The coastal road from Alicante to Moraira
is especially scenic; this brings you through Calpe where
wild flamingos can be viewed on the salt flats.
For a good day out take a car trip through Jalon Valley
and stop off for lunch at one of the restaurants, favourites
are Pepe's, Beni Rossa and La Solana but there are others.
Travelling inland it is well worth going through the Jalon
Valley. This is agricultural country with almond/orange
and lemon groves. The road can be quite narrow in places,
especially through some of the villages. There are bodegas
where you can have a wine tasting and purchase supplies
at good prices. Try the local muscatel.
There are mountain passes through the Valley which take
you to Altea or Benidorm. Although the routes are very scenic
the roads can be narrow and the mountains high. A camera
is essential on these trips.
is a notable place of interest. This is a walled village
high up in the mountains and the scenery is breathtaking.Through
the Jalon valley there are beautiful mountain waterfalls
and natural swimming pools called Cascada de El Algar or
Fuentes D'Algar and these, as well, are worth the trip [take
plastic shoes for paddling in]. For watersport fans Aqualandia
Benidorm is an excellent day out. sessions and prices, good
for kids. Also don't miss TerraMitica, the new 'mythical'
theme park near Benidorm.
For great beaches and a good day out, try Calpe, Altea,
(and Benidorm-great beach!) to the south or Javea, Denia,
Oliva and Gandia to the north.
Also, go inland to the north (90 minutes) and visit the
beautiful medieval town of Jativa with stunning buildings
and scenery together with a punishing hill climb for those