Middle of Vinalopo and only 20km from Alicante City, Monforte del Cid offers its visitors the chance to enjoy nature in one of the most traditional pilgrims' spots on the Costa Blanca, the hermitage of Saint Pascual Bailón. Different alternatives to rural, residential and golf tourism are emerging vigorously around it. The population of Montforte del Cid is about 5,500 inhabitants. Its situation helps to create an excellent micro climate in order to grow dessert grapes and rural tourism in the future.
In its district there are the remains of ancient civilizations, standing out the Iberian Bull displayed in the museum together with other objects and remains of a big Roman. The medieval old part of the city stands out. It is formed by an ancient Moslem quarter (14th Century), and the Christian area. Both areas have on their façades the tradition of Manises school's religious tile industry, with pieces from 17th to 20th century. The Gothic parish church (15th century), where was christened the famous and wise mathematician born in Monforte Jorge Juan y Santacilia who was a member of the London Royal Society (1713-1773). The popular country house in Orito (an historic-ecological and tourism group). Orito Virgin and Saint Pascual bath-houses inn-hotel and mineral medicinal spring water.
Finally, the Nature Reserve, Sierra Eagles, at the foot of which invites you to make camp, to walk, to ride... It has a good motorway communications to the airport, railway and seaport. It has also a traditional industry, the distillation of aniseed liqueur. Besides the residential areas of Alenda Golf, Orito and the Old Part of the City, there are plenty of festivals of which Moors and Christian festivals stand out.
Busot offers its visitor the Caves of Canelobre, situated a distance of 24 kms from the city of Alicante and 40 kms from Benidorm, at a height of 700 meters on the northern side of Cabeço d'Or. The interior of the caves boasts one of the highest vaults in Spain, which looks very similar to a cathedral's. During your visit you can admire the varied and whimsical forms that the rocks have created: candelabra, animals and many other spectacular shapes. On certain occasions the unsurpassed acoustic and atmospheric conditions of the caves are used to provide musical entertainment. Busot also offers its visitors hiking routes to enjoy the natural and unique views over the whole region. And what better to get your strength back than to visit the local cafes and restaurants of Busot offering an exquisite range of cuisine.
Divided into five areas of attractions and shows which, going back in time, display the mysteries of the most ancient and legendary civilizations of the Mediterranean. Egypt 'The bazaar of dreams', Greece 'The place of the gods', Rome 'The frontier' and Iberia 'The warm shore' surround a large lake of water which symbolises the Mediterranean Sea, from which the fifth area, The 'Great Voyage' Islands emerges. Incorporated in these areas is a vast array of amusements, attractions, activities, shows & shops suitable for the whole family.
Aqualandia is a huge water amusement park for both adults and children situated on the west side of Benidorm against a hill near Mundomar and Benidorm Palace. The park contains a number of different themed areas all surrounded by lush foliage and naturally shaded areas. Water shuts are everywhere, all different and offering a unique experience. Aqualandia is definitely worth a visit and fun for all the family.
A marine and exotic animal park near Aqualandia, a unique adventure with many exotic birds and marine animals which can be observed in their natural environment. Both the view of the Mediterranean bathing the beaches of Benidorm in the morning and the iridescent reflections made by the afternoon sun in the sky are sights worthy of admiration, for which Mundomar boasts balconies incomparable for their privileged position. The parks species includes; Parrots, Flamingos, Penguins, Turtles, Sea Lions, Seals, Dolphins, Bats, etc.
It would be difficult to find waterfalls in a beauty spot as un spoilt as this unless they were in some specially protected area. This being the case, it was decided to carry out an extensive program for the preservation of the unique natural setting of the Algar Falls. Pola Park is an affluently prepared amusement facilities of 24,000 square meters, with landscaped walks, illuminated and paved streets, where there is something for all, large and small. We have more than 20 attractions; the inflatable castles, the American track of three floors, the familiar cars of stroll, the lake of bumping boats, jumping, the laser labyrinth, the pit of the terror, a great hall of recreational games, orbiters, dodgem cars, quads.