The region of L’Alacantí is situated in the centre of Alicante province and is surrounded by mountains (Cabeço d’Or, the valley of Vinalopó, Sierra Dels Plans and Sierra del Maigmó) which cut off the basically flat terrain from the Mediterranean.
The mild climate, the fertile land and the proximity of the sea and beautiful beaches make L’Alacantí the perfect place both for mountain and beach lovers to live in or spend holidays.
The provincial capital Alicante offers a wide range of cultural activities and other services as
well as the obvious attraction of its beaches and traditional celebrations such as the
Midsummer’s Eve bonfires.
Another important town in the area is El Campello. This municipality has over 20 kilometres of
coast with beaches of all kinds, from Muchavista (which borders on the beach of San Juan in
Alicante) to small rocky coves in Barranco de Aguas and Cala del Cuartel (ideal for nudists) and
coves with dark sand such as Baeza and Piteras.
Further inland there are interesting places to visit such as Busot and Jijona. Busot sits at the
foot of the Cabeço d’Or mountains, where visitors will find the well-known Canalobre Caves,
one of the main tourist attractions in the area. The cavern looks like a great basilica and takes
its name from the limestone outcrops that form huge candelabra shapes.
On the other hand, Jijona is famous for its “turrón” (a kind of nougat), which holds its own
designation of origin. It is a typical product of the area and along with its ice cream has made
Jijona famous around the world. Its agricultural produce is dominated by almonds, the essential
ingredient of turrón. Jijona’s well-preserved Moorish quarter deserves a visit, especially in
summer when its streets are cool and fresh.
With important towns such as Alicante, the region has excellent road and air links.