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Guidebook for Alicante

Miguel

Guidebook for Alicante

Getting Around
This tram stop is a one-minute walk from the villa, with access to lines L1, L3 and L4.
La Isleta
This tram stop is a one-minute walk from the villa, with access to lines L1, L3 and L4.
There are many businesses (stores, restaurants, etc.) near this tram stop.
Sergio Cardell
There are many businesses (stores, restaurants, etc.) near this tram stop.
If you decide to rent a car during your stay, the most convenient alternative is to take the tram to the LUCEROS stop and walk two blocks to the train station, where you may choose from a number of car rental offices.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Estación de Tren de Alicante
If you decide to rent a car during your stay, the most convenient alternative is to take the tram to the LUCEROS stop and walk two blocks to the train station, where you may choose from a number of car rental offices.
Sightseeing
Enjoy amazing views of Alicante and the sea from this historic castle. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! HOURS & INFO: www.castillodesantabarbara.com
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Santa Bárbara Castle
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Enjoy amazing views of Alicante and the sea from this historic castle. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! HOURS & INFO: www.castillodesantabarbara.com
This is an ancient Roman archeological site. In the summer, we recommend going either early in the morning or in the afternoon since there is little to no shade. HOURS & INFO: www.alicanteturismo.com/discover-alicante/lucentum-archaeological-site/?lang=en
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Lucentum
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This is an ancient Roman archeological site. In the summer, we recommend going either early in the morning or in the afternoon since there is little to no shade. HOURS & INFO: www.alicanteturismo.com/discover-alicante/lucentum-archaeological-site/?lang=en
Lose yourself in the narrow pedestrian streets of Alicante's historic district that winds up to the Ereta Park and the Santa Barbara Castle.
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Casco Antiguo-Santa Cruz
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Lose yourself in the narrow pedestrian streets of Alicante's historic district that winds up to the Ereta Park and the Santa Barbara Castle.
This iconic town along the Mediterranean coast is split between the waterfront section and the historic district perched on a hilltop that offers breathtaking views of the bay and the surrounding landscape. The historic district is filled with countless restaurants and is best for an afternoon excursion topped off with a pleasant dinner (La Claudia restaurant probably has the best views, but Oustea is another popular alternative that has a charming courtyard without views). The nearest tram stop is ALTEA (L9).
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Altea
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This iconic town along the Mediterranean coast is split between the waterfront section and the historic district perched on a hilltop that offers breathtaking views of the bay and the surrounding landscape. The historic district is filled with countless restaurants and is best for an afternoon excursion topped off with a pleasant dinner (La Claudia restaurant probably has the best views, but Oustea is another popular alternative that has a charming courtyard without views). The nearest tram stop is ALTEA (L9).
Essentials
The store has an underground car park that may be entered via Calle Deportista Kiko Sanchez.
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Mercadona
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The store has an underground car park that may be entered via Calle Deportista Kiko Sanchez.
This store has plenty of above ground parking. The nearest tram stop is ALBUFERETA (L3/L4).
Mercadona Calle Horacio
2 Carrer Horaci
This store has plenty of above ground parking. The nearest tram stop is ALBUFERETA (L3/L4).
This small bakery is only 5 minutes walking from the villa. The fresh-baked bread is quite a treat. There are a couple of convenience shops next to it, in case you forgot to buy something at the grocery store.
El Pa de Casa
2 Camino Colonia Romana
This small bakery is only 5 minutes walking from the villa. The fresh-baked bread is quite a treat. There are a couple of convenience shops next to it, in case you forgot to buy something at the grocery store.
This grocery store has an underground parking garage and is located at Avenida Goleta 5. The nearest tram stops are Sergio Cardell and Tridente.
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Supercor
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This grocery store has an underground parking garage and is located at Avenida Goleta 5. The nearest tram stops are Sergio Cardell and Tridente.
This is the closest pharmacy to the villa, should the need arise.
Farmacia Virtudes Ruiz Ortuño
18 Avinguda de la Vilajoiosa
This is the closest pharmacy to the villa, should the need arise.
