A hot tub surrounded by palm trees

A hot tub surrounded by palm trees

We are pleased to show our guests our latest installation in our tourist apartments in Alicante; an outdoor hot tub in the heart of our amazing palm garden. The feeling of being inside the hot tub surrounded by the palm trees can not be transmitted by a simple picture, this is soomething you must try. The Jacuzzi is suitable for 6 people and the reception by our Northern europe guests has been amazing. The contrast between the water temperature and the outdoor one plus the unique natural environment of our palm trees are an unbeatable attraction for those looking for…

Three rice dishes you must taste if you visit Alicante

Three rice dishes you must taste if you visit Alicante

From November 2016 the city of Alicante is known worldwide as “Alicante, ciudad del arroz”. This new brand has been created to promote our cuisine and the city of Alicante. A recipe book with 17 typical rice dishes from Alicante has been published. We would like to share 3 of this delicious recipes with you:   ARROZ CON PATA DE TERNERA Y GARBANZOS RICE LEG OF BEEF WITH CHICKPEAS This is a quite genuine and peculiar rice but I have to say it is one of my favourites. It is made with boned leg of beef, chickpeas and a sauté…

THREE EXPERIENCES OF INTERNATIONAL CUISINE YOU CAN ENJOY IF YOU CHOOSE EL PALMERAL DE MADARIA

THREE EXPERIENCES OF INTERNATIONAL CUISINE YOU CAN ENJOY IF YOU CHOOSE EL PALMERAL DE MADARIA

THREE EXPERIENCES OF INTERNATIONAL CUISINE YOU CAN ENJOY IF YOU CHOOSE EL PALMERAL DE MADARIA   If you decide to stay in El Palmeral de Madaria you will have a wide choice of restaurants to choose in the surroundings. We would like to show you 3 restaurants you can try during your stay with us:   Asador El Ombú This argentinian restaurant is just 700m away from our place. You can taste delicious argentinian meat cuts such as short ribs, skirt steak, sweetbreads, flank steak and chorizo sausage. You will also find fresh salads and grilled provoleta in the menu.…

Why to choose an apartment instead of a hotel in Alicante?

Why to choose an apartment instead of a hotel in Alicante?

Tourist apartments have become an attractive option lately. They are good value and more conveniente than a hotel. They are a good choice both for short or long stays because you do not need to worry about anything during your stay. These are the reasons we suggest you to book an apartment in El Palmeral de Madaria when you come to Alicante. Tourist apartments in Alicante are more inexpensive than a hotel Price is normally cheaper in a tourist apartment than in a hotel. Price is also fixed so you do not have to worry about surprises at check-out. You…

El Palmeral de Madaria: the best apartments in the Costa Blanca

El Palmeral de Madaria: the best apartments in the Costa Blanca

If you are thinking where to stay in your holidays in Alicante, you must know El Palmeral de Madaria is one of the best options for an apartment in the Costa Blanca. El Palmeral de Madaria is a compound of 12 comfortable and modern apartments sorrounded by an exotic palm garden with more than 60 species. You will also enjoy an outdoor swimming pool with hydromassage, a gym with sauna, outdoor terrace on the top floor facing the pool and the palm garden, BBQ, playground and a wooden house on the trees. 1291

Why to visit Alicante with children

Why to visit Alicante with children

 Alicante is the ideal destination for a family trip. You will enjoy a wide offer of outdoor activities for children. El Palmeral de Madaria suggests some of the reasons to have a great time in case you visit Alicante with children. 1279

10 Top Tourist spots to visit in Alicante

10 Top Tourist spots to visit in Alicante

Alicante is the ideal destination to enjoy your holidays due to the wide choice of places to visit. El Palmeral de Madaria would like to show you the 10 top places to visit in Alicante: 1265

What to do in Alicante

What to do in Alicante

We are not showing off if we say you can find everything in Alicante. This Mediterranean province has plenty of attractions to spend some funny and unforgettable days. Would you like to know how? El Palmeral de Madaria will tell you what to do in Alicante to make the most of your holidays in the Costa Blanca. 1228

5 reasons to choose a tourist apartment for your city breaks

5 reasons to choose a tourist apartment for your city breaks

Tourist apartments are a hosting option more and more demanded by those people looking for relax and enjoying more autonomy than other hosting options. Let us share with you 5 reasons to choose a tourist apartment in your next break: 1241

The weather in Alicante; the key to success of our great city

The weather in Alicante; the key to success of our great city

Alicante is the perfect destination for many reasons but especially because it is a city facing the sea with an amazing weather the whole year. The weather in Alicante is the main reason to enjoy your break or holidays in the Costa Blanca. 1209

