by salvador delclaux February 03, 2023 2 min read

Explore the contrasts and tourist attractions of the Marina Baja of Alicante

The union of coast and mountain in the Marina Baja of Alicante.

The Marina Baja of Alicante is a region full of contrasts, characterized by the union of coast and mountains . The territory is made up of stretches of coastline and rock formations , such as the Puig Campana , the Sierra de Aitana , the Sierra Bèrnia and the Sierra de la Xortà , which offer a wide variety of landscapes and tourist attractions.

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Surprising natural landscapes in the Marina Baja

Nature and hiking lovers will find numerous surprising places in the Marina Baja , such as the surroundings of the Amadorio , Algar or Guadalest rivers, where they can enjoy panoramic views of great beauty, forest paths, bridges, reservoirs and many corners to discover.

Guadalest Valley Route: a unique experience

One of the most recommended routes in the Marina Baja is the Guadalest Valley, where there is a reservoir very frequented in summer by bathers who enjoy its turquoise waters surrounded by green mountains. On the way, you can visit the Guadalest Castle, the summit of the Sierra de Aitana and the town of Guadalest, considered one of the most beautiful in Spain and declared a Historical-Artistic Site.

Villajoyosa and Benidorm: charming towns in the Marina Baja

The Marina Baja of Alicante has several charming towns, such as Villajoyosa, known for its maritime atmosphere, its colorful houses and its sweet flavor, and Benidorm, one of the main tourist enclaves of the Iberian Peninsula. Benidorm offers a wide variety of activities, such as its beaches, nightclubs, water parks and theme parks, as well as a rich historical and cultural legacy, such as its historic center, the Church of San Jaime and the Mirador del Castillo or Balcón del Mediterráneo.

Altea: a picturesque town with a rich history and culture

Another charming town in the Marina Baja is Altea, known for its picturesque old town with cobblestone streets, white houses with blue roofs and shops and restaurants. In addition, it has the impressive 17th-century church, the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, which offers panoramic views of the city and the sea.

Polop de la Marina: a tourist destination full of charm and fun

Polop de la Marina is another charming town in the Marina Baja of Alicante, located between the mountains and the sea. It offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, climbing and paragliding, as well as a great tourist offer, with hotels, restaurants and bars where you can enjoy local cuisine.

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