Private hospital.
Hospital Vithas Internacional Medimar
Private hospital.
Private hospital accessible via tram.
Hospital Vithas Perpetuo Socorro
15 Plaza del Doctor Gómez Ulla
Private hospital accessible via tram.
Another pharmacy near the villa.
Farmacia Gómez Gutiérrez
45 Av. de la Condomina
Another pharmacy near the villa.
Food Scene
Fresh, high-quality American dishes with a special touch and very reasonable prices. There are few tables, so be sure to book in advance! Unlike most Spanish restaurants, you can go for an early dinner (7pm) and no one will look at you funny. The nearest tram stop is LUCEROS.
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Liberty Kitchen
70 Calle Poeta Quintana
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Fresh, high-quality American dishes with a special touch and very reasonable prices. There are few tables, so be sure to book in advance! Unlike most Spanish restaurants, you can go for an early dinner (7pm) and no one will look at you funny. The nearest tram stop is LUCEROS.
Great tapas and amazing cocktails in a trendy and stylish atmosphere that always plays hip music in the background. The nearest tram stop is MERCADO.
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El Portal
2 Calle Bilbao
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Great tapas and amazing cocktails in a trendy and stylish atmosphere that always plays hip music in the background. The nearest tram stop is MERCADO.
Enjoy paella or fried fish, right on the water! Be sure to book a table in advance. The nearest tram stop is OLLA DE ALTEA (L9).
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EL CRANC chiringuito
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Enjoy paella or fried fish, right on the water! Be sure to book a table in advance. The nearest tram stop is OLLA DE ALTEA (L9).
Livanti is our favorite ice cream shop in Alicante, and judging from the line that sometimes stretches down the street, we're not the only fans. The nearest tram stop is MERCADO.
Livanti Helados
16I Calle Miguel Soler
Livanti is our favorite ice cream shop in Alicante, and judging from the line that sometimes stretches down the street, we're not the only fans. The nearest tram stop is MERCADO.
This is the epitome of a Spanish bar. Here you can find the best tapas and service in the city. The nearest tram stop is MERCADO.
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Nou Manolín
3 Calle Villegas
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This is the epitome of a Spanish bar. Here you can find the best tapas and service in the city. The nearest tram stop is MERCADO.
San Rocco has quickly become a popular destination for Italian food and cocktails in a trendy atmosphere. Thursday afternoons tend to be a bit hectic because they have a happy hour special. The nearest tram stop is MERCADO.
San Rocco Cocktail Restaurant
15 Calle Tomás López Torregrosa
San Rocco has quickly become a popular destination for Italian food and cocktails in a trendy atmosphere. Thursday afternoons tend to be a bit hectic because they have a happy hour special. The nearest tram stop is MERCADO.
Located on the waterfront promenade, this is our favorite restaurant in Campello. The modern interior boasts an open kitchen (enclosed in glass, so you don't end up smelling of food) and there is also an outdoor terrace facing the sea.
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Brel
91 Calle San Vicente
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Located on the waterfront promenade, this is our favorite restaurant in Campello. The modern interior boasts an open kitchen (enclosed in glass, so you don't end up smelling of food) and there is also an outdoor terrace facing the sea.
This small yet traditional Spanish tapas bar is very popular with locals, and the best part is that it's a five-minute walk from the villa.
Bar Cerveceria Lucentum
5 Calle Eneas
This small yet traditional Spanish tapas bar is very popular with locals, and the best part is that it's a five-minute walk from the villa.
High-end tapas, delicious paella and quality seafood in a modern atmosphere. The nearest tram stop is SERGIO CARDELL.
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Restaurante Toch
2 Carrer Enric Valor
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High-end tapas, delicious paella and quality seafood in a modern atmosphere. The nearest tram stop is SERGIO CARDELL.
The bar seating at this lively and upscale tapas restaurant is one of our favorites. A popular destination for locals as well as tourists.
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La Taberna del Gourmet
10 Calle San Fernando
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The bar seating at this lively and upscale tapas restaurant is one of our favorites. A popular destination for locals as well as tourists.
