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Places to visit
Entertainment
Guadalest  Visit beautiful Guadalest and its castle. There is also a museum
of miniatures and spectacular views of the mountains and reservoir, gift
shops and good value quality restaurants and bars.
http://www.guadalest.es/oficina.php
There is also an interesting, old vehicle museum nearby:
www.museovehiculosguadalest.com  
Boat Trips  Enjoy a boat trip between Benidorm and Calpe with a stop off in
Altea. Also available (depending on season) trips to the attractive island of
Tabarca (from Alicante) and Submarine boat trips.
www.excursionesmaritimasbenidorm.com
Fuentes del Algar (Algar Waterfalls) a beautiful natural park which receives
many visitors every year.   At the natural park you will find plenty of attendant
controlled parking areas most of which provide shade from the sun.
The website is in spanish & valencian only however you can use the numbers
near the top of the page for a virtual tour of the falls
.www.callosa.es  
Terra Mitica  Nearby Benidorm has a well established and successful theme
park
Terra Mitica.  Kids of all ages will enjoy the Ancient Egypt, Rome,
Greece and Mediteranean themed zones.
www.terramiticapark.com
Terra Natura  Terra Natura is a natural history park with a strong theme of
conversation.  It has an incredible selection of animals to watch in a natural
environment. There is also a fantastic water park
Agua Natura, which
includes an opportunity to swim with the sharks!                      
www.terranatura.com
Aqualandia  Benidorm's top water park has to be Aqualandia. With a
multitude of exciting water features for all the family to enjoy.       
www.aqualandia.net
Mundomar  Alongside Aqualandia is the marine park Mundomar.  With an
impressive display of aquariums plus dolphin and sealion shows.
www.mundomar.es
Benidorm Palace  A spectacular show with a top class meal can always be
expected at the
Benidorm Palace.  The world famous venue has hosted the
Benidorm Song Contest and Miss Spain among other prestigious events. Now
celebrating it's 25th anniversary.
www.benidorm-palace.com
Desafio Medieval  Back to medieval times, dine with the Counts of Alfaz
while watching the knights jousting and escaping the awesome Pit of Terror!
Great entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.    
www.desafiomedieval.com
Las Cuevas Canelobre (The Canelobre Caves) are located in the Cabeza
de Oro Mountain range, to 3 km from the town of Busot, in the province of
Alicante. The mouth of the cave is located to 630 metres above sea level; the
caves are 150m in length and 50m in height.
It is believed that they were discovered by the Muslims in about 740 AD.
During the Civil War it was used to store explosives and to repair aircraft
engines, .
http://www.cuevasdecanelobre.com/
Aitana safari  consists of two large drive through areas with an excellent
collection of wild animals to see.  Safety instructions are posted in various
languages at the entrances.  There is also a large children's play area
restaurants - al at very reasonable prices.  The website includes the facility to
print out a 10% discount voucher (
bono).

http://www.safariaitana.com    (spanish only site)
well worth visiting as it also has an interesting old quarter and seafront.  To
make the visit even better you might consider going to the Valor factory.  
Tours are organised which explain both the history of chocolate and of the
processes used by this high quality chocolate company.
www.valor.es
Mendoza Bodega Wine Tours. In the nearby town of Alfas del Pi, Enrique
Medoza's Winery takes you into a world of peace and fantasy with the aromas
of the wonderful wines. The staff will show you how they evolved, and you will
enjoy the wonderful winery, vineyards and gardens on display.
Guided tours and tastings in Spanish, English and French.
tel: (34)965 888 639
.www.bodegasmendoza.com
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Rio Safari is located in the city of Elche, in Alicante. Elche is a city famous for
its palm trees. Elche has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of them is
The Palmeral and the other one is the Misterí d´Etx. Rio Safari is located in the
century old Lion Paml Orchard, It works in the conservation of many exotic
species and makes a fascinating day out for young and old alike.
click on the UK flag for english version of website  www.riosafari.com/
Benidoleig Caves are 300 metres deep with stalagmites, stalactites and
domes of 20m. They date back some 50,000 years and still contain  many
human bone remains. The caverns are located  on the Benidoleig to
Pedreguer road
.
tel: 966 40 42 35  
http://www.casacuevarural.com/
La Cova del Rull caves are located in  .the little village of Vall d'Ebo.  The
journey there by car gives marvellous views of the valleys and mountains.  The
caves themselves feature spectacular stalagmites and rocks of wonderful
shapes and colours.

