Things to see & things to do
Things to see & things to do
El Botánico is located at the foot of the mountains and only fifteen minutes from the sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Denia and Javea. At El Botánico, you can relax, play pétanque, pelota, or swim in our freshwater swimming pool. Our privileged location and the richness of our region will also allow you to enjoy the many sports and cultural activities that our team will be happy to organize for you.
FOR SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN
15 kilometres away there are beautiful turquoise water beaches where we can organize different activities such as: scuba diving or snorkelling in the natural park, kite surfing, surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, boat rental with our skipper who will make you discover the caves and coves of the coast.
The Botánico is surrounded by numerous valleys connected to each other by multiple paths. Hikers and adventurers will find a splendid playground here. In the famous Vall de Ebo, you will find the Barranc de l’Infern (Canyon of Hell). This tortuous gorge is the setting for a unique hiking trail in the region. Its 6,800 stone steps give it its nickname “Cathedral of Hiking”.
CYCLING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING
The famous LA VUELTA bike race passes through the Alta Marina every year and makes it an ideal training place for international professional teams during the winter.
Horseback riding on the famous Montgo mountain in Denia, in the different valleys around or between the orange trees.
We are fortunate to have about fifteen golf courses in the area and, nearby, the golf courses of La Sella and Javea.
- In the surrounding villages, there is a sense of celebration. Carnivals, processions, parades, popular meals and pilgrimages follow one another all year round, as do fireworks, a true local specialty! So many opportunities for discovery and moments of sharing. The region also abounds in cultural and historical sites such as Los Castillos de Espana, the caves of Las Calaveras or “Cova del Rull” with its innumerable stalactites and stalagmites.
- The Waterfalls of ALGAR
- Visits to towns and villages Denia, Javea, Benissa, Altea, Valencia, Alicante, Guadalest Castle.
- The wine cellars of Xaló & Alcalalí.
- The Palmeraie of Elche, south of Alicante, is the most important palm grove in Europe. This green and peaceful oasis with more than 200,000 palm trees makes the city of Elche a unique place. The palm grove, which dates back to the 5th century BC, is the largest in Europe and one of the largest in the world. Some palm trees are 300 years old, but the most famous is the emblematic imperial palm tree with seven arms that looks like a candelabra. Among the trees there are several types of cacti, Mediterranean plants, as well as orange, lemon and pomegranate trees.
Denia was elected by UNESCO in 2018 as the gastronomic capital of the Costa Blanca. From the three-star Michelin restaurant (Quique Dacosta) to the chiringuitos by the sea, we will show you all the good addresses of the region.
“Casa Pepa” 1* Michelin and in Javea the “Bom AMB” 1* Michelin.
And three minutes walk from the Botanico you can have lunch or dinner with the chef of the restaurant “la Cuiner de la Escoleta”.
Many and varied markets will enchant bargain hunters and food lovers;
- The markets of Dénia and Javea : typical municipal markets with many tapas bars where you can taste local products in a festive atmosphere.
- The flea markets of Xaló: every Saturday.
- The organic market of Jesús Pobre: every Sunday.