Sento specializes in "montaditos" (small sandwiches) and tapas. There are two near the villa, and this one is closest. It's a casual establishment that can get a bit hectic, so you may want to get there early.
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Cervecería Sento Albufera
2 Camino Colonia Romana
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Sento specializes in "montaditos" (small sandwiches) and tapas. There are two near the villa, and this one is closest. It's a casual establishment that can get a bit hectic, so you may want to get there early.
This traditional tapas bar is quite popular with locals. Along with the Sento tapas/montaditos bar next door, the two establishments tend to fill up quickly on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Cervecería La Gamba
2 Glorieta Deportista Sergio Cardell
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This traditional tapas bar is quite popular with locals. Along with the Sento tapas/montaditos bar next door, the two establishments tend to fill up quickly on Friday and Saturday nights.
This elegant restaurant with a rustic touch serves excellent rice dishes and grilled meat. It exudes a traditional Spanish feel and is one of our favorites. Nearest tram stop: Albufereta (L4, L3)
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Populi
36 Carrer Vial Flora de España
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This elegant restaurant with a rustic touch serves excellent rice dishes and grilled meat. It exudes a traditional Spanish feel and is one of our favorites. Nearest tram stop: Albufereta (L4, L3)
Alicante Golf features an array of restaurants and bars, most with outdoor terraces. The varied cuisine has something for everyone, and there is free underground parking as well as an adjacent Tram stop (Campo de Golf). Alicante Golf is perfect for day or night.
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Club de Golf Alicante Golf
37-39 Avenida Locutor Vicente Hipólito
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Alicante Golf features an array of restaurants and bars, most with outdoor terraces. The varied cuisine has something for everyone, and there is free underground parking as well as an adjacent Tram stop (Campo de Golf). Alicante Golf is perfect for day or night.
Terre is a restaurant featuring live music and quality Spanish tapas. Located right on the famous Explanada, it's popular with locals and tourists alike.
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Terre
11 Passeig Esplanada d'Espanya
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Terre is a restaurant featuring live music and quality Spanish tapas. Located right on the famous Explanada, it's popular with locals and tourists alike.
Baker & Co is one of the most popular brunch/coffee/snack spots in town. The establishment boasts an industrial New York feel as well as a shaded outdoor terrace.
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Baker & Co
46 Avenida Condomina
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Baker & Co is one of the most popular brunch/coffee/snack spots in town. The establishment boasts an industrial New York feel as well as a shaded outdoor terrace.
Although it is not accessible via Tram, this tapas restaurant has been an absolute hit with locals since the day it opened. Local ingredients with the chef's personal twist result in probably the best price-quality offering in town. Be sure to get there early because the establishment and its outdoor terrace are small, which means that it fills up fast (reservations are not accepted). Be sure to check out the lovely plaza at Santa Faz, right around the corner.
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Probar
1 Calle San Diego
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Although it is not accessible via Tram, this tapas restaurant has been an absolute hit with locals since the day it opened. Local ingredients with the chef's personal twist result in probably the best price-quality offering in town. Be sure to get there early because the establishment and its outdoor terrace are small, which means that it fills up fast (reservations are not accepted). Be sure to check out the lovely plaza at Santa Faz, right around the corner.
This Argentinian steak house is right around the corner from the villa. The quality meats, cooked to perfection, are a convenient alternative if you don't feel like rolling up your sleeves in the kitchen.
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Los Troncos Restaurant
98 Av. Albufereta
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This Argentinian steak house is right around the corner from the villa. The quality meats, cooked to perfection, are a convenient alternative if you don't feel like rolling up your sleeves in the kitchen.
This Italian restaurant serves pasta dishes that are perfect for sharing as well as pizzas with thin and light crusts.
La Tagliatella
1 Glorieta Dep Paqui Veza
This Italian restaurant serves pasta dishes that are perfect for sharing as well as pizzas with thin and light crusts.
This beachfront restaurant with a modern feel boasts excellent views of the sea and specializes in paellas. Be sure to request a table on the outdoor terrace if the weather is nice!
