Elche ELCHE WEATHER Welcome to Elche, a city in the heart of the province of Alicante on the south-east coast of Spain. Known for its rich history, stunning architecture and vast palm groves, Elche offers visitors a unique blend of cultural heritage and natural beauty. Elche Palm Grove (Palmeral de Elche) Start your trip to Elche with a visit to the Palm Grove, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest palm groves in the world. Wander through a maze of more than 200,000 palm trees, some of which are over a thousand years old. The Palmeral beautifully blends nature and history, creating a tranquil oasis within the city. Elche’s Mystery Play (Misteri d’Elx) Immerse yourself in Elche’s cultural tapestry and experience the Mystery Play, a medieval religious drama that takes place every August in the Basilica of Santa María. This unique play, declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, tells the story of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Elche’s historic centre Explore the charming streets of the historic centre, where you’ll find a mix of Gothic, Baroque and Moorish architecture. Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria, a beautiful example of Valencian Gothic, and the Castle of Altamira, which offers panoramic views of the city. Huerto del Cura Garden: Enjoy the beauty of the Huerto del Cura, a botanical garden famous for its diverse collection of plants, including the Imperial Palm, a unique tree with seven trunks. Stroll through the lush landscapes, fountains and aromatic flowers that create a sensory experience for every visitor. Elche Archaeological Museum (MAHE) Discover the city’s past at the Archaeological Museum, where artefacts from different historical periods are on display. The museum offers a fascinating journey through Elche’s prehistoric, Iberian and Roman past, providing an insight into the development of the region. Elche’s gastronomy Indulge your taste buds with Elche’s delicious gastronomy. Try local dishes such as Arroz con Costra (rice with a crispy crust), Elche-style gazpacho and the famous Date Palm dessert, made with the city’s own delicious dates. El Palmeral Route Take a scenic stroll along the Palmeral Route, a path that winds through the palm groves and offers a peaceful and picturesque walk. Enjoy the sight of the palm trees against the backdrop of the Mediterranean climate. Museo Escolar de Pusol This unique museum space, whose full name is the “Centro de Cultura Tradicional Museo Escolar de Pusol”, was included in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage Register in 2009. Rio Safari This animal park is located between Elche and Santa Pola, in a unique environment, with more than 4,500 palm trees. The park has nearly a hundred different animal species on its property, including a family of white lions, Borneo orangutans, Angola giraffes, chimpanzees, brown lions, Bengal tigers, and sea lions. Elche invites you to experience the harmony of history, nature and culture. Whether you’re fascinated by the ancient mysteries, enchanted by the palm groves or want to savour the local cuisine, Elche promises to be an unforgettable and enriching journey. Elche Tourist Information Properties in Elche View more properties in Elche


Rojales ROJALES WEATHER Welcome to the charming town of Rojales, a hidden gem in the heart of the Vega Baja region of Spain. Rojales seamlessly blends history, culture and natural beauty, offering visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. Cuevas del Rodeo One of the most charming features of the town is Cuevas del Rodeo, a neighbourhood of houses built into the natural caves of the hillside. These cave dwellings, decorated with bright colours and artistic murals, create a unique and bohemian atmosphere. Walking through this area is like entering a living, breathing work of art. Río Segura Riverside Walk Nature lovers will find solace in the Río Segura Riverside Walk. This picturesque path along the riverbank offers a tranquil escape, perfect for a leisurely stroll or peaceful cycle ride. Lined with lush vegetation and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, this riverside walk is a hidden oasis in the heart of Rojales. Local Markets Immerse yourself in the local culture by exploring the vibrant markets of Rojales. The weekly market is a treasure trove of fresh produce, handmade crafts and traditional Spanish goods. It’s a great place to mingle with the locals, sample regional delicacies and perhaps find the perfect souvenir to remember your visit by. Fiestas and Celebrations Rojales is known for its lively