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Top 10 things to do in Alicante
Valencia Holidays - Alicante, Benidorm & Valencia Holiday Attractions
Valencia Holidays - Alicante, Benidorm & Valencia Holiday Attractions   by Steve Greenwood

Valencia can be found on the eastern coast of Spain and is bordered by the regions of Catalonia, Aragon, Castilla la Mancha and Murcia. The official languages of the region are Castilian Spanish, which everyone is required to know by law throughout Spain under the Spanish Constitution of 1978, and also Valencia, which is similar to Catalan but under a different name.

Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca is known as the 'White Coast' as it offers miles of fine sandy beaches and a brilliant light, dry, hot climate. The main tourist resorts here are Benidorm and Alicante, although other popular holiday destinations include Gandia with a wonderful 14th century palace, and Altea offering traditional Spanish houses and a thriving artistic community.

Benidorm beach
Costa del Azahar & Costa Blanca Self-Catering Accommodation
Costa del Azahar

Costa del Azahar begins at the Tarragona provincial border and travels south for 112km covering some beautiful beaches overlooked by orchards of olives and oranges. For this reason, it is also known as the Orange Blossom Coast. Popular coastal resorts include Peñíscola with its medieval castle that was featured in the film 'El Cid', and Sagunto offering many Roman artefacts and sites including a 2nd century Roman Amphitheatre.

Alicante Holiday Attractions

Alicante is well known on the tourism trail and a great destination for those wanting a traditional beach holiday. The weather is fantastic with hot summers and mild winters and the city offers an abundance of gardens, parks and squares from which to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. There are many wide palm-lined avenues providing an unlimited shopping experience from the large department stores like Corte Inglés, to fashionable boutiques and souvenir shops. Every street corner in Alicante bustles with holiday activity with holidaymakers perusing the many shops selling local ceramic, marble, leather and wooden produce.

Benidorm Holiday Attractions

Despite the worst excesses brought upon the city by package tourism, Benidorm delivers very well for the package holidaymaker. The two main beaches Playa de Poniente and the Playa de Levante are over 5km long in total and offer enough space for everyone. The bars and restaurants are in sufficient supply and with over 30 discos on offer; nightlife in Benidorm is lively to suit all tastes. The attractive Balcon del Mediterranean set in the middle of the two beaches, has spectacular views of both beaches and also its island lying just offshore.

Benidorm is surrounded by mountains as high as over 1,500 metres and these keep the cooler north winds at bay to give the city warm temperatures even during the Winter months when temperatures stay mild. Just 7 kilometres down the coast lies the small town of Altea. A change from bustling Benidorm, Altea offers a traditional community with a preserved old quarter that attracts many artists because of its wonderful light.

Valencia Holiday Attractions

Valencia lies on the Costa del Azahar and is the third largest city in Spain. It is an industrial city with a medium-sized port, but the local government is working hard to improve the city's image to tourism. One example of this is the recent completion of the new City of Arts and Sciences Complex.

Surrounding the city is the fertile plain called the Huerta where orange trees grow in abundance as does rice, which is, used for Valencia's legendary dish the paella. Most of the produce of the Huerta comes to the 1,000 colourful stalls of the modernist Mercado Central. Built in the early 20th century, it is an eight-sided iron girder and glass building which contains one of the largest markets in Europe. Well worth a visit even if you're not planning on buying anything.

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Valencia and Barcelona Bus and Train Tour from Madrid
Description: Escorted Group Coach/Train Tour departs from Madrid to Valencia by Train then follows up the coast by Motor-Coach to Barcelona and finally ending in Madrid. Visit along the way various important cities like: Valencia, Barcelona, Zaragoza ..more...
About the Author - Steve Greenwood invites you to visit  Valencia Apartments For Rent for accommodation and holiday attractions in Alicante, Benidorm & Valencia. Visit http://www.idealrentals4u.com for accommodation and holiday information in all the regions of Spain including the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands.
Top 10 things to do in Alicante   by Aaron Hughes

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10) Explore the Caves of Canalobre…
Surely, one of Spain's most impressive caves-Canalobre is about 24 kilometres outside the city. Hike to the top of Cabezon de Oro for a stunning view of Alicante and watch the sunset from the cliff-tops.

9) Relax by the beautiful Marina…
Here you'll find everything you could possibly want to eat, from the freshest Mediterranean fish to the tastiest paella. Enjoy a glass of wine by the harbour in a modern yet traditional setting. But do make sure you have an afternoon snack because most Spanish restaurants don't open until 9.30pm.

8) The famous Santa Faz Pilgrimage…
Spain's second largest pilgrimage attracts around 200,000 people every year. Early in the morning the crowd congregates for an 8km walk from the city centre of Alicante to the Monastery of the Holy Face.

7) Break the land speed record on Alicante beach…
Well not quite that fast, but you can blast along the sand at speeds of up to 40 mph on a block of wood. Kiteboarding is the latest craze to sweep resorts and is available in Alicante at www.adventuresportsholidays.com

6) Visit the Bullfighting Museum…
Alicante has its own museum dedicated to Spain's most iconic sport. Bullfighters are on a par with Hollywood celebrities in Spain. Learn all about the history and traditions at the Plaza de Toros Museum.

5) Paintballing in Alicante…
Getting splattered by paint is probably not what you had in mind when you booked your trip to the Costa Blanca but this could be the ideal adrenaline buzz to banish that sangria-fuelled hangover. Alicante boasts one of the largest paintball arenas in the Valencia region.

4) Discover Dinghy Sailing…
Instead of lazing around on the beach all day, try this fun and social activity with friends and family. It's a sport that can be enjoyed by all ages and is a fantastic way to top up your tan and stay active at the same time.

3) Make a splash at Europe's biggest waterpark…
Ride the Rapids and brave the Black Hole - don't miss the chance to try some of the most thrilling water rides in Europe. Aqualandia is just 30 minutes drive, north of Alicante, and makes a great day out for all the family.

2) Lions and tigers and bears, oh my...
Grab the binoculars and don your khaki pants (or shorts in this case) for a wild safari adventure. No, this isn't Africa but Vergel Safari Park near Alicante features lions, tigers, leopards and zebras to name but a few.

1) Set sail for the beautiful Island of Tabarca…
It's always interesting to explore new places, just ask Christopher Columbus or Marco Polo. The Island of Tabarca lies 11 miles south east of Alicante and offers real refuge with pristine waters and over 1400 hectares of marine life. Perfect for a weekend or day trip.

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Valencia Bull Ring Market and Old Quarter Walking Tour
On this private half day walking tour our guide will show you Valencia´s Bull Ring, Market and Old Quarter. The Central Market, built in 1928... more...
About the Author - Aaron Hughes writes for Jet2.com, who offer cheap flights to Spain from various UK airports. Book cheap flights to Alicante online with Jet2.com from Manchester, Leeds Bradford or Blackpool airports.

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