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VILLAGES TO VISIT CLOSE TO CALPE

The Costa Blanca's centuries of history are reflected in its villages and customs. Visiting spots like Altea, Jávea or Denia lets you discover first-hand this land's richness, through their traditions, culture and cuisine.

Calpe

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The sea's freshness and the peace of the mountains come together in Calpe, a town bordered to the east by the Mediterranean and to the west by Sierra d'Oltá

Both elements influence the town's daily routine, where calm predominates, but where there is also a lively atmosphere. Calpe invites you to lose yourself among the winding streets of its Old Town, take long walks on the shore or explore the interior of the Natural Park of Peñón de Ifach. Why not do it all?

Altea

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Altea is like an oasis in the desert. A curious village full of small white houses, narrow cobbled streets and the distinctive smell of the sea

Altea's charm comes from its seafaring past, which still permeates the village today. Yet it also resides in its secluded coves, its restaurants and its customs. Arriving there is to come face to face with the serene peace of a village where its residents make you feel at home, a village you'll never want to leave.

Javea

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Altea is like an oasis in the desert. A curious village full of small white houses, narrow cobbled streets and the distinctive smell of the sea

Altea's charm comes from its seafaring past, which still permeates the village today. Yet it also resides in its secluded coves, its restaurants and its customs. Arriving there is to come face to face with the serene peace of a village where its residents make you feel at home, a village you'll never want to leave.

Denia

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Before arriving in Denia you'll see something that will take your breath away: the majestic Montgó

An immense massif 750 metres high, this is the town's icon. Yet, this natural formation rivals in beauty another of the town's symbols: Denia Castle. This fortress, standing in the town's centre, was built by the Muslims in the 11th and 12th centuries. But Denia has other attractions beyond its monuments, such as the crystal-clear water of its beaches, the port and the excellent cuisine typical of the town

Alicante

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This provincial capital is not just the town with the highest number of inhabitants, but also one that offers visitors the most possibilities

You cannot get bored in Alicante since it offers activities of all kinds: cultural, sports, leisure, cuisine, etc. But if there is one thing worth highlighting in this town it is the imposing bay. From here you can see one of the capital's most important monuments: Santa Barbara Castle.

Elche

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When you think of Elche, two things come to mind: the Lady of Elche and the Palmeral

Replicas of the former dot the city since the original is in the National Archaeological Museum of Spain. However, the Palmeral, or Palm Grove, can (and should) be visited. You can stroll through over 2,000 square metres with over 200,000 palms, which occupy the city centre. Apart from these two attractions, Elche also offers monuments such as the Altamira Palace, or you can sit down to a delicious arroz con costra (rice with a crust), the city's iconic dish.

Villajoyosa

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Picturesque houses of many colours and a small, crescent-shaped beach with clean water are this Costa Blanca village's striking features

The town is famous for the chocolate it manufactures. The first indications of life in Villajoyosa date from the Bronze Age and every culture that has settled here has left its imprint. Villajoyosa's charm lies in the fact it is a quiet village, where time seems to have stood still, allowing your enjoyment to know no limits.