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What to do in Altea at night?

What to do in Altea at night?

Surely you know some of those ‘vampire people’, who become active at night as if the sun had just risen. Or maybe you’re one of them. If that’s the case, this post will interest you. In any case, dare to discover the charms of the nightlife! Because the good life never goes to sleep, discover what to do in Altea at night.

The edge of the Sierra Helada separates Altea from Benidorm and its two opposite worlds: on the one hand, the evening parties and karaokes of Benidorm nightlife, and on the other hand, there is Altea, which offers the calm of a Mediterranean town with the vibe of a leading tourist destination, but without hardly noticing it.

It is an unparalleled Mediterranean setting: narrow streets and warm night breezes. Altea is great for going out at night and letting yourself be surprised.

Do you want to know what to do in Altea at night? Today at Sonneil we are taking you on a tour through our favorite options… First round is on us! Are you in?

(And, if you love museums, here you can discover the top five museums on the Costa Blanca).

What to do in Altea at night? | Top Plans

Altea is just a short distance away from the bustling city of Benidorm. As the popular saying goes: Altea is for love while Benidorm is for partying.

Nothing could be further from the truth: Altea offers the opportunity to spend the night among its charming narrow streets… and, certainly, to breathe that fragrant salty breeze that comes in every night.

What’s the best part? Due to its size, in Altea you have everything at hand: whether it’s an intimate restaurant or a chill-out club. Unlike Benidorm, where this kind of place is usually on the outskirts, in Altea you only need to take a short walk to find different atmospheres… Could you possibly ask for more?

If you are wondering what to do in Altea at night, here are some options:

  • Enjoy a concert in the Palau de Altea: whether it is to see a symphony orchestra, a flamenco show or a ballet, this option is perfect if you are a culture lover. And, even if you are not, we also recommend this experience.
  • Night visit to the Castillo Conde de Alfaz. This impressive castle on the outskirts of Altea offers the experience of knowing all its secrets, stories and legends… at night. That’s right, you can even finish your visit with a meal in an authentic medieval style (cutlery, what for?). And, to top it all off, there is nothing better than a visit to the underground dungeon. Cozy, right?
  • Take a walk or, rather, get lost in the historic center of the city. We recommend you to go out without a plan and let yourself be guided by the lights and the cobbled alleys that will surely take you to an unexpected restaurant or bar. A mojito is always a good choice!
  • A night walk around the Plaza Mayor where you can also dance in one of the nearby clubs.
  • Try some craft beers at Cervezas Althaia. The craft beer boom has arrived in Altea, and this is the best place to enjoy this experience on the Costa Blanca: it is a small bar/shop, with an intimate and unique atmosphere where you can learn about the origin and process of the beer you have in your hand. Cheers!
  • Enjoy a good concert at the Rock & Roll House. And here we come to one of the must-see places if you’re wondering what to do in Altea at night: from live concerts to national and international DJ sessions… This is a must in Altea’s nightlife.
  • Spend a night in the purest Mediterranean style at La Mascarada. This magnificent place is located right at the church square, or Plaza de la Iglesia, in the old town. Our favorite part is the terrace. Because having a drink on a summer night is exactly how you imagine it: perfect. What’s the best part? They also organize open-air concerts.

Now you know what to do in Altea at night. Heading towards the magic of the Mediterranean is only up to you.

Altea and its calm setting are waiting for you to spend some unforgettable days.

«Altea the beautiful, a sea without fish, a mountain without wood, men without honour, women without modesty». Anonymous.

Do you want to come to the Costa Blanca? At Sonneil we offer you apartments in Altea. So you can have your own place in paradise.

Here you can keep on discovering the Costa Blanca. The good life is waiting for you!

What to do in Denia in winter

What to do in Denia in winter

Nothing but an average temperature of 18º C awaits you in Denia in winter.

In addition, tourism is less intense in the winter season, so it is the perfect occasion to enjoy it calmly. Whether it be diving, kayaking, hiking or simply trying the amazing Mediterranean Diet, Denia is a luxury also in winter. Because the sun does not stop shining on the Costa Blanca.

Do you want to know what to do in Denia in winter? Today, we share with you our favourite plans. Do not miss them!

What to do in Denia in winter | Top Plans

Get lost in the streets of Denia

Something as simple as walking can become a perfect plan in an unknown city: surprises hide in every corner. And Denia is not an exemption. Its harbour, the neighborhood of Baix la Mar and its sailor history, the Castle… Not to mention beaches such as the Marineta Cassiana or Las Marinas.

Ascend to Montgó

The views of the calm sea are altered by the sight of this peak. In Sonneil we suggest you follow one of the climbing routes to see part of the Costa Blanca from a bird’s eye view.

