Sure, holiday at Costa Blanca, with the turquoise sea, the most diverse beaches – from sand to gravel – and the always beautiful weather, is just so beautiful. Nevertheless, we do not want to hide what you can do besides sunbathing at Costa Blanca.
Excursions on the Costa Blanca
That you will not get bored on the Costa Blanca you look at the selection of excursions that we have put together here. We have tried to show a cross-section of very different trips, which are given the diversity and complexity of the region is not particularly difficult.
From Calpe you reach in about 45 minutes inland through the Val de Guadar on well-developed roads the small town of Guadalest. The main attraction here is the medieval fortress with its many museums, cafes and breathtaking views. In high season this small town can be really busy. → more
The Costa Blanca is a real climbing Mecca. Every year, especially from October to April climbing enthusiasts from all over Europe come to the Costa Blanca. One of the hotspots is Guadalest but also directly in Calpe can be climbed on Ifach or other spots. → more
Just a short drive from Calpe are the Fuentes de Algar, a natural spectacle of a special kind.
Over millions of years the Rio de Algar formed a deep and steep gorge. At the end of this gorge a partly natural, partly artificial water park was created. → more
The Sierra de Bernia is the most prominent massif in the outback of Calpe. The up to 1,126 meters high ridge parallel to the coast offers incredible panoramic views. There are walks from simple to really seriously. And also climbers with Alpine claim can come into their own here. → more
Flea markets in the valley of Pop
The two Moorish village Lliber and Xaló, about 20 minutes north of Calpe are well worth a visit. The bustle of the coastal resorts here is hardly felt and recommended with its Moorish town centers not only for art and architecture lovers. The regular Saturday flea markets should have seen.
Historic Town Orihuela
Another highlight is the art historical city Orihuela located in the south of Alicante. It’s worth the onward journey of about one and a half hours, especially if you attach a visit from Murcia or Alicante. The attractions here are:
- Santo Domingo Convent
- El Salvador Cathedral
- Iglesia de Santiago – Palacio Episcopal
Cuevas de Canelobre
An hour’s drive south of Calpe are the Caves de Canelobre. They are among the most beautiful caves of the Costa Blanca. Not only as “bad weather program” is a visit to this natural spectacle worth seeing!
Castle of Xàtiva
Xàtiva is another town of great importance to art history. Here blend the Moorish and the Christian Culture. Best enjoyed this monumental city with a walk through the old town.