This precious viewpoint in Benidorm has some spectacular views. Since I found out about this place, I haven’t stopped coming here to enjoy it with my own eyes, despite the fact that I live in Alicante. Every time I come to Benidorm, this viewpoint is at the top of my list.
These days, lighthouses are essentially forgotten thanks to new GPS systems and complex navigation computers.
This lighthouse isn’t one of the prettiest in the world, but the views are impressive. As you get closer and closer to lands’ end, you can see the incredible drop-off to the sea and Tabarca Island off in the distance, which you can see perfectly on clear days. You can also see the city of Alicante.
Really great! I'm not especially religious but we were doing a 5-hour hike from Alfas del Pi across the mountains. We were dead tired and hadn't brought enough water but when we finally saw that cross...of, what a feeling of relief!
There are two viewpoints in the Barrio Santa Cruz. The higher one is called "el de la ermita" (of the hermit), and the other is this, Santa Cruz. It is only a few feet lower, but light years away in color and life. The viewpoint itself is even more beautiful than the view, and this does not usually happen often. It's relatively easy to climb up, and when you arrive, you can enjoy some spectacular scenery.
The bell tower of The Basilica of Santa Maria is, I think, the highest point in Elche. You can see everything, from the sea to the palm grove.
Climbing the 170 steps to the top allows you to really grasp the sheer size of the palm grove: it's like a green blanket that covers large areas of Elche.
The climb also has a couple of stops where you can see exhibitions of local culture. Do make sure to pay attention to the opening hours, though.
I never had a chance, until my last trip to the area, to see Benidorm from a different perspective. It’s beautiful from the sea or from the top of a hill. All you have to do is move out of the center of this peculiar city and enjoy it from afar, as it well deserves. It’s like when you visit New York and cross the Brooklyn Bridge for a different view.
It is something I wish I had done before. The crowds, noise, people, tourists, sun, sand, heat and partying become beauty, in contrast and in surprise. And in the eyes of a photographer, it becomes delicious prey that needs to be caught as soon as possible.
This viewpoint is within the walls of the Castle of La Mola. Accessed after crossing a small bridge and climbing very narrow stairs with just a little light from the outside. The real name is the Torre Cuadrada (square tower) but it is popularly known as the "la de los tres picos" (three peaks), as it isn't square, it's triangular and has, of course, only three corners. From here you enjoy the best views of the vast Novelda valley and the municipality. The building is fourteenth century Christian, it's a perfect triangle and although a little bland, it's worth taking a break to look at the city from one of the highest points.
This viewpoint enjoys a fantastic location, as it is surrounded almost entirely by the Mediterranean sea, below is the Ambolo creek, a nudist cove made up of virgin gravel and pebbles, with crystal clear water down the Cabo de la Nao. It was given its name because of the watchtower built in the sixteenth century, whose function was surveillance and maritime defense of the pirate attacks, as did the other Javea watchtower located in Portitxol area, both located on private land. It is the most southern island that has been discovered.
Calpe is one of the cities with most to offer in summer in the province of Alicante. Try a good morning's climb to the viewpoint of the "Monte Toix", at the southern entrance to the town by the National Road 340, which comes from Alicante airport. The rise is nice, as it has numerous spots where you can stop to see the beautiful view. The views from the top, of course, are very cool (Calpe is at your feet) and there is also a path to follow along the coast, hugging the cliffs. This trail is often used by foreigners for its tremendous beauty. Quietly and with some drinks and food, you'll spend a morning in this spectacular area of the Alicante coast ..
Not as popular as chroniclers of Spain, but better, much better: fewer people and with much greater presence of the sea. There are days where the evening light leaves the sea silver, one pass. I recommend going just after sunset.
The hightway from Denia to Jávea is a pretty complex drive, being full of curves. But, at the same time, it cuts through a beautiful area of pure nature. Once you´re almost in Jáveo towards the end of the road, there are plenty of well-signaled lookout points that you have to stop at.
The offer you uncomparable sights and if they´re not all accesible, as you´ll have to wait for some, but once your turn arrives, you´ll have a hard time leaving. They´ll leave you spellbound as you look off into the horizon without any care in the world.