Discover the 10 best things to do in the Province of Alicante with our recommendations on must-see places and sightseeing tips.
1. Hike to the Albir lighthouse
This route is easy and fun to do with children. It is an easy hike that takes you to the Albir lighthouse in the Sierra Helada Natural Park. The trail is paved, traffic-free, and has stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea. You can go on a scooter, with a baby carriage or just on foot. The route begins in Alfaz del Pi. In summer it is advisable to do the route in the afternoon or on a day with less sun.
2. The best scenic viewpoints in Jávea
If you are staying in or near Jávea, a great family outing is touring the scenic viewpoints of Jávea by car. There are a total of 15 viewpoints, so we recommend choosing a few and not visiting all of them at once. Els Molins viewpoint and the Cap de Sant Antoni viewpoint are very good places to start, but Cabo de la Nao is also beautiful.
3. Hike the Peñón d'Ifach
The Peñón d`Ifach in Calpe is one of the most impressive places on the Costa Blanca. It is a huge rock on the coast that you can hike, as it is a small Natural Park. With children you can go up through the tunnel to get an idea of its impressive size. The rest of the hike is a bit difficult for families. Make sure to book the visit in advance.
4. Discover Altea on foot
Altea undoubtedly has one of the most beautiful old towns on the Costa Blanca and deserves a spot in our top 10 things to do with children in the Province of Alicante. With its steep streets and white houses there are a thousand places to take beautiful photos, enjoy a terrace or look for a souvenir in its charming shops.
5. Choose a restaurant in Dénia
Dénia is famous for its gastronomy and in and around Loreto street there are a good number of restaurants. A lovely lunch and a walk through Dénia is a great plan for a beautiful day. And don't forget to visit the castle of Dénia, the kids will love exploring it.
6. Visit the El Hondo Natural Park
In this Natural Park between Elche and Crevillente you can take a walk and practice some bird-watching. There are short and easy routes to do with children. Do not forget your binoculars to be able to see the birds well.
7. Tour Benidorm by bike
If you want to get to know Benidorm with young children by electric bike, Tao Bike has the solution for families with children from 9-10 months onwards. If the little ones still can't pedal on their own, then you can add a trailer or a chair (front or rear) to your reservation.
8. A scavenger hunt in El Campello
Stop by the El Campello Tourist Office and pick up your treasure map. At any time of the year you can do the 'EL TESORO DEL LLOP MARÍ EN EL CAMPELLO' scavenger hunt. It is a fun way to get to know this municipality with children.
9. Discover Villena´s treasure
Did you know that the treasure that was discovered more than half a century ago in Villena is one of the most important in European prehistory? A golden bracelet was found by chance and later a vessel containing a great treasure composed of sixty pieces of gold was found.
10. Adventure in La Nucía
With this idea we finish our list of 10 things to do with children in the Province of Alicante. In La Nucía you can enjoy a very cool activity at the Tirolinas Go! Adventure Park. It is a real tree-top adventure for the whole family, with circuits and zip lines of up to 300m in length. An ideal outdoor activity for the whole family.
Foto: Tirolinas Go!