What to see in Alicante

What to see in Alicante

  Alicante has become one of the most important cities in the Costa Blanca. It has lots of tourist attractions, places and interesting traditions that will make your stay unforgettable. From El Palmeral de Madaria we would like to share with you what to do and visit in Alicante if you come here on holidays: BEACHES Alicante beaches are the ideal spot to enjoy the summer atmosphere. Their crystalline water and top services make them one of the most visited destinations in the Mediterranean coast. Let’s have a look into the best beaches in Alicante: Playa de San juan The…

Tourist Apartments: Feel yourself at home during your holidays

Tourist Apartments: Feel yourself at home during your holidays

If you do not want to miss home when you are on holidays, tourist apartments are the best choice. It does not matter if you are travelling on your own, with your couple or the whole familiy, tourist apartments are suitable for any option. Why a tourist apartment is the best option for your holidays? Firstly, reservation prices are quite affordable and you can save some money specially if you are a big group. 1154

Why to stay in a Tourist Apartment in Alicante

Why to stay in a Tourist Apartment in Alicante

Renting an apartment in Alicante is an excellent choice if you are travelling to Spain and would like to enjoy a unique experience in this city by the sea. Alicante is a nice destination the whole year but specially in the summer because you can choose many places to visit and activities to do. This meditarranean city offers multiple attractives such as nice beaches, several natural Parks, monuments, castles, museums, cultural and nightlife. 1136

Trip to the Alicante mountain from El Palmeral de Madaria

Trip to the Alicante mountain from El Palmeral de Madaria

El Palmeral de Madaria is known as a haven of peace surrounded by our exotic palm garden with more than 60 palm species. Today we are going to talk about our convenient location to discover the Alicante region. We suggest a trip to the Alicante mountain. Alicante is not only sun and Beach. Only 20 minute-ride from El Palmeral de Madaria we can enjoy amazing natural spots ideal for a winter one day trip. This time we are going to El Maigmó, a mountain of 1296m surrounded by a leafy pine forest. From the top of the mountain (El Balcón…

New Alcampo City Supermarket

New Alcampo City Supermarket

El Palmeral de Madaria want to announce to all our guests that from next 10 November a new Alcampo supermarket will be opened in Centro Comercial Vistahermosa (Media Markt and Leroy Merlin). That means from now on our guests will be able to do the shopping in this new mall that is just 400m walk from our place. Alcampo supermarket will be open 9.15 to 22.00 from Monday to Saturday. Nowadays, the closest supermarket (Carrefour) is 12 minute walk from El Palmeral. Our guests will not need even a car to go there, this is just 5 minute walk. We…

Alicante Sabe

Alicante Sabe

ALICANTE SABE A new culinary competition will take place in Alicante from 8 to 31 October; Alicante Sabe. It is the first gastronomy contest only about dishes from Alicante. A total of 28 restaurants and bars in Alicante and San Juan Playa make up this route of tapas alicantinas. Each restaurant will offer a tapa based on a typical dish from Alicante. The result is a mixture of tradition and modernity. One of the big news of this event is that every tapa will be served together with a Santa Faz craft beer, a beer made in Alicante by Alicante…

NEW GASTROPLACES IN ALICANTE

NEW GASTROPLACES IN ALICANTE

The gastronomic scene in Alicante has changed a lot over last few years. New places with a modern, fresh and innovative concept are renovating our culinary offer. Singular and personal places much more similar to those places you may find in a bigger city such as Madrid and Barcelona. I am going to talk about 3 of these places in this post: MERY CROKET This is the place for an urban picnic. María (chef) and Mª Angeles (nice and pretty manager) behind the counter will offer you a delicious offer of croquettes (you can not miss the carrillada ones), sandwiches…

LA RUTA DEL VINO DE ALICANTE

LA RUTA DEL VINO DE ALICANTE

We like sun and beach and we are proud of it because thanks to our privileged climate and our sandy beaches, Alicante is a unique destination in Europe but we are going to discover other secret charms of Alicante. Forget about the swimsuit and the beach umbrella just for one day and bring with you a glass of wine to enjoy La Ruta del Vino de Alicante. An enotourist proposal to promote the inland Alicante region with a great winemaking tradition. This is not only about promoting our wines but also about discovering several towns with a rich typical gastronomy…

