Torres de la Huerta form a network of towers that protected people around Alicante from attack by North African corsairs. Around 20 towers survive.
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!
The Tibi Dam near Alicante is immense, a huge wall of stone. It's been providing irrigation water for over four centuries - and it's a great walk in beautiful mountain scenery.
Tabarca island is tiny - it takes less than a minute to walk across at its narrowest point. It's a fun day trip with some great views and cool history. So jump on a ferry!
Guadalest is only a short drive inland from the Costa Blanca. But the views are spectacular - well worth a day out from the beach.
The little community of Finestrat has a split personality. It's a pretty old town perched on a limestone cliff a few kilometres from Benidorm. But it's also a beach resort with some of the worst over-development you're likely to see anywhere on the Costa Blanca.
They're a regular roadside sight in Spain. Huge black bulls dominating the skyline. But why are they there, and who put them up in the first place?
Let's face it, Benidorm has a certain reputation. And its (allegedly) sinful past is the reason for the Benidorm Cross, the huge crucifix that overlooks the high rise hotels and the beautiful beaches.
Great castle, nice beach, shopping, museums, nightlife; Alicante is the centre of the Costa Blanca. Here's my pick of the top things to do.
Museum visits are generally for rainy days. Problem is, there aren’t that many rainy days on the Costa Blanca. So visiting the archaeology museum in Alicante (MARQ) generally means sacrificing some sunshine. But it is worth it.