Handpicked by a Alicante Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Top 10 Breathtaking Locations in Alicante'.

Are you planning a trip to Alicante and wondering which places to visit? Look no further! We have compiled a list of the top 10 breathtaking locations in Alicante that will take your breath away. From stunning beaches to historic sites, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful city.

1. Santa Barbara Castle: Perched on Mount Benacantil, this medieval fortress offers panoramic views of Alicante and the Mediterranean Sea.

2. Playa del Postiguet: This popular beach is perfect for sunbathing and swimming, with its golden sand and clear blue waters.

3. Explanada de España: Take a stroll along this palm-lined promenade and enjoy views of the marina and lively street performers.

4. Santa Maria Basilica: This stunning church features intricate Baroque architecture and houses precious religious relics.

5. Tabarca Island: Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and explore this beautiful marine reserve, known for its crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life.

6. San Juan Beach: Relax on this long stretch of golden sand, perfect for a day of sunbathing and water sports.

7. El Palmeral Park: Lose yourself in this lush oasis of palm trees, lakes, and walking paths, ideal for a peaceful retreat from the city.

8. Archaeological Museum of Alicante: Dive into the city's rich history at this fascinating museum, home to artifacts dating back to ancient times.

9. Castle of San Fernando: Enjoy a leisurely hike to this hilltop castle and admire the views of the city below.

10. Mercado Central: Immerse yourself in the local culture at this bustling market, where you can sample fresh produce, meats, and seafood.

Whether you're a history buff, a beach lover, or simply looking to relax and unwind, Alicante has something for everyone. Explore these top 10 breathtaking locations and create unforgettable memories in this charming city.

The Lavender Gardens

The Lavender Gardens in the Jalon Valley is a delightful haven for gardeners, nature lovers and artists, who will appreciate the beautiful flowers, fabulous views and relaxing atmosphere. Stepping through the lavender door is like walking into a secret garden, full of wonder, which appeals to all the senses. The brilliant colours and impressive mountainous backdrop are an artist's dreams. The a...

Bodega, Museum and Restaurant Maserof

Take a trip up the mountains to find a hidden corner of Spain which will take you back in time to the 17th century. You can enjoy fine wine and food while enjoying the spectacular scenery. Maserof is a little gem set high in the Sierra Bernia mountains. It is a 17th century farmhouse crammed with antiques and relics from a bygone age. It is surrounded by farms and the vineyards from which the s...

Rock of Ifach

The Penon de Ifach has been a symbol of the region since ancient times and would have been an important landmark for sailors in bygone days. Now it is a nature reserve offering a haven to many wild birds, mammals and reptiles as well as interesting flora and fauna. It has been declared one of the seven wonders of the Valencia community. There are several ways to walk around the rock, includi...

Canelobre Caves

The picturesque town of Busot is home to the spectacular Canelobre Caves. Only 24km from Alicante, these breathtaking caves are similar to a Gothic cathedral inside, and are well worth a visit.. These caves are believed to date back to 740AD but to have taken more than seven million yearsto be created by the water eroding limestone rock. The entrance used by visitors today was created during...

Pego-Oliva Marjal Natural Park

There are several walks around the Pego marshes, which can take one or two hours and offer far-reaching views to the Segaria hills. One route follows a path alongside the River Bullent to the Font Salada (or Ullal del Burro), which is a saltwater spring said to have medicinal properties and is great for people with skin problems to bathe in. In the summer months you can enjoy a boat ride across...

Las Calaveras Caves

These magnificent caves are in the north Alicante region. There are some marvellous examples of rock formations within the caves. Said to be the largest caves in the world, they certainly are among the oldest and are said to be more than 50,000 years old. Inside you will find some amazing and fascinating examples of stalactites and stalagmites. While looking at the rock formations, you may t...

Denia Castle

Denia's hilltop castle is a handsome reminder of the town's historic importance when the Moors ruled this part of Spain. The castle is an important landmark, which can be seen from many miles out to sea and throughout the town. The Arabs ruled Denia and much of Spain, from the 8th to the 13th century. They built the town to provide a mighty fortress against potential intruders. However, in 1244...

Alicante Castle

Alicante's impressive castle is the main symbol of the city sitting high on the mountain top. It's a great day trip for all the family - and the views over the bay are amazing. Santa Barbara Castle is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain. It's a fabulous place for exploring dungeons, cannons and towers while finding out more about the people who lived there over the centuries. The cas...

Centro QoriSalud

Find inner peace at a beautiful wellness retreat in Alicante *** SPECIAL OFFER *** FREE ENERGY TEST (with appointment or remote) FREE WELLBEING CONSULTATION (30 minutes) SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER-NOVEMBER: Wellbeing programmes in the mornings, weekends or during the week. (Check out our Events listings to find out what's one)   With panoramic mountain views in a rural setting, o...

Hotel Masia La Mota

The Masia La Mota boutique hotel is located in an old farmhouse which has been lovingly converted to provide chic accommodation and a restaurant. The rooms have been restored and decorated with a personal touch which respects the different styles of the house and its surroundings. The natural beauty of the surrounding countryside makes this a very special place where you can enjoy the tranqu...

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