Around Alicante

Alicante

To do Around Alicante

Spending two weeks in Playa de San Juan, we had time to travel around it, seeing some places for the first time, and adding new impressions to the already known.
Despite the excellent beach taking up more time than expected, here’s what we were able to visit in the “dry” times.

Alicante

Around Alicante
Alicante

We had been in Alicante almost without stopping, leaving an unfavorable impression of the city. This second visit improved that image, but confirmed that, in terms of tourism, beaches aside, it is far from the great beauties of Spain.

Torrevieja

Torrevieja
Around Alicante – Torrevieja

There was great curiosity about Torrevieja, where, every year, I find a lot of accommodation on the internet. In a quick visit I confirmed the idea I had, of an intense exploration of several beaches of only average quality.
The pink lake is the most interesting detail.

Guardamar del Segura

Guardamar
Around Alicante – Guardamar

Guardamar del Segura is a beach that I admitted to choosing on the internet several times, so I was very curious to visit. It seemed like a good beach to me, but after the desperation of finding a place to leave the car, I will only remotely admit it again, and only with guaranteed parking.

Benidorm

Benidorm
Around Alicante – Benidorm

Another visit to Benidorm, another idea of the frenzy that this beach is.
Here, the sea is an accessory, what really counts is what happens in a city that doesn’t stop, doesn’t rest, and only sleeps sometimes.

Villajoyosa

Villajoyosa
Around Alicante – Villajoyosa

We had passed Villajoyosa many, many years ago, running, and I remembered nothing of the city.
This new visit is, therefore, a first image, and I liked it. The beach is reasonable, but the tourism boom has not erased all signs of tradition, and the colorful houses make a difference to the usual concrete forests.

Santa Pola

Santa pola
Around Alicante – Santa Pola

Like Villajoyosa, Santa Pola was also a forgotten image. We were there in the end of the afternoon, without time for the visit that I would like to do.
I was impressed by the salt flats, inhabited by flamingos, but the extensive beaches did not enthuse me.
Revisiting maybe…