1. The Castles Route
The Province of Alicante has always had a lot to defend and now it’s got a lot to visit. Castles, watchtowers, bastions, batteries, defence towers and lookout points, forts and bunkers, walled palaces and even Xàbia’s church, designed to repel non-believers. A constellation of 230 constructions dot and explain this territory with its rich terrain and history impregnated with peoples, cultures, and borders.
Below, we have selected 100 examples of these pieces of architecture to summarise 1,500 years of epic, daily battles, legendary treaties, and fear of being invaded. Each one of them represents
Being based on heritage, history, and culture, the Castle Route through the Province of Alicante becomes a non-stop session full of experiences for the traveller. Every fortress is an open door to delve deeper into surprising natural spaces, enjoy centuries-old gastronomy, and participate in all types of complementary activities from hiking to shopping – passing over a sports and nautical experience trail.
2. Through charming towns route
Discovering every corner of the interior of Alicante is to stroll through its interior towns, and to stay and enjoy the gastronomy of its hotels, rural lodgings and restaurants with distinctive and quality recognition.
- Haunted Canyon
- Canelobre caves
- Banyeres de Mariola
- Natural Park of the lagoons of Torrevieja and The Mata
- Fuentes de Algar
- National Park of Las Salinas de Santa Pola
3. The Alicante Wine Route
Algueña, Monóvar, Novelda, Petrer, Pinoso, Salinas, Villena and Elche ) south and Alta and Baja Marina ( Alcalalí, Benigembla, Benissa, Castell de Castells, Llíber, Murla, Parcent, Senija, and Xaló Teulada . and Alfas del Pi ) north, two distinct but united by the same symbol, the vine. In each of the municipalities you will enjoy its people, monuments, customs, crafts and food products of great prestige.
4. Gastronomic Route
5. Trekkings Routes
6. Bird-watching Route
You can visit the following Natural Parks:
- Marjal de Pego-Oliva
- Sierra de Mariola
- Carrascal de la Font Roja
- Penyal d´Ifach
- El Fondo
- Las Salinas de Santa Pola
- Laguna de la Mata-Torrevieja