Road Trip Alicante to Benidorm.

Yesterday we hired a car in Benidorm, wanting to explore beyond the coastal town and resort.

Car hire was from Europcar and was approx. 69€ (£54) for one day. Bargain.

https://www.europcar.es/es-es/oficinas/espana/benidorm?utm_campaign=BVNC05&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=local

[We also hired bikes earlier in the week from Monkey Bikes- 13€ for a days hire] http://monkeyrentbenidorm.es/monkey-bike/

We took the coastal road down to Alicante, where we stopped for a picnic lunch and a wander.

We wanted to drive the mountain roads, so took the CV-800 to Alcoi, then the CV-70 down to Benidorm. We wound our way up, over and through the mountains in a very sultry 35 degree heat. The landscape was mostly barren, interspersed with a very occasional villa, a derelict building or a small village.

The drive took approximately two and a half hours. It was a rugged, parched and lonely terrain- just us and the cicadas. We loved every minute of the drive. Certainly a vastly different Benidorm from it’s traditional, stereotypical boozy image. Get out and explore this beautiful Costa Brava region.

Terral Burger and Drinks. Malaga.

‘The Malaga Terral wind is a hot wind that comes out of the interior from north to south picking up heat as it travels overland.’

Malaga

Terral Burger and Drinks on the beachfront in Malaga, catches that Terral wind as it reaches the sea.

It’s just a fabulous place to sit and have a coffee or a beer. Good vibes, good service and it goes without saying that the views are stunning.