Tourism… also underwater

Water sports in winter? In Denia, it is absolutely possible! You just need to wear a good suit. You can enjoy the green meadows of its seabed, the color of fish and the clarity of its waters. A perfect destination for diving. Once on the surface, try kayaking or renting a boat. That’s the Mediterranean way of life!

Bike ride through Denia

If you wonder what to do in Denia in winter, bike rides are the perfect choice… Also, the routes are easy enough for the whole family to enjoy them.

Visit the Carved Cova

This impressive rock formation that seems taken from Game of Thrones is just a few kilometers from Denia, bordering Jávea.

The best part? In winter, not so many people come here, so… the landscape will be almost just for you. We suggest you arrive by kayak or canoe. Remember to bundle up so that you don’t get too cold.

Eat… in any season

Did you know that Denia’s cuisine is part of Unesco’s heritage? That’s right, as a creative city of gastronomy. With this in mind… there is little more to say! Taste is not seasonal. Nor is Denia’s astonishing rice!

Other plans to enjoy Denia in winter

  • Try the hiking trails that reach the Cape of San Antonio.
  • Stroll along the beaches of La Marina, Trampolí or Marineta.

These are just some of the options yo can do in Denia in winter. A perfec season, as you will see, to enjoy your holidays sheltered by the Mediterranean essence. Because not only in summer does the sun shine in this historic port city.

Whether to stroll through its untouched white streets going up and down, to see the castle in the background or to look down on the city from the Montgó… Denia is a place to visit, at least, once in a lifetime.

What are you waiting for to explore Denia? If you decide to choose Denia as one of your destinations to get away, Sonneil can offer you great apartments in Denia. Enjoy life and treat yourself with an apartment in Denia.

What to do in Alicante with kids?

What to do in Alicante with kids?

The home of theme parks, leading center of toy production nationwide, jewel of the Costa Blanca … we could continue with the list of reasons why it is worth spending a few days with family in Alicante.

Do you want to know what to see in Alicante with children? Today in Sonneil we tell you our essentials, so that the smallest – and older – spend unforgettable days. Do not miss it!

What to do in Alicante with kids?

In addition to a magical environment, Alicante offers pleasant average temperatures: this allows you to have a good day with your family, regardless of the time.

Whether in autumn, spring and even winter… Alicante and, in general, the Costa Blanca, offers more than 300 sunny days a year. With these data, there is nothing left but to enjoy Alicante with children. Cheer up with these plans that we propose. For you to enjoy everything and not miss anything.

Immerse yourself in nature at the Riera d’Agrés Escola Farm

Knowing closely how to milk a cow, collect eggs or know the flora of the area through games, are just some of the activities you can enjoy is this school farm.

A few days in the countryside, far from everything and learning the really important … Can you ask for more?

Adventure to Tabarca Island

A few kilometers off the coast of Alicante is this magnificent island where protected species live.

An excellent opportunity to take a boat trip … and turn sailing into a pirate adventure. Why not?

Rest and play on the beaches of Alicante

To talk about Alicante is to talk about its serene beaches: kilometers of fine sand and calm sea to test you with aquatic activities such as snorkeling, bodyboarding… or simply taking a pedal ride.

The best? On the beach, parents also have the opportunity to rest.

Recommended Beaches in Alicante

  • San Juan, Albufereta and Postiguet beach, Cabo de las Huertas, the Saladares de Urbanova beach and Tabarca Island.

And, as a secret, we tell you that the best coves are Cala Granadella or Cala Moraig, hidden in the rocks and perfect for spending a day at the beach in privacy. Of course, out of high season.

Hiking for the whole family

Alicante offers easy routes for the whole family: an essential plan if you wonder what to see in Alicante with children.

Top Recommendations of Alicante

  • Reaching the Cova Tallada near Dénia through the trail of Les Rotes / Serra Gelada, you can reach through the road of the Albir Lighthouse, with stunning views / La Marjal Park: a quiet visit to feed the ducks / Greenway of the Maigmó: easy access to the mountain

From museum to museum … and shot because it’s my turn

In addition to an environment like no other, in Alicante the smallest of the house can learn on vacation.

From the firemen’s museum, that of the doll, or that of the toy in the toy valley itself: because we remember that we are at the epicenter of toy production nationwide. For this and much more, Alicante is a perfect destination to spend a few days with the whole family.

Travel to another era in Santa Barbara Castle

Santa Bárbara Castle is one of the obligatory stops: this fortification and its defensive walls will transport you to another time.