and colourful fiestas, which celebrate the town’s traditions and customs. The Moors and Christians Festival, held in honour of Saint Peter, is a spectacular event with lively parades, traditional music and elaborate costumes. Taking part in these festivities is a great way to experience the town’s vibrant spirit and sense of community. Golfing paradise at La Marquesa Golf: For golf enthusiasts, Rojales offers the prestigious La Marquesa Golf Course. Surrounded by stunning scenery and bathed in the warm Spanish sun, this 18-hole course is suitable for players of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner, the course’s scenic beauty and challenging layout make for an enjoyable day on the links. Conjunto Monumental Hidráulico Urbano This is a collection of historical hydraulic monuments, including the dam, the irrigation canal estuary, the water wheel and the bridge. Museo de la huerta The Hacienda de los Llanos o de Don Florencio is a farm, converted into an Agricultural Museum, where visitors can learn about the history of agriculture. Museo Arqueológico paleontológico The objects in this museum portray the formation of the territory and the development of the many cultures that have inhabited Rojales. The Windmill The remodelling of the Windmill to provide it with all the necessary mechanisms for its perfect functioning is a unique opportunity to see one of the most characteristic buildings of the Spanish Levant, as most of them are in a state of ruin. Its traditional façade and the natural environment that surrounds it, on a small hill, form a unique image that takes the visitor back to the times when its blades turned with the wind to grind the grain and obtain the flour that supplied the whole town. Rojales is a destination that captivates visitors with its blend of history, natural beauty and cultural richness. Whether it’s exploring historic landmarks, strolling along the river or immersing yourself in local festivities, Rojales promises an authentic Spanish experience that will stay with you long after you leave. Rojales Tourist Information Properties in Rojales – Ciudad Quesada View more properties in Rojales


Torrevieja TORREVIEJA WEATHER Welcome to the enchanting coastal town of Torrevieja, located on the picturesque Costa Blanca in south-east Spain. Known for its stunning Mediterranean beaches, cultural richness and vibrant atmosphere, this vibrant destination beckons travellers seeking sun-soaked adventure and relaxed seaside charm. Beaches Torrevieja has some of the most unspoilt beaches in the region. Playa del Cura, with its golden sands and clear blue waters, is perfect for sunbathing and swimming. If you’re looking for a quieter escape, head to Playa Los Locos, a tranquil beach surrounded by cliffs and dotted with charming cafes. Salt Lakes Torrevieja is famous for its salt lakes, the largest of which is the Laguna Salada de Torrevieja. Witness the surreal pink hues of the water, a result of the high concentration of salt and micro-organisms. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll along the paths surrounding the lakes and breathe in the therapeutic air. Promenade and Marina The lively promenade, Paseo de la Libertad, invites visitors to stroll along the seafront, enjoying the sea breeze and lively atmosphere. The Marina is a hub of activity, lined with colourful boats and offering a range of waterside cafes and restaurants, making it the perfect place to unwind while enjoying delicious local cuisine. Cultural Gems Explore Torrevieja’s rich cultural scene by visiting landmarks such as the Torre del Moro, a historic watchtower offering panoramic views of the coastline. The Inmaculada Concepción church, with its distinctive blue and white domes, is another architectural gem that reflects the town’s unique character. Local Markets Enjoy the lively street markets that take place throughout the week, where you can buy fresh produce, local crafts and souvenirs. The Friday market is particularly popular, offering a wide range of goods in a bustling open-air setting. Gastronomy Torrevieja is a haven for food lovers. Taste the flavours of the sea with a wide range of fresh seafood, including the local speciality ‘caldero’, a delicious fisherman’s stew. The city’s restaurants and tapas bars offer a delightful mix of traditional Spanish dishes and international cuisine. Festivals and Events Plan your visit during one of Torrevieja’s lively festivals to experience the town’s exuberant spirit. The Habaneras and Polyphony International Contest, held in August, is a prestigious music festival that celebrates choral music and