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La Ponderosa
2 Calle Doctor Severo Ochoa
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This beachfront restaurant with a modern feel boasts excellent views of the sea and specializes in paellas. Be sure to request a table on the outdoor terrace if the weather is nice!
This excellent bakery doubles as a coffee shop. Everything is great here.
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Panadería Cafetería Pan de Oro
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This excellent bakery doubles as a coffee shop. Everything is great here.
With its large outdoor terrace, this is a local favorite for sushi, especially in the evening.
Kimoshi
75 Av. de la Condomina
With its large outdoor terrace, this is a local favorite for sushi, especially in the evening.
If you're in the mood for a Michelin-star meal overlooking the Alicante Marina, then this is the place.
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Monastrell
7 Calle Rafael Altamira
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If you're in the mood for a Michelin-star meal overlooking the Alicante Marina, then this is the place.
This classy restaurant serves modern cuisine along with stunning views of Alicante.
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Restaurante La Ereta
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This classy restaurant serves modern cuisine along with stunning views of Alicante.
This is probably the best Japanese restaurant in Alicante and it is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike, especially in the evening.
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Enso Sushi - Alicante
2 Plaza Gabriel Miró
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This is probably the best Japanese restaurant in Alicante and it is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike, especially in the evening.
Traditional Spanish tapas in an authentic atmosphere. Quality ingredients.
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Manero | Tapas & Delicatessen
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Traditional Spanish tapas in an authentic atmosphere. Quality ingredients.
Modern cuisine featuring fresh ingredients and reasonable prices in an industrial setting that is reminiscent of NYC's SoHo district. Recently inaugurated, it has quickly become a hit with locals.
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Restaurante Open
12 Calle Manuel Antón
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Modern cuisine featuring fresh ingredients and reasonable prices in an industrial setting that is reminiscent of NYC's SoHo district. Recently inaugurated, it has quickly become a hit with locals.
The more elegant sibling of Daikichi (a local favorite), the Japanese owners serve top-quality sushi and authentic dishes.
Restaurante NiGO by Daikichi
12 Calle San Fernando
The more elegant sibling of Daikichi (a local favorite), the Japanese owners serve top-quality sushi and authentic dishes.
Its Japanese owners have brought a little piece of Japan to Alicante with this down-to-earth restaurant that serves authentic Japanese comfort food.
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Daikichi
1 Calle Segura
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Its Japanese owners have brought a little piece of Japan to Alicante with this down-to-earth restaurant that serves authentic Japanese comfort food.
Alicante's classic casino has been transformed into a gourmet market featuring an array of restaurants and cuisines by well-known names from the local foodie scene. Be sure to check out the lovely terrace overlooking the Explanada and the marina!
Casino Gourmet Alicante
16 Passeig Esplanada d'Espanya
Alicante's classic casino has been transformed into a gourmet market featuring an array of restaurants and cuisines by well-known names from the local foodie scene. Be sure to check out the lovely terrace overlooking the Explanada and the marina!
As one of the few vegetarian restaurants in Alicante, it has earned itself a solid reputation.
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Bodhi Green
46 Calle San Fernando
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As one of the few vegetarian restaurants in Alicante, it has earned itself a solid reputation.
Shopping
Shopping mall with countless stores and restaurants. The nearest tram stops are LA GOTETA-PLAZA MAR 2 (L2) and MARQ (L1/L3/L4).
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Plaza Mar 2
S/N Avinguda de Dénia
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Shopping mall with countless stores and restaurants. The nearest tram stops are LA GOTETA-PLAZA MAR 2 (L2) and MARQ (L1/L3/L4).
This avenue is home to Alicante's main shopping scene, including El Corte Inglés, Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Sephora, etc. Bring your credit card and ID! The nearest tram stop is LUCEROS.
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Avenida Maisonnave
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This avenue is home to Alicante's main shopping scene, including El Corte Inglés, Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Sephora, etc. Bring your credit card and ID! The nearest tram stop is LUCEROS.