FESTIVAL DE CINE DE ALICANTE

FESTIVAL DE CINE DE ALICANTE

From 29 to 5 May June the red carpet will be spread out in Alicante to celebrate the 12th Edition of the Festival de Cine de Alicante (festuvaldecinedealicante.com). A wide offer of activities related with the 7º art will be displayed all aorund the city. In addition to the official sections of International short Films and Films, you will enjoy a cycle of the Spanish director Mariano Barroso (Extasis, Los lobos de Washington, Todas las mujeres,etc), Educaacción; the III school competition of short Films or the section Mayores de cine: 12 short films by the users of the Local Elderly…

The last voyage of the Frigate Mercedes

The last voyage of the Frigate Mercedes

We would like to recommend the exhibition at the MARQ “El último viaje de la Fragata Mercedes”. The exhibition tells the story of the spanish ship that, without previous declaration of war, was sunk by the British Army on 5th October 1804 when was 1 day distance from Cádiz where it should have delivered the goods from the Real Hacienda that was carrying from the Viceroyalty of Peru. This treasure was illegally extracted by the American “treasurehunter” company Odyssey from the bottom of the sea. The american lawyer James A. Goold finally recovered the valuable legacy for the spanish Government…

TURRON DE JIJONA

TURRON DE JIJONA

This is the first of a series of posts about typical Alicante gastroproducts. And in these dates we are oblige to start with turron de Jijona, the most famous christmas sweet in Spain. Turron was introduced in the Mediterranean coast, specially Spain and Italy, by the Arabs. Spanish version turron first appeared sometime around XV Century under Carlos V reign. It soon became a renowned sweet among royalty. Historical research data indicates that turron already existed in the Villa of Sexona (currently Jijona) in the XVI Century. Don Franciso Martinez Montuño, King Felipe II cook, states in his book “Conduchos…

HERMANO MAYOR AT EL PALMERAL DE MADARIA

HERMANO MAYOR AT EL PALMERAL DE MADARIA

Last week we got an email from Plural Entertainment (Pruduction company of the Cuatro TV show “Hermano Mayor”) asking for permission to shoot the show at El Palmeral de Madaria. We instantly gave our permission. Rebeca (Pruduction team member) visited us on saturday and she loved it. She later showed it to Belen (the Director) who also liked it and finally came on Wednesday evening to shoot one of the shows from the 7º Season that will be released in September.

HERMANO MAYOR AT EL PALMERAL DE MADARIA

Last week we got an email from Plural Entertainment (Pruduction company of the Cuatro TV show “Hermano Mayor”) asking for permission to shoot the show at El Palmeral de Madaria. We instantly gave our permission. Rebeca (Pruduction team member) visited us on saturday and she loved it. She later showed it to Belen (the Director) who also liked it and finally came on Wednesday evening to shoot one of the shows from the 7º Season that will be released in September.

New McDonald’s established next to El Palmeral

New McDonald’s established next to El Palmeral

We would like to welcome a new neighbor, as tomorrow March 13th, a new McDonald's restaurant will be inaugurated only 250m from El Palmeral de Madaria. The new establishment from the American fast food chain will be open 24 hours per day, and features a drive-through and a playground. This is great news for all of our hungry, late-arriving guests who usually find everything closed upon arrival. Guests will now be able to enjoy a delicious Big Mac or a caesar salad before heading to sleep. Our youngest guests will also be bale to enjoy a Happy Meal and have…

An introduction to Alicante

An introduction to Alicante

“Alicante has 3 things that are quite famous in Spain: Its beaches, its palms and its football team which is the best” this the beginning of the anthem of our football team Hercules c.f. I would say that Alicante not only has these 3 things, it has many more. But what makes the difference is one thing: the sunlight, a mediterranean sunlight during the 365 days of the year. This sunlight is the core of our privileged climate that allows you to enjoy a drink at a sunny terrace during the 12 months of the year. Alicante is a very…

The origin of El Palmeral de Madaria

The origin of El Palmeral de Madaria

I am Enrique de Madaria, 63 and Civil Engineer. I was born in Alicante and I have always lived in this mediterranean city. Thirty-five years ago I bought the plot where the Tourist Apartments are built with the intention of building my home. Due to unexpected familiar circumstances, I finally moved to the cottage opposite the road that belonged to my parents in law. By that time, I became interested in Palms and little by little I bought species from all over the World. That is how the plot that was intended to be my home has become the amazing…

Our Blog

Our Blog

El Palmeral de Madaria Blog is born with the aim of sharing with our guests news, experiences, ideas, and tourist info about Alicante. We understand the blog as a meeting point between us and our guests. A space to make public El Palmeral de Madaria to our guests. We also want the blog to be an invitation to  Alicante, a tool to “convince” travellers to visit Alicante and stay in our place. We hope to transmit with our posts the same passion we feel for El Palmeral de Madaria and the city of Alicante. We do not understand the blog…