attracts performers from all over the world. Museo del Mar y la Sal This museum is dedicated to the relationship between the sea, the salt, and Torrevieja. In this museum you will learn the history of Torrevieja and the salt extraction, and it shows, among other things, the traditional construction of salt ships, a typical tradition of Torrevieja. Museo Flotante Submarino Submarine S-61 Dolphin was launched in Torrevieja in 1971, and has served as a floating museum since 2004, after 33 years of service. The S-61 was the first submarine of the Spanish Navy to enter service as a museum. In Torrevieja, every day is a celebration of sun, sea and Spanish culture. Whether you’re a beach lover, history buff or food connoisseur, Torrevieja promises an unforgettable and rejuvenating experience on the sun-kissed shores of the Costa Blanca. Torrevieja Tourist Information Properties in Torrevieja View more properties in Torrevieja


Alicante ALICANTE WEATHER Alicante, a charming city on the south-east coast of Spain, beckons visitors with a perfect blend of history, culture and coastal beauty. Situated on the Costa Blanca, Alicante is a gem that captivates travellers with its warm Mediterranean climate, stunning beaches and vibrant atmosphere.   Santa Bárbara Castle Dominating the city’s skyline, Santa Bárbara Castle sits atop Mount Benacantil, offering panoramic views of Alicante and the azure Mediterranean Sea. With a rich history dating back to the 9th century, the castle offers a fascinating journey through time, showcasing different architectural styles and serving as a testament to the city’s past. Explanada de España A walk along the Explanada de España, a picturesque promenade lined with palm trees and colourful mosaic tiles, is a quintessential Alicante experience. This lively boulevard runs parallel to the seafront and is perfect for a leisurely stroll, filled with street performers, cafes and shops. The Mediterranean backdrop adds to the charm, creating the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon. Postiguet Beach Alicante boasts Postiguet Beach, a crescent-shaped haven of golden sand nestled between the city and the sea. With its clear waters and views of the castle in the background, this beach is an ideal place to sunbathe, swim or enjoy a seafood meal at one of the many restaurants by the sea. Barrio de la Santa Cruz Wander the narrow streets of Barrio de la Santa Cruz, a historic neighbourhood characterised by whitewashed houses adorned with vibrant bougainvillea. This charming area exudes a relaxed, traditional Spanish atmosphere, complete with cosy plazas, flower-filled balconies and local craft shops. Alicante’s old town Immerse yourself in Alicante’s rich history by exploring the old town, where ancient streets wind around important landmarks such as the Cathedral of San Nicolas. With its Baroque and Gothic elements, the cathedral is a testament to the city’s religious heritage. Mercado Central For a taste of local flavours, visit the Mercado Central, Alicante’s central market. Here you can sample fresh produce, regional delicacies and mingle with friendly locals. The market is a vibrant showcase of Alicante’s culinary diversity. Museo de Las Hogueras de San Juan The museum of the Hogueras de San Juan is a must for a visit with the whole family. The museum exhibits various dolls, the so-called “indultats ninots”, dolls that were not burned during the “Noche de San Juan”, a festival that is celebrated throughout Spain. Museo Archeológico The Archaeological Museum (also known as MARQ) has a number of very interesting collections that reflect the history of the city and the Costa Blanca throughout the different times and civilizations. The museum has a number of consecutive halls, making you a journey from prehistory, through Iberian culture, Roman culture, and the Middle Ages to modern and contemporary cultures. Modernist architecture: Alicante also boasts modernist architecture, exemplified by buildings such as Casa Carbonell and the Central Market. These structures show a different facet of the city, combining contemporary design with historic charm. When the sun goes down, Alicante comes alive with a vibrant nightlife scene. The Explanada and surrounding areas offer an abundance of bars, cafes and clubs, ensuring that visitors can enjoy the city’s energy long after the day has turned to night. Whether you’re looking for cultural enrichment, relaxation on the beach or a taste of Spain’s vibrant nightlife, Alicante promises a varied and unforgettable experience. Alicante Tourist info Properties in Alicante View more properties in Alicante