Its most famous treasure is the Lady of Elche, a copy that is exhibited in the Archaeological and History Museum of Elche (MAHE), located in the Altamira Palace - the old fortress - and in a basement in the Plaza de Traspalacio. This square, with terraces, fountains and walkways surrounding the Arab wall, is the best business card of the city of Alicante and the best starting point to discover it.
The most attractive of its natural riches is the largest palm grove in Europe, declared a World Heritage Site with a total of 200,000 palm trees.
To make a stop along the way and regain strength, it is worth visiting the Municipal Park next to the Altamira Palace and on the banks of the Vinalopó: another beautiful palm grove with 6 hectares of greenery where the restaurant El Dátil de Oro is located, a classic of the restaurants of Elche, and the Castell Confiteria where they make the Camp d'Elx cake with the richest products of the land or any of their delicious ice creams or almond sweets from the region.
Elche, in addition to having the largest palm grove in Europe, has wonderful wetlands such as the Clot de Galvany, the Hondo and the Salinas de Santa Pola.
Finally, among the natural jewels of the Elche city are its six beaches, many of them virgin and with spaces of high ecological value.
In addition to its great cultural wealth, Elche offers excellent gastronomy, which uses the wide variety of products that the area offers with its rich orchard and proximity to the coast.
When looking for a place to savor the gastronomic wonders of Elche cuisine, the city offers many opportunities, both in the urban area and in the immediate vicinity, in the Elche countryside. The visitor has a wide range of restaurants that include traditional Mediterranean cuisine in the area, international cuisine and the most modern signature cuisine. And if what you want is to go for tapas, there are interesting places where you can taste the most exquisite products.
Hotel Huerto del Cura
An oasis in the city. A horizontal hotel in the Palmeral de Elche with rooms in intimate bungalows. A lush garden in which to relax and be surprised by spaces such as the Zen Oasis, with jacuzzis and a massage center.