Guadalest with Altea Fridays
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Join us for an exciting day our at 2 of the Costa Blancas prettiest and most visited villages.
We start our day travelling up through the lush valley, when all of sudden, the most beautiful scenery gives way to the mountaintop village of Guadalest , a small picturesque village, perched on a tiny pinnacle. With the nickname, Eagles Nest. Its easy to understand why.
Guadalest is famous for its small yet secure fortress and is only reachable via the delicately restored Orduña noble family home which gives you a taste of what life in Guadalest was like many years ago.
These must-see attractions are only accessible via a hollowed out tunnel in the rock which displays how secure the old, orginal Guadalest was all those years ago. Once into the old Guadalest you can also find a selection of unique gift shops displaying not only hand crafted goods which the area is known for but also souvenirs and locally produced specialities such as moscatel dessert wine, nispero jam and liquor and if you are nice to the shop owner you may even get a free sample.....Where do I sign up I hear you say???!!!!!
Something else you may find unique in Guadalest are the array of weird and wonderful museums that are open for you to visit. There is everything from a torture museum, miniatures museum, ornate dolls houses museum to even a museum dedicated to hundreds of delicately made salt and pepper shakers!!!!!
In the early afternoon we take another drive through the stunning scenery of the Guadalest valley and down to the coastal village of Altea.
Altea has consistently been recognised as one of Spains prettiest and best kept traditional villages and with its whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets you can instantly appreciate why.
The old town is full of charm, with its spectacular, blue domed catholic church towering over the terraces of houses cascading down to the main town below. You can enjoy sangria and tapas in one of the many cafes overlooking this stunning church or even have a meal in one of the award winning restaurants. Or why not spend some time wandering the little old town boutiques selling clothes, jewellery, most of which is hand made.
Alteas new town is also full of charm, with its many shops and spectacular promenade lined with restaurants, chill out bars, beach and pretty harbour.
Our trip to Altea includes sufficient time to visit both the new and old town with the coach dropping us off in the old town aswell in order to save your legs from the gruelling climb up all those steps.