Suggested days out
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.

Guadalest 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 fit enough!