

Situated inland between Gata and Ondara, surrounding area Javea - Denia.

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Salvador Artesana shoe factory outlet

This is an essential place to visit - you can buy shoes, handbags, leather goods such as belts at factory prices. They also have a range of large sizes for tall men and women - do ask the assistants.

Opening times 10 - 13.30, 3.30 - 8.00.

Take the road to Elche from the N332, and follow the road for approximately 14 kilometres. Turn left onto the N340. Follow the signs to Carrefour supermarket. You will see the yellow sign for the Salvador Artesana factory approximately 250 - 500 metres past Carrefour on the right. Turn right and the factory is at the end of the road on the right hand side.

030205 Elche (Alicante) Apda. de Correos, 5404

Tel 966 67 54 41.

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Sand Dunes of Guardamar

You can ride camels over the dunes at Guardamar for an enjoyable trip

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Wax Museum, Benidorm

113 sculptures - royal families, politicians, art, music, horror, cinema, etc.
Tel: 96/680 84 21 - Museo de Cera - Avda Mediterranea, 8 - 03500, Benidorm.

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Local Markets

Monday
Elche, Santa Pola, San Pedro del Pinatar

Tuesday
Altea, Orihuela, Los Alcazares, Alicante

Wednesday
Benidorm (2 Markets), La Mata, Guardamar, San Miguel de Salinas, Callosa del Segura, Santiago de la Ribera

Thursday
La Marina, San Javier, Villajoyosa, Rojales, Alicante

Friday
Torrevieja, Alfaz del Pi, Pilar de la Horadada, Los Montesinos

Saturday
Calpe, Santa Pola, Elche, Almoradi, Alicante, Torrepacheco

Sunday
La Marina, Benidorm, La Nucia, Camo de Guardamar, Elche, Campoverde (Pilar de la Horadada)

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