Best parks for picnicking in Alicante
Spring have finally arrived! This time of year is one of the most spectacular in the capital of the Costa Blanca. Good climate but without excessive heat, sunny days and endless possibilities to have fun. In this article we propose a fantastic plan for your holidays in our land: a picnic day! Alicante is a region with a beautiful Nature and here you will find parks and ideal spaces to enjoy outdoor activities. These are the best parks for picnicking in Alicante.
- El Palmeral Park
On the outskirts of the city, on Avenida de Elche, is the largest park in Alicante: El Palmeral. It is located right in front of the sea, with wonderful views. It has very confortable tables to picnic. Enjoy the waterfalls and the small lake where you can enjoy a ride in one of the boats.
- El Palmeral in Elche
This is a place that will leave you speechless. It is one of the most important natural areas in Europe, made up of more than 200,000 palm trees. Inside, you will find picnic areas and a beautiful park. Elche is only 30 kilometers from the capital, and you can get there by car in just 20 minutes, as well as by train and bus. The Palm Grove is perfect to spend a day surrounded by nature.
Find more information about Parque de El Palmeral de Alicante and Palmeral de Elche.
- Paraje de Les Puntes de Gosàlbez en El Campello
Les Puntes de Gosàlbez is a natural enclave overlooking the sea with spectacular views of the coast. The landscape is idyllic, and has several hiking trails that cross it. The picnic area has tables, barbecues, a small playground for children and even lawn bowling courts. It is the perfect place if you go with children, since they have a lot of free space to play and run. El Campello is a town close to Alicante and you can easily reach it by car or public transport. To go to the place, we recommend you take your own vehicle.
- Lo Torrent Park in San Vicente del Raspeig
Less than 10 kilometers from Alicante, in the municipality of San Vicente del Raspeig, is located another of the large parks in the area. Lo Torrent park has an 65,000 square meters, with large green areas, ponds, children’s playgrounds, sports areas and BMX courts. It is a meeting point for everyone from Alicante who wants to spend a quiet day enjoying outdoor activities.
- La Marjal Park in San Juan Beach
If you are going to visit the famous San Juan Beach, you can take the opportunity to spend an afternoon picnic at La Marjal Park. It has some wonderful viewpoints and you can walk near the water and see its waterfall over four meters high. It is the first flood park in Spain, a haven of tranquility in the middle of the city.
- Xorret de Cati
If you have time to travel a little further from the urban core of Alicante, you will find a park that you can not miss: Xorret de Catí. This natural place is located in the town of Castalla and within the Natural Landscape of the Sierra del Maigmó and El Cid. It has camping area, a playground and a recreational area. It is one of the most beautiful natural environments you can see in the province. This place is also suitable for hiking and climbing. Castalla is located less than 40 kilometers from Alicante and has easy access with the A-7 highway.
- Coveta Fumà
If you are one of those who prefer the sea to the mountains, one of the most beautiful areas for a picnic in Alicante is Coveta Fumà. It is a small beach of coarse sand and its waters do not have much depth, so it is ideal for children. It is located in the town of El Campello, and we recommend you to contemplate the sunset from this unique corner. It’s a picture you will never forget! This beach is perfect for diving. In addition, the Metropolitan Tram stops right on this beach.
- Fuentes del Algar
Surely you know Benidorm. But do you know that just 15 kilometers away there is a natural and beautiful spring? Fuentes del Algar is a natural environment at the source of the Algar River where springs, waterfalls and natural water pools are formed. In the hottest months, thousands of locals visit this place to picnic and swim in the middle of nature.