Santa Barbara castle
On Mount Benacantil, at 169 meters of altitude, the fortified castle of Santa Barbara overcomes Alicante and testifies the historical heritage of the region, which does not only have beaches as assets. Although professionals found traces of human presence from Bronze Age on the mountains, the castle was however built on the 9th century, when the muslim dominated the south of the country. It is thus passionating to visit the preserved vestiges of this building. A windfall for History lovers! Also, to know more, head to the Archeological museum of Alicante, where guided visits and interactive games will teach you all there is to know about the Costa Blanca.
On the Costa Blanca, the ones who like natural spaces, and especially outdoor sports, will treat themselves ! A must-see
: the natural park of Montgo, in the north, in Denia, declared as such in 1987. Thanks to various landscapes, its impressive fauna and flora, this protected area provides a calm walk in the heart of Spanish nature. The parc provides 6 different roads, and it’s only yours to pick up the one you like the most! Another must-do to explore: the natural park of Torrevieja, which is a natural reserve known for its birds, but above all, for its pink waters. Incredible, isn’t it?
At last, if these are your family holidays, know that several activities for kids
are available on the Costa Blanca. From aquatic parks such as Aqualandia to theme parks such as Terra Mitica or Terra Natura, a park with animals, your kids will only have to choose!