Activities

Fiestas

The Fiesta in AlmoradiYou will need to check the exact dates as they may alter slightly from year to year. See also the section on Places to Visit, where more fiestas are listed.

Almoradí

Easter procession of the Nazarenos encounters San Juan and Virgen Mary, doves are released
Summer Festival-June 27;
Saints Abdon and Senen-July 26 for one week including Moors & Christians
Patron Saint Andres-Nov 30

Guardamar

San Jaime-July 25;
Virgen del Rosario –Oct 7;
Moors & Christians 18-27 July

 

Family Activities

Aqua-Parks

Aqua-Park, Rojales
10 minutes from 'Casa Alta', it has a large swimming pool, 3 children's pools, 4 gentle water slides and 2 kamikaze runs. There are sun beds and parasols, a restaurant and easy parking. Open in June, August & September from 1100 -1800 and in July from 1100 – 1900. Under 3s go free; under 10 and over 65 cost 12 euros; adults cost 14 euros.

See: www.communitavalenciana.com/metatags

Aquapolis, Torrevieja
(20 minutes from 'Casa Alta'). Located in the Finca de la Hoya Grande area of Torrevieja, it is one of the biggest water parks on the Costa Blanca. Offering a huge variety of slides, it is open from June to early September, from 1130 – 1800/2000. Prices range from 19.95 to 24.95 euros, but are cheaper if you buy online.

See: www.torreviejainformation.com

Mundomar (Sea World) Marine Exotic Animals Park, Alicante
(Probably about an hour from 'Casa Alta'). Located to the east of Benidorm, approached by the A7, and then follow the signs. It includes a dolphinarium, penguins, turtles, sea lions, parrots and flamingos. During the day there are Dolphin, Sea Lion, Birds of Prey and Parrot shows. A restaurant and kiosks offer refreshments and there is a children's park. Open between 1000 and 1900, entry prices range from 24 – 29 euros per person.

See: www.mundomar.es

Terra Mitica Theme Park
(Roughly an hour from 'Casa Alta')
Located off CV70 via A7 motorway, exit 65a, north of Alicante . This theme park, opened in 2000, offers a fun day for all the family. It has a whole range of sites depicting ancient civilizations with miniaturized buildings of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Iberians. There are super fast and slow rides, theatres, restaurants and snack bars. Open daily in June through to August, and at weekends in April, May and September. Prices are 28 euros for juniors and seniors, and 38 euros for adults.

See: www.terramiticapark.comFun Fair

Fun Fairs

Torrevieja
near the marina. Open in the summer, with a good selection of rides and a full flight simulator (taking off and landing a Boeing 737).

Guardamar
by La Reina Sofia Park, close to the beach at the northern end of the town. During the summer months there are lots of rides for various ages, many bars and restaurants and an ice-cream parlour, plus market stalls selling clothes, leather, jewellery, toys near by.

 

 

Other Things to Do

Balloon Flights
These are arranged from Elche, and include a 40 minute flight over the area to the south of Alicante.
A picnic and glass of cava are included in the price of 105 Euros per person.

See: www.excursiononline.com/costa-blanca and www.turismedelx.com

Go-Karting
South of Torrevieja
on the N332. Go-karts for 5 –10 year olds (9 euros), 10 -15 yrs (from 12 euros) and adults (20 euros); has a snack bar and restaurant.

See: www.gokartsorihuelacosta.com

At San Fulgencio
close to La Marina beaches, approached off N332 to the north of Guardamar. 3 different categories of karts.

Camel Rides
From the Marina de las Dunas at Guardamar

Medieval Jousting
Desafio Medieval at the Castle of Alfaz,Alicante

Bowling
At La Mata and near Habernas shopping centre in Torrevieja.

Mountain Bikes and Bicycle Hire
Mountain bikes can be hired at Santa Pola.
'Ordinary' bicycles are available at Torrevieja, where there is a 6 kilometre green route for cyclists.

Paragliding
Is on offer at Santa Pola

See: www.gocostablanca.com/cities/santa-pola

Water SportsWater Sports

Alicante
There is a huge marina at Alicante, offering many opportunities for boat trips or boat hire. The Cuevas (caves) del Canelobre and Calaveres are located near Alicante.

Guardamar
There are 500 moorings at the Marina de las Dunas, and opportunities for sailing, wind-surfing, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, underwater diving and fishing.

La Zenia (south of Torrevieja)
Provides boating, fishing and water sports.

Santa Pola
Has pedalos, sailing, kite-surfing, diving and fishing and offers boat trips to Tabarca.

See: www.gocostablanca.com/cities/santa-pola

Torrevieja
Offers boat trips to the nearby island of Tabarca or sailing along the coast in catamarans, excursions into huge sea-side caves with stalactites, or an evening dinner cruise. Submarine trips are also available.
There are also opportunities for sailing, windsurfing and diving.

Activities for Grown Ups!

The Casino Mediterraneo
In Torrevieja offers roulette, blackjack, baccarat, wheel of fortune and slot machines.

Mud baths /Natural Hot Spas
Are available at Fortuna (see Places to Visit) and Archena where thermal or peloid mud and purified sea water offer relief for arthritis, rheumatism and skin conditions.