Points of interest
The Costa Blanca has much more to offer than just sun, sea and sandy beaches. In this region, there are many beautiful villages, old castles and impressive caves which are very well worth a visit. Busot The caves at Canelobre are nearby Finca Bilou and located in the village of Busot. With the use of a guide you can walk through the highest elevation caves of Spain. The main cave has a height of up to seventy meters (approximately 229.66 feet) and because of its beautiful acoustics is also called the Cathedral. The walk through the colorfully lit flowstone- cave takes about one hour and is worth the trouble. Tip: No ATM cash withdrawal machines are available, so please make sure you carry enough cash with you to purchase the entry tickets. This trip is a nice change from a typical day at the beach or swimming pool.The village of Busot itself is worthwhile exploring.
Villajoyosa Before the arrival of the tourists, agriculture and fishing were the main sources of income on the Costa Blanca. The fishermen painted their cottages in beautiful pastel colours so that when at sea they could distinguish their homes. These cottages have been refurbished and are worth a visit. A visit to the Valor chocolate factory is also a must. Take a fun tour of the museum and the chocolate factory and at the end of the tour you can enjoy a small tasting to experience other flavors. Be on time because you need to get an entry ticket if you want an English guided tour. The tour is held twice a day at 11.00 AM and at 16.00 PM, with limited capacity.
Jalon The village of Xaló ( Valenciano) in Spanish referred to as Jalón, is a quiet village located in the interior of the Costa Blanca. It’s weekly flea market is held on Saturdays and attracts many tourists. In addition to the usual stalls with sunglasses and hand bags, you can find a lot of other interesting merchandise for sale. Most of the market is considered a flea market. You have no idea in advance what you may find, which makes this shopping experience extra fun. Tip: be on time, because around 14.00 PM in the afternoon the stalls start to close. You can also walk through the old city center of Jalon. In the summer, the river Rio Jalon is worth seeing because the low water level exposes the many shrubs and flowers in the riverbed which provides picturesque scenery. Another good reason to visit the area of Jalon is the wine cultivation that takes place around the village. A visit to the “Wine Cooperative” is recommendable where you can taste and purchase the local wines. The wine prices are very reasonable.
Guadalest A hidden treasure is the best way to describe the village of Guadalest. You travel a scenic route through the mountainous countryside to reach Guadalest from the seaside resorts.
A pathway through the mountain leads you into a fairy-tale village, which has its origin in the middle ages. Major attractions in the old village are the 12th century castle which has been inhabited for years by the family Ordũna, the old jail, the Mare de Déu de l’Assumpció Church and several museums including the historical automobile museum “Vall de Guadalest”, the Ethnological Museum and the Antonio Marco Museum. Guadalest also offers a beautiful view of the reservoir, landscaped in the last century and provides most of the drinking water to Alicante.