It is quite an experience to go up by elevator and learn in the recreational activities that the castle offers for the smallest of the house.

Theme parks: the star of Alicante

And here we come to the strong point of Alicante: its theme parks, from Terra Mitica, Mundomar, Aqualandia to Rio Safari, each of them offers an adapted experience.

Now that you know what to see in Alicante with children, taking the ticket to set an unforgettable experience is up to you.

What are you waiting for to explore Alicante as a family?

And if, after the experience, you want to return as a family every summer, in Sonneil we offer you apartments in Alicante. So that every summer is unforgettable.

Spanish towns. Betting on white.

Spanish towns. Betting on white.

White towns of Alicante and Malaga are a hallmark of rural Spain. How about a weekend getaway?

Narrow streets, wooden windows, flower pots on each balcony, nature, sun and lots, lots of white. White is present in many Spanish towns in the south and southeast of the country. Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol are the best examples.

But why so many white facades? The reason is simple: to avoid the buildup of heat. White reflects sunlight and keeps the walls cool. In addition, the lime used to paint them is also anti-bacterial and acts against parasites. That is why, in times of epidemics, it was used as a disinfectant. Hence, many churches in Andalusia that used to house the sick remain white inside.

Beyond their usefulness, white facades make these Spanish towns a spectacle of light and beauty. We have chosen some of our favorites. It’s your turn to keep on discovering!

Alicante

Altea.

Altea

Altea is the king of Alicante’s towns. Climbing to the top through Altea la Vella is a constant surprise. Be careful, photographers: you run the risk of losing yourself in its streets forever. Upon reaching the top, the church of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo gives the color note: its blue-tiled dome is a symbol of the Costa Blanca. And below, the town flows into an intense coloured Mediterranean.

Polop de la Marina

Not everything is coast and sea. Polop de la Marina hides among the mountains of Mount Ponoig, surrounded by slopes and rocky walls. Green shades are the ideal background for white facades, but also yellow, pinkish, ocher… Artist Gabriel Miró spent his childhood summers here, and Polop inspired part of his work. Climb the Muslim castle and look down to the valley. Can you ask for more?

Jávea.

Jávea

Jávea has everything you would ask of a fishing village. Gravel beaches, coves, cliffs, promenades along the seashore… Painter Joaquin Sorolla wrote: “Xàbia has everything I want (…) Emotion still dominates me (…). It is the place I always dreamed of, sea and mountains, but what a sea!”. Without forgetting Gothic style bourgeois houses, stone walls… and the ubiquitous white.

Malaga

Mijas.

Mijas

The Moorish heritage of its streets makes Mijas a unique and peculiar town. Nestled in the hillside, Mijas looks like a white oasis among mountains. The best thing you can do is walking (get ready for the slopes!) or tour around the town on the famous donkey-taxis. Pots give touches of pink, yellow, violet … and the views of the Mediterranean from the Paseo de la Muralla will take your breath away.

Estepona

Estepona is more like a city, but it deserves a place in this list for its 16 kilometers of pedestrian streets and 18 of coastal path. Walking is a pleasure. The restoration of its streets has turned it into a collage of bougainvillea, pots and white facades. Seville Street is our favorite, with the tower of the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios church in the background. To enjoy the sunset: the beach, always the beach.

Frigiliana.

Frigiliana

Since 2014, its old town is a Historic Artistic Site. No wonder: it is so well preserved, it seems it was built yesterday. It is very popular among foreigners, which gives it a very curious cosmopolitan air. Flowered corners, hidden squares, terraces with views, small fountains … and our beloved white facades. For the sweet tooth: cane honey from Ingenio Nuestra Señora del Carmen – the only cane honey factory in Europe – is spectacular.


Top five Museums on the Costa Blanca

Top five Museums on the Costa Blanca

If you are looking for something indoors to do on one of those (very rare) rainy days on the Costa Blanca or if you just fancy taking in some of the culture and history that makes the region so rich, Sonneil’s presents its five favourite museums on the Costa Blanca. 

MACA Alicante

Three permanent art collections are housed at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante (MACA). The highlight of the attraction is the Juana Francés collection, bequeathed to the museum by the artist and includes graphic work, paintings, and sketches. The Baroque government building where some of the collection is displayed is attached to a modern structure which houses the 20th-century art collection, with pieces from luminaries such as Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso. 

Chocolate museum Villajoyosa

Located just a few kilometres South of Benidorm is the Valour Chocolate Factory in Villajoyosa, is the oldest and most prestigious in Spain. The aim of the museum, which opened in 1998 is to showcase the process behind the production of the world’s favourite treat. In the nineteenth century building that once was the small family factory, the visitor travels through the 500 years of history of the art of chocolate making, from the times when cocoa was ground in stone until today. The explanatory panels illustrate the origins of the chocolate, the existing cocoa varieties, their introduction to Spain and the utensils used throughout the centuries for its consumption.