El Corte Inglés is a large department store that sells just about everything under the sun: the latest fashion (housed in the other El Corte Inglés on Maisonnave , near the Renfe train station), electronics, groceries, etc. The El Corte Inglés at the corner of Avenida Federico Soto also houses the Gourmet Experience, which features a number of small restaurants in an eatery area.
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El Corte Inglés
1 Av. Federico Soto
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El Corte Inglés is a large department store that sells just about everything under the sun: the latest fashion (housed in the other El Corte Inglés on Maisonnave , near the Renfe train station), electronics, groceries, etc. The El Corte Inglés at the corner of Avenida Federico Soto also houses the Gourmet Experience, which features a number of small restaurants in an eatery area.
This small outdoor mall has local shops as well as restaurants and coffee shops. The nearest tram stop is Sergio Cardell.
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Centro Comercial Torre Golf
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This small outdoor mall has local shops as well as restaurants and coffee shops. The nearest tram stop is Sergio Cardell.
Arts & Culture
Alicante's archeological museum.
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Museo Arqueologico Provincial de Alicante
S/N Placa Dr. Gómez Ulla
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Alicante's archeological museum.
One of Alicante's art museums.
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Gravina Museum of Fine Arts MUBAG
13-15 Carrer Gravina
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One of Alicante's art museums.
Spanish markets are always an interesting stop, for locals as well as tourists, because they offer the best fish, meats and produce at competitive prices. The trend in recent years has been to open casual dining establishments with bar seating inside markets, and Alicante is no exception! Keep in mind that the stalls in the Mercado Central are not open in the afternoon or evening. The nearest tram stop is MERCADO.
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Mercado Central de Alicante
10 Av. Alfonso El Sabio
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Spanish markets are always an interesting stop, for locals as well as tourists, because they offer the best fish, meats and produce at competitive prices. The trend in recent years has been to open casual dining establishments with bar seating inside markets, and Alicante is no exception! Keep in mind that the stalls in the Mercado Central are not open in the afternoon or evening. The nearest tram stop is MERCADO.
Parks & Nature
This white sand beach stretches over 6 km between Cabo Huertas and Campello. There are a number of tram stops (L3/L4) to choose from.
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Playa de San Juan
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This white sand beach stretches over 6 km between Cabo Huertas and Campello. There are a number of tram stops (L3/L4) to choose from.
Located on the northern end of Campello, this outdoor archeological site doubles as a rocky beach where the water is crystal clear, which is why it is very popular with snorkelers.
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Illeta dels Banyets
172 Partida Almadrava 14
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Located on the northern end of Campello, this outdoor archeological site doubles as a rocky beach where the water is crystal clear, which is why it is very popular with snorkelers.
Combine a day of hiking along the Peñón de Ifac with a dip in the beach!
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Natural Park of Penyal d'Ifac
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Combine a day of hiking along the Peñón de Ifac with a dip in the beach!
The paved path along the coast offers spectacular views and a pleasant walk to the Albir lighthouse. If you're feeling adventurous, there are a number of hiking trails to explore the Sierra Gelada area (check them out in Wikiloc, for example!).
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Centro de interpretación Faro de l’Albir
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The paved path along the coast offers spectacular views and a pleasant walk to the Albir lighthouse. If you're feeling adventurous, there are a number of hiking trails to explore the Sierra Gelada area (check them out in Wikiloc, for example!).
This is a great hike from Playa Albufera beach to Playa San Juan beach, along the coast of Cabo Las Huertas. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes!
Bosque Urbano Cabo Las Huertas
60 Avinguda de la Costa Blanca
This is a great hike from Playa Albufera beach to Playa San Juan beach, along the coast of Cabo Las Huertas. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes!
Be sure to catch a boat from Alicante or Santa Pola to visit this tiny island for a day of snorkeling and a traditional "caldero" (rice and fish dish) for lunch. Bring plenty of sunscreen!
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Tabarca
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Be sure to catch a boat from Alicante or Santa Pola to visit this tiny island for a day of snorkeling and a traditional "caldero" (rice and fish dish) for lunch. Bring plenty of sunscreen!