Friday, December 14, 2012

SPAIN: ALICANTE, ELCHE AND ISLA DE TABARCA


Looking for lovely weather and sunshine we decided to spend a weekend of three days in Alicante. And we were lucky because we enjoyed three great days. It was a way to forget for a few days the autumn of Barcelona.

Apart from the city of Alicante, we visited the Palmeral and Hort del Cura in Elche and the Tabarca Island. This island is small but allowed us to spend a pleasant morning walking around the lighthouse and enjoy a delicious paella in the restaurant Casa Ramos.


Here's what we visited these days in Alicante:


Dia 1

  • Views of Alicante from our hotel
  • Elche (Palmeral and Hort del Cura)


Dia 2

  • Promenade and Marina of Alicante
  • Isla de Tabarca


Dia 3

  • Castle of Santa Bárbara
  • Old city of Alicante
  • Explanada



Dia 1

Alicante


Castle of Santa Bárbara in Alicante
Castle of Santa Bárbara from the 25th floor of our hotel in Alicante

Marina of Alicante
Marina of Alicante from the Tryp Gran Sol hotel in Alicante

Beach of El Postiguet in Alicante
Beach of El Postiguet in Alicante


Cathedral of San Nicolás in Alicante
Cathedral of San Nicolás in Alicante

Elche


Tourist Office in Elche
Tourist Office in Elche

Palms in a park of Elche
Palms in a park of Elche

Imperial Palm in Hort del Cura in Elche
Imperial Palm in Hort del Cura in Elche


Dama de Elche in Hort del Cura in Elche
Dama de Elche in Hort del Cura in Elche

Beautiful flower in Hort del Cura in Elche
Beautiful flower in Hort del Cura in Elche

Palms in Elche
Palms are everywhere in Elche



Alicante




Castle of Santa Bárbara in Alicante lit at night
Castle of Santa Bárbara in Alicante lit at night


Dia 2

Alicante




Hotel Tryp Gran Sol in Alicante
Hotel Tryp Gran Sol from the promenade of Alicante

Marina and promenade of Alicante
Marina and promenade of Alicante

Marina and promenade of Alicante
I really like the promenade of Alicante

Alicante from Kontiki cruise
Nice view of Alicante from Kontiki cruise. This boat took us from Alicante to Isla de Tabarca

Isla de Tabarca



Lighthouse in Isla de Tabarca
Lighthouse in Isla de Tabarca

Lighthouse in Isla de Tabarca
We were lucky because the day was lovely in Isla de Tabarca

Lighthouse in Isla de Tabarca
Cactus near the lighthouse of Isla de Tabarca

Tower of San José in Isla de Tabarca
Tower of San José in Isla de Tabarca

Walls in Isla de Tabarca
Walls in Isla de Tabarca



Dia 3

Alicante


 Marina of Alicante from the castle of Santa Bárbara
Marina of Alicante from the castle of Santa Bárbara

View from the castle of Santa Bárbara in Alicante
View from the castle of Santa Bárbara in Alicante

Castle of Santa Bárbara in Alicante
Castle of Santa Barbara in Alicante

Castle of Santa Bárbara in Alicante
Castle of Santa Bárbara is quiet large so we spent nearly two hours visiting it

Explanada in Alicante
Explanada in Alicante





Finally, other beautiful places you can visit in Spain are:



- Catalonia

- Basque Country

- Cantabria

- Granada

- Sevilla, Córdoba, Cádiz and Costa de la Luz

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