The clocks have changed, the evenings are getting longer and this weekend we enjoyed some lovely high temperatures, blue skies and blazing sunshine….. summer is definitely on its way.
We thought we would share with you 5 of the things we most like to do on a summers day off.
1. Get On Your Bike
So long as you have plenty of water there are some stunning cycling routes though the region, whether you fancy pottering around the city of Alicante itself or getting out into the countryside, this website will help you find the perfect route to suit you.
2. Fresh Water Swimming
We don’t often associate the countryside in Spain with luscious green vegetation and running water but tucked away in the arid landscape there are some beautiful little oases. Take las Fuentes del Algar for a perfect example. Only a short drive from Benidorm, here you can enjoy a fascinating walk around the spectacular waterfalls and the arboretum as well as enjoying a refreshing swim in the many fresh water pools and springs.
For the food lovers amongst us how about spending the afternoon with friends enjoying a selection of different tapas and local wines and beer in the bars around Alicante city. This website is a great guide to the food on offer around Alicante along with the time and places to find it (the site is in Spanish however if you open it using Chrome browser, the automatic translation is pretty good):
There’s no better place to be on a hot summer’s day than in the water so how about taking the ferry out of Alicante to Isla Tarbarca?
You can visit the historic island town and museum and cool off in the protected waters which are internationally recognised for their biodiversity. When you’ve built up a big enough appetite, settle down for a bowl of Caldero Tarbarquino – the traditional locaL dish. Ferries leave from Alicante throughout the year.
5. Take in the View
There no better viewpoint of Alicante than from the Castillo de Santa Barbara perched 166m above the city centre.
The castle is one of Spain’s largest medieval fortresses with features dating from the 14th Century through to the 18th.
It’s a long way up but if you’re not feeling overly energetic, don’t worry, there is a lift available through the rock face from opposite El Postiguet beach.
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