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Breath-taking scenery, the marvellous Mediterranean, imposing mountains, traditional cuisine, charming villages and crystal-clear waterfalls are just some of Alicante's awesome attractions.
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Terra Natura

Local Tip You can bring your own food and there are special picnic areas available. Before you go, download the audioguide from the Terra Nature website.

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Tortuga Tours

Local Tip Tortuga Tours is the best way to explore Alicante city and find out about its rich history and mouthwatering cuisine. You can make up your own day trip and let Tortuga Tours organise everything for you.

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Fashion Show & Cookery Demonstration

Fashion Show & Cookery Demonstration

31 Mar

Fabulous day awaits you at the Cloisters restaurant with a fashion show and cookery demonstration by Gordon. There's also a Champagne cocktail on arrival and lovely three course menu to sample. Cost €12.95 Booking essential more »

Joyful Gospel

Joyful Gospel

31 Mar

If you enjoy singing, you may enjoy joining the upbeat Joyful Gospel Costa Blanca. They meet every week from 2pm. Fee is €6pp. Join them at the rehearsals or ask for more details. more »

Torrevieja Cup

Torrevieja Cup

1 Apr - 4 Apr

This year's Torrevieja Cup has attracted more teams than ever with a record-breaking programme of more than 130 teams, 2,200 players and more than 300 games. It has attracted the junior sides of top Spanish clubs such as Valencia, Sevilla, Elche and Rayo Vallecano. It has also attracted three teams from Japan and one from China among its... more »

Skittles evening

Skittles evening

1 Apr

Enjoy an evening of skittles in the lovely Hotel Gran Sol. Skittles is a fun and informal way of meeting new people. Meet at 7.30pm in the basement bar to select the teams. The cost is €3.50 per player and there is a prize for the winning team. You can also come along and watch. Why not combine your evening with a meal or snack in the... more »

Videos

Terra Natura

Take a walk through nature with the sounds of wild animals ringing in your ears. At Terra Natura in Benidorm, you can watch the elephants feeding, monkeys swinging and sea lions playing tricks. more »

Virtual Tours

Salvador Artesano

If you love shoes, you won't want to miss out on a trip to Salvador Artesano shoe outlet in Elche. There are hundreds of shoes at discounted prices in the largest shoe shop factory in Europe. more »

Alicante Photos

Alicante Old Town

Alicante Old Town

Almond blossom is in abundance in Spring

Almond blossom is in abundance in Spring

San Juan Beach

San Juan Beach

Orihuela Beach

Orihuela Beach

Santa Bárbara Castle, Alicante

Santa Bárbara Castle, Alicante

Calpe's imposing Ifach Rock

Calpe's imposing Ifach Rock

Taking the helm on the Costa Blanca

Taking the helm on the Costa Blanca

Fiery end to the fallas fiesta

Fiery end to the fallas fiesta

Palm Tree Park in Elche

Palm Tree Park in Elche

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