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Rural getaway near Benidorm, the best options

Benidorm, with its bright lights, lively beaches and vibrant nightlife, is also an ideal destination for those seeking a respite from the bustling urban scene and wishing to immerse themselves in the serenity of nature and rural life. There are charming options just a few kilometres away. These rural getaways offer breathtaking scenery, charming historic villages and a chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Guadalest, a high-altitude treasure trove

Approximately 25 kilometres northeast of Benidorm lies Guadalest, a hidden treasure in the heights of Alicante province. This picturesque mountain village is perched on a cliff and is crowned by an impressive castle that offers panoramic views of the surrounding valley. Strolling through the narrow cobbled streets of Guadalest is like stepping back in time, with its medieval style houses and quaint shops. In addition, the Guadalest reservoir adds a touch of serenity to the landscape, making it an ideal destination for those seeking tranquillity.

Fiestas locales de Guadalest.
Fiestas locales de Guadalest.

Sierra de Bernia, hiking with perfect views

For lovers of hiking and nature, the Sierra de Bernia mountain range offers a unique experience about 20 kilometres northwest of Benidorm. This mountain range is known for its stunning hiking trails that wind through mountainous landscapes and offer spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. The Cova dels Arcs circular route is particularly popular, taking you through tunnels carved into the rock and providing opportunities to enjoy panoramic views of the sea and coastline. This natural enclave is a perfect getaway for those wishing to immerse themselves in nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Cova dels Arcs.
Cova dels Arcs.

Altea, between the sea and the mountains

Although Altea is known for its coastline, it is also home to a charming old town that offers a unique rural experience. Just 10 kilometres north of Benidorm, Altea boasts cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and a church with a distinctive blue dome. The old town of Altea is a peaceful place to stroll around, enjoy the traditional architecture and immerse yourself in the local culture. Moreover, from some parts of the old town, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the coast and surrounding mountains.


Fuentes del Algar, nature in its purest form

About 15 kilometres north of Benidorm, the Fuentes del Algar offer a natural getaway in its purest form. This natural spot boasts waterfalls, natural pools and trails that wind through the lush vegetation. It is an ideal place for those looking to escape the summer heat and enjoy a refreshing day in nature. The Fuentes del Algar offer a unique experience where visitors can immerse themselves in crystal clear waters and enjoy the natural beauty that this reserve has to offer.

Fuentes del Algar.
Fuentes del Algar.

La NucĂ­a, rural charm on the doorstep of Benidorm

Just 10 kilometres north of Benidorm, La NucĂ­a is a small village that offers a peaceful escape from the bustling coastal town. With its traditional architecture and charming squares, La Nucia provides an authentic experience away from the tourist hustle and bustle. Visitors can explore the surrounding area, enjoy the local gastronomy and immerse themselves in the rural life of the region.

In short, rural getaways near Benidorm offer a variety of experiences, from medieval cliff-top villages to mountain trails with breathtaking views and unspoilt natural landscapes. These destinations provide the opportunity to unwind, enjoy the tranquillity and explore the cultural and natural riches the region has to offer. Whether it’s strolling through the cobbled streets of Guadalest or soaking in the crystal clear waters of the Fuentes del Algar, these rural getaways are a perfect contrast to the vibrant energy of Benidorm.

From Benidorm Hotels, you have a perfect base just minutes away from all of these locations, so what are you waiting for to book your next holiday?

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