Villajoyosa and the surrounding area offer a wide and varied range of leisure and cultural options that will surprise visitors.
If you’re staying at our 5-star Hotel Servigroup Montíboli and you like exploring new places and visiting local points of interest, we recommend:
There are many things to see in Guadalest, Alicante. It is one of the towns that has managed to preserve, over time, the most typical characteristics of inland towns in Alicante, which is why it was declared a Historical-Artistic Complex in 1974.
Guadalest Castle is an 11th-century fortress built by the Moors in medieval times. It is perched upon on a pinnacle of rock at 596 m, in the highest part of the municipality. Guadalest is a must-see attraction. Take a stroll through its charming white streets and visit its many museums. Another pleasant option is to get in touch with nature by taking a walk around the Guadalest reservoir.
As the capital of the province, Alicante offers a wide and varied range of options. Visit Santa Bárbara Castle and take in the fabulous views, visit the MARQ (archaeology museum of Alicante), stroll along the esplanade and around the port, do some shopping in the centre or go to see a play at the Teatro Principal. A worthwhile trip is a visit to the island of Tabarca, a former refuge for pirates, where you can enjoy the delights of the protected marine reserve, the first of its kind in Spain. And let’s not forget that Alicante city is the best place to enjoy the traditional night of San Juan with its bonfires on the beach.
In this town, mainly dedicated to the cultivation of loquats, are the Fountains of Algar. This is natural area with a high degree of ecological richness, offering an abundance of Mediterranean vegetation, spectacular waterfalls, freshwater springs and water pools originating from the Algar River, guaranteeing lots of fun while you cool down in its pure, crystalline waters. The famous Fountains of Algar are the best natural pools in Alicante and offer an experience not to be missed.
This town is home to the Palmeral of Elche, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was created by the first Moors who founded Elche and is made up of different varieties of ancient date palm trees. Walking around this huge orchard of palm trees, and visiting the courtyards and gardens is undoubtedly a delightful option. We also recommend going to see El Misterio de Elche (The Mystery of Elche), declared by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity and a Festival of International Tourist Interest. It is a religious, sacro-lyrical representation that recreates the Dormition, Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin Mary. It is held over two days on 14 and 15 August in the Basilica of Santa María de Elche.
The tourist capital of the Costa Blanca, with a wide range of leisure and entertainment options. Do not miss exploring the old town of Benidorm, visiting the Church of San Jaime and Castle Square, strolling along Levante and Poniente beaches and marvelling at the impressive skyscrapers. Benidorm also offers different theme parks and amusement parks, shows and performances as well as golf courses so that you can enjoy your holiday to the full. What’s more, Benidorm enjoys a mild climate all year round.
Don’t miss a visit to Altea, a Mediterranean town nestled on a hill. It is characterised by its white houses and cobbled streets that run down to the sea, and for the domes of its church. A town with a fishing tradition, Altea is also a very artistic town with a bohemian feel to it, where you can find a wide variety of handicrafts and art galleries, admire the square in the old town and visit the church of Altea, Nuestra Señora del Consuelo with its distinctive blue domes and vantage points. The area surrounding Altea is also very attractive for tourists owing to the importance of its natural features, including Mascarat Canyon, Serra Gelada Natural Park, and the Sierra de Bernia mountain range, all stunning natural areas that are worth visiting and exploring.