Arab baths of Elche

Built around 1150, the Arab Baths in Elche were a hidden treasure trove of local heritage until their restoration and opening to the public in 1998. They are located underground in the Convent de la Merced, where they were once used as storeroom for the nuns. The baths, which are incredibly well preserved, are among the few examples of Islamic public architecture still standing in the region today. The baths are divided into three parallel rooms: temperate, hot and cold, separated by arches and columns under barrel-vaulted ceilings with skylights. During the visit, a recorded voice explains the different uses of each area, while lights and sounds recreate the atmosphere of the original baths.

Museum of old vehicles

In 2003, after more than 25 years of work recovering and restoring motorcycles and microcars, Don Ricardo Fracés Seguí opened the doors of the Museum of Historical Vehicles in Guadalest, situated about 20 Km inland from Benidorm. The collection, consisting of about 140 motorcycles and several cars from the 20s to the 70s, makes for a real motorised trip down memory lane. Apart from motorcycles and cars, the museum is decorated with a series of old objects such as sewing machines, typewriters, coffee makers, telephones and radios, each of them classics in their own right.

Alicante museum of archaeology

This award-winning museum features archaeological displays about the prehistoric residents of the area. Located in a renovated historical building that was once a hospital, its eight galleries inform you about how people have lived their lives from ancient to modern times. The rooms are designed in different forms according to the time period, so you’ll experience everything from caves to life aboard a galleon on the high seas, making for an exciting journey through history. Upon entering the exhibition area, visitors are immediately submerged into the local geography of Alicante and are shown the rich and varied nature of its natural landscapes. From here the historical journey begins through the permanent galleries dedicated to Prehistory, the Iberians, the Romans, the Medieval Age and the Modern and Contemporary Historical Periods.

Top five music festivals on the Costa Blanca

Top five music festivals on the Costa Blanca

Among the many delightful things about living on the Costa Blanca is its vibrant cultural life it has to offer. Besides the countless town festivals and saints’ days that draw local crowds, there are also larger music festivals, most of which take place in summer, that draw in performers and party goers from around Spain and abroad. Here is Sonneil’s pick of the top five music festivals on the Costa Blanca.

Alicante Spring Festival

The Alicante Spring festival, which plays out over two days in the last week of May features the best in indie, pop and urban rhythms. In its new home in the car park of the Alicante Fairtrade Institution the Spring Festival has succeeded in maintaining the same laid-back atmosphere it had at its old home in the Port of Alicante. And it still attracts coolest music-lovers around. 

Date: May 24-25

Ticket prices start at 22 euros and Children 11 years old and under can access for free, until the reserved capacity of 200 minors is reached.

Reggaeton Beach Festival

After the success of the two Reggaeton Beach Festivals held in 2018 in Benidorm and Barcelona, the largest Urban Beach Festival in Europe continues to grow, offering a showcase for the biggest names in urban music and reggaeton. Apart from enjoying great concerts, you can also partake in a range of other cultural, gastronomic and sports activities suitable for all audiences. 

Date July 13

Tickets on sale from 30 euros. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Low Festival 

From 26-28 July Benidorm once again plays host to the Low Festival which takes place in the Guillermo Amor Sports City.

This Indie-pop music festival began in 2008 and has since established itself as one of the most popular summer festivals on the national scene, with more than 70 rock, pop and electronic artists. Boasting four stages and an incredible atmosphere, it is one of the standout events in Alicante summer schedule. There are three types of tickets available: the 3-day ticket, the 3-day VIP ticket and the 3-day VIP Pool ticket, which allows you to access an exclusive area with an Olympic-sized pool.

Denia Jazz Festival

For those with a more laid-back disposition, the Denia Jazz festival could be right up your alley. The music, which draws on renowned acts from the global jazz scene is complemented by a wide range of activities designed to get the whole town of Denia tapping its toes to the rhythm, including Lindy Hop dance classes and free city centre performances. Unlike most festivals that take place over a few consecutive days, Denia’s jazz fest, held in the gardens of the Torrecremada estate, plays out on the nights of August 1, 8 and 22.

Tickets cost 15 euro per day.

Benidorm Summer Festival

During this festival, which takes place in the first week of July, Benidorm becomes the European city of Bachata, Kizomba, Cubano and Salsa. In addition to concerts, shows and classes, various other activities are held with the aim of familiarising the uninitiated with the wonderful world of dance.