Further Afield

If you have a car you can start to explore the dramatic mountain backdrop. There are several easy walks and some much more challenging ! Most are within 30 mins drive from the apartment. An amazing contrast to life on the beach.

See the Gallery for more pictures of the mountain scenery.


The bus or tram service to Alicante takes only 25 minutes . No need to take the car. Once there there is the usual retail therapy including a large El Corte Ingles. Alicante also offers museums, an extensive harbour and a spectacular castle.


Another option is to take the Tram to Benidorm. Benidorm is well worth a visit, it has two lovely promenades on which the Spanish love to "promenade" in the early evening. There are plenty of bars and shops. A great place to go for people watching.


Yet another option is to cycle from the apartment into the surrounding countryside. This area of Spain has a privileged year round climate and is used extensively by professional teams for training. The roads are normally very quiet, the gradients are easy compared with Devon, and the surfaces remarkably good.

The mountains may not be everyone's idea of cycling heaven - the ride down the local San Juan promenade goes alongside the Med and is dead level!