For many, Alicante is known as the province of coves, beaches and Benidorm. The city of Alicante and the surrounding area has earned that reputation over the years and a large number of visitors choose Alicante’s beach towns to spend their holidays. In this post, we are going to present you the ones that for us have managed to sneak into the selection of the most beautiful villages in Alicante.
Charming villages in Alicante
Among the charming spots in Alicante we can include numerous inland and coastal towns that have a particular environment which, together with their cultural heritage, make up unique proposals for what to see in the province of Alicante.
Altea is known as the capital of the Costa Blanca, its particular Mediterranean appearance adorned from afar with the characteristic church dome, its beaches with clean waters and its typical cobbled streets of the old town make Altea one of the most beautiful coastal towns of Alicante.
The weather in Altea most of the year is fine. Even when it is cold, it is always at least 10º above the temperature in most of the peninsula. It can be visited in summer as well as in winter. Don’t miss the old town, with its steep, narrow cobbled streets and a route with a wide range of handicrafts and restaurants. From the Plaza de la Iglesia (an authentic cultural and leisure centre in summer with its incredible viewpoint of the Mediterranean) to the beaches, whether they are small, secluded corners, diving areas or secluded stone coves.
Castell de Guadalest
Without a doubt, Castell de Guadalest is one of the most charming villages in the province of Alicante. Located in the Marina Baixa, in the heart of the Guadalest Valley, this beautiful town at the top of the reservoir, provides enviable views of the surrounding natural environment.
The environment surrounding the village deserves to be explored. We recommend the circular route along the turquoise waters of the Guadalest reservoir. This is a simple route where you can choose the length of the route yourself, bearing in mind that the circular route takes approximately 3 hours.
Among the cultural attractions to be found in Guadalest, we find the Guadalest castle, an ancient Muslim fortress that was used as a strategic base for its panoramic view of the valley. Another of its charms has to do with the museums, particularly the museum of miniatures of Guadalest, the museum of salt and pepper shakers or the medieval historical museum. Undoubtedly, a visit to the inland villages of Alicante is a must.
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Located in the Marina Alta, Jávea is one of the most beautiful towns on the Valencian coast. In addition to its idyllic beaches and coves, there are natural parks such as Montgó. This fishing village with a great history and rich gastronomy, also offers a privileged climate all year round.
In addition to its coves and beaches, it is well worth wandering through the cobbled streets of the old town. Walking between historic walls, breathing history into every corner of its cobblestones and capturing the medieval essence of its town hall are routes not to be missed.
We encourage you to discover Cape San Antonio. Formed by ravines and large cliffs, it has an enviable environmental richness and dreamlike landscapes, with one of the richest seabeds on the Mediterranean coast.
This beautiful town in Alicante is located in an area where the scrubland meets the Mediterranean Sea. It shines with an enviable climate all year round, mixed with landscapes and scenery reminiscent of the coasts of Ibiza or Majorca. Mediterranean, landscapes, hiking and culture make up the what to see in Moraira for an unforgettable day out.
Amongst the beaches we would like to highlight L’Ampolla, the best known beach in Moraira. It is located next to the town centre, is sandy and is the longest beach. It is unavoidable not to stroll around it. A short distance from the beach is the most representative medieval bastion of the town: the castle of Moraira. Getting lost in the old part of the town until you reach the port is one of the obligatory routes.
Just a few kilometres from the town centre, we encourage you to discover the many coves hidden in the surrounding area and to discover the Torre del Cap d’Or, an essential hiking route.
Located 22 km from Alicante city, this island is the largest and only inhabited island in the province. It can be reached by boats offering daily services. It is the first marine reserve declared in Spain, which together with its history and nature make it an almost obligatory visit in the province.
Here you can visit the Governor’s House, the church of San Pedro and San Pablo, the remains of its stone wall, the Nueva Tabarca Museum and the Llop Marí cave.
Diving in Tabarca is another of the island’s must-do activities. Diving in its waters is one of the best things to do in Tabarca. Octopus, sea urchins, seabed and caves where you might find some treasure. Secret: Several Roman shipwrecks were sunk here and have left interesting archaeological remains.
Now that you know these 5 charming villages in Alicante, we encourage you to organise your getaway and discover our recommendations. Come on!