The Province of Alicante in Spain is full of beautiful places. We spent 2 months there and during that time we visited quite a large part of this beautiful region, and got to know it pretty well. Today we’ll present to you our subjective ranking of the top 5 most beautiful towns in the province of Alicante, which stole our hearts and stayed in our memories for longer. Add them to your Spain bucket list – you won’t regret it.
Few words about the Province of Alicante
The Province of Alicante is one of three provinces in the Valencian Community. It’s the fourth most populated one in Spain and has the largest number of foreigners among all Spanish provinces. Although the coast and the beaches are responsible for the main popularity of the region, the area is also very mountainous. and has a lot of stunning trails (like one to Puig Campana) with beautiful views from the higher terrain. Everyone will find something for themselves. Over 200km of coastline along the Province of Alicante is known as Costa Blanca.
Ok, let’s get down to business and explore the top 5 most beautiful towns in the Province of Alicante.
Top 5 most beautiful towns in the Province of Alicante
Calpe is most famous for Peñon de Ifach mountain, a mighty rock that dominates the landscape and gives the area a very unique look. You can admire it from the beach, or go hiking and reach the top from where you can admire Calpe from above. The town is also known for its colorful old town, picturesque sandy beaches, small hidden coves, and… pink flamingos!
Altea is a charming, peaceful seaside town where it seems as if time has stopped. This village has something magical in it – narrow cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and stunning beaches with calming sea views come together perfectly. Altea is also known as the Cúpula del Mediterráneo – the name refers to the iconic blue dome of the town’s main church, which is seen from afar.
Learn more: One Perfect Day In Altea, Spain. What To See?
Finestrat (Old Town)
Finestrat old town is located at the foot of Puig Campana. This enchanting small town without a doubt is a hidden gem in the whole Costa Blanca. Finestrat took us completely by surprise, as going there we didn’t expect anything special. Town is perfectly prepared for visitors, with a special signposted route leading through the most important parts of the city. Will it surprise you with its beauty? We hope so!
Learn more: Finestrat – Hidden Gem On Costa Blanca
Guadalest is a little quaint Spanish village and is recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. It sits on top of a high rock at an altitude of about 550m. Guadalest is full of charming buildings, history, culture, and spectacular views over mountains and Guadalest valley. All this together offers an unforgettable atmosphere right from the village doorsteps.
Villajoyosa is especially famous for three things: colorful houses, beautiful beaches and Valor chocolate. Colorful, often shabby, houses give Villajoyosa a unique vibe and make it one of the most picturesque towns along all the Costa Blanca. Taking a walk through the maze of narrow, colorful streets and enjoying pretty squares is a must.
Learn more: One day in Villajoyosa, Spain. Complete guide
Ok, that’s all, the top 5 most beautiful towns in the Province of Alicante resonated with us. Aren’t they all beautiful? We hope they’ll make it to your list of the most beautiful towns in Spain.
Where to stay in the Province of Alicante?
All of those towns are quite close to each other so for your expedition base, you can choose any of them (maybe except Guadalest as it’s quite small and remote). Your other option is staying in Benidorm, which is also a good place from where you can discover all the Province of Alicante. Your third option, a bit further, is Alicante.