Top 10 Tourist Attractions

1. Terra Mitica, Benidorm

Take a step back in time to visit ancient Greece, Iberia, Rome and Egypt during a visit to this exciting theme park. Then enjoy a white-knuckle ride - if you dare. Terra Mitica has some great rides, particularly the SynKope which travels at 90km an hour. There are also more than 35 spectacular shows every day with Red Beard, gladiators and acrobats.

2. Terra Natura, Benidorm

At Terra Natura you can see more than 200 different species, including 50 rare breeds. Visit the elephants at feeding time, learn about poisonous creatures like tarantulas and scorpions or enjoy a gentle donkey ride. Then you can let rip on one of the rides. Do you dare to take the Bird of Prey Challenge where you zip through the park and enjoy breathtaking views?

3. Aqualandia, Benidorm

Have a splashing time at Aqualandia, which is one of the largest water parks in the world. Enjoy a cooling dip in the pool, try the slides and children can take part in a variety of games. Some of the water slides require nerves of steel while others offer a more gentle way to keep cool.

4. Medieval Market, Orihuela

Every February the historic town of Orihuela puts on a marvellous medieval market with falconry, hawking, a human pyramid and dancing along with hundreds of market stalls. Silverware, arts, crafts, food and drink will be among the many wares on offer. It is the biggest medieval market in Spain and should not be missed.

5. Benidorm Palace

Hurrah for cabaret. Benidorm Palace is the place to be if you like the razzle-dazzle of the theatre, songs from the movies, spectacular dancing, lights and laser show so you can dine in style. The finest artistes are waiting to entertain you in a variety of shows throughout the year.

6. Valor chocolate museum, Villajoyosa

Valor has been making its delicious chocolate for more than 120 years. You can learn about the company's history during a visit to the museum before enjoying a sample of their chocolates and taking some home with you. The Valor hot chocolate with churros (long doughnuts) is particularly addictive.

7. Pola Park, Santa Pola

Children will love a day out at Pola Park with its many attractions to amuse them. There are slides, rides, bumper cars, go-karts, mini golf, a roundabout and much more. After you have worked up an appetite, there are plenty of restaurants where you can recharge your batteries before trying out some more activities.

8. Palm Grove, Elche

For a day out with a difference, head for Elche and stop off at the largest palm grove in Europe and one of the largest in the world. It contains thousands of palms, including many date palms. Some are more than 300 years old. Look out for the famous Imperial Palm in the shape of a candelabra.

9. Canelobre Caves, Busot

These rate among some of the finest caves in Spain and have been compared to the interior of a cathedral. Head inland from Alicante and marvel at the changing face of the countryside before entering the caves. The rocks have taken many forms and you may recognise some animal shapes within the walls. There are some fascinating formations and the caves have an intriguing history. Throughout the year, musical concerts are held in the caves because of their great acoustics.

10. Aquopolis Water Park, Torrevieja

Grab your swimsuit and enjoy a thrilling family day out at Aquopolis. There are slides, rides, wave pools, waterfalls and sunbathing areas as well as kamikaze and speed slides for the more daring among us. If you want a bit of peace and quiet, you can rent a private cabin in the VIP area with your own private Jacuzzi too.