tel: 966 400 525 or 965 571 413 www.lavalldebo.org
metre high headland in Calpe, may be climbed (by the adventerous) for
Penon de Ifach - spectacular sea views or simply admired from the nature
reserve which is located around the bottom of the rock and which makes an
interesting, easy metre  This incredible rock formation which forms a 332 stroll
before or after a meal at one of the fish restaurants alongside it.

http://www.alicante-spain.com/penon-de-lfach.html    
Finca La Barbera dels Aragonés - Vlla Joyosa This historic finca houses
the municipal archealogical museum of Villa Joyosa.  An interesting selection
of artifacts from the Iberian and Roman times are on display, and the house
has a number of rooms which contain furniture and day to day objects from the
house as it would have been in earlier centuries.  
Volunteer guides are often on hand to give useful information.
http://www.villajoyosa.com/sites/museusdelavilajoiosa    (Spanish only)
Museum of Turron - Jijona Is a private institution dedicated to recovering
the heritage of Turron (Nougat) and Marzipan making.Tours include a visit to
the current production plant.
January to June - Mon-Fri 10am - 1.30pm & 4pm - 7.30pm
July to December - Mon-Fri 10am to 7.30pm continuous.
weekends 10am-1pm & 5pm - 7pm  
www.museodelturron.com
Barco Solar, Solar powered boat trip - Guadalest. Powered entirely by
solar energy from the sun, the trip costs 5 euros and gives fanatastic views
available by prior reservation and take place every day except Monday from
March to October. November to February reserved for groups only
tel: 636 037 910
Santa Barbara Castle - Alicante This historic building takes its name from
constructed, it in the 9th century though archealogical evidence points to the
site's use  by bronze age man and later the Romans.
Open   Winter: Oct - Mar. 9am - 7pm,    Summer:  Apr - Sept. 10am - 8pm
www.castillosnet.org  (translation by Google)
Joan Cashmira Guitar Constructor .You are invited to visit the Guitar
Factory in Gata de Gorgos, where you will see their construction and they
can demonstrate the superb quality of their instruments.  The factory is
located alognside the Gata de Gorgos train station.
tel: (34)965 756 320 Spanish, English & German spoken
http://www.joancashimira.es/english.html
Palaualtea is Altea's modern state-of-the-art theatre.  An extensive program
of cultural concerts and other events take place there throughout the year
.
The theatre is located at the back of the town at Calle Alcoy 18.
tel: 966  881 924  
http://www.palaualtea.com/
The natural park of Sierra Gelada covers about 6 hectares, around
Benidorm, Alfaz del Pi and Altea. Protected historical areas throughout the
mountains and the three islets emblematic of the Illot Mitjana, the Illot of
Benidorm and Olla and Galera. Inside the park there are two routes bordering
(one hour or less) and another goes from Playa del Albir up by the cliffs to the
Benirdorm coast (about 4 hours)

Private Art Galleries in
Altea:

ALTEA COLOR
Carrer Filarmonica, 10  
Tel. 638 491 399

ART ALTAI
Carrer Tapo the Llima, 2  
Tel. 965 844 193

ATELIER LA CASA
Carrer Sant Joseph, 32
Tel. 965 845 448

CONCHA García de Pablos
Calle Benidorm 31
Tel. 658902264 E-mail:
1995 with the legacy of the painter Eberhard Schlotter as a sign of his
appreciation towards Altea, the town where he has resided at various times
since 1954 and where he has produced a large part of his artistic work,
It is located near the church in the old town of Altea
http://www.fundacionschlotter.org/en/1funda.html

Interesting buildings &
monuments in  Altea:

Torre de Bellaguarda,
found in the quarter of the
town with the same name
Constructed in the second
half ofvthe 16th century,
part of the dense network
of watchtowers that
warned of enemy attacks
along the coast.

Torre de la Galera, within
the urbanisation "Galera
del Mar".  Is also part of
the coastal network of
watchtowers, and was
declared of Cultural
Interest in 1985.

Iglesia Parroquial de Ntra.
Señora del Consuelo is the
church at the top of the
town which was extended
into its current form in
1922. The remains of the
original smaller building
can be seen to the left of
the main facade.

Recorrido Urbano. A nice
way to see Altea is a
leisurely stroll through the
town. So you can make
direct contact with the
place, visiting cultural
centres, the Palau de les
Arts, museums and the
Arts Campus. A walk
around the old town The
tour offers visitors an
amazing myriad of streets
with geraniums and
jasmine, wooden portals
and gates that adorn the
White facades of typical
houses of Altea.