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Top Villages in Alicante

By Viator, April 2018

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The exceptional museums, historic sites, and ancient ruins of Alicante offer plenty of options for travelers in the heart of the Costa Blanca. Still, nearby historic towns and quiet little villages prove worthy of a day trip beyond the urban center. These are some of the best villages in the area.

Villena
Little Villena, considered one of the prettiest towns in the Val de Vinalopó, has a decidedly Castilian feel to it. Wander through the old quarter to Plaza de Santiago, tour the towering Atalaya Castle, and pay a visit to the town’s excellent archaeological museum.

Elche
Elche, home of the UNESCO-listed Palm Grove—the largest in the world—has long been an important fruit producer thanks to its Moorish irrigation system. Walk through the palm forest, tour the Basilica of Saint Mary, or stroll through the old town.

Alcoy
Visitors to the hillside town of Alcoy can travel back some 60,000 years while examining ancient rock paintings and old Iberian ruins. In addition to Barchell Castle, the Hermitage of St. Anthony the Abbot, and the Archaeological Museum, Alcoy is known for its numerous Modernista buildings.

Guadalest
Set beneath the shadow of Castillo de San José (built by the Moors in the 11th century), the village of Guadalest is one of the most beautiful Spanish villages in the region, thanks to its incredible views of the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Among the town’s several museums is a collection of some 20,000 salt and pepper shakers. Combine your visit with a stop in nearby Benidorm.

Altea
Nicknamed the “jewel of the Mediterranean,” Altea comprises a whitewashed old town overlooking the sea, as well as a sleepy fishing harbor and several pebble beaches. 

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Guadalest Valley and Benidorm Private Tour from Alicante, Alicante, null
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Guadalest Valley and Benidorm Private Tour from Alicante

Book this 5-hour private tour  from Alicante and make your way to Guadalest Valley and Benidorm. Enjoy a panoramic drive to these locations and discover ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $537.49
2-hour Private Santa Barbara Castle tour in Alicante, Alicante, Ports of Call Tours
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2-hour Private Santa Barbara Castle tour in Alicante

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Private tour through the fortress of Alicante. To begin this experience, a tour guide who will teach all the anecdotes that occurred within the walls of this ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.06
Calpe Sailing Cruise with Bathing and Lunch at the Port, Alicante, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Calpe Sailing Cruise with Bathing and Lunch at the Port

Spend a beautiful time on the water aboard a sailing catamaran that will take you and many other sea lovers along the Calpe coastline. During the trip enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Calp, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.12
Alicante Full Day Experience Including Visit to Elche with Transfers, Alicante, Day Cruises
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Alicante Full Day Experience Including Visit to Elche with Transfers

Make the most of your visit to Alicante and discover its city centre plus the city of Elche on a full day tour. Elche has been named as a World Heritage City ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $750.12
5-Hour Private Tour from Alicante to Villena, Alicante, Full-day Tours
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5-Hour Private Tour from Alicante to Villena

Maximize your time in port in Alicante on this private, 5-hour tour exploring the city of Villena with your personal driver/guide. Your private group of up to ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $537.49
Alcoy Walking Tour on the Modernist Route, Alicante, Food Tours
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Alcoy Walking Tour on the Modernist Route

Admire the Modernist, Secessionist, and Neoclassical architecture of Alcoy, hear about the city’s traditions, festivities, and culture from your local expert ...  Read more

Location: Alcoi, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.82
Villena and Winery Private Shore Excursion from Alicante, Alicante, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Villena and Winery Private Shore Excursion from Alicante

Maximize your time in port in Alicante on this private, 5-hour tour exploring the city of Villena with your personal driver/guide. Your private group of up to ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $537.49

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