Catching the car ferry to Spain? Here are my top 10 stopovers to break your journey to the Costa Blanca.
It's probably the most fun you'll ever have sitting down! Paragliding over the cliffs of Santa Pola near Alicante.
Try seeing the Costa Blanca by tram! It's not the quickest way of getting from Alicante to Dénia, but views are great with plenty of cool stops en route.
The slow train over the mountains from Palma de Mallorca to Sóller is a museum piece. It's a trip back in time with wonderful views thrown in.
A beautiful shoreline stroll from Albufereta out to the lighthouse at Cabo de la Huerta with great views across the bay to Alicante.
Lucentum is where the Romans built their city, just a few kilometres from modern-day Alicante. Amazingly, a one-woman fight saved it from the bulldozers!
Torres de la Huerta form a network of towers that protected people around Alicante from attack by North African corsairs. Around 20 towers survive.
El Forat de Bernia is unique. A naturally-formed tunnel that takes you right through the top of a mountain. And the views are sensational!
You're never far from cool. fresh running water on the walk up to the Elche Dam. And there's an amazing waterfall at the dam itself!
Villajoyosa has one magnificent beach, the kilometre-long Playa Centro. But there are also 12 other coves and beaches to try. Here's a guide.