Your own tailor made private airport transfer from Alicante Airport to the popular resort of Elche.
Elche is located just 10 kms from Alicante airport, part of resort is on the coast but mainly the city is fifteen kilometres away from the Mediterranean Sea. The coast line is divided into two parts one which belongs to Altet and the other belonging to the Marina.
In the Altea area the busiest most popular beach is the El Arenals del Sol and there is also another beach called El Carabassi. The beaches in the Marina area are surrounded by pine trees and sand dunes.
The El Pinet La Marina, Les Pesquers and El Rebollo beaches also make for a great day of sun and surf. The beaches offer all the water sports as well as having two dive centres with excursions to Tabarca Island.
Elche’s economy is not based on tourism or construction but on footwear. Elche has over 1000 shoe factories being one of the most important footwear centres in Spain and the rest of Europe with brands like Pura Lopez or Panama Jack.
Elche is famous for its palm trees. The Elche Palm Grove is an orchard with over 200,000 palm trees and has been proclaimed a heritage site by UNESCO in 2000. The Huerto del Cura or Priest’s Garden is a hidden gem especially attractive on a hot summers day as the hundreds of palm trees there provide some welcome shade from the scorching sun. Surrounded by busy city streets, this is a strangely tranquil place, the stone walls encircling it, blocking out much of the city noise.
Inside you will find hundreds of species of palm trees of varying sizes, culminating in the huge eight armed Imperial Palm, the pride of the garden, which is some 170 years old and is supported by metal straps which prevent it from collapsing under its huge eight tons of weight.
Elche has many great archaeological finds of which the Lady of Elche is the greatest, the Altamira Castle was built during the 12th and 13th Centuries and has been used recently as the town hall and as a prison during the Spanish Civil War. The Arabic baths, Basilica of Santa Maria, and Calahorra Tower are also worth a visit.
A must if you are in Elche is to visit the Rio Safari Park. This family friendly animal park has many attractions including a ‘train’ ride and some entertaining animal shows including an elephant show, a parrot show and a sea lion show.
In Alicante Airport you will be met at our Meet and Great desk in the arrivals hall by our uniformed driver who will take you directly to your chosen destination in Elche
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