Dénia is the first beautiful town on our list. To get to know this seaside town, take a walk starting at the port (the kids will love the boats) and slowly make your way up to the castle to enjoy the views. The castle was originally built by the Muslim Arabs who ruled Dénia from the 8th century to the 13th century and now houses a museum. The historic district around the castle is also worth a visit.
On Calle Loreto you will find many restuarants and terraces: a great spot to enjoy Dénia's famous cuisine.
Don't miss the toy museum to see the toys that were produced in the city of Denia from 1904-1960.
When tired of the city, you can enjoy Dénia´s beaches: The rocky coves of Las Rotas and Las Marinas' long sandy beaches.
Another charming town close to Alicante is Xàbia or Javea. This town is famous for its coves and beaches, such as Cala Granadella, but the historic center is certainly worth a visit. Here you can enjoy a walk through the pedestrian streets with many restaurants, small shops and galleries.
Xàbia also has a total of 15 scenic viewpoints that you can visit by car. We love the Cap de Sant Antoni viewpont with its lighthouse and impressive views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Following the coast the next town that is worth a visit is Calpe with its impressive Peñón d´Ifach rock. Did you know that you can actually climb the rock? There is a walkway all the way to a tunnel in the rock and on the other end....stunning views! With small children it's not allowed to cross the tunnel, but the walk is worth it even if you decide not to continue beyond this point.
The historic city center of Calpe has small streets, restaurants and a good amtmosphere that make for a perfect afternoon stroll.
Altea is one of the most beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca. Its historic center with narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses is definitely worth a visit. You can stay for lunch or dinner, there is a great range of restaurants to choose from.
If you like castles, Villena is a great town to visit. This spectacular fortress was built by the Almohad Empire at the end of the twelfth century, as a refuge for the Muslim population of Villena. Discover the treasure of Villena: 59 objects of gold, silver, iron and amber that almost 10 kilos.
If you are looking for accommodation close to these town, have a look at our accommodation list.