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1- type 

Denia Castle

: Large resort, founded in the Greek era, on the Costa Blanca. The castle and its surroundings shows remains of different periods: the Roman era, the Moorish era and the Christian era.

2- type 

Orihuela

: Small town on the river Segura near Murcia with little tourists with a cathedral (from Velázquez) and an Arab castle. The place has very long been the bishop seat of the province of Alicante, and this is still noticeable.



3- type 

Guadalest

: Mountain Village in the interior of Benidorm (25 km). Interesting monuments are the castle of Alcozaiba, the castle of San Jose (11th century) and a 18th century church in Baroque style. The tourist village is almost entirely car-free and is only to view by foot.

4- type 

island Tabarca

: Small flat island of about 2 kilometers off the coast at Santa Pola (south of Alicante). The island is reached from Alicante or Santa Pola and is ideal for walking.

5- type 

Nature park del Carrascal de la Font Roja

: Wooded hiking area lying amidst limestone near Alcoi.

6- type 

Penyal D'Ifach

: Nature park in the form of a (lime) rock formation (332 meters high) connected by an isthmus to the mainland in the Bay of Calp. It is possible to climb the rock partly through a pedestrian tunnel.

The weather and climate

1) Current weather in Alicante (temperature, precipitation).



2) Weather forecast Alicante

3) Weather forecast for tomorrow (meteo online - spanish radar for precipitation): see left.

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General Information Alicante

population: 1.825.264 (4%, 5e)
density (people/km2): 314 (5e)
area (km2): 5.817 (1,1%, 41e)
cities: Alcoy, Benidorm, Elche
sun hours in winter: 6
sun hours in summer: 11
tourism (%): 4,9 (8e)
bed places per km2: 11 (6e)
landscape: coast, mountains
highest elevation point: Aitana 1.559 meter
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Land use Alicante

 Forest   1134 km2 
 20% 
 Other nature   2407 km2 
 42% 
 Agriculture   2074 km2 
 36% 
 Grassland   7 km2 
 0% 
 Water   87 km2 
 2% 
 Urban area   80 km2 
 1% 

Climate: Mean temperature (°C) and Precipitaion (mm)

Weather forecast  



Weather Alicante, El Altet