Although the SHA is a destination in itself, it is located in a superb environment in which there are many things to see and many activities to enjoy. The Valencian Community is definitely one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Its privileged climate, its wealth of nature, it beaches, the huge range of leisure and sporting activities available, its cities and its culture all make this a unique environment to enjoy and relax in. Accordingly, we want to make things easy for you and we can organise any of the activities or guided tours that are available in the area.
Alfaz del Pi and El Albir
Alfaz del Pi
Alfaz del Pi has a secret. Indeed this town of the region of la Marina Baixa has been chosen by thousands of Europeans and other individuals from the rest of the world to live in and there are more than 90 different nationalities here.
Alfas has everything required for top class tourism: extraordinary weather, quality services, good and varied gastronomy, peacefulness and great respect for the environment. The scenery of the natural park of Serra Gelada is extremely beautiful and is priceless in ecological terms because it is rich in fauna and flora.
The first feature of Albir that catches the eye of visitors is its low-rise buildings. Albir has gone from being a small community to a huge holiday destination in the last few years, attracting visitors from many different places, who over the years have chosen this area as their permanent place of residence.
The path along the banks of the Río Seco to the beach is very pleasant; it is full of bushes and trees that create a lovely tropical atmosphere. The main promenade baptised the “Walk of Fame”, just like the one in Hollywood, gets its name from the national Film Festival that is held here every July. During the summer, there is a small local traditional handcrafts market here selling original jewellery, leather goods and souvenirs.
Altea is known as being a town of white houses that slide down the gentle slope of a hill right down to the sea. High up on the hill, it has all the charm of a very traditional town and right at the top stands the Parish Church, which is one of the most exceptional landmarks of the Costa Blanca. Altea has managed to preserve the serene and peaceful nature of a traditional fishing town, whose old quarters provide visitors with spectacular views and smooth profiles that are so pleasing to the eye.Its pebble beaches are a definite attraction for many visitors, along with the great variety of culture, gastronomy and festivities that are available and obviously make it a very popular tourist destination. A lovely way to get to know Altea is to leave your car and leisurely stroll through the streets of the town.
Located in the south part of the Valencian Community, the city of Alicante lies in the centre of the bay that bears the same name. With around 315,000 inhabitants and a municipal district that spreads out over 201.3 km2, it is the second most influential city of the Valencian Community; it is a city that focuses on the industrial, commercial and service sectors.As it is a city on the shore of the Mediterranean sea it is blessed with a privileged climate with mild winters and hot summers and an average annual temperature of above 18ºC and almost 3000 hours of sunlight a year. It is a city of tourism and congresses, it has a university; it is the capital of a very dynamic commercial and industrial province. This is enhanced by the excellence of its seven beaches, beautiful promenades, the wide selection of shops and stores, a wealth of culture, entertainment and sporting activities (perfect for golf and water sports). This all makes it a place with its own distinctive spirit.
There are very few cities like Valencia where the remains of its most distant past that go back to the year 138 B.C. can coexist in harmony with the most innovative, pioneering structures built in the new millennium. Valencia is commerce, culture, cinema, theatre, museums, music and businesses. It is a centre of international design and state-of-the-art, and it is one of Europe’s leading cities when it comes to trade fairs and congresses. What is there to visit in Valencia?
- City and Shopping: SHA would like to suggest visiting the city for one whole day in a private car with an official city guide, visiting the historic centre: the cathedral, the market, the Miguelete Bell Tower, the fish market… and in the afternoon, there is time to have lunch, go shopping in the Valencian Milla de Oro high street or stroll along the magnificent grounds of the City of Arts and Sciences.
- City of Arts and Sciences: Official guide service available during the journey to Valencia and at the venue to visit the Hemisfèric, the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, el Oceanogràfic and the Ágora.
- Bioparc: Visit the new generation zoo whose design is based on the zoo-immersion concept that is, immersing visitors in the wild habitats of the animals. The park is committed to animal conservation, education and raising public awareness of the need to preserve their original ecosystems.
SHA can organise a wide range of sporting, leisure and cultural activities during your stay.
- Cruise at dusk along the picturesque Guadalest reservoir.
- Catamaran excursion to visit the bays of Alicante or Altea.
- Bicycle ride along El Albir and Altea with a guide.
- Diving in the bay of Altea
- Jet skis on Jávea beach.
- A round of golf in one of the many golf courses in the area.
- Helicopter tours along the coast.