1. Visit Guadalest Valley
A tip to the Costa Blanca would not be complete without visiting this beautiful hidden treasure. The village Guadalest can be reached by car via a scenic drive from the coast.
The car park is at the bottom of the village and is pay and display. Take your camera and some money as there are lots of little shops on the way up to the town, great for buying souvenirs or gifts. Once you reach the main village there are a few places where you can stop for some lunch and of course take pictures of those amazing views. If you are feeling up to it, continue your walk to the very top of the rock where the cemetery is for 360 degree views.
The mountains that form the valley belong to the Betic Cordillera, which are the set of mountains and valleys occupied the S and SE of the Iberian peninsula.
2.Visit Natural Park of “Penyal D'Ifach”
The park is free to enter and the paths are fairly easy to walk on, you definitely need trainers!
The views are awesome and if you like to walk, you will really enjoy it. It is plenty of natural species of plants and animals, birds of prey and natural habitats where you can eat or relax some time to continue the walk.
There is a small beach at the entrance where people depart to snorkel or swimming. The beach bar is also popular.
3. Go to MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum
The MARQ is a museum of archeology that focuses on the renovation of traditional exhibition system, it understood as a collection of properly classified and cataloged findings. MARQ is a project conceived and developed from the challenge of being the first archaeological museum of the XXI century.
The new Archaeological Museum of Alicante is very interesting from the educational point of view and also fun, rigorous and spectacular. The Museum also offers the possibility to know the archaeological method. In three rooms, the Board of Field Archaeology, Urban Archaeology and the Chamber of Underwater Archaeology, scenery, audiovisual and interactive to provide an insight into the techniques used by archaeologists to discover the past and provides valuable information will have exposed an attractive and didactic way.
4. Volvo Ocean Race Museum
Museum Volvo Ocean Race is a modern exhibition
space, with a speech and an avant-garde stage design made accessible to the public of the history of the race and the values of sailing, aiming to become a leader in the cultural and tourist Alicante.
Visitors will find an interactive place to discover the maritime world, meet the most intrepid sailors and feel the wonders hidden in the oceans.
The museum occupies 1,300 square meters of the Old Oran Ferry Terminal in the Port of Alicante. It is distributed on two floors. On the ground floor is the exhibition space and the Museum Store. The first floor has a multipurpose space for workshops and a cafe, which features a large terrace.
5. “Hogeras” Museum of Alicante
It is a museum that gives an overview of the fallas de San Juan through the years, with lot's of photo's giving a good idea of how San Juan and Alicante looked through the years.
Here you can see the “ninots” typical in Alicante. All pieces are made of paper-mache and are judged each year then they are set afire during a festival.