The 1912 palatial hotel was built on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli. A string of famous guests have stayed here from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough, but well-heeled business travelers tend to dominate. The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian [...]
Mention Benidorm and with it, by implication, the concepts of package tourism, hotel buffets, British bars with one euro a pint lager, northern English Working Men’s Club turns imitating something neither themselves nor their audience have ever been, lobster-impersonating spit-burnt sunbathers and fried English breakfasts with the bacon already coated in tomato sauce, and I [...]
As well as museums, Alicante also has a great monumental heritage. Examples include: Santa Bárbara Castle overlooking the Mediterranean atop Mount Benacantil and providing unrivalled sea views; the Santa María Church, a 14th century Gothic temple that houses a priceless documental and artistic collection whose oldest piece is an incunable dating back to the 13th [...]
Elche Elche is the Region of Valencia’s third largest city in terms of population and is the Spanish footwear capital. The mere mention of Elche immediately evokes images of its spectacular palm tree grove, El Palmeral, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and of the Misteri, one of Spain’s most important cultural [...]
Located in Alicante province, Spain, Javea is a well known market town and seaside resort. Its climate is considered one of the healthiest in the world making it a popular tourist location, more so during the winter seasons. The next time you plan to visit Spain, make it a point to include this town in [...]
If you have completed enjoying all that Javea has to offer, what about moving a bit away from it and checking out the other tourist spots in the vicinity? A word of advise though. You will be better off by hiring a car to undertake your exploring because Javea occupies a lot of space and [...]
Visitors to the city of Alicante have many an opportunity to make their trip coincide with one of the many Spanish fiestas dotting the calendar throughout the year. The Hogueras de San Juan bonfire celebrations, the Moors and Christians parades, Carnival, Holy Week, the pilgrimage to the Santa Faz Monastery and Christmas are just some [...]
Situated in the province of Alicante, Spain and located behind a wide bay, Javea is a popular seaside resort and costal town. It is a popular tourist destination because of its micro climate, considered as one of the healthiest in the world. Add to this the fact that this costal town receives more sunshine than [...]
The Aparthotel Levante Club is located in Benidorm, Spain, just two blocks from the beach, and two kilometres from Triangular Square. Aqualandia Water Park and Mundomar Dolphin Park are both one kilometre away, and Alicante Airport is 42 kilometres distance.
Those who are interested in nature and its beauties must visit the Montgo Natural Park in the Region of Valencia. This natural park lies 753 meters above sea level and boasts of 600 and more vegetable species. The famous amongst them are the black sabine, rock scabious, Valencia rock violet, maritime fennel, red lavender, kermes [...]
The city of Alicante is home to a large selection of museums capable of satisfying the most curious and demanding of intellects. The leading institutions include the MARQ Archaeological Museum, one of Spain’s most avant-garde museums due to the innovative way in which archaeology is presented using the most hi-tech audiovisual techniques, earning it the [...]
There is never a shortage of memorable Torrevieja sightseeing when visiting this popular vacation destination. Torrevieja offers museums, festivals, parks, history and so much more. The city’s festivals are a particularly memorable experience in Torrevieja and the Costa Blanca region. Festivals are held all year around, but regardless of when you visit Torrevieja, Spain, you [...]
Benidorm, Spain is located approximately twenty-eight miles northeast of Alicante and is one of the main tourist cities on the Costa Blanca. It is perfectly situated on the Mediterranean Sea and offers many choices of fabulous beach front accommodations. It is indeed a city built for tourism with plenty to do and see during the [...]
Flying into the International airport of Alicante, places you right in the centre of the Costa Blanca holiday region. To the south, the costal plane is fairly flat with long sandy beaches, many of them blue flag, ideal of your Costa Blanca vacation.
Eleven nautical miles from the city of Alicante lies the island known as La Isla de Tabarca, the only inhabited island in the whole Region of Valencia. The excellent quality of its waters and the biodiversity of its fauna have led to its official designation as a Mediterranean Marine Reserve.
If you’re traveling to Spain and looking for a vacation spot in which to relax and unwind, consider Altea. North of Benidorm, you’ll find an unspoiled fishing village that has kept its small-town charm and natural beauty. Traveling to Altea This city is located approximately one hour from the Alicante airport. Several different modes of [...]